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nrq007 06-02-2013 03:08 AM

WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router $59.99 + FS @ STAPLES
 
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WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router $59.99 + FS @ STAPLES

Item: 937135 Model: WDBWVK000NSL
Exclusive FasTrack™ Plus – FasTrack Plus technology delivers smooth accelerated HD streaming for the...
Up to 450 + 450 Mbps wireless speeds1 – With combined dual-band speeds up to 900 Mbps on the 2.4 and...
Simultaneous dual band – Double your bandwidth with 2.4 and 5 GHz bands working simultaneously to increase...

LINK [staples.com]

yuugotserved 06-02-2013 03:08 AM

Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports $50 + Free Shipping
 
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Update: Price is now $49.99 with coupon code 74145. Thanks sharper3 [Discuss]

Staples has Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Simultaneous Dual-Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports (WDBWVK000NSL) for $59.99. Shipping is free. Thanks nrq007

Price Research: Our research indicates that Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Simultaneous Dual-Band Gigabit Router w/ 2x USB Ports is $39 lower (44% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $89 to $167. - yuugotserved

yuugotserved 06-02-2013 03:08 AM

Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router w/ 2x USB Ports $60 + Free Shipping
 
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Staples has Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Simultaneous Dual-Band Router w/ 2x USB Ports (WDBWVK000NSL) for $59.99. Shipping is free. Thanks nrq007

Price Research: Our research indicates that Western Digital WD My Net N900 HD Simultaneous Dual-Band Router w/ 2x USB Ports is $29 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $89 to $167. - yuugotserved

wikipost 06-02-2013 03:08 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
No DD-WRT support.

You can also try to place a Kiosk order at any Staples store and then use Office Max 20% Coupon. I placed the order in Santa Clara, CA and total came as $47.99 plus CA Tax.

OM Coupon [crossmediaservices.com]

gabe23111 06-02-2013 04:55 AM

Nice find OP.

Was FP @ $90 in the beginning of May

drgnasdt 06-02-2013 05:08 AM

wow, so many price drops on this one recently (and lots of mixed reviews)... glad I didn't bite on the other deal at Tiger (http://slickdeals.net/f/6059274-WD-My-Net-N900-HD-Dual-Band-Router-79-99).

thanks OP, in for one! need to replace my ancient linksys wrt54gl

notaxstate 06-02-2013 05:09 AM

Umm not bad at this price, but I'd pick TP-Link 4300 for this price considering 3rd party firmware support for stable functioning of router.

Maybe FP worthy.

billcsho 06-02-2013 05:36 AM

Too bad that it is not available in store that I can stack with the OM 20% off paperbag coupon.

jynx26b 06-02-2013 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nrq007 (Post 59820432)
WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router $59.99 + FS @ STAPLES

Item: 937135 Model: WDBWVK000NSL
Exclusive FasTrack™ Plus – FasTrack Plus technology delivers smooth accelerated HD streaming for the...
Up to 450 + 450 Mbps wireless speeds1 – With combined dual-band speeds up to 900 Mbps on the 2.4 and...
Simultaneous dual band – Double your bandwidth with 2.4 and 5 GHz bands working simultaneously to increase...

LINK ["http]

Are there any Staples coupons out there to get the price down further. I see that all the ejunkie ones are a thing of the past.

Joex 06-02-2013 07:22 AM

just use a $30 off $60

jynx26b 06-02-2013 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joex (Post 59822194)
just use a $30 off $60

You got one or know where to get one? PM me the details. Thanks!!

dowork 06-02-2013 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joex (Post 59822194)
just use a $30 off $60

Can you post the coupon?

cabygreen 06-02-2013 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joex (Post 59822194)
just use a $30 off $60

Please pm the deal,thanks!!!

xcub 06-02-2013 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joex (Post 59822194)
just use a $30 off $60

Please share the coupon - PM pleasssssssssssssssssssssse! :)

GUNDEALER 06-02-2013 08:05 AM

7 Gigabit Ethernet ports.......Nice

bored08 06-02-2013 08:10 AM

reviews on newegg blast this unit. I admit spec wise it is impressive, but if it is going to die or have problems not worth it

MecroU 06-02-2013 08:20 AM

Great price for this, thanks.

KarateB0b 06-02-2013 08:20 AM

two usb2.0 ports, for those wondering

dad2006 06-02-2013 08:28 AM

Can this stream video (MKV, ISO,AVI etc) from my NAS?

fakename111111 06-02-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarateB0b (Post 59822954)
two usb2.0 ports, for those wondering

My mom won one of these yesterday and gave it to me. :D One of the usb ports is blue suggesting that it's 3.0, but the packaging doesn't mention this.

It's a nice step up from my old g router. Immediately tripled speeds, and I can pick up the 5ghz signal at the opposite end of my spacious apartment.

Set up was incredibly simple.

mutha_scratcha 06-02-2013 08:34 AM

I got one last month, It was pretty DOA.
It worked for about 3 hours.
What a turd. I was really hoping to get to have all those gigaports to use around the house.
oh well. Went back to linksys at my house.

phazein 06-02-2013 08:39 AM

I don't need one. Why am I tempted to buy one?

danny31004 06-02-2013 08:43 AM

no codes to sweeten the deal?
only found a 25 off 75 in my email...

ppilot 06-02-2013 08:43 AM

Bought one of these for my girlfriend about three months ago for her house which is around 1900 sq ft. Haven't had any issues whatsoever. The TP link 4300 I previously bought wasn't nearly powerful enough.

jynx26b 06-02-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danny31004 (Post 59823260)
no codes to sweeten the deal?
only found a 25 off 75 in my email...

Can you PM me the 25 off 75 if you are not going to use it? Thanks

sklar 06-02-2013 08:58 AM

Pretty good router with current firmware. Lots of the bad reviews are from problems fixed in the newer firmwares. Great review at small net builder. Great price.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wi...r-reviewed

sklar 06-02-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fakename111111 (Post 59823134)
My mom won one of these yesterday and gave it to me. :D One of the usb ports is blue suggesting that it's 3.0, but the packaging doesn't mention this.

Its not USB 3, its a blue usb 2.0 port. Its supposed to help indicate the port to plug in storage and the other non blue one is for a printer. I heard some rumor and innuendo that the blue port was optimized somehow for storage, but I have nothing to back that up. They screwed up by making it blue, because people will think its 3.0

SirLinux 06-02-2013 09:10 AM

FWIW I just got an Asus RT-N66U from Amazon warehouse for about $120. Just bit the bullet and decided to spend more than I really wanted to on a router based on the great reviews here and other sites. It replaced my Asus RT-N16 running Tomato. We had some intermittant lag streaming and just overall browsing with the former . All I'll say is that after configuring the N66U an immediate improvement in response was obvious. Perhaps I'd of had the same experience upgrading to this device also but just thought I'd tout the Asus.

docrobb 06-02-2013 09:11 AM

Just a word of warning, I bought a My Net Central N900, a very similar router, in December of last year it died at the beginning of May. Deader than a very dead thing, 5 months for a $200 item, only thing I managed to get out of it was the 1TB drive, the recovery of which voided the warranty.

cfiblc 06-02-2013 09:28 AM

Thanks OP

sd888c 06-02-2013 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docrobb (Post 59823712)
Just a word of warning, I bought a My Net Central N900, a very similar router, in December of last year it died at the beginning of May. Deader than a very dead thing, 5 months for a $200 item, only thing I managed to get out of it was the 1TB drive, the recovery of which voided the warranty.

Why void instead of using the 1-year warranty?

Despite all the bad reviews on newegg about overheating and connection dropping and reset, I want to give this router a try.

InNirvana 06-02-2013 09:40 AM

Sorry for my ignorance. I have an old Linksys WRT54-GL that I love. What is the point of getting this router over that? Is QoS prioritized better? Just more efficient/faster? More options?

Didi83 06-02-2013 09:52 AM

Thanks OP. Got one. On amazon it's $110.08.

1stwinter 06-02-2013 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docrobb (Post 59823712)
Just a word of warning, I bought a My Net Central N900, a very similar router, in December of last year it died at the beginning of May. Deader than a very dead thing, 5 months for a $200 item, only thing I managed to get out of it was the 1TB drive, the recovery of which voided the warranty.

why didn't u just get a warranty? as in a replacement?

wulien 06-02-2013 09:53 AM

In for 1 thanks OP

mutha_scratcha 06-02-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InNirvana (Post 59824100)
Sorry for my ignorance. I have an old Linksys WRT54-GL that I love. What is the point of getting this router over that? Is QoS prioritized better? Just more efficient/faster? More options?

Dual band,.
wireless N
Much faster for streaming HD video to wireless ROKU, WD LIVE boxes.
With the USB it can stream content right from an attached HD.

It's an upgrade, but I would steer clear of WD routers.

