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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 1
  • Usefulness: 4
Chinese only firmware! – TP-LINK TL-WR703N Mini 3G 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps Wireless Router - Blue Reviews

posted by crizr on 02/01/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Compact, good quality, good construction. Compatible with DD-WRT and Open-WRT, good for hacking.
Cons:
Firmware comes in chinese only! There is no original (TP-LINK) firmware in english for this exact model (there is one for the international TL-MR3020, which is mostly hardware-compatible; you have to flash a modded version, though, so it can be accepted by the web interface). At one point I semi-bricked the device, had to solder to internal pads to do a restore via serial console. If you don't speak Chinese, be prepared to do some hacking.
Other:
English-translated manual included; not much use, though.
Bottomline:
Nice, versatile unit, great for hacking.

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