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Netgear nighthawk AC2400 dual band wifi router $90 save $100 at Best Buy

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Walmart has a speedier version at $10 more (thanks likeaw) as per their BF ad:
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This is from Walmart....

Netgear Nighthawk AC2600 Wi-Fi Router
$99.00
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Valid Online Starting Nov 21 at 10pm ET, In Stores Nov 22 at 6pm. While supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks
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• Up to 2600 Mbps Wi-Fi speed
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$10 price difference, is it worth the 2 week wait and $10??
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Was clicking through Black Friday deals and found this router. Great Speed and Price for a HOT BF Deal as has USB 3.0 Port, Gigabit wired and more..



https://www.bestbuy.com/site/netg...Id=6291800
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no love for routers around here?

this should be FP
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$10 price difference, is it worth the 2 week wait and $10??
The hardware is exactly the same. The speed is just changed for marketing purposes to hit different price points at different stores and prevent price matching.

These are all the same hardware: R6700v2, R6800, R6900v2, AC2100 (Staples), AC2400 (Best Buy), AC2600 (Walmart)

There are many <$100 listings for the AC2600 model (AKA R7450) brand new on ebay right now.

See NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router [snbforums.com]

The AC2100 will be $79.99 @ Staples for black friday: https://slickdeals.net/f/12217354-staples-black-friday-netgear-nighthawk-ac2100-smart-wifi-router-for-79-99
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The hardware is exactly the same the speed is just changed for marketing purposes to hit different price points at different stores and prevent price matching.

These are all the same hardware: R6700v2, R6800, R6900v2, AC2100 (Staples), AC2400 (Best Buy), AC2600 (Walmart)

There are many <$100 listings for the AC2600 model (AKA R7450) brand new on ebay right now.

See NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router [snbforums.com]

The AC2100 will be $79.99 @ Staples for black friday: https://slickdeals.net/f/12217354-staples-black-friday-netgear-nighthawk-ac2100-smart-wifi-router-for-79-99
Wow! great post.worshipworship

So my 6700 is good enough? I will pass as I already have two.
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This is an excellent price. Cheaper than the AC1900.

Just got one.

You can buy now, wait for BF and get another one if the price drops.

You have until 1/12/2019 to return.
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Wow! great post.worshipworship

So my 6700 is good enough? I will pass as I already have two.
If you have a R6700v2 then its hardware is the same as the others I listed but it may be limited to slightly lower speeds by its software. This wouldn't really matter unless you have 4x4:4 (four spatial stream) clients that are connecting to the router but these are uncommon.
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The hardware is exactly the same. The speed is just changed for marketing purposes to hit different price points at different stores and prevent price matching.

These are all the same hardware: R6700v2, R6800, R6900v2, AC2100 (Staples), AC2400 (Best Buy), AC2600 (Walmart)

There are many <$100 listings for the AC2600 model (AKA R7450) brand new on ebay right now.

See NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2100 Smart WiFi Router [snbforums.com]

The AC2100 will be $79.99 @ Staples for black friday: https://slickdeals.net/f/12217354-staples-black-friday-netgear-nighthawk-ac2100-smart-wifi-router-for-79-99
So are you saying buying any of these is the same thing? Or does the added mbps make a difference?

What should I buy lol - need a fair price long range router. thx
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So are you saying buying any of these is the same thing? Or does the added mbps make a difference?

What should I buy lol - need a fair price long range router. thx
It depends what wireless clients you would connect to the wireless router. It makes sense to match the number of spatial streams (C in AxB:C) supported by the clients to those supported by your router. If you only have a few 1x1:1 and 2x2:2 (one and two spatial streams) phones then it won't matter much whether you choose a model that is configured to support three or four spatial streams. If you had a 3x3:3 or 4x4:4 client (which are not common) then you would probably want to have a router that could match those specs. Extra tx/rx streams (A and B in AxB:C) can help improve reception slightly but probably won't affect range much.

MU-MIMO was supposed to allow wireless routers with a higher number of spatial streams to split them up and talk with multiple clients simultaneously. MU-MIMO has not shown big improvements in real-world testing that I've seen.

The AC2100 model probably has the least useful configuration with four-stream support at 2.4GHz(802.11n, no ac) but only three-stream support with 802.11ac at 5GHz. If you don't have any four-stream clients then this doesn't matter.
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It depends what wireless clients you would connect to the wireless router. It makes sense to match the number of spatial streams (C in AxB:C) supported by the clients to those supported by your router. If you only have a few 1x1:1 and 2x2:2 (one and two spatial streams) phones then it won't matter much whether you choose a model that is configured to support three or four spatial streams. If you had a 3x3:3 or 4x4:4 client (which are not common) then you would probably want to have a router that could match those specs. Extra tx/rx streams (A and B in AxB:C) can help improve reception slightly but probably won't affect range much.

MU-MIMO was supposed to allow wireless routers with a higher number of spatial streams to split them up and talk with multiple clients simultaneously. MU-MIMO has not shown big improvements in real-world testing that I've seen.

The AC2100 model probably has the least useful configuration with four-stream support at 2.4GHz(802.11n, no ac) but only three-stream support with 802.11ac at 5GHz. If you don't have any four-stream clients then this doesn't matter.
Thanks for the thoughtful response. Not going to lie had to read a few posts to understand everything you said but I got it now. Appreciated.
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Is this a good deal at the $90.00 price point? I am looking to replace a 12 or so year old DLink router that is still working good (knock on wood) but I don't get the greatest speed when on wireless.

I thought I read somewhere that Netgear doesn't do the greatest job with upgrading security patches, etc. If this is true is it something I should be concerned about?

Thanks,

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I am less interested in the wireless portion as I have AP's.
What I want to know is this..
How does this handle full Up/Down Gig speeds when connected to the internet over fiber?
Any bottle-necking?
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$10 price difference, is it worth the 2 week wait and $10??
I would like to also know if the $10 is worth the upgrade from 2400 to 2600?
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