NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £135.99 with code @ Amazon​
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £135.99 with code @ Amazon​

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Found 21st Aug 2017Edited by:"itsvimal"
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled)

Use code: GAMESCOM20

£135.99

@ Amazon


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  • 3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming with NETGEAR genie with remote access
  • Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices, six high performance antennas and powerful amplifiers deliver maximum range throughout home
  • 1 GHz dual core processor with three offload processors to boost performance and smart connect intelligently selects Wi-Fi for every device( modem required)
  • Implicit and explicit beamforming focuses Wi-Fi signals, delivers strong connections for all the mobile devices and USB 3.0 port delivers high-speed storage access
  • Free ReadySHARE Vault app provides automatic backup for Windows PCs directly to connected USB storage devices, NetGear Genie - easy install and personal dashboard to monitor, control and repairs the home network
  • Modem Not included


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Don't forget to collect 20% voucher. Bought one for £115. Wonderful OP
Good price OP. Are these top end routers still worth it? I have a Virgin SH3 with pretty average Wi-Fi range - would something like Google Wi-Fi not be a better (albeit more expensive) solution?
searsp13 m ago

Good price OP. Are these top end routers still worth it? I have a Virgin …Good price OP. Are these top end routers still worth it? I have a Virgin SH3 with pretty average Wi-Fi range - would something like Google Wi-Fi not be a better (albeit more expensive) solution?


This would perform better than your freebie router, but not as good as a much more expensive mesh system such as the Google one
Will this allow port opening and other stuff so I can accsss remotely without static ip
Is this worth an upgrade from the R7000?
Does anyone know if this would be a good replacement for my BT router that arrived in Summer 2016?
searsp21st Aug

Good price OP. Are these top end routers still worth it? I have a Virgin …Good price OP. Are these top end routers still worth it? I have a Virgin SH3 with pretty average Wi-Fi range - would something like Google Wi-Fi not be a better (albeit more expensive) solution?



100% worth it, yes. Not only will this router give you a lot more options over the SH3 but the range will be significantly better than the SH3. Lastly, putting the SH3 in modem mode and running a router like this will improve your Virgin Media speed in general, too. Win Win.

anthony40123 h, 17 m ago

Does anyone know if this would be a good replacement for my BT router that …Does anyone know if this would be a good replacement for my BT router that arrived in Summer 2016?



A cheese grater with a network cable attached to it would be better than BT's HomeHub.
Edited by: "AndiTails" 22nd Aug 2017
wakkaday57 m ago

Will this allow port opening and other stuff so I can accsss remotely …Will this allow port opening and other stuff so I can accsss remotely without static ip



Yes.

mastermjr2004122 m ago

Is this worth an upgrade from the R7000?



Probably not.
I don't suppose anyone has a link to a page which shows other products included in the Gamescom 20% off promotion? I've looked but can't seem to find anything, it seems a badly promoted offer by Amazon.

Edit: Found it - amazon.co.uk/PC-…031
Edited by: "rossington" 21st Aug 2017
AndiTails27 m ago

100% worth it, yes. Not only will this router give you a lot more options …100% worth it, yes. Not only will this router give you a lot more options over the SH3 (the Asus WRT firmware is awesome, plus they support a modded version called Merlin if you want even more options) but the range will be significantly better than the SH3. Lastly, putting the SH3 in modem mode and running a router like this will improve your Virgin Media speed in general, too. Win Win.A cheese grater with a network cable attached to it would be better than BT's HomeHub.


Have you used a SmartHub or HH5 from BT?

Had mine a year now, and I game regularly with a ping of < 20ms, saturate my Infinity line (at 50 / 10) and can stream 4K60 games to nVidia shield, over 5Ghz WiFi from the PC upstairs to the telly in the lounge, without a hiccup. There's nothing wrong with the Homehub.

Most of the time, people complain about BT Hubs, or routers in general, when they have really cheap wi-fi adapters in their pc or laptop causing the poor performance.
Hi

I have VM on Superhub 3.

I used to have Nighthawk 7800 (which is actually newer than this model)

I got wireless speeds of around 240 meg a floor above (on a 300 meg dl) - which was awesome as superhub wifi speed was all over the place - usually around 150meg)

Then this came on offer on Prime Day for £114 - so I bought it as its wireless reach is advertised as better than the 7800.

