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TP LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router

TP LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
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Product overview

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TP-LINK's TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is an incredibly robust all-in-one device allowing 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.

Clear up your desktop!
The TD-W8970 does the work of several networking devices packed into one sleek device. With an ADSL2+ modem, NAT router and 300Mbps wireless access point, this device eliminates the need to purchase multiple devices to access and share a high-speed internet connections.

Full Gigabit Ports - More Power to You
With 300Mbps 802.11n wireless and 4 Gigabit LAN ports, the TD-W8970 is the ideal choice for bandwidth heavy users that rely on speedy, reliable connections for bandwidth intensive work or entertainment such as lag-free conference calls, HD video streaming or online gaming.

2 USB Sharing Ports - Easy Sharing
Using the TD-W8970's two multi-functional USB 2.0 ports, users can share printers, files and media either throughout the network at home with several different computers or even away, using the device's FTP server functions so that you never have to part with your files.

Interchangeable LAN/WAN Port - Versatile Connectivity
The TD-W8970 supports ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections among ADSL, cable or fiber modem using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary.

IPv6 Ready
This device supports IPv6, which is foundational to the next generation Internet and enables a range of new services and improved user experiences.

Virtually Impregnable
The ability to support up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels simultaneously gives TD-W8970 users the flexibility to setup a virtual private network, to guarantee network security and take advantage of network access whether at home or away, for work or simply to access files from their local networks.

IP QoS - Efficient Bandwidth Control
IP QoS allows network administrators to allot a specific amount of available bandwidth to each network connected device simply by identifying it by its IP address, ensuring that those devices with critical tasks always have enough bandwidth and preventing any one device from hoarding bandwidth from the rest of the users on the network.

Specifications

Summary

Header / Manufacturer
TP-LINK Technologies
Header / Product Line
TP-LINK
Type
Wireless router
Header / Model
TD-W8970
Header / Packaged Quantity
1
Modem / Digital Signaling Protocol
ADSL2+
Networking / Form Factor (FE)
Desktop
Speed
300 Mbps
Networking / Integrated Switch
4-port switch
Networking / Connectivity Technology
Wireless
Miscellaneous / Encryption Algorithm
128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 192-bit AES, 256-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, DES, IKE, MD5, SHA-1, SSL, Triple DES, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
System Requirements / OS Required
Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Novell NetWare, UNIX
Networking / Network / Transport Protocol
DDNS, DHCP, DNS, IPoA, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoA, PPPoE, PPTP
Standards
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking / Remote Management Protocol
HTTP, SNMP 1, SNMP 2c, Telnet
Modem / Protocols & Specifications
ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis), ITU G.992.5, ITU G.994.1 (G.hs), ITU G.995.1
Header / Compatibility
Mac, PC
Networking / Routing Protocol
Static IP routing
Dimensions & Weight / Height
3.25 cm
Dimensions & Weight / Width
24.3 cm
Dimensions & Weight / Depth
16.06 cm

Customer reviews

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5* Cool piece of kit
Reviewed by Brin on 31/01/2014
Got one of these via BT - quick and reliable turnaround as ever. It was a replacement for my old Plusnet Thompson router, which didn't do decent wireless speeds and didn't have gigabit wired LAN. This was simple to connect - had the IP address in the 'quick setup' booklet, but also came with a CD for those lacking 'tech' savvy. Was easy to configure (had all the plusnet settings built in). Does the job - all in all a very nice piece of kit and at a reasonable price.
5* Excellent product
Reviewed by Anonymous on 07/05/2014
Got it out of the box, plugged it in, navigated to the web interface and now happily surfing. The listed features I've not delved into, but you can't argue at the price!
4* Good budget upgrade with useful parental controls
Reviewed by Ed on 03/12/2013
This was an upgradfrom the "Technicolor" router provided by my ISP which was very slow with parental filtering enabled. Delivery from BT was within 2 days of my order - a little over-packaged, the outer cardboard box could have held 6 of them easily! Set-up was easy, a wizard asks a few basic questions (ISP/username/password) then simply replaced the old router with the new. The firmware as supplied was version 1.0 so I went straight to the TP-LINK website and upgraded to the latest version. (NOTE: If you plan to use OpenWRT with this router, don't do that - TP-Link have changed something in the bootstrap of the latest release which is incompatible with OpenWRT!) I used the "Firewall" settings to limit children's access during homework hours and after bedtime by device MAC address. This has been an immediate success (from my point of view anyway). The "Parental controls" section allows access ONLY during the configured times so not quite what I want. A worthwhile upgrade.
1* Poor
Reviewed by Mr.B.Chamberlain on 20/05/2014
I am very disappointed with this router.
It has lasted less than six months before developing a fault and becoming useless.Although its not the most expensive router on the market,it's neither the cheapest so I expected it to last longer than it has.
As the last TP-LINK product I purchased had a short life span (around the six month mark again), I decided to hang fire before leaving any feedback. Needless to say, I will be using another brand in future.
1* Stops Working!!!!
Reviewed by Becca on 11/11/2014
We were really happy with this router until it all of a sudden stopped working after 8 months use... Waiting to see what can be done but not a happy household with no internet!
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