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Promoted 12-01-2014 by iconian at 01:59 PM View Original Post
Newegg has Netgear AC1450 Dual Band Gigabit Smart DD-WRT Router (Refurbished) for $60 + free shipping. Thanks Citizen_3141592

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Edited January 27, 2015 at 08:50 PM by Citizen_3141592
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  • Two (2) USB ports--one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

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Edit, price drop:
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Price dropped to $59.99.

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/

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

How to revert from AC1750-R6300v2 back to an AC1450:

Same as above convert instructions except download the AC1450 firmware:
- http://support.netgear.com/product/ac1450

And in the burnboardid step:
- burnboardid U12H240T99_NETGEAR
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Last Edited by widgit December 1, 2014 at 01:24 PM
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Price dropped to $59.99.
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#4
Best router I've ever owned after re-flash. Incredible speeds, rock solid.
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#5
This is a great price for those who missed out on the R7000 deal at Walmart a few days ago!
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Best router I've ever owned after re-flash. Incredible speeds, rock solid.
It has no external antennas - hows the range on 2.4ghz? - all my devices use that.
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I bought it today after research for so longggg Smilie
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Best router I've ever owned after re-flash. Incredible speeds, rock solid.
Did you go for stock v2 firmware or DD-WRT? I'm still undecided.
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I went with the stock R6300 firmware. I like DD-WRT for features, but for reliability I prefer stock most times.

The 2.4Ghz range is very good. I have a pretty big 2 story house and get excellent reception throughout. The 5Ghz range is exceptionally good. It's very close to the 2.4Ghz, which is rare.

Amazing considering it doesn't have external antennas.

I get 30-35MBs to my NAS off a Belkin AC1900 adapter on my PC. That's through a floor and about 35 ft away.
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Quote from lattiboy View Post :
I went with the stock R6300 firmware. I like DD-WRT for features, but for reliability I prefer stock most times.

The 2.4Ghz range is very good. I have a pretty big 2 story house and get excellent reception throughout. The 5Ghz range is exceptionally good. It's very close to the 2.4Ghz, which is rare.

Amazing considering it doesn't have external antennas.

I get 30-35MBs to my NAS off a Belkin AC1900 adapter on my PC. That's through a floor and about 35 ft away.
I echo these sentiments. 2.4 is very good. 5ghz seems to go just as far as the 2.4. The USB drive functionality works great but doesn't like multiple file operations at the same time. Great value on this router. Nothing else in the $60 range comes close.
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#12
Great deal for $60. Too bad no ShopRunner Frown
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#14
This is a really good alternative for R7000 and comes with the dual band and DLNA if I am not mistaking. For all those who are on 2.4Ghz this is a much affordable choice. It all depends on your need at the end. Waste of money if you get AC1900, AC2350 or ASC3200 if you can use the full potential of any router. Pretty much the AC number is a marketting ploy in my opinion.

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Quote from lattiboy View Post :
I went with the stock R6300 firmware. I like DD-WRT for features, but for reliability I prefer stock most times.

The 2.4Ghz range is very good. I have a pretty big 2 story house and get excellent reception throughout. The 5Ghz range is exceptionally good. It's very close to the 2.4Ghz, which is rare.

Amazing considering it doesn't have external antennas.

I get 30-35MBs to my NAS off a Belkin AC1900 adapter on my PC. That's through a floor and about 35 ft away.
I was hesitate to get the WNR3500L back in a days due to no external antenna (and can be added with kit or bit soldering skill anyway.) but it performed so well it never bothered me.
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