Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer VR2600 vs TP-LINK Archer VR2800


General Specifications
Brand
TP-Link
TP-Link
Model
Archer VR2600
Archer VR2800
Origin
China
China
About the Product
TP-LINK Archer VR2600, 4 x 4 MU-MIMO AC2600 Wireless Dual Band VDSL/ADSL2 Gigabit modem router for phone line (Compatible with 4K Streaming/YouView IPTV/BT Infinity/TalkTalk/EE/Plusnet Fibre/LTE) - Black.
Archer VR2800 Wireless VDSL/ADSL Modem Router creates AC2800 Wi-Fi, delivering up to 2800Mbps of Wi-Fi speed over dual 5GHz (2167Mbps) and 2.4GHz (600Mbps) bands for the smoother streaming and online gaming experiences.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
2600 Mbps
2800 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Archer VR2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • The wireless speed is exactly as stated very fast and stable even with multiple streams of music / film.
  • Solid router, great network speeds, haven't needed to restart at all.
  • Greatly improved stability of connection, better download and upload rates on speed-test.
  • Our download speed went from 45mbps to 71mbps. Good router.
  • I have BT infinity 2 and couldn't get a download speed of more than 1Mb.
TP-LINK Archer VR2800 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • The speed is outstanding. Great router.
  • I have to upload fairly large files for work (100 - 300mb) and, the upload speed was good.
  • Both up/download speeds are slightly improved but the actual speed in use is much much faster.
  • Wi-Fi connection speeds were fantastic in the same room.
  • The main problem now is the extremely poor wireless speed.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
Width
10.4 in.
10.4 in.
Depth
7.8 in.
7.8 in.
Weight
2.97 lbs.
1.6 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
4
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
TP-LINK Archer VR2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • The Wi-Fi range appears to be stronger on the 5ghz range.
  • Perfect solution bigger range. Perfect.
  • Great features, good range, rock solid router.
  • Looks nice easy set up and works very well. Good range.
  • I also found the range of the Wi-Fi worse than my BT HH5.
TP-LINK Archer VR2800 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • The range is good - better than the old ASUS, which I thought was still good.
  • The Wi-Fi range has doubled, the user interface on PC and mobile phone are simple to use.
  • Good speed and range and fast switching between 5 and 2.4 bands.
  • The range is excellent and to date I have had no disconnects - long may that continue.
  • Poor speeds and terrible Wi-Fi range in the house.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
MAC Address Filtering, WPS, firewall protection, UPnP, ALG, Dynamic DNS, PPTP, L2TP, IPsec
DHCP, UPnP, ALG, DMZ, Dynamic DNS, IPsec, PPTP, SPI Firewall, Access control, RIP-1, RIP-2, DNS Relay
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer VR2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • Good security features that can be easily enhanced and changed as needed.
  • Brilliant Router all round. Very secure.
  • I used this to use on BT and it was easy to set up. Good secure router.
  • Some update are because there are new security threats and its just feels good to know that updates are being developed. Very secure of this.
  • Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, very secure.
TP-LINK Archer VR2800 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • Awesome router, easy install, good security and blistering performance.
  • The app is okay for basic settings. Very secure.
  • Nice looking piece of kit that looks sturdy and well made. Great security features.
  • So far I'm very happy with this router and it really secure.
  • The last firmware update was 2017, so any security issues or bugs have not been patched which can make it a bit of risk especially to novice users.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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