TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Review

Recently I bought  TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router from flipkart for my home purpose use, and I though I could do a review of this product as well so that other users who are looking to buy this product will get to know whether to go with this product or not.

TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router:

TP-LINK TL-WR740N box back side

TP-LINK TL-WR740N box front view

In my home I have been using BSNL broadband connection which doesn’t have wifi option in that modem (ADSL 2+). So I was planning to buy a good router. After searching lot on internet, I decided to go with TP-Link  TL-WR740N router because of its low cost, features and lot of positive reviews which I found on Flipkart. And finally I ordered  TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N Router from flipkart. Before I order I had one doubts in my mind like whether it supports for windows 8 OS or not? because I’m using windows 8 OS in my laptop and in specification details they have not mentioned anything about windows 8. But still guessing I ordered it, and  Within few days I received this product from flipkart without any problem. After I tried that drivers with windows 8 OS and it works without any problem.

 

What’s Inside Box:  

  • 150Mbps Wireless N Router TL-WR740N
  • Power Adapter
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide and
  • Resource CD

inside TP-LINK TL-WR740N Box

 

Coverage:

Everyone first looks at it’s coverage area to decide how good that router is. When it comes to TP-Link  TL-WR740N router  coverage,    it comes with 5dBi Antenna in technical terms. In non technical term, it can give full signal for up to 3 rooms. If you keep this router middle place you can cover up to 6 rooms without loosing any signal. In my home it is giving full signal by passing two walls without loosing any single signal point. In my point of view it has a good coverage area when we compared it with it’s price.

 

150Mbps Wireless N Router TL-WR740N:

 

TP-LINK TL-WR740N router

It come with (from left to right order)  Reset button,  Power port,  On/Off switch,  4 LAN Ports (you can connect up to 4 computers), 1 WAN Port (you plug your broadband connection here) and QSS (one-touch wireless encryption).

The build quality of this router is also good.

 

TP-LINK TL-WR740N ports

 

Many of the users have complained about some initial setup, but I didn’t faced any such problem till now.

 

Conclusion:  

If you are looking for a budget router with good coverage area then this router will server your needs. You can use this router for home or medium size office without any problem. I’m completely satisfied with this purchase.

 

Where You Should Buy?

I always prefer to buy from filpkart. You can also order from below link.

 

Buy TP-LINK TL-WR740N from FlipKart.com | Amazon.com

 

Looking for something which I doesn’t mentioned in this post? then comment here you will get reply.

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ss - April 20, 2014

Hi ! Am planning to get this router for my bsnl vimax connection . can u help me out with installation process without using cd player . I dont have cd spot in my netbook ..

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    ARUN - April 20, 2014

    Just copy the files to your Pen drive using your friends computer and install this software.

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Subramanian - September 25, 2014

Hello Arun Kumar,

Thank you for the information about compatibility with Windows Operating System.

Will this router work with Windows 8.1 as well? I am sorry if that’s a stupid question, but I am not particularly knowledgeable about computer-related issues! 😀

Thanks once again!

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    ARUN - September 27, 2014

    It works fine with windows 8.1 as well….I’m also using Windows 8.1 on my PC.

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bil - November 17, 2014

hey arun I just need to ask u that whether this router can be used over bsnl broadband connection coz I’m about to get it. so do tell me dude plzzzz

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kavin - November 27, 2014

hi i gonna buy new bsnl broadband connection .i bought TP-Link 150 Mbps Wireless N Router (TL-WR740N) . this requires any modem for internet?

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    ARUN - November 27, 2014

    Yes, you need modem to use this router. It just act as wifi device you need modem to get internet.

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Uday - December 23, 2014

Hi Arun…I have TP Link 150 Mbps Wireless N router (TL-WR740N). I recently purchased it. I have Beam broadband internet connection. Till today I could directly connect the cable to WAN port and use wifi in all my gadgets lappy, mobile, tab. But, today it stopped working and I’m unable to get wifi connected. Even though it shows wifi is connected nothing works. My question is as you said above that it works with modem only, how could it work till today? Even now, the wifi device is detected in the gadgets and shown as connected. In some posts on net I have seen that modem is not required for this router and for the ISP (Beam Fiber) connection. If it is mandatory to use modem for this router can you suggest the modem to use and resolve my queries…

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    ARUN - December 24, 2014

    1. If you are able to browse internet on your mobile device using Wifi then you don’t need modem.
    2. Check whether your DNS is correct or not, maybe you can check this post http://www.ashout.com/unable-to-resolve-dns-problem-tp-link-router/
    3. Try changing your IP address. Specially last digits.

