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TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 N750 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports EXPIRED

DealFinder70 108 February 5, 2013 at 02:09 PM in Mail In Rebate (7) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 02-07-2013 at 10:03 AM View Original Post
Amazon has TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 N750 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports for $81.78 - $30 rebate = $51.78 with free shipping. Thanks DealFinder70

Note, the product is shipping in 3-5 weeks and last day to postmark the rebate is 3/11, so keep an eye on the deadlines.

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Edited February 5, 2013 at 02:18 PM by DealFinder70
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...er=&sr=8-2

Rebate Link:

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/im...69173_.pdf

Features

Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 450Mbps connections for a totalof 750Mbps available bandwidth

2*USB 2.0 ports, convenient for users to share files through hard drive or FTP server

Built-in media server allows users to share music, video and photos with Windows Media Player, PS3 or X-BOX 360

The device’s built-in print server supports wireless printing from different computers by connecting a USB printer to the router

Full gigabit ports ensure ultimate transfer speeds

Achieves blazing WAN to LAN throughput of over 800Mbps with hardware NAT

Simple wireless security encryption at a push of the WPS button

WDS wireless bridge provides seamless bridging to expand the wireless network

IP-based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC

Live Parental Controls allow parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for children or staff

External detachable antennas allow for better alignment and stronger antenna upgrades

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#16
Wish I picked this up during BF when it was 40 bucks...
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#17
Quote from DaSoul View Post :
Does anyone know the following?

If I buy this from a third party on Amazon to avoid paying the tax would I still qualify for the rebate?

Sometimes they have already appropriated the rebate themselves. I remember seeing this once when looking for graphics cards.

read the box/ packaging description
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Quote from Tnyc View Post :
AC gigabit wireless standard is just around the corner. I would wait if possible.
Been around the corner for a while ....you also need new adapters to support upcoming AC standard.

Plus most cable/dsl < anyhow mine is about 30-33 Mbps even with DOCIS 3.0 so there is your choke point.

This is a good deal seems custom firmware makes it rock solid dual-band Gateway.
Also has a Gigabit switch a definite must for XBOX. Looks decent too.

Pretty good deal for a solid dual-band router for right at $50-ish (That's a good bang for buck)

Its not Black Friday but close "In the ballpark pricing"..I bit saved me a lot over my next choices.
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#19
It's a very good router.

For anyone interested, I'd suggest to use the OpenWrt based Gargoyle firmware, instead of the plain OpenWrt firmware.
It has all the features one could expect and it's much much easier than OpenWrt to get everything working.

Go to gargoyle-router.com, click download, and search for gargoyle_1.5.9-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4300-v1-squashfs-factory.bin to flash the device.

Using plain OpenWrt will require installing many additional pkgs and writing your own scripts. After that you better save them on your own desktop cause they will be gone next time the device is flashed or powered off for long assuming some of your scripts are saved at /tmp which is a virtual memory drive.
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Quote from tiyantiyan View Post :
It's a very good router.

For anyone interested, I'd suggest to use the OpenWrt based Gargoyle firmware, instead of the plain OpenWrt firmware.
It has all the features one could expect and it's much much easier than OpenWrt to get everything working.

Go to gargoyle-router.com, click download, and search for gargoyle_1.5.9-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4300-v1-squashfs-factory.bin to flash the device.

Using plain OpenWrt will require installing many additional pkgs and writing your own scripts. After that you better save them on your own desktop cause they will be gone next time the device is flashed or powered off for long assuming some of your scripts are saved at /tmp which is a virtual memory drive.

Any other concerns with Gargoyle or is it simply "flash and forget"?

Also...

Is the stock firmware any good?
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#21
FWIW, I bought the N600 on the last slickdeal and I've actually kept the stock firmware. Printer and scanner sharing works flawlessly (so far). Network connectivity has been fine, although I'm not doing the P2P stuff that typically stresses the router. As a media server, it's slow as dirt, and since the hardware is roughly the same on the N750 I don't imagine it's much better. Think ~8-10MB/s range. Good enough to stream a movie, not good enough to regularly back up your 2TB hard drive.

