TP-LINK N600 WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless Router (dd-wrt Compatible) £34.99 @ Argos/ebay
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TP-LINK N600 WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless Router (dd-wrt Compatible) £34.99 @ Argos/ebay

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Found 31st May 2015
With simultaneous dual band, you have 600Mbps bandwidth to power numerous bandwidth intensive applications at the same time around a large home or office setting, where simple tasks such as e-mail or web browsing over 2.4GHz at 300Mbps and more latency sensitive tasks such as online gaming or HD video streaming over the 5GHz at 300Mbps.
2 USB 2.0 port convenient for network-connected users to share files through the devices FTP server. Built-in media server allows users to share music, video and photos with Windows Media Player, PS3 or X-BOX 360.
Wireless standards a/b/g/n.
Cable connection.
4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports & 1 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port.
Transfer speed up to N600Mbps.
Weight 1.3kg.
Size L24.3, W16.1, D3.25cm.
Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
EAN: 6935364070014 .

59 Comments

Seriously cheap!

I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.

I still have no WiFi signal in some rooms. Can someone with knowledge confirm I can use this via 500mb homeplugs to provide wireless access in the dead zone in my house?

spoonyboy, get powerline adaptor and a wifi powerline adaptor .. Also try different wifi channels on the d2

taras

spoonyboy, get powerline adaptor and a wifi powerline adaptor

e.g. amazon.co.uk/TP-…44/

looked at those when they were more expensive but would probably need a 4 port switch as well.

I also wanted to take advantage of the 5ghz band after paying out for a dual band router.

already bought this deal, will give it a whizz and if it's hassle then go for those powerlines. cheers

Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For example one in the kitchen and one in my own room to connect to my computer? Sorry, not too experienced with routers and all that?

gerardarmstrong5

Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For … Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For example one in the kitchen and one in my own room to connect to my computer? Sorry, not too experienced with routers and all that?

You would need a router and a repeater. You can buy repeaters / range extenders that just plug in to a wall socket so are out of the way.

Although why not just buy a wireless card for the computers?

SpoonyBoy

I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I … I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I still have no WiFi signal in some rooms. Can someone with knowledge confirm I can use this via 500mb homeplugs to provide wireless access in the dead zone in my house?



Yes mate i have this router and use a wireless TP-Link homeplug upstairs with no problems.

gerardarmstrong5

Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For … Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For example one in the kitchen and one in my own room to connect to my computer? Sorry, not too experienced with routers and all that?



Just use these:

Homeplugs

One connected to your router and the other in your bedroom.

Edited by: "clnsndrs" 31st May 2015

clnsndrs

Yes mate i have this router and use a wireless TP-Link homeplug upstairs … Yes mate i have this router and use a wireless TP-Link homeplug upstairs with no problems.



excellent thanks, I will be using tp link homeplugs as well. if you think of anything I need to look out for/change when setting router up? it would be appreciated.
cheers

SpoonyBoy

excellent thanks, I will be using tp link homeplugs as well. if you … excellent thanks, I will be using tp link homeplugs as well. if you think of anything I need to look out for/change when setting router up? it would be appreciated.cheers



I also have 3 other TP homeplugs wired in my childrens rooms for Xboxes/PS/WDTV etc and they are also ok. The wireless one is in my room connected to a chromecast along with my phone. They work straight out the box once you have paired them with the little button on them.

Very few people need two routers on the same network..

If you need to extend your wireless coverage get either power adaptors and either powerline wifi access points or wifi access point ..

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Carbonize

You would need a router and a repeater. You can buy repeaters / range … You would need a router and a repeater. You can buy repeaters / range extenders that just plug in to a wall socket so are out of the way. Although why not just buy a wireless card for the computers?



I have a wireless card installed as my computers custom built but I would prefer a wired connection

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taras

Very few people need two routers on the same network.. If you need to … Very few people need two routers on the same network.. If you need to extend your wireless coverage get either power adaptors and either powerline wifi access points or wifi access point ..



I use two bt hubs to cover my house with wifi as the coverage is poor with one. I got the second after complaining to bt so was free also as there's no clashes with channels any solution is good. Plus can use one ssid as a guest network.

rebel2g

CommentI use two bt hubs to cover my house with wifi as the coverage is … CommentI use two bt hubs to cover my house with wifi as the coverage is poor with one. I got the second after complaining to bt so was free also as there's no clashes with channels any solution is good. Plus can use one ssid as a guest network.


