Summary: This router is meant to be sold only in China. Everyrhing is in Han Chinees. Not a single word in English. Not only the manual but even the software is in Chinees. Amazon shoukd check these issues before swllong the product on its site.
Summary: I plugged the TP-Link into my ethernet & an electrical outlet. I immediately had a Wi-Fi connection that my iPad & iPhone found. Perfect for travel when the hotel has wired but not wireless internet access.
Summary: Without any knowledge except on how to fill in a password as related to networking technology, I was able to establish a WiFi connection out of a wired Internet connection. I plugged in the device to a wired router, and to a AC outlet, searched available WiFi's on my PC, supplied the password printed on the device, I got my PC, iPad connected. The SSID and password are printed on the device.
Summary: I received this item with no software and the instructions were in Chineese. The product works but is not encryptable and then I went to web site and found some instructions in english but nothing in common with the item shipped to me. The item is supposed to come with a password shown on the unit which it did not. I even had some students from China look at the item and they felt that I had received a "gray" market item.
Summary: Not all hotels are created equal, (at least the network configurations). This device will allow a traveler to connect a wireless device to a wired network by making it's self into a wireless access point. If you have a device that need's a wired connection to the network this device can be configured into a wireless bridge for those situations. It is a very versatile unit and very compact for travel.