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Tp-link-tl-er5120.33410011
9.3 out of 10

TP-link TL-ER5120

Great Deal: $215.99

Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-ER5120

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Overall 2
2.0

TP-LINK TL-ER5120

Anonymous, Newegg
25 June 2013
  • Summary: This Router is Made In China. It was hacked by Mac Address Spoofing within hours while being configured. There is no way to delete the embedded information in the software they provide. Resetting to manufacture defaults in software and on hardware does nothing to clear the port under hostage.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Security is non-existent
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Overall 8
8.0

fast but firmware has issues.

Joe C., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Summary: after you work around all the bugs the unit performs excellently.
  • Pros: Unit Is very fast and easy to set up. Outstanding features and capabilities.
  • Cons: the firmware has several bugs. after changing default lan address was unable to access web interface. tech support is terrible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Value

Mack T., Newegg
29 January 2013
  • Summary: If you're looking for something simple and cheap, this is it.
  • Pros: Once the 1.02 firmware was released, these units have performed quite well. They're basic, but they work great. I've got 10 of these throughout 9 locations, mostly residential Internet use for roughly 700 people. The GUI is easy for beginners and I've never had any speed issues.
  • Cons: 1.00 firmware was kinda flakey, but 1.02 is much more reliable. Nothing too fancy- few advanced features, but it all depends on what you use it for.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too many bugs

Richard B., Newegg
7 November 2012
  • Summary: Too bad, we got excited and our client did too with the initial speed, but after struggling with dropped connections, constant refreshing of web-based application pages and other issues for a day, not worth the time - so back it goes
  • Pros: Fast when it works, GUI is fine once firmware is upgraded, lots of flexibility but missing some basics
  • Cons: This router has connectivity problems, mostly related to firmware issues. Citrix support blogs are full of unresolved issues exactly like we had at our client's site - intermittent connectivity is never good no matter how fast the router is. There are issues with port forwarding, a specific issue with port 443, workarounds galore, some features flat out just don't work - but the worst is the inability to stay connected under any kind of load. Appears to have a loopbac...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ckelly, NCIX.com
30 September 2012
  • Summary: For the price, if you are looking for a load balancing router with gigabit ethernet, this router is amazing!!! Load balancing is intelligent, for P2P downloads you actually will leverage both connections for a double speed increase (or triple or quad however many WANs you have coming in) Setup was a pain in the butt, I am a bit of a newb when it comes to this stuff so it took me a few hours of cursing to realize I needed to put my DSL modems into bridged mode and use the...
  • Pros: -Price, -Gigabit Ethernet, -Up to 4 WAN connections supported, -Lots of management functionality for the price
  • Cons: -Manual not very detailed, -Translation is not the greatest
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Overall 10
10

TP-Link

Vernon N., Newegg
16 September 2012
  • Summary: - Nat throughput of 350Mbits
  • Pros: 350 NAT throughput. Currently have 100mbit internet connection and this device is able to handle two routers on different vlan's at full speed.
  • Cons: Lack of documentation
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Overall 10
10

I use it as a tool

Michael G., Newegg
26 July 2012
  • Summary: I'm heavily involved in streaming video, both internet and IPTV on carrier networks. I needed a box that could do 2 things, both of which were easily done with this one. First, you can assign a port to mirror another port. This allows you to look at all the packets on a connection by simply inserting this router in line and picking off the mirror to monitor. Secondly I needed the ability to limit the available bandwidth, which this also does.
  • Pros: Very handy tool kit. Very flexible. GbE port mirroring, port by port bandwidth limiting. VLAN support.
  • Cons: Let's see how it holds up. It's OK so far.
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Overall 4
4.0

FLAKEY!

John J., Newegg
19 June 2012
  • Summary: I thought the TP-Link Routers, TL-ER5120, were pretty great until this past week.
  • Pros: Very Low Cost! Should have been a red flag.
  • Cons: Worked for awhile then never could get it functioning again as I originally configured it! The second router would only work partially which isn't what I need.
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Overall 10
10

So far So Good

Friday O., Newegg
1 June 2012
  • Summary: Hopefully future firmware upgrade will make it more robust.
  • Pros: Setup is a breeze if you are familiar with router/firewall setup. The web management interface is neat and fast for this type of router. Features are great though I am still trying to make the policy routing works. Virtual server functions as port forwarding. So far so good. Very perfect for load balancing. Multiple wan ports is a plus and gigabytes networking is a plus too. This is not UTM router/firewall so be aware. For SOHO great router.
  • Cons: None so far!
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Overall 10
10

Great small business router!

Keith H., Newegg
16 March 2012
  • Summary: Seems to run cool, interface is more utilitarian but not in a negative way; if you're used to setting up routers this is no better/worse than the others. The manual/pdf is 146 pages!
  • Pros: *Rack Mount
  • Cons: None that I found so far.
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