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    Default How good is TP-LINK gear?

    Hi guys. I need a new ADSL modem, and I am also wanting to buy a switch, and I am wondering what experience you guys have with TP-LINK modems and switches, in particular the folliwing:

    TP-LINK TD-8810 ADSL2+ Router
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    TP-LINK TD-8840 ADSL2+ Router
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    TP-LINK TL-SF1008D 8-Port 10/100M Fast Ethernet Switch

    They come with three years of warranty as you can see here.

    I'll be using an airport base station with the modem plugged into the WAN port on the airport extreme and the switch plugged into the LAN port on the a.p.ex.

    Just wondering what you guys have experienced with the tp-link 's

    Also, my current adsl modem, a siemens speedstream, when disconnected always waits for the session to be closed on the line before it can create a new session and reconnect to the net if the net connection is lost, and this drives me insane because it can be anywaherer from a 2 minute wait to a 15+ minute wait, and I want to know if anyone knows if the tp-links have this same problem?

    Cheers guys and thanks in advance

    Jeff

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    Some info here - http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/651445.html
    Not necessarily about the models your looking at but will give you an idea about the brand i guess

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    Iv been using a TP-Link gigabit switch for over a year and has not given a single problem
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    TP-Link switches are fine, it's hard to mess up a switch.

    Their routers and modems, though ... gnagh. Crap.

    Re the SpeedStream: let me guess, you're on Bigpond? The reason why Bigpong use the SpeedStreams is because there is no modem that can match them for stability over really shitty line conditions. If your phoneline is like most of the copper in Newcs, it'll be pretty bad, and a TP-Link's internal line-isolation filter is appalling -- anything less than perfect line conditions and it'll be dropping sync several times an hour. My guess is that the so-called session timeout is more to do with something at the exchange end, not the modem itself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brains View Post
    Re the SpeedStream: let me guess, you're on Bigpond? The reason why Bigpong use the SpeedStreams is because there is no modem that can match them for stability over really shitty line conditions. If your phoneline is like most of the copper in Newcs, it'll be pretty bad, and a TP-Link's internal line-isolation filter is appalling -- anything less than perfect line conditions and it'll be dropping sync several times an hour. My guess is that the so-called session timeout is more to do with something at the exchange end, not the modem itself.
    The speedstream was given to me for free when I joined telstra bigpuddle but i have since moved on from them because of their poor service and poor customer support.

    I think it has to be the modem side of things as the modem I had previously was a netcomm wireless something and it always reconnected immediately, and I tried my friend's linksys here too and it was the same, reconnecting immediately.

    the other alternative I may have is a d-link modem ? how good are they?

    also i think my line is pretty good now, i'm like 1km away from the exchange. its on the lakemaquarie side of newcastle, in a pretty new area, not like in the city of newcastle, they have truly crappy cabling. the lines we have support adsl2 and the equpment on the exchange supports adsl2, infact i will be getting that shortly hopefully.

    (that brings me to another weird thing. i have researched it out and my exchange only has Telstra Wholesale equipment in the exchange, now my ISP goes through Optus as their wholesaler. I have spoken to the technitian that works on the exchange here in this are aand he has confirmed that the exchange is 100% ADSL2+ ready. now I have contacted my ISP and they first said that they cannot provide me with adsl2 as they go through optus as their wholesaler not telstra, so i asked them how that works when we only have telstra wholesaleequipment which has been confirmed to me by the tech as adsl2+ equipment, to which they said "sorry, we cannot provide you with adsl. we are not able to provide you with adsl2"?)

    i've been having other priblems with this actual modem too as with this modem every few days when loading pages it stalls about half way through for about a minute before continuing, and rebooting the modem fixes that problem for a few days more. again, my friends burrowed modem worked fine with no issues.

    overall the siemens i have i think is very poor in quality, and to be honest i wouldnt buy a siemens unless it was the last resort.

    jeff.

    (sorry bout the typos, you'll figure the words out :P)

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    D-Link are shit too.

    Buy a Billion or Netgear modem router.

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    I'm with Decryption on this one... Billion or Netgear hands down.

    TP-Link, D-Link and Belkin are more trouble then they are worth in my experience. I'll always buy Netgear or Billion only now for that reason.

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    Sorry to digg up this old thread, but I just thought I'd let you know that I bought the TP-LINK TD-8840 ADSL2+ Router and the TP-LINK TL-SF1008D 8-Port 10/100M Fast Ethernet Switch and a verry happy with them indeed. Since I know what I'm doing for the most part any issue i had I resolved in a matter of a few minutes, and it was mostly just authentication failures. DAMN YOU TELSTRA!

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    TP-Link got some good reviews in recent PC User Australia mags. So for the price I can't imagine they would be that bad. Good to hear you have had good experience with the products in question.

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