TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

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86
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
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.

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Ease of use

87
 

Speed / throughput

73
 

Configurability / networking features

73
 

Reliability

60
 

Range

60
 

How It Stacks Up

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79
 

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84
 

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93
 
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66
 

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81
 
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