TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router (TD-W8960N)

Key Specifications
  • Wireless N300

SKU:#028619 WarrantyLimited Lifetime by TP-LInk Product No.:TD-W8960N Short link: See specifications from the manufacturer

All-in-One Device: ADSL2+ Modem, NAT Router, 4-Port Switch and Wireless N Access Point
Wireless N speed up to 300Mbps makes it ideal for heavy bandwidth consuming or interruption sensitive applications like online gaming, Internet calls and even the HD video streaming
Ethernet WAN (EWAN) offers another broadband connectivity option for connecting to Cable, VDSL or Fiber modems
Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network

300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8960N is a high performance modem router that provides a full rate of ADSL2+ standard with the superb reliability and a cost-effective solution for home and small business. It combines the function of a high-speed DSL modem, a 4-Port 10/100Mbps NAT router and a wireless N access point. With the TD-W8960N, you can easily create a secure wireless network and share a high-speed internet connection while access to shared files, music, photos, and printers with multiple computers.

One-Stop Solution
The TP-LINK TD-W8960N is an All-in-One device that combines the functions of a high speed DSL modem, a 4-Port 10/100Mbps NAT router and a wireless N access point. No need to buy a separate router and wireless access point, the TD-W8960N is designed to give you a one-stop solution to acquiring and sharing high speed internet access over a wired/wireless network. TD-W8960N allows you to completely get rid of cable clutter of multiple devices over the desktop while at the same time helps you save the cost of procurement and the cost of device running.

Access High-Speed Internet
Unlike a dial-up Internet service, a DSL Internet connection is always on so that you do not have to wait to access the web. Supporting the latest ADSL standard, the TD-W8960N provides higher performance (up to 24Mbps downstream and 3.5Mbps upstream) and longer reach from your Internet Service Provide (ISP) Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM). This device also supports TR-069, which automatically updates the firmware and other setting when they become available from your ISP.

Incredible Wireless experience
With the TD-W8960N, you can create a wireless network which has an unrivalled wireless speed and coverage range. Adopting 11N’s technology, you can get your wireless network up to 15x the speed and 5x the range of conventional 11g products. Now you can share your high-speed DSL Internet connection, photos, video, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) and even the bandwidth consuming applications like HD video streaming wirelessly which can not be accommodated by 11g products with multiple users.

Quick Secure Setup – QSS
The TD-W8960N supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access and protect the wireless connection. Compatible with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), the TP-LINK TD-W8960N features Quick Security Setup that allows you to almost instantly automatically setup a WPA2 secure connection simply by pressing the “QSS” button on the modem router automatically or entering the PIN Code in the net card. Not only is this faster than normal security setups but more convenient in that you don’t need to remember a password anymore.

Having the function of IPSec VPN, TD-W8960N allows you securely access the company’s central network through the Internet when you are off-site or travelling. VPN (Virtual Private Network) function can create encrypted tunnels between the company’s network and the remote users. These tunnels use virtual connections instead of the dedicated, real-world connection such as leased line. Having the IPSec VPN function, the TD-W8960N is no longer just a wireless ADSL modem router, it can also works as a VPN gateway, which supports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously. As such, users can allow for complete data privacy for the access and exchange of user’s most sensitive data from home to corporate network or between remote branch offices safely.

Easy setup and use
The device comes with a CD with an Easy Setup Assistant that helps you step by step to complete your Internet connection, wireless network settings and security configurations. This feature allows even novice users to setup the router products without sacrificing any key features, just play the AUTO-RUN CD bundled to have your network set up quickly & hassle-free.

- High speed DSL modem, NAT router and wireless access point in one device provides one-stop networking solution
- Wireless N speed up to 300Mbps makes it ideal for bandwidth consuming or interruption sensitive applications like online gaming , VoIP and even the HD video streaming
- Support up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously
- QoS enables smooth VoIP/IPTV streaming and lag-free online gaming
- WPA/WPA2 encryptions provide your network with active defence against security threats
- SPI and NAT firewall protects end-user devices from potential attacks across the Internet
- Easy Setup Assistant provides quick & hassle free installation
- Supports IP address filtering, MAC address filtering and parental control ,DHCP, UPnP
- Port-mapping binds specific LAN ports and PVCs for differential services
- Annex M allows for doubling the upstream data rate to 3.5Mbps
- Auto-reconnect keeps you online indefinitely.


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WAN connection

Ethernet WANY
SIM card slotN
3G/4G USB modem compatibilityN

Wireless LAN features

Wi-Fi bandSingle-band (2.4 GHz)
Top Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
WLAN data transfer rate (max)300 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi standards802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)


Ethernet LANY
Ethernet LAN interface typeFast Ethernet
Networking standardsIEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.1D,IEEE 802.3
Ethernet LAN data rates10,100 Mbit/s
Cabling technology10/100Base-T(X)
Full duplexY
VPN tunnels quantity10
VPN supportIPSec/PPTP/L2TP

Mobile network


DSL features

DSL specificationANSI T1.413 Issue 2, ITU-T G.992.1, ITU-T G.992.2, ITU-T G.994.1, ITU-T G.992.3, ITU-T G.992.5

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports4
USB portN
Memory card slot(s)N
RJ-11 ports quantity1
DC-in jackY

Management features

Web-based managementY
Quality of Service (QoS) supportY
Reset buttonY


Security algorithms128-bit WEP,64-bit WEP,WPA,WPA-PSK,WPA2,WPA2-PSK
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)Y
MAC address filteringY
Network address translation (NAT)Y


DHCP clientY
DHCP serverY


Product typeTabletop router
Product colourWhite
LED indicatorsY
On/off switchY


Antenna typeExternal
Antenna connector typeRP-SMA
Antenna gain level (max)3 dBi
Antennas quantity2
Detachable antenna(s)Y


Firmware upgradeableY
CertificationFCC, RoHS


Power consumption (typical)8 W

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T)0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)-40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)10 - 90%

System requirements

Windows operating systems supportedWindows 2000,Windows 2000 Professional,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 98SE,Windows NT,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64
Linux operating systems supportedY
Mac operating systems supportedY

Weight & dimensions

Width200 mm
Depth140 mm
Height28 mm
Weight740 g

Other features

WLAN data transfer rates supported300 Mbit/s
Frequency range2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
Upstream data rate3.5 Mbit/s
Downstream data rate24 Mbit/s
xDSL connectionY
ATM featuresUNI 3.1, 5-AAL5, RFC 1483, UBR, CBR, VBR-rt, VBR-nrt