NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router, Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa Back to £129.99 @ Amazon
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router, Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa Back to £129.99 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Jan
Back on offer at £129.99 - the lowest it has ever been.

Has great reviews. I have finally bought this after thinking about it for a few months - just having too many problems with my Virgin SH3.

Planning on flashing it with some alternative firmware (which one yet to be decided) so that I can put PIA VPN on it.

Deal at this price is likely to be short lived!
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I've put DD wrt on my r7000 and works like a dream (also using pia). Give it a go!
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mdentz20 m ago

How does this compare to TP-Link AC3200 Tri-Band?


I bought the Netgear as it has a 1.7Ghz processor (cf 1Ghz on the TP-Link) as I understand that the CPU capability determines the potential speed when using a vpn on the router - due to the encryption load.

I'm no expert mind - just what I understand from my research! We will see!

Have also waited for the price reduction.
wouldn't an Ubiquiti UAP and a Pfsene box be better.
"Gaming" router. That really isn't a thing is it?
Bought this a couple months ago, phenomenal router, great interface, very customisable. Range and signal strength is very good, built in speed test facility gives accurate readings at the router.

I'm fairly involved in networking and this device is pretty much the best home router I've ever owned.

Someone linked to a review site here last time it was on offer and it pretty much convinced me to buy it over more expensive models.

smallnetbuilder.com/too…iew
Daz55512 m ago

"Gaming" router. That really isn't a thing is it?


pretty much means it can be configured to prioritise certain types of data. Any decent managed switch/router can do this, just means that this has a dedicated function rather than expecting you to set it up yourself.
Daz55525 m ago

"Gaming" router. That really isn't a thing is it?


It has dynamic Quality of Service, so it should proiritise gaming traffic to help with ping.
Daz55527 m ago

"Gaming" router. That really isn't a thing is it?


I think this explains it

Not what I bought it for but a nice feature.
Great find. Was looking at this yesterday and nearly brought for £170! Does anyone know if this will have better range than my superhub 3?
marksawbo20 m ago

Great find. Was looking at this yesterday and nearly brought for £170! …Great find. Was looking at this yesterday and nearly brought for £170! Does anyone know if this will have better range than my superhub 3?


I don't know yet personally but from what I have read on various reviews it is meant to. This thread is a useful read, particularly the last post - community.virginmedia.com/t5/…e/2

I'll let you know my actual performance later this week - not sure how long it will stay at this price but it tends to be lowered to £129.99 for a few days every month.
Edited by: "Van1973" 22nd Jan
Van19732 m ago

I don't know yet personally but from what I have read on various reviews …I don't know yet personally but from what I have read on various reviews it is meant to. I'll let you know my actual performance later this week - not sure how long it will stay at this price but it tends to be lowered to £129.99 for a few days every month.


I've ordered it now for same day delivery so I will see if it improve my coverage tonight.

I have this at the moment with my superhub and it works okay but will drop it if the router gives me good coverage all over.

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I've been having lag spikes on my Xbox One X with my X4S since getting it a couple of months ago. They happen at random, sometimes it'll go 30 mins without any issue but other times every 10 minutes. It'll just be a couple second r so of lag but different games struggle with it worse than others e.g Fortnite BR will completely stop my movement for seconds which can literally screw me over completely which is super frustrating.

Anyone else encountered similar issues? I have a Fibre connection.
lucifon11 m ago

I've been having lag spikes on my Xbox One X with my X4S since getting it …I've been having lag spikes on my Xbox One X with my X4S since getting it a couple of months ago. They happen at random, sometimes it'll go 30 mins without any issue but other times every 10 minutes. It'll just be a couple second r so of lag but different games struggle with it worse than others e.g Fortnite BR will completely stop my movement for seconds which can literally screw me over completely which is super frustrating.Anyone else encountered similar issues? I have a Fibre connection.


Split your 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks into two SSIDs. It sounds like you are on the edge of the 5ghz range and it's switching between 5ghz and 2.4ghz.
Ive just bought the Asus RT-AC68u for £90.00 which is still unopened for my superhub 3 and mainly for putting NordVPN on it and this great deal comes up so what do I do now,which router is better,any advice appreciated.
David_Fowler3 h, 26 m ago

I've put DD wrt on my r7000 and works like a dream (also using pia). Give …I've put DD wrt on my r7000 and works like a dream (also using pia). Give it a go!


I have a Asus AC66 if I paid for the PIA and put the details on the router does that mean any thing that connects via wifi etc will automatically use the VPN or do I still need to enable it on devices? sorry for the dumb questin
hi guys

i have the Asus RT-AC68u

i would like to make the guest network a vpn and then my regualr network normal, if that is possible

basically i want to connect my apple tv to guest network for vpn and access american netflix, but have my main network my full speed

is this possible ?
I have this router and just for balance, I don't think its a massive upgrade over the Asus RT-N66U it has replaced.

