TP-Link Archer VR900 Review

TP-initial Link’s series of 802.11ac wireless routers was an incredibly exceptional value for money, providing much greater performance than more costly competitors at a fraction of the cost. Despite this, they lacked many bells and whistles and instead had a very simple cut-down UI. Since then, the company has shifted its focus, and its routers have significantly improved in terms of software and functionality, with far better software and more functions. Here’s what we thought of the TP-Link Archer VR900.

It’s true that the new routers are a far cry from the basic models that were available a year or two ago, but they’re also not nearly as affordable as they were previously. The VR900 is no more expensive than other 802.11ac wireless DSL routers with the same capabilities.

Given how much gear TP-Link has crammed into a small space, it’s reasonable. It is the first VDSL router from the business, and it has 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac capability as well as two USB ports, one of which is located on the side. On paper, it is comparable to, or perhaps better than, many of its competitors.

The router’s aesthetics has also been deemed an “improvement” over earlier models. It’s a large white box with a silver stand that goes the length of the edges of the box. Three massive exterior antennae are given, but despite the fact that they protrude from the rear of the router, it shouldn’t seem out of place whether it’s installed in your living room or another communal area of your home.

In the same way, the software has been upgraded from TP-previous Link’s generations. Basic routers used to give little more than a few static pages with a list of configuration options, but today TP-Link has made an effort to create software that is both easy and functional. Like other routers, the main page provides an excellent overview of the condition of your network, including the status of your local area network (LAN), DSL connection, and so forth.

However, if wireless performance is all that matters to you, you’ll be pleased to know that the Archer VR900 is one of the quickest routers we tested, ranking third overall. Short-range 802.11n and 802.11ac results outperformed all of its competitors, with the exception of the Linksys XAC1900, and results were good even at longer ranges. We were pleasantly delighted to find rates of more than 470Mbit/sec at a distance of 20 meters, and this was no fluke. We achieved rates in excess of 110Mbit/sec over 2.4 GHz 802.11n, which is an exceptional performance. Other routers, even those with limited range, struggle to match these speeds.

The only aspect of the Archer VR900’s performance that we have concerns about is its power consumption. Due to the fact that routers are often left on 24 hours a day, 12.3 watts is an extremely high amount, and it is more than double the energy consumption of rivals. Comparatively, a typical desktop PC may consume around 45W while it is idle, thus leaving the VR900 switched on for 24 hours is similar to leaving a desktop PC turned on for approximately six hours per day. Over the course of a year, though, the few more pounds it will cost to operate the VR900 will not be a significant burden.


Interface1 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 WAN/LAN Port
3 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
1 RJ11 Port
2 USB 3.0 Port
ButtonWPS Button, Reset Button, LED On/Off Button, Wireless On/Off Button, Power On/Off Button
External Power Supply12V/2.5A
IEEE StandardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, 802.3ab
VDSL2 StandardsITU-T G.993.2, Up to 17a profile (POTS)
ITU-T G.993.5 (G.vector)
ITU-T G.998.4 (G.INP)
ADSL StandardsFull-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2,
ITU-T G.992.1(G.DMT),
ITU-T G.992.2(G.Lite),
ITU-T G.994.1 (G.hs),
ITU-T G.995.1
ADSL2 StandardsITU-T G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis),
ITU-T G.992.4 (G.lite.bis)
ADSL2+ StandardsITU-T G.992.5
Dimensions ( W x D x H )216 x 164 x 36.8mm
Antenna Type3 external detachable dual band antennas (RP-SMA)
Antenna Gain3 x 2dBi for 2.4GHz and 3 x 3dBi for 5GHz
Wireless StandardsIEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz,
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Wireless Speeds1300Mbps at 5GHz, 600Mbps at 2.4GHz
Frequency2.4GHz and 5GHz
Transmit Power<20dBm(EIRP)
Wireless FunctionsEnable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless Schedule
Wireless Security64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK2
encryptions, Wireless MAC Filtering
Quality of ServiceATM QoS, Traffic Control(IP QoS)
SecurityNAT Firewall, Access Control, MAC / IP / URL Filtering, IP and MAC Address Binding
Operating ModesVDSL/ADSL Modem Router, Wireless Router, 3G/4G Router
ManagementWeb Based Configuration(HTTP), Remote management,
command Line Interface, SSL for TR-069, SNMP v1/2c, Web Based
Firmware Upgrade, Diagnostic Tools, Free Online Firmware Update
DHCPServer, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation, DHCP Relay
Port ForwardingVirtual Server, Port Triggering, DMZ, ALG, UPnP
Dynamic DNSDynDns, NO-IP
VPN Pass-ThroughPPTP, L2TP, IPSec Passthrough
ProtocolsSupports IPv4 and IPv6
ATM/PPP ProtocolsATM Forum UNI3.1/4.0, PPP over ATM (RFC 2364),
PPP over Ethernet (RFC2516), IPoA (RFC1577/2225), MER\IPoE (RFC 1483
Routed), Bridge (RFC1483 Bridge), PVC – Up to 8 PVCs
Advanced FunctionsParental Control, Network Address Translation(NAT),
Port Mapping(Grouping), Static Routing, RIP v1/v2(optional), DNS Relay,
USB SharingSupport Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer Server, 3G/4G Modem
Guest Network2.4GHz guest network x 1, 5GHz guest network x 1
IPSec VPNSupports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels
CertificationCE, RCM, RoHS
Package ContentsAC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Archer VR900
External Splitter
RJ11 DSL Cable
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
System RequirementsMicrosoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, MAC OS,
NetWare, UNIX or Linux
Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 12.0, Chrome 20.0, Safari 4.0, or other
Java-enabled browser
Cable or DSL Modem
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (for Internet access)
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
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