Stable & Reliable! Wireless Router/Mesh setup. It has been very stable in my week of ownership without any issues. I have a large two story house with 10+ wireless devices and another 6+ or so smart wifi devices along with an extensive wired network. It handled everything great! Did have a few issues (See cons) Which hopefully will be addressed in an software update for those who want more control with there network, but if you want something that just works without tinkering and need a mesh like setup these are perfect! Very easy to setup with a mobile device tested it on both Android and iPhone/iOS device (Setup in my video here on an Android device). I do like the convince of getting a notification when a new device connects to my network.
As of testing I only had a 24/2 Cable connection, My area finally got 100/10 and it handles it even better!
– Easy setup
– It just works with any hassle!
– Great WiFi Range and awesome coverage when you have more than one.
– Handles tons of devices without issue all at once
What this router needs/Cons:
-First and foremost it needs a Access Point/bridge mode for those that want to put it behind another router and use it just for WiFi (Which I was hoping to use it for)
– Better QoS system for those with slower connections
– Would be nice to have a BW usage monitor as well
Update: Now has an Access point mode!
This is another awesome product from TP-LINK! I first got this when I was sick and started using it for my bedside fan to turn it off and on as needed made things a lot easier on myself when I could just use my phone to turn on and off something so simple. Currently use it for my tall room lamp for convince, Still looking for new uses!
It was extremely easy to setup, Just downloaded the app, plugged it in the wall socket, the app detected and it connected it easily to my WiFi network (TP-LINK archcher C9) Also works great with my Netgear R7000 router as well. Has very good range tested it in the downstairs part of my home. I’ve control it with both my Android devices and my iPhone 6 & 6S
I’ve had some experience this past year with security cameras/CCTV due to helping my local gym with Networking along with there camera system (sort of like Amcrest DVR systems) And just last week purchased and installed one of the Amcrest 8 Channel DVR systems for a local Chinese Restaurant and there in love! and so I am over Amcrest cameras now.
Now about this camera, when first unboxing it I noticed how hefty and great build it was. I first plugged it up and used Ethernet for first setup, setup a static IP with my Router and went into the cameras management interface (TONS better than others out there) So many wonderful features and settings! (See Video of the tour) I first setup WiFi though this interface (This can also be done through the iPhone or Android app without having to first connect it via Ethernet like some have stated) I connected this to my WNDR3800 WiFi Access Point which is connected to my main Router a Netgear R7000. Connection went flawlessly, Camera will be hooked up on my front porch and WiFi signal going through several walls and it picks up perfectly! So to have it outside all you need is power and your good to go! I then went own to setup FTP settings to my personal home server to store recordings on it as well as using Amcrest Cloud, which is very easy to use and nice interface. And with the files that are sent from the camera to my home FTP server, I view them using Amcrest Smart Play program, and in which acts like a DVR for the files and they can be outputted to normal video files if needed.
I’ve included video samples in my video 🙂
Got this camera just in time for a week away trip and thought I’d use it to keep up with my animals in my bedroom. This has been the best camera I have owned in both quality wise and motion detection wise. Its almost an instant notification when motion is detected both day and night. Night Vision works awesomely! in a pitch dark room you can see everything! I added an image in the review, it works extremely well. Camera reliably kept working along with the app with no issue, I do like that the app also works with my other TP-Link smart devices instead of having separate apps for everything. When I am not away this will be used as a front yard security camera due to the wide angle views (You can see everything!) Currently the cloud is beta and free, they do have some free options that include way more than some other brands I’ve had and the prices for the paid tiers are very good. Highly recommended for a home camera for muti uses! Submitted as part of a free sample program.
Finally found a replacement for my NETGEAR R6300v2. This is a Awesome router! Its almost perfect! I love it!.
My only few complaints, The newer firmware released on 8/27/15 the new interface is decent, BUT the QoS system does NOT work for limiting uploads so thankfully I can downgrade or this router would be returned as that is a main issue as I only have a 2mbps upload. And the older BW control works perfect.
The newer firmware is more rounded and good along with the traffic statistics is nice! But performance/QoS I had to downgrade. Hopefully they will either fix this, and or go back to there old system of BW limiting which worked perfect.