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*COSTCO* TP-Link AC3200 (3000 costco model) Wi-Fi Tri-Band Gigabit Router $129.99 FS

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Brand: TP-LINK
Model: Archer C3000 (real model is 3200)
Item #1081114

Features:
Splits Wi-Fi Into Three High-speed Bands
6 High-performance Dual Band Antennas
1GHz Dual-core CPU
Smart Connect

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From what I can tell, this is the Costco model number for the Archer C3200, right? If so, I'd take this over the eBay deal, for Costco's extended warranty and return policy.
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From what I can tell, this is the Costco model number for the Archer C3200, right? If so, I'd take this over the eBay deal, for Costco's extended warranty and return policy.

it is the C3200. I wonder if anyone has put ddwrt or tomato on this bad boy?
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it is the C3200. I wonder if anyone has put ddwrt or tomato on this bad boy?
I looked it up for you. Low chances since it hasn't been tested yet. (DD-WRT is looking for a donation router to try. This is for c3200 and not the Costco version, which adds extra complications.......) You should look up Tomato for other people now
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I looked it up for you. Low chances since it hasn't been tested yet. (DD-WRT is looking for a donation router to try. This is for c3200 and not the Costco version, which adds extra complications.......) You should look up Tomato for other people now

no it looks like no tomato either. Bummer..

More info here [reddit.com]
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no it looks like no tomato either. Bummer..

More info here [reddit.com]
Lol. Yaaaaaay teamwork!
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Hi, I'm not savvy with respect to 3rd party firmware, not sure if it provides any features I'd use.

I want smooth HD streaming and a reliable iPhone connection on my deck. I'm not a gamer.

I have a small ranch house with wet plaster walls if that matters.

I just tried a Linksys AC1750 EA6500 and saw no range improvement over my old Netgear WNDR400 N750. I just need 15' more range!

Any suggestions on a fast router with a long range? TIA.
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Hi, I'm not savvy with respect to 3rd party firmware, not sure if it provides any features I'd use.

I want smooth HD streaming and a reliable iPhone connection on my deck. I'm not a gamer.

I have a small ranch house with wet plaster walls if that matters.

I just tried a Linksys AC1750 EA6500 and saw no range improvement over my old Netgear WNDR400 N750. I just need 15' more range!

Any suggestions on a fast router with a long range? TIA.
I have had similar issues and I ended up getting Archer C9 and it has been solid.

Am debating if I need to get this to upgrade from C9 (since I just got a Gigabit Internet) 🤔
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Last time I bought a tp-link AC5200 it was just the regular AC5400 (said so on the sticker on the bottom) in an AC5200 box. About the shallowest rebranding you can get.

Took standard AC5400 firmware and said it was the AC5400 in the router menu's.

And then it died (bootloop) about 3 days out of warranty. After a bad review on Amazon they replied and said they'd take care of me. Then completely ignored my support emails.

Good thing it was a costco purchase. They quickly refunded my money. I went with three onhub routers I got for $70 each as refurbs. No more expensive high end routers for me.
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Hi, I'm not savvy with respect to 3rd party firmware, not sure if it provides any features I'd use.
The benefit of 3rd party firmware like *WRT or Tomato isn't just that it provides additional capabilities. It's that it provides an open source replacement for often vulnerability-riddled OEM firmwares.

TP-Link is no stranger to security alerts. But that can be said of a lot of OEMs. This year Netgear, Linksys and D-link were also hit with security alerts for remote exploits. The FTC went so far as to file a lawsuit against D-link (Asus, also, I think?) this year because their routers and WIFI cameras were so insecure.

Replacing OEM firmware with 3rd party firmware isn't a guarantee of security but the replacement code is open-source so obvious vulnerabilities (like hidden secondary admin accounts with hard-coded passwords) are less likely to exist.
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The benefit of 3rd party firmware like *WRT or Tomato isn't just that it provides additional capabilities. It's that it provides an open source replacement for often vulnerability-riddled OEM firmwares.

TP-Link is no stranger to security alerts. But that can be said of a lot of OEMs. This year Netgear, Linksys and D-link were also hit with security alerts for remote exploits. The FTC went so far as to file a lawsuit against D-link (Asus, also, I think?) this year because their routers and WIFI cameras were so insecure.

Replacing OEM firmware with 3rd party firmware isn't a guarantee of security but the replacement code is open-source so obvious vulnerabilities (like hidden secondary admin accounts with hard-coded passwords) are less likely to exist.

Ok, that is helpful info. Thanks. It does seem odd that OEMs wouldn't simply use 3rd party open source solutions for thier firmware if it adds no cost and improved security, but I'm satisfied with the knowledge you provided.
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No longer showing in stock.
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No longer showing in stock.
Back in stock. Just ordered.
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It's showing back in stock for me too.
Just ordered mine.
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Its back in stock, i am in the market for good wireless router. My internet just upgraded to 200MBPS. Please suggest some good and economical routers to make use of high seed internet service. I mainly use for video streaming, work from home, some gaming. 3 laptops, 3 ipads and 4 cell phones, i live in a 1200sft appartment.
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