On the top of the router you have the main indicator lights as well as a large ventilation grille and an LED switch.
The side houses the power, reset and WiFi buttons.
On the back you find the three detachable antenna connectors, DSL port, two USB ports, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and power connector.
Getting Up and Running
Setup is simple and similar to most other aftermarket routers. You plug in all your connections, power up and connect to the router’s Wi-Fi network before being guided through an installation wizard. When connected to the router, you simply enter the address http://tplinkwifi.net (or 192.168.0.1) into a browser and the router automatically resolves it to its own IP address. You are then presented with the Quick Set-Up screen.
Using the TP-LINK Archer VR600 Router
TP-LINK has refined their interface and software over the past year and now features a standard interface across most of their routers. We have covered this in depth before, so I won’t repeat ourselves, but you can read about our full impressions here.
Overall the interface is clean, simple and modern, allowing you to easily access the features you require. There aren’t a wealth of advanced features on offer here – you won’t find a VPN server or Plex media server on the VR600. What you will find is good Dynamic DNS, Parental Control and Guest Network Settings.