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I just installed my new WDR3600 today and have discovered that this router's supposed dual band functionality is a sham. It operates just fine on the 5Ghz band, and at very decent range through walls. However, the router's 2.4Ghz band is terrible. I can't get a constant signal (dropped internet connection all the time) from more than about 40 feet. My old Cisco E1000 did better than that.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704144 (bought mine from MC)

I will be returning this product to microcenter tomorrow and finding something that can actually get the job done on BOTH bands. Reason being is that one of my laptops doesn't gave 5Ghz capable wireless and I will not run my whole network on one band that primarily should be used for gaming/streaming. The whole point of me getting a dual band router was to have family browse the web on the 2.4Ghz band, and myself and friends browse/stream/game on the 5Ghz or Gb/e connection through the router directly. These both work GREAT. But I paid for more than a good 5Ghz band and 1000 ethernet. Shame, I really should have taken the newegg reviews more seriously, as I am not the only one with this issue. Apparently TP-Link's tech support is awful, and I will not be calling them on this. I owned the product for a matter of hours and found the issue myself quite easily after some testing between bands on two devices that could see both 2.4 and 5Ghz. The 2.4 band is pretty much useless.

Either I got a defective unit or....buyer beware! mad.gif

I will check this thread before I try and take it back. If anyone knows of a solution or a better router that has 10/100/1000 etherent and dual band, please leave a response.

Ok, no responses. I am taking it back.
Edited by SOCOM_HERO - 10/26/12 at 10:24am