I didn't listen, and then I bought one, and then I returned it right away.

drgnasdt 06-02-2013 10:20 AM

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lattiboy 06-02-2013 10:30 AM

Awesome find OP! Was looking for one of these as their USB storage streaming is good. Bought a 20 off 60 coupon on fleabay for $10 and added some paperclips I actually needed.

$54 (with tax) shipped for a $100 router ain't too bad!

From what I've read, the more recent firmware addresses a lot of the negatives from the first batch of reviews. For the feature set and a brand name, this is the best deal out there IMHO.

jclark 06-02-2013 10:31 AM

I got one for $90 (PM'd BB to Newegg) a couple weeks ago (despite the reviews) because I needed the gig ports that day. I've got 14 devices on the 2.4 band (with 6 wired clients) and haven't had any dropoff problems. I don't have any 5GHz devices, so I can't speak to that. I get full internet throughput to both wired and wireless clients (55/12, Comcast Blast tier) and pretty good gigabit throughput between wired clients.

The auto QoS works surprisingly well, Netflix doesn't even hiccup when someone starts a torrent :).

So far I'm happy, and I'll very cheerfully head over to BB today for another $30 off.

vedios 06-02-2013 10:35 AM

One of my friends got it few months back and most of the negative issues mentioned in reviews are gone now after recent firmware update.In for one,I actually used a $30 off $90 coupon and basically got it for $30.:D

docrobb 06-02-2013 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1stwinter (Post 59824336)
why didn't u just get a warranty? as in a replacement?

As I said I had to get material from the hard drive, the My Net Central comes with integral Hard drive in my case a 1TB. Getting that thing out to get at the contents was much more important than getting the warranty honored. I'm just letting you know my experience with it. As to the firmware updates, it was up to date, I think there are some serious hardware issues with this design. The symptoms leading up to its demise were wifi dropping out on a daily basis, indications that the item was overheating, all network connectivity being lost on numerous occasions, when it finally died and wouldn't come back on there was a distinct fried electronics smell in the interior of the unit. Taking the unit apart was a major task, 5 screws, all hidden, one behind a warranty voiding label, and 16 plastic tabs. With an onboard hard drive you would think that there might be a bit more user friendly design going on, especially as the warranty is for one year, yes WD would only warrant this HD product for a year.

clockworkchristopher 06-02-2013 11:09 AM

Looking forward to this. Bought one with a 20 off 60 coupon on ebay I picked up for $6. Under $50 with tax for a great router. Now I just need some home devices that can pick up on 5GHz band. THANKS!

Mungo 06-02-2013 12:00 PM

Good price, but no DD-WRT support kills it for me.

araknis 06-02-2013 12:36 PM

How is the range on this router compared to Asus N16? The lack of external antennas is a bit worrisome.

sklar 06-02-2013 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docrobb (Post 59825312)
As I said I had to get material from the hard drive, the My Net Central comes with integral Hard drive in my case a 1TB. Getting that thing out to get at the contents was much more important than getting the warranty honored. I'm just letting you know my experience with it. As to the firmware updates, it was up to date, I think there are some serious hardware issues with this design. The symptoms leading up to its demise were wifi dropping out on a daily basis, indications that the item was overheating, all network connectivity being lost on numerous occasions, when it finally died and wouldn't come back on there was a distinct fried electronics smell in the interior of the unit. Taking the unit apart was a major task, 5 screws, all hidden, one behind a warranty voiding label, and 16 plastic tabs. With an onboard hard drive you would think that there might be a bit more user friendly design going on, especially as the warranty is for one year, yes WD would only warrant this HD product for a year.


This model doesn't have an internal hard drive. I suspect that causes a lot of the overheating complaints.

jynx26b 06-02-2013 12:50 PM

Just reaped with a $25 off $75 coupon. Here is what I did to get the order to $75; WD My Net N900, Scott Mega Roll Paper Towel Rolls x3, and one pack of Paper clips. After all said and done Total $55.53 including tax. Plus I clicked through the 5% cash back with Shop Dis-Cover http://www.flickr.com/photos/4916...928231678/

1stwinter 06-02-2013 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docrobb (Post 59825312)
As I said I had to get material from the hard drive, the My Net Central comes with integral Hard drive in my case a 1TB. Getting that thing out to get at the contents was much more important than getting the warranty honored. I'm just letting you know my experience with it. As to the firmware updates, it was up to date, I think there are some serious hardware issues with this design. The symptoms leading up to its demise were wifi dropping out on a daily basis, indications that the item was overheating, all network connectivity being lost on numerous occasions, when it finally died and wouldn't come back on there was a distinct fried electronics smell in the interior of the unit. Taking the unit apart was a major task, 5 screws, all hidden, one behind a warranty voiding label, and 16 plastic tabs. With an onboard hard drive you would think that there might be a bit more user friendly design going on, especially as the warranty is for one year, yes WD would only warrant this HD product for a year.

oh ic...

sinnr 06-02-2013 02:19 PM

Thanks OP. Did a PM to Best Buy to get it today and burn through some of the RZ Certs I have. I have a MyNet N750 already, but this seemed like a decent upgrade and I can either use the other router as a backup or sell it for close to what I paid for this.

timevoid 06-02-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinnr (Post 59827868)
Thanks OP. Did a PM to Best Buy to get it today and burn through some of the RZ Certs I have. I have a MyNet N750 already, but this seemed like a decent upgrade and I can either use the other router as a backup or sell it for close to what I paid for this.

Exactly! I did the same thing! Spent about $30 of my own money.

poohbie 06-02-2013 02:59 PM

Hope future firmware updates continue to improve this router into a solid performer.

Critterz 06-02-2013 03:48 PM

Can someone please post coupon or PM please? I'm unable to find.

nrq007 06-02-2013 04:05 PM

If you have best buy rewards it makes sense to use those other price match is not as sweet as buying using OM 20% coupon and place a Kiost Order at Staples store.

OM Coupon [crossmediaservices.com]

My Kiosk order total came as $47.99 plus CA Tax.

nrq007 06-02-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jynx26b (Post 59822128)
Are there any Staples coupons out there to get the price down further. I see that all the ejunkie ones are a thing of the past.

Place a Kiosk Order at Staples store and use Office Max 20% off coupon to reduce another $12.

MichaelC2494 06-02-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nrq007 (Post 59831970)
Place a Kiosk Order at Staples store and use Office Max 20% off coupon to reduce another $12.

About a 2 hour drive to my nearest Staples... not an option for me.

Critterz 06-02-2013 08:25 PM

how do you use that Office Max coupon?
At the kiosk or some other way?

timevoid 06-02-2013 09:26 PM

Just an update, I bought it today and installed it. This router is pretty nice and its running great so far. Time will tell as to its hardware durability but I typically have a router anywhere from 1-2 years so as long as it lasts about that long we are all good. It was $30 (officially about $64 with tax not including my RZ and Shopkick certs). Setup was breeze but I made a noob mistake and didn't unplug my modem before attaching the new router (don't make my mistake or you will be wondering if you got a defective unit).

Hotshot545 06-02-2013 10:03 PM

pm with BB today and have been using it with 8 devices without a problem...seems like a great device so far

cgigate 06-03-2013 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59823596)
Its not USB 3, its a blue usb 2.0 port. Its supposed to help indicate the port to plug in storage and the other non blue one is for a printer. I heard some rumor and innuendo that the blue port was optimized somehow for storage, but I have nothing to back that up. They screwed up by making it blue, because people will think its 3.0

LOL! no such thing usb optimized for storage

sklar 06-03-2013 07:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cgigate (Post 59836012)
LOL! no such thing usb optimized for storage

If you were familiar with routers and NAS, you'd find that here are quite a few things one can do within a routers settings to optimize NAS storage, but it helps if you know which port the drive is plugged into. I haven't looked into it much, but from the bit I saw, the router is optimized for storage on the drive you plug into the blue port and already configured for a printer on the other one.

The more you know...

VP500 06-03-2013 07:50 AM

Does anyone know if I can set this router up as a wireless AP/repeater?

yazyazoo 06-03-2013 10:15 AM

Got one but the reviews and WD forums look scary. People with the newest firmware are still complaining of this router. Sometimes after a few months the problems show up.

chrisjustinparr 06-03-2013 10:18 AM

They don't accept Canadian credit cards. If someone could use the 20% coupon and get the router, I will paypal you the cost + 20% + shipping. Get to me via PM if you're interested.

sklar 06-03-2013 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VP500 (Post 59838508)
Does anyone know if I can set this router up as a wireless AP/repeater?

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/lib...705072.pdf

But yes it can. There aren't many routers that won't.

VP500 06-03-2013 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59844304)
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/lib...705072.pdf

But yes it can. There aren't many routers that won't.

