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TP-LinkTL-WR841N Wireless N Router
 
4.2

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (29)
  • Fast (25)
  • Reliable connection (25)
  • Fast connection (23)
  • Secure connection (20)

Cons

  • Unreliable connection (4)

Best Uses

  • Home network (27)
  • Small networks (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (20), Low bandwidth user (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (31), Business (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (25), Mac (7)

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

 

Okay WHEN/IF it Works

I work from home and when my cable provider's hardware was being inconsistent and requiring daily restarts I decided to purchase my own modem and router. I paired the TL-WR841N router from TP-Link with...Read complete review

I work from home and when my cable provider's hardware was being inconsistent and requiring daily restarts I decided to purchase my own modem and router. I paired the TL-WR841N router from TP-Link with the Motorola Surfboard. The modem is performing nicely however, this router is requiring a restart approximately once per week. While I guess that is 7 times better than cable company provided hardware it is still disappointing. :(

When it works this router provides good high speed wireless connection. I usually have 3-4 devices accessing it at a time with only one or two actively using the signal at once. (Laptop, cell phone, tablet)

Due to the inconsistency I would NOT recommend this product.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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4.0

yes

By Droug

from Port Orchard, WA

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

home internet use

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5.0

Easy

By Jk

from Lehighton pa

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

Easy to put together and work great

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5.0

Great, works with Fios Router

By Bert the Reviewer

from NYC

About Me High bandwidth user

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

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:

      Easy to use and setup. Plugged it right into my Fios router.

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

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      2.0

      Okay WHEN/IF it Works

      By Christina

      from Huntingtown, MD

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Unreliable connection

      Best Uses

      • Home network
      • Small Networks

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

      I work from home and when my cable provider's hardware was being inconsistent and requiring daily restarts I decided to purchase my own modem and router. I paired the TL-WR841N router from TP-Link with the Motorola Surfboard. The modem is performing nicely however, this router is requiring a restart approximately once per week. While I guess that is 7 times better than cable company provided hardware it is still disappointing. :(

      When it works this router provides good high speed wireless connection. I usually have 3-4 devices accessing it at a time with only one or two actively using the signal at once. (Laptop, cell phone, tablet)

      Due to the inconsistency I would NOT recommend this product.

      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Great!

      By Hannah

      from Massachusetts

      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 setup, I've had no problems yet and I've had it for a few weeks now. Great product for such a great price!

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

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        5.0

        As Advertised

        By Soph

        from Albany, NY

        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:

          Router works perfectly and at a very affordable price! Did not lose much speed. Very happy with my purchase.

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

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          5.0

          its great

          By yanky

          from ny

          About Me Low bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Unreliable connection

          Best Uses

          • Home network

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

          its great

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

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          5.0

          Fast and very affordable

          By CT Browser

          from Connecticut

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network

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

            A snap to set up, very fast and incredibly affordable. Got one for my mom after seeing lots of good reviews, was a bit skeptical because was so inexpensive (for router with two external antennae) but it performed flawlessly. Charter installer expressed surprise at speed it delivered (with their modem). Because of this I got this router and a Surfboard 6141 for my own Comcast service and this combo delivers consistently faster speed wirelessly (up to 30 mpbs) than the comcast gateway had (24 mbps). A real bargain.

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

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            5.0

            Fast for the money.

            By sir savealot

            from NC

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home network

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

              Router is simple and faster than my previous D-link at 150mbps.I like that I don't have to see all the flashing lights.

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

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              5.0

              Awesome Router

              By Tiffany

              from Richmond, Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Networks

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

                I bought one for my son's apartment and he likes it so much, I'm buying the same one for my apartment.

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

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                4.0

                EASY

                By Zekesdad

                from Leland, NC

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

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

                Easy set up, great product, perfect price point.

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

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                3.0

                Easy to set up but some range issues

                By Carlos

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Range

                Best Uses

                • Home network

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

                The router works fine and seems to deliver the promised speed. However, I was much more hopeful regarding the range. My previous router was G and I got the same wifi signal strength as the one I get from this model. I live in a 900 sq ft apartment, quite long and thin in layout and the router is about 70 ft away from the room where I get the weakest signal. That shouldn't be a big deal for an N router, however, I will need to install a powerline extender, otherwise I will not get a decent signal everywhere. Expected a little more, but it's okay for the price.

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

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                5.0

                Excellent Router for Home.

                By Sammy

                from Jackson Heights

                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
                  • Small Networks

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

                  very easily installed.
                  fast connection and good for all my gadgets.

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Router.

                  By Sammy Lama

                  from Queens NY

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

                  Easy installation 123 plus strong signal.
                  Feels like my computer is faster now.
                  TP link router is good.
                  Let's see how long it last though.

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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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