TP-Link was founded in 1996 and went international in 2005. It's our understanding that the TP in the name TP-Link stands for "Twisted Pair" Link, a type of electromagnet cabling. TP-Link routers are not hard to use and have great overall performance.
TP-Link routers refer to a port forward as a virtual server which might be confusing. However overall these routers are quite simple to configure. One thing that is nice about the TP-Link routers is their easy user interface.
If your exact model number is not listed in our directory below, try using our TP-Link TD-8816 guide. Following that guide should get you an open port on just about any TP-Link router.