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Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router £137.00 @ Amazon.de

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Rated as the number 1 router on the planet, currently £180+ in this country..

great saving from the Germans.... when you get it just flash it to the latest FW downloaded from Netgear

Obviously there is no customs to pay. Just for comparison on how good a price this is, BT's latest homehub 5 is £120, and this make that router look like a joke

•Accelerate your network and enjoy the fastest WiFi currently available
•High-powered amplifiers, external antennas and Beamforming+ improve range and reliability for up to 100% more wireless coverage
•Downstream and upstream QoS prioritise streaming and gaming, creating a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience

+++++
Smelting price!

Here is the Correct user spec PDF for this model!

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000/R7000_DS_vB_22Nov13.pdf

Simply change the aerials[optional], load the later firmware and Bam!
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Top Comments (2)

    kamaran
    Here's an excellent article comparing the two: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32325-ac1900-router-wireless-retest

    The netgear has a slightly better processor, however ASUS has a stronger reputation for developing and improving their products beyond initial launch, and as the retests show, the ASUS now comes out slightly on top using the latest firmware.

    If you have either product, you are not going to see a discernible difference from switching, both are essentially based on very similar hardware.

    Two common myths:

    1) Setting higher transmit power = better coverage - this is wrong, as the router will be able to reach your device at long distances, but unless your device has similarly power to transmit back, you will experience signal dropouts even if you show full signal strength.

    In simple terms, the router can shout very loudly and your device can hear well, but can't shout back loudly enough.

    2) You will be able to connect at 1900mbps using most devices. In reality, the only devices that can connect at 1900 is a very high power and expensive wireless adapter (like the ASUS PCE-AC68) or another of the same router when connected in wireless bridge mode. In reality most smartphones, tablets have a single wireless radio unlike the 6 radios of this router. Therefore when using 802.11n you will see 200mbps MAX, and 450mbps when using 802.11ac.

    In simple terms, this is like buying a Ferrari that you never take out past the driveway.

    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com is an excellent resource for further information.

    Personally, I went for the lower spec Asus RT-AC56U which uses much the same technology as the ASUS RT-AC68U at a lower price. Given I can't upgrade the wireless radio on my iPhone, Android, tablet and have not plans to buy an expensive external adapter for my laptop, I felt this was an excellent choice. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-RT-AC56U-Wireless-Broadband-Router/dp/B00DYT2MPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392386317&sr=8-1&keywords=asus-rt-ac56u






    Edited By: kamaran on Feb 18, 2014 08:35: error correction
    repouk

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    Sycric
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

    VAT exempt, Very nice

    ---------------

    All other goods

    If you're ordering or sending purchased goods (other than alcohol and tobacco) to the UK from another EU country then it's just like shopping in the UK:

    there is no Customs Duty payable
    there is no import VAT payable, unless you're ordering or sending purchased goods from one of the EU 'Special Territories' and if the value of the goods is £15 or more, however from 1 April 2012 all merchandise sent to the UK from the Channel Islands is subject to VAT - see below
    there is no Excise Duty to pay

    --------------
    EU 'Special Territories'

    The EU 'Special Territories' are The Aland Islands (Finland), The Canary Islands (Spain), The Channel Islands (UK)*, The French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion and Mount Athos also known as Agion Poros (Greece).
    jb66
    What sort of wifi dongle/adaptor could make the most of this?
    fiatturbo
    jb66
    What sort of wifi dongle/adaptor could make the most of this?


    Anything that supports AC.
    repouk
    008
    >>>>>
    +HOT on price by a mile!
    >>>>>

    2 of these, an ac extender in the middle and / or 3 x 11db aerials and there is nothing faster available or with less streaming / ping drop outs on the market!

    Remember, this is a dsl router only.. so you need to plug your home/office dsl connection into it...

    Here is an old video [tech has moved on in 6 months!] of the R7000, very extensive and VERY useful :{

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjHwf1_B_c4

    This is a brilliant way to keep your network on 1.3gb 5Hz AC private and let everyone else / the dorm / the bed and breakfast / the hotel guests / friends down the road... on a very fast 2.4Hz N wifi!
    rbz5416
    Wonder if will be as crap as pretty much every other router Netgear have made since the DG834g?

    Edited By: rbz5416 on Feb 13, 2014 14:02
    pigeon84
    Sycric
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

    VAT exempt, Very nice

    ---------------

    All other goods

    If you're ordering or sending purchased goods (other than alcohol and tobacco) to the UK from another EU country then it's just like shopping in the UK:

    there is no Customs Duty payable
    there is no import VAT payable, unless you're ordering or sending purchased goods from one of the EU 'Special Territories' and if the value of the goods is £15 or more, however from 1 April 2012 all merchandise sent to the UK from the Channel Islands is subject to VAT - see below
    there is no Excise Duty to pay

    --------------
    EU 'Special Territories'

    The EU 'Special Territories' are The Aland Islands (Finland), The Canary Islands (Spain), The Channel Islands (UK)*, The French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion and Mount Athos also known as Agion Poros (Greece).


