Review: TP-LINK Archer VR600 AC1600 VDSL2 Modem Router

On the top of the router you have the main indicator lights as well as a large ventilation grille and an LED switch.

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The side houses the power, reset and WiFi buttons.

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On the back you find the three detachable antenna connectors, DSL port, two USB ports, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and power connector.

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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 (or 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.

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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.


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