TPLink TL-WR940N (N450) WiFi Router Review

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Usage Scenario:

Keep in mind that TPlink TL WR940N is designed for small and medium size networks. For this reason, the overall hardware power of this wifi router including radio , processor , antennas and the amount of RAM memory is  considered based on such needs.

Since this router has WiFi 4 (802.11n) standard, it has a maximum speed of about 450 Mbps. So it is better to use this router in networks with a maximum number of 20 users, an environment of a maximum of 1200 square feet with normal home or office uses.

Roles:

TPLink TL WR940N (N450) is able to work in 3 different modes : WiFi Router,WiFi Access Point and WiFi Repeater modes.

  • The main and default role of this device is the Router mode. In which it receives the internet from the ISP and shares it among users.
  • The second mode is the Access point. In which it receives the internet from another router (by ethernet cable) and distributes it to users, and
  • The third mode, which is very valuable and popular, is the WiFi Repeater mode, in which the device receives the signal from another WiFi router and rebroadcasts it after amplification (Known as TPLink Extender).

Security:

TPLink TL WR940N supports the most important and basic security services. Combining these security systems together allows you to configure your router in the most secure way possible. The SPI Firewall, allows the router to neutralize most of the security risks that originate from the Internet.

By using the MAC Binding feature, you can create a list of authorized devices to use the WiFi network and stop worrying about hackers penetrating your router and network.

Also, the ALG (Application Layer Gateway) system allows you to publish application servers within your network on the Internet. For example you can publish CCTV System (DVR/NVR) on the internet and check that from everywhere.

Communication Ports:

Since this TPlink wifi router is usually used in small or medium-sized networks, it has 100Mbps network ports. This speed is sufficient for implementing such a network.

Parental Control & QoS:

This company pays special attention to the control of family members in the internet . You can define separate profiles for each family member and give them permission to access certain sites and content.

Also you can limit the working hours and duration of each one’s activity on the Internet. With QoS capability, you can define the bandwidth of each device separately and allow them to use more bandwidth.

WR940N Range:

this home router has 4 Omni-directional High-Performance antennas connected to a signal amplifier , which creates a 360 degree coverage, making it possible for all users to experience the highest quality and speed of communication, even users who are far from the router.

Inexpensive but Useful:

In terms of price, this device is in the category of economical routers, and if we compare the software and security capabilities of this device with other devices of the same class, we will see that this device is much more affordable than all similar devices and definitely there is no competitor in this price range.

Conclusion:

Various tests were performed on TPLink WR940N . Including security testing, QoS and parental control functionality tests, penetration test, connection stability and coverage test. In the end, we gave this router a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is a good score for a home wifi router.

We assure you, this router has no competitor in this price range considering its software and hardware capabilities.

TP-Link TL-WR940N (N450) WiFi Router

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TP-Link N450 (TL-WR940N) WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11n (a/b/g)
BandsSingle Band
Overall Speed450Mbps
RangeSmall/Medium Houses
Concurrent Clients20
Antenna3 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 )7
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)7
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)7
Guest NetworkYes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (100Mbps)
LAN Ports4 (100Mbps)
USB PortsN/A
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyNO
MU-MIMO TechnologyNO
Mesh SupportNo
Repeater ModeYes
Vendor-Specific TechnologyN/A
Hardware Specifications
ProcessorSingle-Core CPU
Memory256MB
Dimension9.1 × 5.7 × 1.4 in (230 × 144 × 35mm)
Weight1.45lb
Category Products Reviews TPLink WiFi Routers
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