A Closer Look
Here we ahve the router released from its box and protective film. The Tenda AC15 has an interesting aesthetic to it with its shiny wavy finish and three antennas.
The back side of the AC15 lists the router's network/password information. At the bottom, from left to right, we have the power button, power input jack, USB 3.0 port and four ethernet ports.
The detachable stand has rubber pads on the bottom to keep the unit secure and keep it form damaging whatever surface you place it on. You can also see the vents to allow natural convection cooling of the unit.
On the top of the AC15 you hav emore cooling vents as well as a button for WPS setup and a button to turn the WiFi on and off. There is also a small recessed reset button on the top panel as well.
On the top of the front panel are printed icons for the various features of the router. From left to right we have power, ports 3-1, internet port, 2.4GHz WiFi, 5GHz WiFi, WPS, USB and system. Each icon has a blue LED behind it that either lights up solid or blinks depending on the status of that particular item.
Let's take a look at the AC15 initial setup and configuration screens now.