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Promoted 10-20-2014 by longmanj9 at 05:13 PM View Original Post
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Last Edited by Beradon October 24, 2014 at 05:45 AM
NOTICE: If you want to install DD-WRT, do not change the board ID to AC1750-r6300v2; just install DD-WRT. Only change the board id if you plan on using stock firmware.

Here is Kong's new download link:
http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt-ren/K3-AC-Arm/

Kong is still in the game. Go to the DD-WRT forum and read the "You've been pranked" Thread. [dd-wrt.com]

How to install DD-WRT on AC1450:

Before you begin: DO NOT change your board id to the AC1750. It should still work with DD-WRT, but has been reported to be slow. If you already changed it, it is possible to change it back.
  1. Do a reset on the router following following the instructions here [netgear.com].
  2. Flash the router with the initial DD-WRT build made specifically for the AC1450 by Kong: dd-wrt.K3_AC1450.chk [desipro.de]
  3. Do a factory reset again.
  4. Flash the router with your choice of generic K3-AC-ARM builds by Kong. You should be able to use which ever firmware you find the most stable. Find these firmwares here: K3-AC-ARM [desipro.de]
  5. Do a reset one last time and you should be good. Please share which firmware versions worked the best for you:

If you need more help, check out the DD-WRT forum thread here [dd-wrt.com].

How to convert AC1450 to an AC1750-R6300v2:

http://advancedhomeserver.com/upg...0-r6300v2/

Cliffnotes:
  1. Download telnetenable.exe from here:
    - http://www.myopenrouter.com/downl...e-Utility/
  2. Download and Unzip the latest 6300v2 firmware from here (remember where you unzip it to, you'll need it later)
    - http://support.netgear.com/product/r6300v2
  3. Connect your machine to your Router directly with no other routers or wireless connections (to prevent damaging other network devices)
  4. From an Elevated command prompt (IE: run as administrator) go to the folder where you put the telnetenable utility and put in this:
    - telnetEnable.exe 192.168.1.1 YOURMACADDRESSINALLCAPS Gearguy Geardog
  5. Telnet to the router:
    - from a command prompt type: telnet 192.168.1.1
    - (Windows needs the Telnet client added through Programs and Features, or use putty)
  6. Run this command
    - burnboardid U12H240T00_NETGEAR
  7. Reboot the router
  8. Navigate to the Firmware Update page on your router and update with the .chk file from the zip above
  9. Let your router reboot and notice that you now have a 6300v2

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Surprised there is so little interest so far. This is one of the best values in routers, especially if you are willing to flash it to an alternative firmware.
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Agreed, but this deal has been available for weeks now. The people who wanted one already bought it.

I'm quite happy with mine. It's so much better than my Linksys EA6200 (a previous slickdeal) it's not even funny.
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I wonder why there have been so many such router refurbished? Does it have any quality issues? Is it actually reliable?
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Any idea if this is much better than the Linksys E3200 [amazon.com]? My router is working fine, but I never get anywhere near the speed I supposedly should be able to get (supposed to get 100 mbps, and it's more like 20-something for wifi).
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I have this router + dd-wrt firmware and it works great on 802.11ac.
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Can anyone with a lot of wi-fi devices comment if this router can handle around 20 devices at the same time?
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Quote from sd234 View Post :
I wonder why there have been so many such router refurbished? Does it have any quality issues? Is it actually reliable?
some are probably Costco returns due to buggy original firmware
(not the most techy audience)
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Quote from sd234 View Post :
I wonder why there have been so many such router refurbished? Does it have any quality issues? Is it actually reliable?
The one I got from NewEgg a few deals back looked brand new. Not a mark, scuff or even any of the protective plastic removed (I guess it could have been reapplied, but it seriously looks new in box). I suspect these are ones that Costco returned to them having never been sold. I doubt they did anything to refurb them.


To anyone looking for a well priced router with excellent 5ghz range and speed (good with AC clients too but, I only have one, so not prepared to offer an opinion). Get this router flash it to DD-wrt and enjoy. You have now converted the AC1450 into its better and pricier big brother 6300v2 and are running some awesome and stable firmware.

No experience with stock firmware. Most of the complaints people have are over netgear firmware. DD-wrt not only converts this to 6300v2 but is rock solid.
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Just got mine (I had ordered the morning I saw this deal on newegg) and would just like to chime in that it came in a brown 'netgear' box but looks brand new save for the blacked out serial number on the bottom. protective film still attached. Will flash DD-WRT and try it out tonight.
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So now I just have to tell the wife this is something that is not a router.
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Quote from pippypoppy View Post :
Any idea if this is much better than the Linksys E3200 [amazon.com]? My router is working fine, but I never get anywhere near the speed I supposedly should be able to get (supposed to get 100 mbps, and it's more like 20-something for wifi).
It's might be your wifi adapter on your laptop. If you standing next to the router and not getting the speed, then it's your adapter.
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Quote from BBJones View Post :
The one I got from NewEgg a few deals back looked brand new. Not a mark, scuff or even any of the protective plastic removed (I guess it could have been reapplied, but it seriously looks new in box). I suspect these are ones that Costco returned to them having never been sold. I doubt they did anything to refurb them.


To anyone looking for a well priced router with excellent 5ghz range and speed (good with AC clients too but, I only have one, so not prepared to offer an opinion). Get this router flash it to DD-wrt and enjoy. You have now converted the AC1450 into its better and pricier big brother 6300v2 and are running some awesome and stable firmware.

No experience with stock firmware. Most of the complaints people have are over netgear firmware. DD-wrt not only converts this to 6300v2 but is rock solid.
Thanks for sharing your experience! It's very helpful for me.
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