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TP-Link TD-W8980 N600 Wireless Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections @ Amazon £49.99

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Lowest price this has been on Amazon. TP-LINK's N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8980 is an incredibly robust all-in-one device combining the crystal clear 5GHz band and the t…
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TP-LINK's N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8980 is an incredibly robust all-in-one device combining the crystal clear 5GHz band and the traditional 2.4GHz band. With 600Mbps of total bandwidth, simple tasks like sending e-mails can be handled by the 2.4GHz band while bandwidth intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band ?all at the same time. Its all gigabit ports allow users to access high-speed internet connections and share them wirelessly at blazing 300Mbps wireless speeds or by using one of its 4 gigabit LAN ports. With 2 multifunctional USB ports, users can share printers, files and media across the local network or the internet. What's more, this All-in-one device allows for two different connection types: ADSL, or Ethernet WAN, giving users the flexibility to access the Internet whichever method is most convenient.

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#1
Nice price for the features.
#2
Very good router from my experience, paid £64 last year for someone else, been absolutely rock solid since.
#3
Ordered. Thanks.
#4
Can someone confirm this will work with Fibre. Cheers.

Edited By: surfer69 on Jul 30, 2014 09:46
#5
surfer69
Can someone confirm this will work with Fibre. Cheers.

If you mean like BT Infinity, you'll need the white open reach modem & that plugged in to the WAN port, from there you login to the router with BT's details one time.
#6
Looking to upgrade the router provided by Plus Net, will this be ok?
#7
Doesn't work with upnp
#8
EpiKz
surfer69
Can someone confirm this will work with Fibre. Cheers.
If you mean like BT Infinity, you'll need the white open reach modem & that plugged in to the WAN port, from there you login to the router with BT's details one time.

On talktalk ADSL at the moment, but fibre should be available soon.... Just want to make sure this would be upwardly compatible or maybe wait for an upgraded fibre router ? Thanks
#9
Considering the Wireless AC router was £70 recently, this isn't that great. ADSL routers always lag behind. Better with an up-to-date router plugged into your old router, using that only as a modem.
#10
fishmaster
EpiKz
surfer69
Can someone confirm this will work with Fibre. Cheers.
If you mean like BT Infinity, you'll need the white open reach modem & that plugged in to the WAN port, from there you login to the router with BT's details one time.

The WAN port on this router is RJ11 not RJ45 Ethernet though, so that won't work. You need a cable router to work with BT Openreach white modem or you need an all in one unit with a VDSL modem and replace the white open reach modem. I can't see how this router will work with BT Fibre.

Not sure where you have got your info but I have this router and the WAN port is RJ45
1 Like #11
fishmaster
steslatt
fishmaster
EpiKz
surfer69
Can someone confirm this will work with Fibre. Cheers.
If you mean like BT Infinity, you'll need the white open reach modem & that plugged in to the WAN port, from there you login to the router with BT's details one time.

The WAN port on this router is RJ11 not RJ45 Ethernet though, so that won't work. You need a cable router to work with BT Openreach white modem or you need an all in one unit with a VDSL modem and replace the white open reach modem. I can't see how this router will work with BT Fibre.

Not sure where you have got your info but I have this router and the WAN port is RJ45

OK I'm going from the description which is ADSL2+ modem router, these must have an RJ11 port, are you sure it's this model?

Ok it can't be as the description clearly says "TP-Link TD-W8980 N600 Wireless Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (Dual Band, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Media/Print Server)"

For phone line connections so it's definitely got RJ11!

Yes it has both RJ11 and RJ45. RJ11 is for ADSL connections and RJ45 for WAN. You can use either.
http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/electronics/aplus/B00B1NSB8S/TD-W8980-09.jpg

Edited By: steslatt on Jul 30, 2014 10:25
#12
I'm posting this because I caused confusion, this router has "Versatile Connectivity: ADSL or Ethernet WAN for multiple Internet connection types"

This router can work with Fibre then.

That's good then as a client just got a 8970 and he plans to upgrade to Fibre later and that also supports RJ45 WAN.


Edited By: fishmaster on Jul 30, 2014 10:30
#13
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?
#14
Just a quick heads-up that this is Wireless-N technology, which is currently being phased out, in favour of Wireless AC.

