Excerpt: I've been using this router for three years now. It was far less expensive then any of the big name routers and works just as well. The user interface is simple, easy to understand, and most importantly you don't get lost in a maze of menus and submenus
Summary: Call me old school, but I think wired networks are the way to go, for speed, security and reliability. I have been using a Dynex 4 port wired router which was working fine, but I now need more ports. I have two computers, and 3 Roku wired set top boxes and plan to add the Ooma Telo VOIP in the near future. Finding this unit at such a low price surprised me. But after reading mostly good reviews, I thought it was worth a try. Glad that I did. It was simply plug and play.
Summary: Husband speaking: Comcast lists acceptable modems. This is one. Somewhere I read that equipment that does ONE thing, does it better, than combo modem/router/phone units. So, I wanted to get rid of $9/month modem rental. I bought this, and, TP-LINK TL-R860 Advanced 8-Port Cable/DSL Router, 1 WAN Port, 8 LAN Port, and, OBI100. Result: Internet sped up 16%, with the same purchased speed. OBI enabled me to purchase a voice over internet plan, reducing phone bill.
Summary: Ok, I don't have blistering fast speeds here, so plan accordingly. During a lightning storm, my cable modem and WAN port on my trusty Linksys router got taken out. Being it was a weekend, I got whatever I could find to replace it at the store. I chose a Belkin router, and was up and running in no time- sort of. I was experiencing latency that my my internet barely usable. I have a TP-LINK switch upstairs, so I decided to order this and see if the router was the problem.
Summary: I purchased this router because a wireless router is ineffective in my utility room where all my utility, internet, and media services enter the house. I have a MOCA network adapter connected for my two TIVO boxes; a PLC adapter serving a medialink wireless router configured as a WAP-only downstairs, and a TP-link PLC WAP Upstairs; and several other CAT5 circuits to several other rooms connected, which serve two desktop computers, and a network printer.
Summary: This thing is a complete and total piece of junk. I ordered this on April 2nd, and it worked fine for a while (a very short while.) On May 28th of the same year its already broke. My last router worked for 6 years and was still working when we "upgraded" (more like downgraded) to this one. Save your money and buy something of better quality.
Excerpt: So I understand wanting to make a cheaper product to get more people to buy it but don't boast 24/7 tech support then not answer the phone when we call for help! I wanted this router for the 8 ports it has but found that it lacks the ability to do the basic functions of a router! I connected this router to one computer and 4 other network connected devices! The computer was never able to see the other devices!
Summary: The Quick Installation Guide instructions failed to connect my PC to the internet through my AT&T DSL service, though I could connect directly through the DSL modem. The User Guide PDF file (which TP-LINK prohibits its customers from printing) is incomprehensible. The customer support is perpetually busy. Boycott TP-LINK.