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TP-LINK Touch P5 Touchscreen AC1900 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 2, 2016 2:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 78%Manufacturer: TP-LINK

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications

 

 

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TP-LINK touts their Touch P5 as having a one-minute quick setup utilizing the touchscreen. To start the process, it's rather simple as the router has an auto detect feature for the WAN connection.

 

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Moving on, we continue setting up the wireless networks both 2.4Ghz and 5GHz.

 

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After setup is complete, we have the screen seen above. When you are not in the menu, the router will display the time and date similar to the lock screen on your mobile phone.

 

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Above, we have the main menu for the Touch P5. As you can see, it's laid out similar to an Android device and allows you to change everything from wireless settings to parental controls.

 

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Diving a little deeper into the menu system, this solution does offer QoS along with the ability to adjust the screen settings to your liking.

 

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Along with having the ability to control this router with the Touchscreen, you will also have the standard WebGUI. As you can see here, the landing screen gives you a quick overview of what's going on with the router.

 

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Under the advanced settings, parental controls allow you to setup a whitelist and blacklist for devices in your home, these can then be setup to allow access during certain times.

 

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QoS, as mentioned previously, is a big feature in modern routers and seen above, TP-LINK has chosen to use banks in which devices can be set up according to how important they are.

 

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A growing feature of modern solutions is the ability to switch modes on a single piece of hardware. With the Touch P5, while its primary job is a router, it can also operate as an access point or repeater.

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