OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450

Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2020-08-10 10:29:04

I am another one who is waiting for the VR2800 to get OneMesh support.

 

I agree with others... it is crazy to not make this available on the flagship xDSL product. Surely a simple firmware update.

 

If this happens soon, I will stick with my VR2800 and get some of TP-Link's mesh products, as the most sensible solution for my needs. If not, then I'm jumping ship to another brand which can offer a better xDSL modem with compatible mesh system. I like to think that TP-Link would prefer to keep us as customers by letting us add to our existing TP-Link systems.

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2020-10-12 02:16:36

Hi @TheSpartan, thanks for your post as I've been looking into whether to stick with the VR2800 or to go for the VR2100. What are the key distinctions between the two?

 

From what I've been able to discern. The VR2100 supports a higher broadband speed with Super VDSL  (VDSL2 Profile 35b) whereas the VR2800 only supports the standard VDSL. But the VR2800  has 2167Mbps on 5GHz and 600Mbps on 2.4GHz whereas the VR2100 has 1733 Mbps on 5 GHz and 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz. Which means the VR2800 has superior Wi-Fi capability? Where I am, we can only get around 40Mbps at the moment, so we won't benefit from the Super VDSL but it would add future proofing. Plus I'm interested in using a mesh system as it's a three floor house.

 

I have used the comparison function here but can't see any other difference besides the above. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2020-10-12 03:02:42

@Mach2Infinity An important difference is the chipset. The VR2800 uses a Broadcom chipset, which I'm told maintains DSL sync better under trying conditions. Whereas the VR2100 uses MediaTek, which apparently has more trouble with longer lines. Have a look at this forum thread: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/3xk17my9

 

But then, those of us with the VR2800 are really not impressed that this top-of-the-line modem/router has not had a feature update to work with other TP-Link mesh systems.

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-03-11 19:30:46

I would also like to request that TP-Link add OneMesh support for the Archer VR2800/AC2800.

It does not engender brand loyalty if the premier modem router model doesn't support the latest protocols, especially when lower-grade models do have this support.

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-03-12 08:10:02

@Dan.M I believe other Brands care more about existing owners. I was a fan of TP_Link and have their devices throughout the house.As and when I replace then, I will be going elsewhere.

As you can see on this thread and others, there is never a useful comment form the Company. A shame

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-03-15 12:35:35
They don't even support 2800 on the vr2800 yet. Promised in an update from release day, and several years later still no 160mhz support. It's a big joke.
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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-03-21 18:29:45

As it is stated in other threads regarding the "mesh-problem" there will no mesh support on the vr2800!

 

So please don't choose tp-link products next time you need a router or wifi product. This is the only way to let the people at tp-link know, that they treat their customers wrong!

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-03-25 23:43:33
@Krooms "please don't choose tp-link products next time you need a router or wifi product" Yep. I am in the process of switching my home cable and wifi network over to UniFi. TP-Link have had long enough to deliver an obvious solution and enhancement to their flagship xDSL product.
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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-04-26 21:43:05

Ugh. I paid extra for the VR2800 _exactly_ because I figured it would have a longer support life as a flagship product. I don't even use the extra speed. I would have been better off paying less for the vr2100, which is just perverse. I know it's a different chipset, but I shouldn't need to think about that as a customer.

 

I appreciate that firmware is hard, but come on. 2 years to introduce what looks like a flagship feature into a flagship modem.

 

Here's how HP do firmware- maybe do this?

 

* https://itrevolution.com/the-amazing-devops-transformation-of-the-hp-laserjet-firmware-team-gary-gruver/

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zYxWEZ0gYg&t=1666s

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Re:OneMesh on Archer VR2800/AC2800 dsl dual band router and RE650 RE450
2021-04-26 21:47:23
In fact, TP-LINK, you could help us all out here. Are you planning to _ever_ add support to the VR2800? If the answer is "no" I can at least buy a cheaper model. If the answer is "yes" can you provide a realistic waiting time? Because the original reply of "wait patiently" was 18 months ago.
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