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Not a good deal. Looks like manufacturer is trying to prop up the prices of AX equipment. $299 was so last year (~6 months ago). I bought the same router for my parents at $245 during Thanksgiving weekend. Of course, no time machine, but best to wait for price drop. Not worth AX unless you need AX speeds. I myself am running an AC router and it's plenty for FiOS at 200 Mbps up/down. LAN transfer is limited to the attached USB HDD devices paling in transfer rate about half the speed. YMMV for intended use. I'm waiting for a lower price drop to upgrade.