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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND 300Mbps Wireless N 4 Gigabit Port Cable Router (USB Port for Printers, Files or Media Sharing, EU plug included)

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews)
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  • Wireless N speed of up to 300Mbps makes it ideal for bandwidth consuming or interrupting sensitive applications
  • All gigabit ports ensure ultimate transfer speeds
  • Centrally storing and content sharing by connecting USB hard drives
  • CCA improves wireless performance while automatically avoiding channel conflicts
  • External detachable antennas allow for better alignment and stronger antenna upgrades
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight812 g
Product Dimensions29 x 23 x 8 cm
Item model numberTL-WR1043ND
Wireless Type802.11B
Wattage10 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,352 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight939 g
Date First Available3 July 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router -- TL-WR1043ND

TP-LINK's TL-WR1043ND 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router is an upgraded version with a brand-new exterior and better performance. The TL-WR1043ND can provide users with fast wired/wireless speed and strong wireless coverage for an improved networking experience. The router is equipped with a USB storage port on its rear panel, convenient for sharing printers, files and media with everyone on the network.

Speed Boost Mode -- Increase Wireless Speed up to 450Mbps

Once speed boost mode is enabled on the web management page, you can increase your TL-WR1043ND's wireless speeds up to 450Mbps. With speeds of up to 450Mbps, you can enjoy HD video streaming and online gaming with an even more fluid experience than 300Mbps.

HD streaming

Online gaming

Online chatting

Fully Extended Coverage -- 3*5dBi Antennas

3 external 5dBi antennas combined with higher quality antenna technology provide users with large wireless coverage and strong wireless signal intensity from anywhere in your large home or office.

Blazing Wired Speeds-5 Gigabit Ports + 800Mbps Hardware NAT

With 5 built-in gigabit ports and a Hardware NAT function, the wireless router provides powerful data processing capabilities. Its NAT WAN to LAN throughput can achieve up to 800Mbps+ allowing users to unleash the full potential of their networks.

Easy for Sharing

Using the TL-WR1043's multi-functional USB ports, users can share printers, files and media either throughout the network at home with several different computers or even away. Using the device's ftp server functions so that you never have to part with your files.

TP-LINK Wireless Routers -- Which TP-LINK Wireless Router is Right for Me?
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Product Name AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router 300Mbps Wireless N Router
Supports Dual Band Connection - -
WiFi Speed Up to 5GHz 1300Mbps + 2.4GHz 450Mbps 5GHz 300Mbps + 2.4GHz 300Mbps 2.4GHz 450Mbps 2.4GHz 300Mbps
WiFi Coverage Superior Best Best Good
Versatile USB Port 2 USB Ports 2 USB Ports 1 USB Port -
HD Video/Online Gaming Superior Best Better Good
Basic Internet Tasks (surf, email......)

Box Contains

TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router
DC Power Adapter for TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router
Quick Installation Guide
Resource CD for TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router, including User Guide
Separate modem ADSL2, broadband Internet connection with RJ45 required. For cable contention.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Has its moments 14 Oct 2012
Format:Accessory|Verified Purchase
I'm another Virgin Superhub user looking for wifi that works and was led to the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND by price and review.

When it works, it works very well. But it has spells where the Wifi performance fluctuates to the point I want to reach for a hammer.

Some context: I have a large amount of professional experience in configuring commercial networks large and small... in my most important network there are six users each with a plethora of network devices. The four kids have laptops, desktops, Wifi mobile devices in addition to games consoles and my partner has iPhone, iPad and iMac ("it should just bloody work"). And I have my own modest collection of laptops and desktops. And a wifi printer. And the NAS. You should also know that I resent spending my time at home in network support mode. Which is why I wanted to replace the Superhub wifi function after that recent, disastrous firmware update became the last straw.

Switching the TP-WR1043ND on straight out of the box showed that setup on defaults was easy and worked fine. But I clearly like to configure things so I set up my preferred IP ranges and fixed device addresses. Still good. A few problems with something retaining my previous SSID name, but this wasn't the fault of the router and changing the SSID worked fine. I saw speed to the big iMac nearly double and all devices had noticeable improvement in signal strength around the house: the router is in the same place as the Superhub was (thats now tucked behind the TV out of sight, grrrrr).

There is no 'guest network' facility, which is only a pain because I don't like having to configure and re-configure the kid's Nintendo Gameboys...
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DD-WRT & Virgin Media's 100Mbs+ Compatible 23 Jun 2012
Format:Accessory|Verified Purchase
I needed a router compatible with Virgin Media's 100Mbs (soon to be 120Mbps) plan and DD-WRT firmware. My old D-Link 615 router kept bottlenecking when I was downloading at full speed which averaging at 90Mbps download at speedtest.net and knowing I was in need of an upgrade from 10/100Mbps to 1000Mbps ports. After I upgraded to the P-Link TL-WR1043ND with cat6 cables I average at 105Mbps download at speedtest.net with no bottlenecks what so ever. So far I haven't had a problems with Wi-Fi dropping out and I have 5+ devices connected but I did boost TX POWER in advanced wireless setting to 80 in DD-WRT firmware.

