Summary: Good stuff, highly recommended. For $30 it can't be beat. I use it with dd-wrt firmware and have had no problems. This is in spite of the fast that the $140 router I was using before was giving me a hard time
Summary: Cheap and works as advertised. I use it to VPN into work all day, every day and have no issues. Also use it for my home laptops. I did take my old wireless router and made it a bridge (after a couple of weeks of using only this wireless router for the work connection with no problems).
Summary: While this router is low priced, it is feature rich in many ways. For starters, this router falls into this price point category because it only supports the older 2.4ghz Wi-Fi band. It does not support the newer 5ghz band that is becoming more popular, especially for video steaming usage.
Inexpensive basic router with some useful advanced features
10 January 2015
Summary: The TP-Link WR842ND is an inexpensive and fully functional wireless router. It offers good wireless speed and range. Although this is a basic router, it has some advanced features that are often only available in more expensive routers, such as guest network, USB file/media and printer sharing, QoS...
Summary: This is a basic router. Not too fancy. But it can run DD-WRT, I had no trouble putting DD-WRT on it. And at its cost, it would be a good backup unit to have. Or the one you put at grandma's house.
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.