A Closer Look
At the first glance, the TP-Link VR900 looks very similar to the Archer C9, but it does hold a few differences. The ports and buttons have been moved a bit around and I quite like this way. The USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports have been switched and the USB 3.0 is on the back now. The rest and WPS button has also been separated, now you’ll find the reset on the back and WPS on the side.
Taking a closer look on the rear connections, we first spot the RJ11 connector for your DSL connection, that is if you use that. Next we find the USB 3.0 port for high-speed storage connection followed by the four Gigabit Ethernet ports. The fourth LAN port doubles as a WAN port when you connect to a static connection such as a fiber optical.
As mentioned, the USB 2.0 port is located on the one side of the VR900 and there is plenty of room surrounding it to fit even larger USB drives and dongles.
On the other side of the unit, we find one of the best improvements over the Archer C9. The Vr900 has three buttons here where the first one lets you turn off the LEDs on the router. If you don’t need them, why have them running. The next button will allow you to quickly turn the WiFi on and off while the last is the WPS button that allows easy connection with other devices.
The silver frame runs all the way around the unit and that includes the top. This design helps to hide the antenna mounts a little better and give it a more spacious design.
The frame does make mounting the antennas a bit tricky, but it is easily bendable with a finger, allowing you to secure the antennas with more ease.
For a secure stand, it features two smaller rubber feet on the router itself and a long one on the rear stand.