TP-Link AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router @ Amazon Prime Now
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TP-Link AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router @ Amazon Prime Now

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Found 22nd Nov
Seems like a good price to me for a decent GIGABIT router.

This deal may vary on area (amazon prime now only) but it is showing in mine so may help others.


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31 Comments

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SackCity13 m ago

Provide link to product page


Please!

TP-Link

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gibblesuk3 m ago

Please!


there is no link for prime now as it varies for area/account. just type router in amazon prime now and it will be in the list if its there.

Thanks OP

moneybanks141 m ago

there is no link for prime now as it varies for area/account. just type …there is no link for prime now as it varies for area/account. just type router in amazon prime now and it will be in the list if its there.

Yeah op is right. Its shows for me on the Amazon prime now app. Need to do my research compared to my current router before I bite.

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mastermjr200411 m ago

Yeah op is right. Its shows for me on the Amazon prime now app. Need to do …Yeah op is right. Its shows for me on the Amazon prime now app. Need to do my research compared to my current router before I bite.


Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my virgin SH3... (i have loads of wifi devices)... if anyone could help on this it would be appreciated.

moneybanks142 m ago

Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my …Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my virgin SH3... (i have loads of wifi devices)... if anyone could help on this it would be appreciated.


Take a look at the Netgear r7800 on the warehouse deals right now. 20% off those prices makes it a fantastic deal, by far the cheapest price to date. Grabbed one myself for just over £90 and so far its been great. Improved my signal strength over the r6400 and speed at further ranges.

Will test more over the week.

moneybanks1411 m ago

Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my …Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my virgin SH3... (i have loads of wifi devices)... if anyone could help on this it would be appreciated.

The R7000 is an awesome piece of kit when flashed with kongs ddwrt firmware, especially if setting it to run open vpn. Just ordered one for my dad.

moneybanks1418 m ago

Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my …Im actually torn between this or the Netgear r7000 nighthawk to replace my virgin SH3... (i have loads of wifi devices)... if anyone could help on this it would be appreciated.

If you're not solely dependent on Wi-Fi you could do a lot worse than purchase some Powerline adaptors (Netgear). They're total game changers.

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BUZZIN_NICE8 m ago

The R7000 is an awesome piece of kit when flashed with kongs ddwrt …The R7000 is an awesome piece of kit when flashed with kongs ddwrt firmware, especially if setting it to run open vpn. Just ordered one for my dad.




sounds good to me!! can it handle anything you throw at it in terms of number of devices connected at once.

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Auric_Goldfinger7 m ago

If you're not solely dependent on Wi-Fi you could do a lot worse than …If you're not solely dependent on Wi-Fi you could do a lot worse than purchase some Powerline adaptors (Netgear). They're total game changers.


i have 2 but i also have 4 ethernet connected devices also. ps4, xbox one, nvidia shield, smart tv.

the SH3 is just dire.
Edited by: "moneybanks14" 22nd Nov

Reviews weren't great for this but a great price nonetheless!

I have just got one. WiFi range is no better than the SH3. Strength a bit better.

BUZZIN_NICE33 m ago

The R7000 is an awesome piece of kit when flashed with kongs ddwrt …The R7000 is an awesome piece of kit when flashed with kongs ddwrt firmware, especially if setting it to run open vpn. Just ordered one for my dad.


Can it run NordVPN. I'm new to all this, stuck on virgins SH3 and only just realised I need s router to install the VPN directly on it

if it's just increasing wifi range people are looking for, you'd be much better off getting a decent access point (or 2), but depends on if you wouldn't mind routing some cables to make the connection to the APs. You could possibly not have to spend any money at all if you re-situated your current modem to make the best use of the range available.
This wouldn't work for everyone of course, there's no solution for everyone when it comes to routers/wifi/tech in general unfortunately.
I'm not saying these routers aren't any good or not worth the money, quite the opposite in fact and a very good price, but I can imagine a lot of people buying routers and expecting their range to be better, that will depend on many situational factors and you could end up having no better range than before, or worse in some cases, depending on what you had before. I'd recommend using a wifi analyzer app to test your wifi range around the house and then you can see where the dead spots are or weak coverage that could make it easier to decide what to get to help the problem.

