In our editorial office, there were already quite a lot of network equipment of the Chinese company TP-LINK for testing, but this time I took on the most popular router model from the manufacturer, which I myself have been successfully using for more than six months.
The router comes in a green box with a set of paper documentation, a software disc, a patch cord and a power adapter.
TP-LINK TL-WR841N looks a little simple, but developers should be praised for the use of durable plastic with a matte finish, which is almost invisible. True, the router will still have to wipe away the dust.
Taking the device in hand, it immediately becomes clear that the decorative slots, which are located throughout the body, are part of the cooling system.
On the upper panel you can see system indicators with pictograms, and on the lower side there are rubberized legs, recesses for mounting on a horizontal surface, as well as an information sticker with data for setting up and configuring the router.
On the back side are the connectors and functional elements, as well as two non-removable antennas.
Functionality and Web Interface
The router is based on the Atheros QCA9533-AL3A system chip, which operates at a frequency of 550 MHz and ensures the operation of the 802.11n protocol in the 2.4 GHz band with a speed of up to 300 Mbps. The amount of RAM is 32 MB, and 4 MB of Flash memory is provided for firmware. TP-LINK TL-WR841N supports popular connections – PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, BigPond. In addition, there is a parental and local control mode, as well as a firewall, to protect against DoS and other virus attacks. Also TP-LINK TL-WR841N supports management, both with local and remote access.
A router with revision 9.2 and firmware 3.14.9 build 140306 Rel. Came to our review. 32560n. To configure the device, the manufacturer provided not only a disk with software, but also a web interface, which is available at tplinklogin.net. To enter the system, you must enter the standard username and password, which are indicated on the info sticker. The web muzzle received a classic design for the manufacturer.