Amazon Review by skintigh
1149 people found the following review helpful
WARNING: DO NOT TRUST THESE REVIEWS
The reviews you are reading are most likely not for the product you are looking at [or maybe they are, see edit2]. At least 3 different products have had their reviews all dumped together here, and there are multiple versions of each of those 3 different products. Each of those products has different chipsets, CPUs, flash chips and RAM, and even between version 8 and version 9 of one the N300 2T2R they used an entirely different brands of CPU, chipset, etc.
Be sure to verify you are reading a review of the EXACT model you are looking at. I just bought a N300 2T2R hoping to upgrade it to dd-wrt, but it is v9 and dd-wrt only supports N300 2T2R (TL-WR841N) v8.
Edit: v9 may be supported now?
When I wrote this review there was no support and no plans to support TL-WR841N v9, and the “reason” was v9 was a “China-only model,” which it clearly is not. Since then several commenters have posted that support has been added and it is (partially?) working for them. However, when I go to […]and a search for TL-WR841N version 9 support doesn’t come up. Personally, I returned this unit and bought another, and then turned a EeeBook into a router when I got impatient waiting for it to arrive, so I can’t comment from personal experience.
Amazon may have fixed the issue with the reviews being mixed together, I’m not sure how to confirm this. It can’t hurt to double check as you read reviews.
I also wanted to say that the 3 stars was due to the review mix-up and the version/hackability issue of the router I ordered. I have no other complaints, so if you are planning to use this router as-is with stock firmware consider this a 5 star review. RCN gave me one of these when I signed up for service and it’s worked great. Rarely it needs rebooting, but that may be the modem’s fault.