TP-Link Archer D9 Review

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Introduction

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.

With that in mind, today I have one of TP-Link’s flagship products, more namely the Archer D9 AC1900 Wireless ADSL 2+ Modem Router, which packs some impressive features such as triple antenna for maximum wireless coverage, dual USB ports for the connection of external HDDs and printers as well as the support of dual band AC technology.  With that said, how will it perform?  Is it a premium product from a global networking powerhouse or is it just not that good?  Let’s take a look, starting with the specifications.

Specifications

HARDWARE FEATURES
Interface 1 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 WAN/LAN Port
3 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
1 RJ11 Port
1 USB 3.0 Port / 1 USB 2.0 Port
Button 1 Power On/Off Switch
1 Wi-Fi On/Off Button
1 WPS Button
1 RESET Button
External Power Supply 12VDC/3.3A
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
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
Dimensions ( W x D x H ) 8.7 x 3.4 x 6.6 in. (221 x 86 x 168.5mm)
Antenna Type Three detachable dual band external antennas
Antenna Gain 3 × 2dBi for 2.4GHz and 3 × 3dBi for 5GHz
WIRELESS FEATURES
Frequency 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Transmit Power <20dBm(EIRP)
Wireless Functions Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption, Wireless MAC Filtering
Wireless Schedule Support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless Schedule
SOFTWARE FEATURES
Operating Modes ADSL Modem Router, Wireless Router
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List,
Address Reservation, DHCP relay
Quality of Service ATM QoS, Traffic Control(IP QoS)
Port Forwarding Virtual server, Port Triggering, DMZ, ALG, UPnP
Dynamic DNS DynDns, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec Passthrough
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
Security NAT Firewall, Access Control, MAC / IP / URL Filtering,
Denial of Service (DoS), SYN Flooding, Ping of Death
IP and MAC Address Binding
IPv6 IPv6 and IPv4 dual-stack
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
Management Web Based Configuration(HTTP), Remote management,
Command Line Interface,
SSL for TR-069, SNMP v1/2c, Web Based Firmware Upgrade, Diagnostic Tools
Guest Network 2.4GHz guest network × 1
5GHz guest network × 1
IPSec VPN Supports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels
OTHERS
Certification CE, FCC, RCM, RoHS
Package Contents AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
External Splitter
RJ-11 Telephone Cable
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Resource CD
Power Adapter
System Requirements Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OS or Linux-based operating system
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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