Summary: My ISPs support line cant help me with problems that I have with using it with their cable modem ARRIS, but after I set it to router mode and switch it to clone MAC address of my PC, all working well now.
Summary: This is a niche market device which has multiple potential uses. Most of the secondary uses need more experience. It can be used at home, but there are other better solutions-which should not detract from the fact that this TPLink Pocket Router can do what it is claims. I believe it is designed to be a travel device and made for convenience and ease of set up.
Pros: Lots of Pros : price point nice, multi functions, easy to carry around, travel which seems to be its main focus. It seems to be a travel unit with secondary extra capabilities for many functions and fill in at a home LAN. Fills in for temp duty very well in a larger LAN or home network for visitors, as a router for keeping it separate and connects wirelessly. the default setting of the access point allows you to quickly share out a single internet connection to multip...
Cons: Multi functions are not for beginners or novices. While useful and portable, there are other devices that do the same jobs and are a little better, more powerful, faster and equal price points; one or 2 are T P Link itself. Pocket router is only single band. It is only 150Mbps maximum . Limited method for connectivity. No USB, only has single LAN, though gigabit speed. Needs external (wall) power and/or Ethernet only. Instructions are tough to understand . It is not a...
Pros: This little router is excellent for travelers. The Client mode and dual wifi bridge mode are excellent features that no traveler should live without. I used it in hotel rooms that have no wired connections and those with wired. It can handle multiple devices without a hiccup.
Cons: Setup. Setup was a pain. The biggest thing to remember with this router is the default LAN IP address is 192.168.0.254, not .1. I keep forgetting this. It is also not using DHCP by default. This is great for travelers, but makes it a pain to set up initially. I know this was by design, and I agree with why they did it, but this is why I took off one egg. Not sure how you would fix it, but it's just tough to configure, even for an experiences techie.
Summary: Small, ease of use, stable.. what more can you wish for.. Great value for given price.. but! only downplay with it is - chinese firmware.. there is no way to install eng firmware in it. So - if you dont mind to play with google translate - go for it.
Summary: Good product with only one minus. It has chinese menu without the ability to install english language. In any other case is value for money. Im using it when i travel and im in a room without wireless network.