    If nothing worked out then try searching on router (TP Link) forum.

    If you post any exact error, maybe I could have helped you…

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Ranjith Singhu - January 4, 2015

i have bsnl adsl modem but it dont have wifi,so i purchased this modem.I have taken a connection from one of my bsnl modem lan port and connected to my tplink blue colour port.plz tell me the connection type and setting i have to give…..

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    ARUN - January 4, 2015

    I recommend you to contact your ISP (BSNL) they will come and configure it for you.

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shah - January 22, 2015

I have one doubts regarding TL-WR740N model, Can you clear my doubts ?
I have BSNL ADSL Dataone ZTE (ZXDSL 831AII) Modem, my doubts is TL-WR740N is support for with my BSNL modem,? and suggest me any other router support and with low price near arround under 1000/-

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    ARUN - January 31, 2015

    In most cases it will supports your modem type. For low end model, try searching on flipkart.

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brijesh panchal - January 31, 2015

hi arun, just wanted to kno how many user does this model support at it max capacity????
if i m having 100 mbps of backhaul how many user it culd support and wat will b d speed among each user.
hoping for reply.

regards,
brijesh

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    ARUN - January 31, 2015

    I’m not sure about that. If I have access, then I could have checked that I guess. Currently I’m staying away from home so I don’t have any idea about it.

    In general, if you have a 100 Mbps plan and 100 users using that connection, then each user can get 1 Mbps speed.

    Actual speed = Speed/no of users

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      farzad - February 4, 2015

      hey bro i also have window 8.1 nut in the end the last step it does not work and shows the the network cable is unplugged or some other things so pl zhelp

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        ARUN - February 5, 2015

        If you are getting network cable unplugged then check your cable connection. Maybe some cable might have damaged.

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Deraj Ahmed - February 6, 2015

I can’t connect it with windows 8.1.What can I do??/

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    ARUN - February 6, 2015

    It works with windows 8.1 as well please check with your router settings..

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Vivek - February 6, 2015

Can’t I just put my bsnl broadband cable in this router to get wifi because I don’t have a modem?

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    ARUN - February 6, 2015

    No. It won’t work. This is just a router and it won’t have modem in it. So you need one modem to this device.

    Modem:- Converts your telephone single into internet signal.

    Router:- Takes Internet signals and makes it Wireless (WiFi)

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Vivek - February 7, 2015

But why does it have one WAN port and four LAN ports?

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    ARUN - February 7, 2015

    you can use to those ports to connect desktops or some users prefer wired connection that time they can use those ports.

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Vivek - February 8, 2015

So how do I connect this router to a modem?

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    ARUN - February 8, 2015

    In modem you will have LAN ports through that you can connect to router.

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Vivek - February 8, 2015

I canceled my order for this router, so please suggest me a modem cum router compatible with BSNL.

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Vivek - February 8, 2015

Do I need a ADSL2+ modem?

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Vivek - February 8, 2015

I have ordered TP Link 8901N ADSL2+ modem with router, it will work right?

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Rajkumar - February 17, 2015

Does this router require an adsl modem for ACT Fibernet ?

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don - March 21, 2015

does this router work with act fibernet broadband
can u please tell?

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pramod kumar - April 7, 2015

I have TP-LINK WR740N router I have taken Bsnl connection and said no for the modem so it is computable or I need to take any Bsnl modem.

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    ARUN - April 7, 2015

    You need modem. It maybe from BSNL or you can buy it from online.

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Satishkumar - April 8, 2015

I am using the ACT broad band does this Router works for ACT broadband

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    ARUN - February 4, 2016

    Yes. It works. I’m using the same connection in my Home now. For Act broadband you don’t need any modem.

