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Standard User kadison44
(committed) Thu 07-Aug-14 18:38:30
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Does anyone have a TP-Link WDR4900?


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Just a couple of questions...

Does it have an option to adjust the power of the wireless signal, as in turn it down if you don't need it so high?

How bright are the blue LEDs? My DIR-655's blue LEDs are ridiculously bright and i've had to apply actual limo tint to get them bearable.

Thanks

kadison44

Edited by kadison44 (Thu 07-Aug-14 18:52:28)

Standard User rhetherington
(member) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:34:23
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I've been using one as my main router for over a year now. It's an excellent choice.

1). I run mine with the OpenWrt firmware and you can adjust transmission power there. No idea about stock firmware as i replaced it as soon as i took the router out of the box.

2). They're extremely bright. Might want to stick some electrical tape over them if it's going into a room frequently used after dark. There's also a version with green LEDs (AFAIK that's the only difference in hardware) that probably won't be as bright.
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(staff) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:46:22
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Yeap no need for a night light in the room where the router is on the TP Link blue led kit.

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Standard User kadison44
(committed) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:55:17
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Re: Does anyone have a TP-Link WDR4900?


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Damn, shame about the LEDs - why do they make them so bright!? frown

Also is using custom firmware on it as easy as upgrading firmware or is there a more complicated process on this router?

kadison44

Edited by kadison44 (Thu 07-Aug-14 19:57:23)

Standard User badnbusy
(experienced) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:56:52
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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:58:07
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Standard User badnbusy
(experienced) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:58:44
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If you flash the device with OpenWRT firmware you can turn on/off the LED's (all of them apart from power).

It's easy to flash, just upgrade through the default TP-link web interface screen.

If you want to know just let me know.

TP-Link got rid of the blue LEDs so new units are now green but there are still a lot of the blue ones, no way to tell until it arrives...

Thanks
Standard User kadison44
(committed) Thu 07-Aug-14 19:59:54
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Brilliant, thanks badnbusy smile

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Standard User badnbusy
(experienced) Thu 07-Aug-14 20:01:34
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I would also recommend getting the TP-Link Archer C5/C7 instead, as its an AC router and hardly any difference in price. It's green LED too - and you can still flash with OpenWRT if you want.
Standard User kadison44
(committed) Thu 07-Aug-14 21:51:04
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In reply to a post by badnbusy:
I would also recommend getting the TP-Link Archer C5/C7 instead, as its an AC router and hardly any difference in price. It's green LED too - and you can still flash with OpenWRT if you want.

That's exactly what I was thinking... I don't really need the AC but it might be worth the extra just for the green LEDs tongue

kadison44

Edited by kadison44 (Thu 07-Aug-14 21:54:29)

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