If N is good enough, then this is fine. But if you want the higher bandwidth associated with AC, and you have (or plan to get) devices that AC will work with, then you might want to consider an AC router instead.

All new mainstream smartphones are AC equipped.
#15
Will this work with Virgin "Super" hub 2 switched to modem mode? The wireless is crap...
#16
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!
#17
Pasanda
Just a quick heads-up that this is Wireless-N technology, which is currently being phased out, in favour of Wireless AC.

If N is good enough, then this is fine. But if you want the higher bandwidth associated with AC, and you have (or plan to get) devices that AC will work with, then you might want to consider an AC router instead.

All new mainstream smartphones are AC equipped.

802.11ac is not cheap though >

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Archer-D7-Wireless-Connections/dp/B00ISSOT4O/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1406714627&sr=1-2&keywords=tp-link+ac
#18
10dulkar
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!

You can get the username/password from the router, I've done it with my Sky Hub which is the latest one, using Wireshark, there's a guide online, then you need to buy a replacement all in one VDSL modem router, such as ones from Zyxel or Draytek Vigor, I found Broadbandbuyer were helpful in telling me which ones would work, there are other shops though of course, just that I called them and they said get a Zyxel or Draytek, the Zyxel is good but the interface sucks.
#19
Excellent router at a good price. Remember to 'Flubit' it to save a few more quid as well.
#20
10dulkar
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!

There are ways and means around this restriction and from what I can gather many thousands of sky users have their own custom routers.
A search of the unofficial sky user forums will reveal the how procedure.

In the meantime I am assuming this would be an ideal adsl2 replacement for a sky router? We are getting local fibre any day now and I will be looking to sack Sky and move to another uncapped/unrestricted ISP as soon as it has landed.
#21
Franzkill
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?

It's a router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. What do you think.
#22
pararct
10dulkar
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!

There are ways and means around this restriction and from what I can gather many thousands of sky users have their own custom routers.
A search of the unofficial sky user forums will reveal the how procedure.

In the meantime I am assuming this would be an ideal adsl2 replacement for a sky router? We are getting local fibre any day now and I will be looking to sack Sky and move to another uncapped/unrestricted ISP as soon as it has landed.


Yes you can I have SKY and used Whireshark to get the username and password then use a VDSL modem router in place of the SKY hub
#23
fishmaster
pararct
10dulkar
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!

There are ways and means around this restriction and from what I can gather many thousands of sky users have their own custom routers.
A search of the unofficial sky user forums will reveal the how procedure.

In the meantime I am assuming this would be an ideal adsl2 replacement for a sky router? We are getting local fibre any day now and I will be looking to sack Sky and move to another uncapped/unrestricted ISP as soon as it has landed.

Yes you can I have SKY and used Whireshark to get the username and password then use a VDSL modem router in place of the SKY hub

Being a serf who lives out in the sticks I don't have have fibre yet or the sky hub just the bog standard D Link black/grey router.

They have just enabled the local exchange so it shouldn't be long now. I should be able to enter the sky details into this router config page and get it to connect?
1 Like #24
pararct
fishmaster
pararct
10dulkar
wish i could throw my sky adsl modem/router out of the window and use this instead...but alas - sky wont allow me to!

There are ways and means around this restriction and from what I can gather many thousands of sky users have their own custom routers.
A search of the unofficial sky user forums will reveal the how procedure.

In the meantime I am assuming this would be an ideal adsl2 replacement for a sky router? We are getting local fibre any day now and I will be looking to sack Sky and move to another uncapped/unrestricted ISP as soon as it has landed.

Yes you can I have SKY and used Whireshark to get the username and password then use a VDSL modem router in place of the SKY hub

Being a serf who lives out in the sticks I don't have have fibre yet or the sky hub just the bog standard D Link black/grey router.

They have just enabled the local exchange so it shouldn't be long now. I should be able to enter the sky details into this router config page and get it to connect?

SKY don't give you the details, they're encrypted in the router, you're only supposed to use their router. If you want to not use their router I advise getting a compatible VDSL modem router to replace the SKY router, and you'd have to use the Wireshark method to extract the username/password from the router.

http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-router/55168-extract-username-password-sr102.html

Edited By: fishmaster on Jul 30, 2014 11:46
#25
rev6
Franzkill
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?

It's a router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. What do you think.

