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TP-LINK TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 1 x Fixed LAN, 3 x Changeable WAN/LAN LAN Ports

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Learn more about the TP-LINK TL-R470T+

Model

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-R470T+

Details

Standards
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u,IEEE 802.3x
Protocols
TCP/IP, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, PPPoE, SNTP, HTTP, DNS
Speed
10/100Mbps
Security
Firewall Security:
IP Address Filtering
MAC Address Filtering
Domain Name Filtering
DoS Protection
WAN Ports
1 x 10/100Mbps
LAN Ports
1 x Fixed LAN, 3 x Changeable WAN/LAN
Temperature
0°C - 40°C
Humidity
10% - 90%, Non-condensing

Features

Features
Button: Reset Button

Power Supply: Internal Universal Power Supply, AC100-240V~ 50/60Hz Input

WAN Type: Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, BigPond Cable

Basic Function:
DHCP Server, DHCP Client
MAC Address Modify/Clone, VPN Pass-through
Static Routing, Dynamic DNS

Multi-WAN Function:
WAN Load Balancing
Detecting Online

Quality of Service:
IP and Port Based Bandwidth Control
Session Limit

Port Forwarding:
Virtual Server
Port Triggering
DMZ Host
UPnP

Dynamic DNS: Dyndns, No-IP, PeanutHull, Comexe

Access Control:
Parental Control, Local Management Control,
Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management

Management:
Web Management
Port Mirror
Restore & Backup Configuration
Remote Web Management

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux.

Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, L2TP, PPTP and BigPond Cable Internet connection options easily connect to Internet

Time-based access control allows parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for children or staff

IP-based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC which guarantees the performance of VoIP or video applications

Built-in DHCP server supports static IP address distribution

Built-in firewall supports IP address filtering, Domain Name filtering, and MAC address filtering

IP and MAC binding function effectively prevents ARP virus attacks

Powerful DoS attack protection safeguards your network

Virtual Server, Special Application, DMZ host and UPnP help users build their own servers

DDNS helps users utilize remote management easily with a domain name.

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
2.05

Packaging

Package Contents
TL-R470T+
Power cord
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
WAN/LAN Ports Configuration Guide
Resource CD

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Daniel H.
  • 6/23/2015 5:13:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: The features on this router were exactly what I needed. No WLAN! Load balancing, while having the capability for multiple WANS if that should ever happen. I have a 15Mb / 2Mb internet connection but it can easily be fully saturated by 3 computers on the network. Splitting it into 5Mb down and .7Mb up of bandwidth each was easy. No more lag! I even made a schedule so it releases the limitation on certain computers during certain parts of the day due to separate schedules, which is great for when you want the full bandwidth.
Yesterday a lightning bolt came down about 30 feet from the house. Nothing was damaged except some network devices, my modem, switch, and a computers NIC card were all fried. The only thing that fried on this router was the two ports that were connected to the computer, which was actually connected through the switchs port and to the routers port, and modem which was connected to the other port. So in total 3 ports still work, and since I can use multiple Wan ports I now just have 2 normal ports and 1 Wan port. The surge protector worked I believe, point of entry was the modems cable connector, which is the reason it only fried network devices and nothing else on the surge protector, or so I think.
The other two devices wont even power on, the switch and the modem. The computer was fine, just the NIC was fried. Seems this router was built to a higher standard than the modem and switch. If an act of nature should happen again and fry the remaining ports I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Thanks for the great product.

Cons: Can't prevent acts of nature.

Other Thoughts: Lightning bolt!

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  • peter a.
  • 5/18/2015 8:01:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Quality Product

Pros: Excellent metal case and simple layout.

Product worked perfectly out-of-the-box in Windows 7 with minimal use of the built-in software. It has functioned flawlessly since.

A solid well-made product - recommended.

Cons: See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Overall rating is based on my experience only, I can see that a more complex set-up could involve additional software which does not seem to be particularly user-friendly.

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  • Alexander K.
  • 4/1/2015 8:06:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but not great.

Pros: Load Balancing
Traffic Monitoring
Bandwidth Control; allows you to group IPs and limit the amount of bandwidth that group can consume.

