can't be used while its battery is charging... really annoying
Pierre A., Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I have been using this product for a month now, it really fits my needs in the beginning. it can give you 3 to 4 hours connected on battery, but if i plug it on a wall outlet a red light start blinking and the battery won't charge.
Summary: Purchased to work with Verizon 4G USB modem. This unit had relatively quick setup for wifi with cable router (plug and play). However, it took several hours and many system reboots to configure network password (attempted on Mac, Windows XP, and Windows 7 systems). The user interface (when it works) is rather non-intuitive for the average consumer. Overall, if you want something to just plug in and work the MR3040 can handle it.
nicely made, but limited support for modems from US carriers
29 November 2013
Summary: Overall the features are fine and the device works well, but it really doesn't support many 3G/4G modems for carriers in the US. Make sure to visit the manufacture website before committing. If you just want it as a battery powered router, and don't care about the 3G/4G support, then it's a great little device.
Summary: Please note this review is for the TP Link MR-3040 Portable Battery Operated Router. Amazon lists this product several different ways which makes it quite confusing. _____________________________ I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing this product because of the absence of user reviews. Apparently it just came out to the market recently. The product features are not unique as it competes against similar products from Sapido and ZyXEL.
I bought this garbage to create a WiFi network using my ZTE AC8700 ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this garbage to create a WiFi network using my ZTE AC8700 device. According to the manufacturer website this device is supported (http://www.tp-link.in/support/3g-comp-list/?model=TL-MR3040). But what this device does is detects my ZTE device and just says connecting to Internet and stays there, doesn't do anything after that. This 3G router is a waste of money and Tp-link is a liar. This is my first TP - link product and will be my last.
Summary: Seller has shipped October 2013 manufacturing router which needed firmware update. Once I reset router to factory setting it requires firmware update again to . 1. Seller should not old stocks. 2. TP-Link support is not acceptable.