TP-LINK TL-WR1042ND 300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router - TL-WR1042ND

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it is good when working

by kent on 9/4/2012

My just died after little over a year used. seems to me it is not very good quality. electronic device like this should at least last 5-6year.

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by Mansur on 10/16/2012

I was having tough time making it work and was almost going to return the product to buy something else. Tried almost a week to make it work. Finally yesterday I had been able to connect to the devices and talking to each other. The set up steps are very critical, need to have a lot of patience and knowledge on how these technologies work. Hopefully it will keep running :-)

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Product Overview

300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router TL-WR1042ND with the latest home networking technology can bring users a fantastic home or office experience in application scenarios such as streaming HD video, making internet calls, sharing large files and playing online games. Adopting advanced MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output), possessing WMM (Wi-Fi Multi Media), and featuring Gigabit Ethernet ports for lightning fast wired connections, ensure that users are free to enjoy multiple simultaneous bandwidth consuming and interruption sensitive applications. The TL-WR1042ND is specially equipped with a USB storage port on the back of the router capable of deploying storage, a media server, FTP server or print server. And the wireless On/Off button allows users easily turn on/off the router’s wireless radio as they need.

Gigabit Ports - Incredible Bandwidth
With built-in Gigabit Ethernet Switch, TL-WR1042ND provides more powerful data processing abilities, which unleashes the full potential of the N-abled freedom, eliminating bottlenecks in transferring speed between megabit wired and 11n wireless connection. Meanwhile, everything they do will be faster and more efficient, thus users are sharing large files such as high definition video in minutes instead of hours.

Versatile USB port
The TL-WR1042ND’s USB 2.0 configuration allows users to share data stored on USB storage or an FTP server. Users can also share music, videos and photos via the router’s built-in Media Server. What’s more, the device’s built-in Print Server makes home or office printing much more flexible.

Wireless N - Extreme Speed & Range
Complies with the IEEE 802.11n standard, users can create a wireless network and get up to 18X the speed and 6X the range of conventional 11g products. The router has the speed to work smoothly with almost any bandwidth intensive application including VoIP, HD streaming, or online gaming, without the lag. Using its powerful N technologies, the router is also able to mitigate data loss over long distances and through obstacles turning your home and even your yard into one big hot - spot.

Easy to Use
  • Wireless On/Off Button
  • Domain Login Function
  • Easy Setup

    One Button Security Setup
    TL-WR1042ND features WI-FI Protected Setup™ (WPS) also known as QSS that allows users to almost instantly setup their security simply by pressing the "WPS" button automatically establishing a WPA2 secure connection, which is more security compared with WEP encryptions. Not only is this faster than normal security setups but more convenient in that you don’t need to remember a password!

    IP QoS – Control Your Bandwidth
    Within the wireless network, indiscriminate Internet surfing and bandwidth-guzzling downloads by internal users often leave home or small offices with insufficient bandwidth for crucial tasks.TL-WR1042ND supports IP QoS (Quality of Service), allowing optimum utilization of bandwidth and offering bandwidth control over congestion, preventing bandwidth abuse. In this way, users of a small network receive committed and specific bandwidth, preventing non-critical applications from degrading network performance.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer TP-Link
    Mfg Part# TL-WR1042ND
    SKU 232422824
    UPC 845973050627
    UPC 14 00845973050627
    Complete Gigabit WAN/LAN ports and 300Mbps wireless speeds ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming
    Embedded USB port supports storage sharing, media server, FTP server and print server functions
    Wireless On/Off Button allows users to simply turn their wireless radio on or off
    Domain Login Function enables users to login to the device with an easy domain name instead of a long IP address.
    Supports various kinds of connection types: dynamic IP, static IP, and PPPoE
    Supports UPnP, DDNS, static routing, VPN pass-through, and data forwarding
    Features Built-in firewall, IP, MAC, and URL filtering to ensure network security
    Supports WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and 64/128-bit WEP encryptions
    IP based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth should be allotted to each PC
    Parental Control allows parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for children or staff
    Package Contents
    2 Detachable Omni Directional Antennas
    Power supply unit
    Resource CD
    Quick Installation Guide
    Tech Specs
    Standards and Protocols IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
    Interface 4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
    1 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
    1 USB 2.0 Port
    Button WPS Button, Wireless On/Off Button, Reset Button
    External Power Supply 12VDC / 1.5A
    Dimensions (W X D X H) 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 in. (200 x 140 x 28mm)
    Antenna 2*3dBi Detachable Omni Directional Antennas (RP-SMA)
    Frequency 2.4-2.4835GHz
    Signal Rate:
    11b:Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
    11g:Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
    11n:Up to 300Mbps (dynamic)
    EIRP <20dBm(EIRP)
    Reception Sensitivity:
    270M: -68dBm@10% PER;
    130M: -69.5@10% PER
    108M: -69.5@10% PER;
    54M: -69.5@10% PER
    11M: -85dBm@8% PER;
    6M: -88dBm@10% PER
    1M: -90dBm@8% PER
    Wireless Functions: Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
    Wireless Security: 64/128-bit WEP ,WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
    WAN Type Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/
    PPTP(Dual Access)/L2TP(Dual Access)/BigPond
    DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List,
    Address Reservation
    Quality of Service WMM, Bandwidth Control
    Port Forwarding Virtual Server,Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
    Dynamic DNS DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP
    VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)
    Access Control Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management
    Firewall Security DoS, SPI Firewall
    IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter
    IP and MAC Address Binding
    Management Access Control
    Local Management
    Remote Management
    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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