Thanks! I'm a bit confused where it said wired AP in that pdf. Does that mean that the extender must be connected to the main router?

xcub 06-03-2013 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nrq007 (Post 59829160)
If you have best buy rewards it makes sense to use those other price match is not as sweet as buying using OM 20% coupon and place a Kiost Order at Staples store.

OM Coupon [crossmediaservices.com]

My Kiosk order total came as $47.99 plus CA Tax.

Got shot down at the Bea location. Manager only PM with exact dollar amount - boooo!

sklar 06-03-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VP500 (Post 59844548)
Thanks! I'm a bit confused where it said wired AP in that pdf. Does that mean that the extender must be connected to the main router?

Smallnetbuilder says no WDS wireless repeating, but you might be able to swap it around and use your other router as the bridge if it won't do what you want.

MrHalliday 06-03-2013 11:42 AM

BB rtefused the PM as they are selling
WDBWVK0000NSL-HESN
but staples $60 model is w/o the -HESN suffix
and staples has one w/ -HESN for $167...

haven't done a feature comparison,
but in any case, don't really need this ( :) )

sklar 06-03-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrHalliday (Post 59844802)
BB rtefused the PM as they are selling
WDBWVK0000NSL-HESN
but staples $60 model is w/o the -HESN suffix
and staples has one w/ -HESN for $167...

haven't done a feature comparison,
but in any case, don't really need this ( :) )

That looks to me like Staples just forgot the -hesn in their item #. They appear identical but the prices are all over the place for this. I suspect some of the much more expensive ones are the model with the hard drive built in.

MrHalliday 06-03-2013 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59844934)
That looks to me like Staples just forgot the -hesn in their item #. They appear identical but the prices are all over the place for this. I suspect some of the much more expensive ones are the model with the hard drive built in.

Yeah, probably,
the BB PM guy did a good job and found the two products on Staples site,
one with, the other without -HESN.

It was fun to chase this a bit, but not much more at this point....
the variable reviews... maybe not relevant... but maybe.. :)

Irtoin 06-03-2013 12:51 PM

Sorry noob question but what is a Kiosk order and how do I buy this router with this method?

Skynyrd45 06-03-2013 02:02 PM

My Buffalo-N router went out a couple months ago, and ive been using an old Linksys wrt54g to get me by. The wireless has been dropping out on that the last week off and on, so I went ahead and took a chance on this router. Bought a $40 off $60 Staples coupon off ebay (didn't even know a $40 off $60 existed), and ended up picking this router up for $40 total. For only 40 bucks, i'll give it a shot.

docnyc 06-03-2013 05:28 PM

Could someone post a valid 20% off OfficeMax coupon code. 2309008105311351 or SAVE20 give expired or invalid from Kiosk

bruin89 06-03-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by docnyc (Post 59852800)
Could someone post a valid 20% off OfficeMax coupon code. 2309008105311351 or SAVE20 give expired or invalid from Kiosk

I believe you should place the order at the kiosk, print out your order confirmation, then bring that up to pay at the register where you'll use the 20% OM coupon.

xcub 06-03-2013 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruin89 (Post 59854874)
I believe you should place the order at the kiosk, print out your order confirmation, then bring that up to pay at the register where you'll use the 20% OM coupon.

Some stores may not accept photocopy due to the requirement of the unique ID for each OM. It's a hit and miss case.

austinsabre 06-03-2013 08:15 PM

Got mine for $48+tax after OfficeMax 20% coupon. Couldn't find it in stock at B&M store so tried the kiosk order and was declined at first location (Spring, TX) because of "only applies to in-stock items, no special orders" being in the coupon stipulations. Second location (1960@Veterans) cashier declined saying it had to be a coupon for a specific item in order for them to use it. I asked for a manager who said "as long as we can meet the stipulations we will take it" so I pointed out that routers were not excluded and then the cashier also saw that it applies to online orders so they did it for me. Win.

DaveLikesToSave 06-04-2013 06:03 AM

You can also use online coupon code 74145 to save $10 on this ($10 on $50 or more of technology accessories). Not quite as good as the kiosk price, but it can be done without going into the store.

sklar 06-04-2013 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveLikesToSave (Post 59860988)
You can also use online coupon code 74145 to save $10 on this ($10 on $50 or more of technology accessories). Not quite as good as the kiosk price, but it can be done without going into the store.

Just came here to say that. Ordered a second one and I'll return the first one I paid the full sales price on.

yazyazoo 06-04-2013 09:26 AM

Just got $10.85 back via chat.

deal-slayer 06-04-2013 10:18 AM

Thanks OP bought this and a bunch of duracell batteries and applied 25 off 75 that I had laying around for $58 total shipped

njunkie 06-04-2013 10:38 AM

Got mine with OM coupon 51.39/- in NJ after tax. I asked the customer rep to place order order for me online on her computer then use OM coupon at register. Thanks for posting the coupon.

ndz_ 06-04-2013 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveLikesToSave (Post 59860988)
You can also use online coupon code 74145 to save $10 on this ($10 on $50 or more of technology accessories). Not quite as good as the kiosk price, but it can be done without going into the store.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59866130)
Just got $10.85 back via chat.

Ditto. $10.60 back on CC within 72hrs. Thanks!

dj-3lusion 06-04-2013 04:05 PM

hmm wonder why is everyone going goo goo gah gah for this?. 7 ports gigabit nice but how does this compare to the asus n66u?. yeah yeah asus is about double or nothing but its not like this thing comes with a free drive inside or does it??. just another router without ddwrt support

sklar 06-04-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj-3lusion (Post 59877788)
hmm wonder why is everyone going goo goo gah gah for this?. 7 ports gigabit nice but how does this compare to the asus n66u?. yeah yeah asus is about double or nothing but its not like this thing comes with a free drive inside or does it??. just another router without ddwrt support

About the best router $50 can buy. Among the best routing and wireless throughput under $100. The extra gigabit ports and 2 USB ports are gravy. Doesn't need ddwrt to perform. If you need some obscure ddwrt feature, get a tplink for this price range.

I'd say that this would do as well as an n66 for the vast majority of people for less than half price. Not quite the range due to the n66s directional capabilities but the fast track+ QoS IMO is among the best implementations.

fireballs 06-04-2013 04:15 PM

This isn't as good of a deal as the.thread with the coupon

mkong 06-04-2013 04:23 PM

just chatted and got $10.93 back in about 1 minute. totally easy, especially compared to the crap i've been seeing dealing with comcast.

Genius4sho 06-04-2013 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59877966)
About the best router $50 can buy. Among the best routing and wireless throughput under $100. The extra gigabit ports and 2 USB ports are gravy. Doesn't need ddwrt to perform. If you need some obscure ddwrt feature, get a tplink for this price range.

I'd say that this would do as well as an n66 for the vast majority of people for less than half price. Not quite the range due to the n66s directional capabilities but the fast track+ QoS IMO is among the best implementations.

Hmmm, I just purchased this router the other day for $50:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1

It gets outstanding reviews on newegg (one newb managed to give it 3 reviews to bring down its score, he later admitted it was his lack of knowledge and gave it a two star review... what an a-hole). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...alParent=1


I bought it for the gigabit ports and wireless N. I'm wondering if the WD Net N900 would work well for me. I need external antennas I'm thinking to get a good signal in my entire home. I just have a feeling this router has horrible range. 5GHz is pointless to me since the range is so small, I have nothing that could capitalize on it. The USB ports are nice but they aren't USB 3.0. Something tells me that won't work with my plans to have a whole house DVR system.... USB 2.0 is too slow.

huyomd 06-04-2013 04:35 PM

it has a fan...I guess it get too hot.

sklar 06-04-2013 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 59878230)
Hmmm, I just purchased this router the other day for $50:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1

It gets outstanding reviews on newegg (one newb managed to give it 3 reviews to bring down its score, he later admitted it was his lack of knowledge and gave it a two star review... what an a-hole). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...alParent=1


I bought it for the gigabit ports and wireless N. I'm wondering if the WD Net N900 would work well for me. I need external antennas I'm thinking to get a good signal in my entire home. I just have a feeling this router has horrible range. 5GHz is pointless to me since the range is so small, I have nothing that could capitalize on it. The USB ports are nice but they aren't USB 3.0. Something tells me that won't work with my plans to have a whole house DVR system.... USB 2.0 is too slow.

If I recall correctly that's a decent router, out of the box this one is better. Good external high gain antennas are a plus, it then you're up another $20. Streaming HD video long distance will be limited by the wireless throughput long before you hit the limits of USB 2.

Danzilla 06-04-2013 04:37 PM

dang... only $50 for N900 DB. I'd jump on it with staple rewards if I hadn't just set up a Belkin N600 HD with tomato a couple months ago. :(

Genius4sho 06-04-2013 04:43 PM

This video of the WD My Net N900 makes it look like it has a USB 3.0 port!
http://youtu.be/jV3XdY8x22g?t=9m30s

But the specs say that there is only USB 2.0 ports. :confused:

Genius4sho 06-04-2013 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59878364)
If I recall correctly that's a decent router, out of the box this one is better. Good external high gain antennas are a plus, it then you're up another $20. Streaming HD video long distance will be limited by the wireless throughput long before you hit the limits of USB 2.

