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TP-Link TL-WR841N

TP-Link TL-WR841N

4.3 from 11 reviews

Reliable router

This was really cheap but has good range and good signal strength. I used it with NBN . Extremely easy set up. Was automatic. Would highly recommend this router for the price.

Purchased in December 2018 for $36.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices 3 devices

Easy to use and works well

This router is a nice, modern design that will suit any home. The router box is white and has two black antennas which are very sterdy. The WiFi connection throughout our home is strong enough for my laptop and our mobile phones to work off. We don't get any drop outs. Setting up the router is very easy and simple to use. It was a cheap purchase, and works surprisingly well.

Purchased in June 2018 for $59.95.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices 3 devices
Ease of Setup
Wi-Fi Range

An Excellent Range Extender - Once You Understand The Technicals Of The Host Router Wifi Setup

I just bought this TP-Link WR841N as a cheap $29 range extender for my existing 2.4Ghz network so I could get a more reliable connection to a video doorbell outside my garage. It is a purpose-built Router / AP / WISP / Range Extender and is really simple to setup as a range extender using your existing 2.4Ghz WiFi name - IF you are aware of a couple of tricks.

Unfortunately the manual does NOT tell you that your original router WiFi MUST be limited to 40Mhz lower side-band, so your WiFi is limited to channels 1-9. That drove me to distraction for some hours.

Initially I could not find the host router - or when I did momentarily, keep the service active. If my original router's WiFi wandered off to channel 13, which it did do, the connection to the TP-Link WR841N was lost and my original router WiFi became invisible in the TP-Link WR841N extender setup, confusing the situation no-end, as it was working moments before. It was only when I limited the available WiFi channels to 1-9 that I could successfully set this up as a WiFi extender - and SO SIMPLY what is more! You can set the 9 channels to 'Auto' so the best channel from 1- 9 is selected on the basis of least interference by the router.

You can do all the usual security with MAC address access limiting and WPA2-PSK AES password security on the TP-Link WR841N.

Now I have it working and operational I am really impressed - but TP-Link could have saved me some hours of online research and trial and error if they documented the WiFi channel limits, knowing that makes this cheap device a dream to setup. BTW - I found nothing in wide-ranging searches I did regarding this problem - so it is possible not every router causes this problem - it makes no sense why TP-Link would limit the number of 2.4 Ghz channels from 13 down to 9.

Anyway - now I have my blood pressure down and understand the technical issues for successful connection - I would highly recommended the TP-Link WR841N.

Purchased in February 2019 at MSY Technology Physical store for $29.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices 3 devices
ModemNetcomm AC1600 NF18ACV
Ease of Setup
Wi-Fi Range

Simple, cheap and surprisingly good

Very cheap and does the job better than I ever expected. It's very limited so I only recommend it for basic use. If network transfers, wireless backups, large quantity of devices, speed or range are important I'd recommend something more powerful, but this is a great starting point especially if it's just one/two people in a small house/apartment.

Date PurchasedSep 2017

Good modem

Good little no nonsense modem/router, great for streaming and reliable which makes this little device perfect for my home, would recommend this modem to friends

I was forced to buy a router due to my internet service provider locking down the modem setting and this was a cheap alternate device

Date PurchasedMay 2018

Very effective entry level router

This router was supplied as part of my Internet package. Had my doubts about the quality of a free/included router and was prepared to trash it if needed. Was pleasantly surprised with its performance and ease of use. The wifi signal is better than the Dlink item it replaced, it has been totally stable and has not needed rebooting beyond my routine. Its easy to configure via a simple and reasonably well documented user interface.

Date PurchasedJan 2017


I bought one from a Smithville Phoe store after being told by Technician it was Bad. Got a new one Supposedly had 2 year warranty. Had the most horrible customer service experience ever!!! 2 hours on phone with TP Technician who would not correct or refund after buying 2 that didn't work. Internet working now with a Linksys model. Don't buy this warranty non existent!!!

Date PurchasedSep 2017

Cheap and cheery

It does its job and only cost $30. It has good QOS which is required if TV streaming and or especially if VOIP is to be used. Also chose this particular router because it is compatible with some third party custom firmware, eg OpenWrt based firmware. Though I decided to stick with the manufacturer's own firmware after trying out the others. A physical on/off button for Wi-Fi is another nice feature.

Date PurchasedSep 2016

good product with reasonable coverage

Bought it two and a half years ago for $50 from a private internet company. Works perfectly fine. I have had 4-5 different suppliers since buying it and it has not created any problems anytime. Recently upgraded to NBN and its compatible with that so I am very happy with it. WIFI coverage is good as well

Date PurchasedMar 2015

Perfect as a wifi repeater.

Although I do not use it as a gateway, it has a mode which allows it to serve as a router/switch with 3 functional ethernet (rj45) ports while also doubling as a wifi repeater for that network. It works really well at this & is excellently priced at this as most repeaters don't serve as a switch while costing around the same or more. The device supports openwrt and ddwrt if you are down for some tinkering, but this mode does not work with those so I reverted back to the stock firmware.

Date PurchasedOct 2016

Easy to use and reliable

This product was provided free of charge when I connect to a new wireless air internet service provider. Although initially skeptical, it turned out to be well used and was capable of streaming video (e.g. Netflix) without any problems. Maybe not as ideal for gaming purposes, however, for general use, this is a reliable router.

Date PurchasedApr 2017

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Product TypeRouter
Wi-Fi Type802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
Ethernet Ports4

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