In a world of growing demands and transforming technology, we have seen devices that don’t have enough extra features to make a mark for them in the competition; products like TP-Link’s Touch P5 wireless router are a revitalizing take on the age old piece of technology.

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Like most of the entries, the touch-screen that Touch P5 features is not a marketing gimmick but a very useful feature. It is used to perform the initial configuration procedures with its help but also access the main settings and customizations during operation. It also displays useful information like which Wi-Fi networks are running and the current mode (Router, Access Point or Repeater), time/date and the number of connected stations on the screen. We have unboxed the TP Link Touch P5 router and here is what we came up with.

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Specifications

Dimensions: 11.2 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches

Standards: IEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 256 QAM

Security: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption, WPA/WPA 2, WEP, SPI and NAT Firewall, Access Control

Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core

Screen Type: Capacitive

Screen Size: 4.3 inch

Pixel Density: 128 ppi

Number of LAN Ports: 4

USB 3.0 Port: 1

LAN Speed: 1000 Mbit/s

Weight: 1.35 kg

Box Contents

  1. AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
  2. RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  3. Power Adapter
  4. 3 Detachable Dual Band Antennas
  5. Quick Installation Guide & Documents

TP-Link Touch P5 Features

What We Like: A Touchscreen Router with Effortless Controls

Parental Controls

Easily customize the reliable settings that will keep you and the other users safe online.

Devices Control

Choose the devices that will be able to access your network and control how and when they connect to the internet.

Wireless Settings

Personalize your Wi-Fi settings, even hide your Wo-Fi connection from the view.

Mode Selection

The Touch P5 has the ability to function as a router, a repeater, or an access point.

An Intuitive Interface

The interface is very clean, crisp and user friendly which help to quickly access and manage your network settings. All the settings are available on the screen and  the touchscreen display also functios as a clock, when not in use.

Lightening Fast  Wi-Fi Technology

The Wireless AC standard can establish a dual band network, allowing you to connect even more devices while still surfing at a speed of up to 1900Mbps.  The two bands are:

5 GHz 1300Mbps Wi-Fi

2.4 GHz 600Mbps Wi-Fi

TP-Link Touch P5 Photo Gallery

Set Up

  • Install the antennas and position them vertically.
  • Turn off the modem; and remove the backup battery if it has one.
  • Connect the modem to the Internet port on the router via an Ethernet cable.
  • Turn on the modem and wait for about 2 minutes for it to restart.
  • Turn on the router and wait until the system boot on the screen is completed.

Price & Availability

The price on the box is INR 17,999 which is not bad for a router like this.

Verdict

TP-Link Touch P5 is one of its kind and the innovation has definitely made the router control a lot easier. The screen and the software have made the customization controls more handy and interactive. This is one of the best looking Wi-Fi router we have seen so far, and it can be used as a decor if kept anywhere around your home. We will test the router on daily basis and will find out what more does it has in terms of hardware upgrade.