TP-LINK N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (TL-WNDR4300) Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2012-09-04

The new N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router from TP-LINK is feature rich, provides decent speeds in wireless environment and comes at a very affordable price. The GUI which can be accessed via the browser is not as attractive as the competition and most of the modifications in a page require a router system reboot.

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The Router Firmware Part I

After entering the default user/password for the first time, we will be greeted by the GUI, which looks very much alike as on the previous router from TP-LINK that we have tested; on the top there is the title which informs us of the router model number, on the left we’ve got the menus sorted, in the center we’ll find more information and options that we can modify and on the right we’ll get explanations regarding what we can find in each menu:




The Quick Setup menu is like a wizard and allows the users to set up the equipment as fast as possible, by passing through some guides:




The Network menu allows configuration customizations on the WAN side, can set up the LAN IP of the router or change the MAC the router is seen with from the outside:






The wireless networks functionality can be turned on or off from the Dual Band Selection menu:




The 2.4GHz and 5GHz network settings can be changed individually by accessing the sub-menus; for example, we have the Wireless Settings section, from which we can modify the wireless network name, the region where the router is installed, the wireless mode, channel width and channel number:




The Wi-Fi Protected Setup can be also customized in the next sub-section:




The Wireless Security menu allows us to set the encryption types:




We can also set up MAC filtering per each wireless network (2.4GHz and 5GHz):




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