Recently, we’ve been devoting a lot of time to discussion of our Tomato routers (like the Linksys E3200 Router & Dark Knight Asus RT-N66U) . We’re not regretful or anything, as Tomato firmware does provide plenty of good reasons to get excited. But that excitement may have led us to give short shrift to our wonderful line of DD-WRT routers.
No longer. It’s time we get back into celebrating our DD-WRT line, and what better place to start than with the powerful, robust, and thrifty TP-Link WDR3600 DD-WRT FlashRouter? This dual-band beauty is guaranteed to make your network run like you’ve never dreamed. Let’s get into it…
TP-Link WDR3600 Router Specs
Simply put, the TP-Link WDR3600 has everything you’re looking for in a fast-performing, durable router. This dual-band beauty comes equipped with a pair of powerful external antenna, USB ports, and a super-quick processor, all packaged together in a smooth and sleek external design.
Using a dual-band router effectively allows you to have two routers in one. With a 5GHz band and a 2.4GHz band, you can use the latter band to handle smaller, day-to-day business (like e-mail and web-browsing), and the bigger band to handle bigger jobs, like streaming HD video on Netflix and Hulu Plus, or even online gaming!
And for those of you still interested in wired internet usage, the TP-Link WDR3600 router will perfectly suit your needs. Utilizing five Gigabit ports and 800Mbps+ hardware NAT, wired Internet devices will now have lightning-fast, lag-free connections. Users can power a robust home media network for streaming media players (Roku, AppleTV, Boxee) along with 2 networked USB ports capable of sharing flash storage, networking printers, FTP servers and more.
Added Benefits of a DD-WRT Firmware Upgrade
So we think we’ve made a pretty convincing case for the TP-Link WDR3600 router as a worthwhile addition to your home network even before considering what upgrading its firmware accomplishes. But in the interest of further hammering the point home, let’s talk about what happens to the WDR3600 once we at FlashRouters get our hands on it.
Flashing a WDR3600 router with DD-WRT firmware – a firmware enhancement designed to boost the power and security of a router – opens up a whole world of possibilities in your network. Your network’s security is improved immeasurably thanks to increased VPN capabilities (more on that later), and you’re able to control your bandwidth with ease, allowing you to prioritize which elements of your online activity require the most attention.
And that’s just the beginning:
- Ample Network Restriction & Management Tools: Quality of Service for prioritizing your preferred applications, Time-Based Access Restrictions, Website Blocking.
- VPN Server Creation For Remote Access: OpenVPN or PPTP.
- Processor & Wireless Transmission Overclocking. (Note: This can lower the lifespan of your device if performed incorrectly)
- VOIP & SIP integration.
These benefits, and many others, add up to a FlashRouter worthy of the status of network centerpiece. You won’t believe the ways in which your wireless experience will change for the better!
OpenVPN on the TP-Link WDR3600 DD-WRT FlashRouter
As we mentioned above, the TP-Link WDR3600 DD-WRT FlashRouter allows you to have a simpler experience with your VPN in a multitude of ways. For starters, the WDR3600, like all FlashRouters, comes equipped with an easy VPN connection. Installing the proper VPN connection on your computer is a difficult and lengthy process, one that can lead to a malfunctioning router, and one best left in the hands of our technicians.
Furthermore, our routers allow you to hook up your new router with your old one to utilize the popular dual router setup. This allows you to have one router for local business and one as a dedicated VPN router. You can toggle between the two as you please, making the business of increasing your online security and accessing regionally restricted material as simple as flicking a switch.
The FlashRouters Guarantee
Every router we sell is flashed and rigorously tested to ensure that, when your router does arrive, it’s ready to get right to work improving your home network. We don’t want our customers losing their minds trudging through complicated installation processes, potentially ending up bricking their routers, so we ask you to leave the time and effort to us.
Additionally, and as is the case with every FlashRouter, the TP-Link WDR3600 DD-WRT Router comes with a easy-to-follow setup guide. If you’re still having trouble during the installation process, you can always contact a FlashRouters representative, as all of our routers also feature tech support and a warranty for DD-WRT firmware installations.
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