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Costco Wholesale has for its Members: Netgear Nighthawk Tri-Band 8-Stream AX6200 WiFi 6 Router (AX8 RAX 78-100NAS) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free.

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Key Features:
  • Tri-band WiFi 6
  • Works with NETGEAR Armor Advanced Cybersecurity' Reliable WiFi Coverage for all your Devices
  • Easy Setup with the Nighthawk App

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Costco has the following on sale for Costco members.

Netgear Nighthawk Tri-Band 8-Stream AX6200 WiFi 6 Router [costco.com] for $199.99
Costco Item # 1483920, Model: AX8 RAX 78-100NAS

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  • WiFi 6 - speeds of up to 6.2Gbps.
  • 8-stream Tri-band WiFi
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports - 1 WAN & 4 LAN
  • Includes a USB 3.0 port to connect external storage / hard drive
  • NETGEAR Armor—Advanced cyber threat protection for your home and your devices
  • 4x4 Multi-user MIMO Using multi-user MIMO technology, routers can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously.
You must have a separate cable modem. That is not included in this router.

Sale good through Sept. 26, 2021.

Regular price is $299.99. It's current $245 on Amazon [amazon.com].

Reviews on Costco.com are 4.2 and are 4.5 on Amazon.
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axman asked this question on 09-20-2021 at 10:39 AM
09-22-2021 at 03:43 PM
NO. ddwrt do not support ax at this time.
GHernandez18 asked this question on 09-23-2021 at 10:17 AM
09-24-2021 at 09:31 PM
This is *not* a modem and will work with any provider. You connect this behind the modem so wall -> modem -> this, or any other router.

Most internet companies provide combo modem/wireless router boxes these days so there will most likely be some configuration involved, but they should be able to help you with that over the phone or there are lots of websites out there with instructions on how to do it. There is a low technical knowledge level required.

These routers *are* fantastic though, and will drastically surpass the wireless signal quality of an AIO from the provider.
Pratticus asked this question on 09-20-2021 at 10:38 AM
brother_artemis asked this question on 09-21-2021 at 11:32 AM
Golfer2000 asked this question on 09-21-2021 at 11:33 AM
brother_artemis asked this question on 09-22-2021 at 11:48 AM

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Does it come with its own Darth Vader and Storm Trooper mini-figures?
That and also their firmware updates just stop after a while. I will go with Asus any day as they regularly update their routers . I am currently waiting for an AX 86U deal.
I don't know why someone (have a lot of them here) would thumb down your question but I'd like to know as well if anyone owned both routers for a medium sized house. This Nighthawk (RAX78) @$200 is very likely a better deal (lowest for AX86U I have seen around $250) but in terms of speed over distance AX86U would likely win, especially at the end of range. Asus also has a 2.5GbE WAN port.

From my reading, RAX78 (this one) is pretty much the same as RAX70 though the RAX70 has slightly faster AX 2x2 speed at both 2.4GHz (600Mbps vs 460) and 5GHz (1200Mbps vs 960). 5GHz 4x4 speed is the same at 4800Mbps but I don't have any client that'd take advantage of that. My thought is that in real world, there will be very little difference between these two and AX86U will edge out both if you have a very large space but for the vast majority of people this router would be just as good as AX86U and RAX70. Considering it's from Costco and a return would be pretty easy, I might just try it out.

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Is this good for ddwrt?
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How's the 5g range on this router? Better than my Netgear r7500v2?
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How does this compare with ASUS RT-AX86U for Xfinity Gigabit?
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How does this compare with ASUS RT-AX86U for Xfinity Gigabit?
I don't know why someone (have a lot of them here) would thumb down your question but I'd like to know as well if anyone owned both routers for a medium sized house. This Nighthawk (RAX78) @$200 is very likely a better deal (lowest for AX86U I have seen around $250) but in terms of speed over distance AX86U would likely win, especially at the end of range. Asus also has a 2.5GbE WAN port.

