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Promoted 05-20-2013 at 06:11 PM View Original Post
Newegg has TP-LINK N600 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports (TL-WDR3600) for $65 - $20 rebate = $45. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

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#31
Newegg has the WDR3600 Dual Band Router for $45 (after mail in rebate).
+ tax for orders shipping to California, New Jersey and Tennessee.

If this is a manufacturer run rebate, you may be able to get an even better price using B&H Photo; but I didn't see an available rebate.

TP-Link WDR3600 [newegg.com]

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Expires on May 23, 2013

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Price comparison:
B&H Photo: $59 [bhphotovideo.com]
Amazon: $65 [amazon.com]
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Wonder if I should get this and replace my Asus RT-N16. Very reliable with TomatoUSB but the range is HORRIBLE! I want to be able to use this to get better bandwidth media performance to my Sony HX929 HDTV
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you guys think this is better than the ea4500?
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Wonder if I should get this and replace my Asus RT-N16. Very reliable with TomatoUSB but the range is HORRIBLE! I want to be able to use this to get better bandwidth media performance to my Sony HX929 HDTV
My Asus RT-N16 has horrible range as well. Running Tomato too. I have an attached G Access Point that has amazing range but it is a hassle for obvious reasons.

I used to have the time and inclination to tweak every setting and component property but now I'm just looking for something that simply WORKS.
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Quote from Guttersnipe View Post :
My Asus RT-N16 has horrible range as well. Running Tomato too. I have an attached G Access Point that has amazing range but it is a hassle for obvious reasons.

I used to have the time and inclination to tweak every setting and component property but now I'm just looking for something that simply WORKS.
I'm in the same boat with you guys. My RT-N16 has been working great and while the TP-Link looks tempting, I keep reading about having weird issues such as the wired connections dropping if there a mix of 100 Mb and 1Gb connections or if there are multiple wireless connections.
The firmware seems to be evolving but it still feels like early days - they fix some issues but they break others.
OpenWRT is nice but it's nowhere as easy as Tomato which unfortunately is Broadcom based...

I would go for another asus (they never failed on me... yet) but they're way too expensive (however if you compare the hardware it's kinda of justified). Hopefully once more AC routers appear (TP-Link included), the prices will go down for everyone.
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I'm in the same boat with you guys. My RT-N16 has been working great and while the TP-Link looks tempting, I keep reading about having weird issues such as the wired connections dropping if there a mix of 100 Mb and 1Gb connections or if there are multiple wireless connections.
The firmware seems to be evolving but it still feels like early days - they fix some issues but they break others.
OpenWRT is nice but it's nowhere as easy as Tomato which unfortunately is Broadcom based...

I would go for another asus (they never failed on me... yet) but they're way too expensive (however if you compare the hardware it's kinda of justified). Hopefully once more AC routers appear (TP-Link included), the prices will go down for everyone.
I've read once people installed ddwrt on it, there were no issues with the router. No need to spend a lot on an asus if this router will just do the same with a simple 3rd party firmware
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#38
Never had range issues on my RT-N16, but in general the 2.4 GHz band will give more range than the 5 GHz band. On the flip side, 2.4 GHz tends to be more crowded with other devices and networks, so 5 GHz will typically give better performance as long as you are in range. Higher gain antennas will always help and sometimes increasing the transmit power will as well (although sometimes it will increase the amount of noise, which could hurt your signal quality).

As an aside - DD-WRT was really designed for Broadcom routers and later adapted for use with Atheros ones (like this one). Although it works OK, it carries over a lot of legacy stuff from the Broadcom side and really has become pretty bloated in general. I highly recommend using OpenWrt or Gargoyle (which is based on OpenWrt but is easier to use) as the most reliable firmware for Atheros hardware.
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How is it compare with Netgear WNDR3700? I've been using WNDR3700 for years without any issue. I'm thinking of purchase this as a backup.
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Quote from bail_w View Post :
Seems like you made a mistake there. You could have spend 50 dollars more for the Asus RT-N66u
At $99 for the netgear I was already $45 to $50 over budget.

So not a mistake. I ain't spending $150 for residential use like mine.
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Quote from jonsmith74 View Post :
At $99 for the netgear I was already $45 to $50 over budget.

So not a mistake. I ain't spending $150 for residential use like mine.
If thats the case, you should've not overspend in the first place.
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Quote from Hiryuu View Post :
Great price, loving my WDR4300. Latest stock firmware was not bad at all, but I did upgrade to OpenWRT and it's been very stable - no reboots necessary for the last two months.
The router recognizes the external USB HDD I plugged into it but I can;t see it on my PC. Any ideas?
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Quote from arram View Post :
I've read once people installed ddwrt on it, there were no issues with the router. No need to spend a lot on an asus if this router will just do the same with a simple 3rd party firmware
I've heard mix reports myself including from people that have installed OpenWRT on it - I'm unclear whether it's a hardware bug or not...
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Quote from hahahaha View Post :
How is it compare with Netgear WNDR3700? I've been using WNDR3700 for years without any issue. I'm thinking of purchase this as a backup.
Just curious, did you use DD-WRT or stock firmware? I might have a lemon but when I loaded DD-WRT on it, both 2.4 and 5 range were horrible. I just revert back to stock yesterday and it seems to be doing much better for 2.4. I can't even see 5Ghz if I go one floor up/down.
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Quote from kwaigonegin View Post :
The router recognizes the external USB HDD I plugged into it but I can;t see it on my PC. Any ideas?
For OpenWRT?

You need to login to router and install SAMBA software. Go to System -> Software -> luci app samba

Install and go to services to what you want to name the share and what workgroup you want it on.

Go to win PC and look under for it under your network.
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