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Author Topic: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)  (Read 5406 times)

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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2016, 06:09:06 PM »

Ok, just got VDSL installed today, I realise that this is still the initial test stage, but so far the results seem good.

                  Upstream    Downstream
Current Rate(kbps)   19999    79987
Max Rate(kbps)        36029   126406
SNR Margin(dB)         23.3    19.4
Line Attenuation(dB)    0    10.4

That's a good result and I suspect that there will be no change in the next few days.  :)
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2016, 02:59:03 PM »

That's a good result and I suspect that there will be no change in the next few days.  :)

Your suspicions were correct, after 1 week nothing has changed, I'm a happy chappy :)
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2016, 04:30:16 PM »

Excellent news. Thank you for updating this thread.  :)
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2016, 04:09:24 PM »

*UPDATE*

Ok so I've discovered my first issue with this modem.  Ive found that after its been running for some time 24/7 and a lot of data has passed through it (like watching lots of Netflix/Prime etc)  that the download speeds will suddenly drop down to about 10-20mbps  instead of the usual 78.

The fix is simply to do a quick reboot of the modem and it all returns to normal. If I've been watching a lot of video, this needs to be done about once a month.

I dont think this is a line issue as the line stats stay the same throughout, no drop in sync or increase in error rates.  My guess is perhaps there's small memory leak going on over time that builds up at a certain point when so much data has passed through it.

Have contacted TP Link support so will be interesting to see what they say.
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 04:52:47 PM »

My guess is perhaps there's small memory leak going on over time that builds up at a certain point when so much data has passed through it.

Yes, that could well be the problem.

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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 02:03:38 PM »

Yes, that could well be the problem.

Please keep us informed of any developments.

They replied, with an absolute joke of a response, grrr. I was kinda half expecting this though, here's their response:

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Thank you very much for your email requesting information about our product.
Actually it is normal, if we keep using the computer or a phone for long time, there will be caches and the speed will the slow. We need to clear the caches on devices and they will run properly.
And the issue can be resolved by rebooting, we suggest that you can reboot the modem sometimes to keep it running properly. There is no other settings we can change on the modem. So please leave it and enjoy the internet, if you have any other problem, please feel free to let me know.


...oh suuure, cache leaks are entirely normal and indicative of all over computing devices *facepalm*
If my old 15 year old Netgear modem could run 24/7 for a year without needing a reboot or using up its cache, then this one should be able to as well.  Does this person not realise that if all caches just filled up and stopped working, then CPU chips would never work!

bah!
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 02:28:47 PM »

That response is just pure hog-wash!  >:(

Perhaps TP-Link should be added to the "manufacturers to avoid" list.  :-\
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 03:09:04 PM »

I would post on the TP Link forums, hopefully when one of their fw development staff see it they can get that fixed in the next fw release.

http://forum.tp-link.com/forumdisplay.php?18-DSL-Modem-amp-Routers&s=a71c6308ae49d918a93c49390346971a
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2016, 03:38:32 PM »

I would post on the TP Link forums, hopefully when one of their fw development staff see it they can get that fixed in the next fw release.

http://forum.tp-link.com/forumdisplay.php?18-DSL-Modem-amp-Routers&s=a71c6308ae49d918a93c49390346971a

Thanks, I'll do just that!
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Re: TP-Link Archer VR2600 (My Findings)
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 02:32:20 PM »

Ok, just got VDSL installed today, I realise that this is still the initial test stage, but so far the results seem good.

                  Upstream    Downstream
Current Rate(kbps)   19999    79987
Max Rate(kbps)        36029   126406
SNR Margin(dB)         23.3    19.4
Line Attenuation(dB)    0    10.4


From my bedroom I can only get up to about 41Mbps download and 18Mbps up.  Testing wireless closer to the VR2600 downstairs only going through the 1 wall my download goes up to 74.89Mbps.    Ping time is around 16-17ms

Hopefully this won't change much after the initial testing period as it seems pretty stable to me, so would certainly recommend this modem based on my experience so far.

The wifi can push to 76Meg upstair from downstair TP LINK VR2600 router because you need to adjusted the 5GHz wireless setting set it 40MHz (not 80MHz or 20MHz) and you also need this adapter to get stronger wireless on 5GHz are AC 1900 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter (Model Archer T9UH) priced at 32.99 at PCWorld for getting link speed of 600Mbps enough to push your VDSL speed to 76Meg.
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