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Pros: Good price decent performance easy to use if you stick to basics. Good price, as some routers with same or similar performance are much pricier. After 8 months of gaming, no problems. I compared this router against an ASUS that was $200.00 more, and could not tell any difference in performance in a house with strong thick walls. Not just wood but cement, wood, plaster, etc.
Cons: 5GHZ wireless weak if not close by. Wife's computer further away from Router. So, she can only use the 2ghz signal. Wish the 5 ghz was much stronger.
Other Thoughts: If you have totally unobstructed path to receiving computer, then the signal will be good, but probably not more than 100 feet or so. That is using only what comes with it. That said, 5ghz is good if you are close with no obstructions at all. Then 2ghz will be good if the computer is in another room and reasonably close. Though I have an engineering degree and have been using PC computer for 30 years, I am still not a wizard with this equipment by any means. I just buy what I think will be good for whatever price. Anyone who needs a stronger signal, try to get the router as close to your computer as possible for wifi. If needed relocate the router plug closer. Check your firmware. IMHOREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works as good as more expensive routers. IMHO. Good price. Easy to setup.
Cons: found wireless interference with an electrical circuit breaker box in same room, had to relocate router plug wiring outlet to another room in house. cannot fault router, as electrical equipment nearby probably affects all wireless equipment
Other Thoughts: I do find the different drivers for the connecting wireless devices, like Microsoft wireless pci card driver vs TP link driver, with Windows 8 confusing on which drivers work better with dual bands. I give it 5 stars because it works well and is priced well. The only thing I cannot know is how long it lasts, since I have only owned it a couple months at this point.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: good performance, good features, good price
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: It seems to run really good in the few days I have had it. The price is really good, and more features than I need. I bought it because I moved into a new home, and the ISP I have to use, gave me a new ASUS $250.00 New router, on loan, and if I didn't lease or buy it I would buy my own, which I did with this one.
I do have a connection problem, but am really sure it is because the house has a lot of cement, when an addition was made to a 100 year old farmhouse, upgraded with modern utilities. I think the cement causes all routers to get a weak signal. The house only has one wall connector to the ISP cable modem, which is in a utility box, outside, on the house. So, I believe if I add a new connector for the router R-J45 plug, for another wall in a room without so much cement nearby. Until that is done I will not know for certain if the signal drop in wireless is from the cement.
Also, while it has lot of features, I like the selection of both in Routers for UDP and TCP, and ports, where this router it seems I have to enter ports for UDP, then add ports again for TCP, instead of both at one time. I guess I can put it that it either would be nice for an easy mode, or I just do it the hard way. I have to check to see if I am making it harder than it should be. Mine is the only computer in the house that I need to open certain ports for gaming.
Also, although I can set DHCP, I still set static ports for port warding on the gaming computer.
But, like I said, it is full of features I do not use, or don't know how.
I have been working with computers for 30 years. But still learn, and still get lost with features. I might come back and update when I figure out what causes dropouts of signal on one computer.
I run Windows 8, and one computer rocks with higher performance, the other computer, the wife uses.
I would give it 5 Eggs if I could find out why I have signal drop on one computer.
Display Name: Steven P.
Date Joined: 07/12/03
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