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TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports EXPIRED

Selma 99,799 January 11, 2013 at 05:11 AM in Computers (5) More Newegg Deals
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Newegg.com has TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports for $68.99 - $10 w/ promo code EMCNJJF83 - $20 rebate = $38.99 with free shipping. Thanks Selma

Price Research: Our research indicates that this TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports is $30 lower (43% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $69. - brisar

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TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...704144-L0G
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EMCNJJF83

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#76
[QUOTE=Medic311;56800102]i apologize in advance for what might seem like dumb questions, but my engineering experience is in product design and not network configuration. i have the following 2 questions.

1) is there a way of limiting bandwidth usage through the firmware of this router such that only select MAC addresses have unthrottled access? i will be providing free internet access to 2 of my tenants but i do not want them chewing through all of the bandwidth. i would like to cap on the bandwidth of all IP addresses with exception to the MAC addresses of my devices (printer, smartphones, laptops, WHS, etc).

Yes you can read up on QoS. this [markmaunder.com] may help.

2) Verizon gave me a crap router/modem combo, can i plug this router into one of the ethernet ports on the Verizon FiOS router and use it for my wireless network?

Yes you can, just disable dhcp on the Verizon router.
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Quote from iflabs View Post :
Now that the router has OpenWRT, it has been nothing but bliss for the pass 21 days with no resets. The 5ghz band signal is still weak as usual; I'm a floor up above the router and still only get 30% on a good day. But at least my download speeds have finally gone from 300KBps to 1MBps.
Whatever! I assume you have a PhD in router firmware upgrades. Let's look at the instructions...

Installation

1. obtain.firmware Download a pre-compiled release image Attitude Adjustment 12.09 RC1 or trunk image Barrier Breaker, look for openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4300-v1-squashfs-factory.bin. The precompiled images does not activate the wireless feature by default (you will have to use ethernet for the initial configuration), and does not include the web interface LuCI.

2. generic.flashing Now write this firmware-file onto the flash-chip of your device
• To use wifi, you need to activate wifi in the configuration, see wireless configuration.
• The web interface LuCI can be installed and started via…

opkg update
opkg install luci
/etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
/etc/init.d/uhttpd start

An alternate SSL enabled version of LuCI is also available (opkg install luci-ssl).
• You can always build your own image based on Attitude Adjustment/ trunk. Choose Atheros AR71xx/AT7240/AR913x platform and use the "TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 board support" profile.

...and the rest... [openwrt.org] blah blah blah!

Now if this reads like a bedtime story to you, fantastic! To me it looks like the output of a random character generator. I'll be waiting for dd-wrt.
Last edited by MadPup January 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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#78
damn i already got that rosewill a few weeks ago for 15. should i just keep using it or get this? like is it worth it? cuz im just using it as a repeater bridge
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#79
so OpenWRT or DD-WRT ?
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Quote from MadPup View Post :
Whatever! I assume you have a PhD in router firmware upgrades. Let's look at the instructions...

Installation

1. obtain.firmware Download a pre-compiled release image Attitude Adjustment 12.09 RC1 or trunk image Barrier Breaker, look for openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4300-v1-squashfs-factory.bin. The precompiled images does not activate the wireless feature by default (you will have to use ethernet for the initial configuration), and does not include the web interface LuCI.

2. generic.flashing Now write this firmware-file onto the flash-chip of your device
• To use wifi, you need to activate wifi in the configuration, see wireless configuration.
• The web interface LuCI can be installed and started via…

opkg update
opkg install luci
/etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
/etc/init.d/uhttpd start

An alternate SSL enabled version of LuCI is also available (opkg install luci-ssl).
• You can always build your own image based on Attitude Adjustment/ trunk. Choose Atheros AR71xx/AT7240/AR913x platform and use the "TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 board support" profile.

...and the rest... [openwrt.org] blah blah blah!

