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NETGEAR Nighthawk D7000 WiFi Modem Router - AC 1900, Dual-band - £89.99 @ Argos
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NETGEAR Nighthawk D7000 WiFi Modem Router - AC 1900, Dual-band - £89.99 @ Argos

£89.99£149.9940%Argos Deals
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Posted 2nd Sep 2018

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Mixed comments on previous deals posted but with latest firmware I think most of the bugs have been ironed out.

No doubt there are cheaper/better non-modem routers out there but I specifically need a modem/router to replace the one provided by Hyperoptic as it seems to die for anything else whenever I'm streaming
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this is an adsl/vdsl modem router!

Works fine for standard bt/plusnet/vodafone/sky boardband

if you have cable such as virgin, a cable/wifi router is sensible option.

If you have full fibre (FTTP) such as hyperoptic/gigaclear/bt infinity 4 then a wifi/cable router is the correct option

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b1g1an24 m ago

Better off getting a separate modem and then putting a normal router …Better off getting a separate modem and then putting a normal router somewhere more suitable for WiFi coverage.


Yeah but it looks like a stealth bomber.
HEAT!
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Better off getting a separate modem and then putting a normal router somewhere more suitable for WiFi coverage.
b1g1an24 m ago

Better off getting a separate modem and then putting a normal router …Better off getting a separate modem and then putting a normal router somewhere more suitable for WiFi coverage.


Yeah but it looks like a stealth bomber.
HEAT!
Had mine over a year.. no issues.. wifi is one of the best I've used.
Can this be used on Sky / NowTV yet or are non-sky routers still locked out?
tightar5e02/09/2018 20:35

Can this be used on Sky / NowTV yet or are non-sky routers still locked …Can this be used on Sky / NowTV yet or are non-sky routers still locked out?


Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and messing about! Gutted because I moved from BT to Sky but Sky’s router is pants!! Would love one of these things, and could have had one on BT
EmperorRosko02/09/2018 20:41

Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and …Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and messing about! Gutted because I moved from BT to Sky but Sky’s router is pants!! Would love one of these things, and could have had one on BT


It really isn't too difficult to use a non sky router on their network, I followed a YouTube video when I was with sky & within 20 minutes the 3rd party router was up & running.
It was just a case of copying in the hidden sky ID details & all was good.
EmperorRosko02/09/2018 20:41

Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and …Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and messing about! Gutted because I moved from BT to Sky but Sky’s router is pants!! Would love one of these things, and could have had one on BT


Actually you can now use third party ones on Sky. No problems.
.MUFC.02/09/2018 20:53

Actually you can now use third party ones on Sky. No problems.


Really? How tell me? How do you extract the username and password these days?
djp2k802/09/2018 20:52

It really isn't too difficult to use a non sky router on their network, I …It really isn't too difficult to use a non sky router on their network, I followed a YouTube video when I was with sky & within 20 minutes the 3rd party router was up & running.It was just a case of copying in the hidden sky ID details & all was good.


For fibre you don't even need to sniff details now. Just use any username/password i,e "abcdefgh@skydsl/1234567890abcdef "
Edited by: ".MUFC." 2nd Sep 2018
is it better than my virgin hub? worth the change? i see the ac2300 is also on sale for 110£
Good deal
deal.finder.org1 h, 10 m ago

is it better than my virgin hub? worth the change? i see the ac2300 is …is it better than my virgin hub? worth the change? i see the ac2300 is also on sale for 110£


You'll still use the hub in modem mode but anything is better than the SH
EmperorRosko1 h, 42 m ago

Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and …Still locked unfortunately, unless you do some extensive hacking and messing about! Gutted because I moved from BT to Sky but Sky’s router is pants!! Would love one of these things, and could have had one on BT


Sky’s routers are utter
.MUFC.02/09/2018 21:00

For fibre you don't even need to sniff details now. Just use any …For fibre you don't even need to sniff details now. Just use any username/password i,e "abcdefgh@skydsl/1234567890abcdef "


On FTTC Fibre at least, you can certainly switch between the latest NowTV Hub 2 and both Sky Q Hubs (which allows you to use the addtional Sky Booster with NowTV Broadband), all three work over the Sky/NowTV network interchangeabily but as far as I was aware there was an underlying proprietary authentication, which didn't use a standard protocol so Netgear/Asus routers couldn't be used out of the box.

Maybe it's changed then, I would have thought ISPreview / Thinkbroadband would have had an article on it though, if it had. I knew you could get round it on ADSL, but Sky Fibre has always been locked out to other routers.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 2nd Sep 2018
I have the Asus AC68U my wifi keeps dropping out would this be a better modem router and what's the coverage like?
tightar5e2nd Sep

On FTTC Fibre at least, you can certainly switch between the latest NowTV …On FTTC Fibre at least, you can certainly switch between the latest NowTV Hub 2 and both Sky Q Hubs (which allows you to use the addtional Sky Booster with NowTV Broadband), all three work over the Sky/NowTV network interchangeabily but as far as I was aware there was an underlying proprietary authentication, which didn't use a standard protocol so Netgear/Asus routers couldn't be used out of the box.Maybe it's changed then, I would have thought ISPreview / Thinkbroadband would have had an article on it though, if it had. I knew you could get round it on ADSL, but Sky Fibre has always been locked out to other routers.


