TM Unifi is a fibre optical service which provides up to 20Mbps internet and IPTV services to the users.The default modem that is given by TM is from D-Link.Many users founds that the performance is not so good,especially it will get frequent disconnection when it’s under heavy usage and not for good WiFi coverage too.
TP-Link,a leading brand on network products,sells a large variety of modem products and some of the users have tested to replace D-Link modem by TP-Link products such as TL-WR841N/ND Version 7 and TL-WR1043ND.
After months of testing,they have finally released official firmwares for fully support of Unifi service(including IPTV).The latest firmware for WR841N/ND is TL-WR841ND_v7_120221_MY;for WR1043ND is TL-WR1043ND_V1_120210(click the links for downloading the firmware).
If you don’t know how to setup the modem,you could refer to klseet.com .
I planned everything for my house,but still got something out of that plan.I didn’t set any network port in the guest room where the WIFI signal is dramatically weak.Thus,I have to find out a way to let the room get the coverage of Internet service.Well,finally I opted powerline homeplug as my best option.
Today I grabbed another modem router for testing in my ADSL line.TP-Link is No.1 market share holder in China and has been a global player in the market.The product is quite cheap compared to D-Link or Linksys,however,the comments are quite positive.
TP-Link TD-8816 is said to have TrendChip inside.Through the past testing period,I found the heat from this stuff is less than D-Link DSL2542B.However,it shows higher line attenuation and lower SNR margin compared to the D-Link modem.Perhaps it approves some hearsay that Broadcom chipset could get better result on a bad quality line whereas TrendChip chipset could sync faster and stable at a good quality line.
Connecting with my D-Link modem thereafter under the same modulation,it could easily get the downstream line attenuation at 43.5db and SNR margin at 27-28db.I think you had seen the difference although that won’t be a lot and definitely the winner is D-Link DSL 2542B.
However,if you ask me which one I will choose,TP-Link will be my choice.Well,at least it allows me to manually connect/disconnect on the web-based control panel(ie. get a new IP address and minimizes the possibility of overheat issue.
Let me sum it up:TP-Link sells goods with a cheaper price,but the quality is not cheap at all.