Wow attitude much? I was just asking a question!
#26
Franzkill
rev6
Franzkill
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?

It's a router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. What do you think.

Wow attitude much? I was just asking a question!

What he should have said, is try to not use wireless and use Ethernet for streaming as it's a more reliable medium, this has Gigabit ports so they will help streaming if your other devices support Gigabit, the wireless should be ok for HD streaming.

Edited By: fishmaster on Jul 30, 2014 11:55
#27
fishmaster
Franzkill
rev6
Franzkill
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?

It's a router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. What do you think.

Wow attitude much? I was just asking a question!

What he should have said, is try to not use wireless and use Ethernet for streaming as it's a more reliable medium, this has Gigabit ports so they will help streaming if your other devices support Gigabit, the wireless should be ok for HD streaming.

Ah ok thanks man! Can;t say the same for the other guy...
1 Like #28
STBwoo
Will this work with Virgin "Super" hub 2 switched to modem mode? The wireless is crap...

Yes it will. I have this set-up (albeit the Archer version). agree that Superhub wireless is crap which is why i went for this. as others have said, rock solid. Don't think i 've rebooted it once since installing 5 months ago.
1 Like #29
Bit of waste getting the Modem version if you're using it on fibre
Save 99P and get this version instead
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008QBAXI4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B008QBAXI4&linkCode=as2&tag=coolwebhome-21
#30
gold682

Yes it will. I have this set-up (albeit the Archer version). agree that Superhub wireless is crap which is why i went for this. as others have said, rock solid. Don't think i 've rebooted it once since installing 5 months ago.

Thanks gold682, could you share how you set it up please?
#31
MeDDers
Bit of waste getting the Modem version if you're using it on fibre
Save 99P and get this version instead
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008QBAXI4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B008QBAXI4&linkCode=as2&tag=coolwebhome-21

The cheaper one has less antennas - worse WiFi
#32
Franzkill
fishmaster
Franzkill
rev6
Franzkill
Good router for gaming and 4k/HD streaming?

It's a router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. What do you think.

Wow attitude much? I was just asking a question!

What he should have said, is try to not use wireless and use Ethernet for streaming as it's a more reliable medium, this has Gigabit ports so they will help streaming if your other devices support Gigabit, the wireless should be ok for HD streaming.

Ah ok thanks man! Can;t say the same for the other guy...

Well no ****. It's like asking if a phone is capable of receiving calls.
#33
stox
Looking to upgrade the router provided by Plus Net, will this be ok?

I'm also wondering this - the Plus Net one is rubbish and keeps cutting out but I'm not sure if it's the router that goes down or the BT modem. Does anyone have experience of this? Is it worth upgrading the router to one of these? (but keeping the BT modem and using an ethernet into the WAN port on this?)

Any help would be massively appreciated.
#34
Pasanda
Just a quick heads-up that this is Wireless-N technology, which is currently being phased out, in favour of Wireless AC.

If N is good enough, then this is fine. But if you want the higher bandwidth associated with AC, and you have (or plan to get) devices that AC will work with, then you might want to consider an AC router instead.

All new mainstream smartphones are AC equipped.

Wireless N is not being "phased out", stop making things up. Wireless N will be supported for a long time to come.
#35
Indeed, you might as well say Wireless B or G is being phased out, well eventually they will I suspect but probably not for another 10 or 15 years or more.

Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 30, 2014 14:21
#36
stox
Looking to upgrade the router provided by Plus Net, will this be ok?

yes, that's what I've done
#37
Doesn't look like it supports dd-wrt as yet. :( ... I want this, but would want dd-wrt to work on it.
#38
@nikotime, i still have not had an invite off' flubit >_<
1 Like #39
STBwoo
gold682

Yes it will. I have this set-up (albeit the Archer version). agree that Superhub wireless is crap which is why i went for this. as others have said, rock solid. Don't think i 've rebooted it once since installing 5 months ago.

Thanks gold682, could you share how you set it up please?

Pretty straight forward. Login to your router as admin, switch it to "modem only mode" then plug the router into the hub. See here for more info.
#40
RFC1795
Doesn't look like it supports dd-wrt as yet. :( ... I want this, but would want dd-wrt to work on it.


Generally you'll find cable routers are better supported with custom firmware than ADSL routers.

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