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Mar 6, 2011
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Can anyone comment on the Linksys E1200 vs TP-LINK TL-WR720N?
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dtaylorl wrote:
Nov 26th, 2012 5:08 pm
Can anyone comment on the Linksys E1200 vs TP-LINK TL-WR720N?
E1200 is basic. I would rather go for E1000/Cisco M10 so that you can run Tomato/DD-WRT on it.
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Oct 10, 2008
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For those of you that are on the TP-Link WDR4300 bandwagon, and want to straight flash to DD-WRT:

Download: ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer ... -ddwrt.bin

1.I first downloaded the "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" file listed above
2. I then performed a 30/30/30 reset. With unit on, hold down reset button for 30 seconds. Unplug the power to the unit while continuing to hold reset button and wait 30 more seconds. Plug unit back in and continue to hold the reset button for 30 more seconds. Then you can let go.
3. Log back into router with default IP or type tplinklogin.net into browser (you may have to perform an ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew if you were prevously on a different subnet).

Username and password should both be "admin"
default ip is 192.168.0.1 if the hostname doesn't work

4. Go to System Tools and then Firmware Upgrade. Browse to the factory-to-ddwrt.bin file you downloaded and Upgrade.
5. Let it finish and reboot. Then login to 192.168.1.1, and begin setting it up.

You may have to clone your mac to the wan port, and reboot my Cable modem before you can get WAN (internet) up.
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Oct 22, 2011
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If you wanted to get the 450 speed on your computer, how about this adapter from Newegg.ca ?
TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPS
On sale for $47.99 with $5.99 shipping. Regular price is $99.99.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6833156321
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rjlavoie65 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2012 7:30 am
If you wanted to get the 450 speed on your computer, how about this adapter from Newegg.ca ?
TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPS
On sale for $47.99 with $5.99 shipping. Regular price is $99.99.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6833156321
I actually ordered this on sun night for $26.99 and free shipping.
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Aug 25, 2010
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Just recieved the TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 a few hours ago, as recommended by the hot deals section. $64.00 free shipping, came the next day. Set it up, works smoothly, so far no dropped connections on my computer that was having issues. As mentioned before my old router was a first wireless N router with Dual band but it wasn't really dual band as you had to switch to pick a band and that didn't work well because I dropped connection. On my 2.4 ghz connection all my other connections worked smootly, but my dongle had issues, and this was on my new main computer. So far so good with the TP-LINK TL-WDR4300, because my main computer works flawlessly, and all the other connections connected instantly to the network.
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