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TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

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  • USB Storage, Printer, Media Server
  • All Gigabit ports, IP QoS
  • Live Parental Control
  • Great performance with 3 detachable antennas
  • Easy installation
  • Window 8 compatible

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  • Max P.
  • 8/15/2015 5:33:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so awesome

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: I've only had it for a few days now but it has been leaps and bounds better than the sub par Netgear router I had before.

Also, the antennae are actually 5dbi not 3dbi. Even better!

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I had been using a Netgear WNR1000 that I bought a year ago for about the same price as this Router. I've tried just about every trick under the sun but i could never get the download speed past 8mbs on WiFi (I'm paying for 25mbps and I don't live in a large house). Since owning this router, I get full speeds no matter where I am in the house on all my devices.

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  • James S.
  • 7/21/2015 6:00:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFixed my interference problem!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Good Price
Comes with 3 5dBi antennas not 3dBi as the specs page states. I have called Newegg to have the page updated.
As usual Newegg has a great product at a great price!

Cons: Not free

Other Thoughts: I live in an area with a lot of other Wi-Fi networks with lots of interference and compared to my old Linksys router the data transfer rate of this router is awesome! My Linksys would range anywhere from 4Mbs-116Mbps and since my new neighbor moved in I am usually in the single digits most of the time.
Since I installed this I have not seen anything lower than 263Mbps.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/27/2015 8:06:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTp-Link TL-WR1043ND N300 Router

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Very light. No weight to it what so ever.
Runs very cool in comparison to old router.
Windows 7 auto configuration. Plug and play.
Don't use wireless, cannot comment on the performance.
Internet is faster now.

Cons: The support link listed in the paperwork, the web site is for sale, it will link you to Google choices. Had to think about this a minute. Went into Network in Win 7, right click the router, enabled it, right click the icon again, click "visit web site". Brings you to the set up page.
The wireless button for off and on does not work. With my visit above, I turned it off. Picked up 3Mbps on LAN upload. There are a lot of features for this router to enable or disable in the site

Other Thoughts: Replaced a 5 year old TL-WR1042ND router with this one. Had good service from it, Started to run very warm. Hope to get same from the new.

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  • Mubarik H.
  • 5/20/2015 6:35:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHuge let down

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Easy to set up.

Very nice speeds for 15 minutes out of the day.

Very nice paperweight.

Cons: Worst signal drop I've ever experienced.

Slowest download speeds I've ever seen (I even took screenshots in case I ever need to suddenly burst into tears).

Less reliable than using my shoe as a router.

Other Thoughts: At least Newegg got it to me quickly.

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  • Mario C.
  • 4/10/2015 1:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Great wifi-router for the money. Has lots of bells and whistles...

Cons: None....

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  • Steve B.
  • 4/2/2015 7:50:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRe-Review

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Nice speed. Looks cool. Detachable antennae. Love it. Buy it and even get antennae for it. Save money with this, or spend 3 to 4 x more for something else.

Cons: Comes with 3 x 3 dbi Antennae (read below) and this is a re-review. The antennae it comes with make it an average router. Suggest you read my previous review.

Other Thoughts: Replaced the 3 x 3 dbi antennae for bragging rights, with TL-ANT2408CL x 3 (8 dbi antennae) from TP-Link currently $8 a piece. If you read my first review, you know that I used an Edimax mini range extender before and after I switched to this router. Now that I put on 3 x 8 dbi antennae on this thing, I don't use the Edimax anymore. So gonna sell it. My opinion (which is very knowledgeable) is this:

#1 I have $50 from purchase and $25 from buying antennae into this thing for a total of $75.

#2 Even though I spent $25 for 3 x 8 dbi antennae, if or when this router dies, I still have my 3 x 8 dbi Antennae.

#3 I cant find a router for $50 with the features this 1 has, Gig ports, speed boost, usb port, ability to run ddwrt. I have to go $20 more and still get another TP-Link just with dual band (Dual band has no range worth talking about).

#4 Its N300. My ISP (Internet service provider) Gives me 67 MB/s speeds. I love it and its seriously great. Even if I go to Business class my max then will be 150 MB/s. N300 is up to 300 MB/s. So I'm using 1/4 of its potential Wifi and if I upgrade I'll use half, just from wifi. Gig ports are null and void since their wired and not wireless.

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  • Steve B.
  • 3/18/2015 6:59:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Works great. Set up was easy as eating. Gigabit ports if your in a situation that calls for them (Most are not). USB for a printer (Just share it on a computer just as good) but great if I want to do a network storage with a Hard drive that I have many of (Don't like sharing my hard drives or solid state drives, so great for that). Also 3 removable antennae, they are 3 dbi but can be replaced with what ever you want, I see the 8 dbi's currently for $8 x 3 so $24 for more range I don't need (read below).

Cons: Wasn't free

Other Thoughts: I had the TL-WR841N but a friend needed it so I bought this and gave him my TL-WR841N. The range on this is a little better. I use EDIMAX EW-7438RPn Mini N300 bought here at Newegg to extend range. I place mine about 17' away upstairs through walls and get a 86% signal strength to it with this router vs. around 70-75% with the TL-WR841N. Haven't replaced the antennae, was thinking about it, but in a 2 story house with the range extender and router in basement I'm good. But then again $24 for almost triple the dbi antennae and what I paid for this $48 with its features, I think I come out a head vs. other high end routers. I'm happy now and not sure if I want to just blow a trip to Arby's a 6 pack and some smokes to see higher signal strength that's good already.

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  • Peter N.
  • 3/18/2015 7:37:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWired works, wireless is unacceptably bad

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Easy to set up and lots of features. The routing portion works well. VoIP via the unit works well.

Cons: Over time, connection drops increase. The unit is unable to support video without stalling. I have 7 wireless connections at home - 2 phones, 2 tablets, 2 computers, and 1 chromecast. I can't work on my work laptop without the connection re-setting constantly. It's bad enough that I'm going to have to ditch it.

I've tried to minimize the number of features that are in use and nothing has really helped at all.

Other Thoughts: The gradual failing - having to reboot 4x/day in order to just be able to connect to web sites reliably - has turned me off of this brand.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/3/2015 7:29:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOverall good router but...

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Price
Light weight
Design
3 antennas
Setup is simple
User friendly

Cons: Plastic
Large in size

Connection is lost relatively frequently.

This is unacceptable to me for 3 reasons;
- Size of my house (50th long)
- Where this router is located (out in the open)
- 3 antennas and it still drops connection multiple times over the course of a few hours from 40ft away? Unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: Light weight, not sure if that's good or bad.
Kind of bulky.
Lost an egg or 2 from connection drops...otherwise 5 eggs could be justified for my uses.
If you're looking to use WIFI for gaming, I'd look elsewhere.
You get what you pay for.
Overall I'd recommend for Web surfing, movies and basic use.

Final note:
Even though it drops connection a lot, it does reconnect within a few seconds so it is minimal.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 3/1/2015 5:59:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Router

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button

Pros: Easy to set-up, looks good and it works with a 3 Go phones and an I phone. Strong signal through out the house (3-5 bars). Running with a Windows 7, 64 bit computer and Comcast cable.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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