TP-LINK’s TL-WR1043ND may not be the first router the girls look at, and probably won’t take first in every race. However, it is a serious contender on all levels. It provides a fast and stable connection to all connected devices, an attractive admin interface with plenty of features, and the ability to install DD-WRT without jumping through hoops. Besides the TL-WR1043ND’s list of features, it only costs $53.99 at my favorite retailer. In a world where routers with comparable performance and feature set cost almost twice as much, the TP-LINK is TL-WR1043ND is a steal! Overall ThinkComputers gives the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Gigabit Router a 9 out of 10 score.
• Fast and stable connection to all devices
• Great feature set and performance from stock firmware
• DD-WRT is fully supported
• Super affordable
• Media Server is a bit buggy