TP-Link Talon AD7200 Review

By | September 11, 2017

I have purchased a number of routers over the years as the technology and performance improves, and the number of devices my family uses has sporadically increased. Over the past few years, I had migrated to the more expensive ($300+) routers in the hopes of greater performance but my hopes were all shattered until a friend recommended TP-Link Talon AD7200. Right before this, I had an Asus RT-AC5300, a beast of a router that exceeded $400 when I bought it. But what I found was that as the price point goes up, the performance does not, and the reliability goes down. These expensive routers tend to be buggy and drop connections easily; they have too many features and are way too complex, providing functionalities that no one uses, or that none of your connected devices support anyway. The ASUS got so bad it was rebooting itself every now and then. The days of the rock-solid Linksys WRT54G seemed long gone… So I returned the ASUS RT-AC5300, gave my WRT1900ACS to a friend, and bought a TP-Link Talon AD7200.

After two weeks of TP-Link Talon AD7200, I have just four words: it just works so fine. The strength of the signal was as strong as the wine and myrtle walls of my house for 200 years. The signal was stronger than WRT1900ACS (which cost almost three times what this one did) and had a greater signal strength than the expensive ASUS. It doesn’t disconnect, does not reboot, and provides strong and accurate connections from all devices, wired and wireless. That is quite great ad router!

The only word of warning is that; you need to make sure the TP-Link Talon AD7200 that you purchase is NOT a first version. Everyone on the web has reported that TP-LINK badly botched the V1, especially for Macintosh/IOS devices (which is most of my house); most of those should be out of circulation or in landfills by now. The one I bought was a V2, and it works perfectly with all of my Apple and non-Apple devices. It is a good device, Highly recommended.

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