Summary: I also tried dd-wrt, which was OK, but for this device did not seem to be able to provide access to the highest speeds. Oh well. It came along with a cable modem that I was buying anyway, so it could be worse. I hate replacing a device I bought because it turned out not to be what I needed.
Pros: When it has been freshly rebooted, it is great - provided that the configuration is right. I had to learn a few things before I got the settings right. Also, TP-link has provided updated firmware. The web interface seems quite usable.
Cons: Unfortunately, the updated firmware does not help with my primary problem. This router needs to be rebooted frequently. As time and packets go by, the connection speed falls off until finally it's limping along at 1 Mb/s. This can happen in an hour or take several days - I have not figured out a ...
Summary: Light weight, not sure if that's good or bad. Kind of bulky. Lost an egg or 2 from connection drops...otherwise 5 eggs could be justified for my uses. If you're looking to use WIFI for gaming, I'd look elsewhere. You get what you pay for. Overall I'd recommend for Web surfing, movies and basic use.
Pros: Price Light weight Design 3 antennas Setup is simple User friendly
Cons: Plastic Large in size Connection is lost relatively frequently. This is unacceptable to me for 3 reasons; - Size of my house (50th long) - Where this router is located (out in the open) - 3 antennas and it still drops connection multiple times over the course of a few hours from 40ft away? Unacce...
Summary: I received this router and used it for about a month before I returned it! I live in a one bedroom apartment and it was killing me that in adverse to what most of the reviews for this product said, I could not have a good internet speed in my bedroom (the router was installed in the living room).
Summary: Mine does not look like this, but it has the same model number (TL-WR1043ND). Mine was the first iteration. Been through four freaken routers in 6 years (different brands), what is the deal with these things?
Pros: Three ants. Nice HTML UI. Printer port worked great once firmware was upgraded.
Cons: You gotta start the printer program on any given PC to print. Died after 4.5 years. Couldn't get PC Print program to work on one laptop.
Excerpt: The router works fine and seems to deliver the promised speed. However, I was much more hopeful regarding the range. My previous router was G and I got the same wifi signal strength as the one I get from this model.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection