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Not as good as the previous model
on 18 June 2011
I bought this because I have owned the previous model TD-W8950ND for several months and had been very happy and impressed with the performance.
This newer model, which I bought to use at another address, was a big disappointment. Although physically the same, that is where the similarity ends. The menu structure is much poorer and not nearly as intuitive and on my home line the ADSL statistics were poorer with a worse SNR.
After one week the unit started losing connectivity after a restart. I ended up returning it to Amazon, who handled the refund brilliantly, and managed to source one of the older models from another large on-line retailer.
The older model is working perfectly, just the same as my first item. These TP units do tend to run fairly warm and to that end I mount them on their end/side to allow better airflow around them.
It's a pity because TP-Link do make some pretty good low end networking products but I found the TD-W8951ND not to be up to the usual standard.