Excerpt: Got this router a while ago, and have not yet had to reboot it like many others in the past. The real reason I got this router is because I was having a hard time getting signal all the way through the house. We live in a quad-level home, and it's quite hard to get that wifi signal all the way through. The TP-LINK has done wonders. I have full wifi all the way through the house.
Summary: I brought this modem because it is dual band. After logging in to the modem, it have a factor ssid for 2.8 and 5, also a guest for both. I changed all four ssid with password protection, easy to do. It's great to watch Netflix, down loads very fast. I have no problems with and the price was in the range I want to spend for a dual band modem. I have it behind my DSL modem. It also has a 2.8 and 5 indication lights, so you know the bands are working.
Summary: Good features and performance for only $50. This is my second piece of gear from TP-Link and so far both have been performing great. I'd have to say TP-Link is my new favourite value brand for networking gear.
Pros: Lots of features for the price:, - dual band, - guest network, - media streaming
Cons: Kinda nit-picking here..., Admin password is limited to 12 characters., No tomato firmware support. (Though DD-WRT is available), Kinda big and can't stand vertically.
Summary: It is advertised as being able to run DD-WRT, but that is currently not available for the WDR3500. It seems like since the DD-WRT runs on the WDR3600, TPLink could make a very small effort and get it to run on the WDR3500 like they advertise.
Pros: Inexpensive, Dual-Band N, easy to set up, no problems with Android, Apple and Linux systems connecting to the AP, guest network
Cons: Can't run any open source software like DD-WRT or Tomato. DLNA software near useless-it won't support Samsung products as clients and a lot of video formats.
Summary: I was looking for a better router to replace existing DLINK 605L, cause weak signal strength and small ranger for a three bedroom apt. Based on searched reviews, it seems good one for both performance and price. But I am very disappointed, even worse than DLINK 605L totally, the one which got at $25 on last black friday. I have updated the latest firmware and changed relative configuration, just 2.4G tested, after all just hours wasted. BTW, I am an IT professional.
Summary: Bought this to replace roger's little box, which had bad range of connections. I am pleased with the outcome. highly recommend this to any home users, especially if u want good connection on all floors.
Pros: Excellent range and speed. Build Quality is above average. Easy to setup. I like the Wi-fi secured button design. No need to use mac addresses.
Cons: nothing to complain especially when i got this under 40 bucks.
Summary: After bricking my tomato e1200 that gave me no hiccup as a wireless ethernet bridge, I purchased this router to install open source firmware and replace it. However, there is no real support for 3500 yet and probably won't be (3600 is supported however). There is a trunk version of openwrt floating around but I would not recommend it (I ended up having to reflash stock via scp).
Pros: Cheapest dual band router with decent hardware, surprisingly reliable and fast
Summary: As others have mentioned, when you set ip reservations you only get IP and MAC. There is no custom field to enter a name associated with the IP and MAC. This is the case with all fields involving ip addresses and MAC. What kind of router doesn't allow for comments?! Also, this router is not compatible with DDWRT just FYI.
Pros: 1. It's cheap.
Cons: Worked for 2 days. Locked up the 3rd. Then almost every day after that. As in it wouldn't even respond to pings, or able to login locked up. A power cycle and it would be back for a few hours. Tried a reset to factory defaults but same issues. Went back to my old Zyxel with no issues and sent this one back for RMA. Spend the extra money and get a better Buffalo or Linksys dual band router.