Summary: Were it not for the very lacking instructions and setup wizard, I would have rated this product as 5 stars. I bought this produce to use as a router/switch with my existing cable modem, not to use as an ASDL modem. The instructions and setup wizard seem to make the default assumption that the purchaser intends to use the device as an ASDL modem. Thus, it took some work to determine how to configure the device for use as just a router/switch.
Summary: Sent it back. Worked great as a simple ADSL modem/router. However, I also wanted advanced features such as simple port forwarding, FTP and the ability to choose my DDNS service. This device only supports www.dyndns.org for remote access, a fee based company with pretty poor service. Other DDNS options such as (the free) NO-IP.com are not supported in the router and can not be accessed without a firmware modification, which TP-Link refuses to do.
Summary: Decent router for the money. I haven't any of the drop outs or need to reset that others have mentioned. It works fine with my DSL (and will with any DSL provider I imagine) and holds a more stable connection under less than optimal conditions than my old netgear router. The interface is easy to navigate and there are plenty of options in there to satisfy the tech geeks - there could be more, but there are enough. Few tips: 1.
Summary: My old Zoom modem had given me great DSL service for 7 years but suddenly it started dropping synch several times a day. I tried the newest version of that modem (Zoom 5790) and did not like it. It had annoyingly bright blue lights on the front - way too many -- and the SYS light flashed constantly for no apparent reason. I contacted Zoom and asked what that light was for and they just said it's normal for it to flash!
Excerpt: Buying this modem it was really bad idea! Usually I am not so negative but common! almost 2 months convinced that the problem is coming from my ISP but finally today I realized than so many people have the same issue on the WIFI conectivity! So many threads on internet reporting the same problem! Maybe it has really good long range signal but dropping the signal every some time for 5-10 minutes ? How that is possible? And no answer from TP - Link support!
Summary: We've been using this router in our house for a few months now and so far we've had no problems at all with connectivity. Some know-how is necessary in order to set it up, though, since you have to configure it. Just copy the settings from your old DSL modem or call your DSL provider for the information you need.