Summary: Great for all manner of uses.... giving wifi connection to a device that only has a fixed Ethernet port; creating your own wifi hotspot in a hotel that only provided fixed Ethernet (or their own wifi is really flaky!); using 3G/4G broadband from a dongle or smartphone and feeding it into an Ethernet LAN; etc! Very very handy to have around, though some configs take time to get right.
Summary: We use these for our mobile network racks, along with 4G dongles for Internet access. They provide DHCP as well as a basic firewall and acts as router. The 3G and 4G works very well (3G/4G signal permitting, of course) and the Wi-Fi range is pretty good too. We use these to create stand-alone mobile networks for a variety of devices when working remotely, including AMX, Crestron, Extron, Laptops (Win 7 , Win 8, Win 8.1), Android Tablets, IOS Tablets (iPads), etc.
Summary: I access the internet at home using a dongle because it's much cheaper than broadband and line rental. Not sure of the reason but I experience a faster and more secure connection broadcasting wifi using this than I do from plugging the dongle in directly. Setup was quick and painless, with clear instructions provided.
Limited compatability with some 3G/4G Dongles but theres hope...
28 June 2014
Summary: I bought this to use with an Alcatel L800 4G dongle and unfortunately it wasn't compatible with the out the box firmware or latest offerings by TP-Link. TP LInk's customer service is good and was very quick to respond but were unable to help with regards to this matter, other then advising me to get a refund. meh. That said a little trawling through the web unearthed that this router can be flashed with an open source Linux based firmware!
Summary: This is brilliant if you have a 3G dongle and you want to share your connection from time to time. The user inferface is straightforward to use and the selector switch allows you to effortless change the mode. You can connect this to a wired connection, say in a hotel or conference centre and give yourself WiFi.