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TP-Link Archer VR2800 MU-MIMO Modem $264 Delivered @ Shallothead eBay


I have been looking for a new modem/router with MIMO and came across this eBay deal with promo code.
Couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else, these usually go for $300+ as far as I am aware.

AC2800 Wireless MU-MIMO VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (NBN Compatible)

  • The Fastest VDSL Modem Router – The Archer VR2800 runs at 2167Mbps on 5GHz and 600Mbps on 2.4GHz
  • 1GHz dual-core CPU – Broadcom 1GHz dual-core CPU with two co-processors keeps VR2800 running at peak performance
  • TP-Link Tether App – TP-Link Tether app helps you set up and manage your Archer VR2800 from any Android or iOS device.

Hopefully the limited 3-year TP-Link warranty applies to this..?

Original Coupon Deal

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    What is mimo?

  • +2 votes

    Fantastic router, switched to this when I finally got NBN 5 months ago. Connected to VDSL 100/40, great wifi range


    Are there any better sub-$300 routers than this? Gotta buy one in the next week.


      *modem/routers to be clear


      I would stay away from TPLink at that price and go an Asus such as the dsl-ac3100 which can be had for 290 on ebay. TPLink software is very bad if you start using all features and don't really update software very much. Asus is a different story. Have both so can compare.

      • +1 vote

        Answer: Update the software


          Yeah, would be an answer if TPlink provided a software update…

          TPLink latest software available for this router
          Published Date: 2017-08-09

          Also the UI in insansly better on the Asus. Something like QoS is so simple on the asus, and almost not worth it on the TPlink.


            @RandomBob84: Ah, fair enough. I just wish the Asus wasn't so ugly, I prefer the cleaner design Of the TP. Perhaps I'll hold off and give it some thought.


              @Lps: I. Updated my tp link vr900

              Who's decision was it remove bandwidth monitoring by ip address?

              Or is there a way to bring it back I don't know about

      • +1 vote

        So you choose your routers based on UI..? Trust me there are much worse interfaces out there, and the old software update file is a good sign, meaning there have not been any issues since that date. The router you posted doesn't even support MIMO which is why its $100 cheaper, and honestly it wouldn't even come close to the wifi range of the one posted.

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          MIMO is more through put rather than range. Range is the power the antenna put out, mimo is max throughput.
          And mimo is max throughput for combined devices, rather than a single device.
          Its not only the UI, but the actual functionality. If all you want is basic router with wireless, go for the TPlink.
          If you actually want to use a fair few of the advertised functions such as VPN and QoS (no vpn server on the TPLink too) then you may have to log a ticket with TPlink support as the feature may not work without a fix. As i have found out with two different TPLink models in the last year. Yet all features of the Asus work out of the box.

          As i said, depends if you want to use all the features.
          And yes the UI makes a difference if you plan to use QoS and monitor your home network.

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