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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default Tiny routers at Newegg

I don't know when these went on sale, but the prices are about as low as they ever go. If I weren't pinching pennies and didn't have an Asus 330, I'd be buying one or the other just because they're cool.

TP-Link - $15: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704134

Edimax - $20: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315107 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315095


ETA prices "for the record"

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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tx -- in for the red!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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Excellent, thanks. In for one TP-Link. Will come in handy as a bridge or AP some day, I'm sure.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Red one wins at 44 reviews with an average 5-star rating
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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in for cheap repeater, thx
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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Reminding myself to order one when I get home. My current router is pretty flakey & drops devices all the time. (And requires rebooting to reconnect.)
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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We have one. They work great!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #9
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #10
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wow, neat little thing
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #11
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This is exactly what my parents have been looking for to extend their wifi from their upstairs office to the main floor living area. Thanks OP!
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We have one. They work great!
Which one? Are they good/stable enough for a wifi client? -- I'm personally eying the TP-Link one
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Which one? Are they good/stable enough for a wifi client? -- I'm personally eying the TP-Link one
I don't have either one, but... the Edimax has been around for awhile and gets consistently good reviews online. I briefly googled the TP-Link early this AM during my first cup of coffee (so don't quote me) and thought the results were a little questionable. No specific problems or anything, but maybe it's a model that's not usually sold in the US... something like that. Fwiw, I also noted that the Edimax has separate LAN and WAN ports which could be useful for an extra $5.

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so when I go on TDY, instead of paying for wifi.. I just connect one of these to the ethernet cable in my hotel room and I got free wifi??
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Sorry I couldn't resist the Don Ho reference to Tiny Bubbles.
That's good. I would give you green like at FatWallet if I could.
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in for cheap repeater, thx
So it's possible to "daisy-chain" routers for better signal in areas that are weak??, if so I could defiantly use one..
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I don't know when these went on sale, but the prices are about as low as they ever go. If I weren't pinching pennies and didn't have an Asus 330, I'd be buying one or the other just because they're cool.
Same here, I purchased the ASUS WL-330gE from Newegg back in Sept 2011 for around $35. Very compact and works great while traveling especially in hotels.

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Here's a review: http://www.wegotserved.com/2011/08/2...d-nano-router/

If I didn't already have 2 routers (still new in the box), I'd buy another.

More info: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...tel-rooms.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:08 AM   #18
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WTF...went from $20 to $30 in 5 minutes.
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WTF...went from $20 to $30 in 5 minutes.
I think I've noticed that Newegg's "days" roll over at midnight Pacific Time...
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Yes... The TP-Link one is good/stable enough as a wifi client. I hooked one up for my aunt when she got her new iPad and needed a cheap good router.
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Also got one for a repeater, thanks OP!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:18 PM   #22
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These are great for travelers staying in hotels. Most hotels wifi are crap but the wired port in the room is usually much better speed-wise.
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Same here, I purchased the ASUS WL-330gE from Newegg back in Sept 2011 for around $35. Very compact and works great while traveling especially in hotels.
I got mine during one of these brief sales plus a rebate. I think the N versions of these mini routers are still to new to be being discounted much (though I notice a rebate on the Asus.) What made the Asus 330 so popular before it was discontinued was that it can be flashed with a version of dd-wrt (though I've never bothered to.) I don't know if its n-band successor can be similarly flashed or if you're stuck with their firmware. Never heard of anyone flashing the Edimax, but I haven't really checked either.
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So it's possible to "daisy-chain" routers for better signal in areas that are weak??, if so I could defiantly use one..
the TP Link one definitely does. if you look in the Application Guide about 1/3 of the way down the page there at the egg you find this:

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Definition: The TL-WR702N copies and reinforces the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal. So the network name(SSID) and password don't change. This mode is especially useful for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.
Application: Large house, office, warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.
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So it's possible to "daisy-chain" routers for better signal in areas that are weak??, if so I could defiantly use one..
Yes, that works with the Edimax too. It has a specific setting for that in the software.
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