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Sep.2010
27

TP-Link'S TL-WR1043ND HAILED AS "MUST BUY ROUTER"

TP-Link's TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router has won top honors from Malaysia's Hardware Magazine with their Gold Award. The article identifies the router's attractive case as a positive aspect of TP-Link's routers only to illustrate a couple of differences between the TL-WR1043 and other TP-Link routers, namely a third antenna as well as an extra USB port for USB storage that can be shared across the network.

With the Router's Quick Setup Wizard, the testers had no problem setting up the router and mentioned the ease with which they did so, saying it was great for new users or more advanced users looking for more comprehensive functions found easily through the web interface.

In wireless tests, the TL-WR1043ND really began strutting its stuff, performing 1Gb transfers at 0m, 10, 30, and even 50 meters, with the fastest transfer time under 3 minutes and 11 seconds at 130Mbps from 10 meters away. With a score of 9.0/10.0 the article ends saying "With stable connections, fast speeds and superb long range, the TL-WR1043ND leaves its mark in the industry".

HWM TEST FIGURES FOR TP-WR1043ND 
Distance From Router Size of Transfer Transfer Completion Time Transfer Speed Percentage of Network Througput
Under 1m 1Gb 3 minutes and 51 seconds 117Mbps 57% network throughput
10m 1Gb (shorter time) 3 minutes and 11 seconds 130Mbps 73% network throughput
30m 1Gb 4 minutes and 12 seconds 104Mbps 70% network throughput
50m 1Gb 10 minutes 39Mbps 65% network throughput