I was contacted recently about giving away a TP-LINK wireless N router. To be honest, until they contacted me, I had not heard of TP-LINK (Facebook | Twitter) before. That’s why they reached out to me — so I can help spread the word about their wireless networking devices. The company didn’t send me a review unit, but according to the reviews on Amazon, users love the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router (List Price: $80, Amazon Price: $65) I’m giving away. I’m actually a little envious because I’m using an older wireless G router with only Fast Ethernet, which is significantly slower than the TP-LINK wireless router. In addition to the router’s speed, I like the USB 2.0 port (my router doesn’t have one so I can’t easily share my external drive) and its Signal Sustain Technology (SST).
According to TP-LINK, its Signal Sustain Technology stabilizes wireless signals and increases throughput. SST does this by simultaneously transmitting and receiving data from three antennas. As a result, there are fewer dropped network connections. On average, the sustained throughput is 50% greater than 2×2 MIMO systems. The router also features Clear Channel Assessment (CCA), which applies the existing WLAN listen-before-talk rule to the bandwidth needed for binding channels. CCA automatically avoids channel conflicts using its clear channel selection feature.
TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless Router Specifications
- IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b wireless standards
- Four 10/100/1000Mbps LAN ports
- One 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port
- One USB 2.0 port
- 64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK (see my tips for securing a wireless network)
- WAN: Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP (Dual Access), L2TP (Dual Access), BigPond
- DHCP: Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation
- 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
- Three detachable omni directional antennas
- 2.4-2.4835GHz frequency
- Quick Setup Security button
- Reset button
Thanks to TP-LINK, I’m giving away a TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router on my geek dad blog. The giveaway is limited to USA residents only. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Tuesday, April 26th (Pacific time). To enter the giveaway, let me know in the comments area what you plan to do with the wireless router if you win.
[Update: the winner of the giveaway is Janet (rainbowcreationsco).]
Six Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
- Like TP-LINK on Facebook (include your Facebook username in the comments area for verification)
- Follow TP-LINK on Twitter (include your Twitter URL or username in the comments area for verification)
- Subscribe to Geek Dad Blog via email:
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- Follow Daddy Forever on Twitter and tweet out a message like this (or use the retweet button near the top of the page): “I want to win a @TPLINK Wireless N Gigabit Router @daddyforever ~ http://geekdad.daddyforever.com/wifi-internet/” (include your Twitter URL or username in the comments area for verification). Note: you can tweet multiple times, but you can only claim one bonus entry for the tweets.
- Click on the Facebook like button below and then let me know if you are already using a wireless router on my Facebook fan page
- Write about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook page with a working link to this page: http://geekdad.daddyforever.com/wifi-internet/ (include your blog post URL or Facebook username for verification)
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this giveaway. The giveaway prize will be provided by TP-LINK, but TP-LINK is not the administrator of the giveaway on my blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]