Summary: Very easy initial setup - plug into network port, switch to AP mode (ignored the instructions), press set up button, and it's ready to use. The login to the config website was baffling - no login button displayed. A quick google and discovered that I needed to use FireFox instead of IE or Chrome. Upgraded the firmware and the problem went away. Nice strong signal, almost as good as my linksys. Config screen is easy to use and has all of the features I need.
Pros: - Worked right out of the box, - Powerful signal, - Carrying case included
Cons: - Initial login to config screen needs FireFox, - Heats up quickly
Summary: I got this for my wife's place of work. They don't have wi-fi and their IT dept would probably frown upon people bringing in their own routers. The setup was a bit confusing, but once done, the settings stay put even after being unplugged for months. The device is small enough that I could hide it on top of a cabinet and I turned the SSID broadcast off so no one was the wiser.
Summary: Bought this to create a wifi hotspot in my office so my Galaxy Note 2 wouldn't eat through so much of my monthly data. Got it set up properly after a few hiccups. To anyone needing it for a similar application I would very much reccomend this - but you do need a laptop or netbook to set it up, no matter how new and fancy your phone or tablet is!
Pros: Very small and very portable.
Cons: First connections can hang for several minutes, leading you to think something is wrong, but it's not.
Simple setup with Apple products, MS Surface was a bit tricky
M. Howard, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: Once setup this is an excellent travel router. I've used it hotels where they only have a wired connection (typical of hotels in Asia). I had to change the security settings to WEP to get my Surface to work with it...I've had these sort of problems historically with different router/device combos. There's probably a better way that gets WPA to work, but I don't know what it is. Switching to WEP was an easy solution and gives me a level of security i'm OK with.
Summary: Very small, nice packaging. You can use the device as is, right out of the box with no security. Works with Mac OSX, iPad and iPhone. However, if you want to configure the ssid and add security (wpa2) you MUST have a windows PC with wifi and IE. no other browsers supported for the admin setup.
Summary: I was in the market for a compact travel router because between my wife and I, we have 4-6 devices that usually come along with us on trips. As an avid traveler, I wanted something that did not take up a large footprint in a carry-on. I also wanted something that the hotel network would recognize as one device, but you could connect multiple wireless devices to (as some hotels charge per device).
Summary: This works great once you get it up and running. I'm reasonably computer savvy, but spent way too long on the set-up for this. If you don't care about security, you can pretty much use it out of the box, but that's not what I wanted to do, especially while traveling. As others have mentioned, you should get into the Admin menu and enable WPA2 for this device. I found that some advanced default settings were not compatible with some of my other hardware.
Summary: This little router works great and is so easy to set up, but who thought up the idea to sell a "travel router" with a 110 volt power adapter. Obviously someone who's never travelled outside the USA. Any-ways, I would have given it 5 stars except I had to get my own dual voltage adapter for it. It came quickly, was packaged nicely, and has an excellent travel case. The instructions are quick and simple.
Summary: I live in the UK but need a travel router sometimes in the US when staying in hotels that have wired-only networks. So, I ordered this from the US Amazon site on a recent visit there - partly because the price is better than in the UK and partly because I'd get a US power cord rather than the much larger UK one, with which I'd then have to use an adapter.