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I've had the opportunity to review several TP-LINK products, including their TL-ER6020 Dual-WAN VPN Router and the TL-SG2216 Smart Switch. Prior to reviewing these two products, I hadn't heard of TP-LINK, so I was intrigued to read their goal is to become "one of the top 3 networking brands in the world ..." That's certainly a bold goal. At the conclusion of both of those reviews, I found no reason TP-LINK couldn't reach that goal. Both of those products performed well and are competitively priced.
In this review, I'm going to look at another of TP-LINK's VPN routers, the TL-R600VPN SafeStream Gigabit Broadband VPN Router. A look at TP-LINK's product page lists three models of VPN "SafeStream" routers, including the top-end TL-ER6120, mid-range TL-ER6020 and entry-level (and best selling) TL-R600VPN.
The TL-R600VPN is a desktop router measuring 8.2"L x 4.9"W x 1.0"H. Adhesive rubber feet are included for desktop use. I love the fact that the TL-R600VPN is silent and has an internal power supply. The internal power supply means no external power brick, just a cord from the router to the outlet. Very nice! Further, the power supplies on all TP-LINK SafeStream VPN routers include "professional lightning protection," designed to withstand an electrical surge up to 4KV.