    You're right that you can just buy a product cheaper in the EU (apart from drink & smokes) and ship it in with no HMRC interference, but it isn't technically VAT free as the German price is still "inkl. MwSt." (German VAT - 19%)
    So you don't pay UK VAT, as you already paid VAT on it elsewhere in the EU.

    Not trying to flame/beat up on you, just a technical FYI :p
    Aeschylus
    rbz5416
    Wonder if will be as crap as pretty much every other router Netgear have made since the DG834g?


    I still have one of those :) as a back up...best router ever made
    kgrings
    Just to be extra pedantic....

    Actually, Amazon.de would have to charge 20% surely? They should do enough business to not be able to get away with it, that is? I know sending stuff to Ireland from Amazon.co.uk means ~3% more (1 / 1.20 * 1.23), so this should be 1 / 1.19 * 1.20 = 1.0084~. Course you'd only notice that if you were paying in Euro.

    Yep, just checked: if you put in the basket and select a UK address it goes up from €161.00 to €162.35.

    Edited By: kgrings on Feb 13, 2014 16:01
    kennethsross
    pigeon84
    Sycric
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

    VAT exempt, Very nice

    ---------------

    All other goods

    If you're ordering or sending purchased goods (other than alcohol and tobacco) to the UK from another EU country then it's just like shopping in the UK:

    there is no Customs Duty payable
    there is no import VAT payable, unless you're ordering or sending purchased goods from one of the EU 'Special Territories' and if the value of the goods is £15 or more, however from 1 April 2012 all merchandise sent to the UK from the Channel Islands is subject to VAT - see below
    there is no Excise Duty to pay

    --------------
    EU 'Special Territories'

    The EU 'Special Territories' are The Aland Islands (Finland), The Canary Islands (Spain), The Channel Islands (UK)*, The French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion and Mount Athos also known as Agion Poros (Greece).


    You're right that you can just buy a product cheaper in the EU (apart from drink & smokes) and ship it in with no HMRC interference, but it isn't technically VAT free as the German price is still "inkl. MwSt." (German VAT - 19%)
    So you don't pay UK VAT, as you already paid VAT on it elsewhere in the EU.

    Not trying to flame/beat up on you, just a technical FYI :p


    What I was just about to point out, until I saw your post!
    bubblesmoney
    Thanks, bought one.
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?
    ADI_PROTEST
    Thanks....!:p
    ah_heng
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?


    Same here... :P
    meglaman2000
    ah_heng
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?


    Same here... :P


    There are a few "vs" reviews on the net if you google them, in these the Asus comes out on top, but only just. There is a deal on here for the Asus (again a Germany import) as well if you look.
    Aeschylus
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?


    I have that router right here right now, and I am sending it back to replace with this Nighthawk....

    I find it unimpressive and performs no better than the Asus dark knight it replaced.....in fact the 5GHZ wireless signal is a joke

    Edited By: Aeschylus on Feb 14, 2014 09:58
    poopscoop
    Best? Better than AC68U?
    Aeschylus
    meglaman2000
    ah_heng
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?


    Same here... :P


    There are a few "vs" reviews on the net if you google them, in these the Asus comes out on top, but only just. There is a deal on here for the Asus (again a Germany import) as well if you look.


    I posted that as well :) I bought that one, getting sent back for the Nighthawk...

    all those reviews do not use the latest Netgear FW which is in Beta at the moment, users are saying the Nighthawk is amazing with this beta FW
    lutherinlondon
    tempting.... I need to replace the two units plusnest sent me as part of there high speed unlimited broadband package and was recommended a dark knight router to unleash it's full potential.
    I'm guessing this is an equivalent or even better option?
    ah_heng
    Aeschylus
    meglaman2000
    ah_heng
    meglaman2000
    Been looking at the Asus RT-AC68U recently, other than the literal spec for spec comparison does anyone have any thoughts or advice on how these compare?


    Same here... :P


    There are a few "vs" reviews on the net if you google them, in these the Asus comes out on top, but only just. There is a deal on here for the Asus (again a Germany import) as well if you look.


    I posted that as well :) I bought that one, getting sent back for the Nighthawk...

    all those reviews do not use the latest Netgear FW which is in Beta at the moment, users are saying the Nighthawk is amazing with this beta FW


    Thanks Aeschylus. Just to confirm, you were saying that the Nighthawk is better than the ASUS? And the 5Ghz on ASUS is no good?

    Thanks.

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