From my reading, RAX78 (this one) is pretty much the same as RAX70 though the RAX70 has slightly faster AX 2x2 speed at both 2.4GHz (600Mbps vs 460) and 5GHz (1200Mbps vs 960). 5GHz 4x4 speed is the same at 4800Mbps but I don't have any client that'd take advantage of that. My thought is that in real world, there will be very little difference between these two and AX86U will edge out both if you have a very large space but for the vast majority of people this router would be just as good as AX86U and RAX70. Considering it's from Costco and a return would be pretty easy, I might just try it out.
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Does it come with its own Darth Vader and Storm Trooper mini-figures?
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I think the WiFi speeds degrade terribly with Netgear routers. I have R7000, the lan speeds are 700mbps , while WiFi speeds are max 100 for 1Gbps connection. Horrible at times. Better off buying ASUS router?
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I think the WiFi speeds degrade terribly with Netgear routers. I have R7000, the lan speeds are 700mbps , while WiFi speeds are max 100 for 1Gbps connection. Horrible at times. Better off buying ASUS router?
That and also their firmware updates just stop after a while. I will go with Asus any day as they regularly update their routers . I am currently waiting for an AX 86U deal.
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I'm reasonably confident this is from star wars.
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That and also their firmware updates just stop after a while. I will go with Asus any day as they regularly update their routers . I am currently waiting for an AX 86U deal.
I agree, my experience with Netgear routers is bad with WiFi performing terribly.I had 2 of them and both had issues with keep stable wifi connections.I moved to Asus 68U and have been happy ever since
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Too bad just bought a ASUS AX86U to replace my broken NetGear C6250 (cable modem and wireless router 2-in-1). It's a five years old device, so it's about the time.

I've been a loyal NetGear customer in the past, but I've got two of their products failed on me recently. I would have try this again if I could wait, but unfortunately I am WFH and that dropping and cutting Zoom call already frustrated my coworkers.
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I'm running a Netgear AC2100 for almost 2 years not with no issues, except when doing some large torrents (on the router), occasionally it may reset itself, but at least I did not touch its power button in more than a year now... no issues with my wifi, many devices connected and it runs rock solid!

Coming from an Asus masked as a T-Mobile router that it is still running today, but after one year the thing just refused to work, I had to reset it twice so I got pissed and gave it to someone with a small house/network - he said it is running rock solid today, maybe just to piss me off...
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I think the WiFi speeds degrade terribly with Netgear routers. I have R7000, the lan speeds are 700mbps , while WiFi speeds are max 100 for 1Gbps connection. Horrible at times. Better off buying ASUS router?
That really doesn't say anything about the router being "horrible". What kind of client are you using? How close are you to the router? Are their any walls in between? What channel are you using? How much wifi interference do you have around the house?

R7000 is a model from 2013, which was not built for gigabit wireless and real life wifi max has been tested to be less than 450Mbps with the fastest compatible client in the same room within direct line of sight. 100Mbps is probably too low but not unrealistic unless you are pretty close to the router.

I am downstairs while the router (R7000) is upstairs in a room not directly above me and yet I got faster download speed (305Mbps) from my phone using the Ookla app than my actual internet speed (FIOS 200/200). Not everyone will see this kind of speed as my neighboring houses are about 100 ft apart which keeps the interference low. When I go to the patio or the furthest room in the basement, the signal is weak / speed is low and that's what I hope to improve with a new router as most of my client devices now support wifi 6. My R7000 has been rock solid for 7+ years though I run Merlin and not stock Netgear FW.
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Too bad just bought a ASUS AX86U to replace my broken NetGear C6250 (cable modem and wireless router 2-in-1). It's a five years old device, so it's about the time.

I've been a loyal NetGear customer in the past, but I've got two of their products failed on me recently. I would have try this again if I could wait, but unfortunately I am WFH and that dropping and cutting Zoom call already frustrated my coworkers.
What Netgear devices failed? I moved from Asus to Netgear with R7000 and was so happy that I got their 10Gbps switch a few years ago. The R7000 has been extremely stable for WFH so if RAX78 is not as reliable, it's going back - irrespective of the speed that wifi 6 brings.
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