eXtended Range 54M Wireless Router: TP-Link TL-WR542G Review
1 July 2007
Summary: Today we are going to introduce to you an Entry level SOHO router priced at about $60. It also offers an Extended Range feature that allows working with the router’s wireless access point from a bigger distance than with ordinary 802.11g devices. Despite its relatively low price and entry-level positioning, this router may challenge some top models from renowned brands. Read more in our review!
Pros: Good speed (except for the WAN interface), Good implementation of all supported features in the web-interface, Simple and easy-to-use setup interface, Low price, Light and compact, Good implementation of PPTP connections
Cons: Does not support data transfers bypassing the active VPN tunnel, Low speed of the WAN interface, Does not support dynamic routing, Inconvenient firmware update process (with the older version), Not easy to dismantle, Scanty accessories, Wireless signal loses intensity dramatically when meets solid obstacles, No QoS settings, Poor manufacturing quality