This gets me 300 meg dl on the floor above (wifi) - and 310 meg dl when hardwired to shub3.

However it does have a funny habit of "losing" the wifi connection every week or so - a reboot sorts it ou t (can be done remotely from the phone app - Genie) - but its a little worrying.

It was a good move for me - Just giving you my "real world" experience.

Dave
whiteswan44 m ago

HiI have VM on Superhub 3.I used to have Nighthawk 7800 (which is actually …HiI have VM on Superhub 3.I used to have Nighthawk 7800 (which is actually newer than this model)I got wireless speeds of around 240 meg a floor above (on a 300 meg dl) - which was awesome as superhub wifi speed was all over the place - usually around 150meg)Then this came on offer on Prime Day for £114 - so I bought it as its wireless reach is advertised as better than the 7800.This gets me 300 meg dl on the floor above (wifi) - and 310 meg dl when hardwired to shub3.However it does have a funny habit of "losing" the wifi connection every week or so - a reboot sorts it ou t (can be done remotely from the phone app - Genie) - but its a little worrying.It was a good move for me - Just giving you my "real world" experience.Dave


I have heard that these new Netgear routers have a habit of clunking out, sad because I would've bought this!
Regular price has increased to 169
4k router
Any advantages to this over an ageing R6300? Other than the extra wireless band I mean. Is the range any better?
Thanks. Glad I managed to bag one thid morning for £115.99
AndiTails12 h, 17 m ago

100% worth it, yes. Not only will this router give you a lot more options …100% worth it, yes. Not only will this router give you a lot more options over the SH3 (the Asus WRT firmware is awesome, plus they support a modded version called Merlin if you want even more options) but the range will be significantly better than the SH3. Lastly, putting the SH3 in modem mode and running a router like this will improve your Virgin Media speed in general, too. Win Win.A cheese grater with a network cable attached to it would be better than BT's HomeHub.


I'm sure you're a great guy @AndiTails but this is just a horrendous piece of misinformation.

1. This is a Netgear router not an Asus one, does not have Asus WRT.

2.Putting any Virigin SH into modem mode does not increase the speed (read bandwidth) coming into your home.

3. The home hub line hasn't had the best history yes, but the Home hub 5 and the current 'smart hub' (home hub 6) are astoundingly excellent, and have been given around 10/10 by almost all tech reviews out there. Since home hub 5 (2014 i think) home hubs have led the way for ISP provided routers. In general, if you have a HH5 or HH6 upgrading for anything less than ~£100 will be a sidegrade if not a downgrade.

Funnily enough as much as i advocate for the home hub I am not using one at the moment, current set up is Virigin SH2 and Netgear R7800 (which i got in the prime day deals). While netgear products tend to be excellent, the R8000 has not been excellently reviewed, an excerpt from Dong nmo at Cnet:

"The router has a buggy 2.4Ghz band and comparatively short Wi-Fi range, and -- when all is working as intended -- it doesn't perform any better than other AC1900 routers. It's also crazily expensive."


While I voted hot because this is technically a good 'deal' there are better routers out there if you are prepared to spend this kind of money on one, though I must concede it looks cool.


P.S. the AC3200 is a complete marketing gimmick, I cannot think of a household or even small-medium office situation where there are enough 5GHZ devices to simultaneously saturate two separate streams of 1300 Mbps.


P.P.S This router is OLD, hailing from 2014.
Edited by: "wackymaky" 21st Aug 2017
masteratarms4 h, 3 m ago

@wackymaky I asked on virgin media forums if I could have an upgrade from …@wackymaky I asked on virgin media forums if I could have an upgrade from super hub 1 and was told this:http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/QuickStart-set-up-and/Am-I-entitled-to-an-upgrade-from-original-superhub/m-p/3505587#M85313I didn't know of a "home hub 5 or 6, isn't it time I got a free upgrade?edit: I think home hubs are BT routers:http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networks/wireless-routers/1403819/best-wireless-router-2016-improve-your-internet-speed-range-2





Ah, interesting. To clear up any confusion, yes bt home hubs are bt routers and to the best of my knowledge the HH5 and HH6 cannot be flashed to work with any other provider than BT (apparently plusnet works tho, subsidary of BT).

