Summary: It's back to the shopping board. Looking for a strong router that is truly a gigabit ethernet and can host a 3 TB hard drive. This just ain't it.
Pros: Price seemed reasonable considering it's so full featured
Cons: Features that seemed so reasonably priced turned out to be non-existent. Nowhere is there any mention of incompatible hard drives (the reason I upgraded). Turns out my 3 TB Seagate is a no go. This, combined with the fact that the 5 GHz signal is almost unobtainable 30 feet across my open along with 2.4 GHz being very week makes my decision for me. And watching Bluray movies across my Cat 6 ethernet LAN was choppy, something I didn't have a problem with from my previo...
I have had not had 1 good experience with TP-LINK products
jonathan a willis, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: I had bought this router after doing some research. It worked well for about a year and then died. Unfortunately in that year I had recommended it to my friend and I recommended another TP-LINK router to my girlfriend which they both bought. My friends router which is the same as this one died on him after about 7 months. My girlfriend's router is now dying after just under a year. It's working about 30 mins and then goes out for the day.
Warning signal strength drops off after 5-8ft and drops by 1/3 when both bands are enabled
Neilson Shepard, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: Warning this tp-link n750 router is a low power router. Yes it it high speed but the signal strength is very low. After several feet the signal strength will drop off quickly causing much slower speeds and constant disconnects. And the 5ghz has about half the signal strength as the 2.4ghz and when you enable the 5ghz band on the router the signal drops on the 2.4ghz band by 1/3.
I need more power Capta Item#: N82E16833704136 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Price: $79.99 Product Review Guidelines Newegg.com reads all reviews before posting them and reserves tin!
David C., Newegg
12 October 2014
Summary: I've had the unit since SEP 2013 and finally made time to set it up last month. Checked for updates and everything appeared to be current with no changes. This is my first experience with TP-Link and it's not been a good one. Normally I give vendors a second try in the event the first product was a fluke, so I will not pound on TP-Link for just this one experience. The warranty is for two years, but RMA's are a P.I.A and I've already chucked the box (my mistake).
Pros: Unit might work out of the box for those wishing to use standard firmware. One of the features which lead me to this unit was concurrent radio activity and the ability to install alternate firmware dd-wrt. Price was right, unit looked kool and the specifications would meet my needs for a second dual band concurrent unit running as an AP. Having multiple wireless video feeds works better with multiple AP's distributing the traffic to the LAN and beyond.
Cons: Wireless power sucks [Adam Sam Sam] (apologies for any offense). The unit does not have the ability to transmit a 2.4 more than three to four meters with reliable signal. 5.x is a waste of time. Even with two meter line of site unit will not hold a signal. My Netgear WNDR3700 10 meters and two walls away grabs the devices. I also have a 2.4 Trend Net TEW638PAP PoE AP even further away (in the garage plus four walls) which provides better connectivity. Enough ranting. ...
DO NOT BUY IT unless you don't care about disconnection.
Todd C, Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: It works OK at the beginning, but one month after, it started to disconnect frequently. I tried upgrade firmware, tried setup DHCP address release time, tried reboot cable modem and then router, tried factory reset and then setup again, nothing can stop disconnection happen.