Summary: I bought this router with the specific aim to run Dd-wrt firmware. The router has plenty of Ram so is more than capable of running dd-wrt and other services such as usb sharing, ddns etc. the wifi range is a little dissapointing but hasnt prevented me from running a couple of wifi connected pcs although the link speed is a little slower than i would have liked.
Summary: This is an 802.11n router with some proprietary extensions that will only work with corresponding TP-Link network adapters. Without these all you'll get is 155 mbit, although that's good enough for most stuff. Other than that a simple to set up router. I'm using it with BT Infinity VDSL and it works well.
Not bad at all, esp. on offer. Beware Open/DD-WRT config, and dont expect too much from the USB.
15 July 2013
Summary: Not a particularly pretty box, if that's relevant to you - I don't give two s**ts personally. Works fine with the TP-Link firmware, but with very slow USB Samba support and not many other options, and EVERYBODY loves more options. So I immediately installed Open-WRT instead. Which went well, up until I started to configure it as a client bridge to the 300MB/s VirginMedia WiFi hub.
Summary: However I bought it for QOS and the way it works is not as good as the buffalo I used to own. That router was my favourite but can't use it now as need a cable router. I was able to channel skype through the QOS and my skype calls were crystal clear as a result despite a lower bandwidth. Now I have higher bandwidth and poorer calls as the QOS on this router doesn't support that.
Summary: Had to replace my old faithful Dlink 615 after five years of very stable service so what to choose? I did have a dlink 655 as a spare so I used that for a full day when it died or committed suicide. During that day I was looking for a new gigabit router and came across this TP Link, having used them before I was impressed with the spec and the price and thank god for Amazon Prime quick delivery.
Summary: TP Link TL-WR2543ND 450Mbps Dual-Band Wireless N Gigabit Router - Initially bought the router for bridging but as my original sky Netgear modem router does not support bridging I had to improvise. 1) Would have preferred to know that bridging requires another modem router Access Point to be able to bridge. In other words another one like it. 2) It is NOT A MODEM, so you cannot replace your existing Modem Router with this one.
Summary: This is a very capable router for the price and the throughput was above average. If you have a cable connection then this is a good choice if on a budget. Persoanlly think it is on par with most £100 routers on the market such as Netgear and Cisco Consumer(LinkSys). Could also be good for geeks as you can load OpenWRT firmware on it at your own risk ! Good 1) Wi-Fi signal was pretty strong for consumer grade kit compared to other kit in use.
Summary: I know very little about technology compared to the other reviewers. The router was very easy to set up and it's worked perfectly. From opening the box to up and running took less than 10 minutes and was very straightforward. The biggest fault, as mentioned by someone else is the design. It seems all the simple process of making it look good, such as some of the Belkin smooth white boxes, was completely forgotten about.