Summary: This item arrived but wouldn't connect despite several attempts. Every other router I've had before and since connected without a problem so this one was returned. Don't know if it was just a duff unit or a bad design but wasn't prepared to try again.
Summary: If you require an extremely basic router, to isolate one section of a LAN from another for example, these devices fit the bill perfectly. They've been used by us as poor man's VLAN configuration in some setups(!) especially where unmanaged switches were in use. Still features dynamic DNS for remote administration, and all the usual WAN port configurations. The TL-R460 or TL-R860 if you need parental controls, bandwidth management or an 8pt switch on the back.
Good Network Router - IP address conflict? and annoying Flashing System Light?
James Pimenta, Amazon
2 November 2012
Summary: The problem I had was that the IP address of the new network Router is that it clashed with the IP address of my old main modem router? In my opinion that's a bit silly that the manufacturer choose to manufacture it with a typical IP address used for most modem routers because most people have or need one already, what is the sense in that?
Summary: The router was good quality but is not easy to set up unless you have some knowledge/experience in home networking. Basically, when linked to some TP-Link modems, both items have the same gateway addresses. You need to set the router to a different IP range than is used for the modem and set DCHP on. You then need to tell each computer to renew its IP address before it can connect to the internet.
Summary: I needed extra ports to plug into my DSL router ... the kind of thing that if it were USB, you would just plug in a hub. I was therefore pleased that the excellent software and the excellent documentation were not needed by me. I didn't want to take the time to configure nor did I want to take the time to turn off the firewall. I did not have to de-activate the firewall (it's off by default). For me, the product was plug-and-play.
Summary: I've tried quit a few routers in the past and had problems with most of them. Then I purchased a TP-Link router (not wireless) and it worked great without any hassles. Then I needed a wireless router, so I went directly for another TP-Link router and again it works great. Installation is quick and easy.
Summary: My home network is much better now that I put in this router and added access points. Stop wasting money like I did buying amplifiers and extenders of a single wireless router will not cover your home.
Summary: Tiny router! Way smaller than it appears in pic. Seems to run cool and fast enough. I have one LAN port going to a Netgear wireless router. I have 2 computers, a voip phone, 3 blue-rays, and 2 cell phones running through it (not all at the same time.) Some are connected to the wifi, but it is still ultimately going through this router. The CD is not necessary (it actually seems to be useless for this model).