Cons: I need to forward/translate a few ports to internal devices on TL-R480T+ but in virtual servers there is no such option. same applicability supported on V5 of this model. i got lots of very cheap ADSL modem router that support such think, to my surprise this Load Balance Routers don't, i hope this can be fixed by firmware update but not yet
Summary: I used this in my small office with three of my colleagues, we have two Internet provider accesses so I bought the TP-LINK multi-WAN router, so far it works stable and never down with the TP-LINK switch !! And also I called TP-LINK hotline for help, they are very patient and full of passion !!
Pros: multi-WAN ports with load balancing strategies
Summary: I bought this some time ago so that I could connect my network to both of my ISPs (Shaw and Telus), together seamlessly and without a lot of headaches setting up some sort of PC-based router. It has been working well, though it does have a few idiosyncrasies. In my opinion the biggest problem with this device is that many of the "Help panes" displayed on the side of the configuration web pages are poorly translated to English.
Pros: WAN selection based on response time, IP connection persistence and application persistence (I take the latter to mean protocol), 3 VLAN configurations (isolates 0, 1 or 2 LAN ports from the other(s)), LAN port mirroring, Firewall can filter by IP, MAC address, and domain, ICMP, UDP and TCP DOS attack filtering with configurable threshold values, Blockable ping both inbound and outbound, Desktop- or Rack-mountable (comes with detachable brackets), Excellent price for ...
Cons: Terrible English translations on some configuration pages, Dynamic DNS automatic update function does not work, LAN ports are 10/100, not gigabit, Pointless serial port on the front panel (come on, it's the 20th century already)
Summary: Server-Room technology for your home or small business.
Pros: This is an excellent little unit, with all the features you'd expect from a higher priced system. The GUI is perfectly workable, about on the level of the average home router or switch, with a few nice bonus features. All in all, well worth the money.
Cons: It's a bit larger than it needs to be, technically, and I personally don't use the serial port connection. It is a bit of an archaic machine but who cares about looks with a router anyway?
Pros: This is a followup for the previous review of this product. After several months they have released a new firmware fixing the issues I had with this router. I am testing it and all loks well at this time.
Cons: Takes a little longer to get working just the way you want it but for the price it seems to be working at this time. The GUI interface needs a bit more work as I don't believe that all the routers capabilities are available in the GUI configs.
Summary: I overnited a different router and it came with the latest firmware and worked great out of the box. I have sent a review of the other product on NewEgg also.
Cons: Received the unit with an old firmware. It worked ok but balancing was off. I decided to download the latest firmware. Once loaded to the box it faled to loadbalance or failover. The only way to failover was to remove one of the WAN Cat5 connections. I attempted to get support but the people that answered did not know how to work with this unit. They told me to send an email to tech support which I did. It has been over a week and I have not received a response.
Summary: Seems to do everything I want, which is to give my children one adsl line while the adults get another (thereby saving arguments.) The ideal solution if you're in a poor internet area and need two incoming ADSL lines to satisfy the household demand. Worked almost out of the box, it came with a european type lead, so a new lead had to be got before it worked otherwise it would have got 5 stars.
Summary: I look after an item of mobile equipment that required plugging in to a fixed network point to upload data. This was inconvenient to the customer so a wireless adaptor was fitted. Unfortunately there was only one network interface on the equipment so there wasn't an option of having a wired connection as well as the wireless, in addition the wireless and wired networks were in different static IP address ranges so a simple plug-in solution wasn't possible.
Summary: Excellent - we've plugged both routers in to it and it levels the internet equally throughout the office we've also noticed a marked improvement in speed. With the added advantage of when one of the routers goes down it re-balances so we still get juice. 5 star!