TP-Link TD-W8961N 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router review

Bargain basement networking with performance to match

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We tested the wireless and WAN performance to see how the TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ modem router TD-W8961ND performed compared to a similar model, in this case a standard BT HomeHub 2.0.

Compared with the BT box the wireless transfer speeds were shockingly bad, but things did pick up.

The ADSL matched the downsteam and beat the upstream by a substantial amount, both in physical connection and tested transfer speeds. The TP-Link router happily performed at 100BaseT levels on the LAN connection

Wireless transfer speed

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ADSL connection speed

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ADSL transfer speeds

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