Comments about Tenda High Power Wireless C1200 Dual Band Router (FH1206)

Tenda High Power Wireless C1200 Dual Band Router (FH1206)

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I bought this router primarily to add a 5GHz radio to my daughters Comcast box which only has 2.4. For the price, its not a bad solution. I was getting download speeds of 40MB on the 2.4 band and 80MB on the 5GHZ band when close to the box. The transmission rate falls off pretty quickly as you go through walls or floors. My ASUS routers do a lot better but they are also a lot more expensive. I was also hoping I could set this up as a Access Point by just disabling the DHCP server and passing through DHCP requests to the Comcast/ARRIS router. No go - you can shut off DHCP but then it behaves as a useless router. Setup is pretty easy and security is pretty good. It has the ability to manage from the WAN side using port 8080 which is nice although instructions are a little confusing (leave ip at The packaging is like swiss cheese - completely perforated. Even so, it seems to get a little toasty. The default power setting for 2.4 is low - crank it up to high and it goes through walls better.

I conditionally love this router. I use it to add the AC band for my existing router. It works great for that.

The only problem I have with it, and the reason I give it four stars instead of five is that Tenda has a newer firmware on the router than is available on their site. I thought this must be a situation where the numbering used a different metric and the router actually had an older firmware than what they offered. I was wrong.

I thought about how some firmwares go from 0.9 to 0.10 to 0.11 while some go from 0.9 to 1.0 to 1.1 and figured that what they had on the site must be newer than what was preflashed on the router. Incorrect.

Now that I have tried to update the firmware from Tenda's own site, I am stuck with an older firmware. Because of this I may never again buy a Tenda device of any sort.

If you buy a Tenda router, they are actually great hardware wise. But do not presume the firmware on their site is even close to what the router comes with.

had for couple months No issues yet only had to reboot once, easy to setup. the signal could be a little stronger. only 4 bars instead of 5 on my t.v. upstairs but it still works great with 4 bars. can complain. hope it last a long time.

Very good ac1200 router it has a very good range speed is good to

Works as advertised and has good range.

Works great! Easyhookup!

Very reliable router.

Not sure why but the router have only 4 ports, usually they should have 5 ports

My computer is much faster now.

I ordered this because my current router is old and dusty and crappy. I'm not tech savvy so I can't use all the fancy words and numbers but this was easy to set up, the directions were simple to follow and I was able to get a wifi signal in my bathroom on the end of the house, which was basically impossible when I had the old one setup. Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure that's what a router is for. but everything in my house works great so yay!
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