TP-LINK AC1600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet Fibre), 1 USB 2.0 Port, UK Plug (Archer VR600 V2) £55.99 Amazon
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TP-LINK AC1600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet Fibre), 1 USB 2.0 Port, UK Plug (Archer VR600 V2) £55.99 Amazon

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Found 13th Apr
Product DescriptionArcher VR600 V2 Wireless VDSL/ADSL Modem Router creates AC1600 Wi-Fi, delivering up to 1600Mbps of Wi-Fi speed over dual 5GHz (1300Mbps) and 2.4GHz (300Mbps) bands for the smoother HD video streaming and online gaming experiences. Beamforming (at 5GHz band) technology concentrates signal strength in the direction of your devices, delivering stable and highly effi¬cient. The free Tether app enables you to adjust network settings or manage your home network from your phone (Android, iOS). Archer VR600 V2 works with your ISP, such as BT, EE, Plunset or TalkTalk. You can connect the TP-Link modem router to a Phone line Jack easily with a phone line cable via the ADSL/VDSL port. It also features a WAN port, compatible with Fiber/Cable services via the Ethernet cable. Four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports provide reliable wired connectivity for more quests and action. (The Archer VR600 V2 is compatible with VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2, and ADSL).

Box Contains

  • 1 x AC1600 wireless Gigabit VDSL/ADSL modem router (Archer VR600 V2)
  • 1 x External splitter
  • 1 x RJ11 DSL cable
  • 1 x RJ45 ethernet cable
  • 1 x Power adapter
  • 1 x Quick installation guide
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I have one of these and has been rock solid using TalkTalk as my provider.

Great price.
How would this compare to the sky q hub, would there be much improvement? I'm currently running 3 power line gigabit ethernet adapters and using mobiles/ tablets on WiFi. I have sky 38mbs fibre.
I got this to replace vodafones useless router a d it has stopped the dropouts and extended the WiFi signal to all areas of the house.
Can't do anything about the awful speed throttling that occurs each night from 6pm tho I'm afraid!
Dan_Drake7 m ago

How would this compare to the sky q hub, would there be much improvement? …How would this compare to the sky q hub, would there be much improvement? I'm currently running 3 power line gigabit ethernet adapters and using mobiles/ tablets on WiFi. I have sky 38mbs fibre.


I would also like to know this, running a similar setup.....would there be a noticeable improvement as the specs of the sky q hub are decent.
would this be better then the BT Smart hub for wifi range ?
does it woork with virgin super hub 3
dnichols4829 m ago

I would also like to know this, running a similar setup.....would there be …I would also like to know this, running a similar setup.....would there be a noticeable improvement as the specs of the sky q hub are decent.


Improved coverage and more railable connection. No faster
Is it mu MIMO?
jakbli1 h, 29 m ago

Improved coverage and more railable connection. No faster


Any idea how to replace SKY Q modem router with this one ? I've seen some old posts about getting username/pass using wireshark etc. but no recent ones?
I read it was a case of selecting sky VDSL (MER) profile
username: install@skydsl
Password: install
Hopefully someone can confirm this still works.
Edited by: "dnichols48" 13th Apr
A decent entry level router to replace the shoddy ISP ones, this improved my speeds by 10mbps, never drops out and a synch to setup, using with talk talk. A steal at this price.
Same price at John Lewis if you fancy supporting a more ethical, tax paying company.

johnlewis.com/tp-…325
Hilguera3 m ago

Same price at John Lewis if you fancy supporting a more ethical, tax …Same price at John Lewis if you fancy supporting a more ethical, tax paying company.https://www.johnlewis.com/tp-link-ac1600-wireless-gigabit-vdsl-adsl-modem-router-archer-vr600-v1/p3125325


I did notice this, but the JL one says V1 and the Amazon one says V2 (although they both look identical). I went for the one on Amazon.
Edited by: "Manimal" 13th Apr
Hilguera4 m ago

Same price at John Lewis if you fancy supporting a more ethical, tax …Same price at John Lewis if you fancy supporting a more ethical, tax paying company.https://www.johnlewis.com/tp-link-ac1600-wireless-gigabit-vdsl-adsl-modem-router-archer-vr600-v1/p3125325


That's V1 if it makes a difference
Manimal10 m ago

I did notice this, but the JL one says V1 and the Amazon one says V2 …I did notice this, but the JL one says V1 and the Amazon one says V2 (although they both look identical). I went for the one on Amazon.


Good spot. Seems there are some firmware differences as well as V2 having 1 less USB port for some reason.

forum.tp-link.com/sho…ces
I like TP Link products and have had several modem routers and other things. They offer a 3 year guarantee (excl the power supply) and they will send a replacement if yours fails, once you've gone through a few checks.
The one annoying thing is their habit of releasing a version2 that is significantly different hardware but externally identical to version1 models and not making it easy to know what you're buying.

I wish they'd just change the model number each time. I also wish they'd use sensible model numbers and instead of ACxxxx because that tends to refer to the wifi speed abilities rather than a specific model. Ok moaning over.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Apr
Thanks. Was hovering over the buy button yesterday at £79.99. Glad I held off.
Hilguera55 m ago

Good spot. Seems there are some firmware differences as well as V2 having …Good spot. Seems there are some firmware differences as well as V2 having 1 less USB port for some reason.http://forum.tp-link.com/showthread.php?97359-ARCHER-VR600-V1-amp-V2-hardware-differences


One of the new features of V2 which might appeal to some is the VPN server feature that is included.
matth51824 h, 30 m ago

I got this to replace vodafones useless router a d it has stopped the …I got this to replace vodafones useless router a d it has stopped the dropouts and extended the WiFi signal to all areas of the house.Can't do anything about the awful speed throttling that occurs each night from 6pm tho I'm afraid!


