IQrouter: Is it just a TP-Link in disguise?

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So on several threads here, the IQrouter has been praised.  As long as I was going to reconfigure my network, I figured I would spring for one. I just got it and when I turned it over, it is in fact a TP-Link AC1750.  Is there something special about the firmware or hardware of the unit that differentiates from the TP-Link unit or is it just another name for the same device.
Thanks and 73,
Bob, WK2Y.  
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Bob Gerzoff, WK2Y

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It is just a TP-Link router like it says on the bottom label with IQ's version of firmware installed. 
They do work very well with there very latest firmware release they are gradually rolling out to the online routers. 
If you register your router it will be put into the update Que, BUT you can request from support for the updated firmware and tell them the QOS after a few days service start to act up. 
IQ pushes the firmware out to the routers and will show up when it's ready to install when you login to the router.

Hope this is of use to you and YMMV
73's and happy holidays

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And I have an extra one for sale, if anyone wants to upgrade to the IQRouter. Please send me an email if interested.
Tnx de Arnie W8DU
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Very much of use Bret.  Thank you! 
Happy Holidays to you as well.
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It is worth noting the both the Asus routers and the DD-WRT firmware that can be installed on a huge number of routers have automatic QoS capabilities. There are alternatives to IQ.