TP-LINK ADSL equipment - hard to find in NZ :/

I've been looking for the TD-W8961ND for a little while, and have inquired at various PC Shops but I just can't find anywhere that stocks it! Due to the popularity of the W8960N, I would've though the successor to it would be just as popular. I was thinking about turning to sourcing it overseas but with firmware, I'm not sure. Any ideas or alternatives! Cheers

( http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/!categoryid=219&model=TD-W8961ND#down )

geek_law.house, Jun 29, 6:38 pm

These two seem to have similar models, might be worth an email to see if they can get the one your looking for.

http://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php!main_page=index&cPath=142_143 http://www.qmb.co.nz/c.aspx!c=Hardware&s=Networking&ss=ADSL+Router

geek_king1, Jun 29, 7:05 pm

First - what makes you say the W8961ND is the successor!
It is not.

In fact they are identical in pretty much every way - except the TD-w8960n supports up to 10 IPSec VPN secure tunneling, but the TD-W8961ND doesn??t.
So the TD-w8960n is in fact better.
You wont find the TD-w8961nd in any stores in NZ, as the primary distributors for TP-Link in NZ are not importing it, as it is an inferior product to the TD-W8960N, so therefore aren't bothering with it, when it is only a few dollars cheaper. (I know this, as I've asked them before, as I had a customer asking the same thing from me not long ago)

geek_flick13, Jun 29, 7:12 pm

Google tells me it reviews quite badly, citing poor wireless, difficult set up. The rest of the world moved onward and upward.

geek_black-heart, Jun 29, 8:44 pm

But it's one higher. :-)

geek_drsr, Jun 29, 9:42 pm

geek_law.house, Jun 29, 11:44 pm

geek_doudle101, Jun 30, 12:32 pm