Editor's Notes & Price Research
The router may not be available in all stores (online availability checker is not reliable). According to 100's of our forum members, on shelves it will show as $199.99 but will ring up $89.97 register. -iconian
The item is marked $199.97 but rings at $89.97
Picked up in Sterling, VA
Hope this helps someone and its not a repost.
AC1900 WiFi 600-1300 Mbps speeds
1GHz Dual-Core processor
The Netgear WiFi router has advanced features for lag-free gaming
Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
100 percent faster for mobile devices
Downstream and upstream QoS
ReadySHARE USB - Two USB's one is USB 2.0 and the other is USB 3.0
Edit2: For my local fellas, what I can tell about Sterling VA store is the rack had many more of these. I believe atleast 5 more @9:15pm 11/27
Rest in peace half-priced router deal. It's been real.
Congrats to all those who got this amazing device!
Couldn't get the deal to work on the regular Wal-Mart website but found a work around to pick this up in store using the mobile site.
1. Go to http://mobile.walmart.
2. Search for "Netgear Nighthawk AC1900"
3. Find the correct router. It is NOT the Netgear N7000 that is the first listing. It should be a few down and show sold out.
4. Check for local store inventory and add to cart for store pick up.
5. Check out in the mobile app.
Avoid the crazy Wal-Mart black friday crowd.
I know this is probably tough... But I'm going to try it anyways. Target has a Cartwheel coupon for 25% off Netgear network products that expires today, 11/29. PM to Walmart first and then stack the Cartwheel for $66.75, a super slickdeal on an awesome router! Would be very YMMV!
How to flash Tomato - shibby
I'm late to the party but I feel like sharing always for the Nighthawk lol:
With DD-WRT on the Nighthawk, this things amazing and the best router out there now.
Better antennas for the two 2.4 antenna for 30 bucks (The center antenna is 5ghz and switching it doesn't make a difference so you just need 2). MUCH better than the stock antennas.
9 dBi 2.4GHz Rubber Duck Antenna RP-SMA
Because I've learned over the years to NOT go cheap with stuff like antenna. The antenna I went with are great for the price. The cheap Amazon ones are cheap for a reason.
The Nighthawk's only downside is it's size, it's around that of an iPad lol. But this beast can also be OC'd, so expect this to raise your router expectations in the future.
Here's a link to Kongs firmware for this: http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt-ren/K3-AC-Arm/
And the settings topic:
If you ask me DD-WRT is a MUST since it's constantly updated, the community is super helpful and most important it gives the option to add a built in adblocker in Privoxy to every PC on the network. This way there's no need to set up a custom hosts file on each device.
Show Low, AZ
Sterling, VA [OP]
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake: OOS @ See Bottom
Newport News: Store #4623 shows at least one as of 7:33am. Please keep updated.
Charlottesville, VA (4 more in stock at 6a 11/28)
Richmond, VA (now sold out)
Corpus Christi, TX - Staples St. Sold out on line, 2 left on shelf after I bought my 2. @ 10:00am. Rang up at 89.97 without price adjustment.
San Antonio, Texas
Duarte, Ca. (got the last one. No more in store after verifying back room stock)
Covina, Ca. (None out on the floor. They had to pull one for me from the back room. Assistant manager wasn't in a good mood. Didn't want to push my luck by asking more questions) - SOLD OUT as of 9:30PM 28th
Skokie, IL (new Walmart near Lincolnwood Mall -- 3 left as of Fri 1:40am)
union city, ca
Huntington Beach, SoCal
North Richland Hills, TX - Loop 820 // 2 remainining on shelf as of 1200pm 11/28
Skowhegan, ME 2 left on shelf
Spokane, WA (Wellesley location)
Spokane Valley, WA (Broadway) - 1 remaining on shelf as of 4pm 11/28
Massapequa, NY (might have been the last one)
Charlotte NC, THERE ARE SEVERAL STORES WITH THIS IN STOCK LOCALLY IN CHARLOTTE!
