TP-Link AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (Archer VR900 V2) £109.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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TP-Link AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (Archer VR900 V2) £109.99 @ Amazon

£109.99 @ Amazon
Just dropped £20 according to the camels. Versatile connectivity: Ethernet WAN and USB ports, the VR900 is fully compatible with VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL standard, fibre/cable access and 3G/4G U… Read More
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3m, 3d agoFound 3 months, 3 days ago
Just dropped £20 according to the camels.

Versatile connectivity: Ethernet WAN and USB ports, the VR900 is fully compatible with VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL standard, fibre/cable access and 3G/4G USB dongles
Superfast Wi-Fi 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz
Maximum range - high power amplifiers and three dual band detachable antennas provide maximum Omni-directional wireless coverage and reliability
1 GHz Dual-core Processor - ensures no interruption while processing multiple wired or wireless tasks simultaneously
Beamforming technology - improves wireless range and performance on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band

Thinking about upgrading from my ageing Linksys wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway to this. My needs are fairly modest (although I wouldn't mind future proofing) - email, web browsing and streaming the odd movie - but I'm desperate to improve on the erratic wifi signal and frequent buffering (or may be I just need the cheapo modem/router from my ISP (Plusnet).....
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3m, 3d agoFound 3 months, 3 days ago
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Got the AC1600 for £89 before Christmas - works very well - very similar to this, main difference being USB2 rather than USB3 (for those who want to use their router as a fileserver of sorts) and a marginally slower potential 5GHz connection speed, assuming one has networking gear that can use that top speed. As a bonus, it also supports 10x IPSEC tunnels for those that can use them.
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To the OP, for your fairly modest needs you might want to consider trying the far cheaper TP-Link TD-W9970 first (easy amazon returns) before spending much more on a device that is overkill for the vast majority.
The VR600 (twice the cost of the TD-W9970) is a good price/performance option if the TD-W9970 isn't working for you.
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guys beware of the model's neverending problems... i purchased v1 of this and had the unfortunate constant resync/disconnects which is super common on this model, very unreliable model. so far between v1 n v2, i cant find any specific differences online besides only mention of minor h/w changes... stay clear of this generation unless you can find a reliable source of info regarding this model's track record... i personally couldnt..
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mysticus
guys beware of the model's neverending problems... i purchased v1 of this and had the unfortunate constant resync/disconnects which is super common on this model, very unreliable model. so far between v1 n v2, i cant find any specific differences online besides only mention of minor h/w changes... stay clear of this generation unless you can find a reliable source of info regarding this model's track record... i personally couldnt..
The odd thing with TP Link adsl/vdsl modems is that reading reviews of all their various models you see some people have this disconnection / unreliable connection problem time and time again and yet many others (me included) have a rock solid connection for months and months. I know some problems could be home wiring, sockets etc but always wondered why some people have no problems and others have lots. I'll still continue to buy their kit as I've never had issues on the several products I've had from them.
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spannerzone
mysticus
guys beware of the model's neverending problems... i purchased v1 of this and had the unfortunate constant resync/disconnects which is super common on this model, very unreliable model. so far between v1 n v2, i cant find any specific differences online besides only mention of minor h/w changes... stay clear of this generation unless you can find a reliable source of info regarding this model's track record... i personally couldnt..
The odd thing with TP Link adsl/vdsl modems is that reading reviews of all their various models you see some people have this disconnection / unreliable connection problem time and time again and yet many others (me included) have a rock solid connection for months and months. I know some problems could be home wiring, sockets etc but always wondered why some people have no problems and others have lots. I'll still continue to buy their kit as I've never had issues on the several products I've had from them.

I replaced my lower model TP-Link with this new model. Problem is I think, it tries to sync at higher speed rates that are unstable at the noise levels... I have a lower sync rate with my current TP-Link which i have been using for more than a year now, and re-sync issue hardly ever happens maybe once a month or once in a further longer time frame...

With this model, it is super unreliable to the point unusable as once it starts going into resync it goes almost forever. you get a connection for a few mins to few seconds at worst end before looping! There are too many people reporting the issue, and i think it is to do with the chipset/firmware that constantly tries higher rates than possible but noise makes it unstable. My guess you are not having the issue is you are "probably" much closer to exchange and less prone to noise issue or your path to exchange is relatively clean and less interference on the way...
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mysticus
I replaced my lower model TP-Link with this new model. Problem is I think, it tries to sync at higher speed rates that are unstable at the noise levels... I have a lower sync rate with my current TP-Link which i have been using for more than a year now, and re-sync issue hardly ever happens maybe once a month or once in a further longer time frame...
With this model, it is super unreliable to the point unusable as once it starts going into resync it goes almost forever. you get a connection for a few mins to few seconds at worst end before looping! There are too many people reporting the issue, and i think it is to do with the chipset/firmware that constantly tries higher rates than possible but noise makes it unstable. My guess you are not having the issue is you are "probably" much closer to exchange and less prone to noise issue or your path to exchange is relatively clean and less interference on the way...
Interesting and yes I'm pretty close to the cabinet at about 150 metres and get a decent connection and sync.
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Tha
spannerzone
Interesting and yes I'm pretty close to the cabinet at about 150 metres and get a decent connection and sync.

Yeah thats probably why you dont have the same issue others getting. My bet is that they tested this device at relatively low noise level environment, as noise causes havoc on connections at certain levels, you get better understanding of how much tolerance needed for top speed... at low noise level which re usually to do with very close distance to cabinet/exchange, you dont get knocked out easily as your noise margins are gonna be high enough to ignore the noise...

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