I also bought a powerline 500mbps kit. I'm hoping it works in my home, that should be faster than any Wireless N router in the biz if it works correctly. I'm trying to setup my entire network to be compliant with gigabit speeds for a full house HD DVR system. Thank goodness for the Newegg Cat 5 6 & 7 cables deal yesterday! :bounce:

I bought high gain antennas years ago, I just keep on reusing them (I just make sure to buy routers with removable antennas). I think I got them both for like a total of $9.

Danzilla 06-04-2013 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 59878488)
This video of the WD My Net N900 makes it look like it has a USB 3.0 port!
http://youtu.be/jV3XdY8x22g?t=9m30s

But the specs say that there is only USB 2.0 ports. :confused:

and if you read some of the many posts already made, you'd see there is a blue USB 2.0 intended as the one to connect a hard drive to. Speculation is that port is optimized for streaming, but not the other.

Wraazer 06-04-2013 05:05 PM

Got mine in today. Saw the thread posts about getting a price match, so did live chat and got 11 bucks back, so thank you those who mentioned it. Set up was a breeze, even a tech noob would be able to do easily. Set mine up like the modem I already had, with PSK for both 2.4 and 5.0GHz ranges. Connected an external up to the blue USB jack and prompted to set up storage device, and had all devices in home seeing it on the network, and could access from any room and from outside. Range is stronger than my old one, and looks good as well. Thank OP.

sklar 06-04-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 59878560)
I also bought a powerline 500mbps kit. I'm hoping it works in my home, that should be faster than any Wireless N router in the biz if it works correctly. I'm trying to setup my entire network to be compliant with gigabit speeds for a full house HD DVR system. Thank goodness for the Newegg Cat 5 6 & 7 cables deal yesterday! :bounce:

I bought high gain antennas years ago, I just keep on reusing them (I just make sure to buy routers with removable antennas). I think I got them both for like a total of $9.

I use and recommend the powerline 500s. Much better than wireless for most apps.

Best price I've seen recently is about 9 per antenna, but they sure don't go bad or wear out.

Genius4sho 06-04-2013 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59878862)
I use and recommend the powerline 500s. Much better than wireless for most apps.

Best price I've seen recently is about 9 per antenna, but they sure don't go bad or wear out.

How about this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WiFi-Rout...20c08d0900

Or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/9dB-WIREL...1e765c5422

:D

hodaddy 06-04-2013 05:20 PM

I need more thoughts on this n900 from those that have one. I worry about the internal fan. Wondering if it is easily replaced (for the tech savvy,that is) Thinking about picking one up before weeks end. WD seems to be a stand up company if there is a problem and CC extended warranty should cover it in year two.

yazyazoo 06-04-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hodaddy (Post 59879048)
I need more thoughts on this n900 from those that have one. I worry about the internal fan. Wondering if it is easily replaced (for the tech savvy,that is) Thinking about picking one up before weeks end. WD seems to be a stand up company if there is a problem and CC extended warranty should cover it in year two.

I would buy now and decide later.

BIGFOOT_PI 06-04-2013 05:28 PM

in 4 one - 7 GB ports clinched the deal for me

dimdem 06-04-2013 05:43 PM

I'm reading that the firmware released in the last two weeks or so has cleared up a lot of issues. Anyone know more?

ndz_ 06-04-2013 05:52 PM

Picked mine up. Updated firmware and set-up easily.

** Be warned MAC filtering is for BOTH Wifi and LAN clients. This is different from any of the dozen routers I have previously used...

To utilize MAC filtering, I had to dig up all my LAN MAC addresses to add to the list (24 max?). PITA with multiple virtual machines.... My only other beef so far is there are no front indicator lights for the router ports. Haven't tested range yet.

dab2mi 06-04-2013 05:57 PM

I bit for $53 shipped to NJ. My Netgear is crapping out lately so I'll take a shot on this for $50.

WhyGog 06-04-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGFOOT_PI (Post 59879174)
in 4 one - 7 GB ports clinched the deal for me

Same here. Saw the other deal a few days back and considered it, but at this price, it looks to be golden. Nice replacement to my DIR-601, which doesn't play nice with the U-Verse modem.

ratchet26 06-04-2013 06:54 PM

Hard to take it seriously with no external antennas. I guess having "the look" is more important than performance to many people?

SharonZ 06-04-2013 06:56 PM

Thanks!! My router is on its last breathe.

Yousifnamir 06-04-2013 08:01 PM

TigerDirect has Kingston 32gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive for FREE after rebate!
Please post this so more people can know about it.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...K24-9834TD

lancerjin 06-04-2013 08:18 PM

Bought one for $50! Thanks! Let's see if WD fixes the bugs.

kaolan 06-04-2013 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yousifnamir (Post 59882010)
TigerDirect has Kingston 32gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive for FREE after rebate!
Please post this so more people can know about it.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...K24-9834TD

Note that the rebate needs software activation to be redeemable. Not bad for free 32gb.

rambo14 06-04-2013 08:38 PM

Thanks for updating the price with the coupon. Got it for $38 after my rewards.

mnlv 06-04-2013 09:21 PM

I am really interested in feedback from fellow SDers on effectiveness of this in streaming 1080P (say high bit rate BR rips) over wifi. Is there a good deal for dual band wifi adapters that work with this? I have had a D-Link DIR-655 which has been solid for 3 years. I only had to reset it like 5 times from day one until now. But remember my 11g netgear router who needed reset every week ( may be everyday!).

So if you have used it for a while, let us know what are your thoughts?

Mamadou 06-05-2013 01:06 AM

Got one. thanks !

microkelvin 06-05-2013 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancerjin (Post 59882350)
Bought one for $50! Thanks! Let's see if WD fixes the bugs.

overheat is hardware issue. i dont think they can fix it by any firmware update.

Totalfixation 06-05-2013 01:20 AM

I have a Linksys Cisco E3000, do you guys think I should switch to this one?

k2000 06-05-2013 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Totalfixation (Post 59885794)
I have a Linksys Cisco E3000, do you guys think I should switch to this one?

E3000 is supported by Tomato firmware. That is the big difference. It seems that this router does not have client/or bridge mode.

sklar 06-05-2013 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnlv (Post 59883492)
I am really interested in feedback from fellow SDers on effectiveness of this in streaming 1080P (say high bit rate BR rips) over wifi.

Except for very short distances (and even then...) I think you'll need to spend some serious money on a router with AC and external AC adapters if you want to do that. You'll top out at around 40Mb/s on the 2.4GHz and maybe 50 or 60Mb/s on the 5GHz channel. Which is better than many non AC routers. At longer distances you'll see both speed drops and weaker quality of service.

That's one stream, minimal interference, fairly optimal distance and better than many routers will do.

If you're wanting to distribute full BR blu ray rips around the house, I recommend powerline 500Mb/s gear. In most homes they'll give you 80-140Mb/s with fairly consistent QOS. Just buy them in a retail store or somewhere that has a liberal return policy if they don't work for you, but I have my whole house hooked up with those, each with a switch hanging off of it. I only use wireless for my phone and tablet, as I've never had much luck doing anything high end HD video related with wireless. Much cheaper than the more expensive routers and having to put usb adapters on everything.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Genius4sho (Post 59878966)

I might be able to find it later, but I just read a write up a few days ago where the guy tested a ton of external antennas and said the cheaper ones didn't give the real world signal boost and the cheapest ones that gave him the results he was looking for were a little under $10 a pop. But if those work for you, terrific!

sklar 06-05-2013 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 59885750)
overheat is hardware issue. i dont think they can fix it by any firmware update.

I think the overheat issues are related to the model with the hard drive in it or from people who stacked some electronics or put them in a closed cabinet. Mine has been sitting on the counter just powered up all night and its cool to the touch. Haven't heard the little fan run at all.

And firmware can indeed change thermals and ambient temps considerably. Off the top of my head, running the fan more at lower temps, using more hardware acceleration and using more optimized code that runs the cpu less hard.

The hardware acceleration is one that gives me an idea. This chipset does its fastrack+ quality of service capability in the ubicom chip with full hardware acceleration, and that being on is the default. It allows you to turn it off, but the QOS on this is about as good an implementation as you're going to get in terms of efficiency and ease of use, although it lacks the configurability of some of the 3rd party roms like ddwrt.

A lot of people have had problems with QOS or decide they don't want or need it and turn it off. That would result in the router possibly doing a lot more work at the cpu level and hence more heat.

