Pros: This unit has been in continuous operation since October 2013 with no trouble, it just works. I like the fact that this unit does not have an internal fan. I have two ISP and the router is configured in a fail over mode that works great.
Cons: Passwords can not use some special characters which is an inconvenience.
Summary: Even though we have a pretty simple network, I was concerned about installing this device. we have Comcast cable internet (100Mbps) and AT&T DSL (6 Mb) as backup. with no visitors, we have 40 or so devices and IP addresses assigned, some static, the majority DHCP.
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.
Summary: EDIT: Down to 1 star as of 5/17/15, see below. 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.
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: 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.
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...