Summary: • Very large in size (about 6” x 10”) and can’t be mounted vertically. While lightweight, it’s definitely a big boy – one of the largest routers I’ve ever used
Pros: • 2.4 GHZ download speeds on par with a wired connection when you are in the same room with the router. I usually pull about 7MB per/sec on a wired connection when downloading game content from Steam – very similar numbers with both wireless bands
Cons: • Setup disk would not run to completion on a Win8 64-bit Pro desktop, nor would it complete on a Win7 64-bit Pro machine. Setup would run part way through, then error out saying that there was no network connection – please verify if you are connected to your network. I figured it was a Win8 issue, so I went to TP-Links website, and downloaded the latest installer. While this worked just fine, your average user would probably have spent wasted time on their hands and...
with wifi not very good but with wire nothing to say.....
30 June 2013
Summary: outside I lost the wifi and not very far from router....if you plug wire no problem but with wifi (wireless)very disappointed....I got belkin before and the range was better then this one and cost less then this one....
Summary: The only way I could get this thing working properly is to put in a custom firmware. To be exact; OpenWrt - Barrier Breaker r35604. I tried all the firmware upgrades from the manufacturer but they are useless. In short, it's not a product a can recommend to a friend unless he/she is a top-notch geek who can do some magic. P.S.: If you are going to put in a custom firmware do a hard reset (30/30/30) beforehand.
Pros: - Works like a charm if you can get it to..., - OpenWrt compatible., - 2 USB ports that can be used for NAS and print server purposes.
Cons: -Does not function properly out of the box., -The original firmware has a serious security hole: http://sekurak.pl/tp-link-httptftp-backdoor/