Lacey, WA - 2 still on the shelves
Alpharetta, GA ( had at least 2 more as of 7pm 11/28)
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Brockport NY (1 remaining on shelf as of 9pm 11/28)
St. Louis, MO
Austin, TX (1 remaining as of 3:00 AM 11/29)
West Chester, OH (picked the last piece from shelf around 1pm 11/29)
Sold out (location & time):
OOS EVERYWHERE IN AZ VALLEY
El Mirage, AZ - 11/29 2PM MST
Glendale, AZ - 11/29 3PM MST
Mesa, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Peoria, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Phoenix, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Surprise, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Tempe, AZ - 11/29 5PM MST
Atwater, CA - 11/28, 6:00PM PST
Merced, CA - 11/29, 12:00PM PST (5ft Hmong guy bought the last two while I was looking for them)
Boston, MA surrounding stores - 11/28, 10:15am EST
Carrollton, Tx (store #1216) - 11/28, 1:30am
Frisco, Tx (store #5866) - 11/28, 2:00am
Branchburg, NJ (store #5069) - 11/28, 3:30am
Virginia Beach, VA (store #1688) - 11/28, 2:00am
Virginia Beach, VA (store #2529) - 11/28, 2:00am
Virginia Beach, VA (store #6574) - 11/28, 3:00am
Virginia Beach, VA (store #3216) - 11/28, 3:00am
Chesapeake, VA (store #1841) - 11/28, 3:00am
Norfolk, VA (store #1811) - 11/28, 3:00am
Hampton, VA (store #1631) 11/29 10am (OOS and substituting with AC1750)
Duarte, Ca (store #2401) - 11/27 - 10:30pm
Rosemead, CA 11/28, 11:51 AM
Happy Valley OR (Store 5440) 11/28 734am
Bozeman, MT 11/27 11:45pm
Freehold, NJ 11/28 7:30pm
Manville, NJ (store #2651) 11/28, 11:30am
Piscataway, NJ (store #2633) 11/28, 11:45am
EdisonMake, NJ (store #5201) 11/28, 12:15am
Tumwater, WA (store #3850) 11/28, 10:30am - one in route to the store due in tomorrow
Davie, FL , 11/28 7:10pm I took the last 2 from the shelf
Saint Marys, GA 11/28 7:35PM Two left on shelf
Lake Hallie, WI 11/28 5:35PM
Delray Beach, FL 11/28 7:35 PM One left on Shelf
Fruit Cove, FL 11/29 5:00pm - sold out
North Augusta, SC (Knox Ave.) 11/28 10:00pm got the last 2 from the shelf
Amsterdam, NY 11/28 6:30pm
Glenville, NY 11/28 12:30pm
Riverside, CA (East) 11/28 9pm
Moreno Valley, CA 11/28 8:30pm
Howell, NJ 11/28 2 pm
Tinton Falls, NJ 11/28 3 pm
Toms River, NJ 11/28 6 pm
Brown Deer, WI 11/29 12pm
Columbus, TX 11/29 4pm
Netgear will NOT support/honor warranty items that are not purchased from an authorized dealer....or if the item is refurbished. Sorry to those greedy SDers who cleared the shelve wanting to flip these and make some profit!
^While that is a good point, many of us will be using aftermarket firmware, which already voids the warranty.
^While that is a good point, this is easy to revert back to netgear firmware before sending back to netgear. I am speaking on firmware related only.
^While that is a good point, why would resellers care? Once it's gone, they don't have to worry about warranties.
Added by Archaea -11/28/2014 at 11:20PM
If you have a 2.4ghz heavy collection of mobile devices, you might be better off purchasing the TP-Link C7 for $60 from newegg - also currently Front Page.
PC mag had the comparison
TP-Link C7 at 2.4ghz
TP-Link C7 at 5ghz
Nighthawk 1900 at 2.4ghz
Nighthawk at 2.4ghz speeds
Nighthawk at 5ghz speeds.
While the TP-Link C7 outperforms the Nighthawk at 2.4ghz by a significant margin, the Nighthawk outperforms the C7 at 5ghz by a even bigger margin --- so it depends on what you need/use. The way I figured - all my gear is 2.4ghz now, and trying to future proof now is sort of silly, when I can just buy again in 3 or 4 years when I have the 5ghz stuff and get a better router at that point for the same money. So I decided to buy the TP-Link C7 for $60. Also USB2 vs. USB3 is pretty much immaterial on these devices because the throughput to a external storage drive is about the same -- ???possibly CPU limitations on these routers??? Not detracting from the Nighthawk, if you have newer devices on the 5ghz band it is significantly better - - - just providing more info in the spirit of slickdeals!
eBay Flippers Special.....LOL
Current lowest selling price = $140 shipped
Selling and/or buying is NOT ALLOWED. Don't be the next person who gets warned for trying to do so.