Now if this reads like a bedtime story to you, fantastic! To me it looks like the output of a random character generator. I'll be waiting for dd-wrt.
Best Buy has a service called Geek Squad that may able to help you. Here is their contact number: 1-800-GeekSquad
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#81
Quote from iflabs View Post :
Best Buy has a service called Geek Squad that may able to help you. Here is their contact number: 1-800-GeekSquad

Ha ha , that would be the day, ask geeksquad to flash your router. Has any one ever tried asking them to jailbreak an iPhone?
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#82
I just upgraded from an OLD router to a wdr4300 and, while I don't use any fancy features, the signal seems to be stable and definitely is doing me well.

I don't do intense stuff like gaming though, but I did stream a couple netflix movies and only had 2 buffers that were quick.
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#83
So how much was it on Thanksgiving/BF? Is this the same deal but with bigger rebate? Thx.
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#84
this is the same deal but with a smaller rebate. last time it was $30 rebate. The final price is the same on both deals. So you're spending less out of pocket this time.,,
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Quote from MadPup View Post :
...and the rest... [openwrt.org] blah blah blah!
Actually, if you're flashing RC1 it would look more like:

- Download RC1
- Flash RC1 the same way you would upgrade the TPLink firmware.
- Setup the WiFi.

It does include the GUI.
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#86
Repped and thx for the info. People are pretty helpful here.

Quote from samwathegreat View Post :
this is the same deal but with a smaller rebate. last time it was $30 rebate. The final price is the same on both deals. So you're spending less out of pocket this time.,,
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Quote from pokymon View Post :
TP-LINK customer support sucks. I had Airlink Print Server and never had problems in printing (parallel printer) until it died. I bought TP-LINK (TL-PS110P) print server, spent 3 hours yesterday with the right setting and no success. Called tech support - a lady couldn't figure out how to fix and asked my email address. Got an email but with minimal info.
IDK how long ago this happened (years ago?), but when my TPLINK TL-WN822N stopped worked on me after 30 days (this was 5-6 months ago), wouldn't work on any other computer, I immediately contacted them with the issue and they replaced the item immediately within 3 days I received the new item and have yet to have any other problems, so not sure what happened in your case.

I actually talked to the guy for a little while and he was very nice, and knew what he was talking about. I also was given an awesome metal pen "gift" for my troubles. One bad experience should never be used to judge a whole company. Things happen and sometimes you get bad CS agents.

I might "accidently" break my current router to justify buying this to my wife...Big Grin
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#88
wireless n routers are gonna be getting a lot cheaper real soon cuz of more widespread wireless ac adoption
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#89
I bought a Belkin model N750 from Costco recently. Is it worth returning the Belkin router to Costco and buy this TP-Link router instead?
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#90
perfect for gamers who would be able to work their way and flash openwrt onto this.

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I feel that Tomato is the more user friendly especially with the interface since DD-WRT seems a little clunky.
Gargoyle is my Firmware of Choice based of OpenWRT it has graphics for bandwidth monitoring, quotas, etc.
I was under the impression OpenWRT isn't as fleshed out as DD-WRT. Further, I thought the lack of official support for many routers left it to tinkerers to figure out and configure things to a working order for many routers? Whereas with DD-WRT they have many official firware releases you can just download and install and off you go. Feel free to enlighten me otherwise. I like to tinker, but I want to make sure more than anything I have a stable powerful network that meets my needs listed in the OP.
Not true as far as I'm aware.


Used dd-wrt micro on my wrt54g2, google that for that little baby's picture.
Going from there to this GUI has been actually no different. i like both equally. i don't use gargoyle, use luci.

*Main reason you'd want OpenWRT is bufferbloat problem is resolved. Lag. Full blast torrent or uploading or downloading but still very little jitter and latency increases for the rest of users.

https://gist.github.com/4129668
This is the post of peted20 from slickdeals who spent like at least 45 minutes of time typing out posts, not that one included, to me helping me understand it and then helping me set it up. Smilie


http://www.overclock.net/content/typ...00/height/1000
http://www.overclock.net/content/typ...00/height/1000

I've hashed this over multiple times sharing my sharing of my findings here [overclock.net]
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