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  • This is really handy

    posted by davet76 on 04/18/2013
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    After getting an English language OS on it, its really handy. I installed OpenWRT, if you look around on google you will find some good tutorials on installing OpenWRT and configuring it
    Lots of configuration options for it - bridge, wireless AP, wired AP

    Cons:

    It comes with only Chinese installed - so if you speak English then you need to get something like OpenWRT on there
    It takes some effort and perseverance to set up, easier if you are already a network/IT person
    If you aren't ie like me, just need to stick with it and try some stuff

    OtherThoughts:

    I learnt a lot about networks, routers and wifi connections by going through the set up for it. This took a bit of background knowledge and some persistence to do it. I think this was the best link I found for setting it up and getting the GUI via web browser on it <http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/Install_OpenWRT_on_TPlink_WR703N>

    Bottomline:

    This is a really useful device, if you stick with it and get OpenWRT on it you can do a lot with it. I hooked up an Arduino with ethernet shield via wired connection, usied the USB port to power Arduino and had it all broadcasting portably to the web (to Cosm).

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