Pros: I use this within a large home. It feeds wife to 2 PS3s, a Kindle, 2 Android phones, an nvdia Shield, 2 laptops running Win7, a tablet using Win8, and a Visio DID player that does Netflix streaming. Oh and a Chromecast. So ignore people saying they have compatibility issues. They are doing something wrong. Setup is the standard TP link Web interface and is easy to navigate.
Cons: It is meant to be pole mounted. I zip tied it to the supports in the attic and it went fine. Fires in a cone, not a sphere, so put it at the end of the zone you want to cover, not the middle
Cons: pole mount ONLY. wanted to just screw on side of building, it would not mount flat, has a 'C' shaped pole mount molded on back. I had to screw a short piece of conduit to the wall and then mount to that.
Summary: This unit has both a quick setup and the more advanced setup configurations available. Both work well, as I used the quick setup to test my setup then went into the advanced config to add wireless security and AP isolation. The TP-Link is mounted to a metal pole 12 feet high and the signal rocks some 2500 feet away over fairly level ground (high desert).
Pros: Excellent mid-range bridge mode use. I've created a campus LAN connection to a new facility we're leasing 0.6 miles away across a highway. Limited number of remote users. We're getting 18Mbps throughput to the main corporate LAN even during severe weather with no dropped packets. Exactly what we needed it for. remove connectivity with zero monthly recurring costs!
Cons: Deployment was actually fairly simple, but I had the help of a master electrician. We used prefabricated 300' STP cables to run from the radios (on the roofs) to the nearest IDF or MDF. Most of the cost of this project was for hardware other than the radios themselves. Cabling, antenna, mounting tripod, etc.
Summary: Have yet to get this thing to hookup to a wifi network. Dont know if its the machine or my settings. And if I knew the language of the tech support people we could problably figure it out. Its been a very frustrating thing to deal with so far.
Pros: Great range. Probably 500 feet, when mounted on the low spot of my roof, which is adjacent (6 feet) to my neighbour's house/wall. As other have said, it seems to be very directional. I can't reach the St*rb*cks hotspot about 1500' away...yet.
Cons: Interface is quirky, as others have indicated.