TP-link N300 WiFi Wireless Router TL-WR845N Review

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Nobody wants to have wires draped around their home to ensure that they connect to the internet. In fact, many devices won’t even allow you to hook up using wires anyway. If you want an internet connection in your home, you need to get your hands on a wireless router. The TP-Link range of products is often regarded as being some of the best wireless routers on the market.

Here, we want to give you a review of the TP-Link N300 WiFi Wireless Router. This is one of the more popular products in their range.

Features/Design

You may think that wireless routers are rather simple contraptions where it doesn’t really matter which one you get. Well, that is something that couldn’t be further from the truth. You see, the features of a wireless router will help determine the quality of the connection and how secure it actually is. Luckily, the TP-Link N300 is absolutely teeming with features.

The standout feature will be the 300Mbps speed of the connection. Many people believe that they do not need something this fast if they have a slower internet connection. You do. The higher the speed of the router, the better the connection there will be between your router and computer. This will lead to less lag, particularly if you are streaming high definition videos.

If you have a larger home, you will enjoy the three antennas that sit on top of this router. It ensures that the connection remains strong no matter where you are in your home.

One of the better features is the ability to control just how much bandwidth is allotted to each device in your home. This means that you do not have a single device that is hogging all of the internet resources. Everybody can have a roughly even connection speed with the router. This isn’t really a feature that you will find in many other wireless routers on the market, so if you do have multiple devices in your home, then this is probably the route to go down.

The security of this router is second to none. If you want to switch on WPS mode, then all you need to do is hit a single button. Nobody other than you will have access to this router unless you want them to. It is that secure. This means that this router would probably be ideal for those that live in slightly more crowded areas where people will often try to gain access to other people’s routers, sometimes just because they want access to the internet connection and, in other cases, for slightly more nefarious reasons.

If you have guests that come into your home regularly, then you will be pleased to know that there is a ‘guest mode’ on the router. Share the connection like that and you won’t have to give up your wifi password to anybody. This ensures that the router is even more secure than many of the competitors on the market. This is just the way that we like it.

While we reckon that most people are going to be using this router in standard router mode, you can also turn it into an access point or a wireless extender (if you have another wireless router in your home). This makes this an incredibly versatile piece of kit.

This router is dead easy to set-up. In fact, for the most part, it is simply a case of connecting it to your internet connection, switching it on and you are ready to go. However, if you want to tinker about with some of the settings to really get the most out of your TP-Link N300 Wifi Wireless Router, then it can be done through your computer or through your mobile device. Everything should be fairly self-explanatory, even if you haven’t used a router before. As this is a TP-Link product, it comes equipped with a decent user manual anyway.

Pros; Cons

Pros

  • High-speed router. Ideal for streaming or gaming.
  • Versatile router with multiple ‘modes’ that you can use.
  • Huge range on the router. Ideal for larger homes.
  • Easy to administer

Cons

  • Not the most robustly built router on the market. So, try to avoid knocking it around too much.

Conclusion

If you want a decent wireless router that will never drop your connection when you are using it, then we seriously urge you to check out the TP-Link N300. It has a ton of positives but very few downsides. This is almost a ‘must buy’.

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