Last year at blk friday several stores BB, OM, & RS had the newer version (VERISION 2 at that time) for $55~$59. So I bought one with $30 rewards & a $10 coupon @ OM. It's been a very great & solid router on stock firmware for me. Version 1 (which MOST of these refurbished deals still are - haven't seen anyone report that they were getting Version 2 and it's been well over a year + of these deals). But anyway VERSION 1 was completely different hardware & it ran very hot & had a lot of problems both in hardware & software. Hence the massive numbers of refurbs.
You can weigh your options. If you knew it was a version 2 (didn't look yet on the website) but usually they don't say... It would be more tempting. If it's version one then for the price I'd hold off and when you do get it plan to instal a third party firmware. I'd rather spend $59.99 on this one maybe find the $10 off coupon for Radio Shack & give that a try w/ it and get a new one with a lifetime warranty.
EDIT: It looks like so far I see it returning this year to RS @ $59.99 for the newer cooler hardware better firmware'd version. Plus at least when I bought mine it had a "lifetime" warranty IDK if they still are running that. http://slickdeals.net/f/5437534-RadioShack-Black-Friday-Netgear-WNDR3400-N600-Wireless-N-Dual-Band-Router-59-99?v=1
Last edited by Bdubslawman; 11-08-2012 at 05:09 PM..
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If U can't understand how GLOBAL WARMING could be true & we aren't yet seeing higher temps. Search the TERM GLOBAL DIMMING. Part of the suns energy being reflected back into space. WATCH THE PBS Nova VIDEO DIMMING SUN, we R in trouble!
I have version 1 and it burnt out under normal use. Had to ship the burnt unit back to netgear and was hit by shipping fee. New unit also had over heating problems, but then I put DD-WRT on the replacement router and it has been rock solid.
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