NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £149.99 @ Amazon (DOTD)
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £149.99 @ Amazon (DOTD)

£149.99
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Found 16th Sep 2016
From Amazon Website:

Product Description

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless Router, Dynamic QoS/Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA Ports/Beamforming+/IPv6 Support.

Note:Ensure that the factory reset is carried out and then the latest firmware is installed.

Box Contains

1 x NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S R7800 - Wireless router - 4-port switch - GigE - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - Dual Band

Seems like a good price for anybody that is in the market for one. Expires in 15 hours (at the time of posting)

22 Comments

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!

Heat. Must not spend.must not spend....

Alethia

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a … Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!



For me:

Better wifi coverage compared to the crappy superhub I got from Vermin Media. And also I can seperate the two bands - one for leaching guests and the other for high bandwidth streaming etc.

Also I have connected my hard drive to mine and I can stream and view my files in the house and on the move!! Sort of like my own server.

Edit: sorry I don't have this one, I have the older one R7000.
Edited by: "amuseboy" 16th Sep 2016

Alethia

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a … Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!


Depends on your definition of competent really.

Alethia

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a … Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!



​You get what you pay for, if you get it for free? ISPs make money on the service, like printers and ink. It will do a job for people, for a time. But a good router is always a worthwhile purchase, even if you don't spend this much.

Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.

Stealth_Fox

Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves … Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.



Don't say that...whats the MUMIMO thing? Would i notice a difference...



Stealth_Fox

Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves … Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.

Stealth_Fox

Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves … Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.



From my understanding, unless you're prepared to upgrade everything else to be MU MIMO capable, I wouldn't be too concerned about it for now. I appreciate there is the "future proofing" element, but I think you'd be better waiting until MU MIMO was more mainstream, ie mobile phones have it, then upgrade.

For now, I think beamforming is the more important feature in wireless routers.

Alethia

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a … Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!



​Because most are garbage, once you've had a quality router you wouldn't look back.

I have a fritzbox 7490 cost £200 but it's absolutely brilliant. You pair your DECT phone to it and it handles your phone calls & Internet connections.

You can use multiple DECT phones as virtual extensions, set them to respond to different fixed numbers like voip as well as the landlines, have multiple answerphones & also setup block lists for both incoming & outgoing calls.

On top of that the other functions are first class too it's truly paid for itself over & over. Also in fttc you don't need the openreach modem as it has VDSL & ADSL hardware in it so nice one box solution too.

Home hub 5 - still poor & junk, poor wireless range, poor speed even on ac

Honestly once you've had a top quality router in comparison to some of the cheap tat given away by isps you'll realise the difference

didn't like this router. Got an asus and it's worked much better. Pnp on this sucks and the interface is stupidly sluggish like it's running on a calculator.

Original Poster

I for one have Virgin Media. Their "Super Hub" isn't so super... Now I've had a rearrangement of my networking gear, I needed something that has a bit of punch for WiFi signal, hence me looking at this.

Stealth_Fox

Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves … Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.



Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and they are all junk like the Superhub.

Their best routers are the high end ones.
Edited by: "malachi" 16th Sep 2016

malachi

Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and … Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and they are all junk like the Superhub.Their best routers are the high end ones.



I think the point they were making was more like the features you generally get in any £100 router don't significantly improve on ISP routers, so there is little point upgrading.

malachi

Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and … Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and they are all junk like the Superhub.Their best routers are the high end ones.



​isp provided routers are by far not junk, what a ridiculous thing to say. Granted they do not perform as well as a £100+ router but for 95% of households they are perfectly adequate. If you are on standard broadband then they will be more than sufficient, fibre they will do the job.
What they should really do is offer you fibre/broadband with or without a modem/router and make it slightly cheaper if you use your own as they say it's free but a few £ per month of your bill pays for the kit.

benjam1n

didn't like this router. Got an asus and it's worked much better. Pnp on … didn't like this router. Got an asus and it's worked much better. Pnp on this sucks and the interface is stupidly sluggish like it's running on a calculator.



​I have it and even though mine works OK, I'm with you with the interface. Never seen a router interface soooo slow.

Alethia

Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a … Why...would you pay for one of these when any decent ISP provides a competent one for free? We're not Americans who have highly stingy ISP's!



I had a BT home hub 5 which was supplying approx 70mb over a wired connection but a paltry up to 30mb over wifi. Switched it for a Netgear and now get a consistent 60 - 70mb over wifi throughout the house!

djames108

​isp provided routers are by far not junk, what a ridiculous thing to s … ​isp provided routers are by far not junk, what a ridiculous thing to say. Granted they do not perform as well as a £100+ router but for 95% of households they are perfectly adequate. If you are on standard broadband then they will be more than sufficient, fibre they will do the job.What they should really do is offer you fibre/broadband with or without a modem/router and make it slightly cheaper if you use your own as they say it's free but a few £ per month of your bill pays for the kit.



Virgin, Talktalk, Sky BB, BT BB. All their routers are junk, yes they are fine for the basic. Just like buying a unbranded supermarket TV but in general they are not good. So no, its not a ridiculous thing to say.

You get what you pay for and is shown when things start going wrong. Especially in short periods of time.
Edited by: "malachi" 16th Sep 2016

Cold, £99 at Currys

Original Poster

Sharpharp

Cold, £99 at Currys


currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

£175.60 on their website... link or receipt?

malachi

Virgin, Talktalk, Sky BB, BT BB. All their routers are junk, yes they … Virgin, Talktalk, Sky BB, BT BB. All their routers are junk, yes they are fine for the basic. Just like buying a unbranded supermarket TV but in general they are not good. So no, its not a ridiculous thing to say.You get what you pay for and is shown when things start going wrong. Especially in short periods of time.



​and the millions of people who use the 'junk' for many years and have no problems at all........

so why exactly would you expect things to go wrong. They do exactly the same thing, just not as fast and lack some features. No need to be a router snob (_;)

Original Poster

This is a gaming router, or so It says. It's for those that don't find the standard "free" routers capable. For me in my house, the standard routers just don't cut it. They don't reach every corner of the house and don't give me the speeds I pay for.

It's not for everybody, but still worth a post if it helps somebody.

Why do 'gamers' insist on having specialist equipment for all, often when unnecessary? I mean, my router's fine for three of us in my household as we play X online competitively.
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