Actually 5ghz range is weaker than the N66U.

It does have nice features though if you are going to use them and it has worked flawlessly since I've owned it the last 3 months.

Interface is terrible though compared to the Asus. Like going back to the 90's
rossysaurus1 h, 36 m ago

Split your 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks into two SSIDs. It sounds like you are …Split your 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks into two SSIDs. It sounds like you are on the edge of the 5ghz range and it's switching between 5ghz and 2.4ghz.


Unfortunately I already do. Never been a fan of having them linked, I like having the control over which it connects too especially with fibre otherwise speeds are significantly worse on 2.4ghz for downloads. Xbox is in the same room as the router just metres away but on 5ghz so shouldn't be any interference.
Van19734 h, 27 m ago

I bought the Netgear as it has a 1.7Ghz processor (cf 1Ghz on the TP-Link) …I bought the Netgear as it has a 1.7Ghz processor (cf 1Ghz on the TP-Link) as I understand that the CPU capability determines the potential speed when using a vpn on the router - due to the encryption load.I'm no expert mind - just what I understand from my research! We will see!Have also waited for the price reduction.


Yes see this has a 1.7Ghz dual core- processor and the Asus RT- AC68U has a 1 Ghz dual-core processor so wondering which one to keep or buy and presume this would make the Netgear R7800 faster when using it with a vpn than the Asus and also the Asus is an older router.
Everyone experiencing issues with this router, have you installed the latest firmware? The version these come delivered with is terrible for range and dropouts. After update, range trebled and have had no more drops.

This is a massive upgrade over a home hub in general.

Only downside is the interface as previously mentioned. Netgear still lag way behind in that regard.
decanay6 m ago

Everyone experiencing issues with this router, have you installed the …Everyone experiencing issues with this router, have you installed the latest firmware? The version these come delivered with is terrible for range and dropouts. After update, range trebled and have had no more drops. This is a massive upgrade over a home hub in general.Only downside is the interface as previously mentioned. Netgear still lag way behind in that regard.


Put LEDE on it. It's well supported with endless functionality.
Don't suppose anyone can compare this to my ASUS RT-AC66U? Looking to upgrade as the QoS on my ASUS RT-AC66U maxes out at 100mbps and I've always had difficulty with devices with a certian wifi chipset connecting...
lucifon3 h, 39 m ago

Unfortunately I already do. Never been a fan of having them linked, I like …Unfortunately I already do. Never been a fan of having them linked, I like having the control over which it connects too especially with fibre otherwise speeds are significantly worse on 2.4ghz for downloads. Xbox is in the same room as the router just metres away but on 5ghz so shouldn't be any interference.


If it is metres away why not hard wire it? At the very least you'll rule out the wireless as the problem and you'll also get better performance. Wired > Wireless.
Speedsurfer12 m ago

If it is metres away why not hard wire it? At the very least you'll rule …If it is metres away why not hard wire it? At the very least you'll rule out the wireless as the problem and you'll also get better performance. Wired > Wireless.


I'm going to do some more testing tonight to determine if any ping spikes occur on a wired laptop at the same time I see them on the Xbox. If they don't then I'll have to look to Powerline adapters which would be a disappointment for the router performance.

Same room but very awkward to run a cable all the way around the room to reach the Xbox. The same issue is occurring on PC also but I just game alot less on there. And I never use my PS4 for multiplayer these days so haven't been able to test that one.
I am on sky and getting problems with drop outs in my bedroom. Was thinking of getting a mesh system like Google wifi or RBK50. Would this be a better option to eliminate the poor range?
So I got this delivered this evening and set it up. The range is excellent for me. Getting full coverage around my 3 bed semi and better speeds than the super hub 3.

Major issue.... 2 hours after install the router decided to brick itself. Rang Netgear who told me to return it for a replacement. God knows.
marksawbo7 h, 20 m ago

So I got this delivered this evening and set it up. The range is excellent …So I got this delivered this evening and set it up. The range is excellent for me. Getting full coverage around my 3 bed semi and better speeds than the super hub 3.Major issue.... 2 hours after install the router decided to brick itself. Rang Netgear who told me to return it for a replacement. God knows.


Not good! Think I'll do likewise and try to run mine with the stock firmware for a few days before I attempt to flash it.

In the long run probably good that it failed very quickly as easy to get a warranty return/replacement.

As I said I've done a lot of reading up on this model and not heard of any similar immediate failures.
Van197327 m ago

Not good! Think I'll do likewise and try to run mine with the stock …Not good! Think I'll do likewise and try to run mine with the stock firmware for a few days before I attempt to flash it.In the long run probably good that it failed very quickly as easy to get a warranty return/replacement.As I said I've done a lot of reading up on this model and not heard of any similar immediate failures.


