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- Model: ME918LL/A
- SKU: 6943097
My Fav...Not Bad...great apple extreme base station...While it does not have the same range as some of the latest AC routers on the market, the ease of use and configuration of this router definitely makes it a worthwhile competitor and to answer a lot of the questions concerning this router, yes, this router is easily configurable and use no matter what platform you are using; OS X, Windows, etc.The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Apple TV.
- Model: R7000-100NAS
- SKU: 1754208
4 star...FAST !...An initial problem with the antenna posts flopping was solved by positioning each post horizontally, one by one, tightening the bases and then moving them back to recommended positions....I purchased this router to upgrade my G type router this was a ac router dual band 2.4 and 5 gig running at same time which is nice my speed test with the g router was running at 20 meg download 3 meg upload with the new ac router I'm getting 65 meg download 5.5 meg upload that is with.Accelerate your WiFi with NETGEAR Nighthawk! Enjoy fast WiFi speeds up to 1900 Mbps and a powerful dual core 1GHz processor for extreme performance. High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage. Features like downstream and upstream QoS prioritize streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience.
- Model: EA7500
- SKU: 4830200
nice ....it's ok...+ Parental Controls: On a per-device basis, you can restrict usage times and block websites....For connectivity on the router itself, it marks off the important checkboxes - USB 3 connection for a hard drive or flash drive, USB 2 for a printer or another flash or hard drive that doesn't need to transfer data as fast, a gigabit ethernet connection to whatever your internet connection is brought into your home with, and a 4 port gigabit ethernet switch.Your household wants to play, stream and work online all at once. With this Linksys router, you can do it all without buffering or other interruptions. Use the Smart Wi-Fi app to get started, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere.
- Model: 21375804
- SKU: 5824501
Cool Core...Great tool...Very futuristic sci fi look and nice white light at base....One thing that I saw as both as a pro and a con, is that after the first year, you have to commit to a $10/month 'contract' with Norton, or the router simply becomes a hi-end router without all of the extra benefits.Without you knowing it, cybercriminals can infiltrate your Wi-Fi network and steal your identity or invade your privacy by accessing your connected devices. Password protection isn't enough anymore. Engineered with multi-layered security, Norton Core™ intelligently protects your Wi-Fi network and an unlimited number of connected IoT devices such as smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi thermostats as well as your personal devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets against malware, spyware, ransomware, viruses and more.
- Model: R6400-100NAS
- SKU: 9054017
FAST !...I like...On a daily basis we'll have over 10 devices connected, and it's never shut down or been slow....This item is a good purchase... had one bad experience...we had a bad storm and knocked out the lights...when electric was restored...the router had a hard time hooking up ... with a few attempts it finally hooked up... all in all its a good itemThe NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with external antennas delivers extremely fast WiFi. With AC1750 WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and high-powered external antennas, this router offers ultimate performance in wireless coverage for large homes with 12 or more wireless devices. It gets 3x faster access than similar 802.11n.
- Model: R6220-100NAS
- SKU: 8827854
A plus...Good AP...Good Base WiFi Router with A/C Capability...Strong network connection with a Computer in the garage and one in the front of the house the router that we use is centrally located so all networks are strong it's great to walk in and have good Wi-Fi and a good connection I really like this router it's easy to hook up easy to connect and our household enjoys it so I would recommend this router it's a strong connected device and it's priced reasonablyKeep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. The AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas is an incredibly fast router delivering 1200Mbps WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds.
- Model: WRT3200ACM
- SKU: 5601000
Fast !...Love it...Seems to cover all the bases....A normal traditional router uses single-useer MIMO tech which means Wi-Fi to one device at a time, while this router uses the Next-Gen Multi-User MIMO tech which means WiFi to multiple devices at once, at the same speed... It is also open source ready and for those of you who get a dreaded port issue playing an online PS4 game and need to go into settings to allow ports this router will be a Godsent as it is very easy to manipulate networking functions.Connect your external wireless devices to the internet with this Linksys dual-band router. Two 5Ghz bands support both high-end gaming and low-end applications without compromising speed, and remote management lets you make adjustments from any location. This Linksys dual-band router has a sleek design that integrates easily into most workspaces.
- Model: R9000-100NAS
- SKU: 5610805
5 STARS...love it...Great for home base and gaming...I'm not a gamer but have about 20+ smart home gadgets, TVs, and appliances including a garage door opener on a detached garage and a floodlight camera farther than that, and so far have not had one disconnect or slow-down of anything.The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is industry's fastest router for media streaming with Plex media server. The X10 delivers 802.11ac/ad WiFi for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, VR gaming and instant downloads. With a powerful 1.7GHz quad core processor and Quad-Stream architecture, you can enjoy combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps.
