TP-LINK TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router - TD-W8970

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Best Modem/Router I've Owned

by Fshrmndave on 6/25/2013

I've had Netgear, Belkin, D-Link, and Linksys models but this unit tops them all. Better range and better performance.

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Product Overview

TP-LINK’s TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is an incredibly robust all-in-one device allowing users to access high-speed internet connections and share them wirelessly at blazing 300Mbps wireless speeds or by using one of its 4 Gigabit LAN ports. With 2 multifunctional USB ports, users can share printers, files and media across the local network or the internet. What’s more, this All-in-one device allows for two different connection types: ADSL, or Ethernet WAN, giving users the flexibility to access the Internet whichever method is most convenient.

Clear up your desktop!

The TD-W8970 does the work of several networking devices packed into one sleek device. With an ADSL2+ modem, NAT router and 300Mbps wireless access point, this device eliminates the need to purchase multiple devices to access and share a high-speed internet connections.

Full Gigabit Ports - More Power to You

With 300Mbps 802.11n wireless and 4 Gigabit LAN ports, the TD-W8970 is the ideal choice for bandwidth heavy users that rely on speedy, reliable connections for bandwidth intensive work or entertainment such as lag-free conference calls, HD video streaming or online gaming.

2 USB Sharing Ports - Easy Sharing

Using the TD-W8970’s two multi-functional USB 2.0 ports, users can share printers, files and media either throughout the network at home with several different computers or even away, using the device’s FTP server functions so that you never have to part with your files.

Interchangeable LAN/WAN Port - Versatile Connectivity

The TD-W8970 supports ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections among ADSL, cable or fiber modem using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary.

IPv6 Ready

This device supports IPv6, which is foundational to the next generation Internet and enables a range of new services and improved user experiences.

Virtually Impregnable

The ability to support up to 10 IPsec VPN tunnels simultaneously gives TD-W8970 users the flexibility to setup a virtual private network, to guarantee network security and take advantage of network access whether at home or away, for work or simply to access files from their local networks.

IP QoS – Efficient Bandwidth Control

IP QoS allows network administrators to allot a specific amount of available bandwidth to each network connected device simply by identifying it by its IP address, ensuring that those devices with critical tasks always have enough bandwidth and preventing any one device from hoarding bandwidth from the rest of the users on the network.


Manufacturer TP-Link
Mfg Part# TD-W8970
SKU 246443118
UPC 845973060862
UPC 14 00845973060862
All-in-One Device: ADSL2+ Modem, NAT Router, 4-Gigabit-Port Switch and Wireless N Access Point
300Mbps Wireless speed and Gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for multiple HD video streams
Versatile Connectivity: ADSL or Ethernet WAN for multiple Internet connection types
2 USB ports for storage sharing, printer sharing, FTP Server and Media Server
What’s in the Box
TD-W8970 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
External Splitter
RJ-11 Telephone Line
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Resource CD
Power Adapter
Tech Specs
Interface 4 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ports
1 RJ11 Port / 2 USB 2.0 Ports / 1 WPS Button / 1 Wi-Fi On/Off Switch / 1 RESET Button / ITU-T G.992.1(G.DMT) / ITU-T G.994.1 (G.hs) / ITU-T G.995.1 / Wireless MAC Filtering / PPP over ATM (RFC 2364) / PPP over Ethernet (RFC2516) / IPoA (RFC1577/2225) / PVC - Up to 8 PVCs / Traffic Shaping(ATM QoS) UBR, CBR, VBR-rt, VBR-nrt; / Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), DHCP relay; / Network Address Translation (NAT); / PVC/Ethernet Port Grouping / Static Routing, RIP v1/v2 (optional); / DNS Relay, DDNS / SPI Firewall, / MAC / IP / URL Filtering / FTP Server / Media Server / Print Server / Remote management, / Telnet management, / Command Line Interface, / SSL for TR-069, / SNMP V1/V2C, / Web Based Firmware Upgrade, / CWMP(TR-069), / Diagnostic Tools / IGMP Multicast / LAN-to-LAN / Main, Aggressive Negotiation Mode / DES, 3DES, AES128, AES192, AES256 Encryption Algorithm / MD5, SHA1 Authentication Algorithm / Manual, IKE Key Management Mode / Dead Peer Detection (DPD) / Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) / Supported IPv6 Tunnels: DS-Lite, 6RD, 6 to 4 / Supported IPv6 Connection Type: PPPoEv6, DHCPv6, Static IPv6 / IPv6
Button 1 Power On/Off Button
External Power Supply 12VDC/1.5A
Dimensions (W X D X H) 9.6*6.4*1.3 in.(243 x 160.6 x 32.5mm)
IEEE Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u
ADSL Standards Full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2
ADSL2 Standards ITU-T G.992.3 (G.dmt.bis)
ADSL2+ Standards ITU-T G.992.5
Antenna Type Omni directional, Detachable, Reverse SMA
Antenna Gain 3 x 5dBi
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Frequency 2.400-2.4835GHz
Wireless Security Support 64/128 bit WEP, WPA /WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Quality of Service WMM, Bandwidth Control (IP QoS)
Port Forwarding Virtual server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ, Manage Control
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec Pass-through
ATM/PPP Protocols ATM Forum UNI3.1/4.0
Advanced Features Parent Control
Security NAT Firewall,
USB Sharing Storage Sharing
Management Web Based Configuration(HTTP),
IGMP IGMP snooping V1/V2/V3
IPSec VPN 10 IPSec VPN Tunnels
IPv6 IPv6 and IPv4 dual stack
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
System Requirements Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, MAC® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux

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