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TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

B&H # TPTLWDR3600 Mfr # TL-WDR3600
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Product Highlights
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Compatible
  • Up to 800Mbps Data Transfer Speeds
  • 2.4+5.0GHz Simultaneous Frequencies
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x Integrated USB Ports
  • 2 x External Detachable Antennas
  • Built-in Print Server
  • IP-based Bandwidth Control
  • Live Parental Controls

With the increased demand put on our Wi-Fi networks, the TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router from TP-Link comes equipped to meet all of your wireless networking needs. This high tech router comes with the ability to broadcast and receive both 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections simultaneously at 300Mbps. Along with dual band wireless, the WDR3600 comes outfitted with two USB ports giving you the ability to plug in a wide variety of devices directly into the router making them available throughout the network.

The ability to allow for simultaneous connections makes this router stand out among similar routers. With dual band connectivity you can run specific devices that require less bandwidth on the 2.4GHz frequency as this frequency is often times more congested, making it less efficient for higher bandwidth applications. The 5.0GHz frequency can then be left to applications and devices requiring faster, larger amounts of bandwidth such as HD video streaming, streaming music, and transferring of large files. This allows the entire network to work more efficiently, as network traffic can be allocated to specific frequencies.

The integrated USB ports found on the back of the router make the WDR3600 a multimedia hub. Simply connect your hard drive or multimedia hub directly into one of the router's USB ports, and make all of your media available throughout the network. The built-in media server makes sharing your music, video, and photos with devices such as Windows Media Player, PS3, or X-Box 360 a breeze. The WDR3600 is also equipped with print server capabilities, allowing for wireless printing from different computers throughout the network.

Once configured, your router becomes a gateway to all of your media and a window to the World Wide Web. As this is the case, you must secure your network to be sure your sensitive data remains safe. To do this, you can take advantage of a variety of security features found on the WDR3600. Initially, you can utilize the Wi-Fi protected setup option found on the back of the router by pressing the WPS button. This encrypts your network with a WPA2 secure connection giving you piece of mind that your data is safe. You can also choose from a variety of encryption standards including 64/128-bit WEP, WPA / WPA2, WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK encryption protocols. Along with the variety of encryption standards you can also implement IP QoS (quality of service) standards allowing you to limit the amount of bandwidth users on your network are allotted, thus keeping the network from becoming too congested.

Incredible Bandwidth
The N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router has the ability to run two frequencies simultaneously, allowing for a total of 600Mbps bandwidth. The N600 runs on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums, allowing for the expanded bandwidth. This allows you to run everyday applications on the often times more congested and sometimes slower 2.4GHz frequency. The 5GHz frequency can then be dedicated to running the more data sensitive applications such as video streaming, and transferring of large files throughout the network.
Dual USB Connectivity
With two integrated USB ports located on the back of this versatile router you can take your networking to the next level. Not only can you simply route your Internet connection throughout your home, you can now plug in a variety of USB devices such as printers, and media hubs. The USB connectivity allows you to stream your movies, music, and view pictures both locally and over the internet to friends and family. The N600's built in print server allows for wireless printing from computers throughout the network.
Full Gigabit Speeds
The four gigabit ports located on the back of the N600 allow for maximum data speeds. You can even achieve WAN to LAN throughput speeds of over 800Mbps with NAT (network address translation) hardware.
Easy Secure Setup
Keep your network performing at optimal speeds with QoS (quality of service) effectively allowing you to control the bandwidth being used by applications throughout the network. Along with QoS functionality, you can take advantage of Wi-Fi protected setup giving you one button security. With Wi-Fi protected security you can automatically establish a WPA2 secure connection providing improved security over the traditional WEP encryption standards.
Hardware Features
Interface 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
Buttons WPS/Reset Button
Wireless On/Off Switch
Power On/Off Button
Antenna 2 x External Detachable Dual Band Antennas (RP-SMA)
Wireless Features
Standards IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Frequency 2.4GHz / 5GHz
Signal Rate 5GHz: Up to 300Mbps
2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps
EIRP <20dBm
Wireless Sensitivity 270M_2.4G: -70dBm
195M_2.4G: -71dBm
130M_2.4G: -74dBm
54M_2.4G: -79dBm
6M_2.4G: -94dBm
270M_5G: -67dBm
195M_5G: -70dBm
130M_5G: -73dBm
54M_5G: -79dBm
6M_5G: -92dBm
Functions Supported Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK Encryption
Software Features
WAN Connection Type Dynamic IP / Static IP / PPPoE
PPTP (Dual Access) / L2TP (Dual Access) / BigPond
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List
Address Reservation
Quality of Service WMM, Bandwidth Control
Port Forwarding Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
Dynamic DNS DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec
Access Control Parental Control
Local Management Control
Host List
Access Schedule
Rule Management
Firewall Features DoS
SPI Firewall
IP Address Filter
MAC Address Filter
Domain Filter
IP and MAC Address Binding
USB Device Support Support Samba(Storage)
FTP Server
Media Server
Printer Server
Management Access Control
Local Management
Remote Management
Other Specs
Certifications CE, FCC, IC, RoHS
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux.
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 32-104°F / 0-40°C
Storage Temperature: -40-158° F / -40-70°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5-90% non-condensing
Dimensions (W x D x H) 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.3" 243 x 160.6 x 32.5 mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
  • 2 x Detachable Dual Band Antennas
  • Power Supply Unit
  • Resource CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
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    TP-LinkTL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

