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TP-LinkTL-WR841N Wireless N Router
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Fast (19)
  • Reliable connection (18)
  • Fast connection (17)
  • Secure connection (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home network (19)
    • Small networks (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (14), Low bandwidth user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (18), Mac (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Router

    We just installed this router to use with 3 computers and so far, we are getting 10-times better results than our old junk Linksys G did. Setup was very easy. Great connection....Read complete review

    We just installed this router to use with 3 computers and so far, we are getting 10-times better results than our old junk Linksys G did. Setup was very easy. Great connection. I only have 2 issues with it. One was that my computer did not support the latest WPA2-PSK. So, we can only run our computers on the network with WEP security mode. However, that is an issue with my old computer, not the router. The other issue is that if you are far enough away from the router, it tends to be spotty at times, but only for very short spurts of time. When it is connecting to the internet, which is most of the time, it gives a much stronger connection than most routers. So, with the exception of only a few minor errors, I highly recommend this router, even though it's not the best of the best. The price was excellent, and a few little things don't matter for such a great deal on a powerful N router.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worse Router I Have Ever Used

    I was sold this router by TWC when they installed my service. After 3 months it just quit without any reason. I tried to reset it but no change. When I contacted TWC...Read complete review

    I was sold this router by TWC when they installed my service. After 3 months it just quit without any reason. I tried to reset it but no change. When I contacted TWC they troubleshooted and told me the router has quit, which I already knew. When I asked them to change it they said it is guaranteed for 30 days only. So practically a disposable router. I don't recommend it at all!

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    3.0

    Area covered not as expected

    By BG

    from San Antonio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

        I was expecting to have a better wireless signal coverage. Is better then the one I had before but the claim x5 I do not think is true.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Does the job

        By molownia

        from NYC

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

          Used at home, good coverage, reliable and compact. No problems so far.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Excellent Router

          By Khalid

          from FL

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network
            • Large Networks
            • Small Networks

            Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

            Excellent Performance

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            We use these..

            By Eric the Telephone man

            from Sherwood Ohio

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Good Performance To Price
            • Reliable connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                We use these as at a small Telco. in our FTTH application. We've put about 55 of these in service since February and have only had one unit bad out of the box. Great product, only wish there was a softswitch instead of a hardswitch to turn off Wi-Fi. Super free shipping though

                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                a nice router

                By Barack Osama

                from Washington, PK

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home network

                  Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                  A decent router for the price! Needs firmware upgrade out-of-the-box, the factory firmware has stability issues. Also the TP-Link firmware has no Access Point/Bridging mode. But the antenna power is good, the range is good, the TL-WR1043 is probably the next best model up the chain for more radio output power.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Linux

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                  5.0

                  Best router on the market

                  By Robert

                  from Naples, Florida

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Fast Connection Speed
                  • Reliable connection
                  • Secure Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network
                    • Large Networks
                    • Small Networks

                    Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                    I installed a wifi for a client who had already purchased this same router. I could not believe that it set up in about 3 minutes. I then went to do a speed test on this router and the speed came back at 28mbps. I could not believe the speed I was getting for this client. I rushed home and ordsered this same route for myself. Again it set up in about 3 minutes an, Yes I am getting incredible speed as well. Comcast is my ISP. I have 6 different pc's/smartphones on this router and we are all getting blazing sppeds as well. I had the newer NetGear router at first and was getting 8 to 12 mbps out of that router. Since I switched to this TP Link router I consistently am getting 28 to 28mbps now. Get em' while they are stilkl available!!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Excellent deal for 300mbps N performance

                    By Joe

                    from Boston MA

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                        I use this product to support a home video security system. I have 5 wireless G videocameras streaming live video from throughout my home. This is a budget setup and this router fit the bill perfectly. The router is constantly running at near wireless capacity as far as throughput. I use it on WPA2 b/g/n without issues. I gave it 5 stars because considering the cost and the benefits, I believe it is 5 stars. If this cost more, it would be 3 stars.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Linux

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                        3.0

                        GOOD ROUTER

                        By Abi

                        from MA

                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Good Signal

                        Cons

                        • Medium Difficult To Set

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network
                        • Small Networks