Cons: I wish I could group by mac addresses instead of IPs. I can assign specific PCs a static IP but android devices can be a pain.
Every once in a while, I'll hit a random link that just smokes this unit and leaves it unresponsive. At that point, you have to pull the power cord.

Other Thoughts: The random lock-ups may not be as random as you think. I can cause this router to lock up on command by going to specific websites. I don't know what it is in the code or URL of that website but it's repeatable.

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  • Brian W.
  • 2/7/2015 7:23:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLocks up

Pros: Very configurable. That is why I bought it.

Cons: This thing locks up all of the time, even when there is no load. It does this several times a week. My firmware is the latest, 1.0.0 Build 20141208 Rel.36359s. I am currently in contact with TP-Link. If they come up with a solution, I will repost. I had another TP-Link model before that did the same thing, but a lot less frequently. The only solution is to unplug the router and restart it. The web interface also becomes unreachable when it does this.

Other Thoughts: I am surprised that the reviews are so good. I've searched the internet and found on some forums that this is not uncommon. That is what led me to finally contact support to see if they can actually correct this; otherwise it was destined for a return. I really want to like this device due to how configurable it is, but if it can't do the simple job of staying up, I can't use it.

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  • DONALD M.
  • 11/25/2014 12:15:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat basic wired router

Pros: Works as a basic router without any hiccups. Small footprint

Cons: GUI interface is rather complicated and confusing to navigate. Not very user friendly in my opinion for using any of the advanced features. The instructions on advanced setup are horrible or non existent.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I needed a wired router for my home network and it was cheap. I do not use the advanced features. I used the stock setup that comes with the setup CD and everything works fine. Basic setup is easy. I cannot comment on the load sharing capabilities. This router has WAY more capabilities than the average home network will ever use or need but it works as a basic router just fine. I only give it 4 stars because of the complicated and confusing online GUI interface.

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  • Francis M.
  • 10/31/2014 2:18:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTL-R470T

Pros: Price, features, easy to setup

Cons: None yes

Other Thoughts: Used this for a client who switched from a T1 to Broadband. Existing router was only "getting" 9Mbps. We thought it was an issue with Comcast's setup but we tried this router and were getting 50Mbps +. Bought this based on all the favorable reviews and not disappointed so far.

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  • Kirk M.
  • 8/13/2014 9:49:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Far more capability than an average home user needs. Easy to configure. No problems.

Cons: With power and flexibility comes complexity. Expect to think a little to get it set up just the way you want it, instead of using all defaults.

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  • kristopher r.
  • 7/26/2014 4:44:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great price for what you get. Options galore compared to my old linksys 4 port switch. Get it, you'll be happy.

Cons: none, could be cheaper?

Other Thoughts: My old linksys 4 port router, befsr41 ver4.3 has been flaking out for 2 years at least, it needed to reset every so often because it would choke up and kill my internet speeds. I finally got tired of messing with it, as using any kind of bandwidth intensive software would cause it to choke up. I wanted something that could load balance and wasn't expensive. this tp link router fit the bill. hopefully it lasts as long as my old linksys, without the degradation i see the linksys has pretty low reviews now, it didn't when i purchased mine way way back. .

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  • Daniel F.
  • 6/24/2014 3:41:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt simply works.

Pros: Default configuration works out of the box for me. The web ui provides all the tools I needed. METAL case (worth 2 eggs to me). Documentation provides the IP address and credentials needed to set it up.

I run WAN port 1 connected to my WISP and WAN port 2 connected to Centurylink DSL via a TP-Link 8616 ADSL 2+ modem. Set WAN2 as primary. When it fails the fallover to WAN1 is fast and my sessions are maintained.

Cons: No SNMP support - I wanted to monitor it.

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  • Lee T.
  • 5/28/2014 11:08:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally Happy Surprise

Pros: My DLink GamersLounge router went nuts (literally) one day and I ended up having to shop for a router. A lot of routers that I've tired over the years have been really substandard(dropping connections etc) but I took a chance with this one and it's fantastic. Not only does it have many, many great features you'd normally find in a good router but it can do network load balancing with up to 4 WANs. These days I'm using it for both my ADSL and Cable connection, which is somewhat important due to my telecommuting.

Cons: Haven't found any.

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