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Frys.com has ASUS RT-AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Router for $49.99 - $10 rebate = $39.99. Select in-store pickup where stock permits. Thanks sr71

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Tp-Link AV1000 1-Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit $39.99

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Is that a good price for the power line kit?
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Is that a good price for the power line kit?
I haven't been tracking the price at all, but CCC says $39.99 was the lowest recorded price (since Feb 20, 2017) for purchasing this item (TL-PA7010 KIT) new from Amazon. It is $45+FS on Amazon right now. There's a newer 2-port version also for $55 on Amazon or $57 at Frys and NE.

My internet connection is supposedly >100Mbps internet, but my computer connects to the router in the next room over WPA2 wifi and my download speeds (to SSD even with multiple threads) maxing out at <3MB/s. So, I am in the market for a Powerline adapter to see if the wireless router is the weakest link. But, I am also not sure about how hot of a deal this is. Reviews seem decent, though, and it uses AV2.

Edit: D-Link PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-601AV) is $39.99 at Amazon, though I haven't looked at any comparisons or reviews in detail.

Edit 2: TP-Link TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit Up to 1.2Gbps is $59.99 at NE (which is the same price on Amazon and which matches the CCC lowest Amazon price for a new item since January 2016). I haven't looked at any comparison tests, but if you need more than one port and it gets good speeds, this seems like a reasonable price for 3 ports.
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I haven't been tracking the price at all, but CCC says $39.99 was the lowest recorded price (since Feb 20, 2017) for purchasing this item (TL-PA7010 KIT) new from Amazon. It is $45+FS on Amazon right now. There's a newer 2-port version also for $55 on Amazon or $57 at Frys and NE.

My internet connection is supposedly >100Mbps internet, but my computer connects to the router in the next room over WPA2 wifi and my download speeds (to SSD even with multiple threads) maxing out at <3MB/s. So, I am in the market for a Powerline adapter to see if the wireless router is the weakest link. But, I am also not sure about how hot of a deal this is. Reviews seem decent, though, and it uses AV2.

Edit: D-Link PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-601AV) is $39.99 at Amazon, though I haven't looked at any comparisons or reviews in detail.

Edit 2: TP-Link TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit Up to 1.2Gbps is $59.99 at NE (which is the same price on Amazon and which matches the CCC lowest Amazon price for a new item since January 2016). I haven't looked at any comparison tests, but if you need more than one port and it gets good speeds, this seems like a reasonable price for 3 ports.
I just bought 2 sets of the TL-PA8030P kits from NE. It's $110 with MasterPass. Sucks I missed out on the PA9020 deal in June for $52. Nevertheless, I tested the TP Link AV1000 and I'm getting 100/10 speed. I only have 100mbs Comcast with blast, so I'm getting landline speed. I would think with AV1200 it's going to be even faster. I just returned the Velop from the recent OD deal I posted. Just can't justify $300 when $100 takes care of the problem and made connection even better.
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Is it better than Netgear R6100?
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I haven't been tracking the price at all, but CCC says $39.99 was the lowest recorded price (since Feb 20, 2017) for purchasing this item (TL-PA7010 KIT) new from Amazon. It is $45+FS on Amazon right now. There's a newer 2-port version also for $55 on Amazon or $57 at Frys and NE.

My internet connection is supposedly >100Mbps internet, but my computer connects to the router in the next room over WPA2 wifi and my download speeds (to SSD even with multiple threads) maxing out at <3MB/s. So, I am in the market for a Powerline adapter to see if the wireless router is the weakest link. But, I am also not sure about how hot of a deal this is. Reviews seem decent, though, and it uses AV2.

Edit: D-Link PowerLine AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-601AV) is $39.99 at Amazon, though I haven't looked at any comparisons or reviews in detail.

Edit 2: TP-Link TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit Up to 1.2Gbps is $59.99 at NE (which is the same price on Amazon and which matches the CCC lowest Amazon price for a new item since January 2016). I haven't looked at any comparison tests, but if you need more than one port and it gets good speeds, this seems like a reasonable price for 3 ports.

I don't see it for less than $65 at amazon.

Are these rebates easy to receive?


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I don't see it for less than $65 at amazon.

Are these rebates easy to receive?


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What is showing up as being more than $65? I was looking at the prices when I made my post.

I've never done a Fry's rebate before and am waiting to hear back about the one I mailed in a week or two ago. so, I can't really comment on the reliability or speed of their rebates sorry.
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I don't see it for less than $65 at amazon.

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Thanks for the data point! Are the 100/10 speeds you're referring to WAN or LAN?

When did you buy your TL-PA8030P kit/when will it arrive? Aside from being rated for 1.2Gbps (though, real world is obviously slower) and using AV2, the main tempting point for me is that it has 3 ports, so I could wire my console and computer to it without mucking around with a second router. The thing holding me back is that I've had a bad experience trying to return something to NE (I got screwed on a $2000 computer) and I haven't checked speed comparisons for it vs other adapters.
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Is this router better than Linksys EA-6900?
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Thanks for the data point! Are the 100/10 speeds you're referring to WAN or LAN?

When did you buy your TL-PA8030P kit/when will it arrive? Aside from being rated for 1.2Gbps (though, real world is obviously slower) and using AV2, the main tempting point for me is that it has 3 ports, so I could wire my console and computer to it without mucking around with a second router. The thing holding me back is that I've had a bad experience trying to return something to NE (I got screwed on a $2000 computer) and I haven't checked speed comparisons for it vs other adapters.
100/10 is Cat5 from the Powerline.
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100/10 is Cat5 from the Powerline.
Ah, so you're maxing out your Cat5 with it? That's a good sign Smilie. I wonder if the PA8030P will be as fast and if I should just pull the trigger.
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Ah, so you're maxing out your Cat5 with it? That's a good sign http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif. I wonder if the PA8030P will be as fast and if I should just pull the trigger.
Yeah, I'm going to return the TPLink PA7020. If 7020 can give me 100/10, the 8030 should be theoretically faster. I can also use the 3 ethernet ports and outlet passthrough.
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Can this be configured as a repeater? Also, is it better then Asus AC68U in terms of signal? Sharing internet with neighbor and trying to improve the reception on my end. Thanks for any insight.
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Is it better than Netgear R6100?
You'll get better range from the Asus because of the external antennas.
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Is this router better than Linksys EA-6900?
No, the EA6900 is better because it has gigabit ethernet ports, is AC1900, and has a USB 3.0 port. The Asus RT-AC1200 would be a downgrade.
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Can this be configured as a repeater? Also, is it better then Asus AC68U in terms of signal? Sharing internet with neighbor and trying to improve the reception on my end. Thanks for any insight.
Yes. Asus's stock firmware allows for this.
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