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Tanga has ASUS TM-AC1900 T-Mobile Dual-Band Gigabit Router (Open Box) on sale for $54.99. Shipping is free. Thanks munzdeals92

Note, alternatively it's available refurbished for $47.99.

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  • ASUS TM-AC1900 Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • AC Adapter
  • Ethernet cable
  • User manual
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Head over to pcmag and CNET for their reviews. This router is also compatible with third party firmware such as DD-WRT, Tomato and Asuswrt-Merlin.

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Tanga [tanga.com] has ASUS TM AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Router (Open Box) for $54.99. Shipping is free.

Also available refurbished [tanga.com] for $47.99

*This was a +73 frontpage deal last month

Includes:
  • ASUS TM-AC1900 Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • AC Adapter
  • Ethernet cable
  • User manual
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http://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u - This guy took info from a bunch of sources including this site from a mega thread on it from a recent deal. Not only that, he took advice from people who commented with the lastest change about a week ago so it's up to date.

Also bookmark these sites and if you ordered this I guess we have a month to research on what firmware to get. At least get the Asus instead of stock, but when Asus themselves took features that Merlin did that says it all and not as complex as dd-wrt which scares some people away.

Latest Asus (official): https://www.asus.com/us/Networkin..._Download/
Latest Merlin: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/...e5xc252czd
Latest dd-wrt: https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index...s_RT-AC68U
Latest Tomato: https://advancedtomato.com/downlo...r/rt-ac68u

If you have a fast connection you may benefit more from Merlin or official builds as they have enabled hardware acceleration which allows the router to download at higher speeds.

Merlins features: https://www.snbforums.com/threads...ters.7846/

DD-WRT features: https://www.flashrouters.com/lear...-is-dd-wrt

Tomato features: https://www.flashrouters.com/lear...-is-tomato

People even made add-ons for Merlin including ad blocking and more through your router: https://www.snbforums.com/threads...9-1.37511/

A forked firmware of Merlin on steroids: https://www.snbforums.com/threads...6e4.18914/
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What's stopping them from calling a refurbished unit "open box" ? They both come in similar packaging.
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I used this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_giMfTYIzI

I was getting random connection drops using t-mobile's stock firmware on the 5ghz band. But once I flashed it to merlin the router became stable.

I even removed the front faceplate of the router to try and cool it down, but still experienced random connection loss on stock firmware.
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What's stopping them from calling a refurbished unit "open box" ? They both come in similar packaging.
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"T-Mobile Wi-Fi CellSpot Router "

"T-Mobile Branded Top-Seller from ASUS!"

"Advanced T-Mobile security features"

The picture shows that is the T-Mobile version 'Personal CellSpot'.

Not really the ASUS 1900.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s...=asus+1900
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"T-Mobile Wi-Fi CellSpot Router "

"T-Mobile Branded Top-Seller from ASUS!"

"Advanced T-Mobile security features"

The picture shows that is the T-Mobile version 'Personal CellSpot'.

Not really the ASUS 1900.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s...=asus+1900
its the same hardware just different firmware. =(. come on where have you been? You can downgrade firmware and load on the asus factory firmware with some effort.
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Quote from ccdeviney
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"T-Mobile Wi-Fi CellSpot Router "

"T-Mobile Branded Top-Seller from ASUS!"

"Advanced T-Mobile security features"

The picture shows that is the T-Mobile version 'Personal CellSpot'.

Not really the ASUS 1900.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_s...=asus+1900
They did mention "TM".
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its the same hardware just different firmware. =(. come on where have you been? You can downgrade firmware and load on the asus factory firmware with some effort.
Yes, I already know that.

But I am pointing out that it is the T-Mobile version NOT the ASUS 1900.
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I got this from the last deal. Rock solid and massive upgrade over non AC router

I was going to flash Merlin on it but didn't see the need
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As a post-paid customer, I received this router for free from Tmobile last week.
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Been running this for 2 years with Merlin, very stable and fast
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I got this from the last deal. Rock solid and massive upgrade over non AC router

I was going to flash Merlin on it but didn't see the need
I flashed merlin on mine so I could check the temps of the router.
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I flashed merlin on mine so I could check the temps of the router.
What guide did you use?

Most of them seem to be outdated
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As a post-paid customer, I received this router for free from Tmobile last week.
How did you get a free router from T-Mobile? I tried asking them through Customer Chat about 1/2 year ago and they had no clue about what I was talking about. I am a post-paid T-Mobile customer.
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How did you get a free router from T-Mobile? I tried asking them through Customer Chat about 1/2 year ago and they had no clue about what I was talking about. I am a post-paid T-Mobile customer.
Matter of fact, this is my second router from Tmobile for free. First one had issues so they replaced it for free.
All I said that I don't receive good Tmobile signal at my home location (which is true in my case) so I want to use wi-fi calling feature to make/receive calls. I also told them that my current router is not working so can't use wifi calling. They immediately sent me a new router without any questions. Just remember, you may have to pay $25 refundable fee which is returned when you cancel or return their router.
Good Luck
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the only thing i dont like about this otherwise excellent router is if you enable https and you should, is you have to accept the self signed certificate everytime the thing needs to be rebooted. which thankfully isn't very often.
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