Top critical review
on 23 May 2016
Bought this as a replacement for my PlusNet home router. I was initially impressed by the product when it came through, was easy to setup, although some of the instructions are a bit difficult to follow.
HOWEVER. After owning for 6 months this has caused me no end of troubles. The router would randomly loose PPPoE connectivity with my broadband supplier. I was adamant that it was the suppliers modem causing me a problem, I had call after call with my broadband supplier holding them at fault, engineer visits and all new kit installed in my home including a shiny new BT Openreach modem for this to connect to, it continued to fail, even used the router as a slave to pass through the plus net router and it would still fail. I eventually got to the point where it would just power off, all WiFi and LAN connectivity would fail and it would come back up with nothing in the logs and the current date reading "Day 1"? The router was kept in immaculate condition and was wall mounted the entire time on a surge protected power supply, sometimes these things just fail.
I've been a fan of TP-Link for a while and I hope it was just a bad router. But I've had not choice but to return it to Amazon UK and instead buy something a bit more reliable from a different supplier as I need reliability for my job.