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Overview of the Router TP-Link TL-WDR3500: Complete Review, Specs and Features

The box of TP-Link TL-WDR3500: 

The device comes in a green-white box. Inside you will find:

 

TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router Box

TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router

 

 TL-WDR3500
2 detachable dual band antennas
Power supply unit
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

 Appearance of TP-Link TL-WDR3500 router:

 Scroll down to see the pictures from couple of sides.

Connectivity of TP-Link TL-WDR3500 Dual Band Router:

4 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100Mbps WAN Port
1 USB 2.0 Port

12VDC / 1.0A Power supply

TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router Connectivity

TL-WDR3500 Connectivity Ports (Source:TP-Link)

TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 is a performance optimized simultaneous dual band wireless router which combines fast speeds of 300Mbps using the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps using the traditional 2.4GHz band.

The TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 broadcasts and receives both 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections simultaneously at 300Mbps and 300Mbps respective speeds.

With simultaneous dual band, users have 600Mbps of total bandwidth. This will help power several bandwidth intensive applications at the same time. This can be a typical requirement around a large home or office setting. More latency sensitive tasks such as online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed over the 5GHz band at 300Mbps whereas tasks such as e-mail or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band at 300Mbps. This is at the same time.

USB 2.0 port is capable of sharing flash storage, ftp servers, printers and media players, users can power a robust home media network.

TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router Top VIew

TL-WDR3500 Router (Source: TP-Link))

Pros of TP-Link TL-WDR3500 Wi-Fi router:

+ USB storage and printer sharing along with your simultaneous dual-bands

+ 5GHz 300Mbps + 2.4GHz 300Mbps – Concurrent Dual Band Wireless

Using the TL-WDR3500’s multi-functional USB 2.0 port, users can share printers, files and media either throughout the network at home with several different computers or even away, using the device’s ftp server functions so that you never have to part with your files.

+ Wireless on/off switch- Green wireless lets you simply turn the wireless radio on or off

Cons of TP-Link TL-WDR3500 Wi-Fi router:

–      LAN ports are a tad closer than some of the other routers – you may have slight difficulty plugging in LAN cables. However, it’s not that you have to change cables frequently.

–       TP link supplies a mini-CD – so if you have a slot-load CD-ROM you cannot use it.

Price of TP-Link TL-WDR3500:

Online retailers are selling it for $45.87(without shipping) to $50.99 (including free shipping).

Overall, for the price / features TP-Link TL-WDR3500 is a decent buy.