They said it was simply not taking full advantage of the internet service I am using.
And upgrading to a newer modem would greatly enhance my user experience.
There is a better technology available in modems today called DOCSIS 3.0.
The main difference between DOCSIS 2 and DOCSIS 3 is that the latter uses channel bonding.
TP-Link is not obligated to provide any maintenance or support for it, and does not guarantee the performance and stability of third party firmware.
The vulnerabilities were later corrected by the router manufacturers though firmware updates.
This does illustrate why it is important to ensure that your modem and router firmware is kept up to date and if new versions are released by the manufacturer to install them where possible.
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