Tp-link’s wireless routers are best known for their stable wireless performance & long range which is the most determining factor for your Home or Small-Business WiFi Network.
With so many models in market to choose from here I have selected the following two models for comparison :
Tp-link tl-wr841n Vs Tp-link tl-wr740n
I have compiled simple table showing the main features such as Speed, Security, Possible Range, Data Transfer Rate and Common Features among both. And of course I do have a recommendation for you 🙂
Mind it that I also do use TP-Link WiFi Router at my home.
|TP-Link TL-WR740N||TP-LINK TL-WR841N|
|Wireless Data Rates||150 Mbps||300 Mbps|
|Input Type||RJ-45 (Ethernet Cable)
Supported by Broadband ISPs Such as Hathway, ACT, Tikona, Airtel Fibrenet, MyWorld, Nextra, Siti Cable, You Broadband, Spectranet etc.
|Antennas||1 Fixed Omni-directional||
Greatly increases the wireless robustness and stability
|LAN Ports||4 Numbers|
|WAN port||One Number|
|Security Features||Both have Same Security Features [WPA / WPA2 encryption]
DoS & SPI Firewall, IP & Mac Address Filters, Domain Filters & IP / Mac Address Binding
|Bandwidth Control||Available [Control Bandwidth Allotted for Each PC]|
|Power consumption||5 Watts||8 Watts|
|Dimensions||3.3 x 11.7 x 17.5 cm||3.3 x 11.7 x 17.5 cm|
|Warranty||3 Year Limited|
|Check Latest Price||TP-Link TL-WR740N on Amazon||TP-LINK TL-WR841N on Amazon|
|TP-Link TL-WR740N on Flipkart||TP-LINK TL-WR841N on Flipkart|
Both TP link 841n Vs 740n Wireless Router are having
- Wireless data transmission speed is good for Video Streaming, Online Gaming and Internet Calling
- IP based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC
- Wireless security encryption available at a push of QSS button
- WDS wireless bridge provides seamless bridging to expand your wireless network
- Seamlessly compatible with 80211b/g/n devices
With abundant availability of high-speed broadband connections I feel that clear Winner is Tp-link tl-wr841n with High Data Transfer Speed of 300 Mbps which will be most useful while HD Video streaming, Also the ability to manage and install the wireless router remotely from a mobile device will ease your setup task 🙂
Tp-link tl-wr841n deserves the overall product recommendation.
One more advantage of Tp-link tl-wr841n router for small business is the ability to Switch-OFF WiFi only enabling you to still use of the LAN ports for your computers.
What are possible improvements in Tp-link tl-wr841n
- The Tp-link tl-wr740n has is the Clear Channel Assessment technology which allows the wireless router to scan channels, determine which ones are being used to avoid possible channel conflicts.
This surely helps to improve the WiFi performance.
I expect TP-Link to include CCA Technology in Tp-link tl-wr841n in their future upgrades 🙂
- Also one more thing I don’t like for TP-Link models is same color display LED’s for all functions ! I think clear distinction like i-Ball routers with Blue color LED for WiFi, Red for Internet etc gives you idea of status from a distance [Being located in top corners normally in homes]