TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router DD-WRT compatiable and USB storage!! @ Amazon
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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router DD-WRT compatiable and USB storage!! @ Amazon

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Found 15th Dec 2012
300Mbps Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router TL-WR1043ND is a combined wired/wireless network connection device integrated with internet-sharing router and 4-port switch. It creates wireless network with incredibly high speeds of up to 300Mbps, which ensures that you are freer to simultaneously enjoy multiple high-bandwidth consuming and interruption sensitive applications such as streaming HD video, making VoIP calls, sharing large files and playing online games. Specially, it equipped with a USB storage port on the back of the router for connecting USB storage devices to the network, for convenient resource sharing for everyone on the network.

Thought this might be usefull to someone, better than virgin media super hub by a mile

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Original Poster

Thanks mods
Edited by: "RyanC" 15th Dec 2012

which shop, the link aint working

tomato compatible?

Original Poster

Sorry yeah was amazon did add it to post but its not there any more and cant add it any mods help :-)

hotukdeals.com/vis…VTQ

I'm a noob when it comes to networking, is there any advantage of getting this over my current O2 wireless box IV? If so, could someone briefly outline them or link me to a page? Not sure what to google, I've tried "O2 wireless box IV upgrade" but haven't found much.

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Ulti

I'm a noob when it comes to networking, is there any advantage of getting … I'm a noob when it comes to networking, is there any advantage of getting this over my current O2 wireless box IV? If so, could someone briefly outline them or link me to a page? Not sure what to google, I've tried "O2 wireless box IV upgrade" but haven't found much.



What do you want to do improve the range?

I've had one of these for a year and a half (paid £42 back in July 2011) and have been using it with a Virgin Media cable modem (I have resisted the offers to upgrade to a superhub). Has been a great little box and 100% reliable, which is more than can be said for Virgin Media!

earthlysparky

tomato compatible?



No, but it is DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Gargoyle compatible. I'm using it currently with BT Infinity. It's a great little router very stable.

Good God.... I was perplexed before but now another thing to think about.
NAS, externals along with a good sized pen drive....
Cracking spot which I really wish I hadn't seen. Heheh.

anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can utilise the RJ45s?

Could be an option to improve the wifi and connect up the TV boxes etc (I already have a 1043 for my main router, its FANTASTIC.

ok, no adsl on this so my recent order doesnt need to go back!

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speedski

anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can … anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can utilise the RJ45s?Could be an option to improve the wifi and connect up the TV boxes etc (I already have a 1043 for my main router, its FANTASTIC.



I think DD-WRT can be set up as a repeater...

speedski

anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can … anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can utilise the RJ45s?Could be an option to improve the wifi and connect up the TV boxes etc (I already have a 1043 for my main router, its FANTASTIC.



I've done this with a WR843ND using the Gargoyle firmware & had no issues.

speedski

anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can … anyone know if you can use this as a wireless extender where you can utilise the RJ45s?Could be an option to improve the wifi and connect up the TV boxes etc (I already have a 1043 for my main router, its FANTASTIC.



I use one at the other end of the house running DD-WRT and connected using Powerline adaptors. Has a laptop plugged in using ethernet also. Works great. USB slot can be utilised for NAS storage which is also handy.

Edited by: "steford" 15th Dec 2012

Original Poster

factory firmware To flash DD-WRT safely dd-wrt.com/sit…ase

no only works with currents

earthlysparky

tomato compatible?

biggallute

no only works with currents


What are the chances of it be compatible with blackberrys then?

Very tempted by this. Does the usb still work after dd-wrt has been installed?

Question: Can this directly (and easily) replace a BT Homehub 2.0? I'm currently on BT Infinity and the Homehub regularly restarts the connection, cuts out the Wi-Fi, etc. etc. It also bugs me that the ethernet pots on the BT router are not of the gigabit variety, so that's a nice plus with this router.

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SuperFlyBlues

Very tempted by this. Does the usb still work after dd-wrt has been … Very tempted by this. Does the usb still work after dd-wrt has been installed?



This is what I'm looking into at the moment

"better than virgin media super hub by a mile"

Everything is better than a super hub!

