Perfect device for connecting Chromcast/Roku/Fire Stick to hotel Wifi networks.
27 July 2015
Summary: I purchased this for the WISP functionality. I wanted to connect my Roku / Chromecast to a wireless network that uses a captive portal sign on web page. Using this router I was able to connect it to the wireless network (ex Network A), it also created its own wireless network (ex Network B).
Cons: The WiFi on this router is slow whether copying between computers or on the internet. 11g runs at about 6 Mb/sec., 11n is even slower, even at a short distance. It does this with three different computers. I tried resetting to defaults, and reloading firmware. TP-Link tech support could not resol...
Summary: Did not use PPOE. To use as a basic AP plug into your existing router using LAN ports (not WAN), turn off DHCP, assign a static IP in your other router to the 743 TP-Link router and assign the static IP as the gateway in your 743 router.
Pros: I bought this router to use as a basic AP and external outside antenna. It is difficult to find a router that uses one detachable antenna on the 2.4 ghz band. Most routers in this class are cheap with fixed or internal antennas. So I was shocked to discover that this router does not have a basic ...
Summary: This product is fine as a wireless router, but I bought it specifically because it says it can powered POE. Well that is only semi true. It can be powered by the POE injector provided with it, it did not power using a POE switch, which is what I wanted, so I was disappointed with the unit.
Summary: I had correspondence with TP-LINK just to be sure that this unit would satisfy my constraints. They said yes via email. I want to plug my computers into the LAN ports via wired connections using static IP addresses as on my home network.
Device is Stable but not without it's Firmware Limitations!
Raymond Boettcher, Amazon
15 October 2013
Summary: I am in the process of working with TP-Link right now because of a firmware flaw that affects me from using it in Bridge Mode. It seems that if you turn off DHCP and connect the LAN Side up which already have internet and a DHCP Server on it, that by the time you make it to the bridge device that is...