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      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Fast connection (6)
    • Fast (5)
    • Reliable connection (5)
    • Secure connection (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (6)
      • Small networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

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      4.0

      Easy set up

      By 

      from Ct

      Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

      Made cable connection from modem to tp link, then second cable to laptop for a pass through connection, but your PC or laptop recognizes it. Waited a minute, turned on laptop, inserted tp link cd and followed clear instructions. Then turned on tablet, no hitches. I'm not an expert so I'll give four stars.

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      5.0

      Value

      By statilus

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection
      • Secure Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Networks

        Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

        This Router hosts my home network. It replace my old G wireless router. I notice this router is obviously providing a faster connection with more through put. It also has a better signal strengh then my old router.
        The only annoying point is the router only supports 4 users for the smb(samba) share. Limits my ability to control user access.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Fast and Easy

        By Brettimus

        from Tennessee

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

          Easy setup for our Apple computers. I'm running a Mac Pro, we have an XBox, Apple TV, and 2 MacBooks and all have no problem with seeing the router or achieving insane speeds. Has an awesome range on it as well. Beyond 20 feet in back yard and still pushing 18 mbps download speeds.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Solid Router. lacks a bit

          By dengle

          from Jax, FL

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Fast Connection Speed

          Cons

          • Unreliable connection

          Best Uses

          • Home network
          • Small Networks

          Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

          Easy to set up, easy to use. Wish the radio signal was more stable but it seems fine in our house. Little weak outside where my last router was stronger. I heard DD-WRT will fix that but I bought this router for the USB connectivity but that's not supported with DD-WRT. It doesn't look like anonymous access to the FTP server is supported either so the FTP server through the USB port might not be an option anyways. The throughput is blazing fast though.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Fast and East

          By slowjin

          from Woodland Hills, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

            Fast and easy to configure. 2 USB ports. Have not had a chance to connect to NAS or printer, but that is what the plan is. Concurrent 2.4 and 5 ghz provides very fast connection for all my wifi devices. Range is better than most routers I have had.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            1.0

            Did not like it

            By VC

            from Miami

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

            • Unreliable connection

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

            I bought this based on other peoples review
            I have 9 devices in my house uses WiFi
            this router keeps dropping connections and resets
            IP, I ended up returning for a refund

            I cant speak for others this device for me it was useless.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Other

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            5.0

            works great

            By roamtheworld

            from Woodbridge, NJ

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home network
              • Small Networks

              Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

              I bought this TP-LINK dual band router with the TP-LINK dual band adapter together,now it has been working for more than half a month, it runs smoothly and never drops, you follow the instruction to do a very easy set up,the signal can cover the whole first and second floor with the dual band adapter together

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Stable with Gargoyle Firmware

              By S L

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home network

                Comments about TP-Link TL-WDR3600 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router:

                Good Looking router and great range. Never used the stock firmware and was flashed to Gargoyle. A lot of available ram and processing power.

                Excellent stability with Gargoyle firmware.

                The only con is the rebate still has not arrived yet, and it took almost 2 weeks to be delivered to me.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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