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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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  • John M.
  • 3/4/2015 11:04:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood router, be sure to update the firmware.

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 hardware, supports 2.4HGz and 5GHz, can stream video from online and also across my wireless to apple tv and popcorn hour. Be sure to upgrade to the latest firmware (available on manufacturer website)

Cons: didnt see much online about custom firmware for this router / chipset... doesnt really need it though. the range could be better...

Other Thoughts: There are a few tweaks to the configs you need the latest firmware to be able to change. Might not be the best router for people who are not tech savvy... some configuration needed to make this perform best. see what channel other routers near you are running on and try to get your own channel (especially if you are in an apartment)

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  • Jerry M.
  • 3/3/2015 8:24:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTP-Link

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: Awesome router. Upon receiving the router I flashed it with DDWRT. It took about 1 hour to configure the settings. I restarted the router and it has not reset since. I get no errors on any transmissions. I supports guest vlans and has the ability to separate them from internal resources. Runs cool and is perfect for high data transfers. I transferred 39 gigs in about 12 minutes.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I did not try the stock firmware, but DDWRT for the router gives the router many more options than the stock firmware

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  • Jerry M.
  • 2/12/2015 7:34:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTP-Link wdr 3600

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 knew I would be replacing the firmware upon receiving the router. I initially installed Gargoyle as there was more positive reviews, but I quickly discovered that it doesn't support guest networks with encryption. I easily replaced it with DDWRT V24-SP2(03/25/13) std. works like a champ.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's definitely larger than other routers I have had, but it feels solid. You can replace the antennas if necessary, but the range in my 3300 sq ft home is very good. I have it on the second floor, and never drop below 4 bars at the furthest point.

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  • Matthew A.
  • 2/9/2015 8:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSLOOOOW

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: .....?

Cons: I replaced a $14 netgear router I had with this unit and so far it is a joke. It is completely up to date with the latest firmware and gets 1/10th of the speed and 1/2 the range of the cheap router. I expected more for $80. I will continue to monitor and see if it improves, if not I will be returning.

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  • P T.
  • 2/7/2015 7:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBang for the buck 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: Firmware is stable, no need to reboot so far.
Stable connection, no drop outs.
Best performance and features for the sale price.
20+ clients connected without any slow down.
Stock firmware gives best wifi and USB drive performance ( 11 MB/s)
Good enough to cover 2-level 4000sqft home. Even with 2-3 bar signal I can get 33Mbps at farthest part of my house.
Seamless streaming and audio play back from my NAS drive.
2 year warranty.

Cons: slightly week range but there are other models available at extra premium.

Other Thoughts: Tried different build of DD-WRT to see the performance drop 50% with USB drive access and wifi band width as well. So put back stock firmware which is well optimized to give best performance.
Will give a try on OpenWRT or Gargoyle later when newer version is available

This router should work well for most of the users unless you have defective one. This is my first TP-LINK router and I'm impressed with their qualify.
Try different channels to see which gives you best range and performance for your home. I use InSSIDer to check the wifi signals.

I was in-between ASUS RT-N66U and this model, glad that I made the right decision to select this model which is one-third of the price.

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  • rex s.
  • 2/3/2015 8:53:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWireless unstable. Reboot constantly!

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: Easy to install with only a few basic questions.

Cons: Have 4 laptops in house at any given time. Laptops randomly loose internet requiring a manual wireless reset via on/off switch on back of router. Funny how it randomly drops connections. My wife and I can both be online and one of us will get dropped within an hour or two and the other will be fine for another hour. When this happens simply turinig off laptop wireless card power off/on will not fix the problem. I am forced to reset wireless on router. We have to reset wireless daily multiple times to keep everything running, not worth the hastle! This is going to be returned...

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  • Shawn M.
  • 1/20/2015 10:39:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 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: Cheap! Fast! handles my 125Mbs connection with ease. I stream 1080p video as well on the 5Ghz channel without issue to 2 PCs. So far a rock solid router.

Cons: Cant think of any

Other Thoughts: Some people are saying the wireless N is weak. Honestly it is a bit weak probably die to the 50mw radio power. However I live in a pretty EM crowded area, at first when I first hooked up the router to test it, it was on my desk and the range wouldn't even reach a few rooms away. However once I moved it to a shelf about 5 feet off the ground which is about 2 feet from anything electronic. The range increased to easily encompass my apartment. As I said in the Pros section, I stream 1080pm video with ease to multiple computers and sometimes devices at the same time without a hiccup.

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  • timothy b.
  • 1/18/2015 1:05:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDual Band Wireless N600

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: Super easy setup,very fast router

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Great router fast shipping.

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  • Yuan G.
  • 1/13/2015 5:54:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good for the price

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 can get over 58M/download and 15M/upload with this router,that's the maximum speed of my 50M wifi.I believe it will be faster in LAN.Strong signal even 20 feet out of my door.

Cons: I forgot to use the coupon code...

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  • Terri W.
  • 1/7/2015 1:57:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DD-WRT machine!

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: First off, I should say that the first thing I did with this out of the box was to put DD-WRT on it, so I CANNOT speak to the quality of the factory firmware.
I had done my research before buying this model, and was reasonably confident that there was good compatibility. I found some posts on the DD-WRT forums suggesting build 23919, and it's worked perfectly.

+ Throughput is great
+ Connection is solid
+ I even got my USB printer hooked up as a network printer without too much trouble (and it didn't require any SSH or Telnet hacking either!).
+ Gigabit Ethernet ports
+ Got it on sale for only $40

Cons: - Can only host a USB external HDD at speeds of about 5 MB/s. I think this is a result of the weak single-core processor, but regardless, it's too slow to be used for a media NAS. Not enough to knock an egg off, since it wasn't one of the reasons I went with this model. If you just wanted to save documents or small stuff, it'd be fine doubling as a NAS.
- The model with 450 Mbit 5GHz radio just went on sale for only $5 more than I paid for this. Oh well.

Other Thoughts: DD-WRT makes this thing a beast. Make sure you do the factory-to-DD-WRT flash FIRST, and you'll have no issues.

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