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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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  • Eric C.
  • 11/23/2014 12:17:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a Longterm Solution (Lasted 90 days)

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: The speeds were great for a few weeks. Great that it supported DD-WRT.

Cons: It seems to drop connections constantly. I used to have a solid connection on the 2.4GHz band with 5 iPhones, 2 iPads, an iMac, an Xbox and Wii while keeping my work NAS and MacBook Pro on the 5GHz band. Now I can't get a connection at all in my basement and being in the same room with the router, the 2.4 GHz band will drop constantly and the 5GHz band only seems to be decent if you are in the same room with the router.

Other Thoughts: I've flashed this router to install the latest TP-Link firmware when they are released and finally flashed it to DD-WRT to see if that would fix the connection issues. I've determined it is a hardware issue, at this point and regret buying this model. All of this makes me leery of TP-Link, now.

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  • Eric C.
  • 11/22/2014 3:36:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot a Longterm Solution

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: The speeds were great for a few weeks. Great that it supported DD-WRT.

Cons: It seems to drop connections constantly. I used to have a solid connection on the 2.4GHz band with 5 iPhones, 2 iPads, an iMac, an Xbox and Wii while keeping my work NAS and MacBook Pro on the 5GHz band. Now I can't get a connection at all in my basement and being in the same room with the router, the 2.4 GHz band will drop constantly and the 5GHz band only seems to be decent if you are in the same room with the router.

Other Thoughts: I've flashed this router to install the latest TP-Link firmware when they are released and finally flashed it to DD-WRT to see if that would fix the connection issues. I've determined it is a hardware issue, at this point and regret buying this model. All of this makes me leery of TP-Link, now.

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  • CHRISTOPHER D.
  • 11/21/2014 11:47:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSet it & Forget it

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: Lots of options in user interface. I don't have to fiddle with it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Using as a network hub with DCHP and WAN disabled and as a repeater for the Concast (sic) router.

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  • Adam W.
  • 10/28/2014 12:40:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 90 days

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: none

Cons: the 2.4 band quit working as well as the hardline speed was throttled a few days after getting out of 90 day warranty. The wireless strength was also much worse (when it was working) than my previous att uverse router. The house across the street had a better connection than this inside my house.

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  • Amir J.
  • 10/27/2014 3:22:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunctional, fast, reliable 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: - Very cost effective.
- Concurrent 500-600 No problem.
- Never just quits, I have a full home network connected and it just works without skipping a beat.
- Interface has alot of information about options built in.

Cons: - The interface is snappy but looks outdated.
- Only USB 2.0.
-The usb port is not very user friendly to share. It only works for me as a media server, being able to map it wouldve been nice.
- Range of 5 Ghz is a bit more poor than a few other routers I've used.

Other Thoughts: I am a home user, with devices of various capabilities ( band, speed ,ect) and this is the first router that can handle them all, with zero drop in the connection.

It is more reliable than the old Linksys routers, and I am glad a company can make a simple, fast, and reliable product at a good price.

A+! Because of this product I already have started to buy primary TP link products.

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  • Christopher E.
  • 10/17/2014 9:54:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHas issues

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: The router has good throughput and works well as a wired router. Tech support is reasonably responsive and will issue an RMA when required.

Cons: I've been through four routers (replaced under warranty) in less than two years. I suspect that the cooling is inadequate and I've moved the router to a cooler location.
Guest mode functionality is worthless. The non-guest mode security interferes with guest mode.

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  • Clifton J.
  • 10/5/2014 4:38:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFits my needs

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 on the 2.4gHz band. Has no trouble going through a couple of walls. My PC is about 60 feet away from the router with 2 walls between it. Still have full bars. Ran speed tests with both the 2.4 wifi and with ethernet (cat 5E) on a 20Mbps connection, and it ran near identical speed tests results. Both 20Mbps. Pings results were about the same too. The 5ghz was lacking in strength though. (elaborated below) Firmware is fine. Decent features there , too. Unit doesnt get too warm.

Cons: The biggest issue is the 5Ghz band. Of course 5ghz doesnt have as much distance , but is in general faster/snappier. I have my game systems about 30-35 feet away with a wall between the router and them, and I was only getting about 60% signal strength off the 5ghz. I was expecting some loss VS the 2.4, but not that much. 2.4 strength was at 90%+ or so. (tried adjusting the antennas , but had limited improvement)

Other Thoughts: All in all, its a very good router for the price. I am happy with the purchase. It's reliable and has a good 2.4 signal strength (not the best, nor worst). The only downside is I feel the 5Ghz is a tad weaker than it should be.

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  • Robert L.
  • 10/1/2014 12:31:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Well, and Streams HD too...

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 RightOutaTheBox! - No Problems (Easy setup), Runnin just fine, wired and Wireless - Hope it Lasts...

Range and speed must be pretty good, can stream HD Tv from a SiliconDust Prime (3 tuner) network device anywhere thruout a 3 story townhouse either wired or wirelessly, so it seams to be workin well...

Cons: Non yet...

Other Thoughts: Will give it another star after it runs a full year...

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  • William K.
  • 9/21/2014 2:51:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQualcomm Atheros Chipset, OpenWRT support

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: Working fine with stock firmware, but purchased for the good OpenWRT support that I plan to use in future. Range is good, but not great.

Cons: So many green blinking lights on front, don't put it on your desk where you need to see it all the time.

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  • Charles D.
  • 9/10/2014 12:06:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSave Your 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: Wireless worked great for 10 months. Reliable: fast speeds; good range in a large 2 story home; zero downtime. Web based router software is easy to access and manage. No crapware included [thank you TP-Link].

Cons: Wireless network started doing strange things: Stopped recognizing password or network name; Updated firmware, reset router, changed network settings, but to no avail. Running Norton IS. Performed multiple diagnostic tests for intrusion, etc.

Other Thoughts: Worked as advertised for under 1 yr. Conclusion: A waste of time and money. Clever and glossy marketing obscured the fact that the product is inferior. By comparison, I have a Belkin Play N600 purchased in 2010 that still runs at top speed.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to review our product.

We are sorry to see that this device stopped working for you.

There are some instances where Norton will conflict with the Wireless profile and stop a connection wirelessly.

Some things that may help would be to reset the Network profile and disable Norton to see if a connection can be made.

If you find that the device does ineed have issues, then you can always RMA the Router and we will replace it with a new one.

Feel free to contact us directly with any issues or concerns.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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