Network expert company, Shenzhen-headquartered company TP-Link is a well-known manufacturer of end user networking equipment and especially wireless devices.
TP-Link has just announced the introduction of the new TL-WDR4300 N750 dual-band Gigabit router, on its official website
The company is known to be a provider of affordable high-performance wireless networking equipment and, when compared with leaders like Netgear and Linksys, their prices are considerably lower for potentially much more powerful hardware platforms.
TP-Link’s products are not only about the best cost per performance ratio, but they are also known for having more modest and sometimes buggy firmware, especially when it comes with more complex products such as routers.
When networking adapters are involved, may those be wired or wireless, TP-Link-branded devices will probably not disappoint you.
If you’re willing to risk it and experiment with the TL-WDR4300 N750 dual-band Gigabit router, you might also try some alternative custom firmware builds, but these are mostly recommended for experienced users.
The TL-WDR4300 N750 platform is very powerful and feature-rich. The router can sustain two independent wireless networks: one in the 2.4 GHz band with a maximum data rate of 300 Mb/s, and one in the 5GHz band with a maximum of 450 Mb/s.
The device also comes with two USB 2.0 ports that are able to provide the owner with a simple way of sharing an external HDD on the network or, most useful, a printer.
The manufacturer claims a maximum throughput of over 800 Mb/s with hardware network address translation (NAT).
The router comes with three external detachable antennas, but the gain is not specified.
One important addition is VPN support with PPTP, L2TP, IPSec.
As TP-Link accustomed us, the price is quite affordable considering the capabilities of the platform, and the new TL-WDR4300 N750 dual-band Gigabit router will sell for about 90 USD.
That around €70 for the European wireless fans.