NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £139.99 @ Amazon
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £139.99 @ Amazon

£139.99
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Found 16th JanMade hot 16th Jan
This looks to be the cheapest it has ever been by £10 - I've been watching this for months and months and finally biting at this price as it looks like a great deal.

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what does this do?

Wakes you up with a cup of tea and a peck on the cheek.

It can search for extra terrestrial signals from Wigan

Great for keeping pigeons off of your vegetable patch.

jjmmww1

what does this do?



Protects you from lightning strikes.

juux

Protects you from lightning strikes.



​nice ill buy 3

Wish it had a modem deal then I can ditch this BT junk.

LewsTherin

Wish it had a modem deal then I can ditch this BT junk.


Try pick up an "openreach modem" on ebay then you can use any router you like. Just plug it in and connect to routers WAN port.

Got mine for £15 last year but they seem to be going up.
Bet loads of people have them lying around at home unused.

LewsTherin

Wish it had a modem deal then I can ditch this BT junk.



If you have BT Infinity then you should have an openreach modem installed somewhere in the house and should have no problems with this nighthawk x4s. If not, as callum84 mentioned, you will have to buy one (ebay).

LewsTherin

Wish it had a modem deal then I can ditch this BT junk.



+£50 for the D7800 (with modem)

I bought the cheaper D7000 and have been very pleased with it.

TheBiker

+£50 for the D7800 (with modem)I bought the cheaper D7000 and have been … +£50 for the D7800 (with modem)I bought the cheaper D7000 and have been very pleased with it.



Can you install DD-WRT or Tomato on it?

Brought this last night and almost posted it but struggled at 1.30am to get posted. It's £10 cheaper than when was Deal of the day just few months ago. It has MU-MIMO which I wanted. Used to max out my routers processor but this has a 1.7 GHz Dual-Core. Think it's going to be an excellent buy arriving tonight. I normally have 16 devices on wifi plus about 8 wired a large house so this is what I think I need.

"gaming router". what other BS will they come up next? X)

ndl

"gaming router". what other BS will they come up next? X)



Haha, its currently the in thing to have "gaming" versions of your products (i.e. a sticker) in the hope that people will buy it for "gaming", to improve their "gaming performance". Gotta love marketing!

Anyway looks a good unit despite the silly name. If you have to have the best wifi connection than this has to be a good option though I would always stick to LAN for the best performance.

Can you people please suggest an ISP provider that is both good and cheap that lets you use your own Modem/Router. Apparently I got lucky in obtaining my login details from Vodafone and my contract is up in March TIA.

Dan__

Can you install DD-WRT or Tomato on it?



Sure, I have dd-wrt running on my R7800

Main page is here:
myopenrouter.com/blo…ers

MrSweeney

Sure, I have dd-wrt running on my R7800Main page is … Sure, I have dd-wrt running on my R7800Main page is here:https://www.myopenrouter.com/blog/dd-wrt-kong-mod-builds-updated-netgear-routers


I think that question was in relation to the d series with built in modems........which is a disappointing no as the modem chipsets don't usually have open source drivers like the wifi chipsets IIRC.

Can you use this with virgin 200mbp?

so this router or the ASUS RT-AC68U which is better ?

cheers

meridiusuk

so this router or the ASUS RT-AC68U which is better ?cheers



This one...the ac68 is a bit long in the tooth now

meridiusuk

so this router or the ASUS RT-AC68U which is better ?cheers



​that Asus is slightly older than this r7800, it's more inline with the r7000. Asus has a better GUI. support for merlin firmware is great too. netgear is pretty good hardware, improved with dd-wrt

I've had this router for around a year. Running stock firmware, it rocks. WiFi I get superb speeds all over my large flat.

tailor314

It can search for extra terrestrial signals from Wigan


Are there a lot of extra terrestrial signals coming from Wigan then?

When I got my R7000 router it was OK. After flashing it with an AsusWRT firmware it is great. Far more responsive and, more importantly, I have been able to set it up with as a VPN client and have certain devices to run through that and other devices to run through the normal WAN.
I'm not sure how much of a difference this would bring over the R7000, especially with that firmware I noted.
Still thinking about building up a router and running pfsense on it, the R7000 gets overwhelmed if I push too much through the VPN.

