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Question regarding routers

My family has been using a D-Link DIR-655 for a few years now, but the router has become increasingly unstable lately (crashing or rebooting) when everyone's using the Internet.

I'm currently looking to purchase the TP-Link 1750 (Archer) router .. either to replace the DIR-655, or complement it. How is the 1750, for those who've used it? And is it useful to have two routers in the same household?

Thank you.


  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    The TP-Link router is great, they make quality hardware.

    As for the second router, why? If your house is huge, you can run an Ethernet cable and turn a second router into an access point to increase your WiFi footprint, but you'd be better off with something to replace the aging one you have since it's having so many problems.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    I wouldn't compliment a dying router with a new one, becuase then you'd still have a dying router in the environment. If your washing machine was dying you wouldn't buy a new one and also keep the old dying washing machine around to use at the same time.

    If one router covers your living space well enough now, then just replace it with another single unit. If you have parts of your living space that currently have crappy wifi signal, you can look into one of the mesh wifi systems like google wifi or eero.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    If you poke around, the Archer C7 is currently on sale. I fully endorse it as a residential solution.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I got a TP link a few months ago as it was highly recommended here and its the best, easiest to use, and most powerful router I've owned for only $75. I highly recommend them. I would try just one of these as they are really good and the range/strength might blow your old D-link out of the water. If your still finding range to be an issue you can grab a range extender for cheap

  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    The TP-Link router is great, they make quality hardware.
    Agreed, but I can only really comment on the hardware because I flashed LEDE on it for better QoS support.

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    I bought this router thanks to this thread and it has solved all my coverage issues and is aces.

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  • PriscaPrisca Registered User regular
    That's great. Thanks for all the advice everyone, I'll certainly look into purchasing a TP link router..
    However, I've fixed the connection stability issues with my D-Link, and want to use it to its fullest before upgrading.

  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I bought a refurbished (manufacturer certified) TP-Link Archer C7 because of this thread, and I'm finding that it needs to be reset multiple times per day because the wireless signal drops(?). When this happens, my network shows on my Android phone as "Disabled" and on my Surface Book as present and secured, but unable to connect. Power cycling fixes the problem temporarily.

    It's not warm to the touch and it gets turned off at night. I've only had it for a couple of weeks. Has anybody else run into this? Do I just have a lemon?

    I have, at most, three devices on wireless: my phone, my work laptop, and a printer. All three are rarely connected at the same time, though. I do live in an apartment surrounded by other networks, but that was never a problem with my old Netgear router.

    Range is not a problem. I get strong signal, when I get it at all.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Heating up and having to reset it frequently sound like a lemon. Send it back.

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