Summary: This is a low-cost router however, the performance was excellent. I had no issues with connectivity or configuration. Everything was simple and straight forward. Honestly I've owned dozens of routers over the years and this one is about as easy as it gets.
Summary: This TP-Link router, model "WR842ND" is a surprisingly inexpensive router at under $20. We have a high-speed connection that we share with our tenants and this is good to have because of where they're at in relation to where we have our cable modem.
Summary: good inexpensive DD-WRT/OpenWRT compatible router. No 5Ghz but most laptops come with single band cards anyways, so dual band doesn't buy you much. WR842ND has a slightly higher TX output which helps to improve speed/connectivity for weak spots.
Summary: Previously I had a TP Link AC750 C20i router. It was easy to setup, but wasn't reliable for streaming. With this older model I didn't bother with the built-in firmware and loaded openwrt firmware on immediately. This was my first experience with openwrt.
Worked well to expand the reach of our main wireless router
15 December 2014
Summary: So I have seen some of the other reviews that are very detailed and technical. This is for everyday people like me who don't really know technical details and just want this to work. We used this in our house to expand our wireless router's reach.
Summary: It's still the older technology with the 2.4GHz, but I only needed something for a small space. Range is not super great especially when I'm out on the deck or patio but it does a decent job at keeping a signal.
Summary: Works great! I had trouble at first because it would not connect regardless of what I did. The enclosed instructions were not very helpful. I had to call the help line to get assistance but now it finally works. Looks very stylish too, being all white.
Summary: Good for the low price if you don't need a dual band. The hookup was really easy, basically just transferred the wires from my previous T-Link. The speeds I am getting seem consistent with the service I've been paying for. The range isn't a million miles, but it covers my 1200 ft condo pretty well.