Summary: I am glad I finally tried this router. I have been a faithful Cisco user, but once I needed to keep an VPN up without hick-ups, I realized the Cisco does not have a good Small Business solution. I have 4 locations that must access a central server to run all the retail applications. pretty heavy usage. The RV series had a boat load of issues. Most of them related to the VPN connection. The router would work fine, but then drop the VPN connection.
Summary: I used to love this router. But lately we've had some serious issues with DHCP. About 15 months after we got it, we started having issues. It would only give out IP addresses to certain devices. We have up to 80 users on at one time, and it rotates regularly because we have BYOD wi-fi, so our DHCP lease time is pretty low already. I did try lowering it further, but that had no effect.
IMHO, not worth it - low throughput, no special characters in VPN PSK
9 February 2015
Summary: I would consider this a somewhat disappointing offering from TP-Link. From the outset, it appears a decent piece of hardware; all gigabit ports, multi WAN, VPN, console port. I've done a review of their TL-R600VPN unit, and I was over all satisfied, at least for the price of that unit.
Summary: Works great, and does exactly what is designed to do. I have to admit im not a network expert and there are a lot of features and options in the routers configuration but if you get lost in there the manual that came with mine was very clear and concise. Pro's: -It's fast -Very customizable to our network needs -MULTI WAN with fail over options Con's: None yet.
Summary: Using this to combine 2 TWC 100mbps cable connections and an ATT U-Verse 45mbit connection, It works great, but when I'm doing a full 230-250mbps, the CPU is at 100%. I can imagine this having issues with services like ATT Gigapower if you were wanting to do more than about 400mbps.
Summary: Had the CIsco RV042g which had very quirky issues; the worst of which was a need to be rebooted every hour or so, or it would loose the WAN priority. Very Strange... Plus the throughput was lower; but not discovered until we installed the TPLINK. We have this paired with the TP-LINK TL-SG1024DE 24-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch SMOKEN.....HOT BOX Haven't used the VPN yet but security seems quite good as it supports various security measures including MAC addressing.
Summary: Excellent , easy to setup, Used two isps, Comcast and a local power company, 1 lan for 1gig -48 port switch, 1 lan connected to a Ubiquiti TS-5-POE TOUGHSwitch 5 Port Advanced Power Ethernet Controller, dmz to server, tested and used automatic failover of wan when one isp goes down, Also turned on traffic routing to make 80% approx. of band to route through Comcast and local power not as robust.
Nice router, but only gives you 220mbit/sec with firewall turned on
Jeff Lorenzini, Amazon
7 October 2014
Summary: Their documentation says they can do 350mbit/sec, but when I got my 300/20 Time Warner connection and speed tested it, I only got 220mbit/sec. Without the router it does 300/20 no problem, but with the firewall enabled on the router I only get 220mbit. I could buy a non-stateful inspection firewall router, but I'm not using the full speed anyway, the most I find myself actually using is around 150mbit, so whatever, I'll keep it.
Summary: I was not sure I would love this product, but the other day, one of the internets failed and the system grabs only from the one that works and I only notice it goes slower but no issues with connectivity.