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Linksys All in One Home WiFi Solution Smart Router AC1750 + AC1200 Extender $45.00 @ Walmart BM (YMMV)

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Went to Walmart (zip 06810) to find some of those GE Z-wave devices, left with this clearanced Linksys bundle (Linksys model F5Z0636). Package was marked $89, shelf was marked $45 and rang up that way.

Reviews look pretty good at this price point for both items, hope someone else can use one! My store had 5 or so left on the shelf.

Package includes:
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1750 (EA6700 - http://www.linksys.com/se/p/P-EA6700/)
Linksys AC1200 BOOST EX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6400 - http://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-RE6400/)

Original Walmart listing: hhttps://www.walmart.com/ip/Linksys-Router-Range-Extnder-Plan/195561796 [walmart.com]

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http://brickseek.com/walmart-inve...=195561796

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I like your thoroughness in posting info about the item, but is a repost.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10143652-select-walmart-stores-linksys-ea6700-router-ac1200-booster-45-availability-may-vary?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

Those are different sku's.. most slickdealers have no idea there are multiple (2 confirmed, rumored 3) of these kits out there.
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For $35 now at my local store :-) YMMV
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No, they are the same, both are AC 1750/1200
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Picked​ one up for $35 in zip 66062.
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Got one for $35 in Upland, CA today.
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I went to Wallyworld to pick up a couple of the Braven BRV-1, and saw this on the rack with a clearance sign. Wasn't even looking for it. So I got the last one for $35. Thanks.
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Wally by my office has 10+ of these in stock. Any idea what the max speed would be running open VPN on this? If I can get at least 20 I'd consider it.
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DD-WRT compatible? Looks like it, but would like to know if it's stable..

Definitely tomato capable: https://advancedtomato.com/downlo...ter/ea6700
Info on H/W: https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index...sys_EA6700
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So my Wally didn't have 11 in stock but they did have 1. I decided to pick up it up for $35 as it's a significantly better setup than the ASUS RT-N12's I have. I don't plan on the CPU being able to handle openVPN on all of my traffic but I'll test it to see what kind of speeds I get.
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So my Wally didn't have 11 in stock but they did have 1. I decided to pick up it up for $35 as it's a significantly better setup than the ASUS RT-N12's I have. I don't plan on the CPU being able to handle openVPN on all of my traffic but I'll test it to see what kind of speeds I get.
Definitely a big step-up from your RT-N12. I used the RT-N13U for many years with DD-WRT, and also picked up one of these to try out on alternate firmwares. The process is a bit more involved as there's dual flash banks for storing the firmware in the EA-6700.

What type of vpn connections are you looking to do, outbound (client) or inbound (server)?
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Definitely a big step-up from your RT-N12. I used the RT-N13U for many years with DD-WRT, and also picked up one of these to try out on alternate firmwares. The process is a bit more involved as there's dual flash banks for storing the firmware in the EA-6700.

What type of vpn connections are you looking to do, outbound (client) or inbound (server)?
Outbound VPN. I just signed up for a year of torguard and was initially hoping to put it on the router. after some digging around I realized that's not as simple as configuring it on an old router with DDWRT. I sideloaded the torguard Android TV APK to My Fire TV last night which work really well so I think I'll just use VPN at the device level.

I have been using DDWRT for as long as I can remember but was thinking of giving the stock Linksys firmware a shot. Especially with VPN not being a reasonable option on this router. OEM firmware seems to have many more features than they used to and I don't need all of the bells and whistles of DDWRT. did you try out the stock firmware at all?

Does the range extender act like a second access point or will devices roam seamlessly between the router and the range extender? I am assuming the former but hoping for the latter.
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DD-WRT compatible? Looks like it, but would like to know if it's stable..
I want to know too, can't find much info on DD-WRT for this router.
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Outbound VPN. I just signed up for a year of torguard and was initially hoping to put it on the router. after some digging around I realized that's not as simple as configuring it on an old router with DDWRT. I sideloaded the torguard Android TV APK to My Fire TV last night which work really well so I think I'll just use VPN at the device level.

I have been using DDWRT for as long as I can remember but was thinking of giving the stock Linksys firmware a shot. Especially with VPN not being a reasonable option on this router. OEM firmware seems to have many more features than they used to and I don't need all of the bells and whistles of DDWRT. did you try out the stock firmware at all?

Does the range extender act like a second access point or will devices roam seamlessly between the router and the range extender? I am assuming the former but hoping for the latter.
I haven't tested it out yet, but it looks like there's openvpn support in tomato. You will likely get much better performance at the device level.

Presently just researching and getting things ready for the EA6700. I am doing a longer term stability test on an older dual-band Asus router with USB cellular modem (Mobley) as the WAN.
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