So it’s not just me noticing that with Vodafone.

How do you go about swapping to this device from the rubbish they provided? Thx
Does anyone have this who replaced their bt home hub 6? Just want to know if the WiFi has a longer range than the current fibre hub from bt.
Thanks
Edited by: "dm01" 13th Apr
After a quick search I've found posts suggesting that this will directly (and easily) replace a Sky hub. Has anyone tried this or have any feedback?
My Sky hub is terrible at everything!
Bought, thanks, nearly bought the VR900 V2 for £100 the other day but this offer is too good to pass and hopefully it will cure my wifi problems at home.
deepu254 h, 32 m ago

Any idea how to replace SKY Q modem router with this one ? I've seen some …Any idea how to replace SKY Q modem router with this one ? I've seen some old posts about getting username/pass using wireshark etc. but no recent ones?


Just plug it in?
nrushforth7 h, 6 m ago

I have one of these and has been rock solid using TalkTalk as my provider. …I have one of these and has been rock solid using TalkTalk as my provider. Great price.


I bought the AC2600 version a few weeks back. I'm also on Talktalk and it's not dropped connection once.
Only issue I had was getting Xbox multiplayer working as I couldn't get open NAT. Took a while but all sorted now.
Other than that it was plug and play.
If anyone else has the same issue with this router thanks to no IPv6 support by your ISP then I may be able to help.
You can see what the menu options are on their emulator page:
tp-link.com/uk/…tml
Paid 80 quid at Currys a month ago. Does the job. Although WiFi range and speed not as good as my Asus ac87u
Edited by: "tailor313" 13th Apr
dm014 h, 9 m ago

Does anyone have this who replaced their bt home hub 6? Just want to know …Does anyone have this who replaced their bt home hub 6? Just want to know if the WiFi has a longer range than the current fibre hub from bt.Thanks


I'd like to know myself. Not sure about range but on speed the BT smart hub 6 has a theoretical speed of 1700mbps on 5ghz and 450mbps on 2.4ghz which. Makes it slightly faster than the TP link. The biggest selling point on the TP link is the built in VPN network but it's not enough to sway me yet!
matth518217 h, 17 m ago

I got this to replace vodafones useless router a d it has stopped the …I got this to replace vodafones useless router a d it has stopped the dropouts and extended the WiFi signal to all areas of the house.Can't do anything about the awful speed throttling that occurs each night from 6pm tho I'm afraid!


Same! Vodafone router useless.
Why can’t this be used with Virgin if the home hub is placed into modem mode? Genuine question.
FlyRyder59 m ago

Why can’t this be used with Virgin if the home hub is placed into modem m …Why can’t this be used with Virgin if the home hub is placed into modem mode? Genuine question.


I believe you can use this with the virgin hub a quote from the website

"With multiple inputs, the Archer VR600 provides you with a variety of options when connecting to the Internet. As a backup, the EWAN port allows the Archer VR600 to accept connections from cable and fibre modems via Ethernet cable. Additionally, the USB port supports 3G/4G dongle connections."
tp-link.com/uk/products/details/cat-15_Archer-VR600.html

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Edited by: "brianzion" 14th Apr
Will this replace the now tv modem router
i'm sure most of you know this but for anyone who isn't so techy, you can use a modem router just as an extra access point, and ignore the modem part completely, if your existing modem works ok. just wire it to your network anywhere. for max slickness make the ssid and password match your existing box, but isnt necessary.

i was about to buy but seems the huawei modem i added is also doing a decent job of being an access point so no need.
Cristiano13th Apr

So it’s not just me noticing that with Vodafone. How do you go about s …So it’s not just me noticing that with Vodafone. How do you go about swapping to this device from the rubbish they provided? Thx


Have a live chat and ask them for your vodafone username and password. It will be something like dsl000012345678@broadband.vodafone.co.uk then the password.
Be sure to copy and paste the password as I had hours of trouble typing it in as mine contained an 'I' but I was typing it as a capital 'i'

Type 192.168.1.1 into a browser and follow the instructions on the router.

When it asks for internet provider vodafone is not on the dropdown. Just select BT.

Hey Presto the dropouts will magically cease. Unfortunately the speeds will still be poor but better than the garbage achieved by the voda router

Hope this helps
This finally arrived, took literally 5 minutes to unbox and install, a doodle basically. That is with plus.net and I had checked prior to their arrival what my username and password were. Connections are a lot more stable already. Thanks for the heads up @rheumatoid
Edited by: "Gabriel959" 17th Apr
Gabriel9593 h, 46 m ago

This finally arrived, took literally 5 minutes to unbox and install, a …This finally arrived, took literally 5 minutes to unbox and install, a doodle basically. That is with plus.net and I had checked prior to their arrival what my username and password were. Connections are a lot more stable already. Thanks for the heads up @rheumatoid


how do you get the username and pass?
Price changed to £73.54
Same price from John Lewis in store for v2.
Marnisa19th Apr

If only it was this easy! It doesn't work


It does! my ability to type and post this online is proof
I found that the supplied RJ11 cable isn't the best quality. I was getting internet drop outs and slow speeds so I swapped it with the cable from my old router and the problem has gone away.
Edited by: "whymark10" 25th Apr
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