I wrote this massive article before I saved it, I accidently closed the tab instead of hitting the save button. FUCK. FAIL. FML. LOL.
So, I am gunna keep this short.

I bought a new router, ADSL2 modem (since my old one only support ADSL1 even though it still works and works well) and a new wireless receiver which are all TP-Link. I read good reviews all round with the items and items were cheap. So, I bought the Wireless N router with gigabit ethernet ports and the ADSL2 modem with only 1 ethernet port as the router can act like a switch if I need it to.
I subscribe to the old adage, you get what you pay for. Although, not always. In fact, I have spent money on shit in the past and have been bitterly disappointed. I bought a D-Link DIR655 which sucked a big fat one. Anyway, the amount of money I spent on all 3 items was less than the D-Link router so what did I have to lose?
The ADSL2 modem is rock solid with standard firm.
The wireless receiver and the wireless router are…ok. For the amount you pay, it is quite good. If I had paid serious money for this, however it is disappointing. I am not sure which side is failing here but I am getting dropped packets. Not constantly which makes it even harder. The wireless receiver has the latest drivers installed which work perfectly fine. The router had TONNES of great options on stock firmware. However, the connection was at best, dodgy.
I did a firmware update and it was a little better, but not great.
The router supports OpenWRT and DD-WRT. DD-WRT saved my previous linksys Wireless N router from being the brick it was with standard firmware to a really great, solid device with DD-WRT. On standard firmware, the whole connection would disconnect, the device would overheat and have all sorts of problems largely due to what I can only break it down to - a design fault. My Linksys Wireless G router with DD-WRT was the best router I had ever owned. If your dick was a CAT5 cable, you would totally fuck it. The wireless N next gen of Linksys routers - worst fucking routers ever. I got lucky with the version of my router being supported by DD-WRT otherwise it would have been a giant piece of shit.
So, flashed the TP-Link router with DD-WRT and it is much better. Still drops a lot of packets when there is a lot of network traffic, sadly, and has trouble trying to stream HDTV from my NAS which has a gigabit NIC in it but only drops every now and again that the Linksys had no trouble with. Oh, that and I don’t actually get wireless N speeds even though I am 4-5 bars of reception and both devices are Wireless N regardless on what firmware I had. 300mbit? Hardly.
Good for the price but not great products.

C’mon guys, this is short for me. When I said short, I meant NOT short. Ya know, the opposite of that.
Whatever that is.