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: Out of the box this had some issues assigning ip addresses. Technical support was pretty knowledgable but difficult to understand. A firmware upgrade had me up and running. Wireless speed performance seems a little slower than my old setup but I haven't run a whole lot of speed tests to verify that. I did not see the latency improvement I was hoping for by having the dsl combined with the router.
Summary: I needed to replace a five year old 2Wire DSL modem router wireless unit that the phone company installed. I was having internet connection failures a couple of times a week and I thought it was time to replace it with a current modem/router. I spent a few days reading reviews and could not decide on a purchase, given that most units had similar reports of pros and cons.
Product is nice. Easy setup but coverage is just normal even ...
rana prashant, amazon.in
20 November 2014
Summary: Product is nice. Easy setup but coverage is just normal even though it has 3 antenna. If you have big house or thick walls then you have to buy a wifi extender too otherwise no prob with product
Didn't completely meet my purpose - Good product otherwise
Gaurav Kumar, amazon.in
31 October 2014
Summary: Easy to setup and works well. The reason I purchased this device was primarily to increase the Wifi range my existing router was offering by replacing the old router with this one. Although this product did help but unfortunately - I had to buy a Booster separately as well since this was not sufficient. I needed internet over 2 floors with thick walls. I expected more given my purpose and the products price. However, that said, it is a great product.
Summary: Be aware, this router does site to site VPN only, it cannot act as a VPN server for client access which is what I was under the impression of when I bought it. Other than that the features it has for the cost are great.
Summary: I got this principally for the print server function; turned out to be completely unusable under linux, which is disappointing if not particularly surprising. The reason it had to go back,though, is that even under Windoze it doesn't support printing to my bog-standard HP MFP, which *was* surprising. Moral: check the list of supported printers, don't just assume that a product with a supposedly industry-standard interface will work.
Summary: The router is good. Lots of features. I will recommend it for Windows based home lan usage. T-Link support has been a let down as I wanted to use it with a *nix based system and they were not so forthcoming to help. Now its lying with me literally of no use unless I hack it somehow to work with my *nix system.