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.
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: 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.
Summary: My two year old, $85.00 NetGear router quit. The NetGear "support team" told me that they could fix it for a "minimum life of five years" if I enrolled in their over $100.00 service plan. Instead I bought the TP-Link which is working very well....Thank You!!