Tp-link TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router

We are going to review a router from Tp-link in todays review, they sent us a sample of their latest TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabite Router. This has features such as wireless speeds up to 300Mbps, three removable antennas, gigabit ports and more… so lets get on with the review!

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Interface 4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
1 USB 2.0 Port
Button Quick Setup Security Button
Reset Button
External Power Supply 12VDC / 1.5A
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Antenna 3dBi*3 Detachable Omni Directional
Dimentions( W x D x H ) 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 in. (200 x 140 x 28mm)
Frequency 2.4-2.4835GHz
Signal Rate 11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic)
11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
Receive Sensitivity 270M: -68dBm@10% PER
130M: -68dBm@10% PER
108M: -68dBm@10% PER
54M: -68dBm@10% PER
11M: -85dBm@8% PER
6M: -88dBm@10% PER
1M: -90dBm@8% PER
Wireless Functions Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Wireless 64/128/152-bit WEP / WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
WAN Type Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/
PPTP(Dual Access)/L2TP(Dual Access)/BigPond
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List,
Address Reservation
Quality of Service WMM, Bandwidth Control
Port Forwarding Virtual Server,Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
Dynamic DNS DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)
Access Control Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management
Firewall Security DoS, SPI Firewall
IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter
IP and MAC Address Binding
Management Access Control
Local Management
Remote Management
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
Package Contents TL-WR1043ND
3 detachable Omni directional antennas
Power supply unit
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide
System Requirements Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7, MAC® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux.
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

The Product:

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The router itself has a black and white color scheme that we can see on the front of the box. If you like specifications and features the back is your friend as it’s covered with various data.

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At a first glimpse at the inside of the box you will see a bunch of pamplets, and a cd with a manual. With the power adapter you get a LAN cable and three antennas, these antennas are removable which means you can swap them for something more powerful if you got issues with connectivity.

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  1. Crap review.  Tells you more about the colour and style of the router rather than the functionality and capability.  Oh… and by the way there’s one thing I need to tell you – it disconnects at random intervals.  Pretty important if it’s true.  Does it not occur to you that it’s most likely your set up rather than the device itself?  Idiots.

    • Bigman (Admin) says:

      Thank you for your pointers. 
      I have been through this for hours with TP-link technicians and they have not found a solution to the problem so the rotuer is clearly the issue here. I was supposed to get a replacement but it never arrived so I can update with new  results.

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