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TP-LINK TL-WR841HP 300Mbps High Power Wireless N Router, High power amplifier, 5dBi antennas provide, 4x the wireless range

  • High power amplifier and 5dBi antennas
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi signal
  • 4x the wireless range
  • Up to 1000mW1 transmission Power

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Timothy C.
  • 2/21/2015 9:21:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed!

Pros: Great Range, So far completely trouble free, Programming GUI is very clean, and easy to understand. Amazing Price!

Cons: none whatsoever

Other Thoughts: What a great value this turned out to be. I was a little apprehensive at first just due to the low cost, but I bought it and could not be happier! Highly recommended.

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  • Becky L.
  • 10/26/2014 10:12:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice, Powerful Router

Pros: This router is amazing. The interface fixes a lot of issues I've had with Router-web-based interfaces, and the range is incredible. It covers an entire 80 yard area with several buildings. If you're lookin' for a high-power router, this is the one, ladies and gents.

Cons: A minor issue, the antennae are a tad large...but it's not a huge deal. Just more of a small gripe.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: -Easy Installation
-WPS Button!
-Super long range
-Durable plastic casing
-Great data transfer at long ranges
-Amazing warranty(Hopefully)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I say there are no cons for a reason. This router is made to target a specific customer. One that mainly uses the internet for plain web use like reading or social networking, and they need it throughout their house, in the garage, or out on the lawn. This is targeted for people who don't need all of the extra bells and whistles a lot of the other routers come with.

No this router does not have a usb port, no this router does not have two separate data bands, no this router does not span a football field, and no this router is not AC compatible. Your paying for a very high quality, low end router. Which is perfect for the average customer.

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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than expected

Pros: Sleek, appears to be high quality, removable antenna.
Set up was a breeze. Simple straight forward. Has all the usual security features. Signal to my garage (300FT away) is better than most routers I have used. A good signal to the garage is important. With multiple users steaming and what not. No problems. Also a 2 year warranty. I Have had much more expensive routers with less of a warranty. All this for $40 or less. Pretty good deal if you ask me.

Cons: Well no gigabit lan, 10/100, no USB. Really for me those aren't that important. As another reviewer pointed out for most people in a home 10/100 isn't used. But on the other hand seems almost every router now a days has gigbit 10/100 lan.

Other Thoughts: This is a no frills get the job done router period. This router should satisfy most home users.
I would recommend this router.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: *Easy to set up
*Small footprint
*Nice aesthetics
*Excellent range
*Exceptional value

Cons: *Short power adapter
*No Gigabit LAN

Other Thoughts: All in all I have to admit that this has to be the best $40I have had the pleasure of using. Compared to Belkin N 600DB which was originally purchased for a lot more, this little TP Link router really shines. Let me tell you this is a no frills and straight to business device. Setup was a breeze with the software disc included. Once I got it up an running it never went down, not once over a 3 week span which is extremely impressive. The wireless range is also very impressive giving me 4 out of 5 bars on my Galaxy S4 at a distance of 60ft and behind 2 walls. The Roku which is connected via WiFi in my bedroom also enjoyed a strong signal strength and no stopping and buffering during movie playback. Running a speed test on my laptop in that same room I was getting a consistent 76Mbps down and 8.5Mbps up. I have a 100/10 cable connection.

All in all I am very impressed with this little router. You don't expect much for $40 but this little guy really shines above anything I have tested its price range. I have tested routers that cost 3 times the amount that weren't as solid as this. Sure there are little things I didn't care for like how short the power cord is but that isn't enough to give it a black eye. For the price vs performance there isn't a lot I could complain about. I was OK with this router not having a USB port but the lack of Gigabit Ethernet just isn't acceptable anymore and that's why I docked it an egg. If that isn't important to you then by all means do yourself a favor and take this router into strong consideration the next time you are in the market for a strong performer at a bargain price.

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3 out of 5 eggsDecent basic N router

Pros: Reasonably priced - comparable to other Wireless N routers in the price range. Fairly sleek and compact; plastic feels like it's of decent quality. Compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit . Wall-mountable, a feature I'll never use but appreciate nonetheless. Easy to set up even without the included CD's. The long antennae do seem to direct the signal somewhat, and the +5db feature means that you can use even better antennae to get a better signal. Runs cool as well. WDS bridging is nice.

