TP-Link Archer D7 Vs. TP-Link VR600 Recommendations

Seems like my 4-5 year old netgear adsl rotuer is giving troubles. So far I came across two new routers, TP link Archer D7 and VR600.
Do you have any recomendations?
My gut feeling is for Archer D7 because it has a 12v 2.5A power adaptor compared to a 12v 2A power adaptor for VR600. I know its silly, but what I observed was when a router has a large power supply it tends to have a good wirelss coverage. VR 600 has VDSL but I dont think I will ever buy an NBN FTTN connection.

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    but what I observed was when a router has a large power supply it tends to have a good wirelss coverage.

    not always, since differences in chipsets and generational improvements sometimes leads to an improvement in power efficiency. Meaning the new model reduces power wastage.

    The Archer D7 is quite an old model, the VR series are VDSL capable and can be considered 'new' replacements for the Archer D series.

    The Archer D series didn't seem to have much longevity — my Archer D9 unit died (no wifi network) after 2.2 years of usage and my brothers Archer D7 also stopped transmitting at around 2 years as well.

    I've replaced my TP-Link with an ASUS RT-AC68U, but since you have ADSL you will need to buy the DSL-68U variant.

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    I have the VR600, the wifi is pretty average. Don't get me wrong, I don't experience any dropouts or anything like that, but the coverage is nothing to rave about.

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    —edited—

    Have the VR600, works well, big upgrade for my default TPG modem router I was running before. Not sure about the D7.

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    I'm using VR600 for my nbn and no dropouts with wifi so far.

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    I was using a VR600 and it was working great until it got zapped in a sudden violent thunderstorm. The bloody thing was three months old too :)

    I'll be replacing it with the same model as soon as I spot one at the right price. I'm running on my old el-cheapo TD-W9970 until I can replace the VR600 and it is so slow by comparison.

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