TP-LINK's TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is an incredibly robust all-in-one device allowing users to access high-speed internet connections and share them wirelessly at blazing 300Mbps wireless speeds or by using one of its 4 Gigabit LAN ports. With 2 multifunctional USB ports, users can share printers, files and media across the local network or the internet. What's more, this All-in-one device allows for two different connection types: ADSL, or Ethernet WAN, giving users the flexibility to access the Internet whichever method is most convenient.
Clear up your desktop!
The TD-W8970 does the work of several networking devices packed into one sleek device. With an ADSL2+ modem, NAT router and 300Mbps wireless access point, this device eliminates the need to purchase multiple devices to access and share a high-speed internet connections.
Full Gigabit Ports - More Power to You
With 300Mbps 802.11n wireless and 4 Gigabit LAN ports, the TD-W8970 is the ideal choice for bandwidth heavy users that rely on speedy, reliable connections for bandwidth intensive work or entertainment such as lag-free conference calls, HD video streaming or online gaming.
2 USB Sharing Ports - Easy Sharing
Using the TD-W8970's two multi-functional USB 2.0 ports, users can share printers, files and media either throughout the network at home with several different computers or even away, using the device's FTP server functions so that you never have to part with your files.
Interchangeable LAN/WAN Port - Versatile Connectivity
The TD-W8970 supports ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections among ADSL, cable or fiber modem using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary.
This device supports IPv6, which is foundational to the next generation Internet and enables a range of new services and improved user experiences.
The ability to support up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels simultaneously gives TD-W8970 users the flexibility to setup a virtual private network, to guarantee network security and take advantage of network access whether at home or away, for work or simply to access files from their local networks.
IP QoS - Efficient Bandwidth Control
IP QoS allows network administrators to allot a specific amount of available bandwidth to each network connected device simply by identifying it by its IP address, ensuring that those devices with critical tasks always have enough bandwidth and preventing any one device from hoarding bandwidth from the rest of the users on the network.
- Header / Manufacturer
- TP-LINK Technologies
- Header / Product Line
- Wireless router
- Header / Model
- Header / Packaged Quantity
- Modem / Digital Signaling Protocol
- Networking / Form Factor (FE)
- 300 Mbps
- Networking / Integrated Switch
- 4-port switch
- Networking / Connectivity Technology
- Miscellaneous / Encryption Algorithm
- 128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 192-bit AES, 256-bit AES, 64-bit WEP, DES, IKE, MD5, SHA-1, SSL, Triple DES, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
- System Requirements / OS Required
- Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Novell NetWare, UNIX
- Networking / Network / Transport Protocol
- DDNS, DHCP, DNS, IPoA, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoA, PPPoE, PPTP
- Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
- Networking / Remote Management Protocol
- HTTP, SNMP 1, SNMP 2c, Telnet
- Modem / Protocols & Specifications
- ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis), ITU G.992.5, ITU G.994.1 (G.hs), ITU G.995.1
- Header / Compatibility
- Mac, PC
- Networking / Routing Protocol
- Static IP routing
- Dimensions & Weight / Height
- 3.25 cm
- Dimensions & Weight / Width
- 24.3 cm
- Dimensions & Weight / Depth
- 16.06 cm
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Good budget upgrade with useful parental controls
Reviewed by Ed. Review Posted 03/12/2013
This was an upgradfrom the "Technicolor" router provided by my ISP which was very slow with parental filtering enabled. Delivery from Dabs was within 2 days of my order - a little over-packaged, the outer cardboard box could have held 6 of them easily! Set-up was easy, a wizard asks a few basic questions (ISP/username/password) then simply replaced the old router with the new. The firmware as supplied was version 1.0 so I went straight to the TP-LINK website and upgraded to the latest version. (NOTE: If you plan to use OpenWRT with this router, don't do that - TP-Link have changed something in the bootstrap of the latest release which is incompatible with OpenWRT!) I used the "Firewall" settings to limit children's access during homework hours and after bedtime by device MAC address. This has been an immediate success (from my point of view anyway). The "Parental controls" section allows access ONLY during the configured times so not quite what I want. A worthwhile upgrade.
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- Value for money
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