There is pretty much nothing at all in the non hard disk model that isn't in dozens of other routers, its in a decent size enclosure, and it has a fan, which I haven't seen in any prior router that I've owned. So unless we're dealing with idiot owners who put it on top of their AV receiver or in a cabinet with 5 other pieces of gear or own the model with the hard drive in it and are reviewing the non HD model by accident...I can't really see overheating being an issue with this.

What I'm curious about is whether it has mounts inside to take a hard drive, and what would be involved with retrofitting it. Although I saw a post from a guy who took his apart to retrieve data on the HD when the router failed and he said it was a PITA to take apart, with lots and lots of broken plastic clips. Bet it requires different firmware too and that might not flash on this model at all.

mnlv 06-05-2013 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59888270)
Except for very short distances (and even then...) I think you'll need to spend some serious money on a router with AC and external AC adapters if you want to do that. You'll top out at around 40Mb/s on the 2.4GHz and maybe 50 or 60Mb/s on the 5GHz channel. Which is better than many non AC routers. At longer distances you'll see both speed drops and weaker quality of service.

That's one stream, minimal interference, fairly optimal distance and better than many routers will do.

If you're wanting to distribute full BR blu ray rips around the house, I recommend powerline 500Mb/s gear. In most homes they'll give you 80-140Mb/s with fairly consistent QOS. Just buy them in a retail store or somewhere that has a liberal return policy if they don't work for you, but I have my whole house hooked up with those, each with a switch hanging off of it. I only use wireless for my phone and tablet, as I've never had much luck doing anything high end HD video related with wireless. Much cheaper than the more expensive routers and having to put usb adapters on everything.



I might be able to find it later, but I just read a write up a few days ago where the guy tested a ton of external antennas and said the cheaper ones didn't give the real world signal boost and the cheapest ones that gave him the results he was looking for were a little under $10 a pop. But if those work for you, terrific!

Thanks for the reply. Trendnet powerline 500Mb/s is what I am using right now, but to get smooth playback, I have to transcode higher bit rates to 12Mb/s with Plex. If this dual-band router with its QOS algorithm cannot improve on that, I may stick with my DIR-655 for a little longer.

sklar 06-05-2013 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnlv (Post 59888536)
Thanks for the reply. Trendnet powerline 500Mb/s is what I am using right now, but to get smooth playback, I have to transcode higher bit rates to 12Mb/s with Plex. If this dual-band router with its QOS algorithm cannot improve on that, I may stick with my DIR-655 for a little longer.

It doesn't have as much to do with the QOS, but the overall throughput. Powerline and wireless companies list speeds on their equipment that is often 3-5x what the equipment will actually do in real world implementations.

This router is about 3x the performance of your 655, both in overall routing and wireless throughput, as measured by smallnetbuilder.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/la...mynet-n900

Look down to lan/wan throughput and 2.4ghz downlink performance. Surprised you aren't getting better results with the powerline, I have a huge old house with crap wiring thats half wrong and I get 100Mb/s+, fairly consistent throughput. Try different wall outlets and make sure you remove any old dimmer switches and replace them with ones that won't generate noise on the powerline. I had a 20 year old dimmer switch that cut my throughput about 75%.

Got this set up, updated to a new firmware from April 12th. Setup was a breeze, lots of new options. Only thing I noted was the SPI firewall was turned off by default.

I've tested both 2.4GHz and 5GHz range and throughput and both are simply incredible. I have a big house with a lot of thick walls, there are a ton of neighboring wifi networks in my neighborhood, and my house is stucco with a dense metal lathing. My cell signal drops from 4/5 bars to 1/5 bars when I step inside.

I got full unwavering 2.4GHz throughout my house, where my old netgear wndr3700 dropped off in the most remote rooms to unusable. I had full 5GHz coverage throughout the house, with signal dropping to about 2/3 of what it was standing in front of the router, whereas the wndr3700 had zero 5GHz coverage in half my house. I was even able to walk outside and to the far reaches of my 1/2 acre and still get 80% of the 2.4GHz signal, where the wndr3700 signal dropped like a rock the minute I stepped out of the house.

The router correctly 'auto selected' channels, while many of my prior routers would pick a heavily congested one.

Best router I've ever owned, and I've usually bought last years best router for the money. This kills the wndr3700 in every regard, and that was considered one of the top 3-4 routers just a year and a half ago.

Extremely happy with this purchase and I highly recommend it if you want broad range and throughput and aren't getting that right now from your current router. ddwrt and tomato be damned, unless this dies an early death, I'm thrilled. Mine has been grinding away for almost an hour and its still cool to the touch, but its on top of a cabinet with nothing on top or under it and its in open air.

drgnasdt 06-05-2013 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveLikesToSave (Post 59860988)
You can also use online coupon code 74145 to save $10 on this ($10 on $50 or more of technology accessories). Not quite as good as the kiosk price, but it can be done without going into the store.

just used Staples LiveChat to get $10.89 back in the next 7-10 business days. Thanks for the tip (I should've checked my e-mail) and repped!

yazyazoo 06-05-2013 08:06 AM

Remember that Staples only has a 14 day return for those testing it out.

zbs 06-05-2013 08:24 AM

HI

I don't get it. According to smallbuilder this unit has poor range and speed. From time to time Newegg has the TP3600 on sale for around 50 bucks. The 3600 is suppost to be a lot faster. Has anyone seen any reviews with the new update for the WD? I was thinking about spending the extra 40 bucks and getting the asus 56. What do you guys think

Z

ynr00 06-05-2013 09:25 AM

I am currently using Linksys E1500 which is basic and have also Netgear N600 WNDR3400 which is dual band. I have Xfinity Performance with 20mbps.
Do I need this router which supports gigabit one. Does this do any better speed compared to WNDR3400.

ramoer 06-05-2013 09:40 AM

Gave it a shot for $53 shipped w/ CA tax. Tired of using AT&T's motorola wireless modem, need more robust hardware.

Tripod 06-05-2013 10:36 AM

Having some recent issues with my current router. Hopefully this will be a good upgrade. Thanks OP.

jeffreya 06-05-2013 10:47 AM

Never mind ....

sklar 06-05-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zbs (Post 59890796)
HI

I don't get it. According to smallbuilder this unit has poor range and speed. From time to time Newegg has the TP3600 on sale for around 50 bucks. The 3600 is suppost to be a lot faster. Has anyone seen any reviews with the new update for the WD? I was thinking about spending the extra 40 bucks and getting the asus 56. What do you guys think

Z

That would be a concern if smallnetbuilder ever said anything like that, but they didn't. The Tp3600 is not faster.

From the smallnetbuilder review pros
- High routing throughput
- Produced the highest wireless throughput seen yet

Smallnetbuilder hasn't even reviewed the tp-link

sklar 06-05-2013 12:11 PM

So far so good, everything is working for me with this router with one exception.

My xbox works great wired, but when I tried to hook it up wirelessly, I got random xbl test errors including mtu, icmp and dns errors. Curiously when I got the dns error I manually configured dns settings and it worked, and still worked when I went back to auto dns.

My second xbox just wont work though. Same errors as the first, random network errors at some point during the testing.

Saw some other people with a similar issue and they said turning the fastrack+ qos off fixed it for them. If thats the fix, I'm returning the router. QOS not working properly with one of the most established game consoles is a no-no. I'll update as I work on it.

Never had this problem before with any other router, they've been plug and play with xboxen.

My rough guess is they're doing something automatically to accommodate the first one, but not with subsequent ones and haven't run into a customer with more than one before.

dj-3lusion 06-05-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59877966)
About the best router $50 can buy. Among the best routing and wireless throughput under $100. The extra gigabit ports and 2 USB ports are gravy. Doesn't need ddwrt to perform. If you need some obscure ddwrt feature, get a tplink for this price range.

I'd say that this would do as well as an n66 for the vast majority of people for less than half price. Not quite the range due to the n66s directional capabilities but the fast track+ QoS IMO is among the best implementations.

im not sure if this is better than the asus n66u. but this is a decent deal because its staples because its free if you have rewards. so i see the frenzy here.

sklar 06-05-2013 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj-3lusion (Post 59897536)
im not sure if this is better than the asus n66u

Its not and I didn't say that it was. I said it was darn near as good for < half price and that most people wouldn't notice the difference.

So far for me the range and throughput are fantastic. Excepting a weird problem with xbox live only on wireless, I couldn't be happier with it. My old router (wndr3700) had dead spots all over the house and I couldn't get a reliable signal in several rooms or outside the house. This is giving me 100% 2.4GHz signal all over my house, 5GHz at 75-100% throughout, and 75-100% signal on my entire property.

So an N66u would buy me what? Even more interference with my neighbors?

Pretty sure this would replace both routers in my gf's 6500 square foot house, which still has dead spots with the two linksys routers she has.

sklar 06-05-2013 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59897218)
So far so good, everything is working for me with this router with one exception.