I’m hoping I was just unlucky. All it did was set it update and update to official latest firmware. Worked fine then dead. Next one being delivered tonight.

Just shows how bad the super hub is. I was getting random speeds between 80-210 now I’m getting 388 everywhere in the house. So fingers crossed the next one is okay.
I’m really interested in getting those device however I wanted to ask if there’s a similar one that is physically smaller but just as good?
manzi7 h, 29 m ago

I’m really interested in getting those device however I wanted to ask if t …I’m really interested in getting those device however I wanted to ask if there’s a similar one that is physically smaller but just as good?


Sorry can't help you as I did not consider size as part of my evaluation - mine is to go on a desk where I have plenty of space. I do think it is rather ugly and probably aimed at the younger gamer techie look - but hopefully the performance will make up for the downsides.

I would compare this with the Asus routers mentioned above - if I had not bought this model I would have probably gone for an Asus.
David_Fowler22nd Jan

I've put DD wrt on my r7000 and works like a dream (also using pia). Give …I've put DD wrt on my r7000 and works like a dream (also using pia). Give it a go!


Can you tell me which version of DD-WRT you put on the router (Kong?). Seems there are several 'forks' about - I'd like to choose one which is proven and reliable! Thanks for any advice.
Has anyone got this working with Sky Fibre (using and SR102 as the modem for example)? Also, would anyone know whether NordVPN could be configured on it, using a custom firmware?
Van19731 h, 36 m ago

Can you tell me which version of DD-WRT you put on the router (Kong?). …Can you tell me which version of DD-WRT you put on the router (Kong?). Seems there are several 'forks' about - I'd like to choose one which is proven and reliable! Thanks for any advice.


I read Kong is the one to use. I was considering putting it on mine today but apparently there’s tweaks you should do after installing it which I’m not keen on. I just want it to work.
marksawbo4 h, 35 m ago

I read Kong is the one to use. I was considering putting it on mine today …I read Kong is the one to use. I was considering putting it on mine today but apparently there’s tweaks you should do after installing it which I’m not keen on. I just want it to work.


Mine has arrived but after your experience I'm going to let it just run for a few days in case it dies itself!

So far this is where I'm going to get the firmware from ..... myopenrouter.com/dow…800

Want to flash DD-WRT on it so I can put a vpn on it (PIA) and then using (PBR) Policy Based Routing to define what devices go through the vpn and what don't (just learnt of that functionality today!).
Edited by: "Van1973" 23rd Jan
Danc71122nd Jan

hi guysi have the Asus RT-AC68ui would like to make the guest network a …hi guysi have the Asus RT-AC68ui would like to make the guest network a vpn and then my regualr network normal, if that is possiblebasically i want to connect my apple tv to guest network for vpn and access american netflix, but have my main network my full speed is this possible ?


If you slash DD-WRT firmware there appears to be functionality called Policy Based Routing (PBR) where you can specify a list of IP addresses which pass through the vpn - the rest don't. There may be similar functionality in whatever firmware you're currently using. Also seen similar called "split tunnelling" and "selective routing".

Not done this yet myself but hoping to over the next week or so!
Van19733 h, 8 m ago

Mine has arrived but after your experience I'm going to let it just run …Mine has arrived but after your experience I'm going to let it just run for a few days in case it dies itself!So far this is where I'm going to get the firmware from .....Want to flash DD-WRT on it so I can put a vpn on it (PIA) and then using (PBR) Policy Based Routing to define what devices go through the vpn and what don't (just learnt of that functionality today!).


I set my second up this evening. Did a setup and firmware update then a factory reset. So far so good. Range is great. Speeds are constant 390mb down and 22up. Happy so far. Buying a load of cat6 cables on amazon to upgrade all my hard connection.
marksawbo24 m ago

I set my second up this evening. Did a setup and firmware update then a …I set my second up this evening. Did a setup and firmware update then a factory reset. So far so good. Range is great. Speeds are constant 390mb down and 22up. Happy so far. Buying a load of cat6 cables on amazon to upgrade all my hard connection.


Strangely I’m getting slower speeds in the further away areas in the house. The previous one was max speeds all round so I’m confused.
Set mine up today - updated the FW but still on Netgear standard FW for now.

Wireless speeds increased from where I was getting 50 to 70 ish and 40 to 50ish. Just tested again now and it seems to be getting faster! However, hardwired ethernet connections appear to be slower than when through the Superhub. Will give it a day or two to settle in then experiment further.

Still investingating what to flash to, how to do and how to set up the vpn. DD-WRT (Kong) is the current favourite but also looking at LEDE.
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