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TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:07 am
by Apoptosis
TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review - Under $50 Wireless Router!

Featuring simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 300Mbps connections for 600Mbps of total available bandwidth, the budget friendly TP-Link TL-WDR3500 wireless router is up for review today. Take a look at how this sub $50 router stacks up against a couple of mid-priced N600 and N750 dual band WiFi routers.

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Throughout out testing the TP-Link TL-WDR3500 was rock solid with no drops of signal during our use. Once the router was set up, operation was seamless. Many people will appreciate the fact that you can set the router up out of the box with some level of security to your wireless devices in less than 10 minutes using the included Setup Wizard software. For more advanced users, you have the freedom to customize a number of options to personalize the router to your specific needs. We used the TP-Link in an office where there were multiple wired devices – laptops, cell phones, tablets, and a Western Digital media player – were all connected and working successfully using the TL-WDR3500.
Article Title: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2149/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $49.99 Shipped

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:35 pm
by Kaos Kid
Sweet! Thanks Ken, I need to replace that crapola Rosewill router I bought at Christmas and this looks to be very affordable! It didn't take Amazon long to read your positive review and they upped the price to $62.55 so I will be hunting for a better price elsewhere, but the router itself looks great!

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:35 pm
by Digital Puppy
Kaos Kid wrote:Sweet! Thanks Ken, I need to replace that crapola Rosewill router I bought at Christmas and this looks to be very affordable! It didn't take Amazon long to read your positive review and they upped the price to $62.55 so I will be hunting for a better price elsewhere, but the router itself looks great!
Wow, really? Make sure it's the "WDR3500" and not the "3600"

I'll double check the links. Thanks for the heads up!

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:41 pm
by Digital Puppy
Went back to check to make sure I wasn't crazy...here's the screencap:
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Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:16 am
by Kaos Kid
I'm not sure why I'm getting different prices from yours at different times other than the prices sometimes changing by the hour (egg does it too). I didn't think to take a screenie the first time, I wish I would have. At the time of this screenie for example it is about $62.50 shipped but certainly no one can expect you to have any control over that.

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Anyway thanks again Ken for the lowdown, this (or the 3600 for that matter) looks to be pretty good bang for the buck. FYI at the time of this post Newegg has the 3600 for $69.99 shipped, that's not too bad either

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:33 am
by Digital Puppy
Yeah, I'm sorry, I meant to show you that the $49 was still in my browser window...when I hit refresh, the $53/$63...I think you are right that these prices are fluctuating. :-/

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:11 am
by Apoptosis
Amazon sold out, so you are seeing the price of a different store. Once they come back in stock they will be $49.99 again on Amazon

Newegg has it for $59.99 shipped - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833704150

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:04 pm
by Apoptosis
back in stock for $49.99 shipped:
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Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:18 pm
by Kaos Kid
Nice! I currently have a pending transfer order to load some cash into my PayPal account, hopefully there will still be a good deal waiting for me when it goes through [-o< (Sucks having to use PayPal balance but I cut up all credit cards months ago, that makes it hard to jump on instant deals)

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:30 am
by Apoptosis
maybe that is a good thing...

Now this router is down to $39.99 + $4.20 shipped on Amazon = $44.19

Amazing price!
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Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:17 am
by Kaos Kid
^^^WOW^^^ yes it is. AMAZON lists it as being sold and shipped through TigerDirect, and they list the same price on their site (as of 11:15AM CST). My next question is "Who gives LegitReviews the best return for click-through purchases, AMAZON or TigerDirect?" I normally would always go directly to the source, but if AMAZON shows you some love for our click-through purchases and TD doesn't, then obviously I would go through AMAZON's link rather than to TD.

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:31 am
by Apoptosis
If you order it through the link in this forum post (first post) or the review through Amazon (or tiger through amazon) then I'll get credit. If you go straight to either store LR gets nothing.

Re: TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 Wireless N600 Router Review

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:58 am
by stopthekilling77
Excellent review! I've been mulling over the thought of upgrading from my trusty Linksys WRT54G and this may be the inexpensive upgrade I need.