Cons: No Gigabit LAN... and only four ethernet ports with no USB ports to be found. The range leaves something to be desired, as it seems to perform the same as virtually all other mid-low range routers, impeded by walls and corners and such. Doesn't seem to work well with a whole house of college students using it. The power cord isn't super long.

Other Thoughts: While this router does seem to be constructed of decent quality materials and, when connected to only one device from less than 20 feet away, the QoS was good, it definitely leaves something to be desired for multiple performance users of any kind, whether you like to stream movies or play multiplayer games.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to check out and review our Router.

We are glad to see that this device has worked out for you.

The QoS can definitely help when you have a house with a bunch of people trying to stream media.

Unfortunately you are correct as this device doesn't have a USB port or Gigabit LANs, but we do may several Routers with both of these features.

You can find these on our website at:

If you have any issues or concerns then you can feel free to contact me directly at

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
(866) 225-8139

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4 out of 5 eggsHigh Power

Pros: It does have very long range compared to other routers I have tried. I took a tablet into my yard 75ft from the router and had no issues, I did not transfer any files but the internet speeds were fine.

Nice slim design, although the antenna's were a bit long they seem to give it that bit of extra range.

Very easy to set up and use, hooked up in seconds to a variety of devices, laptop, tablet,phones and PC's seamlessly.

Very nice price for this unit if you don't need or will never use gigabit ports and have no need for an AC router. The transfer speeds were in line with pretty much the standard N router in it's class although with all of the other reviews I will not bore you with the exact numbers but I will say I saw very little decrease in speeds even at the other end of my house.

Cons: Only 2.4 Ghz, now this has not been much of an issue for me but others might have some due to so many products using that frequency, there may be some interference. Dual band would be nice for some.

The power cord is short as others have mentioned but for me it wasn't a big issue it's just something to consider if you chose this router. A good surge protector for all of your electronics is something I highly recommend which will give you some more length is some cases.

No gigabit ports but if you need them you most likely are not looking at a router in this price range.

Other Thoughts: All in all a nice looking great working little router if you have issues with connections dropping out because of distance or obstructions between the router and device. I would give it 4.5 Eggs if I could because it's so inexpensive to own and use.

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5 out of 5 eggsTP-LINK TL-WR841HP

Pros: _
Sleek design, looks like something you would see Darth Vader using.
Good Wireless range.
Wireless radio transmit power control.
Good wireless speed.
Ease of use.
WDS Bridging offers the ability to use this router to extend the range of another router.

Cons: _
No gigabit lan, 10/100 just seems archaic these days.
Powercord is 5' long, I would like to see a cord at least 8' long.

Other Thoughts: _
Setup was easy to deploy using the web interface, which provides intuitive and easy to navigate access to advanced settings.

Quality of Service (QoS) is exceptional, this router handled 2 ipads, an iphone, an android tablet, a laptop, a roku and a wired PC simultaneously without hiccup.

TP-Link is known for their reliable products, and this router so far has proven to be reliable, it has not glitched or needed a reset since setting it up.

Even though this is marketed as "High Powered", the radio waves will still have limitations of penetrating multiple walls and materials- the idea here is that you will have better wifi range in an unobstructed environment.
As for those that complain that this device is only 2.4Ghz, the 2.4Ghz radio waves are stronger than the 5Ghz wavelength spectrum, simply put higher frequencies have faster but shorter wavelengths. Most devices on the market are only built with 2.4Ghz standards as 5Ghz requires higher power consumption to reach the same distances as a lower powered 2.4Ghz device, which is why most battery operated devices are slow to adopt the 5Ghz band, as the power requirements add additional strain to power draw. Unless you live in an area with heavy wifi congestion (such as an apartment building with lots of routers and devices), most users will not experience any problems what so ever operating in the 2.4Ghz band.
WDS Bridging is a nice offering, but keep in mind that bridging effectively halves bandwidth of devices connected this way. It is not a limitation of the this router, but of the technology in general as it sits currently.

