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Worked perfectly straight out of the box, clear 5GHZ signal 100M+ download speeds!
on 4 August 2015
Initially I thought there was a problem, despite some of the negative reviews on here I'd seen the majority of good ones and purchased this router. Set up was very easy, I'd followed some advice and renamed the SSID using my old Virgin one with the same password, my PC and other devices all immediately connected. However the real reason I purchased this router was for the 5ghz wireless and I was a little concerned that INSSIDER was reporting a max speed of 54 when it should have been far, far greater, on top of that my download speeds had dropped to below 20M, sometimes only even 5M (I had been averaging 20-30M on the Virgin Superhub. I could find nothing online on in the router menus that seemed to allow me to change this. I emailed TP-Link but given some of the reviews was guessing I was unlikely to receive a response. Just after sending the email I discovered purely by chance a comment online that said INSSIDER V3 (the free one) couldn't/wouldn't work with the latest wireless standards a/ac and would report automatically 54! I downloaded another scanner and lo and behold discovered the router was actually running at 300mbps not 54! I however was still getting slow downloads and Virgin were claiming everything was fine their end. I should add I was getting a pretty good signal from this router despite one brick wall and the length of the house between it and my PC. By now it was late and I left it until early the next morning before checking my download speed (note I'd left the PC on and connected and had changed nothing from the evening before) and suddenly my speed was hitting the maximum that I subscribe to 100M! I checked again and again and in fact several days later I've just checked again and I'm still hitting 100M On top of that I'd had a response from TP-Link who suggested a variety of things I should do to enable them to diagnose better the problem. I had to email them back with an apology since quite plainly the only thing at fault was INSSIDER from reporting the incorrect speed and Virgin for yet again denying they had an issue when they plainly did! I have no hesitation in recommending this router and can also say how excellent TP-Links service was (OK they didn't need to do anything in the end but the replied within hours and indeed I've had a follow up email from them after my apologetic email)