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jmarko

"better than virgin media super hub by a mile"Everything is better than a … "better than virgin media super hub by a mile"Everything is better than a super hub!



Haha true

My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK router in the past im tempted by this now. What shall i do? hmm..

RyanC

I think DD-WRT can be set up as a repeater...



It can mate I have a cisco wrt610n with dd-wrt set up as one.

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J4GG4

My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK … My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK router in the past im tempted by this now. What shall i do? hmm..



I've been looking for a while and this seemed the cheapest and best compatability/range for the money...

J4GG4

My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK … My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK router in the past im tempted by this now. What shall i do? hmm..



get the Asus.
I had the TP Link and a Dlink DIR 655, and an Apple Airport Extreme, the Asus is the best of the lot.

This router I found was ok but the USB is very slow, no 5ghz and it needed rebooted at least once a week to speed things up.

Just sold mine for 22.50, I got it for 34 from scan quite a while ago.

HarryB

get the Asus.I had the TP Link and a Dlink DIR 655, and an Apple Airport … get the Asus.I had the TP Link and a Dlink DIR 655, and an Apple Airport Extreme, the Asus is the best of the lot.This router I found was ok but the USB is very slow, no 5ghz and it needed rebooted at least once a week to speed things up.Just sold mine for 22.50, I got it for 34 from scan quite a while ago.



Thing is i dont need to or want to run at 5ghz as i already have wireless video transmitters in the house. So would the asus still be worth it?

J4GG4

My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK … My fingers are on the button to buy the ASUS RT-56U but having a TP-LINK router in the past im tempted by this now. What shall i do? hmm..



Buy Ubiquiti.
(About as good as it gets at home sort of prices).

e.g - ubnt.com/edg…max and ubnt.com/unifi

Red0x

Question: Can this directly (and easily) replace a BT Homehub 2.0? I'm … Question: Can this directly (and easily) replace a BT Homehub 2.0? I'm currently on BT Infinity and the Homehub regularly restarts the connection, cuts out the Wi-Fi, etc. etc. It also bugs me that the ethernet pots on the BT router are not of the gigabit variety, so that's a nice plus with this router.



yes... google the PPOE settings for infinity

i got one of these there decent for the money.. gigabit is a must on infinity

SuperFlyBlues

Very tempted by this. Does the usb still work after dd-wrt has been … Very tempted by this. Does the usb still work after dd-wrt has been installed?



Got usb working with open-wrt. you can do pretty much anything a headless Linux distribution can do.

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unrandomsam

Buy Ubiquiti.(About as good as it gets at home sort of prices).e.g - … Buy Ubiquiti.(About as good as it gets at home sort of prices).e.g - http://www.ubnt.com/edgemax#edge-router-lite and http://www.ubnt.com/unifi#appro



No gigabit Ethernet ports on the cheaper ones though but they do look good

I've been using one of these for over 1½ years and it hasn't missed a beat. It's far better than the Belkin N1 that I had before which hardly ever worked properly then died.

For dd-wrt users, you may find the WAN stops working, supposedly there is a fix but it has put me off slightly especially as dd-wrt firmware can be a bit buggy at the best of times, just bear this in mind if you want it for dd-wrt specifically.

i have this router, it doesnt give me any problems, making this hot lol

mpmc1987

No, but it is DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Gargoyle compatible. I'm using it … No, but it is DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Gargoyle compatible. I'm using it currently with BT Infinity. It's a great little router very stable.



What wireless speed are you getting with BT infinity if you dony mind me asking??

Good router, but i think changing to gargoyle and other you loosing guaranty but benefit is you can use mobile broadband dongle and are other features i didnt tried, but my one was replaced for new one as it had strange behaviour resetting wifi connection , helpful was setting manually channel number , but repair centre didnt find source of that so they gave me new one , still sealed collecting dust, now i sm using fritzbox 7270 without trouble.

Worst router i have ever bought. Went back to Amazon shortly after testing it, and i used my stock ISP supplied kit.

You get what you pay for...

Do not buy this.

baoth

Worst router i have ever bought. Went back to Amazon shortly after … Worst router i have ever bought. Went back to Amazon shortly after testing it, and i used my stock ISP supplied kit.You get what you pay for...Do not buy this.



Care to expand a little?????
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