A review to TP-LINK TL-WR841N
If you are looking for a cost-effective router for regular networking, the TP-Link TL-WR 841ND is the perfect choice for you. It will provide you with 802.11n wireless connection for a couple of bucks.
So, if you are going to opt for this router you should know the fact that it can work with four 10/100 MBps Ethernet ports and it can be linked to an independent modem by using a WAN port. Summing up, it is a device pretty easy to use and it has no complicated requirements.
The 802.11n regular router can broadcast data at a rate of 300 Mbps. If you used a 11g standard device, this will seem to you quite boosted when it comes to speed and range. Losing the connection at longer ranges is more than probable but the router can manage to keep the pace as long as it is allowed to broadcast the signal. Anyway, you will be able to set up and use VoLP applications, online games and high definition videos without experiencing any set back.
The configuration of the router is easy and you can use a Web interface. This will guide you through an installing program that will set up the router automatically. Anyway, you can set up the router manually. A standard firewall is available and you can turn it on or off as you please. You will have other settings like MAC, domain and IP filtering if you are interested in setting up some advanced options.
The TL-WR841N guarantees maximum bandwidth usage and control when it comes to extended data usage. This characteristic provides the possibility to get a particular bandwidth in order to avoid applications to steal considerably high bandwidth.
Also, you will have options like WPA, WPA2 and WEP keys as well as TKIP and AES encryption. The router does not have the option to switch among wireless standards, so users are blocked with 802.11g/b/n modes. You can choose between 13 different wireless channels and between 20MHz, 40MHz and automatic mode. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) key is meant to ensure easy access for users when it comes to establishing secure connections.
If you compare the TL-WR841N with other routers that also are affordable, you will see that the TL offers superior performance when it comes to range and data transfer speed. It can offer an average throughput greater than 6.5 megabytes per second at close range and more than this at a range of 10 meters. Anyway, if the distance is longer, the data transfer speed will be diminished and if there are obstacles between the router and your device, the speed may be even slower.