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5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job perfectly, 16 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: TP-LINK TD-8817 ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Modem Router (Accessory)
I bought this to stand between a wireless router and my phone line (my last wireless router/modem went belly up and left me with neither so to avoid this in the future, I thought I'd split the function between two devices).

The set up via a laptop connected with a LAN cable was easy enough to access and this modem dialled into my ADSL line with no issues at all - it was up and running within 5 mins. I had a bit of an issue getting it to interact with the wireless router I was tryign to set up as well (which was made by ASUS), primarily because both have a lot of high tech settings. This modem has a kind of quick start idiots route to getting it working immediately but nothing then for someone that needs to do something a little more high tech but doesn't have in depth networking knowledge.

However...I found a very helpful guide in one of the other reviews here (so will repeat it):
Modem: change IP address to something else i.e. 192.168.0.1, turn off DHCP
Wireless router: leave IP address as 192.168.1.1, set WAN connection as 192.168.0.250, subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway as 192.168.0.1 and DNS as 192.168.0.1

This ensures internet traffic from your wireless router passes to and from the TD-8817 modem/router.

Since doing this, it worked perfectly and hasn't dropped the connection since. Very reliable, small, unobtrusive, build quality feels fine (I like the push-in push-out on-off button, much better than the last Linksys router/modem). For reference, I am running this with the Asus RT-N66U wireless router and the setup is brilliant.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2013, 23:45:27 BST
Darren S says:
Hi, I have rtn66u and have just ordered this ,did you have to set it to bridge mode...thanks
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