The TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit router managed to deliver very good speeds when transferring data to one computer to another inside the LAN (wired connection) and decent WiFi speeds while testing with different USB Wireless adapters. While using the product for several days, I was getting random rare disconnects on some of the stations; the situation got fully fixed after I have set the WiFi channel manually.
The router interface offers lots of options to configure and the USB 2.0 port can be used to connect storage devices; however, the speeds obtained in the transfer tests are pretty average. One of the other advantages of this router is that we can install custom firmwares on it like DD-WRT or OpenWrt, to enable additional functionalities (like the ability to use the router as a print server).
Regarding the router hardware, it would have been nice to see an On/Off switch in the back, along with an On/Off WiFi switch.
The TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit router can be found in stores for as low as 46 Euros.
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I would like to thank again to TP-LINK for making this review possible!