In their article titled "Never Out of Range", Hardware Magazine Malaysia awarded TP-LINK's TL-W8960N 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router with their Silver Award. The article commends the device for living up to the expectations of speed, range, and more. Though average in shape, the writers were very pleased with the router’s glossy white design, LED indicators and Quick Security Setup button. The article goes on to assure users that despite only having 4 LAN ports, the router’s Wi-Fi capabilities can handle many more networked devices.
With regard to performance the TL-W8960N performed admirably in HWM’s most rigorous tests, paired both with a TP-LINK adapter and without (using a laptop) to achieve impressively high speeds at long range. The article captions "Providing long range and blazing speeds, this router is great, period"