Heat added.

CHAOSEN3

If you have BT Infinity then you should have an openreach modem installed … If you have BT Infinity then you should have an openreach modem installed somewhere in the house and should have no problems with this nighthawk x4s. If not, as callum84 mentioned, you will have to buy one (ebay).


They did away with the seperate modem with the homehub 5 which has an integrated modem and no "modem only" mode.

Definately not something to throw away.

I've got the Asus RT-AC68U running DD-WRT and find it great for speed, also able to run 2 Xbox One's both with Open NAT too

VimesUK

When I got my R7000 router it was OK. After flashing it with an AsusWRT … When I got my R7000 router it was OK. After flashing it with an AsusWRT firmware it is great. Far more responsive and, more importantly, I have been able to set it up with as a VPN client and have certain devices to run through that and other devices to run through the normal WAN.I'm not sure how much of a difference this would bring over the R7000, especially with that firmware I noted.Still thinking about building up a router and running pfsense on it, the R7000 gets overwhelmed if I push too much through the VPN. Heat added.



​Are you running the VPN and WAN off the same router? or is this two separate devices?

does anyone know if this would be better than the BT Smart Hub (the latest one which they keep raving about)?

all2humanuk

​Are you running the VPN and WAN off the same router? or is this two s … ​Are you running the VPN and WAN off the same router? or is this two separate devices?



​Same R7000 router. I run dumb boxes like TV's through the WAN and some PC's and others through the VPN client.

Presume this can do 50Mb/s with openvpn?

drtesseract

Presume this can do 50Mb/s with openvpn?



Why would you need that? Whole UK combined won't reach 50Mb/s

ndl

Why would you need that? Whole UK combined won't reach 50Mb/s



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drtesseract

Presume this can do 50Mb/s with openvpn?



Unless something radical has happened I found that it was very difficult with the R7000 using the official firmware to get OpenVPN running. In fact I gave up.

Instead I used a AsusWRT variant, thank goodness for that, and now I have a useful Asus type UI and have it configured for AirVPN with no issues, running as a client.

I did find that anything over 30Mb/s would saturate the dual 1ghz capacity of the Netgear router. I have the potential for around 70Mb/s. It would also run hot as the CPU load on the router would always be high.
That is why at the moment I "shape" the traffic to either use the VPN or the std WAN through the router and my main PC uses a desktop client for AirVPN when needing to download at a high speed.
Not elegant but cheaper for the moment than building up a box and running pfsense on it to make my own router.

Remember to do your research with routers, alot of people have been having disconnection issues.

community.netgear.com/t5/…763

callum84

They did away with the seperate modem with the homehub 5 which has an … They did away with the seperate modem with the homehub 5 which has an integrated modem and no "modem only" mode.Definately not something to throw away.



Ah, I see, I didn't know that! I moved off when we were still using the homehub 4. Cheers callum!
Edited by: "CHAOSEN3" 17th Jan

bowdown2thegame

does anyone know if this would be better than the BT Smart Hub (the … does anyone know if this would be better than the BT Smart Hub (the latest one which they keep raving about)?



who keeps raving about it? as a quick look on their forums you will see pages after pages of problems, according to users it is a steaming pile of dog poop

CHAOSEN3

Ah, I see, I didn't know that! I moved off when we were still using the … Ah, I see, I didn't know that! I moved off when we were still using the homehub 5. Cheers callum!



either get the D7800 which has a modem built in, or buy the modem of ebay for £18 ish... then throw the HH5 off a cliff
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 17th Jan

Burnz0

Remember to do your research with routers, alot of people have been … Remember to do your research with routers, alot of people have been having disconnection issues.https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/NetGear-Nighthawk-R7800-constant-disconnecting-and-slow/td-p/1085763



old thread, new FW has made this router solid as a rock

nougat

Are there a lot of extra terrestrial signals coming from Wigan then?



​On the basis of my studies there's an uncommonly high gravitational pull in the region.
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