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Topic # 185768 4-Dec-2015 16:51
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I have not had a lot of experience with TP Link kit so folks, what is the general consensus and collective expertise think of these products?




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  Reply # 1440631 4-Dec-2015 16:52
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They are a good brand. Whether I'd recommend it or not depends entirely on what product you're looking at.




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  Reply # 1440634 4-Dec-2015 16:57
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sbiddle: They are a good brand. Whether I'd recommend it or not depends entirely on what product you're looking at.



At this stage just an overall impression of do they meet description, are they reliable, no unnecessary complications and work well. I have a couple of clients asking about them.




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  Reply # 1440638 4-Dec-2015 17:02
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I use a TP-Link router as a wi-fi extender and have had no issues with it at all. Solid, reliable, good coverage. I also use TP-Link LAN switches. In my opinion it is a good brand that can be depended on.





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  Reply # 1440653 4-Dec-2015 17:22
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Yeah they pretty good, have a WR1043ND with gargoyles firmware in it. It was solid.



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  Reply # 1440657 4-Dec-2015 17:29
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What is the user access and configuration like?




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  Reply # 1440662 4-Dec-2015 17:35
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Very close to reference design with no cloud BS added on the cheap ones that you have to worry about leaking like a sieve.

Would recommend them if they meet your needs.




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  Reply # 1440673 4-Dec-2015 17:56
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Thanks for this folks, much appreciated




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Yes they're good, usually come with a longer warranty than most brands, if that says something.

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I have this model
http://www.tp-link.com.au/products/details/cat-15_TD-W8960N.html

and have had no dropouts or issues. Son's a gamer and connects his laptop off a cat6 cable I ran from one end of the house to the other 20m, but will also connect his playstation 4 via cable and then facebook wireless on his laptop. All while I'm in the lounge on the desk top and the wifey  browsing on her phone . Also have the printer networked wirelessly, and have printed off my desktop and phone, no issues. I might upgrade to one that has dual band so I can get away from the neighbours on 2.4gHz. I have had other TP-Link's that were also just as good (150mbs) but have crept up in speeds just to ensure there are no blockages

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  Reply # 1440765 4-Dec-2015 22:34
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Like them here, too. Currently have a 1043ND AP/router and two switches. Good price and good reliability.

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I put some TPLink wifi units in a couple of years ago and found they were very average, configuration easy, but the PoE was non standard and only worked with the lower voltage PoE injector that came with the AP.




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