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TP-Link N900

TP-Link N900
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TP-Link N900 review: specs and price

TP-Link N900
TP-Link N900

Why is TP-Link N900 better than the average?

  • WiFi speed
    900MB/svs506.02MB/s
  • External antennas
    3vs1.01
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • USB ports
    2vs0.81
  • Internal antennas
    3vs2.58
  • Height
    33mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

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General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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2.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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3.USB ports

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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4.thickness

160mm

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12mm

5.width

243mm

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21mm

6.height

33mm

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16mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

900MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
TP-Link N900

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.Has dual-band technology
TP-Link N900

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

4.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

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Antennas

1.external antennas

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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3

2.internal antennas

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

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6

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Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
TP-Link N900

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a URL filter
TP-Link N900

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

3.Has a static IP address
TP-Link N900

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

4.Has L2TP Passthrough
TP-Link N900

You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.

5.Has DoS protection
TP-Link N900

DoS protection guards a content network against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. These flood a network with server requests, slowing overall traffic and potentially causing long term interruptions.

6.Has MAC address filtering
TP-Link N900

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

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Features

1.Is DLNA certified
TP-Link N900

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

2.Has QoS
TP-Link N900

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

3.IPv6 enabled
TP-Link N900

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

4.Network Time Protocol enabled
TP-Link N900

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

5.Has dynamic routing
TP-Link N900

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

6.Has Universal Plug n Play
TP-Link N900

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

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