Summary: The original firmware is unstable, I recommend you to either use DD-WRT or OpenWRT. It's so much better. The unit now runs all day every day without any drop connection. The range of 5Gz is weak. I can use it in the same room, but the signal gets really weak when I move to a different room. LAN connection is instantaneously connected when a computer is connected to the network.
Excerpt: Made cable connection from modem to tp link, then second cable to laptop for a pass through connection, but your PC or laptop recognizes it. Waited a minute, turned on laptop, inserted tp link cd and followed clear instructions. Then turned on tablet, no hitches. I'm not an expert so I'll give four stars.
dual band 2.4 and 5GHz at the same time, print server install was aargh
28 January 2013
Summary: Did not buy trough Amazon. PROS: +both bands simultaneously, +Gigabit WAN, +FTP server, +print server * CONS: print server software installation could be more robust. ** This router obviously has some extra oomph. Everything works including printer server (tested this myself on XP and Win7 and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion) with Canon LBP6000 printer. Make sure you print out a test page with USB printer connected directly to computer before attempting the TP-link software load.
Excerpt: Easy to set up, easy to use. Wish the radio signal was more stable but it seems fine in our house. Little weak outside where my last router was stronger. I heard DD-WRT will fix that but I bought this router for the USB connectivity but that's not supported with DD-WRT. It doesn't look like anonymous access to the FTP server is supported either so the FTP server through the USB port might not be an option anyways. The throughput is blazing fast though.
Excerpt: Good Looking router and great range. Never used the stock firmware and was flashed to Gargoyle. A lot of available ram and processing power. Excellent stability with Gargoyle firmware. The only con is the rebate still has not arrived yet, and it took almost 2 weeks to be delivered to me.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection