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TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

  • Simultaneous Dual Band,300+300Mbps
  • USB Storage, Printer, Media Server
  • IP based bandwidth control
  • Wireless On/Off Switch
  • Live Parental Control
  • 2 External antennas
  • WPA/WPA2
  • Windows 8 compatible

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Shane P.
  • 2/12/2016 6:56:29 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThink it's finally dead ...

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: Good range, decent functionality, initially stable

Cons: Stability decreases over time; inexplicably died this morning after 2.5 years

Other Thoughts: Overall, this was a decent router. Very good range (reached every corner of my ~4400 sq. ft. house). Dual bands worked well to cover my 10-12 wireless devices (wife and 3 kids, each with their own tablets/phones/laptops). Had a firmware issue about a year ago when it powered up but nothing else -- customer service did a good job helping me fix the issue. Over the last six months, however, it's been dropping signal with increasing frequency. Had to reset once a month, then once a week. Went to reset it this morning and it would no longer power on, so I guess it's dead. Can't remember what I paid for it, but I won't be buying another one -- $70 for an outdated router that lasts just 2.5 years doesn't sound like much of a deal to me. Router was decent while it lasted (but I expected it to last longer ...).

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  • Brian B.
  • 1/29/2016 6:46:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt's Okish

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: Price
The user interface and setup are easy.

Cons: As noted by others even the simplest changes require a reboot and sometimes it fails to reboot and you need to turn it off and on.
I am not getting the range on it that I did with my uverse 2wire. I am one floor up and maybe 40 feet and the single is sometimes unusable.

Update:

After a lot of back and fourth and nonsensical changes (like changing the SID) as well as replacing the unit; the wireless still has intermittent connectivity issues. When it works it is great, but when it doesn't it is rather frustrating. Buy something better.

Other Thoughts: I will probably relocate it to see if I can get a better range and hope that they release a better firmware that stops this reboot nonsense for any change.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2016 8:48:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: i have it running ddwrt and have had no problems

Cons: doesn't have all the knowledge in the universe :(

Other Thoughts: great product

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  • Patrick W.
  • 12/31/2015 7:10:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot stable

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: Price for the features.

Cons: The unit is not stable on the factory firmware. With factory firmware random devices on the network would lose connection to the internet although they were still connected to the local network. A router reboot fixes the issue but is annoying.

I have updated the router to the latest manufacturers firmware. It is somewhat better, but now all devices lose connection to the internet. It happens less frequently, but it is just as annoying.

I have tried DD-WRT, but could not get VPN pass through to work correcting (required for a work computer). The router appeared to be stable, but the VPN issue was a deal breaker for me. It might be OK for someone with more VPN configuration skills than me although VPN pass through should not really have any major configuration changes to make.

Other Thoughts: Update: I finally got DD-WRT working with the VPN. Still having issues. The clients are still connected to the wifi signal, but there is no internet access. This appears to be an old issue and I really thought that DD-WRT firmware would correct it. No luck. 1.5 weeks after DD-WRT install and I am experiencing the same issues. This may be acceptable to some people, but not me. I only had to restart my old Linksys an average of once per year in the 10+ years that I used it. This TL-Link is junk. I am lowing my rating to 1 egg,

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for your reply and we are sorry to see that you are having trouble.

It is hard to determine why you may be loosing Internet access, but it would be worth while checking to see if the WAN port is obtaining an IP address.

You may find that some issues with the connection could be with the connection between the Router and the Modem or even the Modem to ISP.

Again it is hard to see where the issue could be but you may feel free to call us directly for more assistance.

Some of these issues may also be related to DNS which you may want try changing for trouble-shooting purposes.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any issues or concerns.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Michael S.
  • 12/29/2015 12:53:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsConstantly Cuts Out

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: When it's working, the router works great.

Cons: I'm constantly getting kicked off the internet every hour. I work from home sometimes and it's near impossible to get any work done. The internet is extremely spotty when hooked up to this router, both hardwired and wifi. It's totally fine when I'm directly connected to the modem.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this to anyone as it just doesn't work most of the time.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to check out our Router.

We are sorry to see that you are having some issues with this device.

Some things that we may want to look at is Router and Modem ip conflict. If they both have the same ip address then you may some some frequent disconnects.

Updating the firmware for this device is another good method to try to improve stability.

You may find the firmware on our site at: http://www.tp-link.us/download/TL-WDR3600.html#Firmware

If you are still having issues then please feel free to contact our support team directly for further assistance.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2015 10:09:26 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLasted 1.5 years

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: Worked reasonably well for 1.5 years. Functional straight out of the box, decent array of configurable parameters, convenient USB ports for data storage.

Cons: WiFi dropping out after being in service for about 1.5 years. After cycling power WiFi functionality is restored for about an hour, then dead again. WiFi router without WiFi functionality is pretty worthless.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for checking out our Router.

We are sorry to see that you are now starting to have problems with this device.

If you haven't done so already then I would suggest trying to upgrade the firmware of this device from our website at: http://www.tp-link.us/download/TL-WDR3600.html#Firmware

This may help with any possible bugs or issues that you are experiencing.

We do have a 2 year manufacture warranty and can replace the device if it is in fact dead or broken.

Please feel free to reach out to our 24 hour technical support for any assistance and trouble-shooting.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2015 1:13:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood router easy setup

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: low cost. does what is needed. comes with gigabit ethernet

Cons: Doesnt make you change admin settings when setting up router. the settings to change it are hidden.

Other Thoughts: the web based ui is a bit awkward at first. its not the easiest router that i have used but also not the hardest.

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  • Jason W.
  • 12/4/2015 12:22:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood router for the money

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: I bought this to replace an aging Linksys e1000. I was hoping to get better range, throughput with a proliferation of wifi capable devices, and the gigabit ports were a nice upside. The far reaches of my house have better coverage now, and my wifi transfer speeds are definitely up vs. the older router.

One reason for buying this router was the dd-wrt compatibility, but the OEM firmware is working well enough I haven't made time to mess with that yet.

Cons: It doesn't have AC band or half a dozen antennas, but you get what you pay for. I'm happy.

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  • Aaron C.
  • 12/4/2015 11:01:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied 4 months later

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: Worked without issues for 6 months.
Config was easy.

Cons: Didn't handle bridging very well.
Wireless died after 4 months of use.

Other Thoughts: Disposable equipment.

Another TP-Link AP I had died after about 1 year of use.

Giving it 3 stars because it worked fine until the end.

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  • Bryce M.
  • 11/28/2015 1:59:45 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Router

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch

Pros: For the price, this is a bomb proof router. I have used this with stock, dd-wrt & openwrt over the past 2 years. Never gives me any issues and ran dd & open flawlessly. Best $70 I have ever spent on a networking item.

Cons: None.

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