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

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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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#46
Quote from edcxz View Post :
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...
This hardware is used in a lot of routers, so I doubt that's it. More likely user error.

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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.
DD-WRT allows transmit power control - maybe that was set differently? I believe stock firmware defaults to "high" whereas DD-WRT lists it in dBm (not sure about the default), so it may not be entirely obvious what the equivalent setting is.

I'll also mention again that DD-WRT really works better with Broadcom hardware and this router is Atheros. I highly recommend OpenWrt or Gargoyle over DD-WRT here. OpenWrt is a much more organized and "clean" project anyway.
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Atheros AR9344 based system actually is not good for dd-wrt.
if you intend to load dd-wrt, it is best to use BroadCom based SoC
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#48
Can some kind soul point to instructions on how to download OpenWRT/Gargoyle Smilie
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#49
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Can some kind soul point to instructions on how to download OpenWRT/Gargoyle Smilie
The wiki on the first page points to an older wiki with instructions. Go for Gargoyle if you want an easier to use setup. (Don't want to sound like a jerk, but if you need instructions, you probably want Gargoyle).
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Quote from Legolas View Post :
Can some kind soul point to instructions on how to download OpenWRT/Gargoyle Smilie
The wiki for every single thread on the WDR3600/4300 has the instructions or a link to the instructions.
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Quote from drawz View Post :
The wiki on the first page points to an older wiki with instructions. Go for Gargoyle if you want an easier to use setup. (Don't want to sound like a jerk, but if you need instructions, you probably want Gargoyle).
Quote from brbubba View Post :
The wiki for every single thread on the WDR3600/4300 has the instructions or a link to the instructions.
Thanks drawz and brbubba for the pointers. I din't follow the link to the older thread/wiKi and the newer one pointed only to orignial FW.

Is OpenWRT better (more control) than Gargoyle? I am pretty comfortable w/ Linux, and have been running SheevaPlug, Zyxel NSA w/ TFP, etc.

Appreciate both your help, will read the original Wiki
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Thanks drawz and brbubba for the pointers. I din't follow the link to the older thread/wiKi and the newer one pointed only to orignial FW.

Is OpenWRT better (more control) than Gargoyle? I am pretty comfortable w/ Linux, and have been running SheevaPlug, Zyxel NSA w/ TFP, etc.

Appreciate both your help, will read the original Wiki
If you're comfortable with linux as you described, you'd be fine with OpenWrt. Personally, I'd give Gargoyle a try first and see if it does what you want. If there is something specific you want to do that requires OpenWrt, you can always switch. Gargoyle is still OpenWrt under the hood, so you can modify just about anything through the command line.
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#53
Quote from cgigate View Post :
Atheros AR9344 based system actually is not good for dd-wrt.
if you intend to load dd-wrt, it is best to use BroadCom based SoC
Totally agree.
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Quote from drawz View Post :
If you're comfortable with linux as you described, you'd be fine with OpenWrt. Personally, I'd give Gargoyle a try first and see if it does what you want. If there is something specific you want to do that requires OpenWrt, you can always switch. Gargoyle is still OpenWrt under the hood, so you can modify just about anything through the command line.
Iagree

If you can get around the CLI on linux then there's absolutey zero reason not to go with OpenWRT. Gargoyle has some extra services bundled in, but the interface is kind of lacking for my tastes.
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Quote from Legolas View Post :
Thanks drawz and brbubba for the pointers. I din't follow the link to the older thread/wiKi and the newer one pointed only to orignial FW.

Is OpenWRT better (more control) than Gargoyle? I am pretty comfortable w/ Linux, and have been running SheevaPlug, Zyxel NSA w/ TFP, etc.

Appreciate both your help, will read the original Wiki
http://downloads.openwrt.org/atti...actory.bin

That's the latest WDR3600 link. You can upgrade to that directly from the stock firmware upgrade page. All the fancy instructions using telnet etc may not be necessary. Most users report that the Luci interface is already up once you have the latest 12.09 interface installed. You have to use ethernet as WiFi is disabled after initial flash.
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Rebate was denied to me by Newegg on last deal. They claimed the postmark was past the rebate date. I know some people got theirs but I didnt and I am out $20. Copies of all the paperwork and pretty sure they are wrong even though it was sent close to the deadline but no way for me to prove a postmark. Also they waited over two months to deny me. Pain in the... oh well, my advice is send it in really early
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#57
Thankyou10 code not working for me. Dang...

This router is over my $20 budget, but if the code worked I was really considering biting
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#58
Too bad no Tomato otherwise would get it.
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#59
Router is awesome. Using it in the Caribbean right now Smilie.

Edit: Actually using the step up model. But if it's any indication, this router should be awesome as well.
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#60
Good router for the sale price.
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