I would recommend this router for everyday average use, and to those that want a larger area of wifi coverage.

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5 out of 5 eggsImpresive WiFi range and wireless gaming.

Pros: TP-LINK has put together an extremely nice router. It’s small, good-looking, twin antenna, desk or wall mountable. It’s small in size and huge and performance. It’s a very good-looking router that’s a great choice for home or business.

Set up was extremely easy; install with the CD first then follow the directions for connecting all your cables and you’re up and running. I connected quite a few routers in my day they don’t come any easier. I was skeptical about the wall penetrating, 4X range and twice the speed of an average router. So I tested the router two ways, one of my home and also at my daughter’s home. Wireless connectivity at my house is usually not an issue but my daughters it’s always been a problem for her. Especially since their fire pit is way out in the backyard. At my home I love the results and at my daughter’s home, she wants to buy one.

I didn’t have any issues with port forwarding or assigning a static IP address. This is very handy for those of us with many items connected to a network such as a camera a NAS and other goodies that the market continues to offer.

Cons: I’ve read cons about no gigabit LAN interface. Yes, there are a lot of high speed high-end equipment users, but I believe there are even more average household users. I have an Internet service of 60/6, this is the next to highest offered by my cable company. With my original router I was 61.52mbps and 5.07mbps. With the TP-LINK my speed results were even better 68.53mbps and 5.87mbps. This is with a hardwired connection, so for a router with no gigabit LAN interface as a home user it’s having no effect just improvement. I did the speed tests several times to be sure I was giving a fair answer.

But the daily use of our computers, laptops, tablets and even our cell phones we most often use a lot less than the abilities of speeds that the equipment offers. So I’m debating a con that without the gigabit LAN interface it’s missing something? My results say this is not a con, but for the high expectation high speed user possibly it is. One day gigabit might be the standard but I see it is just a feature for the few that need it.

Other Thoughts: This TP-LINK router outperforms for wireless consistency better than my $200 router. Yes my other router is bolted 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band router, but 2.4 GHz is the most commonly used in the market. For the average home user this is a definite recommend to buy. I usually don’t do this but a second time I’m going to say this is a recommend to buy. On sale it’s an inexpensive tremendous performing router and even at its retail price it’s worth it.
A lot of the reviews already have technical test information that is handy for those that want the specs. I use both a wired and wireless connectivity in my home. My HTPC is run wireless and is on a lot. Between watching HDTV and playing some wireless games, this router is very impressive. I am getting FPS just like my wired connection, or should I say so close that I can play a wireless game with no lag in no reason to switch over to my wired PC. I get a clear consistent result again better than my $200 router.

This is an excellent choice and an excellent replacement to the router that’s frustrating you and just not making it through walls well were covering your home. Yes sometimes it’s a good idea to add a Wi-Fi extender but with this router you probably won’t find that necessary. The same set up in the same home I have tried several routers over the years trying to not only get good results but also have everybody else who’s connected able to have a good experience. When I invited some friends over and told them bring your tablets, laptops and your cell phones I want you to help me with the test. While three friends came over and we had 9 different connected items and all of them connected beautifully. I had one friend who went for a walk with his tablet, came back and told me that he was just passed my neighbor’s house and still was connected. He said a little more than that and he lost connectivity but still were talking over 100 feet away going through the walls in my house and possibly some from my neighbor’s house and he was connected.

If I were to put you to the challenge and say give this router a try, see the extra distance and high power that this offers and the odds are you will not return this router. I’m glad that I was able to put this through the paces and write a review that has not one bad thing say. Even the fact that this does not have a wired gigabit LAN interface, the average homeowner doesn’t need it. There is not a lot of users out there that take full advantage of that connection. I hope you enjoy this router as much as I am.

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4 out of 5 eggsdecent entry level router

Pros: Small size of the router - this would be a great router for users that are looking for something to cover their apartment, not much area to dedicate to a router and not much range needed.