My xbox works great wired, but when I tried to hook it up wirelessly, I got random xbl test errors including mtu, icmp and dns errors. Curiously when I got the dns error I manually configured dns settings and it worked, and still worked when I went back to auto dns.

My second xbox just wont work though. Same errors as the first, random network errors at some point during the testing.

Saw some other people with a similar issue and they said turning the fastrack+ qos off fixed it for them. If thats the fix, I'm returning the router. QOS not working properly with one of the most established game consoles is a no-no. I'll update as I work on it.

Never had this problem before with any other router, they've been plug and play with xboxen.

My rough guess is they're doing something automatically to accommodate the first one, but not with subsequent ones and haven't run into a customer with more than one before.

I disabled the DNS proxy and local master browser and everything works great now, so one of those two doesn't work properly with xbl over wireless, but it does over wired. Weird.

microkelvin 06-05-2013 01:15 PM

everyone complained about xbox over wireless but noone actually contacted the manufacturer for help?

CyberGuy 06-05-2013 01:23 PM

I have a Blast connection from Comcast (50 Mbps) and my PC will be wired to the router and a couple others will be connected wirelessly. I just plan on stream videos online and occasionally game online as well. Would I see any benefits if I had a router that has gigabit connectivity? I would like to get TP-Link TL-WDR-3500 [newegg.com] instead, which doesn't have the gigabit feature. Thanks for any help.

pidge 06-05-2013 01:26 PM

So I got the router yesterday. Stock firmware is complete garbage. I can't believe they shipped the router with such poor quality firmware. I couldn't even reliably update the firmware as internet connect would constantly time out. Once I updated the firmware to the latest version, been running smoothly so far. Great deal.

sklar 06-05-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 59898910)
everyone complained about xbox over wireless but noone actually contacted the manufacturer for help?

I did, but they're about as helpful as anyones tech support, which is to say if you're clueless, you'll be in good company :lol:

Something in either the local browser feature or dns proxy feature isn't particularly reliable over wireless, but works fine on wired. Don't need either feature and neither is particularly useful for most people.

hurrpancakes 06-05-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CyberGuy (Post 59899110)
I have a Blast connection from Comcast (50 Mbps) and my PC will be wired to the router and a couple others will be connected wirelessly. I just plan on stream videos online and occasionally game online as well. Would I see any benefits if I had a router that has gigabit connectivity? I would like to get TP-Link TL-WDR-3500 [newegg.com] instead, which doesn't have the gigabit feature. Thanks for any help.

If you plan to transfer any files over your network, you will benefit from the gigabit connection. A fast ethernet router (100mb ports) will only have speeds of about 12.5 Megabytes per second, which is pretty slow nowadays.

If I were you, I'd get the WD router, since it's essentially the same price, and faster maximum wireless speeds.

sklar 06-05-2013 02:17 PM

Stuck a 1.5TB western digital usb 2.0 drive on it and configured it in ~5 seconds. Windows 7 machines saw it and could use it instantly. Read/write performance puts it smack in the middle of most <$150 NAS devices.

Only things it seems to be missing vs the Central version that has the HD built in is time machine support and support for the wd 2go app that lets you access the storage from your tablet or phone while away from home. Maybe they'll incorporate those features in a later release.

prvns 06-05-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramoer (Post 59892700)
Gave it a shot for $53 shipped w/ CA tax. Tired of using AT&T's motorola wireless modem, need more robust hardware.


I have ATT's 2Wire wireless router.. Wil I see any performance difference if I start using one of these routers?

microkelvin 06-05-2013 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59900528)
Stuck a 1.5TB western digital usb 2.0 drive on it and configured it in ~5 seconds. Windows 7 machines saw it and could use it instantly. Read/write performance puts it smack in the middle of most <$150 NAS devices.

Only things it seems to be missing vs the Central version that has the HD built in is time machine support and support for the wd 2go app that lets you access the storage from your tablet or phone while away from home. Maybe they'll incorporate those features in a later release.

interesting. the central version has the time machine support which I could 100% recover any deleted files (even on DOS)? that's the feature i've been looking for since i migrate away from Novell salvage but haven't found any substitution on windows without running a windows server.

busterbaxter 06-05-2013 02:48 PM

stacking coupons?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ndz_ (Post 59875686)
Ditto. $10.60 back on CC within 72hrs. Thanks!

just wonder if we can stack the OM 20% coupon with the $10 one while ordering in kiosk?

ndz_ 06-05-2013 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59898778)
I disabled the DNS proxy and local master browser and everything works great now, so one of those two doesn't work properly with xbl over wireless, but it does over wired. Weird.

I just did this (disabled DNS proxy) and after reboot noticed the N900 reset my password w/o permission. Other settings stayed though...

sklar 06-05-2013 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ndz_ (Post 59902272)
I just did this (disabled DNS proxy) and after reboot noticed the N900 reset my password w/o permission. Other settings stayed though...

Interesting...mine didn't do that. Did you do a router firmware upgrade? When I did that, my settings stuck but it did ask me to do the password again.

sklar 06-05-2013 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microkelvin (Post 59901044)
interesting. the central version has the time machine support which I could 100% recover any deleted files (even on DOS)? that's the feature i've been looking for since i migrate away from Novell salvage but haven't found any substitution on windows without running a windows server.

Its for OS X mac's that have apples time machine built in. It can use the Central for its backup destination. Windows 8 has something similar and I think there are a number of 3rd party backup tools that work in a similar manner.

This provides a mapped drive under windows (not sure about DOS), a DLNA server, an itunes server, and an ftp server. Plenty of ways to connect.

Funny, I used to be a certified netware engineer. Not really doing a whole lot for me these days! :lol:

k2000 06-05-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59902762)
Interesting...mine didn't do that. Did you do a router firmware upgrade? When I did that, my settings stuck but it did ask me to do the password again.

Any one can confirm for me that the build quality of this router is good and the fan is not too loud ? My tp-link router is so cheap in build quality.

sklar 06-05-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k2000 (Post 59902848)
Any one can confirm for me that the build quality of this router is good and the fan is not too loud ? My tp-link router is so cheap in build quality.

I don't even know if my fan has come on. I certainly haven't heard anything while sitting in the same room all day. Its just warm to the touch, no more or less warm than any other router I've had recently. Not even sure it needs a fan unless you put it on top of a hot electronic item or in an enclosed space, which I wouldn't recommend.

Build quality? As good as anything that sits on a shelf and you forget about after 2 days. What exactly are you looking for? I guess I'd be more concerned if it was something I was going to hold in my hand, travel with or try to impress my friends with how cool it looks. Its made and looks just like every other router I've owned. Flat plastic box with lights on it.

rambo14 06-05-2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by prvn133t (Post 59900572)
I have ATT's 2Wire wireless router.. Wil I see any performance difference if I start using one of these routers?

Absolutely. Especially since the 2Wire piece of crap only runs on Wireless-G.

prvns 06-05-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Rambo11 (Post 59903418)
Absolutely. Especially since the 2Wire piece of crap only runs on Wireless-G.

Thanks.. whats the difference between 2wire and this staples one?

fairview 06-05-2013 06:13 PM

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fairview 06-05-2013 07:20 PM

Good router, thanks

coolhanks 06-05-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by fairview (Post 59906170)
Good router, thanks

I just received mine, I've ordered one yesterday. It took 20 mins to setup and update the firmware. Disappointed with the performance compared to my TP Link

sdsniffer 06-05-2013 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by coolhanks (Post 59907382)
I just received mine, I've ordered one yesterday. It took 20 mins to setup and update the firmware. Disappointed with the performance compared to my TP Link

Can you provide the detail about the comparison please(WD vs TPLink, which model?)? Thanks!

fairview 06-05-2013 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolhanks (Post 59907382)
I just received mine, I've ordered one yesterday. It took 20 mins to setup and update the firmware. Disappointed with the performance compared to my TP Link

Maybe I should say, good for this price. :cool:

edavid 06-05-2013 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by docrobb (Post 59825312)
As I said I had to get material from the hard drive, the My Net Central comes with integral Hard drive in my case a 1TB. Getting that thing out to get at the contents was much more important than getting the warranty honored. I'm just letting you know my experience with it. As to the firmware updates, it was up to date, I think there are some serious hardware issues with this design. The symptoms leading up to its demise were wifi dropping out on a daily basis, indications that the item was overheating, all network connectivity being lost on numerous occasions, when it finally died and wouldn't come back on there was a distinct fried electronics smell in the interior of the unit. Taking the unit apart was a major task, 5 screws, all hidden, one behind a warranty voiding label, and 16 plastic tabs. With an onboard hard drive you would think that there might be a bit more user friendly design going on, especially as the warranty is for one year, yes WD would only warrant this HD product for a year.