Or you can use the same ssid and just check they are using very different channels. Devices should then naturally switch the the best wifi signal as you move around the house.

SpoonyBoy

I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I … I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I still have no WiFi signal in some rooms. Can someone with knowledge confirm I can use this via 500mb homeplugs to provide wireless access in the dead zone in my house?



my solution may not be ideal but take ethernet cable from your router to the zone where your wifi is poor and plug in your old wifi router to this cable. this will extend your network without loss in speed and performance plus you will get extra ethernet sockets.
many how-to's available online.

Is this better than a virgin super hub? Is it worth me getting this for wireless and switching the virgin him to modem mode?

bednim

my solution may not be ideal but take ethernet cable from your router to … my solution may not be ideal but take ethernet cable from your router to the zone where your wifi is poor and plug in your old wifi router to this cable. this will extend your network without loss in speed and performance plus you will get extra ethernet sockets.many how-to's available online.



Also calculate how many *brick* walls are in the way from computer to router. You want to minimise that, and potentially glass (as in doors). I think glass in doors can help or hinder, due to reflection (but not quite the same as light reflection). Also consider flooring and pipe work. Three or more brick walls and you are going to have problems. Chipboard walls should allow the signal through with much less impedance.

Some days I get great signals, and others, abysmal - for no reason (cannot relate to weather, neighbors, or outside traffic).

Very few people need two routers on the same network..


However many routers can be configured to work as access points or repeaters.
tp-link.us/art…440
tp-link.com/en/…tml

This any good with Sky? Would love to replace the cr*p one they supply.

gerardarmstrong5

Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For … Does anyone know if I can have two routers on the same home network? For example one in the kitchen and one in my own room to connect to my computer? Sorry, not too experienced with routers and all that?


Yeah you can. For best performance you'll want two of these set up in WDS mode.

SpoonyBoy

I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I … I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I still have no WiFi signal in some rooms. Can someone with knowledge confirm I can use this via 500mb homeplugs to provide wireless access in the dead zone in my house?



You can get small repeaters for about 11 quid from banggood , takes 2 weeks for delivery but they work perfectly , i use one upstairs as the netgear signal tends to flop out for no reason , i can pick the signal from the repeater up about 50 feet outside the house whilst the netgear drops out around 30 feet.

banggood.com/WT1…tml

one of those ,all security features etcetc
Edited by: "scousethief" 1st Jun 2015

scousethief

You can get small repeaters for about 11 quid from banggood , takes 2 … You can get small repeaters for about 11 quid from banggood , takes 2 weeks for delivery but they work perfectly , i use one upstairs as the netgear signal tends to flop out for no reason , i can pick the signal from the repeater up about 50 feet outside the house whilst the netgear drops out around 30 feet.http://www.banggood.com/WT1520-150M-Wifi-Repeater-Wireless-Router-Wifi-Storage-IEEE802_11n-p-945877.htmlone of those ,all security features etcetc



Banggood... Added to the list of Chinese brands full of innuendos, alongside Ainol.

A Router is one thing I wouldn't cheap out on, I spent months trying several out and all had terrible wifi performance. Surprisingly the Apple Airport Extreme was the one I settled for, some how it was getting the best signal and performance out of them all, it never dropped me either. I tried as £200 Asus router and the Apple one beat it...

I cannot believe how bad Wifi tech is though, I always used Ethernet up until the start of this year... most routers are just poor.

Also 300/300mbps... not good enough, I'm starting to hit the limit on my 1300 router, you couldn't Stream Blu-rays on this thing.

Spookydarren

This any good with Sky? Would love to replace the cr*p one they supply.


I've got one of these and use it with Sky. You have to work to get your Sky Username and Password as Sky will not issue it to you. Can get info from skyuser.co.uk/for…tml

Voted hot, good price for a router I am very happy with.

Spookydarren

This any good with Sky? Would love to replace the cr*p one they supply.


I've got one of these and use it with Sky. You have to work to get your Sky Username and Password as Sky will not issue it to you. Can get info from skyuser.co.uk/for…tml

Voted hot, good price for a router I am very happy with.

Edit: The model number is TD-W8980 and I can't see that it is dd-wrt compatible as the title suggests. I could be wrong but looked before and did a quick search just now and turned up zip.

