Summary: Set up was reasonably easy. Trying to update firmware bricked it until I found a way to access it directly and restore it to a usable state. USB hard drive connection was not as I hoped - I could connect a flash drive but not a hard disk (despite what the box and tech support said). Finally - kept having to reset it. Connection was lost 1-2 times a day on average. Power off/on always solved it. Changed it to an Edimax - works fine.
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: 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!
Excerpt: Покупал сей роутер домой. Спустя некоторое время роутер зависал намертво, лечилось перезагрузкой. Проблема шла по накатанной, и он даже день не мог нормально держать сеть почти при нулевой загрузке канала. После 2-х проверок в сервисном центре - вердикт - не пригоден для ремонта. Как оказалось я не один такой с аналогичной проблемой. Последняя прошивка кстати еще была в марте 2013.
Summary: El router se quemó a los pocos días de funcionamiento, sin una alta carga de trabajo, la verdad, no me había ocurrido nada similar con otros productos tp-link. El vendedor devolvió el dinero sin problemas, por lo que nada que objetar.