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This review is from: TP-LINK Touch P5 Wireless AC1900 Touch Screen Gigabit Router
Pros: - Beautiful Design
- Super Easy Setup (using the touchscreen
- 3 External Antennas for great range
- 2 Year Warranty
- Dual Band
- QoS Handling
- 1x USB 3.0 and 1X USB 2.0 Ports
- Can be used as a Router, Wireless Access Point or Repeater
- Runs Cool
- Wall Mountable
Cons: - None
Other Thoughts: I couldn't wait to get my hands on this item to tinker with and then review. First off, my Netgear AC1750 router started having to be reset everyday until it just stopped working. Second I have reviewed many TP-Link devices and know they are great quality. And third I had just purchased the TP-Link Archer C7 to replace the dead NetGear router.
This thing is really sexy. I love the texture on the chassis of the router. I think TP-Link spent some time designing this router to be like a piece of tech art. The touchscreen sits nicely in the center of the device and looks great exist the router's curved body. Again, they really tried to make this thing look great and they did a great job doing so. The graphical interface will remind you of a smartphone (think iPhone) with it's grid layout and square icons. It even has a lock screen when you wake it up to display an analog or digital clock.
The setup on this thing was simple. I think it was up and running in 5 minutes.The interface is very easy to use and the touchscreen never missed a finger touch or swipe.I thought the Guest Network was nice as it is set up to change a numeric password daily. You simple walk up to the router, wake it up and get the Guest Network password for the day.
Performance wise this sexy gal delivers as expected. You get 3 large antennas that cover 10,000 square feet of house, TP-Link claims. I had no issues having the router in my network closet on one side of the house and getting a good connection on the opposite end of the house (16,000 square foot home). The speeds locally are consistent and I haven't seen any packets dropped. I've moved some large dummy files to the server and the speeds were as to be expected using AC1900. The wired connections are solid as to be expected from Gigabit.
Others have complained stating the device is really large, but I think it looks great mounted on my wall. It reminds me of my Nest thermostat (purchased from Newegg). It screams IoT! I think we will see more and more devices such as routers with touchscreens for ease of use.
I reviewed many items from TP-Link and I have to say they do not typically disappoint and this router is great and looks great and definitely doesn't disappoint. Great job TP-Link.
Pros: - Fast connection speeds
- Pass-through power outlets (no more eating up an outlet)
- Easy set up
- 2 year warranty
- 128-bit AES Encryption
- RJ45 network cables included
- Great if you want a "wired" connection without running cables across the house
Other Thoughts: I have reviewed plenty of powerline adapters and these are the fastest ones yet in regards to network connectivity. My complaint with power line adapters was that they "took" a power outlet since they cannot be connected to a surge protector and have to be connected directly to the wall. The added pass-through power outlets are a nice touch and polishes off the incomplete design of the older powerline adapters making this a completed design. The speeds are fast and will require a router that is capable of handling speeds of 1200Mbits per second.
Set up was a breeze and just requires pressing a button on the units. These are truly plug and play and were up and running in a matter of a few minutes. These also play nicely with other powerline kits. I tested them with a Netgear kit and another set of TP-Link adapters and they worked great.
If you want to have a wired connection but can't run network cable neatly then powerline adapters are great and this one is one of the best. With the added pass-through power outlet, you won't have to worry about "wasting" a plug again.
Pros: - Carries video and sound signal to TV
- Simple plug and play (Windows 10 found drivers automatically)
- USB powered (not taking up another precious outlet on your surge protector)
- Supports up to 1080p resolution
Other Thoughts: A buddy of mine asked for an old computer of mine to use as a bedroom computer/HTPC (home theater PC). His only problem was that he didn't want to use a monitor and preferred his 42 inch LED TV. That's not really the problem, the problem was this TV didn't have VGA input. He doesn't know much about the computer tech world and asked what he should do and I recommend an adapter like this. I had never purchased one but after looking through the prices and manufacturers I settled on SYBA. I've purchased a few items by them before and have yet to be disappointed.
I got the part and went over to his house to get the machine connected. Installation takes 2-4 minutes and he was up and running. I will mention that there may be some slight adjustments depending on the PC and the TV used. In this case he was limited by his video card to a certain resolution. But with adjusting the TV, we got the picture looking great, sharp and in the correct aspect.
Great little item for getting an older computer plugged up to and HDMI TV. I highly recommend.