Only problem I had was with DD-WRT firmware blocking access to my VPN (virtual private network) from an outside source. After looking around the forums I had this command script (listed below) which I added to the start-up and it worked a treat.

/sbin/insmod xt_connmark
/sbin/insmod xt_mark
/sbin/insmod nf_conntrack_proto_gre
/sbin/insmod nf_conntrack_pptp
/sbin/insmod nf_nat_proto_gre
/sbin/insmod nf_nat_pptp
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99 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little router 10 Jan 2011
I cannot comment on this router in terms of its DHCP as I have never used that function, similarly for the NAS.
However everything else is quite commendable. Most of the negative reviews on this site are as a result of improper setup as opposed to problems with the actual unit.

Firstly, please note that if you plan to expand your wireless range with this router and you only have "G" devices, you will not notice any difference. You will also need up upgrade your devices to "N" to gain the increased range. This is not a restriction of the router, this is a restriction of the wireless standard itself.

Very simple to set up with a very easy to use interface; in fact the TP Link firmware is one of the easiest to navigate I've come across. The router was set up in no time at all and offered a very high level of stability. A nice touch is the ability to enable QoS, meaning that if someone decides to start downloading a movie then they don't immediately hog all the bandwidth for the other users!

I then installed DD-WRT onto it very easily, and configured it as a custom wireless bridge point. The beauty of this router is that it even states in the manual that the DD-WRT firmware is supported, although they will offer no technical assistance if you choose to use it.
The router was easily reconfigured as part of my wireless bridge setup and has been stable ever since I turned it on, both before and after the firmware change.

I cannot fault this router in any way; it is stable, has a good signal range and has effective native firmware - supporting DD-WRT to boot. 5 stars.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, 50/50 really 1 Feb 2012
Format:Accessory|Verified Purchase
First off, it's a top class router, well built and very strong signal. Most of the time. This is where the problem lies, as many other reviewers have stated, this thing occasionally loses internet connection for some weird reason. After doing a bit of reading on the net I "think" it may have something to do with the mobile phones in the house that are using wi-fi and then going into sleep mode, possibly, not 100% sure on that.

But anyway, my son xbox's on it quite a bit, there are 3 mobile phones in the house, 3 laptops, 1 Archos A43 and 1 iPod touch that connect to this router without any problems. I managed to solve the occasional loss in internet by upgrading the firmware to one of the customized firmwares available out there, bit of a risk and definitely not for the faint-hearted and I wouldn't recommend doing it as it voids your warranty and you run the risk of breaking your router. You also have to be fairly internet savvy to figure out all the settings as well. But I took a chance and it's working like a dream now, so perhaps TP-Link need to update their firmware to resolve this issue?

So yeah, signal wise, top notch, I lay in bed upstairs at night and like to browse the net on my little 4" A43 (iPod touch kinda thing) and on the old router (D-Link DIR 615) I would have to turn the device upside down and hang it over the edge of the bed towards the floor so it could pick up the wi-fi signal, lol, with this new router there is none of that, the whole of upstairs now has really strong solid wi-fi signal so top marks for that.

I am on Virgin Media 20MB broadband and it connects flawlessly, although there is a bit of a trick to get it working if you struggle getting it to connect initially.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not 1G
Good wireless router, works flawlessly with current OpenWrt. Quite surprisingly despite its 700MHz+ CPU it has some trouble pushing 1G. 700-800MBit - not a problem. 1G. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Anton R. Ivanov
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well
Very happy with this device
Published 8 days ago by Lizzy
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, but you gets what you pay for
After lightning took out my Asus AC66, I was looking for something that would improve the range of my Virgin Superhub but without the price of the AC66. Read more
Published 15 days ago by J. O'Hare
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good bit of kit
I bought this as my son in law is using the same and I am having no problems with it what so ever.
Well worth the money,and would reccomend it to anyone needing a reliable... Read more
Published 17 days ago by mervyn middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great range, fast
Very pleased with this router. It is Open-WRT/DD-WRT compatible but I've not done that yet. Very happy with the range. Read more
Published 1 month ago by burgersnchips
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid router
Easy to set up, easy to use and works on many broadband connections Inc any BT based line fibre connections and bonus of full gigabit ports and usb2 host (with a fibre or adsl... Read more
Published 1 month ago by mavis york
Offered this item, V2 of the router, as shown and described on this listing, however the seller supplies the old and inferior V1 router which looks totally different but carries... Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. Bramley
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but has issues
Great when it works but every few days it will drop wifi and lan connections. A quick reboot solves this but its no good if you need remote access while abroad. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Raze1000
5.0 out of 5 stars TP-Link fibre/cable router
Bought as replacement for router supplied by broadband supplier. Very easy to set up, just need your user name and password of your broadband supplier. Read more
Published 2 months ago by peterhall4
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Has stablised my wireless connection my hub 4 was always cutting out for no apparent reason.Had to always be reseting it, havent had to do it once with the new wr1043nd. Read more
Published 2 months ago by larchie
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