TP-LINK's N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8980 is an incredibly robust all-in-one device which contains features of an ADSL2+ Modem, a N600 Dual Band Router, a 4-Port Gigabit Switch, and a USB Print Server. It saves your budget and space in contrast to buying several devices separately. The downstream bandwidth of the modem can reach up to 24 Mbps, meeting the needs for most home and office service plans.
Two separate wireless networks are broadcasted on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously with up to 300 Mbps over each band. The traditional 2.4 GHz band provides larger range and is great for basic Internet uses, while the 5 GHz band gives faster wireless speed and handles bandwidth-heavy tasks like online gaming and HD streaming. Now you can enjoy both advantages of the two bands by just having one device.
The 4-port built-in switch of the TD-W8980 transfers data at up to 1000 Mbps, which is ideal for your wired network. You can use the Ethernet ports for printer, NAS, TV, and other network devices so that users can all share those devices through the wireless or wired connection.
The TD-W8980 provides two work modes to choose from: ADSL Modem Router Mode and Wireless Router Mode. If you are using ADSL service to get Internet, select the first mode. If you are using a cable, fiber, or other types of Internet service, select the second mode and configure it as a pure wireless router. Such flexibility saves your investment and is useful when you decide to change your service provider.
The TD-W8980 comes with a Quick Setup Wizard in its Web management page that leads you through a step-by-step process to set up your modem router. You don't need to install any software or use a CD to finish the setup. Within minutes, your modem router will be up and running.
|Which ADSL Modem Router is Right for Me?||TD-W8960N||TD-W8968||TD-W8970||TD-W8980|
|Product Name||300 Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router||300 Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router with USB Port||300 Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router||N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps||2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps||2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps||2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps |
5 GHz: 300 Mbps
|Antenna||2 x 3 dBi||2 x 3 dBi||3 x 5 dBi||3 x 5 dBi 5 GHz external+2 2.4 GHz internal|
|USB Port||-||One USB Port||Two USB Ports||Two USB Ports|
|LAN Throughput||Four 10/100M Ports||Four 10/100M Ports||Four 10/100/1000M Ports||Four 10/100/1000M Ports|
|IP-Based Bandwidth Control||✓||✓||✓||✓|