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    TP-Link Archer VR900

    A high-performance modem router for any type of Internet connection.
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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    'A high-performance modem router for any type of Internet connection'

    Unless your internet connection is anything other than DSL, then you'll still need a separate modem. Isn't this like every mid-high end router?

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    Quote Originally Posted by CustardInc View Post
    Unless your internet connection is anything other than DSL, then you'll still need a separate modem. Isn't this like every mid-high end router?
    It does support FTTC but I'm pretty sure BT, for one, prohibits the use of any modem other than the one they supply.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    Actually if you read it has a ADSL port and you can use one of the LAN ports as a WAN port for cable modems/Fibre.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    I think routers like this are only suitable for big houses where the antennas make a difference, and even then it makes more sense to just buy a repeater

    I wired up my house nearly 20 years ago, it took a good day or 2 but it's so much better. Also, I have a weird mistrust of wireless, no matter how secure it is, I won't run my computer on a wireless network.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    Actually if you read it has a ADSL port and you can use one of the LAN ports as a WAN port for cable modems/Fibre.
    That's what I said. Indeed it does have a DSL (or any variant) port, but that's useless to anyone with a cable or fibre internet connection. It's a great 'modem router for anyone running on DSL. If you've got fibre or cable you will still need a separate modem, meaning that this is not a 'modem router for any type of Internet connection', in fact it's a modem-router for outdated internet connections, and a simple router for modern fibre connections.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    Quote Originally Posted by bridges009 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CustardInc View Post
    Unless your internet connection is anything other than DSL, then you'll still need a separate modem. Isn't this like every mid-high end router?
    It does support FTTC but I'm pretty sure BT, for one, prohibits the use of any modem other than the one they supply.

    I've been using a TP-Link W9980 for last 6 months on BT fibre they dont restrict you any other equipment

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    a well crafted review with almost all the factors what a reader would expect.
    I may consider this router as one of my upgrade option.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    Quote Originally Posted by bridges009 View Post
    It does support FTTC but I'm pretty sure BT, for one, prohibits the use of any modem other than the one they supply.
    They don't prohibit it but they don't offer support on the wireless network or 3rd party router.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    I've got one of these and it's a fantastic bit of kit. Upgraded from the WR9980 and can't fault it so far. Support from TP-Link is also excellent.

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    Re: TP-Link Archer VR900

    'Simple router' for modern fibre connections is pretty much the norm these days. Replacing the supplied hubs altogether would be more hassle than its worth. But this modem router CAN connect to any type of internet connection.

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