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TP-Link TD-W8920G

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      16.07.2009 20:55
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      A really good router with wireless capabilities that I am pleased with

      I had this router delivered for my new Internet service and it has pleased me so far. It hasn't stopped working and hasn't needed resetting, unplugging or anything else. It was relatively easy to set up and I see it lasting a long time. It has quite a few features, which make it a great router including the fact it is wireless, like most routers nowadays. This enables you to wirelessly connect to the Internet with devices such as Xbox Live Wireless Network adapters, Nintendo DS consoles, the iPhone and many more modern electronics.

      The router is a white rectangular box with a black panel on the front - it reads '108M Wireless ADSL2+ Router' and the TP-Link is just above. To the right hand-side are four green LED lights, which show the power, system, ADSL and WLAN. There are four more lights, numbered 1-4 to the right of this, which shows the number ports to which Ethernet cables are connected.

      The top of the router has a large TP-Link logo engraved on the top and it all looks very modern and quite stylish. There is a good length black plastic antenna, which simply screws onto the back corner of the router and can be faced upright to send out a wireless signal. Your electronic gadgets pick this up so you can use the Internet without an Ethernet cable.

      Australia's PC User Magazine voted this router the best buy and it is also China's number one market shareholder. The box the router comes in provides all the information required as well as the default factory settings. You are given the default IP address as well as a username and password for logging into the router.

      The router was relatively easy to set up but I did have one slight problem. The kit includes a Splitter, which must be used if you are connecting a telephone into the same phone line as your router. The pale grey box has words engraved on the top including 'modem', 'phone' and 'line'. The modem and phone ports are to one side and the line port is on the other side, which connects to your phone line on the wall socket. I found it difficult to see these, as they were practically invisible until I called the sellers for help. The modem and phone cables were the wrong way round, but it all worked fine on both my PC and Mac wirelessly after.

      The router has many features such as a built in DHCP server and built in firewall supporting IP address filtering. It also supports firmware upgrade and a large variety of transfer rates. The maximum download speed is 24mbps, so the router is pretty capable. The router also provides all kinds of security so others can't use your Internet - a useful feature when in somewhere such as a flat.

      For around £30.00, I would say this router is a good buy. It has all the features you will need, is easy to setup and very efficient in use. It hasn't failed me once so far and has proven to be very reliable. It looks great on the office desk and I am 100% pleased with my purchase - highly recommended!

      Thanks for reading,

      Dan ©

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