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TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band Wireless Router Walmart $69

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Latest WiFi 6 / 802.11ax standard router and this is the lowest priced option. This particular model is not necessarily faster than the best of 802.11ac routers ($100+) but still provide new benefits like longer battery life for mobile devices and lower latency if you have a 802.11ax device (most of the higher end devices from the past year, including iPhone 11)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TP-Lin.../584566855

For a faster version this netgear ax3000 at $30 more is a well priced option

https://www.walmart.com/ip/NETGEA.../760226420

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TP-Lin...t9EALw_wcB
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Thanks, but pass. No WPA3 for both models. https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-n...ifications
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Thanks, but pass. No WPA3. https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-n...ifications
What's the benefit of wpa3? A bit harder to hack?
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this price has not changed since it was launched on walmart. there is $0 off because i'm watching this item for over a month now.
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What's the benefit of wpa3? A bit harder to hack?
Yeah and future proofing if you plan to keep the router for more than a couple of years. WPA3 isn't widely used yet, but we're at the transition point.
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Can this router work with a cell phone USB Tethering?
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this price has not changed since it was launched on walmart. there is $0 off because i'm watching this item for over a month now.
It's the best deal out there for this newly released product and $10 cheaper than BB and other places (and look like OOS at Amazon at $79)

Some people here let the desire for a discount blind them from seeing a simple good deal.

Please let us know if you find a better 802.11ax router at a better price. I need one soon. I think my 5 year old netgear AC router is dying. Been loosing internet multiple times in the past week while fios not reporting any outage.
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There are faster non-AX routers out there, for the same money, why bother with this one ?
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It would be a nice router but I would wait until $49.99
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There are faster non-AX routers out there, for the same money, why bother with this one ?
There are ACs with higher theoretical speed, but that's not everything. Real world speed is important and there are many other benefits with ax/WiFi 6. WiFi development is at a point where the speed from a cheap router is good enough for 99% of the people and other factors like latency and battery life impact are more important differentiating factors. Those are important benefits of AX
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Same price since launch, so not a slick deal. If it were 49...maybe. But for now it's nothing special.
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Same price since launch, so not a slick deal. If it were 49...maybe. But for now it's nothing special.
It's special in that it's the cheapest ax out there from a big name and it's $10 cheaper than BB/amazon. Post a better ax deal if you think this is no good.

There's a good chance we'll see 49 by Black Friday but not sure if my 5 yo netgear can last until then
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My pepwave router is over 6 years old now and gives me intermittent problems. Just this week it decided to stop talking to my cable modem all together.

I'll gladly spend $70 on something that will get me by for now until the newest wifi 6 and wpa3 tech becomes commonplace through the year.

I can always drop $150+ next year and keep this in the closet as a spare rather than spend $150 now on something that will be old news in 8 months.
Thanks op
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Great WiFi 6 Router. Friend of mine bought it and has nothing but good experience. There is also a review.

https://youtu.be/7w4o7ZyTrP0
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Lack of WPA3 is always something they could add later via firmware. For home WiFi, WPA3 isn't that big of a deal.

I need a new router and this looks like the best cheap one at the moment. This is a clearly better option than the $50-70 Archer A7/C7 and Netgear R6700, unless you want to use a third-party firmware on it. The Netgear AX3000 appears to use an Intel chip, so I'm steering clear of that one
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