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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon
NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon

NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon

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

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AC2600 WiFi-800+1733 Mbps speeds and multi-user MIMO technology throughout( No built in modem)

Four-stream (4 x 4) WiFi architecture for smoother 4 K video streaming and lag-free gaming and 160 MHz radio for double the bandwidth for mobile devices

Powerful 1.7 GHz dual core processor and dynamic QoS for smooth jitter-free gaming

Network storage-ready with superfast twin USB 3.0 and eSATA; use ReadyCLOUD to access the storage anytime from anywhere

Secure access to home services using open VPN - with iOS and android app support

Requires a modem

23 Comments

How is it Amazon Echo Enabled?

looks like you can get Alexa to control some functions on the router via the Netgear Skill.

amazon.co.uk/Net…ear

Dubious how useful this actually is....

Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS RT-AC3200 or ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400?

groppo

Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS … Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS RT-AC3200 or ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400?



Got the AC87U last week, absolutely stunning piece of kit. Over the moon with it. VPN functionality is spot on and the UI is great. Improved signal around the house as well. Super useful guest network function as well, so as to keep people off of my gateway.

My R7800 with DD-WRT and is dual core 1.7ghz CPU does a great job with a fast VPN connection.

Price goes up

VimesUK51 m ago

My R7800 with DD-WRT and is dual core 1.7ghz CPU does a great job with a …My R7800 with DD-WRT and is dual core 1.7ghz CPU does a great job with a fast VPN connection.



Have you tried LEDE? Much more possibilities.

I had a D7800 from the 2016 Black Friday, it was a piece of trodden turd so I sent it back.

I spotted it again in the Warehouse section, got an extra 20% off and ended up with the £266 modem/router for £122 in 'used - very good' condition.

For that price, I might be able to ignore the issues if they haven't ironed them out through firmware yet.

dkl_uk5 m ago

I had a D7800 from the 2016 Black Friday, it was a piece of trodden turd …I had a D7800 from the 2016 Black Friday, it was a piece of trodden turd so I sent it back.I spotted it again in the Warehouse section, got an extra 20% off and ended up with the £266 modem/router for £122 in 'used - very good' condition.For that price, I might be able to ignore the issues if they haven't ironed them out through firmware yet.



You're probably better off flashing one of the custom firmware. Much more functionality.

The D versions are nothing like the R equivalents.

thankyou so but which router is better?

what the price has gone up :O may as well wait now

I'm sure there's no custom firmware for the D variants. i don't want to use an R variant because I can't always guarantee I'll be using cable. I have been using Sky & BT now for quite some time.

delboyd

Got the AC87U last week, absolutely stunning piece of kit. Over the moon … Got the AC87U last week, absolutely stunning piece of kit. Over the moon with it. VPN functionality is spot on and the UI is great. Improved signal around the house as well. Super useful guest network function as well, so as to keep people off of my gateway.



AC87U sucks for VPN
1Ghz Broadcom CPU vs 1.7Ghz Qualcomm
Considering Qualcomm CPU is known to be better for VPN at same clock rate and then it's 1.7Ghz....

The R7800 is basically 2 x the AC87U in real world performance for VPN and that makes the AC87U a turkey for any kind of fibre line. Only suited to ADSL2+, if that.

dkl_uk

I'm sure there's no custom firmware for the D variants. i don't want to … I'm sure there's no custom firmware for the D variants. i don't want to use an R variant because I can't always guarantee I'll be using cable. I have been using Sky & BT now for quite some time.



Better off getting a modem separately, you will always be severely restricted as 90% of routers don't have a modem built in and the 7800D is crap.

MRP1 h, 17 m ago

The D versions are nothing like the R equivalents.


Indeed. The VDSL module in the D variants is buggy and unstable, especially the Lantiq chipset in the D7800.

dkl_uk1 h, 0 m ago

I'm sure there's no custom firmware for the D variants. i don't want to …I'm sure there's no custom firmware for the D variants. i don't want to use an R variant because I can't always guarantee I'll be using cable. I have been using Sky & BT now for quite some time.


For VDSL it's usually better to use a dedicated modem with a stable chipset that matches your cabinet, giving the best possible environment for a stable line. You then get the flexibility of using an R variant router with custom firmware and you can fiddle with your router as much as you want without adversely affecting your VDSL sync. It's usually easier to get detailed line stats from a dedicated modem too.

The R variants are typically better supported and updated by the manufacturer, compared to the D equivalents.

is this better than the virgin superhub 3?

robo98926 m ago

AC87U sucks for VPN1Ghz Broadcom CPU vs 1.7Ghz QualcommConsidering …AC87U sucks for VPN1Ghz Broadcom CPU vs 1.7Ghz QualcommConsidering Qualcomm CPU is known to be better for VPN at same clock rate and then it's 1.7Ghz....The R7800 is basically 2 x the AC87U in real world performance for VPN and that makes the AC87U a turkey for any kind of fibre line. Only suited to ADSL2+, if that.


Strange, mine performs beautifully! Ah well, opinions

ady859 m ago

is this better than the virgin superhub 3?


No comparison. Get LEDE flashed and install SQM QOS, with cake, your connection will be much more stable. Saying that. This chipset isn't the most optimized for it.

The R7800 is excellent. Has strong recommendations on smallnetbuilder. First to use a new chipset etc. Its an excellent router. Has good custom support etc.

One of the very best.

Thought I'd clarify. Most routers use older stuff but keep getting promoted(looking at you ASUS).

Edited by: "MRP" 12th Jul

MRP9 h, 2 m ago

The R7800 is excellent. Has strong recommendations on smallnetbuilder. …The R7800 is excellent. Has strong recommendations on smallnetbuilder. First to use a new chipset etc. Its an excellent router. Has good custom support etc. One of the very best.Thought I'd clarify. Most routers use older stuff but keep getting promoted(looking at you ASUS).



The USB 3.0 bandwidth is a bit pants though. Half what it should be.

What firmware are you using?
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