Pros: Never had a lock up on this device. The initial firmware version has some port mapping limitations, but subsequent updates by the vendor has resolved it, so I am happy. It is very fast and has decent options. The built in power supply and decent metal case is a nice departure from the wall of wall warts.
Straightforward and robust functionality in a durable package
jacob s., Newegg
15 August 2013
Pros: I love that this has a metal chassis with no frills. I'm coming away from standard consumer routers that are poorly constructed and don't hold up. I used to rely on the well-regarded Lynksys WRT54G, but after a move I switched to a readily available E2500, which last just two months past the warranty period, until the WAN port itself failed under normal use, and burnt out a chip elsewhere. I'm loving the thought that TP-Link put into the construction of this router an...
Pros: Small, to the point, Built in power supply (HUGE PLUS!) Fast, and runs cool.... Oh, and it's METAL!
Cons: Only con is that it uses port 25 to email logs. Well, nobody really allows that anymore. Being able to change the SMTP port would be sweet. I have tried every syntax after the SMTP server to try it too.
Summary: IPSec VPN using anything higher than 3DES had stability problems where the connection would be dropped nearly every 1-2 hours, this was with 4 clients using RDP on low settings, not much more than 10K/s per client
Pros: Easy to configure, auto-detect SEEMS to work for WAN address type
Cons: DNS changes don't seem to take effect at all, regardless of what i changed it to, it still took the DNS initially given by the ISP, multiple resets and configuration changes had no effect.