Pros Ability to create advanced access rules
Advanced wireless settings (Output power)
Cons Router locks up at least once a week.
Using WiSpy DBX shows that adjusting the output power had little effect on the overall range of the device. (We prefer to set ours to low to limit range)
Summary We have 2 of these devices, one with an extensive ruleset and one with a basic out of the box setup with exception of SSID and security on the WiFi. The devices were purchased because of their ability to implement certain rules that we require in our environment.
Both of the devices we have - have to be reset at least once a week. We emailed support and response took 24 hours to get a broken English answer with no actual resolution. Emailed back our response and wait another 24 hours for a response. Now on our third email out and will hope for a response in the morning.
From our email with support we were told that the devices are SoHo devices that support 6 to 8 connections at most, I'm not sure that't enough connections for a family of 4 these days or a small office.
Pros Nothing Positive to say about this router.
Cons Wifi Drops out 2 or 3 times per day. Only power cycle will fix
GigEthernet ports don't auto-negotiate properly
Wifi Bridge does not handle sustained large data transfers - will usually break router in an hour
Regular Wifi Performance drops
Summary Don't buy this router. TP-Link support is atrocious.
Pros Good spec hardware (400Mhz processor 32 MB ram), Cheap,good range, performance, stability, gigabit ports and you can install dd-wrt on it which includes a very good QOS management.
Cons Usb port not as useful as you might think, worked ok with external storage in the factory firmware but slowish. Still cant make it work on dd-wrt firmware since it doesn't support ntfs.
Summary If you don't feel like over spending and would still like to get good results then definitely go for it. If you have some spare cash a better choice would be the ASUS RT-N16 (480Mhz processor with 128MB ram).