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Best alternate firmware for TP-Link WDR3600?

RUsum1 9,544 1,696 December 15, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Just opened my new router but haven't connected it yet. Wondering what the best flash would be to use for this. I have been using a basic (I think) DD-WRT for a while now on a Netgear router. I've never had a router with USB ports so I don't know if there is a better option to help with those functions. I also don't think my older router had simultaneous dual band frequencies so I don't really know the benefit of that yet.

Thanks for any help

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I have the WDR4300 (big brother of your router) and running dd-wrt, works great!
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Your only options are DD-WRT or OpenWRT. DD-WRT is easier to use so you should probably stick with that.
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If you want the best from a technical perspective then OpenWRT wins due to CODEL. If you want the easiest, then DDWRT wins. Gargoyle, which is just a GUI front end for OpenWRT might be a happy medium.

From personal experience I've been running OpenWRT w/ LuCi for over a year and it runs great. Downside is that I still can't get OpenVPN working on it, although I haven't really dedicate a whole lot of time to it. Upside is that there are tons of packages and if you are comfortable around a CLI then you'll be in heaven.
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So DD-WRT will run a printer and/or external hard drive from the router no problem? Is there a specific version to use? I typed "wdr3600" here [dd-wrt.com] and seem to only have one option
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TP-Link has good stock firmware... no need to change it.

Its not Linksys
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