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    Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Providing fast speeds at a reasonable price, does TP-LINK have all the bases covered?
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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    I'm quite impressed with TP-Link's kit lately, it often outperforms some of the big names for less money.

    BTW, did you test wired throughput from WAN-LAN, not just between switched ports?

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I'm quite impressed with TP-Link's kit lately, it often outperforms some of the big names for less money.
    Same here, just replaced my slow Netgear ProSafe access point with a <£40 TP-Link which is outperforming the Netgear by quite a margin, both in terms of stability and throughput.

    The "tired" web interface I consider clean, handy explanations on the right panel and fast. It's a router control interface, why does it need to look shiny?

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Agreed, I quite like the TP-Link interface, I'm really not keen on bloated/highly graphical ones.

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    I have an Asus router with the newer interface. I prefer the interface on this TP-Link.

    Looks like Tomato firmware, nice and sleek. I don't want flashy graphics on my router, I just want all the features to be easily accessible and for it to be stable. Less is more!

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    Yay, will be buying this to replace my Home Hub 3, fed up with rubbish wifi and impossible FTP access.

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    i have had one of these for the past 4 months with openwrt installed and it's been flawless. the hardware inside is silly good for the money nad it has 128MB of ram so if you do run a 3rd party firmware then you can do alot with it.
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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    After a bit of digging, it seems this router can indeed handle pretty much wire speed GigE WAN>LAN http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3423...-results-wired

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    I happen to be shopping for an affordable router, so this review caught my attention. Then I looked up what it costs in Japan: http://www.amazon.co.jp/TP-LINK-TL-W...8566680&sr=8-1

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    I'm fond of TP-link gear, mostly because their stuff does the job cheaper than the big name brands.

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Yay, will be buying this to replace my Home Hub 3, fed up with rubbish wifi and impossible FTP access.
    HH3 = not brilliant, but good for *free*

    as it does get DD-WRT, it's made it to my possible list.

    but not sure whether I'll hold out for the Dark Knight instead...

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    nice review i bought this router to use on our bt infinity modem which we get installed tomorrow looking even more better choice after reading your review thanks.

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Could you let us know how smoothly that goes for you? On BT's website, I think they basically say only the HH3 is suitable, but I see no reason other routers wouldn't work. We're considering getting Infinity here once they get around to wiring the new cabinet.

    Also, does anyone know what the modem is like now? At least on the initial version, I heard of major problems with overheating/crashing and mandatory wall mounting.

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Could you let us know how smoothly that goes for you? On BT's website, I think they basically say only the HH3 is suitable, but I see no reason other routers wouldn't work. We're considering getting Infinity here once they get around to wiring the new cabinet.

    Also, does anyone know what the modem is like now? At least on the initial version, I heard of major problems with overheating/crashing and mandatory wall mounting.
    yes no problem will update tomorrow, in the review it does not say if they updated the latest firmware from tp-link site i have. it included updates for the usb ports.
    Fixed the bug that ""Disable router's pin"" can't be saved in backup file.
    Improved the performance when playing RTSP stream and multicast stream.
    Improved the USB data transmission speed.
    Improved the hardware NAT function.
    Improved the stability of media server.
    Improved the WPS function of 5G.

    http://goo.gl/R9lUo

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Also, does anyone know what the modem is like now? At least on the initial version, I heard of major problems with overheating/crashing and mandatory wall mounting.
    Confused - this TP router has to be used in line with the home hub 3 as the TP router has no built in modem.

    Are you referring to the modem in the Home Hub? I hate my Home Hub 3, its wifi is a right pain and BT made things even worse with latest firmware. I also have an issue where I have to reset the hub every few days otherwise certain web sites or games can't connect...

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    Re: Reviews - TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router

    its to be used for a cable modem connection (PPPoE) . bt infinity uses a modem from open reach. the bt home hub 3 can be used on adsl because it contains a modem. it also is used for the infinity connection







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