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TP-LINK AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band Wi-Fi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (Archer C5400) for $250 shipped at Amazon.

Amazon linky here [amazon.com]

Newegg has it for the same price (no taxes in certain states):

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Enjoy 4K HD video and play online games simultaneously with faster Wi-Fi to all your devices
AC5400 Tri-Band with 4-Stream and NitroQAM technology delivers up to 5400Mbps Wi-Fi speeds over one 2.4GHz (1000Mbps) and two 5GHz (2167Mbps) bands
Faster Wi-Fi for every device with multi-user support from MU-MIMO technology
Smart Connect helps devices run faster by intelligently assigning them to the best available connection
High-speed connections without interruption with powerful 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and 3 co-processors
Share files, photos, music, and video across your network using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
Send targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices with beamforming
Industry-leading 2-year warranty and 24/7 technical support
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Holy smokes! Help me here. Why would anyone pay this much for a single commodity wireless router?
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Holy smokes! Help me here. Why would anyone pay this much for a single commodity wireless router?
You can also ask the same question about a mobile phone, a PC, or TVs. Primarily it's the range, speed, and ability to configure/customize access. Some consumers don't care, but other do. Just like why people like to buy Samsung or Apple phones versus OnePlus phones.

There are other routers that are much more expensive (e.g., Nighthawk X8).
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You can also ask the same question about a mobile phone, a PC, or TVs. Primarily it's the range, speed, and ability to configure/customize access. Some consumers don't care, but other do. Just like why people like to buy Samsung or Apple phones versus OnePlus phones.

There are other routers that are much more expensive (e.g., Nighthawk X8).

I appreciate the feedback. You are right, range and speed are key factors, and I agree.

On ability to configure, I go to open source (ddwrt, openwrt, et al).

So a funny thing here. I have a D-Link Gaming router with no ddwrt support, but it was a rock solid router. I bought an On Networks N150R, and was able to put ddwrt on it. Turns out the range on the $5 router is better than the range on the D-Link. And I get ddwrt to boot, which in my configuration I wanted for VPN capabilities and capacity through the WAN.

That said, the 150 doesn't cut the mustard for me with regard to local throughput. And that said, holy smokes, $250 for a router? That just sounds insane! :o Smilie
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Holy smokes! Help me here. Why would anyone pay this much for a single commodity wireless router?
Because MU-MIMO, range, and bandwidth are worth the price premium over a sub-$100 AC router. That or bragging rights.
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