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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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Edward L.
  • 10/29/2014 8:18:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router for the Price

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 easy set up even if you don't have a CD rom drive. Strong, Consistent wireless connections. USB Port good for network hard drive storage.

Cons: Wireless data transfer speeds to USB port for network storage are just ok....not superfast. A better data meter for monthly usage amounts would have been useful.

Other Thoughts: Got this to replace an aging Netgear N600 router (WNDR3400) that started malfunctioning after 4 years (i.e. dropped connections, USB port for network storage stopped working and cause router to crash and reset). This TP Link replacement router (even though it sn't dual band) does not really perform slower and costs half as much. I liked this one so much I got another one for my BF's place. Great value and I highly recommend it.

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  • Brandon C.
  • 10/15/2014 1:46:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • 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: Great quality router for less than $50. Signal strength is very good. Easy install/setup. Im not sure about some of the reviews complaining about drops and shipping. I choose the free eggsaver shipping, ordered Monday night and it arrived this afternoon (Wednesday) via UPS. Been up and running all day, now signal drops or any issues thus far.

Cons: n/a

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  • Petar P.
  • 10/2/2014 3:19:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 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: The router is on of the best I have tried! It worked out of the box and the setup is extremely easy! I am using to stream videos and movies and for browsing of course-never had an issue! For the time I have been using it I probably had to reboot it twice! I have had for 11 months now...The router delivers on the promise and it doesn't brake the bank! Great Buy!

Cons: None what so ever

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  • Aristotle Z.
  • 9/21/2014 4:46:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad Experience

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 well for 20 minutes.

Cons: 3 stars is too much for this router. Wan connection kept dropping every 20 minutes. Had to reboot. Bought another brand router that seems to work well. This one went back to Newegg.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is the best.

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  • James V.
  • 9/14/2014 8:41:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't do it

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

Pros: small, nice color

Cons: Disconnects constantly, have to unplug and restart to get wireless devices connected, even updated firmware .

Other Thoughts: Get a decent router, spend the money, I will not pay shipping to return, in the garbage this goes and off to a local store I go.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We are sorry to see that this device didn't work out for you.

We do have a 24 hour technical support team that you may contact if you run into issues like these.

Hopefully this experience will not keep you from checking out more TP-Link products in the future.

Please contact for any issues or concerns.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2014 12:41:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

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

Pros: Less than fifty bucks, right now at least. High price/feature ratio, 300n + gigabit on all ports, strong wifi

Cons: Quite ugly, but that's about the only con. Why can't they just use a simple, stackable metal box?

Other Thoughts: Just a terrific value at fifty dollars. I have a TL-WR1043ND v2.0 and a TL-WR1043ND v2.1 (the current one here as of August 2014.) A few weeks ago I finally loaded dd-wrt v24461 on the v2.0 and it worked perfect. So I ordered another, but, although I thought I'd ordered a duplicate, I found I got a v2.1. So with some doubts I went ahead with dd-wrt, and was delighted to find it worked on the v2.1 box as well. Buying more.

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  • Luke H.
  • 9/3/2014 8:54:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtremely Impressed

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

Pros: This router performs just as good as others twice it's price. The WAN to LAN throughput is huge! Our connection is flawless via LAN, with heavy use on multiple machines.

Cons: You can't update the firmware automatically from the settings, you must download it from TP-LINK's website and then flash it via web browser.

Still nothing to shake a stick at.

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  • John L.
  • 8/31/2014 3:21:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Try at a New Brand

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

Pros: Picked this out, as my residence has all-concrete walls, and many recommended Wireless-N to me. Works FAR better than Wireless-G so far.

It's got wired Ethernet, wireless Ethernet, USB device hookup, and neat buttons on the back (power off wireless, power off entire unit, and wireless security easy setup (for devices it works with)

The whole unit has mounting holes underneath it, so it can go on screws if you'd like.

Additionally, the web interface has tons of options. More options than I've seen from 2000-era D-Link and Linksys routers. Since I'm not a networking guru, I honestly don't even know what some of them do. But if I needed it, well, that feature is there.

Additionally, might I add that although the device is wide (after all, there are three antennas) it is rather slim and good looking in shiny black.

Cons: TP-Link, as far as I know, is a relatively new player to the US market. So you might be wary of them (I was at first until I researched their products). This product so far has had great quality, great packaging, and great materials they include in the box.

Other Thoughts: I will be sure to update this review after I've had the unit longer. From my experience, modems and routers should last YEARS, easily. So if this one doesn't, you'll know from me :)

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  • Tommy W.
  • 8/30/2014 8:07:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs2nd 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: Great Range and connectivity on wireless side, Gigabit Lan ports, Very fast!
Worked for a while and will still work if you don,t have power failure

Cons: Live in rural area with fairly frequent power failures(once a week)
Unable to change ip address of router permantly. Will not retain ip address after power failure, goes by to default setting. Also static ip addresses added disappear. Should have cmos battery inside may be dead!!! Probable will void warranty replacing!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for the review.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this device may have caused.

One suggestion that we have is to upgrade the firmware on this device from our website.
http://www.tp-link.us/support/download/?model=TL-WR1043ND&version=V2#tbl_j

If you need further assistance then feel free to contact our support team directly.

Your warranty will not be void and we can definitely replace this device if it is malfunctioning.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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  • Chad M.
  • 8/26/2014 7:39:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks pretty good

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 set this up at my moms a few weeks ago and it is working great, it is able o get good speeds on wifi (considering it is wireless N not AC)
It has a option to enable Wireless N 450, i can't test this as my laptop only has wireless N 300

It is DD-WRT compatible, you just have to use a beta build ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/
i have not found any reason to replace the stock firmware (which is still maintained by TP Link) aside from more DDNs providers

Gigabit LAN, given the rate our ISP's speed is growing (min speed has been doubling the past 3 or 4 years every year, at this rate gigabit will be required to fully use it by next year)

really large detachable antenna

Cons: Wireless N is not as fast as you think, unless you are close enough you should be using a wire you will get about 32Mbps over wireless N, While wireless N is rated at 300Mbps, most of it is consumed is overhead (at close range it can do about 62Mbps)

Getting it wall mounted is little tricky when it comes to antenna locations and wires
No wall-mounting screws are provided (my buffalo router came with them and so did my asus switch)

For proper cooling this thing should be wall mounted, however the layout was designed for sitting on a desk, only ventilation is on the bottom since heat rises it is best to wall mount to for cooling, keeping hardware cool will extend it's life

Other Thoughts: if you are looking for a budget router for use in today's world go for it
If you need over 30Mbps over wifi you should get a wireless AC router you will also need to be sure your other hardware has a wireless AC card (beware most laptops have a BIOS lock on the card, that will not let it boot without a approved card)
if you have several devices using your wifi at the same time you should definitely get a dual band router

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