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tp-link wdr4300 versus netgear wndr4300

jonsmith74 1,867 85 May 19, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Have PC, two samsung s3's, one blu-ray connected via wireless.

DirecTv, hdtv, and blu-ray hardwired.

Streaming some netflix, though not often. Some Vudu, pandora.

Comcast is isp and I have a moto 6141 modem.

Key is reach to a detached garage about 75 feet away.

Which would be the better choice?

Or would the TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 be a better choice?

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Whatever's cheapest. There's no good way to know how the range of a set of routers will compare in a random environment. You probably don't have any 450Mbps clients so that feature would be a waste.

Why are you only considering these models?
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you might want to try powerline adapters
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Quote from komondor View Post :
you might want to try powerline adapters
Powerline adapters have to be on the same panel to work. I am wondering if the shed has a sub panel.
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My understanding was the same meter a sub panel has a break on the main or is fed from it.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=74683
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I guess your answer was just posted to the FP:
TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports $44.99 after Rebate + Free Shipping at Newegg

Or powerline, which would probably work better as long as it works.
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Quote from dhc014 View Post :
Whatever's cheapest. There's no good way to know how the range of a set of routers will compare in a random environment. You probably don't have any 450Mbps clients so that feature would be a waste.

Why are you only considering these models?
Decent deal on the netgear at local staples. Saw the similar model numbers and thought they might be same product branded differently.

Netgear and TP link seem to be well regarded on the forums here. The Netgear I have, the 4300 seems to reaching garage well... But it was $99. Thinking I might grow into it but don't know enough about it.

Newegg has a restocking fee for a return which sucks. Never had a TP link though...
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