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Pros: Clean cabling, very quiet. Was installed in a workstation that would run multiple-day processing jobs as well as normal 8 hour work days.
Cons: Life? Died shortly before the useful life of the PC was up. I guess it's an excuse to upgrade.
Other Thoughts: It went out with a bang. The system was in standby (sleep). A loud POP and a flash spelled the end for this PSU.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: When this router functions, it is fast. Supports DD-WRT.
Cons: There is some sort of flakiness with wireless connections. The connection will cut out for a second on most devices, especially under load. This happened with 2 units and with stock and DD-WRT firmware. Unfortunately, DD-WRT bridges are badly affected by this, and they don't instantly reconnect. Cycling power on the bridge reconnects, or waiting an hour or so the bridge will reconnect. Multiple bridges that work on other AP's have this problem, and different firmware on AP and bridge do not fix.
First unit was defective. It took OVER 2 months to get it RMA'd due to TP-Link's horrible customer service. When you call in they will give you endless 'troubleshooting' tasks to get you off the phone. If they tell you to try something and email them, you'll get a generic response 3-5 days later that indicates they did not read your email. They seem to do this endlessly, and they don't log calls or track incident numbers. Pro tip: Since TP-Link doesn't track your calls or log incident numbers, if you know your device is broken then tell them that you have called repeatedly and already tried every task they give you. If you stick with this for about 10 minutes they will finally put you in the RMA queue and a week later you'll get an email with instructions about how to get an RMA number.
Other Thoughts: See previous review for more details about RMA. This router would probably work as a stand alone unit with some random dropped connections, but will not work with wireless bridges.
Modest wifi signal. At 30 ft through 2 interior walls, 5ghz is 2 bars but still >2MB/s. 2.4Ghz is a little weaker than the last 2 non-N router's I have had, but still easily covers a 2000 sqft house.
Pros: Cheap. Fast when it works. DD-WRT compatible
Cons: This router has two failure modes. It resets connections every few hours, interrupting streaming and breaking RDP and VPN sessions. It also locks up under heavy load. Downloading from MS with my laptop with an N wifi adapter, I could get 2-3 minutes of ~40Mbits/second before the connection would just die. Using a slower wireless bridge that can maintain 20Mbits/second it takes 5-10 minutes to lock up the router. Power off/on is the only fix once it is locked up.
Tried flashing to DD-WRT as the web said that fixes it but it still happens.