Pros: Functionalities, dual band, speed
I bought this in order to by-pass Sky's horrible Sky Hub. Having to flash DD-WRT on it, I really loved unlocking the full potential of this router.
It does dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz with ease. It is extremely reliable. No drop-outs for over 2 months - as one would expect.
The only problem with this router, and why I gave it 4/5 is because of its range. My mother's PC is around 15m away, and has two walls in-between.
As much as I know it won't get full bars over there, I was at LEAST expecting 5GHZ to be achievable there. 5GHZ, due to its different waveform penetrates walls a lot worse than 2.4GHZ does. Due to this, my mother's PC, which has a TP-LINK wireless card that has 5GHZ capabilities, can't pick up the signal.
I had to buy 3x TP-LINK antenna's (for the wireless card) in order to get a good 5/5 signal on 2.4GHZ, as before that it was on 4/5 signal.
Furthermore, my PC, that has clear line of sight to the router (literally 2m away) - has only got 4/5 bars on 5GHZ. One would have thought that it would at least be on 5/5 signal the whole time, being ONLY 2m away.
I could go wired and utilise the 1GBPS ports, but I chose to stay on wireless, just for the sake of not having a wire running across my room.
Overall, this router does what it says on the tin, but its range is a little disappointing, especially in the 5GHZ range.
I expected a little more from TP-LINK, after my great experience with their other products (wireless cards, and antennas), but this router, where they should really shine, makes me think about my next router purchase.