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TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC 1900 Wireless VDSL/Cable/Dongle Router (lightning deal + BIGTHANKS) @ Amazon
TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC 1900 Wireless VDSL/Cable/Dongle Router (lightning deal + BIGTHANKS) @ Amazon

TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC 1900 Wireless VDSL/Cable/Dongle Router (lightning deal + BIGTHANKS) @ Amazon

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Typically £128 elsewhere and previous HotUkDeal was for £99.99

High end router with excellent reviews is on lightning deal today at £99.99 and also eligible for the BIGTHANKS promotion bringing it down to less than £90.

Supports VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL standards, fibre/cable access and 3G/4G USB dongles - very versatile!

Excellent wifi performance on 2.5G and 5G apparently.

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A brief review. States get a slightly different Broadcom chip for v1 and v2 models.
kitz.co.uk/rou…htm

Great modem/router. I have it. Great price so heat added!
Edited by: "GibsonSt19" 27th Jan 2016

Seems to £99.99 now unless I'm looking in the wong place?

Westy12

Seems to £99.99 now unless I'm looking in the wong place?



No you looking in the wight place.

You need to use the "BIGTHANKS" code to knock the £10 off.

This is an awesome router!
Both the wireless speed and fibre speed and phenomenal. Was a HUGE upgrade to the Sky router (did not use wireless only wired). If I was to criticise it, it would be it's bulk and colour, not really something that fits with the the furnishings!!

That said, if you have Sky Fibre and install this, you need to download a custom firmware from their website. I am about to transfer to BT, so am interested to see how it compares to their HH5 and if it's worth ditching for the HH.

Edited by: "maui" 22nd Jan 2016

The number of Amazon reviews mentioning this as a replacement for the HH5 tells it all- don't bother getting it out of the box. Worst router I've ever used (the HH4 was fine incidentally). The 5ghz WiFi does not work, is a known issue and looks like it'll never be fixed.

Just bought this so fingers crossed!

davejones22

The number of Amazon reviews mentioning this as a replacement for the HH5 … The number of Amazon reviews mentioning this as a replacement for the HH5 tells it all- don't bother getting it out of the box. Worst router I've ever used (the HH4 was fine incidentally). The 5ghz WiFi does not work, is a known issue and looks like it'll never be fixed.Just bought this so fingers crossed!



Thats good to know - Thanks! I'll try it for fun anyhow, I mostly use 5Ghz, and with this I easily get 1gbps AC1300 wi-fi on my MBP!

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davejones22

The number of Amazon reviews mentioning this as a replacement for the HH5 … The number of Amazon reviews mentioning this as a replacement for the HH5 tells it all- don't bother getting it out of the box. Worst router I've ever used (the HH4 was fine incidentally). The 5ghz WiFi does not work, is a known issue and looks like it'll never be fixed.Just bought this so fingers crossed!



This router was only recently released - a lot of the amazon reviews are for older or sister products, one (VR200) is even mentioned by name. It's not people reviewing on the wrong page, because I saw some of the same reviews when I was considering the VR200 version earlier this week. Not sure what amazon think they;re playing at with reviews sometimes ....

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A brief review. States get a slightly different Broadcom chip for v1 and … A brief review. States get a slightly different Broadcom chip for v1 and v2 models.http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/tplink_Archer_VR900_review.htm



Does either perform any better?

Parfy

Does either perform any better?



No idea sorry.

Just looked and I couldn't find a V2 on TP-Link's website so checked kitz forum (link at bottom of review) and it mentioned as a possible future release with the chipset. Could be completely false though.

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Sadly I found the wireless range on this very disappointing - no better than my homehub 4 on 2.5G through the various sets of walls I need it to punch through - so I've returned it. The HH4 is also more wife-friendly in terms of siting it higher up in view, whereas this technobeast needs to be kept firmly within a cupboard.
Edited by: "gwapenut" 28th Jan 2016
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