Tiny routers at Newegg

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  1. Mike64

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    Tiny routers
    At the Egg
    Make me happy
    Make me feel fine

    Sorry I couldn't resist the Don Ho reference to Tiny Bubbles.
     
  3. spinejam

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    tx -- in for the red! :)
     
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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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    Red one wins at 44 reviews with an average 5-star rating :biggrin:
     
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    in for cheap repeater, thx
     
  7. DrPizza

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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.)
     
  8. Peter Nixeus

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    We have one. They work great!
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    wow, neat little thing
     
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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! :thumbsup:
     
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    Which one? Are they good/stable enough for a wifi client? -- I'm personally eying the TP-Link one
     
  13. Mike64

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    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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    That's good. I would give you green like at FatWallet if I could. :biggrin:
     
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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..
     
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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.

    Here's a review: http://www.wegotserved.com/2011/08/27/hands-edimax-br6258n-150mbps-wireless-broadband-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/trav...lds-smallest-wireless-router-hotel-rooms.html
     
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    WTF...went from $20 to $30 in 5 minutes.
     
  19. Mike64

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    I think I've noticed that Newegg's "days" roll over at midnight Pacific Time...
     
  20. Peter Nixeus

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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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    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.
     
  23. Mike64

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    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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    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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    Yes, that works with the Edimax too. It has a specific setting for that in the software.