I flashed DD-WRT on it briefly, and routing was fine, but getting printer/scanner sharing going on the prerelease DD-WRT releases you need to get support for this router seemed less than ideal. Haven't tried OpenWRT yet.
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Quote from Tnyc View Post :
AC gigabit wireless standard is just around the corner. I would wait if possible.
Around the corner = end of 2013. That's quite a large corner laugh out loud
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#23
The current gargoyle release is super stable on this router

Only thing I run into is, if you have many tcp connections (e.g., 5+ devices and some requires 500+ connections), you can edit in the Firewall/connection page to increase the max connections (e.g., set it to 8192).

This is actually why the stock firmware is not stable in some cases. The stock firmware doesn't allow you to change this param.


Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
Any other concerns with Gargoyle or is it simply "flash and forget"?

Also...

Is the stock firmware any good?
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#24
Quote from index View Post :
Around the corner = end of 2013. That's quite a large corner laugh out loud
From what i read..it's being ratified this month and the equipment will be slowly rolling out for the consumers first then enterprise later on at the end of the year. Either way, I want something with much longer range, can stand interference from home phones and microwaves, and future proof. The speed...well its nice to have but even FiOS at its best cannot approach anywhere close to Gigabit.
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Quote from tiyantiyan View Post :
It's a very good router.

For anyone interested, I'd suggest to use the OpenWrt based Gargoyle firmware, instead of the plain OpenWrt firmware.
It has all the features one could expect and it's much much easier than OpenWrt to get everything working.

Go to gargoyle-router.com, click download, and search for gargoyle_1.5.9-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4300-v1-squashfs-factory.bin to flash the device.

Using plain OpenWrt will require installing many additional pkgs and writing your own scripts. After that you better save them on your own desktop cause they will be gone next time the device is flashed or powered off for long assuming some of your scripts are saved at /tmp which is a virtual memory drive.
Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at the openwrt for my N750 and I'll probably give this a try. Do you know if you can set this up in repeater mode using the Gargoyle firmware?
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#26
looks pretty boss.

how does this compare to the Cisco Linksys EA3500 that's also on sale?
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#27
Openwrt firmware. Mine has been rock steady since it was flashed (47 days ago), even under load.

Oddly enough, I just received my rebate today from the black friday deal.
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Rebate Requests must be postmarked by March 11, 2013
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Quote from quotidian View Post :
FWIW, I bought the N600 on the last slickdeal and I've actually kept the stock firmware. Printer and scanner sharing works flawlessly (so far). Network connectivity has been fine, although I'm not doing the P2P stuff that typically stresses the router. As a media server, it's slow as dirt, and since the hardware is roughly the same on the N750 I don't imagine it's much better. Think ~8-10MB/s range. Good enough to stream a movie, not good enough to regularly back up your 2TB hard drive.

I flashed DD-WRT on it briefly, and routing was fine, but getting printer/scanner sharing going on the prerelease DD-WRT releases you need to get support for this router seemed less than ideal. Haven't tried OpenWRT yet.

Try OpenWRT not the gargoyle version cause it's limiting in features. Luci is good and a few others. I have 3 routers running in repeater bridge , I've tried DD-WRT and It runs a lot slower on wireless and not as stable as OpenWRT, and I don't like gargoyle's interface and features.
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#30
I've brought this on BF sale at newegg, installed Gargoyle and it works great. You get all the bells and whistles of the high end router, 3x150mbps at 5ghz and 2x 2x150mbps at 2.4ghz, 2 usb ports for usb drives and printers, and gigabit ports. The signal strength is very good compared to other rouiters.

One big con about this router is that it only 8mb of flash, only enough room to install the router OS. I wish I know of a way to install something like transmission for bittorrent or a .nzb client.
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