said by mix:
You guys are apparently recommending a buggy $130 router with a Ralink chipset that is nothing more than a niche product.
I've provided an example of something that is 1/5 the price that has proven firmware and proven performance, whether I own this particular model or not. There are over 30 router models in existence from various manufacturers that use this same chipset and it is supported by every major 3rd party firmware. Thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people use this particular type of router. The 3rd party firmwares available for this platform have many more users/testers and are consequently more mature than a single proprietary firmware for a particular Asus model router. There is nothing hypothetical about my argument. Speed and/or potential does not equal "best" in my book. Tried and true and cheap do. This is only my opinion.
And your opinion is based on a product you've never even owned Mix and worse a substandard non standards compliant product at that BY THE MFR"S OWN STATEMENT.
*The device leverages some 802.11n features to provide improved performance and coverage compared to 802.11a/g devices, and fully interoperate with 802.11n products, but it does not conform to all of the requirements in the IEEE specification and are not classified as "n" in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program.
And we can't overlook this pesky problem now can we...
TP-LINK TL-WR740N Router HTML Injection and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
The particular router we are toying with here is far from a niche product and by the customer ratings I've seen on this product at virtually all the big retailers (the highest I've ever seen for a consumer router btw) we aren't the only ones happy with this device. I know 5 people now with this router and we're all extremely happy with it. The only "bugs" as you call them are minor from my perspective (and I'm damed picky about such things) and certainly nothing close to the bugs I've experienced with Netgear and Dlink recently.
The difference here Mix is our experiences as we are relating them are based on OUR real life hands on experience with the device. We're posting the problems we see openly for all to know again based on our hands on experience with the device for the purpose of helping people make their own best judgement call as to whether it's worth purchasing or not. Others are welcome to share their experiences with their devices as well.
You on the other hand are posting and arguing for the purposes of arguing and it's waste of space and our time. If you have a personal experience to share and discuss with a specific device you have owned, do own or had significant experience with then by all means feel free but otherwise don't post to just argue with people...it's a real solid way to get people to ignore you.--
"I cant give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time."
~ Herbert Bayard Swope