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Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router w/ DST Adapter (Refurbished) EXPIRED

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Bestbuy.com has Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router w/ DST Adapter (Refurbished, GSRF-R7300DST-100NAS) on sale for $84.99. Shipping is free. Thanks two.thousand.eight
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$84.99 at Best Buy for a refurb with a DST adapter.
Add a 2 Year Geek Squad Protection for additional $9.99

Find some filler and combine with Visa checkout for $25 off $100+ in spending to make it even slicker. Visa checkout discount expired


For refernece - the NIB [bestbuy.com] is rated at 4.5 stars with 1350 reviews

DST adapter alone runs for $70 new or $25 refurb on BB site.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/netge...ategoryId=
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I noticed when reading the Amazon reviews for this model that there are a number of instances of the 2.4G band failing. On a related note the R6700 can supposedly be upgraded from 1750ac to 1900ac by changing the device I'd and flashing the R7000 firmware to it. What this does is increases the speed of the 2.4G band. Both routers are supposedly identical internally.

I think that running the 2.4G band at the higher speed is causing failures and with that (pure speculation) as my basis I wouldn't buy this as a refurb.

I'll grab the link to the thread on firmware swapping and edit it in here in a minute.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=280088&sid=8d9bc69b7de9d7824d2a3255f5bc4bfe
I'm using the mobile app and not good enough with html to hyperlink the address manually so just cut and paste please.
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thanks OP. added John Wick 4k movie to get to $100, used VCO. Total = $75 before taxes.
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/netge...Id=5714277

Was about to pick this up for 99 dollars yesterday. Logged on today to consider it again and noticed that the pice was down to 85 dollars. Decided that was enough for me and pulled the trigger. Store pick up will be hit or miss depending on your area as this is a refurb but shipping is free.

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Not a wireless maven. Are there disadvantages to dst versus competing technologies like mesh. Gather the goal is to reduce wifi dead spots.
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Since it's a refurb at the geek squad 2-year protection for $9.99. Then a filler item to get to $100. Nice!
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I think DST is just a phrase used for its link to the wall adapter. You only see the DST listed as a feature when paired with the adapter. Standalone R7000s don't have it listed. So you're still getting the beamforming. The R7000 does seem to get a ding from some reviews for its range and that's why I picked up this version.
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Not a wireless maven. Are there disadvantages to dst versus competing technologies like mesh. Gather the goal is to reduce wifi dead spots.
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I think DST is just a phrase used for its link to the wall adapter. You only see the DST listed as a feature when paired with the adapter. Standalone R7000s don't have it listed. So you're still getting the beamforming. The R7000 does seem to get a ding from some reviews for its range and that's why I picked up this version.
Which version? This is the R7000, yes?
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Which version? This is the R7000, yes?
I think this is referred to as the R7300-DST. Does anyone know if you can load custom firmware onto it?
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I noticed when reading the Amazon reviews for this model that there are a number of instances of the 2.4G band failing. On a related note the R6700 can supposedly be upgraded from 1750ac to 1900ac by changing the device I'd and flashing the R7000 firmware to it. What this does is increases the speed of the 2.4G band. Both routers are supposedly identical internally.

I think that running the 2.4G band at the higher speed is causing failures and with that (pure speculation) as my basis I wouldn't buy this as a refurb.

I'll grab the link to the thread on firmware swapping and edit it in here in a minute.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=280088&sid=8d9bc69b7de9d7824d2a3255f5bc4bfe
I'm using the mobile app and not good enough with html to hyperlink the address manually so just cut and paste please.
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I noticed when reading the Amazon reviews for this model that there are a number of instances of the 2.4G band failing. On a related note the R6700 can supposedly be upgraded from 1750ac to 1900ac by changing the device I'd and flashing the R7000 firmware to it. What this does is increases the speed of the 2.4G band. Both routers are supposedly identical internally.

I think that running the 2.4G band at the higher speed is causing failures and with that (pure speculation) as my basis I wouldn't buy this as a refurb.

I'll grab the link to the thread on firmware swapping and edit it in here in a minute.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...55f5bc4bfe
I'm using the mobile app and not good enough with html to hyperlink the address manually so just cut and paste please.
With this in mind I may keep the 1750 I just purchased from Amazon a couple days ago. Was considering sending it back and purchasing this instead, but if the only advantage is an extra USB slot, then eh.
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I didn't notice before that this router is the R7300 which is different from the R7000. This router is designed to work with the dead spot terminator that comes with it. Only this router will work with the DST as they are specially made to be paired together. The difference between this 7300 and the 7000 seems to be that the 7300 has a power line adapter feature built in.

As a consequence it looks like no dd-wrt support for this model.
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I think this is referred to as the R7300-DST. Does anyone know if you can load custom firmware onto it?
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I didn't notice before that this router is the R7300 which is different from the R7000. This router is designed to work with the dead spot terminator that comes with it. Only this router will work with the DST as they are specially made to be paired together. The difference between this 7300 and the 7000 seems to be that the 7300 has a power line adapter feature built in.
this was a quick post last night, and don't know too much about routers. didn't realize there are different versions of this one. will update post, thanks.
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