Summary: This is a very good router for the price. I installed it in less than 10 minutes with the CD given. Dual band speeds are great within the entire house. Firmware update took 5 minutes to find and installation of that was effortless.
Summary: A little bulky: I don’t mind the size as I leave it along in the 2nd bedroom but it is bigger than “normal” size routers.
Pros: Easy to install and configure: setup is pretty intuitive. You just need to follow the installation wizard step by step and you will have everything connected. Just note that the default IP address is 192.168.1.1 rather than 192.168.0.1 for some other routers.
Cons: No guest mode: I will be nice if N750 provides a guest mode. I thought of sharing my 5.0G Hz to guest but not everyone has 5.0G Hz devices.
Summary: The device itself is very light and quite large. Look at the dimensions. It's not that big a deal, but I was a surprised at how big it is. On the plus side, my previous router (a Rosewill) would tip when cords were plugged in. This one does not. So it's also a pro.
Pros: DD-WRT (April 1, 2013 release) was able to be flashed right through the web UI. This makes the router much more usable. I was able to set up OpenVPN in DD-WRT. At first, OpenVPN was unstable. Added "mssfix 1200" to the additional-config section of the OpenVPN tab and it's now stable. Also was able to set up ad site blocking and dynamic DNS through DD-WRT.
Cons: The included firmware is basic but should be relatively easy for the average home user.
Summary: Bought this in conjuction with a TP-Link 450Mbps PCIe card. I'm able to connect to through a wall 30ft with full bars on the 5Ghz band. Throughput is limited only by my NAS connection (wired at 100Mbps) and internet speed test gives me the same results as if I'm plugged directly into the cable modem (45Mbps). Previously, I hadn't been able to connect at over 25Mbps with an older Asus N router, and the Rogers-supplied modem/router.
Summary: I decided to try this unit primarily because 1. there is a physical switch to turn wireless features on/off. I use wireless less than 10% of the time so this is a simple security and energy saving feature. 2. it's easy to set up reserved IP addresses.
Pros: TP-Link website has emulator so you can examine the features., Good value on sale.
Cons: Nothing signficant. Has been on for a month with 0 issues., Annoying: MAC addresses must use - separator rather than :
Summary: * Firmware lacks some specific functionality or puts things in somewhat obscure places. For example, you have to check the "Enable WDS Bridging" option in the wireless tabs to do a site survey and look for possible channel conflicts with nearby sources, then turn it back off if you aren't configuring this as a bridge. It would be nice to just have Site Survey as a separate option under “Tools” or on the wireless page.
Pros: * Gigabit LAN and WAN ports
Cons: * When powered on from being fully powered off, users cannot connect to the internet. I have to go into the firmware, release the WAN DHCP settings, then Renew them and everything starts working. This could be a deal-breaker for inexperienced users if it happens to them. I expect this to be fixed in an upcoming firmware, so no eggs off for this.