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Netgear X4S (R7800) Amazon Warehouse Deal $88.13 (Very Good; No Original Packaging) +tax YMMV

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Price Drop Very Good: $110.49 (20% amazon warehouse discount will reflect at final checkout) = $88.13

YMMV: Please note they shipped me the wrong router when I ordered at the higher price AC1750 not AC2600.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4x4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router (R7800-100NAS) Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alex [amazon.com]
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa/Google Assistant – Control your home network using voice commands
  • AC2600 WiFi-800+1733 Mbps speeds; Ranked #1 in AC2600 performance by Small Net Builder
  • Four-stream (4x4) WiFi Architecture for smoother 4K video streaming and lag-free gaming and 160MHz radio for double the bandwidth for mobile devices
  • Multi-user MIMO technology for more throughput; Top spot in MU-MIMO router performance comparison by Small Net Builder
  • Powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor and dynamic QoS for smooth jitter-free gaming
  • Network storage-ready with superfast twin USB 3.0 and eSATA; Use ReadyCLOUD to access the storage anytime from anywhere
  • Secure access to home services using OpenVPN -- with iOS and Android app support
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired performance
  • Four high-gain external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range
They have a lot of stock, great router. Previous expired deals: $124.05 refurb and $142.80 new but usually sales are around $160.

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Last Edited by f2k031 November 22, 2017 at 02:20 PM
Netgear has been lagging with security upgrades lately.
Not fixing known issues as well, there is a very long thread on their forums, granted different product and different issue, but their support has been awful.

https://community.netgear.com/t5/...-p/1267436

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Where do you see that price? I see a minimum of $145.47 from your link.
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Don't see it at that price. Am I missing something here?
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Where do you see that price? I see a minimum of $145.47 from your link.
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Don't see it at that price. Am I missing something here?
at final checkout after 20% warehouse discount.
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at final checkout after 20% warehouse discount.
Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R8000) is still available for less than this. [amazon.com]
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Why? Staples will have it for $129 tomorrow.
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I'm apologizing in advance, I'm a big dumb dumb. I need a router and a modem, can I find a dual router and modem or will I need to buy two separate items?
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I prefer X4S

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Why? Staples will have it for $129 tomorrow.
Oh wasn't aware, still thinking of sticking with this purchase since I had some amazon gift cards laying around also buying now is cheaper and will prevent missing out on a sold out deal.
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I'm apologizing in advance, I'm a big dumb dumb. I need a router and a modem, can I find a dual router and modem or will I need to buy two separate items?
There are combined modems and routers. I have never used the combos.
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I'm apologizing in advance, I'm a big dumb dumb. I need a router and a modem, can I find a dual router and modem or will I need to buy two separate items?
Most advice is to buy separate. I haven't kept up with combo modem/routers but they are usually not as good and tend to have connection issues. Also if it fails you are out of service where as if a router goes down then you just need to replace that specifically.
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Alexa , block porn?
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Alexa , block porn?
No need, the FCC is going to handle that for Alexa by throttling the speed. Majority will just need to pay extra for "speed boosts".
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X6 is based off broadcom platform which has worse cpu performance and open source support compared to x4s's ipq806x platform (they are actually from the same family as the snapdragon 8XX SOC for high end mobile phones).

Generally speaking I always avoid broadcom platform because their wifi stack (except from the really old 802.11g era) offload a lot of things to their firmware blob running on their SOC which opens up to lots of practically unpatchable security holes that will for sure surface in the future.

The benefit of other major networking SOC platforms other than broadcom, like qualcomm ipq806x, marvell 88F series, mediatek 760X is that all the critical data path lives on the linux kernel space that is handled by driver. At least lede and ddwrt had a really good track record patching supported platforms which no consumer grade router vendor can match.

As an added benefit, you also sometimes get feature update that had no dependency on hardware. As an example, the legendary ath9k which is fully open source from end to end, was able to add support for 802.11s mesh networking.
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