Original Poster

slimeruk

I've got one of these and use it with Sky. You have to work to get your … I've got one of these and use it with Sky. You have to work to get your Sky Username and Password as Sky will not issue it to you. Can get info from http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/extracting-sky-router-passwords/51163-how-get-username-password-sky-hub-sr101.htmlVoted hot, good price for a router I am very happy with.Edit: The model number is TD-W8980 and I can't see that it is dd-wrt compatible as the title suggests. I could be wrong but looked before and did a quick search just now and turned up zip.



This model number is WDR3600

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/oth…v1/

buy a wireless ac version for £20 extra

brian_lewis67

Is this better than a virgin super hub? Is it worth me getting this for … Is this better than a virgin super hub? Is it worth me getting this for wireless and switching the virgin him to modem mode?


These are not compatible with Virgin, if you want to change from your superhub look for a cable router. This is an ADSL router
Edited by: "sirteuk" 2nd Jun 2015

sirteuk

These are not compatible with Virgin, if you want to change from your … These are not compatible with Virgin, if you want to change from your superhub look for a cable router. This is an ADSL router



It's not ADSL router. You've got wan port which is used for fibre connection. Still need modem to connect to Internet.

friar_chris

Or you can use the same ssid and just check they are using very different … Or you can use the same ssid and just check they are using very different channels. Devices should then naturally switch the the best wifi signal as you move around the house.

in my experience of running this set up over several years the device tends to hang on to the connected access point and only roam to the stronger signal once the original signal is lost. Apart from that it works a treat.

slannmage

A Router is one thing I wouldn't cheap out on, I spent months trying … A Router is one thing I wouldn't cheap out on, I spent months trying several out and all had terrible wifi performance. Surprisingly the Apple Airport Extreme was the one I settled for, some how it was getting the best signal and performance out of them all, it never dropped me either. I tried as £200 Asus router and the Apple one beat it...I cannot believe how bad Wifi tech is though, I always used Ethernet up until the start of this year... most routers are just poor. Also 300/300mbps... not good enough, I'm starting to hit the limit on my 1300 router, you couldn't Stream Blu-rays on this thing.



I don't believe you know what you are talking about.

Please forgive my ignorance, but is this a 'gigabit' router? Would it allow faster transfer speeds to and from my NAS drive which is plugged in (by ethernet cable) to my non-gigabit TalkTalk router?

andyslowrider

Please forgive my ignorance, but is this a 'gigabit' router? Would it … Please forgive my ignorance, but is this a 'gigabit' router? Would it allow faster transfer speeds to and from my NAS drive which is plugged in (by ethernet cable) to my non-gigabit TalkTalk router?


It us gigabit router and it would increase speed between your Nas and other devices. I get up to 80megabytes per sec on wd my book live.

sirteuk

These are not compatible with Virgin, if you want to change from your … These are not compatible with Virgin, if you want to change from your superhub look for a cable router. This is an ADSL router



No it isn't. You wouldn't be able to use DD-WRT if it was. Daft sod.

ollie87

No it isn't. You wouldn't be able to use DD-WRT if it was. Daft sod.


I stand corrected!!!

Thanks for the replies. So now I know it will work

brian_lewis67

Thanks for the replies. So now I know it will work



Just stick your Superhub in modem mode.

TP-LINK routers seem to have rubbish wifi coverage. I returned my W-8980 because, despite the three massive police batons sticking out of it, the wifi coverage was pathetic compared to my old Netgear DG-834 single band router (which covered the whole house). Currently using the TalkTalk supplied Huwei HG633 which has no antennae but similarly good coverage to the Netgear.

SpoonyBoy

I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I … I'm with talktalk and have the tp link archer d2 dual band modem/router.I still have no WiFi signal in some rooms. Can someone with knowledge confirm I can use this via 500mb homeplugs to provide wireless access in the dead zone in my house?


You could just setup a bridged network with two wireless routers (not all routers have the option so I'm not sure if this router's original firmware supports it, but dd-wrt firmware certainly does so you will have the option either way), so you don't necessarily need powerline adapters. The downside to that, though, is that there is some bandwidth lost due to the overhead of the routers constantly communicating with each other, so yes a better option would be to use powerline adapters and have a router on each end, creating two separate wireless networks with the same SSID if you want devices to auto connect as you move around the house.
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