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TP-Link TD-VG3631

TP-Link TD-VG3631
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TP-Link TD-VG3631 review: specs and price

TP-Link TD-VG3631
TP-Link TD-VG3631
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Why is TP-Link TD-VG3631 better than the average?

  • External antennas
    2vs1.01
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • USB ports
    2vs0.81

Top specs and features

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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2

3.USB ports

2

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

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4.thickness

177mm

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12mm

5.width

256mm

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21mm

6.height

51mm

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16mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

300MB/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 TD-VG3631

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.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

4.Has DNS relay
TP-Link TD-VG3631

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

Antennas

1.external antennas

2

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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Security

1.Has automatic IP
TP-Link TD-VG3631

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
TP-Link TD-VG3631

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has a static IP address
TP-Link TD-VG3631

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 a URL filter
TP-Link TD-VG3631

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.

5.Has WPA2-PSK
TP-Link TD-VG3631

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

6.Has PPTP Passthrough
TP-Link TD-VG3631

You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.

Features

1.Has QoS
TP-Link TD-VG3631

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.

2.Has dynamic routing
TP-Link TD-VG3631

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.

3.Has static routing
TP-Link TD-VG3631

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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