Summary: Bought to replace an old D-Link DIR-655 which died on me. The TL-WR842ND is a very good upgrade. The range & speed are a great improvement in every corner and floor of the house. We live in a 3-floor, 2500 sqft townhouse with heavy users - often watching Netflix on different devices at the same time. Plus the USB port is an added feature that the pricier ones don't even have.
Summary: This isn't replacing anything so nothing to compare it to. I ordered this, and received it, prior to my iPad which I just received. Around the house, it's great! I haven't had the chance to test the distance outside yet. The iPad downloads quicker than my Mac. I'm impressed so far and certainly liked the price.
Summary: When I received this item it had no packaging what so ever! Just the polythene wrapped box. I have not unpacked or tried this item. The product description as displayed does not tally with the specification on the box. It clearly states Windows 7 (32 bit). My system is of course 64 bit. Probably just as well.Dear oh dear.
Great value/performance router made even better by USB functionality
Pete M., Amazon
21 February 2013
Summary: Anyone reading the mixed reviews for this device here should probably read the many 5* reviews for it's little brother the WR841N as the 842ND is essentially the same bit of kit with detachable aerials and the addition of a USB port. The TL;DR version. 4 Stars - would have been 5 except for issues getting USB sharing to work. Great little router made even better with the addition of a USB port/server functionality.
Summary: I had quite a game setting up this router and I wish I had not bothered. I have found it unreliable; losing wireless connection is standard operating procedure, and when it does work the speed is variable to say the least. I'm tired of having to re-boot it. Not for me, thank you.
Summary: I got this product through Amazon Vine and it had been on my "to review" pile for a couple of months. Then last week I returned from holiday to a dead network. I couldn't decide whether the problem was my existing WiFi router, my existing switch, or something in-between. Out came the TP-Link router, which was able to do both jobs together for the four most critical wired devices, and most of the wireless ones, and got us up and running. Set-up was very straightforward.
Summary: Well, we probably have only used this piece of equipment for one of it's many uses, but hopefully this may help others in the same situation. We have been with BT for our broadband for years, and while the actual connection and speed is reliable enough we have always had wireless issues with the supplied BT HomeHub and mainly apple equipment (2x Macbook Pro's & iPads etc).
Summary: I bought this. Set it up with shared printer, wireless connection and shared USB hard drive. After a few hours lost the wireless connection, (could not see the ssid). A bit longer lost the ethernet connection. Repeated attempts to connect failed. Sending the piece of junk back and get my money back!
Summary: The Link product appears attractive due to multiple features e.g. allowing up to 4 SSID ie. 4 wireless networks, so you can have one for your work, one for home use and another for guests. High speed 300mbps, up to 5 VPNs, parental control of internet access, and the possibility to connect your printer to the router which would make it wireless and negate the need to buy a wireless printer or get `air' for ipads and Apple devices.
Seems a solid device, bit techy on the setup though, needs re-booting a lot
CjW "chris", Amazon
25 January 2012
Summary: Initial setup on a Dell Desktop PC using Win 7, it took 4 attempts, would not setup with 'high security', I lowered it to 'medium' and it eventually installed. Working as a wired network - my home network is wired cat 5 and already functional. Wireless - This took some considerable doing, the Dell Laptop uses Win XP (sp3) I eventually got a connection - and it works!