No one remembers the IP address of their favorite websites. Why should you remember your router’s IP address? TP-Link hijacks DNS to give itself a domain name.
TP-Link Wi-Fi access points mindlessly band-steer clients off 2,4 GHz to the 5 GHz radio; even during periods when the 5 GHz radio is powered off.
TP-Link has issued firmware updates fixing its data-squandering NTP bug after my investigation. Devices won’t auto-update, however.
A design flaw in TP-Link Wi-Fi repeater firmware causes it to waste an excessive amount of bandwidth on NTP timekeeping. DDoS’ed public NTP servers in the process.
Whether TP-Link provides you with security and firmware updates for your TP-Link product or not depends on what country you’re checking for updates from.
The TP-Link RE650 and RE500 are rated for different network speeds, but they’re really the same device featuring the same hardware; firmware-locked speeds.