I've got this and it's fantastic. Our Virgin 'SuperHub' 2 was always dropping out and struggling when everyone was using the wifi at the same time, since installing this we've not had any issues.

runnybabbit2 h, 2 m ago

TP-Link


Perhaps years ago, now they're on par with and often better than the known brands, with features that often surpass same class products in the SMB and consumer ranges.

Would one of these increase speed reception to device on a standard sky broadband package? Not too knowledgeable about these, would be also appreciate anyone pointing me in direction on sites that I can learn more about high spec routers

This is a real question, although maybe a stupid one..
What makes this a 'gaming' router, as opposed to anything else? With my GPU, all that distinguished it as the gaming model or not was a faceplate!
Edited by: "dr_raff" 23rd Nov

dr_raff8 m ago

This is a real question, although maybe a stupid one..What makes this a …This is a real question, although maybe a stupid one..What makes this a 'gaming' router, as opposed to anything else? With my GPU, all that distinguished it as the gaming or not was a faceplate!


The combined 3200Mbps WiFi speed (across 2.4 and 5ghz).

But any serious gamer would just run a power line adapter to utilise a hard wired Ethernet connection. You'd want to do this for your Sky/Virgin box, TV and fixed desktops. This will provide the fastest and most stable connection which is handy for streaming/gaming. WiFi for other devices is fine and you just need a half decent AC router.

I really like Asus routers (I have one) and it's dead easy to set up. It maintains itself (self-healing) and has on-board AntiVirus/Phishing/Malware protection. It has a lot of other features too
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 23rd Nov

jUsT2eXy19 h, 32 m ago

The combined 3200Mbps WiFi speed (across 2.4 and 5ghz).But any serious …The combined 3200Mbps WiFi speed (across 2.4 and 5ghz).But any serious gamer would just run a power line adapter to utilise a hard wired Ethernet connection. You'd want to do this for your Sky/Virgin box, TV and fixed desktops. This will provide the fastest and most stable connection which is handy for streaming/gaming. WiFi for other devices is fine and you just need a half decent AC router.I really like Asus routers (I have one) and it's dead easy to set up. It maintains itself (self-healing) and has on-board AntiVirus/Phishing/Malware protection. It has a lot of other features too


I currently use powerline adapters for upstairs things, and for those near it, a straight network cable in to the router.
But I do just use the standard Thompson Router that Plusnet give out for wifi, and on mobile devices I do notice how rubbish it is.

So for my setup (with Lan), no need for this, and maybe something in the mid range?
Edited by: "dr_raff" 24th Nov

Initially I thought this was a good router until the months went on and the WiFi kept becoming unresponsive, wired connections would also have issues occasionally. WiFi strength was nothing special and I still required repeaters to reach the rest of the house.

I spoke with TPLink who suggested a beta firmware, which didn't improve anything. In the end I called it a day and sold it on eBay.

After much research I replaced it with a 2nd hand Apple Airport Extreme. It's been rock solid for over six months, not a glitch. Removed all the repeaters as the range and performance are perfect across the whole house and it delivers over 200Mbps to my desktop on BT Infinity 3. Very few configuration options on it but it just sits in the corner and does the job.

dr_raff1 h, 32 m ago

I currently use powerline adapters for upstairs things, and for those …I currently use powerline adapters for upstairs things, and for those cnear it, a straight network cable in to the router. But I do just use the standard Thompson Router that Plusnet give out for wifi, and on mobile devices I do notice how rubbish it is. So for my setup (with Lan), no need for this, and maybe something in the mid range?


I'd say for you a mid-level or high end (depending on sale price) router from a well-known brand (Asus, Belkin, Netgear etc) will suit your needs.

It'll help with your WiFi signal range issues and provide a more reliable connection to wireless devices. It will be an upgrade over the Plusnet router. However, as someone mentioned earlier, routers cannot perform magic and deliver signal everywhere. We will all have differences in the way our homes are built and laid out. Walls and other electronic gadgets could impact the signal. Try to use a WiFi signal tester app on your phone and check what is the best wireless channel. Also try moving your existing router (if possible) to test various locations around the house before buying a new router.

For me a router is a very important peripheral as it controls the connections/data coming into my home and out.

Thus, I would want a router with the latest firmware and support to stop potential malicious compromise (e.g. Mirai malware/botnet - NHS cyber incident - the malware infected routers/DVRs with default passwords) of my devices.

