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TP-Link AC4000 Tri-band MU-MIMO Router - Costco - $150 b/tax + FS

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TP-Link AC4000 for - $150 before tax. Free Shipping

Didn't see this posted and I thought it was a pretty good deal. The product is pretty much comparable to the "Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router".

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-Ultra-fast Processing--An 1.8Ghz 64-bit quad-core CPU handles all and 3 co-processors
-4000 Mbps Wi-Fi speed--1625 Mbps on both 5G bands and 750Mbps on 2.4G band
-No more buffering--MU-MIMO and Tri-Band enable the router to connect more devices at the same time
-Far-reaching Range--RangeBoost technology boosts Wi-Fi to farther coverage and Beamforming focuses signal to connect devices
-Secure your network--HomeCare protects your network from malicious attack and you can manage who and how to access the network
-Easy Setup--With intuitive Phone UI or Tether app, your network is ready to go within a minute
-Gigabit Wired Speeds--1 WAN and 4 LAN gigabit ports bring wired speeds to the maximum and Link Aggregation even double it to 2Gbps.



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Thanks OP!

Is this router known by a different name outside of Costco. Trying to find any reviews about it.
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Thanks OP!

Is this router known by a different name outside of Costco. Trying to find any reviews about it.
no, TP Link is popular in Hong Kong n China... n @ Fry's
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Avoid TP-Link model at Costco. They are good at the time you purchase but no future firmware update, which is quite important nowadays.
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I returned Costco models of the netgear nighthawk (r7900p) and the orobi (rbk22) within a week of each other. Then I bought the tp link c4000 and works a lot better than the netgear products. I know the name isn't popular but tp link is up there in reviews for consumers. Look on YouTube Amazon. Very highly rated.
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Thanks OP!

Is this router known by a different name outside of Costco. Trying to find any reviews about it.
From the looks of it the product is actually pretty new on the market release. This is why there isn't many reviews. The only TP-LINK product you can really look at for review is TP-LINK AC3200 and the TP-LINK AC5400. The hardware component is different on all three model. But if you want review about TP-LINK router in general those are the two that are the closest for comparable.

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Avoid TP-Link model at Costco. They are good at the time you purchase but no future firmware update, which is quite important nowadays.
I would have to disagree with you spy4deals. Yes firmware are important whenever their is a security concern or bug fix. But just because a company doesn't release firmware update every year or even every six month does not mean they are bad. This just means that they're product has no known security or bug glitches. A lot of time it does take consumers to report these issue for them to create patches for. A lot of time the component could be a lot more secure than the other brand which is why they need less updates. A great example of that would be comparable of Windows and Apple computer. You see windows computer require more updates and patches over apple computer. The big factor here is that more hackers tend to infiltrate windows computer because it's a common used computer. Also, prior windows did not have any type of security software preinstalled which is why you have to install antivirus and those other scan software. Apple computer already has these feature preinstalled and encryption. So to compare product by update release I think this can't really be comparable.
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Which custom firmware is available for this?
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Which custom firmware is available for this?
James, looks like I jumped ahead of myself regarding the custom firmware. I was reading article for the NetgearX6s AC4000 and for some reason thought it was the TP-LINK AC4000.

Right now I know that dd-wrt and openwrt is working on some of the older AC model. I think dd-wrt is currently testing the AC3200 for TP-Link and will be adding AC5300 for testing in the near future.
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Sold out already???
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Is this router worth it? Not many reviews when I google it.
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Anyone that's bought this, how is the coverage?
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Anyone that's bought this, how is the coverage?
I own it I also bought the net gear nighthawk 7900 and xr 450 all 3 from costco. The netgears have better range but require restarts every few days. Not worth the pain. Just place the router as high as you can in a central location. I get mostly perfect coverage in my 2 story 2500 sqft house with this model. Seems solid so far I'm returning the other 2 asap.
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I own it I also bought the net gear nighthawk 7900 and xr 450 all 3 from costco. The netgears have better range but require restarts every few days. Not worth the pain. Just place the router as high as you can in a central location. I get mostly perfect coverage in my 2 story 2500 sqft house with this model. Seems solid so far I'm returning the other 2 asap.
One cool thing about this router is that in the admin portal you can reschedule an automated reboot. So during the time you are away. You can set the router to automatically reboot during that day and time. I've owned this and so far it's been the best router I've had with no drops and no problems.
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I own it I also bought the net gear nighthawk 7900 and xr 450 all 3 from costco. The netgears have better range but require restarts every few days. Not worth the pain. Just place the router as high as you can in a central location. I get mostly perfect coverage in my 2 story 2500 sqft house with this model. Seems solid so far I'm returning the other 2 asap.
im thinking of ac4000 and xr450, which one is better after u use them
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