Replaceable antenna - the +5db boost antenna are a welcomed improvement over other internal routers due to the fact that you can replace them with stronger antenna if you're looking to get more range or better signal/link quality w/out buying a new router. Technically you could even downgrade these if you wanted something smaller and didn't need the added benefit or wanted to utilize the larger antenna on a device instead.

Great heat dissipation - there were no issues w/ heat coming from this much so I didn't even bother to check the temps.

Wall mountable chassis - provides greater flexibility for those that need it.

Nice price

Cons: Power cord was seemingly 3 feet long...I hate that in an effort to cut corners uber thin cords are used & every inch possible is withheld from the consumer. I literally had to place this router directly over my surge protector because the power cord was so short that it barely reached the top of my desk.

Sub par range and link quality - I dont know how they figure their '4x the wireless range' rhetoric. It's not 4x the normal range of wireless G which would be the easy cop out. It's not 4x the normal range of the wireless N standard router. It's not 4x the range of a single other router that i've used, even going back to 2003 ish when I got my first N router (netgear dgnd2000).

So looking at range, most of my gear is higher end gear so it's hard to give a fair comparison, but going back to my newest and most entry level router, selling for $150 the netgear dgnd4000, is a hard comparison, but if you look at the specs on the router, much of the added monetary value comes in the specs this router does not possess. Thus the base 2.4 ghz comparison should favor this TPLink router (larger 5db boost external antenna vs internal antenna - high power amplification vs standard amplification) and both are rated to N max of 300mbps. However, the comparison is not truly comparable.

Across 4 different wireless devices which all maxed at 100% link & signal quality on the dgnd4000 had a max of between 80 and 85% link & signal on the tplink. As for data rates, the netgear had 144mbps maxes and this tplink had 87 - 130 mbps maxes. It just did not compare. This was from an easy 'across house' range of 35 feet and 3 walls. When I moved to my work bench in the basement I tried a few different NICs (network interface cards) and with my smallest nano device I was barely picking up a signal and it was next to worthless. This is about 60 linear feet and 5-6 walls in between. Granted the nano NIC isnt the best representative, but in many cases is necessary for usage. On any other router i've tested the NIC surprisingly works well, which much to my dismay I found that this 4x the range claim fell short.

I did not like the administrative interface, i've used many different interfaces over the years and this was by far the most antiquated. Every minor change required reboots and the most frustrating part was that a reboot took me 4 mouse clicks and about 50 seconds to reboot.

Other Thoughts: Overall this router performs fine, I marked it down one egg due to the fact that I feel they're purporting claims that fall short. If it was sold as is, here is an entry level router that'll work for people in less than 1000 sq ft homes or something of that sort, i'd have given it 5 eggs. But when you claim that it's high powered and 4x the range (of what we dont could be 4x the range of a toddler's throwing arm) then I feel it's misrepresenting it's capabilities.

I am a little different than most reviewers in that I think the omission of the gigabit lan ports was a great choice. It keeps the costs down and people that are buying a $40 router are not running computers w/ gigabit NICs anyways. If you want gigabit, you're spending money on a better router.

I have 3 gigabit devices and dont run cat6 to any of them...I have them all on my AC network. So realistically I'm fine running a router w/out a gigabit line for the majority of my devices. Albeit, I do take advantage of the gigabit ports on both of my current routers and need AC speeds for my wireless devices.

In any case, I feel the omission of the gigabit ports is a welcomed improvement in affording people the choice. Even some higher priced devices like the netgear r6100 forego the gigabit ports and that is an AC device.

I also feel the same way about the omission of the 5ghz wireless radio. The majority of people paying $40 for a router are not using devices that would even be capable of utilizing the 5ghz band. In addition w/ the decreased range for many a 5ghz devices most people relegate themselves to overcrowding the 2.4ghz band anyways. I currently run 5 different wireless networks and of those 5 networks with 28 different wireless devices running I only have 4 devices on the sole 5ghz network and those are all AC devices. So in my opinion i'd prefer the router not have 5ghz so as to keep the costs down.

Overall this router is a decent router for a great value, sure it's missing many of the features that I'd imagine most people are looking for, but for those that are not, this router works fine & is a decent price.

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