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TP Link Archer D9 - $99 Shipped @ Wireless1

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One of the top end routers for it's class. Haven't seen this price for an Archer D9 yet.
Njoy!

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  • +1 vote

    And what's this mysterious price then? Price and seller in title, please.

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    PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH 'FTTN'(Fibre to the Node) NBN CONNECTIONS

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    Was this price at CentreCom last week

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    Great find. Thanks! $79.20 after AmEx PayPal rebate (for those who have it).

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    Sweet finally upgrading my 10 year old billion modem

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    No official firmware updates since 2015. Have they dropped support, or did they just get it perfect at that point?

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    This is cheap. However, if there is no further support, does it mean it will not have KRACK Vulnerability fixes for its WPA2 WiFi security ?

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      KRACK is for the most part a client side bug. Unless you're using this router as a WIFI bridge, it likely won't allow your neighbour to hack you. Can't say the same for every other bug discovered in the last 2-3 years though.

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    Bought one last one
    Month for 132 at OW using price match and thought that was a good deal. It's ok, seemed stable enough and was pleased with price at that time, same or similar internals as ac68u by the look but much less support/more basic firmware. Advantage is 3 year warranty as modem routers we've had tend to die at 2.5 years.

    Easy to set up for a normal home user and for $99 an no brainier. Wireless 1 were also easy to deal with for warranty claims(as easy as anyone else I guess)

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    5% price beat at OW if you can be bothered to find stock.

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    These are very solid modem routers for ADSL2 and hold up very well when a fair distance from the exchange. I use quite a few of these and the (normally cheaper) D7 model. Aesthetics apart, I find the main noticeable benefit of the D9 over the D7 is better WiFi range.

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    Thanks, for $99 I just bought one and hoping it will give me some improvement over my current TP-Link TD-W8960N modem.

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      I've got the same as you and have had it for 4 years without any issues.
      Bought the D9 as it looks like a big improvement.

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        Well I am not expecting a "big" improvement. Just like to have slightly higher wireless speed and slightly stronger signal than before.

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      The earlier versions of this router were pretty good - the last being a basic white box from memory. Sadly though they tended to die with blown capacitors after 3/4 years. Until then though very good.

      The later versions, those with a kind of mushroom shaped blue case and others like them have never worked well for me, and I've used or installed (and ripped out) heaps of various versions. That's why I went to the D5/7/9 versions and they appear to be very reliable in practice.

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      nothing can beat our 8960's!! HOW DARE YOU TRAITOR!!!

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    I have a 3-year old D7. Is it worth upgrading to this to improve my wireless signal in the bedroom? My D7 is in the family room and signal is not the best in the bedroom.

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      The reviews say one of the few benefits over the D7 is the increased wireless range, however I wouldn't expect a significant improvement. Perhaps you'd be better off spending your money on a wireless extender that you can plug in somewhere between your room and the family room.

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        Cheers for the reply. I think I'll give it a pass for now and wait until a deal for a better modem-router is available.

        I'm pretty sure I have a Xiaomi extender I bought from an OzB deal a couple of months ago that I've chucked in a drawer somewhere in the house, LOL. Problem with it is that I don't want to increase wireless traffic as I've already got too many wifi devices already!

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          Wireless extenders seldom work well in my experience. As additional wired APs yes, but not as extenders.

          The D9 "should" perform better than the D7 and I have installed lots of both models so speak from actual experience. Whilst there are most likely better WiFi routers around you'll start to pay serious $$$ rather than $99.

          With WiFi you need to analyse the visible networks and optimise so that yours uses the least used channels etc. Also in practice 802.11n will normally give you better range than 802.11ac but each environment is unique…

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          @freddofrog42:

          Yeah, agree with the extender. And I have setup my D7 with the least channel. You're making me rethink about getting the D9, LOL. Cheers!

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    I've got this model - good adsl router but when I opt-in for NBN I won't be able to hang onto it as doesn't support connection to a home phone.

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    Got an Archer D7 and it's pretty average. Better than anything else for this price, but it's not going to compete too well with a quality AC1900 router, so don't expect too much.

    Note the D7 (afaik) is basically the same, just with less wireless N bandwidth (450 instead of 600mbps). The AC performance should be similar.

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      Having installed both the D7 and D9 I can contribute that on ADSL2 you'll get basically the same performance - both are very good and maintain stable connections. They're really good when you distant from the exchange (Broadcomm etc)

      Where the D9 does score consistently for me is WiFi range. Generally my customers are less interested in actual speed, rather can it actually connect!

      Personally I'm very happy with the D7 as it's fine at home and normally quite a bit cheaper than the D9 - I only use WiFi for basic connectivity rather than consistent high-speed file xfer. That's what wires are for!

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    Worth upgrading from wireless N modem for the sake of Steamlink?

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    Thanks Op. Hopefully get to all the bargains quicker

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    Had mine for a good couple of years with solid performance throughout a large 4x2 home. Previous to this I had a netcomm top of the range from the ISP which I had countless dramas with. Since Ive had the D9 it's been a smooth operation in the family home.

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    Poo,no VoIP.

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      Hard to find that these days. Just use skype (best value versus anybody else imo) or get a cheap voip adapter or modem with voip second hand.

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      VoIP? Don't use it and don't care about it. Just use Skype and Whatsapp on smartphone instead.

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        Yeah, I used to use VoIP to make cheap 1800/1300 numbers. Now I'm with Kogan mobile I don't get charged outrageous fees like I did with TPG mobile.

        Might be time to ditch VoIP and my $5 mynetfone annual DID.

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    Thanks OP. Have been look for a decent modem router for the office using ADSL2.
    Great find.

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    awesome modem/ router!

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    I have a TL-WR1043ND and a D5 acting as wifi, on telstra velocity fttp. Any point getting a D9?

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    Any comments on this vs Billion 8700AXL?

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    don't think this one runs dd-wrt. I would get a dd-wrt firmware supported TP-Link router.

    https://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/other-downloads?path=bet...

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    As a wireless router it works with everything, as a MODEM possibly not.

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