How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers

How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers
How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers
2021-01-21 05:07:33
Model: Archer C7
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 0.6.0 0.7

Hello! I own a couple models of TP-link devices, and I'm looking to purchase a new Modem/Router combo before we upgrade our subscription with our ISP to a VDSL plan.

Currently our modem only works with ADSL, but I'm looking for a good deal on Amazon and trying to figure out how to determine if any particular product I'm evaluating is a Modem/Router combo, or simply a Router-only model.

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Re:How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers
2021-01-21 15:45:46 - last edited 2021-01-21 15:46:32

@Sunyata 

 

Hey

 

Generally TP Link use the following naming conventions

 

VRxxxx - for the VDSL Modem / Router in one device (VR600 for example)

Cxxxx   or AXxxxx - For the AC / AX (WiFi5 WiFi6) range of non modem routers.

 

If you want an all in one for VDSL buy a VR range device

 

If you get a modem from your ISP and want to add a router / wifi choose the C or AX range depending on your WiFi requirements.

 

 

Physically the VDSL routers will have a GREY RJ11 (telephone) port at the back..

 

Cable / Non Modem routers will have a BLUE RJ45 (LAN Cable) port

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

 

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Re:How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers
2021-01-22 01:01:44

@Philbert 
This is the only modem I can find on tp-link.com. I thought I had seen some models in the VR series when I was looking a couple weeks ago, where else should I be looking for a list of them?

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Re:How to separate Modem models from models that are only Routers
2021-01-22 09:20:50

@Sunyata 

 

Hey 

 

This looks to be just based on your location, CA?  is that Canada?

 

Im in the UK and a lot more models mentioned... try finding the model you want/fancy and look at Amazon.ca or your local reseller for that model.  

 

Try this UK link for the range as the model numbers dont change, just the plugs    If you find a model you like it may be available in CA somewhere...  apologies I cant be more help!

 

 

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/dsl-modem-router/

 

 

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