Many of the latest routers will have better built in security (e.g. Asus routers have built-in Trend Micro AntiVirus/Malware/Phishing detection) which allows your devices to be protected and allows you to monitor exactly what's happening in your home (e.g. devices, connections, what's been blocked at the firewall etc).

There are other handy features too like storage sharing and limiting access to certain content (good way to safeguard kids).

But don't buy something that is super expensive and has features you'll never use. The marketing teams are very good at making you think you need something when you don't
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 23rd Nov

mikiedizzy13 h, 30 m ago

Would one of these increase speed reception to device on a standard sky …Would one of these increase speed reception to device on a standard sky broadband package? Not too knowledgeable about these, would be also appreciate anyone pointing me in direction on sites that I can learn more about high spec routers


Firstly if you wish to replace your Sky supplied router, it’s technically a breach of Sky’s ToS (unless you’re in the Fibre Pro package) to do so, it’s easy to do, but you’d need to be on Fibre Pro for Sky to supply you with the login details to configure your own hardware. That aside you could use Wire Shark to pull them and you’d also need a modem/router that supports the hybrid MAC encapsulation format Sky use or use the existing hub and deal with double NAT.

Would this be faster than the Sky Hub? Potentially, it depends on the location and speed the device connecting supports. If your main requirement is better Wi-Fi range and performance then buy an AP such as the Unifi range.

Not seeing this in prime account. Still £165

Agahnim122nd Nov

Can it run NordVPN. I'm new to all this, stuck on virgins SH3 and only …Can it run NordVPN. I'm new to all this, stuck on virgins SH3 and only just realised I need s router to install the VPN directly on it


not sure mate, check the NordVPN site for OpenVPN config or instructions, provided there is some it should be doable. You would then have to copy the certificate info into the VPN page of the router amongst other settings. I used to used PIA vpn and it worked a treat. Even to the point of people able to determine which devices use the vpn and which don't (but this requires more configuration).

moneybanks1422nd Nov

sounds good to me!! can it handle anything you throw at it in terms of …sounds good to me!! can it handle anything you throw at it in terms of number of devices connected at once.


yes, easily. I had a family running through it and was quite a high bandwidth user, lots of devices attached. Lots of timeband rules for the kids, firewall rules etc, dydns configured and running so i could talk to network from outside, vpn configured and it dealt with everything i threw at it, giving brilliant wifi coverage and speeds too. This router can also be overclocked
Edited by: "BUZZIN_NICE" 27th Nov

BUZZIN_NICE1 h, 36 m ago

not sure mate, check the NordVPN site for OpenVPN config or instructions, …not sure mate, check the NordVPN site for OpenVPN config or instructions, provided there is some it should be doable. You would then have to copy the certificate info into the VPN page of the router amongst other settings. I used to used PIA vpn and it worked a treat. Even to the point of people able to determine which devices use the vpn and which don't (but this requires more configuration).


I emailed Nord myself and they recommended any ASUS router because it doesn't need flashing with custom firmware according to them. PIcked the 3200 (Asus) up on amazon warehouse earlier today for £103. I don't know if that's a good deal or not but at the least if i can't get the VPN working I figure it would improve the gaming anyway my iPad is only getting 235mb my speed is 350mb so hopefully it will improve it if only a little. Is it possible to turn it off and on with the flip of a switch so to speak? I'd want it on when on US netflix on the PS4 but want it off If I'm playing online. Thanks for the info!
Edited by: "Agahnim1" 27th Nov

Agahnim117 h, 49 m ago

I emailed Nord myself and they recommended any ASUS router because it …I emailed Nord myself and they recommended any ASUS router because it doesn't need flashing with custom firmware according to them. PIcked the 3200 (Asus) up on amazon warehouse earlier today for £103. I don't know if that's a good deal or not but at the least if i can't get the VPN working I figure it would improve the gaming anyway my iPad is only getting 235mb my speed is 350mb so hopefully it will improve it if only a little. Is it possible to turn it off and on with the flip of a switch so to speak? I'd want it on when on US netflix on the PS4 but want it off If I'm playing online. Thanks for the info!


in my experience with the nighthawk, when using kong's ddwrt firmware you switch vpn on or off via web interface or even a ddwrt mobile app i used to have on android, or you can assign specific ip's to route via vpn. Not sure on the Asus, especially with stock firmware. Hope this helps.
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