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Costco Wholesale offers Costco Members: Netgear Nighthawk 6-Stream AX4300 Gigabit WiFi 6 Router (RAX45-100NAS) for $129.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Supports the latest consumer WiFi 6 standard (802.11ax). Older standards 802.11b/a/g/n/ac are also supported.
  • Supports WiFi coverage up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
  • 5 Ethernet network cable ports
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Features:

Medium to large home WiFi coverage up to 2,500 sq. ft
Connect 20+ Devices to High performance WiFi for Simultaneous HD Video Streaming, Gaming, Internet Surfing and Downloads.
Built with WiFi 6, the next generation of WiFi designed to handle up to 4x more connected devices at once.
Advanced Cyber Security Threat Protection for unlimited devices with NETGEAR Armor (powered by BitDefender)
Requires a modem, compatible with any Internet Provider Including Cable, Satellite, Fiber, DSL and More


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Technical Specifications
WIFI TECHNOLOGY
802.11ax Dual band WiFi (AX4300)

WIFI PERFORMANCE
AX4300 WiFi

WIFI RANGE
Very large homes

BEAMFORMING
Beamforming+ — Boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi Connections for 2.4 and 5GHz

NUMBER OF ETHERNET PORTS
Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mpbs Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)

NUMBER OF USB PORTS
One (1) USB 3.0 port

PROCESSOR
Triple-core 1.5GHz processor

KEY FEATURES
NETGEAR Armor - Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your connected devices

3.5x Better Performance than an AC ROUTER—6 stream WiFi with up to 4.3Gbps† for fast wireless speeds‡

More WiFi for More Devices-- OFDMA§ allows efficient data transmission at the same time.

Powerful Processor-- 1.5GHz triple-Core processor ensures smooth 4K UHD streaming.


PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 11.65 x 8.11 x 2.25in (295.8 x 206 x 57.2mm)

Weight: 1.25 lb (566 g)

PACKAGE CONTENTS
NETGEAR® Nighthawk® AX6/6-stream AX4300 WiFi Router (RAX45)

Ethernet cable

4 external antennas

Quick start guide

Power adapter, localized to country of sale

STANDARDS
2.4GHz AX: 2x2 (Tx/Rx) 256-QAM 20/40MHz, up to 480Mbps

5GHz AX: 4x4 (Tx/Rx) 20/40/80/160MHz, up to 3840Mbps

Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports



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metroidman75 asked this question on 11-26-2020 at 04:58 PM
11-29-2020 at 11:41 AM
Yes, you will have to disable the Verizon's internal wireless so that you don't interfere with 2 competing signals.
Connect your Verizon's LAN port to this router and you will start using the Netgear's wifi.
This router will have a longer reach, assuming it is not shielded from metal or brick or dense building materials.
Atom_9 asked this question on 11-23-2020 at 10:40 PM
12-01-2020 at 08:16 AM
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There seems to be some confusion and misinformation about WiFi 6 in this thread.

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) operates on both the 2.4GHz & 5GHz channels and is essentially a small upgrade to WiFi 5 (802.11ac). WiFi 6 IS NOT 6GHz, that will be WiFi 6E (although some WiFi 6 routers might be upgradable to WiFi 6e in the future via firmware updates)

Lower frequencies (2.4GHz) provide better wall penetration and range while higher frequencies (5GHz+) provide higher speeds.

For those of you who want to improve your connection quality/range, buy a mesh system. This router will not really improve your connection quality/range (albeit WiFi 6 does increase the 2.4GHz band performance which has good range/wall penetration so you could connect to your 2.4GHz band). There are WiFi 6 mesh systems that take advantage of of the WiFi 6 improvements, or Asus routers w/ AiMesh can double as a mesh network node as well.

WiFi 6 is more geared towards people who have a lot of wirelessly connected devices on their network such as IoT/smart home devices, due to it's improvements like OFDMA and handling a lot of connections efficiently.

tldr:

Buy a WiFi 6 router if you already have a strong connection quality around your home and you want to improve wireless speeds OR if you have a lot of wirelessly connected devices.

Buy a mesh system If you want to improve your connection quality or range around your house.
Wrong.

It is about the band they use (2.4ghz vs 5 ghz). WiFi6 can actually penetrate more than WiFi5 because WiFi6 also supports 2.4ghz. The downside of using 2.4ghz is the oversaturation or dirty air. Also, there are only fewer channels to bond. 5ghz on the other hand is wider. So many available channels to use and to bond. The WiFi6E will make this even better due to more channels being introduced. The downside of 5ghz of course is that it can't penetrate much as the 2.4ghz. However, the penetration and distance difference only matters if you are in an isolated place where 2.4ghz is clean. If you live in a dense area like an apartment, forget about 2.4ghz. You will benefit more on the cleaner Signal to Noise ratio of the 5ghz even through walls.

Also, WiFi6 is better suited for high dense area than WiFi5. I can go on technical on this but in short, WiFi6 is better.

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I'm currently using linksys 1900acs. It's an ok router overall but I seem to be having problem getting decent connection two rooms away, pretty small apartment. Especially the 5Ghz band, I know wall penetration is an inherent issue with frequency, not manufacturers fault .
Does anyone know if this Nighthawk will improve my situation? TIA
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I'm currently using linksys 1900acs. It's an ok router overall but I seem to be having problem getting decent connection two rooms away, pretty small apartment. Especially the 5Ghz band, I know wall penetration is an inherent issue with frequency, not manufacturers fault .
Does anyone know if this Nighthawk will improve my situation? TIA
Wifi6 penetrates walls even more poorly. Google smallnetbuilder to find devices with good coverage. The netgear x4s (r7800) and ORBI mesh systems both provide excellent coverage and speed.
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My Samsung devices HATE my Netgear router. I don't know why.
I will try Asus or Linksys, not another Netgear.
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Quote from abugli :
I'm currently using linksys 1900acs. It's an ok router overall but I seem to be having problem getting decent connection two rooms away, pretty small apartment. Especially the 5Ghz band, I know wall penetration is an inherent issue with frequency, not manufacturers fault .
Does anyone know if this Nighthawk will improve my situation? TIA
Same here - using Model F9K1124 v1
https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Dua...B01IRRFH3C
I have used USB on it as my NAS but lately not

Is there one better than that on a deal this BF?
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Thank you for posting this! I will be in the market for two new WiFi 6 routers. I appreciate the heads up!
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Best Buy currently has a similar model for $20 more. Worth it to just get that one instead of waiting another month for the Costco sale? Costco does have the better return policy...
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I'm currently using linksys 1900acs. It's an ok router overall but I seem to be having problem getting decent connection two rooms away, pretty small apartment. Especially the 5Ghz band, I know wall penetration is an inherent issue with frequency, not manufacturers fault .
Does anyone know if this Nighthawk will improve my situation? TIA
EXACTLY the same situation like yours. Wonder why the 1900acs can't get far with the you know ASUS MESH.. thinking about this one, seriously not sure this one will do better
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AX5200 is at same price at Best Buy if you trade in old router (15% off 150)
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BestBuy has it at a 3.2 rating, are you sure this AX5200 is worth it? Looks like its not
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Quote from mkpro11 :
AX5200 is at same price at Best Buy if you trade in old router (15% off 150)
Where is the trade off?
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