TP-Link’s All-in-one Router TD-W8970 Won 4.25 Stars out of 5 from PC World Australia
TP-Link’s all-in-one modem router TD-W8970 was awarded 4.25 Stars out of 5 from PCWorld Australia, an IT site with over 25 years of brand awareness and credibility, consistently delivering editorial excellence through award-winning content and trusted product reviews.
One of the most impressive aspects for the testers was the TD-W8970's Web interface. It is attractive and has a clean layout that makes its information easy to locate. Furthermore, it's a quick interface that implements configuration changes almost immediately. Physically, it's an interesting-looking router with slight curves and angles; it uses green status LEDs rather than uncomfortable blue ones
Regarding the performance, the TD-W8970 has a good range of features and proved to be quick and reliable during the test period, It put up similar results in short-range (2m) and mid-range (10m) tests, recording a transfer rate of 12.48 megabytes per second (Mbps) from 2m away, with only a slight drop off to 12.2MBps from 10m away. During the whole test period, the testers never experienced drop-outs or slow-downs in performance, and the upload and download speeds that the modem achieved were on par with their expectations.
The editor summarized, saying "As far as all-in-one budget routers are concerned, this one is among the best, if not the absolute leader. Not only do you get a built-in ADSL2+ modem, 300Mbps Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, you also get support for 3G mobile broadband USB modems and you can also use it to plug in a cable or fiber modem."
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