TP_Link TL_R600VPN Gigabit router: unstable, requires frequent reboots to make Internet connection, unreliable, NOT RECOMMENDED!
just being Frank "amazon junkie", Amazon
8 February 2015
Summary: Router refuses to maintain (or establish) any reliable or stable connection on the WAN side. Have upgraded the firmware to the latest due to "stability problems", but to no avail. Have needed to reboot the router anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours after getting a connection, and though it is configured identically to 2 other working routers, it will make a connection, then drop it after a moment or after several hours, but it WILL drop the connection; sometimes...
Summary: I have three TL-R600VPNs now and I'm impressed with the uptime of these little guys. I have yet to have one go down. PTP VPN was a breeze to setup. They have a small footprint which is easy to sit just about anywhere. It would be nice to have a rack-mount kit, or even just drill holes in the side to mount my own... but for less than $60, I'm okay with that.
Pros: This fast, low drag device is a breeze to setup (if you know what you're doing, that is) and has amazing uptime.
Cons: Setup instructions can be quite lacking, especially for someone who doesn't understand all the features. No option to rack-mount.
Summary: I set this router at my house. It needed a weekly reboot. The DNS would stop working, talked to the support people at tp-link. Sent them traces where the wan port was sending arps with its mac on the internal network with the local internal network ip address. confuses the heck out of windows clients. Router sends both local port and wan port mac arps randomly so once the windows clients get the right arp mac all work, else they intermittently drop connection.
Summary: I just received this router, and I have to say I am quite impressed. In the past, I've been using two Cisco/Linksys WRVS4400N Routers to connect two sites together via VPN secure tunnel. The old Cisco Routers always give me issues, and always require a power cycle to work. Most times, the status would show the tunnel connected, but I've been unable to ping a LAN IP address from site 1 to site 2.
Summary: Fantastic VPN router! This is one of the most robust yet easy to configure routers I have ever used. Many years spent with slow, buggy Linksys routers. The value and features can't be beat on this one. This was unboxed and set up within 15 minutes. It's also very fast, no slowdowns. You get the internet speeds your paying for. Highly recommended. V2 R600VPN with the latest firmware updates downloaded from Tp-Link is rock solid. Love it!
Summary: Tough outer shell, and easily can run numerous connections at 1Gib Up and Down. I have mine mounted on the wall vertically to save space. Easy admin interface, and a quality power supply. I have actually bought two of these, as I've been that impressed. TP-Link has won me over, and I purchased 4 TP-Link Switches because this router has functioned so well. These are running my home office (5 computers simultaneous - 24 hours a day).
Summary: I'm a home user and I needed a wired router to sit inside our homes communication panel. I installed and configured this router in minutes. Getting 102Mbps from Time Warner and I've pretty much just set it and forget it with this thing. I don't use too many features, but I do use port forwarding and dynamic DNS and both work perfectly. My Wireless router, set as a simple wireless access point works well with this router too. It's been two months and I have no complaints.
Pros: Easy setup of PPTP VPN. Works great in a site-to-site VPN configuration too between my local network and Windows Azure even though it's not technically a supported device. Automatic DDNS updates are great since I don't pay for a static IP from my ISP!
Cons: Reboot required for MAC address reservations