An inexpensive TP-Link router for those wishing to upgrade to 802.11n
Good Gear Guide.au
12 April 2011
Summary: It may only support 802.11n Lite, but TP-Link's TL-WR741ND is a suitable upgrade for anyone still using 802.11g. It can be found for a price between $60-70 online, but if you can afford to spend a few dollars more on an full-blown 802.11n router, you'll get be rewarded with much faster throughput and a greater wireless range.
Pros: Easy to set up, produced reliable performance in testing, features Wi-Fi Protected Access
Cons: Doesn't have multiple antennas, some parts of the interface unclear, short wireless range
Excerpt: TP-Link's WR741ND router with 150Mbit/s N-Lite wireless networking and 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet is almost obscenely cheap at just £17. At this price, anything vaguely functional would be a bargain, but we were pleasantly surprised by the WR741ND's performance and interface. An easy configuration tool guides you through connecting the router correctly, but requires you to have an active internet connection via the WAN port to complete setup, which could be frustrating for...