- Simultaneous Dual Band,300+300 Mbps
- USB Storage, Printer, Media Server
- IP based bandwidth control
- Wireless On / Off Switch
- Live Parental Control
- 2 External antennas
- Windows 8 compatible
An acceptable router 11/23/2013
Gigabit ports all provide gigabit speed according to my tests.
Superior wireless range compared to my dual channel Linksys E3000.
Far better wireless speeds than my Linksys E3000 and equal distances. In most cases, the TP-Link is at least double my Linksys.
Guest network after firmware update.
On/Off button for wireless, no need to go into the settings and change things there.
The reset button doesn't require a pin.
Each frequency can be set up individually or identically. This can give you 4 separate wireless networks.
I needed to do a firmware update to get the guest network and the extremely limited, makeshift QOS.
This is my biggest issue so far. The QOS type feature is a joke. It's basically a bandwidth limiter, which you need to setup for every machine connected. See "Other thoughts" for more detail.
The lights are distracting. I have the router on a shelf, about 1 foot from the ceiling, with the front toward the wall, the thing lights up the room.
A firmware update will wipe your settings. This isn't all that abnormal, but there is no warning about it.
My network setup includes (wired) a few switches, IP network cameras, 2 desktops, printer, 3 TVs, HTPC, a NAS, XBox, PS3, Wii, Roku and various A/V components. (Wireless) Some laptops, tablets and phones.
My router must have a decent QOS option or I cannot stream shows and movies. I must be able to have specific programs have priority, not entire machines, which is what this router does.
This is a good router that could be much better with decent firmware. There are alternate firmware options out there that provide all of the options most would need, but I have not tried them on this router.
Thank you for trying our Router.
We are glad to see this device has worked for you and it's good to see that you have a good Wireless range.
Our QoS feature is also the Bandwidth control feature on our device. We are working on improving this on our newer firmwares and newer models to improve the quality of service for games and other media.
You can find our latest firmware on our website and always check for updates at:
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