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John Lauro
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EOL?

I heard that the WNDR3800 N600 is going to be EOL soon (within the next few weeks and no direct replacement).  Is that true?  I don't think it's even 2 years old yet.

 

Have been working on a project that right for a couple months in spare time now that requires it and plan to open it to beta in a few months.  It's built on Openwrt, (has some specific config requirements and a few extra packages), so if the rumor is true at least it shouldn't be too hard to move to a different platform, but the RAM requirements are higher than your typical router.

 

Can someone cofirm or deny it's going EOL?  If it is going EOL (sad) can someone recommend something similar, preferablly with a expected much longer life cycle?  (and at least 128mb of RAM, at least 16mb of Flash, openwrt support, and <$150 street price)

John Lauro
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Staples - Out of stock

Staples - Out of stock
Newegg - Doesn't appear to be carried anymore?
PC Mall - Out of stock
Buy.com - Out of stock
amazon - Prices over $70 more than a few weeks ago ($199 now).
Tiger Direct - Out of stock
Netgear store - out of stock

kendalltech
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Hi John,

Hi John,

I'm new here and not an expert on Openwrt but I've had a lot of success with ASUS RT-N16. I'm thinking about trying the RT-N66U for my next project. I have used the WNDR3800 on a few projects (DD-WRT) and I had some reliability problems with it so I went with something else. I tried the WNDR4500 but wasn't able to flash it because it wasn't compatible. I was looking at the reviews for WNDR3800 and it doesn't look real good so Netgear is probably looking to push that one under the rug.

John Lauro
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Spec wise, looks good, but

Spec wise, looks good, but doesn't appear to be supported by open-wrt (at least not yet). http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/asus/rt-n16 and I am getting a timeout trying to access their support ticket tracking the issue, so not sure how close it is to being supported. That said, price and features sound like it might be a good fit if/once it is compatible with open-wrt.

Supposedly the latest firmware helps the stability issue with the wndr3800. Haven't ever experienced any problems myself under openwrt on the wndr3800.

John Lauro
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office depot - Also out of

office depot - Also out of stock
Office max - They actually have some! Have a few on order to get by...
amazon - Price continues to rise, now 218.
Ebay has some, but all one at a time...

Would like to hear if officially EOL or just waiting for another production run.

I hope the RT-N66U will be supported by openwrt by the time the supply of WNDR3800 run out.

PaulDriver
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WNDR3800 Options

WNDR3800 Options

WNDR4300: $129 (amazon)
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CPU1: Atheros AR9344 (MIPS 74K @ 560 MHz)
FLA1: 128 MB (Micron 29F1G08ABADA)
RAM1: 128 MB (Nanya NT5TU32M16DG-AC x 2)
Expansion IF types: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1
WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9344
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO status: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Atheros AR9580
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an
WI2 MIMO status: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL
ETH chip1: Atheros AR8327
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN ports: 1
WiFi: abgn
Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT
same logicboard as WNDR3700v4 only 3T3R

WNDR3700v4: $100.00 (amazon, difficult to tell version, contact vendor)
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CPU1: Atheros AR9344 (MIPS 74K @ 560 MHz)
FLA1: 128 MB (Brand? Model?)
RAM1: 128 MB (Nanya Model? x 2)
Expansion IF types: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1
WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9582
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an
WI1 MIMO status: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Atheros AR9344
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO status: 2x2:2
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL
ETH chip1: Atheros AR9344
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN ports: 1
WiFi: abgn
Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT
Open-WRT is possible see, but there is not a current automated buildfile for it, same logicboard as WNDR4300 only 2T2R.

WNDR3800: $129 (amazon, Several vendors with low stock)
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CPU1: Atheros AR7161 (MIPS 24K @ 680 MHz)
FLA1: 16 MB (Macronix MX25L12845EWI-10G)
RAM1: 128 MB (Hynix H5DU5162ETR-E3C x 2)
Expansion IF types: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1
WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9220
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an
WI1 MIMO status: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Atheros AR9223
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO status: 2x2:2
WI2 antenna connector: none
ETH chip1: Atheros AR7161
Switch: Realtek RTL8366SR
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN ports: 1
WiFi: abgn
Third party firmware supported: OpenWrt, DD-WRT

Looks like the 4300/3700v4 are sort of a feature merge of the 3800 and the 4000.

See review at http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2166/5/

John Lauro
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Unfortunately like the ASUS

Unfortunately like the ASUS RT-N16, the WNDR4300 doesn't appear to be compatible with the standard Opwnwrt yet. The 3700v4 appears to be closer to being supported, but still listed as WIP on openwrt.

The Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H works with 32mb flash and 128mb RAM.