Works fine love the spikes
Works fine and much better than the one that came with iinet. The old one broke because I punched it too many time because it was useless and constantly disconnecting and took 10 minutes to reset.
I like how this one has counter measures with spikes and I've seen the more expensive ones have even more spikes so I have to think twice before smashing them if they under perform which this one doesn't.
does the job
Bought this as I moved from NBN to ADSL2 and The current router we have does not have a built in modem. Didn't work art first but called technical support and they had it up and running in 10 minutes. Getting a drop out every 2-3 days but not sure if that's related to the router or elsewhere.
good for the price
it's the cheapest modem router in the market and that's the best part, don't expect quality connection with it. range is very limited and if you use cable and wifi connections at the same time it will freeze or disconnect frequently. but otherwise provides an average signal quality in normal condition for not too many devices.
I have owned this router for 3 1/2 years and it has never caused any issues, was easy to set up and has a good range of features such as a guest mode, USB port & all the features an average user would need. Also the wireless works throughout the house and back yard. I am not a gamer and don't do much streaming but I have no problems with U tube videos or Iview etc & we download movies to our Foxtel IQ3 & usually only have to wait about 30 seconds before we can start watching the movie. At a maximum of 300 Mbps wireless it easily copes with an average ADSL connection speed of 12 Mbps.
ok for basic surfing
It is a very basic router and is good to simply surf the net with no issues but when it come to gaming, it just couldn't cope as it would lag. With the router's homepage and set up wizard it is very easy to follow. It was very easy to reconfigure the ports but overall a good basic unit for internet surfing
I've had quite a few routers in my time, N draft, N+ ones too. I wasn't expecting a great deal from the TD-W8968 either, but I set it up incredibly quick, using the software provided (even though I normally like going into the router's settings and configuring it from there).
Apart from the fast speeds, both on wired and wireless, the RANGE of this router is phenomenal.
Stretches past 20m with 4 walls in-between and still gives me 3/5 bars on my Samsung Galaxy S III.
I'm thoroughly impressed by the product and in the future will buy more TP LINK products.
A highly suggested router, not only for affordability and flexibility (over the BT home hub) but also its range.
For basic surfing
This router is good enough for basic Internet use, such as surfing the net or updating your Facebook account. But, I can't really recommend it to anyone who's looking to use this for work due to its speed and disconnection issues. From time to time, these problems will appear and can easily get the way of whatever task you're working on that requires a good connection.
A good router for basic use - surfing the net, emails basic things but not the greatest for constant streaming or online gaming as the unit will cut out as it only reaches a certain mbps that is good for basic use of the internet. Has a nice desgin on the top quite a nice looking router
No issues with it whatsoever, even being the cheapest option on the market currently.
I am a big fan of this product - it was the cheapest NBN compatible modem in Office works recently, and for the past few months, it has worked perfectly, no issues at all. The look isn't as lovely as perhaps some others (I like a simpler design, or smaller design even) but it works fine and that's all that matters. Highly recommend.
sent two of these modems by previous internet providers- ended up disconnecting them and going strai
I was sent two of these routers (exactly the same) by two different internet service suppliers.(Despite the fact that each internet provider swore that they were set up differently) Didn't end up making a shred of difference in regards my internet speeds (in fact, I think they made my speeds slower) Recently went to a new Internet provider, who did not supply me with a new router (was honest enough to say the ones I currently had would do the job) Found I could not configure these routers to my new provider, so unplugged the router and plugged ...the blue cable that runs from the NBN modem on the wall straight into my laptop. (Instant connection) and no speed or drop out issues. At the end of the day I was sold two modems at $39.00 each, that I did not need to begin with? A bit miffed, but you live and learn.
Horrible drops out also slow
Slow speeds drops out of service constantly will never buy again.. . . save your money and buy a decent unit because it will end up cheaper and less stress in the long run. . . . also don't use this modem with dodo you'll be regretting it badly. .
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cheap unit got me out of trouble
Purchased this wireless modem router recently as my old netgear modem packed it in.
This TD-W8968 is for ADSL services only NOT NBN services, but what do you want for the $40-$60 purchase fee
It has a USB 2.0 port at the rear to allow network sharing of music video and other files through a connected hard drive. It has 4 ports at rear which can allow hard wired connections if preferred over wireless connection.
It allows wireless connection to laptop/desktop/notebooks/mobiles/printers/etc.
It has a stop/start button at the rear which is e...
Value for money
This is a very compact Modem Router.
It easy to setup. It has a very nice web interface with clear step by step instructions.
The coverage is reasonable. However the signal fades a bit when you step outside of the house.
Most of all a very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Good on a Budget
My old modemwas giving me promblems and I found out 4 years later it was a trail one that DODO gave me when I first signed out. DODO gave me this TP Link Modem when I said I wasnt happy with there internet. I found TP Link easy to set up and easy to use. Its fast and Iso far I havent had any issues with it. You can buy one cheap on Ebay
It does what it says and thats it
These come bundled with most internet providers and do the job and that is it. They work but do not expect anything special. The ISP providers most likely say they are super doper modems so people think they are getting something better than they are. I got my from an ISP and have now left that ISP due to bad customer service.
This is perfect. Made the right choice..
Excellent. Works well. IT has wide range and reaches all corners of the house. Very powerful and good looks. Looking forward to recommend anyone looking for a home ADSL+2 modem. This is worth the price too and installs quickly. There is nothing negative I found about this modem. Excellent buy.
Watch out for the version number
We had one of these bundled with our Dodo home DSL package. The original was a V2 and from day one we experienced multiple issues with speed, reliability, DNS issues etc. Finally had a replacement unit sent which is now version 4 with new chipset and firmware and it has been much better (although this morning we've had issues with it). Not a great modem but OK for the price. I am going to get something else next time though.
Worst router ever!!
I went out one day hoping to get the router I was wanting but I went out and purchased one huge mistake! Runs slow all the time, if you want to play online gaming whilst someone watching a movie it's impossible! Don't recommend to anyone! Terrible router!! I wouldn't want anyone buying this, it worked well for a few days but then went terrible. I was truly shocked at the results I received worst thing I have ever used!! Don't buy!
worst router ive ever had!
thought buying this to replace the 1 Telstra supplied would be an improvement but NO! A very temperamental POS. most problems occur with the wifi . on off on off and then the reception has always been weak (even in a safe position away from electronics etc). Zero stars from me!
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This device is working as expected
I bought this ADSL+ modem/router 9 months back. It is providing me with uninterrupted internet. Keep it on all the time and the downlink/uplink speed hovers around 7/1Mbps or 8/1Mbps. It is kept on all the time. One thing I have noticed is, when I stop and start the modem the sync doesn't happen that fast, it takes time or I need to restart the modem/router again.
Have logged the purchasing of the TP-link + BB: [link removed]. It is reasonably priced modem/router with 3 years warranty, comes with "Ready for NBN", IPv6 support, ADSL 2+ filter splitter and many other features.
I am happy with the device.
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Questions & Answers
Is it suitable for nbn satellite receipton?
You better off buying a linksys router without dsl support as satellite don't need dsl and this this is only good for modem.
(Yeah I know its 3 yrs old)
yes, I use it for NBN satellite. (SkyMuster.)
It has been fine for 8 months, I am having trouble at present with losing connections - sometimes it loses all wireless connections, other times it loses connection to NBN satellite device. Been doing this a week. Have already reset back to factory settings, done full setup from scratch. Will try new firmware installation, then try tech helpline, then if still playing up, will chuck and replace. Still under 3 year warranty but I have lost receipt...
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