You're allowed to open the enclosure for data recovery:
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If you utilize data recovery services, Western Digital will not void the warranty associated with the disk drive you purchased from a Western Digital reseller or distributor. To retain the warranty status of your drive, you should ensure that the service provider you use provides you with written verification, on its company letterhead, that it has performed data recovery or other services on your hard drive.
I don't know if they would really ask you for a letter, but it doesn't seem like a big deal to produce one.

Or, if you bought it with a credit card that gives you an extended warranty, another option is to wait out WD's warranty and then make a claim with the credit card company.

sAis 06-05-2013 09:36 PM

Wireless signal on this thing is terrible, even compared to my Linksys E3000. Back it goes...

k2000 06-05-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59908696)
Wireless signal on this thing is terrible, even compared to my Linksys E3000. Back it goes...

it seems many people in this thread complaint about this router. Could you please test its speed (for example copy files between two PCs in the network)? I do not trust the bar # of wireless signal.

k2000 06-05-2013 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolhanks (Post 59907382)
I just received mine, I've ordered one yesterday. It took 20 mins to setup and update the firmware. Disappointed with the performance compared to my TP Link

More information please :)

k2000 06-05-2013 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59897112)
That would be a concern if smallnetbuilder ever said anything like that, but they didn't. The Tp3600 is not faster.

From the smallnetbuilder review pros
- High routing throughput
- Produced the highest wireless throughput seen yet

Smallnetbuilder hasn't even reviewed the tp-link

Careful, Smallnetbuilder has a retested article (with newer firmware) beside the original review.

yazyazoo 06-05-2013 11:19 PM

Ok I just installed this and am testing it against my TP Link 3600 N600 router. I am using the 5Ghz and feel that this router is a little bit faster. I am able to stream Zero Dark Thirty wirelessly on my EvoLTE which the TP Link would have occasional pauses.

One weird thing is I tried to play the movie on the 2.4Ghz band and it doesn't even find my NAS but internet works. Weird.

Also there are only two DNS services on this. dyndns.org and tzo. They definitely should add NO-IP

k2000 06-06-2013 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59909904)
Ok I just installed this and am testing it against my TP Link 3600 N600 router. I am using the 5Ghz and feel that this router is a little bit faster. I am able to stream Zero Dark Thirty wirelessly on my EvoLTE which the TP Link would have occasional pauses.

One weird thing is I tried to play the movie on the 2.4Ghz band and it doesn't even find my NAS but internet works. Weird.

Also there are only two DNS services on this. dyndns.org and tzo. They definitely should add NO-IP

Cool. You make me want to buy this router even though I have three routers:))

yazyazoo 06-06-2013 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59898778)
I disabled the DNS proxy and local master browser and everything works great now, so one of those two doesn't work properly with xbl over wireless, but it does over wired. Weird.


Where is the DNS Proxy setting? Can't find it.Also what is a local master browser. I googled it and still couldn't figure out what that feature is for.

sklar 06-06-2013 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59912646)
Where is the DNS Proxy setting? Can't find it.Also what is a local master browser. I googled it and still couldn't figure out what that feature is for.

DNS proxy setting is under advanced/ lan to lan / host and lan settings.

Master browser info:
http://scottiestech.info/2009/02/...workgroup/

Basically in a windows workgroup, normally one machine gets 'elected' to be the master and hold all the names and addresses of resources in the workgroup. The router can act in this capacity, at least allegedly.

sklar 06-06-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by k2000 (Post 59909348)
Careful, Smallnetbuilder has a retested article (with newer firmware) beside the original review.

And they said it was even better in that article. 5GHz range and speed went way up, although IIRC three stream 2.4 went down slightly.

So far nobody has done any testing with the very latest firmware. In my limited test with a signal meter, I'm getting extraordinary coverage and throughput on both 2.4 and 5GHz throughout my house.

ramoer 06-06-2013 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by prvn133t (Post 59900572)
I have ATT's 2Wire wireless router.. Wil I see any performance difference if I start using one of these routers?

I hope so, for U-verse AT&T is still shipping Wireless G Motorola gateways. The technology is really outdated.

This router gives you 7 gigE ports, and dual band N wireless for $50, tough to beat that.

sklar 06-06-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59908696)
Wireless signal on this thing is terrible, even compared to my Linksys E3000. Back it goes...

Did you update the firmware? If you did, then yours is broken. Best wireless signal of any router I've owned, including a wndr3700.

sAis 06-06-2013 09:10 AM

Yeah I did. On the 2.4Ghz band you're saying right? Signal was awful. Maybe I'll try an exchange and see how it works out the second time around...

Zerox20 06-06-2013 09:11 AM

firmware update for sure on these. To WD's credit the original FW really sucked, almost made the router un-usable in my opinion. The latest firmware has fixed tons of issues and stability. I had a My net central for awhile and saw some great improvements as the firmware updates came out. Fairly quick amount of time too.

yazyazoo 06-06-2013 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59916926)
DNS proxy setting is under advanced/ lan to lan / host and lan settings.

Master browser info:
http://scottiestech.info/2009/02/...workgroup/

Basically in a windows workgroup, normally one machine gets 'elected' to be the master and hold all the names and addresses of resources in the workgroup. The router can act in this capacity, at least allegedly.


Thanks for the link about that. I had this happen on my Asus RTN56u router. For some reason I couldn't find my Pogoplug Arch server in network neighborhood. Had to switch to the TP Link to get it to show up again. Weird.

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Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59917432)
Yeah I did. On the 2.4Ghz band you're saying right? Signal was awful. Maybe I'll try an exchange and see how it works out the second time around...

2.4 Ghz was worse streaming also when I finally got it to work on my phone. TP Link and Asus RTn56u was was better

sklar 06-06-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59917648)
Thanks for the link about that. I had this happen on my Asus RTN56u router. For some reason I couldn't find my Pogoplug Arch server in network neighborhood. Had to switch to the TP Link to get it to show up again. Weird.

I had some weird stuff going on with DNS that took most of the day to sort out. Bunch of stuff had the routers address as the dns server and later it changed to the actual address of my isp's dns server. If I manually changed it, the device worked right away.

After a day of resetting stuff and redoing configs, everything is good today.

drymonkey 06-06-2013 09:24 AM

Does this have a bridge mode? I have two routers running tomato right now with one in bridge mode. I was wondering how easy it is to set that up with the manufacture's firmware.

ramoer 06-06-2013 09:42 AM

Staples local delivery is awesome BTW, ordered yesterday afternoon, arrived this morning before 8:00 AM.

k2000 06-06-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 59917846)
Does this have a bridge mode? I have two routers running tomato right now with one in bridge mode. I was wondering how easy it is to set that up with the manufacture's firmware.

I guess not from all reviews I read. It seems having only Router mode and access point mode. Maybe some guys owning it confirm this for you :nod:

roller9 06-06-2013 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59908696)
Wireless signal on this thing is terrible, even compared to my Linksys E3000. Back it goes...

user error

ppwanngy 06-06-2013 11:44 AM

kiosk order this morning at 41.xx total, awesome! Thx

sAis 06-06-2013 01:50 PM

User error my foot, I updated the firmware and it was a non-performer still.

sklar 06-06-2013 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59924416)
User error my foot

Well there's your problem. You're not supposed to use your feet.:lol:

sdsniffer 06-06-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sAis (Post 59924416)
User error my foot, I updated the firmware and it was a non-performer still.

Could you provide the detail about "non-performer", like what kind of speed you were getting?

xavier1103 06-06-2013 03:00 PM

Bought it this Monday. Arrived on Tuesday. Set up on Wednesday and asked for a price match with the coupon. Using the WiFi now. Working great. Showed 30 Mbps download on speedtest while I only have 15 Mbps internet.

doodude 06-06-2013 03:12 PM

Just received mine and hooked it up... literally 10x as fast transfer to my network drive through wireless (had an Asus G router hooked up). So far so good, just hope it lasts!

Getting 8MB/s via wireless to my NAS (mybook live). I know that's not crazy fast, but since I was getting 1MB/s at best, I'm happy. I haven't tried to optimize anything...

hodaddy 06-06-2013 03:26 PM

Well I finally jumped in online. Used the coupon and reward money. Over 900 in stock early this morning and now only 363. Chicago area. Selling at a brisk pace. My local store has them in stock, so I can do an exchange if I get a brick.Thanks OP.

authenticny 06-06-2013 03:55 PM

so i hear these overheat and drop connection alot.... anyone with em have any problems with it yet?

harbin 06-06-2013 09:15 PM

Got mine today. Upadted the firmware. The 5g band is not appearing on any of my PC/phones, only the 2.4g is showing up. Is it normal?

bradkarhu 06-06-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by harbin (Post 59932624)
Got mine today. Upadted the firmware. The band is not appearing on any of my PC/phones, only the 2.4g is showing up. Is it normal?