- Model: RBK23W-100NAS
- SKU: 6175126
Love it...Great buy...The hardest part of the setup was climbing the ladder to place the base unit (my fault, I put all my hardware up high)....We upgraded our network from a Verizon Fios quantum gateway router to the orbi rbr20 with two satellites and it has made a massive impact on speed, range, and it's ability to handle so many devices at once.Orbi Whole Home WiFi System delivers up to 2.2Gbps high-performance WiFi. Sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas for up to 5,000 square feet of coverage. FastLane3 Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band WiFi for seamless 4K streaming and gaming everywhere in your home. Keep a single WiFi name for uninterrupted connections as you move from room-to-room. Circle with Disney runs on Orbi Routers for a smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. Provide internet access to guests without sharing your personal network password. Orbi is ready right out of the box and compatible with your ISP. Just use the Orbi app to get started with better WiFi, everywhere in minutes.
- Model: R8000-100NAS
- SKU: 7201035
Fast !...no lag...It's a huge step up from a base FIOS WiFi router....So, imagine a router that has to get a signal to 5 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 laptops, 1 desktop, a wifi camera, wifi printer, 2 wifi sound systems, 5 Directtv boxes, a Roku stick, Xbox One, 3 Nintendo 3DS's, Wii, smart bluray player, and various other asundery items such as Fitbits that are all off of Wifi typically half of those at a time.The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router, with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi delivers multiple bands for homes with many WiFi devices. WiFi speed up to 3.2Gbps and 6 high performance antennas provide maximum speed and range. Smart Connect allows you to game, stream, and download mega-sized files without lags.
- Model: EA7300
- SKU: 5604102
Great !...Love it...we are using in the daily basis in our household...The added remote access of setting and network admin from 4,736 miles away doesn't seem nearly as important as the ability to access the router settings directly while in the same room effectively, regardless of whether or not there was a live internet connection.Surf the web faster with this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router. Its next-gen Wi-Fi technology lets you connect multiple devices at speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps, and the included extender providers a stronger signal for uninterrupted video streaming and chat. Enable parental controls with the smart Wi-Fi app of this Linksys Mu-Mimo wireless router.
- Model: EA8300
- SKU: 5788100
I love...Love it...Easy setup, reliable basis for my home network....On a personal note, I prefer Linksys' WRT style case, as the indicator LEDs are visible when the unit's located up and in the clear for best range and operation; however, while the WRT case may be more practical for some settings, it's not as fashionable as the EA style case, which can be wall mounted.Satisfy bandwidth-hungry gaming and streaming demands with this Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router. Its next-generation multiuser MIMO technology works four times faster than conventional routers, letting multiple users enjoy low-latency VR gaming and glitch-free 4K simulcasting. This tri-band Linksys Max-Stream Wi-Fi router provides wired network sharing with its four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 connector.
- Model: F9K1113-BBY
- SKU: 4070013
Love it...not bad...The device works great but if you follow the setup instructions the first thing you do is instal the base over the password....With the recent rollback of net neutrality I bought this to run as a dedicated VPN router, big mistake... The router overall performs very will without lag and maintained a very fast overall in network speed, however the PTPP protocol needs to reestablish itself about every 10-15min causing a complete loss of internet usage in the time frame.You demand a lot from your Wi-Fi network. With this Belkin router, everyone in the house will be able to watch shows, play games and use tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs at the same time, without lag or slowdown.
- Model: B010101
- SKU: 5873517
Love it...4 stars...Can't control what websites users can access; no traffic monitoring and needs internet connection to manage system since it's cloud base....The suite of tools available in the phone app is not as deep as if you are used to signing into your own router to tweak things...but the control you have is plenty and easy to use/control.Improve your existing eero Wi-Fi system with this powerful eero hub. Equipped with a 720MHz quad-core CPU, seven antennas and a pair of powerful tri-band Wi-Fi radios, this unit has a generous 40-foot maximum transmission range. Easy to set up and use, this eero hub works within your TrueMesh network for seamless data streaming.
- Model: B010301
- SKU: 5873518
Love it...4 stars...Since the pumphouse is 90 feet from the base, the guys at Best Buy were unsure whether the signal would travel linearly for that distance....The suite of tools available in the phone app is not as deep as if you are used to signing into your own router to tweak things...but the control you have is plenty and easy to use/control.The eero Pro WiFi System (3-pack) comes with three eeros and is made for homes with 3-5+ bedrooms. Each eero is tri-band and uses TrueMesh technology to enable great WiFi performance and reliability no matter how many devices you use in your home. With two built-in Ethernet ports per eero, eero Pro WiFi Systems are customizable and flexible. Use them wirelessly or plug them directly into computers, gaming devices, and entertainment systems for even better performance. And with eero's app, you can set up your system in under 10 minutes, share your network with guests, and manage family screen time from anywhere.