                        Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                        Ecxelent product for the price.
                        Very Good for Small or Home Networks.
                        -For intermediate user.I was unable to set the security to WAPA2-PSK in one of my computers(Windows Vista (w) wireless G);but in my other computer(Windows 7 (w) wireless N)no issues found.-I hope that's help you.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Great price for home user

                        By AZ

                        from NY

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                        • I didnt find the cons yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                        Very easy to install it works perfect no problems at all

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        1.0

                        Unreliable

                        By Mike

                        from Boston

                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Slow Connection Speed
                        • Unreliable connection

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                          Ran this for two days out of the box then gave up and returned it. Kept losing internet connectivity, and the signal varied in strength over hours even when sitting in the same location. I do not recommend you buy this.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          1.0

                          Not for Mac!

                          By csborgman

                          from Hoboken, NJ

                          About Me High bandwidth user

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                Would not work with my Mac... ??? Instruction/installation was on a Windows CD, printed directions said to set-up using a browser. After about an hour with 2 different girls from tech support they gave up and I gave up. Oh well...

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                i WOULD pick the same one

                                By Eugenia

                                from Republic of Moldova

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network

                                  Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                  easy to set up,i have wifi in the whole house . high speed internet -fast connection speed!!!!really thankful for my choice !

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Router

                                  By Gunner

                                  from Olympia, WA

                                  About Me Low bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Fast Connection Speed
                                  • Secure Connection

                                  Cons

                                  • Intermittent breaks

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home network
                                  • Small Networks

                                  Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                  We just installed this router to use with 3 computers and so far, we are getting 10-times better results than our old junk Linksys G did. Setup was very easy. Great connection. I only have 2 issues with it. One was that my computer did not support the latest WPA2-PSK. So, we can only run our computers on the network with WEP security mode. However, that is an issue with my old computer, not the router. The other issue is that if you are far enough away from the router, it tends to be spotty at times, but only for very short spurts of time. When it is connecting to the internet, which is most of the time, it gives a much stronger connection than most routers. So, with the exception of only a few minor errors, I highly recommend this router, even though it's not the best of the best. The price was excellent, and a few little things don't matter for such a great deal on a powerful N router.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Great value

                                  By CafeRacer66

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Fast Connection Speed
                                  • Reliable connection
                                  • Secure Connection

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home network

                                    Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                    Amazing value at this price point. Totally exceeds all my expectations.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    Good for the cost

                                    By Snallathambi

                                    from Charlotte NC

                                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast
                                    • Fast Connection Speed
                                    • Reliable connection
                                    • Secure Connection

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home network

                                      Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                      Simple, powerful, secured.Worth the cost [$]

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Great bang for the buck

                                      By Machinist

                                      from Long Island, NY

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Fast Connection Speed
                                      • Reliable connection
                                      • Secure Connection

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home network

                                        Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                        Up and running, without problems, strong signal, Great bang for the buck, can't ask for more

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        4.0

                                        TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless Lite N Router

                                        By SlipRock

                                        from Coldwater, MI

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • 5 dBi dual antennas
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Fast
                                        • Fast Connection Speed
                                        • Reliable connection
                                        • Secure Connection
                                        • Value for price

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home network
                                          • Stable Video streaming

                                          Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                          Home user, video streaming Netflix, web surfing.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Other

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                                          5.0

                                          Whoop Whoop!

                                          By Old Dog in the Fight

                                          from Hendersonville, NC

                                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast
                                          • Fast Connection Speed
                                          • Reliable connection
                                          • Secure Connection

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home network

                                            Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                            Works like a dream and easy set up!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            Good Inexpensive N Router

                                            By HartfordCT

                                            from Hartford, CT

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast Connection Speed
                                            • Reliable connection

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home network

                                              Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                              This router exceeded my expectation. It has a very good range and has been quite stable. I have had it for almost 2 weeks - No restart needed yet.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              5.0

                                              Seems good

                                              By Cuong Vu

                                              from Stillwater OK

                                              About Me Low bandwidth user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fast
                                              • Reliable connection

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home network

                                                Comments about TP-Link TL-WR841N Wireless N Router:

                                                Got this one for about 2 weeks and so far so good. My previous one was unstable but this one seems fine. Setting up is not hard. I'm overall happy with it.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • PC

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