Summary: This is a versatile little router from TP-Link - a fast growing company that seems to make useful gadgets that were previously hard to find from other manufacturers. I was looking for a way to share my 4G USB stick connection over WiFi, but I also needed 1 ethernet (LAN) connection too, and this router provided that feature with its built-in ethernet port, when set to 3G/4G router mode.
Summary: It's small. It's cheap. It is simple enough for a total novice to get it up and running but has enough features and functionality that it will be perfect for more complex scenarios. Things I liked. I switched it on, connected it via ethernet to a laptop and typed in the admin address. You can then either configure it or follow its excellent step by step wizard.
Summary: I used to have a 3Mobile router to go with my 3Mobile Huawei E156G USB stick to provide internet connectivity on my boat. Stick was great, but the router was a bit limited. I have installed a remote CCTV camera that I dial into for security when I am not on board the boat, and although it worked with the old router, it had the most basic port forwarding and little else. I have a fair bit of TP link stuff already and love it, so this was perfect, and powerful.
Summary: A most useful piece of my equipment. I work in parts of the world where power supplies and WiFi links are unreliable so this is a very useful item when used in conjunction with a battery pack and a mobile dongle.
Handy router. Software keeps getting update for newer dongles.
15 September 2013
Summary: I already have a TPLINK N702 to bring to hotels etc. Ideal as an accesspoint for when you need laptop+mobile+tablet and have only one rj45 ethernet cable, but sometimes your hotel has no ethernet cable....... Enter this + dongle. With an added dongle this one can feed the signal to several devices at the same time. My dongle became supported recently (was in the list of changes). So try to get the most recent firmware.
Summary: Unfortunately this product was somewhat unstable with the connection regularly stalling and having to reset. The stick itself was operating fine and in the same location plugged into a PC it worked flawlessly. I own other TP-Link products that are really superb, so this product was unfortunately a let down.