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  1. thiggins

    TP-Link Announces Amazon-Exclusive AC Router

    TP-Link just announced its Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. The main thrust of the router is lower cost, given its $80 price tag. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard Qualcomm-based 3x3 AC1750 class router with a USB 2.0 port supporting storage sharing. It's up for order now on...
  2. thiggins

    2x2 AC Access Point Roundup

    Our roundup of 2x2 802.11ac access points shows top performance doesn't have to cost a lot. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  3. S

    AP/Router for my standalone router in a small house?

    Quick personal history: I've been burned too many times with wireless products where wireless inexplicably stops working. Between that and being a bit old school, I have a lot of my devices wired with ethernet. Once we started owning smart phones, I broke down and bought a Netgear WNDR3700 for...
  4. Nemni

    TP-Link repeaters wastes 715 MB/month on NTP

    If you’ve got a recent model TP-Link repeater (not routers!) on your network, you may want to look more closely into its NTP related traffic. Especially if you’re paying by the megabyte or are on a tight monthly data cap! I found that the firmware on TP-Link repeaters sends and receives 715 MB...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Reveals New Smart Home Camera With Night Vision

    The 1080p TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam with Night Vision has a range of 25 feet in the dark, shoots at 30 fps, and has a wide-angle view of 130 degrees. The KC120 is controlled via TP-Link’s Kasa app, giving its owners remote viewing capabilities with the option of storing up to 1 GB of video in the...
  6. thiggins

    Wi-Fi System Roundup

    We finally have our new Wi-Fi System test process up and running and ran the latest products from NETGEAR, TP-Link and eero through it. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  7. thiggins

    SNB's Wi-Fi System Tests Go Deeper - A Preview

    Here's a preview of what our new Wi-Fi System test process can do. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  8. Julio Urquidi

    Latest TP-Link Firmware Update Adds AV, New Alexa and IFTTT Skills

    HomeCare is a new security feature adding anti-virus and malware protection by TrendMicro. It detects network intrusions and quarantines infected devices, while enhancing parental controls and QoS operations. HomeCare will get its updates from TrendMicro, so supported devices such as TP-Link’s...
  9. W

    Difference Between TP Link SG108E Smart Switch v3 and v2?

    Version 3: Version 2: I haven't been able to determine anything other than support for fewer IGMP snooping groups in v3 vs v2 (32 vs 128). I don't believe v2 supports IPv6 and was hoping...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Mesh Wi-Fi System Now Shipping

    TP-Link just announced that the Deco M5, its entry in the distributed/mesh Wi-Fi system market, is now available. The Deco M5 comes in a three-unit pack and includes several security features, as well the usual router-based capabilities. TP-Link's announcement did not mention the Deco M5 Plus...
  11. Julio Urquidi

    All TP-Link Smart Home Products Now Google Assistant Compatible

    TP-Link just announced that its lines of smart plugs, smart switches and smart Wi-Fi bulbs can be now integrated and used with Google Assistant. Customers can now voice commands to power on Google managed home devices using Google Home, Google Pixel and compatible Android phones. By enabling...
  12. thiggins

    Sponsored: Wireless AC for SMB, More Affordable Than You Think

    Business grade access points are affordable and provide key performance improvements. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  13. Julio Urquidi

    Now Your QNAP NAS Can Be A Wireless Base Station

    Owners of TVS-x73 series and other QNAP NASes with PCIe slots can now go wireless by using QNAP’s new WirelessAP Station app and select PCIe wireless network cards, Based on QTS LXC Container and OpenWrt, the new Wireless AP feature lets users connect directly to the NAS over a secure...
  14. thiggins

    TP-Link CES 2017 Announcements

    TP-Link announced two mesh Wi-Fi products and more at CES 2017. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  15. NowhereMan

    Home Network DHCP Issues

    Hello, I've been using a TP-Link Archer C2600 for about a year now, its got the latest firmware update on it and was reset to factory settings as per their instructions. Here is my current firmware version: 1.1.7 Build 20160622 Rel. 56516 Before this I didn't have any issues, the network was...
  16. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link Adds New Color Hub-Free Smart Wi-Fi Bulb

    The 60 W LB130 is the fourth model released by TP-Link in the past few weeks, joining the LB100, LB110, and LB120. Like the other TP-Link smart Wi-Fi light bulbs, The LB130 is controlled using the TP-Link Kasa app (iOS and Android); has schedule, timing and countdown settings; and doesn’t...
  17. S

    Asus RT N66U vs TP LINK Archer C8

    Hello, am trying to choose between these to routers and i want to ask your advise. Maybe you can recommend me one of these two routers? Which one to choose? Any type of information is very valuable. Thank you!
  18. thiggins

    TP-Link LB120 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb with Tunable White Light Reviewed

    TP-Link's LB120 Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb with Tunable White Light has pretty much all the features you'd want in a smart LED bulb. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  19. Julio Urquidi

    TP-Link's New Smart Bulbs Don't Need Hub; Alexa Compatible

    TP-Link announced the availability of its new line of smart Wi-Fi bulbs which can be purchased from the company’s website, Amazon and Home Depot. The new LED lightbulbs include the LB100, the LB110 and the LB120. These new models don’t require a hub or bridge and can be controlled directly...
  20. thiggins

    TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C5 V2 Reviewed

    TP-LINK's AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C5 V2 is a very different router than the original. Read on SmallNetBuilder