TP-Link Archer VR600 VDSL Router Review

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Introduction

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

US Price: N/A @Amazon (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

Interfaces4 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
1 RJ11 Port
2 USB 2.0 Ports
ButtonWPS 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 Supply12V/2A
IEEE StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, 802.3ab
VDSL2 StandardsITU-T G.993.2, Up to 17a profile (POTS)
ITU-T G.993.5 (G.vector)
ITU-T G.998.4 (G.INP)
ADSL StandardsFull-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 StandardsITU-T G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis),
ITU-T G.992.4 (G.lite.bis)
ADSL2+ StandardsITU-T G.992.5
Antenna Type3 External detachable dual band antennas
WIRELESS FEATURES
Wireless StandardsIEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz,
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Wireless SpeedsSupport 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless Schedule
Frequency2.4GHz and 5GHz (Supports DFS)
Signal Rate1300Mbps at 5GHz, 300Mbps at 2.4GHz
Transmit Power2.4GHz <20dBm(EIRP)
5GHz <23dBm(EIRP)
Wireless FunctionsEnable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM,
Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK2
encryptions, Wireless MAC Filtering
SOFTWARE FEATURES
Quality of ServiceATM QoS, Bandwidth Control
SecurityNAT Firewall, Access Control,
IP and MAC Address Binding
Operating ModesVDSL/ADSL Modem Router, Wireless Router, 3G/4G Router
ManagementWeb Based Configuration (HTTP), Remote management,
command Line Interface, SSL for TR-069, SNMP v1/2c,
Web Based Firmware Upgrade, Diagnostic Tools
DHCPServer, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation,
DHCP Relay
Port ForwardingVirtual Server, Port Triggering, DMZ, ALG, UPnP
Dynamic DNSDynDns, NO-IP
VPN Pass-ThroughPPTP, L2TP, IPSec Passthrough
ProtocolsSupports IPv4 and IPv6
ATM/PPP ProtocolsATM 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 FunctionsParental Control, Network Address Translation(NAT),
Port Mapping(Grouping), Static Routing, RIP
v1/v2(optional), DNS Relay,
DDNS, IGMP V1/V2/V3
USB SharingSupport Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer
Server, 3G/4G Modem
Guest Network2.4GHz Guest Network, 5GHz Guest Network
IPSec VPNSupports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels
Beamforming5GHz Band
APPTether App
OTHERS
CertificationCE, RoHS
Package ContentsAC1600 Wireless Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Archer VR600
External Splitter
RJ11 DSL Cable
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
System RequirementsMicrosoft 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)
EnvironmentOperating 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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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hey; I’ve got the problem that my ping raises by 5ms after some hours usage, until I restart the modem.
    Anyone got an idea why this is?

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