Summary: TP-Link tech support isn't the best I've ever experienced. They haven't responded to my emails in a timely manner--when they've responded at all.
Pros: Setup was easy. However, be aware of something the instructions will not tell you--the setup CD is a min-CD which doesn't fit in some side-loading CD drives (it was too small for my CD drive). Fortunately, you can get around this problem by going into the modem router's IP (192.168.1.1) and setting up from there. You can select the setup for your ISP (assuming the router is compatible with your ISP) and the router will automatically setup based upon the ISP selected.
Cons: My experience is that this modem router doesn't work often enough. The ethernet on mine has been rendered inactive--sometimes for long periods of time--by both Windows 8.1 updates and antivirus updates. Changing the port on the ethernet cable and unplugging and replugging the ethernet cable are usually nothing more than temporary fixes for the problem of the ethernet going down.
Summary: For the price it's worth it for me as I only have slow 748mb provider The range is a little short , however the web site does say that adjustments can be made that can help. I have purchased a booster instead and am fine with that. Don't forget this is a modem and router in one. Walmart great as usual.
Summary: - Yesterdays wired technology. Not gigabit ethernet.
Pros: VERY configurable. (I'll be honest here, it seems they took a DDWRT firmware, dumbed it down and removed a few features, and made it user friendly for the average user. Bravo!)
Cons: - Doesn't work with Centurylink [formerly Qwest] I get this error in the Diagnostic page "Testing ADSL Synchronization . FAIL" I wouldn't let this discourage a potential buyer [see end of other thoughts.] It could otherwise be the VPI/VCI settings. I'm not sure. After days of troubleshooting, I give up. I tried both the Qwest and Centurylink presets, as well as manually entered all the settings, verified settings with my Actiontec router and with Centurylink customer ...
Summary: The router arrived a day later than estimated, but I could live with that. The problem I had was setting up; other reviews stated that they didn't even need to use the enclosed CD - I did, any settings I entered directly into the router saved, but didn't work. Only when I entered them using the set-up cd did they actually have the effect they should have. Then I unplugged it, and took it to where the router was to live - turned it on and the settings failed again.
Summary: I bought this router to replace a Thomson TG585 v7 in the hope that the wireless performance would be better. However, it turned out that the modem was prone to drop connection to the exchange 5 or 6 times a day in contrast to the Thomson which was rock solid in that department and could maintain a connection for weeks on end If like me you have a very long line to the exchange then perhaps I can suggest that this may not be the router for you
Excerpt: ...deciso all'acquisto!! Son sicuro che la TP-LINK sia una buona marca che offre prodotti buoni con un buon rapporto qualità prezzo, ma non sò se il mio prodotto era leggermente difettoso, o se è perchè il segnale qui da me è debole, fatto stà che il portante ADSL continuava a cascare!! E facendomi innervosire questo fatto, ho deciso alla sua sostituzione rispedendo il prodotto al negozio online dove l'ho acquistato comprandone un altro di altra marca ...
Excerpt: Mi sono appena trasferita in una nuova casa con altri coinquilini. In questa, non avendo alcun tipo di connessione ad internet, abbiamo dovuto fare l'allaccio alla linea telefonica e comprarci un modem router, rigorosamente wi-fi. La scelta, soprattutto per questioni economiche, è ricaduta su questa marca, la TP-LINK che, nella mia esperienza, è nota proprio per i suoi prezzi abbordabili ma per non eccellere in qualità. La differenza di prezzo ...
Summary: O modem é muito veloz. Quanto ao roteador wireless tem um alcance razoável. Testei o alcance com muitas barreias pela frente ele alcançou aproximadamente uns 25 mts e com poucas barreiras uns 60 mts e ao ar livre uns 200 metros. Obs.: Fiz os teste com um notebook.
Pros: Muito eficiente e fácil de configurar embora o menu de configuração esteja em inglês. Tem um alcance muito bom.
Cons: Devia vir com um botão de desligar a rede wireless. Para fazer isto tenho que desativá-la pelo menu de configurações.