Summary: i purchased this router just for the speed - i wanted to skype without pixilated and interrupted frames. the tp-link did just that - i was then surprised to learn it was also a print and file and ftp server - just at a time when my desktop/print server went out. the setup is not for the uneducated though - it took me a while (and i'm much more than a novice) to set up print and file service (some command line coding of my own) and it still lacks sophistication when it...
Summary: What do I wish someone had told me about this before I bought it? It's actually right in the instructions and I missed it 100 times trying to figure out why I couldn't get a wireless network going. (There's a switch on the back that turns the 'radio' for transmission On and / or Off.) SOMEHOW, in messing and messing and messing with it I was able to override the switch for my wireless home network. Then the room that the router is in threw a breaker.
Summary: A router router with less than stellar drivers, GUI and tech support (however, request USA support and it is available). Forget the software and firmware upgrades. Go to DD-WRT.com and find the stable version of firmware for the this model, simple install instructions are provided by TP-Link TS.
Summary: Love is a strong word, so 4 stars will have to do. I'm using this with two TP-Link extenders and all three appear to be working together well, with only one inexplainable cessation of router radio broadcast in past month. Re-booting the router put things back to normal. Our wifi connections are no longer glitchy, as they had gotten with the D-Link equipment. Phones, laptops, tablets, Nooks all connect quickly and stay connected.
Summary: Overall very happy with the router but now to the negative as I see it. The new TL-WDR4300 and my previous TL-WR1043ND's power supplies are unable to produce 12volts. The 4300 power supply is metering out at between 11.6 to 11.8 VDC. I advised TP-Link Tech support my findings and they just dismissed the issue and stated the power supply is operating correctly.
Excerpt: I really like the dual band and the 5ghz channel is much faster. but I also thought with the antenna's it would push a stronger signal. turns out I hade to place the router closer to center of the house to get a good signal in the rear bedrooms. I was hoping I wouldn't have to run another network cable. As far as the order was concerned. it turns out Staples doesn't update your order status until the product arrives in store.
Summary: I could care less for having dual band capabilities. I was mainly looking for a router that had extremely good range in a large house. I was told this one would be good but it actually has less range than my 10 year old Netgear router. Other than the range not being so very good, I enjoy it a lot. It looks nice, is dual band, and very easy to set up. Just hate the range...
Nice price range router, dual band, but need more power on signal, its too bad!
Jesus A., Amazon
6 September 2014
Summary: nice dual band , and 2usb por print and storage, nice cause is compatible with "tether" tplink android app, , nice for gigabit lan... the problem is the signal, the 5ghz its too poor, its a miracle if it handle the next room beside the router, (concrete wall) , 450mbps speed ? in my lg optimus G, at 5ghz only takes 24-36mbps, in pc yes take 450mbps, but the signal strenght its to bad.