Only a few of the latest phones support 5ghz wifi

cobjones 06-06-2013 09:41 PM

If anyone is still looking for one let me know. My staples has this for 56 and I could pick it up for someone.

neasoon 06-07-2013 08:06 AM

so bad no dd-wrt or any other third party firmware support. the router has issue to resolve local hostnames. say i have two clients "client1" and "client2", there is no way to ping hostname "client2" from "client1"...

so after a while, i switched back to my old linksys e3000 with tomato and i feel much better

yazyazoo 06-07-2013 08:15 AM

I have been having random disconnects on the LAN to my Powerline connected HTPC. XBMC won't find the directory for a few seconds and gives an error. Never happened on TP Link or Asus.

This is probably going back. I really wanted the 7 Gb ports.

ramoer 06-07-2013 08:54 AM

I tested this for a few hours yesterday and the 2.4Ghz N band was really weak. Going to return and wait for a good deal on a RT-N66U.

nc3780 06-07-2013 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 59917846)
Does this have a bridge mode? I have two routers running tomato right now with one in bridge mode. I was wondering how easy it is to set that up with the manufacture's firmware.

I have it on bridge mode after I changed the wifi passwords. I searched for it and found it eventually in some additional features menu. have to change it from router mode to wireless access point mode (wap).

took less than 2 mins to do everything so I don't remember the exact location anymore.

drymonkey 06-07-2013 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by nc3780 (Post 59942242)
I have it on bridge mode after I changed the wifi passwords. I searched for it and found it eventually in some additional features menu. have to change it from router mode to wireless access point mode (wap).

took less than 2 mins to do everything so I don't remember the exact location anymore.

Thanks,

I will probably just use this for the main router (till that Asus or Tp-Link drops in price) and one of my other tomato router as a bridge then. Is it fairly easy to set up Guest with the manufacture firmware?

nc3780 06-07-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by drymonkey (Post 59942398)
Thanks,

I will probably just use this for the main router (till that Asus or Tp-Link drops in price) and one of my other tomato router as a bridge then. Is it fairly easy to set up Guest with the manufacture firmware?

yup everything is pretty straightfoward. so far no issues with anything. signal str on 2.4 is about the same as previous belkin router but I'm connected to 5g band now. I was getting about 15-20 mbps now it's around 35, I'm on 50mbit from cable. Since I'm sorta far from the router it's a good jump.

gmxno 06-07-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ramoer (Post 59941016)
I tested this for a few hours yesterday and the 2.4Ghz N band was really weak. Going to return and wait for a good deal on a RT-N66U.

I also have the same experience; 5g works great but 2.4g IS VERY weak..

gmxno 06-07-2013 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59939858)
I have been having random disconnects on the LAN to my Powerline connected HTPC. XBMC won't find the directory for a few seconds and gives an error. Never happened on TP Link or Asus.

This is probably going back. I really wanted the 7 Gb ports.

Funny thing is GB ports works really bad; my Linksys GB ports gives me throughput of 100 plus MB/ sec but this one gives less than 30MB/sec... will test it out for next few days (BTW, I updated to the newest firmware)

k2000 06-07-2013 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 59939858)
I have been having random disconnects on the LAN to my Powerline connected HTPC. XBMC won't find the directory for a few seconds and gives an error. Never happened on TP Link or Asus.

This is probably going back. I really wanted the 7 Gb ports.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramoer (Post 59941016)
I tested this for a few hours yesterday and the 2.4Ghz N band was really weak. Going to return and wait for a good deal on a RT-N66U.

I realize that many people made a mistake about wireless signal of this router. This router have WMM or another feature like APSD which reduces the wireless transmission power to save battery for mobile devices when the connection is idle. If you want to check the sigmal strength, you need download or copy files... My ipad shows only 1-2 bars in idle state but jumps to full bars by refreshing browser.
QoS of this router reduces the copying speed between NAS and PC in my lan. When QoS is on, the speed is only 10-11MB/s but by turning it off, the speed increases to 15-16MB/s, quite impressive :))
One thing i do not like this router is that I am unable to rename samba drive (file sharing) of my USB flash as I can do this with tomato firmware or openwrt on my tp-link and linksys routers. In addition, I do not know how to turn the fan on to check it works or not.
I am really impressed with 2.4GHz wireless speed of this router, much better than that of E3000.

shanebo 06-07-2013 06:18 PM

Stopped by Staples to order one of these today -- salesman said they've had a ton of returns of these units and suggested that I buy something else. This, combined with the reviews/comments, convinced me to pass.

k2000 06-08-2013 06:34 AM

This router has overheated problem, this may be the reason of wireless signal drop.

sdsniffer 06-08-2013 06:36 AM

I received this route yesterday, fully tested with multiple tools last night, decided to return it back!
I upgraded the firmware to the latest version(before the upgrade, I also tested the original version).
very bad signal for both 2.4 and 5(even during large data copy, so it wasn't in power save mode or something)! Even my neighbor's router had stronger signal. I tried to copy data from NAS, LAN performance was good(stable at 30MB/s), but wireless is around 2~5MB/s, and the main problem was that it wasn't stable, kept dropping to 10~50KB/s!!
The box was warm, not hot as far.

BTW, I am a Sr. network engineer for living, I know what I was doing.

hodaddy 06-08-2013 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k2000 (Post 59960138)
This router has overheated problem, this may be the reason of wireless signal drop.

Are you replying or are you experiencing dropouts?? So many mixed reviews here.

k2000 06-08-2013 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hodaddy (Post 59960406)
Are you replying or are you experiencing dropouts?? So many mixed reviews here.

yep. Not only dropouts but even slow down by overheating. I guess the hardware design of this router has problem.
I am trying to downgrade the firmware to version 1.03.11 to test the stability of connection. If the problem still exist, the router will go back to Staples :))

k2000 06-08-2013 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsniffer (Post 59960168)
I received this route yesterday, fully tested with multiple tools last night, decided to return it back!
I upgraded the firmware to the latest.
very bad signal for both 2.4 and 5(even during large data copy, so it wasn't in power save mode or something)! Even my neighbor's router had stronger signal. I tried to copy data from NAS, LAN performance was good(stable at 30MB/s), but wireless is around 2~5MB/s, and the main problem was that it wasn't stable, kept dropping to 10~50KB/s!!
The box was warm, not hot as far.

Maybe you should look at refurbished Asus RT-N66R deal ($100) as a replacement.


Can we return it in store although we ordered it online ?

sklar 06-08-2013 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by doodude (Post 59926240)
Getting 8MB/s via wireless to my NAS (mybook live). I know that's not crazy fast, but since I was getting 1MB/s at best, I'm happy. I haven't tried to optimize anything...

Thats about what I'm getting to a 5400rpm external usb WD drive.

Anyone with a heat problem or weak 2.4GHz speeds have a bad router and should swap it. Mine remained barely warm to the touch when it was >85 degrees in here yesterday. Best 2.4GHz range and speed I've seen from a router.

I also see some people that were threadcrapping on it earlier claim to have bought it and 'its just as bad as I thought', so I'm questioning whether they actually bought one...

sdsniffer 06-08-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k2000 (Post 59960578)
Maybe you should look at refurbished Asus RT-N66R deal ($100) as a replacement.


Can we return it in store although we ordered it online ?

I will keep using my Asus RT-N10+(N150) for now, at least it's better(faster and more stable) than this MyNet.

Yes, for sure we can return online orders.

k2000 06-08-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by sklar (Post 59960608)
Thats about what I'm getting to a 5400rpm external usb WD drive.

Anyone with a heat problem or weak 2.4GHz speeds have a bad router and should swap it. Mine remained barely warm to the touch when it was >85 degrees in here yesterday. Best 2.4GHz range and speed I've seen from a router.

I also see some people that were threadcrapping on it earlier claim to have bought it and 'its just as bad as I thought', so I'm questioning whether they actually bought one...

It depends on your wireless adapter being one streaming , 2 streaming or 3 streaming. My laptop adapter is 2 streaming, my NAS is GoFlex and I got 13-14MB/s (not Mb/s) for copying file

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Originally Posted by sdsniffer (Post 59960682)
I will keep using my Asus RT-N10+(N150) for now, at least it's better(faster and more stable) than this MyNet.

Yes, for sure we can return online orders.

Do we need RMA by calling first or only bring all to store for return?

sklar 06-08-2013 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by k2000 (Post 59960754)
It depends on your wireless adapter being one streaming , 2 streaming or 3 streaming. My laptop adapter is 2 streaming, my NAS is GoFlex and I got 13-14MB/s (not Mb/s) for copying file

I'm hitting 35-38MB/s to my tablet from about 75 feet away through a 12" floor and two walls. In the same location my wndr3700 presented a signal but not strong enough for anything to connect to. Something is wrong with either the router or some other gear in your house.

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Do we need RMA by calling first or only bring all to store for return?
Just walk into staples and go to customer service (if they have one) or a register and they'll return it.


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