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ahmed - April 16, 2015

Hi Arun,

It is not working with Win 8.1. Please suggest me on settings that needs to be done to make it work. Please help.

Thanks,
Ahmed

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    ARUN - April 16, 2015

    It will work with windows 8.1 please check your settings properly. Currently I’m not in my home to give settings details so I’m sorry about that.

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supriya.r - May 5, 2015

recently i have shifted to act fibernet..i want to know which router is suitable..can anybody please suggest me..

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Saurabh - May 10, 2015

Hi Arun,

I have bought the same wifi router recently and it worked fine till some time about 2-3 days and now it is giving problem. I use to connect my laptop and after sometime about 2-4min browser throws an error “Page cannot be displayed”. I checked in wireless network connection and it was still showing as Internet Access. Everytime this happen i have to disconnect and reconnect the wifi network “TPLink” again. I am not sure why this happening? Can you help me out?

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sohel - June 22, 2015

I want to know that is this tp link 150 MBPS router pepaid or postpaid.do we need to pay bill or recharge it.please reply me because i am thinking to buy this.
thank you

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    ARUN - June 22, 2015

    Dude, it’s not internet connection. It’s just Router. So you don’t need to pay by PrePaid or by PostPaid. It’s just one time payment. Once you took internet connection, that time you need to pay internet rental as per their plan.

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Akil - June 29, 2015

Arun,
I have BSNL ADSL connection with out wifi and I have TP-Link 740 router.When I have done the settings ,Internet is not coming.

Can you explain me the procedure.I have gone with the manual only.

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    ARUN - June 29, 2015

    Boss, you need modem to work Wifi internet connection. This is just router, and modem won’t comes with it.

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Akshay ghosh - July 31, 2015

Dear Friend,I bought Tp -link 150mbps WR740N and I have a broadband connection but No modem. i want use This router As WiFi in My smartphone Via Broadband connection. Can I use it? and How to use it?

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    ARUN - July 31, 2015

    NO. You cannot. You need modem to use Broadband connection on your smartphone. So get a modem to use internet on mobile.

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Deepak joshi - October 15, 2015

i have bsnl wimax connection does it work on it
TP LINK TL-WR740N router

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    ARUN - October 15, 2015

    It works with all types of Internet connection.. just ask your ISP that whether it requires Modem or Router is enough. For example, I use Act Internet connection right now; for this connection, I don’t need any Modem so I connected Internet cable directly to my TP link router.

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Scimitar - November 3, 2015

Would appreciate if you can confirm if this has a hardware on/off button for WiFi. Found conflicting statements online. If not, does it at least have a software switch to toggle it?

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    ARUN - November 4, 2015

    Yes. On this Router you will get On/Off button on it.

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chandan - November 7, 2015

Hi I have ordered this router I want to use this router for my reliance cdma modem so will it work and will it work with direct connection as well!

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chandan - November 7, 2015

Srry its a relianc cdma dongle so can i attach it to the router for wifi

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Harprret singh - December 19, 2015

tell mi about who is the best router for my home and near place’s
TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless N ***ELSE*** TP-LINK 300Mbps TL-WR841N Wireless N Router………………
i want A good and high gain wifi……….. i hope u give mi good saggestion

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Ian - February 4, 2016

HI ARUN KUMAR,

Who is the best router TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps OR TP-LINK Archer C7? can you create a comparison chart for this for best reviews?

Please advise
Thanks

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    ARUN - February 4, 2016

    dude..I really never used TP-LINK Archer C7 router so I cannot able to write honest review. I did a quick search for you…but I really not impressed with the product.

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Harsh - June 24, 2016

Tp-link Tl-wr740n 150 Mbps Wireless N Router
can u please tell me the net plans available for this plsss

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Hemraj - August 27, 2016

Hello sir,
Is this ADSL or DSL router only?
does it support rj11 telephone cable?

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neeraj gupta - December 10, 2016

brother mere pass rj-45 eathernet nahi aayi

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dickson - April 22, 2017

what do I buy for the wan port … I can’t find the ADSL shown on the box

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