But about your super hub versions, I had assumed that mine was a super hub 2 because under 'Hardware Version' it says '2.00'
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But I've read the page you've linked me and it does indeed seem that my software version matches with that of a Super Hub 1. Although I highly suspect it wont make any difference to me at all as I am using it as a modem, I will contact virgin about this to see if I am owed something more recent. I have my TV Phone and Broadband and 3x mobiles with them so I'm giving them enough money to be at least kept up to date.
I'm running two Naim Qb speakers, and they struggle with my current router capacity. Would I need to spend this much, or can anyone recommend something a bit cheaper?

The issue I have is when too much stuff is being 'processed' by the router, it stutters.
johnthehuman23 h, 12 m ago

Have you used a SmartHub or HH5 from BT?



Yes. And when they work, they are good. But the problem is their failure rate and WiFi-dropouts. My experiences are with having to change them out 2-3 times a year for friends/family/etc. And I still find the range appalling in comparison to routers with actual aerials. Let alone random devices/phones which just can't connect to it / stay connected.

I'm sure they're great for people in flats, or very boxey houses new builds with thin walls and no neighbours.
But shove one in a long thin Victorian house with 10 neighbouring SSIDs and it'll manage half the house, whereas an 'aerialed' router will stretch further.

wackymaky12 h, 45 m ago

I'm sure you're a great guy @AndiTails but this is just a horrendous piece …I'm sure you're a great guy @AndiTails but this is just a horrendous piece of misinformation.1. This is a Netgear router not an Asus one, does not have Asus WRT. 2.Putting any Virigin SH into modem mode does not increase the speed (read bandwidth) coming into your home. 3. The home hub line hasn't had the best history yes, but the Home hub 5 and the current 'smart hub' (home hub 6) are astoundingly excellent, and have been given around 10/10 by almost all tech reviews out there. Since home hub 5 (2014 i think) home hubs have led the way for ISP provided routers. In general, if you have a HH5 or HH6 upgrading for anything less than ~£100 will be a sidegrade if not a downgrade.


1. Yes, my mistake. In my haste I mistook it for the Asus RT-AC5300. You can still install DD-WRT on the R8000, which is what AsusWRT is actually based on. So same result.

2. SH3 has issues. You have a SH2, so perhaps haven't experienced them first hand. I'm on 300/20 on VM, and you have to use the SH3 - and it's terrible. The router interface takes up to a minute to load pages, and I struggled to speed-test faster than 150mbit/sec. Installed a router and placed into Modem Mode, and speed-test now always exceed 280mbit/sec at peak, and I've sustained downloads at 38.1MB/sec. There's also a known 'feature' of the SH3 where it slows VPNs (although they recently added the PPTP passthrough, it's buggy and slow). Placing into Modem Mode removes this restriction. So, as the poster said they had a SH3 - it would indeed be recommended to use it in Modem Mode, and they mostly likely will see a speed increase if they are on 200/20 (VIVID Gamer) or 300/20 (VIVID 300).

3. Whilst the HomeHub 5 and 6 may be an improvement on the HH4 and before, that's a bit like saying pneumonia is an improvement over lung cancer. Try reading the BTCare website and all the on-going WiFi-dropout issues on the HH6. BT denied a similar issue on the HH5 for over a year, then mysteriously released a firmware update to 'fix WiFi-dropout issues'. I'm sure a reviewer playing with the device for a couple of hours doesn't normally get the full picture. And agreed, buy a cheap router in replacement, and it's not worth it. But this isn't a cheap router.
Edited by: "AndiTails" 22nd Aug 2017
I got the smart hub right now with bt, I get great wired connections no speed drops 5-10 ping but my wifi is just horrible, doesn't reach from one side of the house to the other let alone from one floor to another so I was wondering would this provide a better wifi connection or would it be worth just getting some powerline adaptors and setting them up around the house or would that not make much difference?
Homehub 5. Simply. Horrible. My previous provider's router was turned on and that was it for two years. With BT, after a week, my SU6 was no longer able to hold a stable connection and my Nexus 5 lasted three days. I went for fibre and it's slower than my old plain broadband. Numerous calls to BT support achieved nothing. BT are a complete bunch of cowboys. Never again.
^-- what I said... ;-)
Got it. Blocks a few peers when downloading / uploading from torrent.

When connected straight to my router, it works fine. When I put this in between, some IPs always disappear and it no longer downloads / uploads from them.

Returned.
Edited by: "andreialisen" 6th Sep 2017
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