TP-LINK TD-W8970 Gigabit Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (300 Mbps, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Media/Print Server and Multi Accounts)
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- All-in-one device: ADSL2+ modem, NAT router, 4-gigabit-port switch and wireless N access point
- Versatile connectivity, ADSL or Ethernet WAN for multiple internet connection types
- 300 Mbps wireless speed and gigabit ethernet ports, ideal for multiple HD video streams
- 2 USB ports for storage sharing, printer sharing, FTP server and media server
- WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions provide user networks with active protection against security threats
- 3 Years Warranty
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What This Product Does
TP-LINK's TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is an incredibly robust all-in-one device allowing users to access high-speed internet connections and share them wirelessly at blazing 300Mbps wireless speeds or by using one of its 4 Gigabit LAN ports. With 2 multifunctional USB ports, users can share printers, files and media across the local network or the internet. What's more, this All-in-one device allows for two different connection types: ADSL, or Ethernet WAN, giving users the flexibility to access the Internet whichever method is most convenient.
Full Gigabit Ports - More Power to You
With 300Mbps 802.11n wireless and 4 Gigabit LAN ports, the TD-W8970 is the ideal choice for bandwidth heavy users that rely on speedy, reliable connections for bandwidth intensive work or entertainment such as lag-free conference calls, HD video streaming or online gaming.
2 USB Sharing Ports - Easy Sharing
Using the TD-W8970's two multi-functional USB 2.0 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.
The TD-W8970 does the work of several networking devices packed into one sleek device. With an ADSL2+ modem, NAT router and 300Mbps wireless access point, this device eliminates the need to purchase multiple devices to access and share a high-speed internet connections.
Interchangeable LAN/WAN Port
The TD-W8970 supports ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections among ADSL, cable or fiber modem using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary. Its EWAN to LAN throughput can achieve up to 900Mbps+ allowing users to unleash the full potential of their networks.
New released firmware to improve performance. Firmware can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
Quick Installation Guide
You can download the Quick Installation Guide following the link.
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|Wifi Speed up to||300Mpbs||300Mbps||300Mpbs+300Mpbs||300Mpbs+867Mpbs||450Mpbs+1300Mpbs|
|Gigabit Lan port to connect wired devices||4 x Megabit||4||4||4||4|
|USB ports for storage and sharing||1× USB 2.0||2× USB 2.0||2× USB 2.0||2× USB 2.0||2× USB 2.0|
|Hardware NAT to get high Internet speed||√||√|
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Wireless Modem Router
RJ-11 Telephone Cable
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
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Top Customer Reviews
I am using this with an ADSL+ Connection. Have the latest firmware and have it plugged into a gigabit network.
What I have noticed:
Is much slower sometimes to synchronise than my other modems (I have a collection that I've gathered over the last 5 years !) on the dsl connection.
I've noticed that sometimes I have to plug out the LAN and turn off the Wifi - before it syncs the DSL.
Other times it can take up to 30 mins to get back into business - when even the providers modems will synch the lines virtually immediately.
Also it can happily work for up up to two weeks and then suddenly have problems where I have to reset it as per above.
My own hunch is that it is overloaded with the many devices running on the home network - (2 NAS Servers, 10 Wemo devices, 4 PCs, 3 Tablets, 2 Phones, Xbox One, Wii, Some mini routers and Home plugs - and also a couple of media players - raspberry pi's,chromecast etc etc..).
So what I would say is that if you have a modern enough home network - with lots of devices running - I would reconsider using this as your main router.
Sometimes over the past few months I see cases where it says that a device is connected - ip address etc. assigned.
- however (especially with the wireless devices) they simply freeze up when assessing the internet. Again the soln is to reset it - with less load.
The USB printer server - needs some awkward to use TP-Link software running on your PC.
In its favour I find that its range is quite good and the gigabit lan ports work great.
If you have a small home network (10 or less devices - you might find this ticks all the boxes).Read more ›
I was dreading setting up a new router fearing I would end up with no internet connection at all. I needn't have worried.
I simply followed the instructions on the set up disc and everything was so easy; up and running in a matter of minutes.
I would have liked the mains adapter power and connection leads to have been longer but this probably won't be a problem for most people. This TP-Link Wireless Modem Router with its outer plastic case is solid and well made and with its shiny black finish and green indicator lights gives an impression of quality which certainly looks good on my telephone table.
With its variety of connections, excellent performance, classy looks and build quality I doubt very much if this modem / router could be bettered for anywhere near its present asking price. Excellent!
This router is for ADSL only. So if you have a fibre connection it will not work unless you flash the firmware.
If you are looking to replace a BT Fibre HomeHub why not try the TP Link TD9980.
In general the TP Link Modem / Routers are easy to set up, have a reasonable WiFi signal and overall are much better than the ISP provided routers
After using it for more than 1 year, I can say that these work as expected. I have my HP printer connected to it via one of the USB port.
Signal is pretty strong and now I can use my wifi outside my building (not too far though) which was not possible with the earlier router.
Build of the router is good, though plastic, it is better quality plastic (not flimsy ones).
The aerials/antennas have screws and can be rotated 360, independent of each other.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked completely fine being used in bridge mode (Sky broadband only allow you to use their own router, so I daisy-chained it through the Sky Hub and used it for streaming between... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Mr. Paul Fitzpatrick
It were 5 stars but after 14 months the wifi keep disconnect . it has 3 years warranty .
should i contact Tp-link or amazon for repairs ?
Excellent thank you so much I would defiantly recommend super fast deliveryPublished 3 months ago by Martin Wilson,
Had some compatability issies so had to send it back. Won't give it 1* though because that just might be me.Published 4 months ago by Andrew S
really pleased with this box as I am with all Tp- link products I have purchased in past , only thing will mention is make sure you have latest firmware installed in unit to get... Read morePublished 5 months ago by victor taylor
This router has now been going for over 2 years, without so much as a hiccup or hitch.
A breeze to set-up and configure, and no issues with online gaming.