TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

86
Global
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The TP-Link TL-WR1043ND isn't the beefiest, highest performance router on the block (nor will you be able to remember its name). But it is the best, cheapest 802.11n device we could find that is capable of running DD-WRT -- the best, most rock-solid Linux-based router firmware. We can't recommend DD-WRT enough, as it turns any compatible consumer router into a nearly bulletproof networking machine. If you don't want to go to the trouble of flashing your router's firmware, the TL-WR1043ND still isn't too shabby for its price, but we'd really recommend you step up the ASUS RT-N56U.

from $43.32+

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.7
Speed / throughput
7.3
Configurability / networking features
7.3
Reliability
6.0
Range
6.0
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Specs

TL-WR1043ND

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (yes) (Dual-band)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (4 ports)
USB
yes
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Specs

TL-WR1043ND

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (yes) (Dual-band)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (4 ports)
USB
yes
View Full Specs
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