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Old 01-28-2013, 10:32 PM
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I'm having a hard time deciding between the TL-ER6020 vs TL-ER6120. I'd prefer to purchase the 6020 since its nearly half the cost. We have a 50mbps/5mbps connection from our isp and between 75-125 devices on the network. There's a large number of high-bandwidth applications constantly in use such as netflix, Skype, BT, etc. What do you guys think?
Best to get the ER6120 is has faster NPU (network processor unit) more RAM an d larger buffering. But shop around for the best price. I have a lot stuff on the network here, and Wii, and HD 1080p recording over network etc. To be frank just can't go cheap when it comes to main router. The amount I've spend over the years on SohO types that never held up to what I do on my network but SMB is much better. You can also managed your switch ports instead of being only set to Auto.

I don't even bother with the ER6120, because it's running so smooth, the only time I access it when I had another node to the network. But now my 16-port manage switch is almost full, time to get another one.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:53 AM
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Best to get the ER6120 is has faster NPU (network processor unit) more RAM an d larger buffering.
The 6020 won't even break a sweat for a 50mbps connection, the ER6120 is an overkill for most (if not all) home networks.
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The 6020 won't even break a sweat for a 50mbps connection, the ER6120 is an overkill for most (if not all) home networks.
Not overkill for me if you can get it at a very good price which I was able to do. Prices goes up and down in this market class. I've spend way too much on Cisco Linksys Routers add up the cost would be over $400 bucks from 2011 to 2012 both have failed and just can't handle what I really need here!

So buying the ER5120 and ER6120 are not overkill they're stable well the ER6120 was over the ER5120 had configuration saving issues on mine. ER6120 offers better features and I really don't need 4x WAN Ports that ER5120 offers. If your fine with ER6020 then buy it!

TP-LINK does offer your choices, so you have the choice to go with either model.

Good luck on your decision!
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I searched around and this is the only thread about this router specifically.

I've read the review and it doesn't address this, but it seems the problem exists with others, based on some forum posts and Amazon.com review for this unit.

When I am setting up an address pool for PPTP/L2TP clients, it won't allow me to use an IP range from the LAN subnet. So, I can connect just fine to the VPN, I just can't do anything.

Also tried setting up a route from the VPN subnet to LAN subnet, but no joy.

I have an IPsec tunnel set up to another vpn firewall and that seems to be working fine.

Any suggestions on this, or information regarding an updated firmware? There is only one listed on the TP-link website, and I have the original version installed.
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Doubting between 6020 and 6120.
The 6020 is fan-less. Is the 6120 fan-less as well or does it have a noisy ventilator? Can not find back picture of the 6120 to find out.
Have a Peplink 380 now and find the fan producing a lot of noise and since it is close to my desk, it bothers me a lot.
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The 6120 router is completely quiet. Being close to your desk would not be a problem.
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Doubting between 6020 and 6120.
The 6020 is fan-less. Is the 6120 fan-less as well or does it have a noisy ventilator? Can not find back picture of the 6120 to find out.
Have a Peplink 380 now and find the fan producing a lot of noise and since it is close to my desk, it bothers me a lot.
No fan in these units. Nothing in the back except of the grounding screw (you get the heavy duty grounding cable included and power 3-prone connector. 6120 is a better deal
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