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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value ADSL2+ modem and router, 12 April 2011
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This review is from: TP-LINK TD-8817 ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Modem Router (Accessory)
I was looking for an ADSL2+ modem to go with a new TP-Link TL-WR1043ND gigabit router. I prefer the flexibility of a separate modem and router than an combined modem/router. This is especially useful if I move to a fibre based internet connection in the future as I won't need to change my router only the modem.

Searching for ADSL2+ modems shown them to be rather expensive for what they are. However a few further searches on Amazon found me this very cheap TP-Link TD-8817 modem (and single port router).

Installation was very simple (I updated to the latest firmware) and I was up and running in minutes! Initially I just connected a PC to the WAN port of the TD-8817 to check out access to the internet. Following this I then connected the supplied ethernet cable to my TL-WR1043ND.

Note to anyone considering a similar setup and is a little lost on the networking front.... As supplied both routers have the same default IP address and DHCP switched on. I changed the TD-8817 from the supplied 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.0.1 and switched DHCP off. I left the TL-WR1043ND router with the supplied 192.168.1.1 address and DHCP switched on, but configured the WAN connection as 192.168.0.250 (note this could be anything you like in the 192.168.0.xxx range, e.g. 192.168.0.100), subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway as 192.168.0.1 and DNS as 192.168.0.1 to ensure internet traffic from the TL-WR1043ND passes to and from the TD-8817 modem/router. All was up and running smoothly within 30 mins. This setup has also continued to run without any rebooting for the last couple of months I've had the kit.

I thoroughly recommend the TD-8817, great value for money and it just works straight out of the box. The same is true of the TL-WR1043ND, it has a very useful USB port on it which I use to provide a network access to USB disk drive.
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Initial post: 11 Jun 2012 10:39:12 BDT
Zebedee says:
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Posted on 17 Sep 2012 21:22:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Sep 2012 21:22:27 BDT
domright says:
Thanks very much! Should know this stuff but can never remember. Saved me lots of time! Dominic

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 18:16:08 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 16 Feb 2013 20:32:39 GMT]

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Posted on 24 May 2013 16:02:57 BDT
S Marlow says:
It sounds like you're using two routers, both doing NAT. I'm surprised it works.

Posted on 1 Jun 2013 13:06:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2013 10:27:17 BDT
Fred Chan says:
What you (S.May)suggested worked but was very unstable for me when I tried it (with N99U router). Whenever I did any router configuation change the router would loose all internet connection and I had to do a reboot either or reboot to factory state. Moreover the TD-8817 will have a dynamic IP address from ISP and the N66U will have a private IP address e.g 192.168.x.x . this means that the DDNS service (and all the functions which require DDNS will not work). To have these functions I used the TD-8817 in brdige mode. On the TD-8817 set the router address as 192.168.0.1 (if the N66U is 192.168.1.1) then run the setup wizard and select bridge mode (by the way I am using O2 /BE ISP ). Then on the N66U run the setup wizard by going into set factory defaults and then restore the factory settings. Then the startup wizard will prompt you to select service, select dynamic IP (for O2/BE but other ISP may require you to select PPPoA). Reboot the N66u and you will then see on the "network map" the real public IP address! Then you can set up DDNS. I have just done this successfully and accessing the internet. If this last step did not work on the N66U , reboot the N66U again.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2013 13:07:20 BDT
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Posted on 22 Jan 2014 16:19:22 GMT
This review is for a different product, TD-8817, than the product it is attached to, TD-8616.
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