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Promoted 10-03-2016 by brisar at 11:34 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has has Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (R7800-100NAS) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free. Thanks seff and Jaskom

Best Buy has Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (R7800-100NAS) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free, otherwise free store pickup is available if stock permits. Thanks seff and Jaskom

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Edited October 2, 2016 at 08:54 PM by BeAuMaN
its at bestbuy for $199.00 i remember this price about couple weeks ago ..now they roll the same price if you are interested


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I'd highly recommend you guys go an access point route instead of bridging routers over wifi or using single super expensive ones. Pick up a PoE switch and have some cat5e/cat6 run to points across your house then buy some of the ceiling mounted APs and you are set. PoE makes it so you don't have to worry about outlets or battery backups since the power is run over the ethernet line and you only have to put the switch on a UPS. I wired up my old office with 4 of these APs (I used Cisco Meraki APs but there's similar cheaper ones available now) and we had 45+ wireless devices on it at any given time including a dozen smart tvs always streaming, everyone's cell phones connected, and a whole department of macs constantly offloading media files to our file servers.
I would recommend looking at Ubiquiti's line of products. You may want to hire a professional to set it up for you.

What you would want to do is look at your floor plan and have someone with a spectrum analyzer plan out AP placement. You may be looking at 3-4 APs for ideal indoor coverage.
Then you want to have a single main router with a significant processor to handle all the internet traffic (this will be called NAT). This main router will then branch off to the AP's. The AP's should be run in bridge mode ideally.
For the outdoor coverage, I would recommend two methods. Either running a couple outside/external APs on each side of your house (or more depends on how your house is situated on your land) and run CAT5e/6 to the outside of your home, run the external APs via POE+
OR, if you have a LONG yard and the AP cannot cover the area while still being attached to the home, run conduit from the home to a central location on your lawn, put up an external/outside AP on a pole and run that off of POE+

a proper home setup would look something like:
1 main router
1 POE switch
2-4 Inside APs
1-3 Outside APs

That should cover all the deadspots in your property. If you went with Ubiquiti's products, it could all be managed with their Unifi controller as well.

The trick to having a seamless connection over multiple APs is having all APs bridged to a single DHCP server. That way, no matter which AP you are connected to, your connection/routing/IP address is still handled by the DHCP server. If you have each router/AP set up to be it's own DHCP server, then there will be a connection handoff while your device gets assigned a new address since each AP would set up a unique connection as you connect to them

I use an Edgerouter POE and it works great.
So aside from bragging about using up insane amounts of data, what purpose do you have for streaming tons of devices 24 hours per day?

I find this type of behavior to be pretty despicable, using up electricity / resources without justification, contribution to pollution and waste. I'd rather be making money in more effective ways contributing to the betterment of society / the planet, instead of sucking up resources for personal gain, but that's just me.

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Wish I had gotten in on this when it was cheaper at Newegg. Might have to pull the trigger on it.

BTW, you can get it from Best Buy's eBay store for the same price. Still, it's $30 more than the deal that was available at Newegg.
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Is this a historical low?
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Picked up the ASUS RT-AC3100 just over a week ago for $192 from BB. Thing is the range is no better than the Netgear N that it replaced. Should I return and give this a try?
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Wish I had gotten in on this when it was cheaper at Newegg. Might have to pull the trigger on it.

BTW, you can get it from Best Buy's eBay store for the same price - NO TAX AND NO SHIPPING COSTS. Still, it's $30 more than the deal that was available at Newegg.
You still have to pay tax at Best Buy's eBay store (assuming you'd have to pay it directly on their website as well)
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Why not buy 3 cheap Wireless N routers for $25 each instead?
3 cheap routers should give you more coverage than 1 super expensive $200 router.
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Why not buy 3 cheap Wireless N routers for $25 each instead?
3 cheap routers should give you more coverage than 1 super expensive $200 router.
Had been running two Ns, max wifi throughput for one is 300 mbps and the other 600mbps.. I've been adding more wireless devices to my network and when streaming things begin to shudder. The new router solved the speed issue, but I was hoping to eliminate the need for a second router that resolves my coverage problem as well. Home is two levels and 2200 sq ft. Primary router is elevated on the second floor.
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Had been running two Ns, max wifi throughput for one is 300 mbps and the other 600mbps.. I've been adding more wireless devices to my network and when streaming things begin to shudder. The new router solved the speed issue, but I was hoping to eliminate the need for a second router that resolves my coverage problem as well. Home is two levels and 2200 sq ft. Primary router is elevated on the second floor.
How many wireless devices do you have total? Sounds like wireless interference to me.
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How many wireless devices do you have total? Sounds like wireless interference to me.
14 at the moment, 12 are using the 2.4ghz freq. Lately I've been adding smart home devices (echos, tp-link switches etc; and two IP cams. Was dispersing the cams between the two switches in order to throttle.
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14 at the moment, 12 are using the 2.4ghz freq. Lately I've been adding smart home devices (echos, tp-link switches etc; and two IP cams. Was dispersing the cams among between the two switches in order to throttle.
I have 3 Wireless N 300 mbps routers. With 25 wireless devices. 20 of them are streaming things 24 hours/day.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2...l-cost-50/

I have to pay extra $50 a month (for unlimited data) on top of my $60 a month Internet. So it like $110 a month + tax Mad.

So I decide to get my money worth by streaming things 24 hours/day on 20 devices.
Last month, I used around 13TB laugh out loud.
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I have 3 Wireless N 300 mbps routers. With 25 wireless devices. 20 of them are streaming things 24 hours/day.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2...l-cost-50/

I have to pay extra $50 a month (for unlimited data) on top of my $60 a month Internet. So it like $110 a month + tax Mad.

So I decide to get my money worth by streaming things 24 hours/day on 20 devices.
Last month, I used around 13TB laugh out loud.
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You can't get perk to run 24 hours/day unless you don't have a job, don't need to sleep.
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I'd highly recommend you guys go an access point route instead of bridging routers over wifi or using single super expensive ones. Pick up a PoE switch and have some cat5e/cat6 run to points across your house then buy some of the ceiling mounted APs and you are set. PoE makes it so you don't have to worry about outlets or battery backups since the power is run over the ethernet line and you only have to put the switch on a UPS. I wired up my old office with 4 of these APs (I used Cisco Meraki APs but there's similar cheaper ones available now) and we had 45+ wireless devices on it at any given time including a dozen smart tvs always streaming, everyone's cell phones connected, and a whole department of macs constantly offloading media files to our file servers.
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Feel like I'm thread crapping, sorry, but I'm in agreement with xxxHolic. I have two $5 Asus RTN12D1s wired as AP with a FAR RTN10P as the router. All running custom firmware (shibby tomato on N12s and ddwrt on N10P with QOS setup).
I'm a family of 5 and easily have 4 streams of netflix at times. Come thanksgiving and family visits, I might have 50 devices with various things occurring. No real issues noted.
about 3k sq ft with 2 levels. I re-purposed a couple of the phone lines to use as the ethernet lines in my house (I did not want to pull wire).

Most interesting finding I've had recently was a wireless headphone for games was interfering causing major wifi interference (almost useless). Other than that, rock solid performance from these $5 routers. I have no need for AC yet nor is the N150 speed critical to me for my usage.

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I have 3 Wireless N 300 mbps routers. With 25 wireless devices. 20 of them are streaming things 24 hours/day.
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