I don't know about Asus/Netgear but my TP-Link worked on Sky Fibre no problem, ( I've since moved to Vodafone ). Sky use MER or something like that so maybe that may possibly be what the issue is.
Can I replace my virgin router with this?
EmperorRosko02/09/2018 20:58

Really? How tell me? How do you extract the username and password these …Really? How tell me? How do you extract the username and password these days?


I work as a broadband tech advisor (Not for Sky, though) and if a customer phones in asking for their BB UN and PW I just tell them it and send them an email with the details in too for future reference. It's the second listed detail under the customer's name on the account, not hard to find.
Edited by: "Pattoe" 2nd Sep 2018
Pattoe12 m ago

I work as a broadband tech advisor (Not for Sky, though) and if a customer …I work as a broadband tech advisor (Not for Sky, though) and if a customer phones in asking for their BB UN and PW I just tell them it and send them an email with the details in too for future reference. It's the second listed detail under the customer's name on the account, not hard to find.


This. Both BT and Vodafone have happily provided me this information in the past.

I have the D7000 with Vodafone at the moment, been using it for 3 or so years - very happy.
Would this be much better than the current latest BT hub? I have FTTP with BT but have Linksys Velop for Wi-fi (BT hub Wi-fi is switched off). If it’s better than the BT hub, in what way is it better?
I piggy back my asus router from my sky q router and the connection is much faster and stable.
Edited by: "nazmanchester" 3rd Sep 2018
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wwaaaiiit this has inbuilt fibre modem too?

Also has anyone Streamed 4K content via a NAS on this? My BT Hub just freezes everytime I do this currently
Edited by: "darthbacca37" 3rd Sep 2018
Can vpn be used with this
Be aware, this thing is huge!
I went from Sky to Virgin last September when i moved house. I had really bad wifi issues to a point where i was on the phone to them daily. I then went on youtube to see how i could make my wifi better and they recommended this router. I bought it three moves ago and never had a problem. Dead easy to set up and you can priotise streaming and gaming via a phone app.
i really recommend it to anyone who is having issues
EmperorRosko12 h, 20 m ago

Really? How tell me? How do you extract the username and password these …Really? How tell me? How do you extract the username and password these days?


For non-fibre, you can use a standard O2 login as Sky took over O2 Broadband a few years ago. Something like install@o2broadband.co.uk with install as the password.
roll_me_some03/09/2018 09:20

is the AC2300 worth the extra …is the AC2300 worth the extra £20?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7453667?rec=PDP[7979457]:bottomSlider:P1:OHAT:alternative:7453667:8EgAtg7dN0qQgardWnCf


This is not a modem/router. It is only a router.
Is this thing worth replacing my Sky Q box with? I've been struggling with poor latency times on gaming and Chromecast movie streaming. Not sure if I should either increase my internet speed or try improving my network stability (if this actually helps)
100house9 m ago

This is not a modem/router. It is only a router.


ah got you. would it be worth replacing the vodafone modem with this and stick with the UniFi for wireless? or does the modem part not matter that much for speed?
Edited by: "roll_me_some" 3rd Sep 2018
I am thinking of joining Virgin, could someone please let me know if this router means I can ditch the ISP provided hub?

When I was looking into Virgin before most comments said you need to keep their hub and piggyback a fancier router off them for more features / connectivity etc.
I've reserved this but there are loads of negative comments about it in particular that it randomly locks up. I'm not sure if to buy it or not.
Zaxxan3rd Sep 2018

I've reserved this but there are loads of negative comments about it in …I've reserved this but there are loads of negative comments about it in particular that it randomly locks up. I'm not sure if to buy it or not.


op said latest firmware fixes some of the bugs. i have ordered to try otherwise will go back
I have been using this router for about 2 years now, been excellent, Tons better than the Sky garbage I had been sent through.

Easy enoguh to set up, plenty of guidance videos on youtube if you want to use an alternative router to your ISP standard
I bought this and it has broken under warranty. They want me to ship it to the U. S at my own expense and going by the quotes I have gotten to do this it is essentially no warranty. Won't be buying a netgear again.
jai4746 m ago

I am thinking of joining Virgin, could someone please let me know if this …I am thinking of joining Virgin, could someone please let me know if this router means I can ditch the ISP provided hub?When I was looking into Virgin before most comments said you need to keep their hub and piggyback a fancier router off them for more features / connectivity etc.


I used to have Virgin and at the time there wasn't any modem router you can replace the original hub with. I ended up getting the NETGEAR R6400 and as you said piggyback off their hub, the setup was running solid and massively reduced Virgins latency issue. I would recommend getting their superhub 2 rather than the 3 if you can as the 3 has a serious problem introducing more latency issues... However its only a problem if you're into gaming online.
Since then I've moved to BT and the line is super solid still using the R6400 piggy backing off the BT hub. All in all NETGEAR has been very good in my experience.
could IPvanish be installed straight onto this? using SKY Q BB.
That's an unbelievable price! Although mine went after a year. Amazon replaced it and has been solid since.
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