Summary: The TP-Link is an incredible deal, solid performance, has a lot of features for a product in this price range. The USB port with print server/NAS functionality is fantastic, however requires drivers on the PC to operate. The dual antennas give it good range. The installation was quite easy, even without the CD. I originally received a defective unit, which I had to exchange, hopefully it is limited to just that unit instead of batches.
Pros: Solid, Inexpensive, Feature packed, Easy setup, decent range
Cons: Limited software functions, print server software required on pc
Pros: "Supposed" to have a functional usb and high speed transfer. Pretty easy to set up as well.
Cons: If you have a usb plugged in, it will sometimes freeze up on you even if you have the latest firmware. The only way you can fix it is to reboot the router. This does not happen when you dont have anything stuck in the usb. The tech never helped out.
Pros: Configured as an access point and gigabit switch. Worked fine for the first month. While the wireless is now disabled, the gigabit ports work.
Cons: Started dropping wireless connections and refusing new connections over the last few months. Tried changing WiFi channels and upgrading the firmware, though the only thing that would make the WiFi behave itself was rebooting the wireless radio.
Cons: Started locking up within hours of turning on. Firmware update only decreased lockups to 2x a day from 6-8x a day. Admin console unavailable is first sign of lockups - which also means no troubleshooting since there's no provision for a syslog server.
Cons: I'm very disappointed. It simply doesn't work. It keeps rebooting every hour or so. Management interface (http://192.168.0.1) goes down very often. Every time I wan to manage it I have to reset it. I sent this router back.