TP-Link Archer VR600 VDSL Router Review

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Introduction

Brand: TP-Link
Model: Archer VR600
UK Price: £106.86 @ Amazon (at time of review)

US Price: [email protected] (at time of review)

TP-Link has been one of the cornerstones of networking products on the global market since their first entry into the international market in 2005, although they were formed in 1996. They have gone from strength to strength since then and continue to provide consumers and businesses alike with many different products, catering for many different needs.

Breaking into the networking market is extremely difficult, especially with the well-known industry players out there. However TP-Link has developed their latest flagship design, the Archer VR600, to continue to make waves in this area – and they’ve sent us one to take a look at. What’s so special about this one you may ask? Well not only is this a router, it is one that supports both VDSL and ADSL. It also supports EWAN meaning you can also use this on a cable connection (such as that used by Virgin Media – but more on this later). Read on to see the specifications and our review.

Specifications

Interfaces 4 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
1 RJ11 Port
2 USB 2.0 Ports
Button WPS Button, LED Button, Wireless On/Off Buttons(2.4GHz & 5GHz),
Power On/Off Button
Dimensions (W X D X H) 216 x 164 x 36.8mm
External Power Supply 12V/2A
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, 802.3ab
VDSL2 Standards ITU-T G.993.2, Up to 17a profile (POTS)
ITU-T G.993.5 (G.vector)
ITU-T G.998.4 (G.INP)
ADSL Standards Full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2,
ITU-T G.992.1(G.DMT),
ITU-T G.992.2(G.Lite),
ITU-T G.994.1 (G.hs),
ITU-T G.995.1
ADSL2 Standards ITU-T G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis),
ITU-T G.992.4 (G.lite.bis)
ADSL2+ Standards ITU-T G.992.5
Antenna Type 3 External detachable dual band antennas
WIRELESS FEATURES
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz,
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Wireless Speeds Support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless Schedule
Frequency 2.4GHz and 5GHz (Supports DFS)
Signal Rate 1300Mbps at 5GHz, 300Mbps at 2.4GHz
Transmit Power 2.4GHz <20dBm(EIRP)
5GHz <23dBm(EIRP)
Wireless Functions Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM,
Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK2
encryptions, Wireless MAC Filtering
SOFTWARE FEATURES
Quality of Service ATM QoS, Bandwidth Control
Security NAT Firewall, Access Control,
IP and MAC Address Binding
Operating Modes VDSL/ADSL Modem Router, Wireless Router, 3G/4G Router
Management Web Based Configuration (HTTP), Remote management,
command Line Interface, SSL for TR-069, SNMP v1/2c,
Web Based Firmware Upgrade, Diagnostic Tools
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation,
DHCP Relay
Port Forwarding Virtual Server, Port Triggering, DMZ, ALG, UPnP
Dynamic DNS DynDns, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec Passthrough
Protocols Supports IPv4 and IPv6
ATM/PPP Protocols ATM Forum UNI3.1/4.0, PPP over ATM (RFC 2364),
PPP over Ethernet (RFC2516), IPoA (RFC1577/2225), MER\IPoE (RFC 1483
Routed), Bridge (RFC1483 Bridge), PVC – Up to 8 PVCs
Advanced Functions Parental Control, Network Address Translation(NAT),
Port Mapping(Grouping), Static Routing, RIP
v1/v2(optional), DNS Relay,
DDNS, IGMP V1/V2/V3
USB Sharing Support Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer
Server, 3G/4G Modem
Guest Network 2.4GHz Guest Network, 5GHz Guest Network
IPSec VPN Supports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels
Beamforming 5GHz Band
APP Tether App
OTHERS
Certification CE, RoHS
Package Contents AC1600 Wireless Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Archer VR600
External Splitter
RJ11 DSL Cable
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux
Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 12.0, Chrome 20.0,
Safari 4.0, or other Java-enabled browser
Cable or DSL Modem Subscription with an Internet
Service Provider (for Internet access)
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

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  • ChemicalCo

    Thanks for the review.

    • Gavin Bonshor

      No problem!