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    Nighthawk R8000

    Are these any good missed out on the R7000 but R8000 are going cheap Amazon marketplace minus 20% at checkout

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    I had one and sent it back, I kept losing the signal.. Lots!!!... Now got a Asus... Brilliant!!

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    Got the asus rt66u dark knight but the Wi-Fi drops out so I thought this might be better

    R8000 is a really good bit of kit wifi speeds are extremely high and range is really good. Never had any issues with mine and have used all sorts of devices.

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    tri_94

    R8000 is a really good bit of kit wifi speeds are extremely high and … R8000 is a really good bit of kit wifi speeds are extremely high and range is really good. Never had any issues with mine and have used all sorts of devices.



    ​Thanks for your reply was it easy to set up

    I looked at that one. Technical reviews put me off me so bought the r7000 instead. I did initially buy the r7800 but cancelled it. The r8000 will probably be fine in most cases but I don't need one to that spec. My son has the r7000 and said the speed and range I amazing. Just because something is newer, faster be more expensive doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be better. I was happy with my old dgnd3300 before I got fibre and got a crappy zyxel router so am sure the r7000 will serve me well.

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    Smartguy1

    I looked at that one. Technical reviews put me off me so bought the r7000 … I looked at that one. Technical reviews put me off me so bought the r7000 instead. I did initially buy the r7800 but cancelled it. The r8000 will probably be fine in most cases but I don't need one to that spec. My son has the r7000 and said the speed and range I amazing. Just because something is newer, faster be more expensive doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be better. I was happy with my old dgnd3300 before I got fibre and got a crappy zyxel router so am sure the r7000 will serve me well.



    ​It comes on Saturday will set it up if no better will buy the R7000 instead some reviews were quite decent but some as you say were quite poor

    spidermonkey

    It comes on Saturday will set it up if no better will buy the R7000 … It comes on Saturday will set it up if no better will buy the R7000 instead some reviews were quite decent but some as you say were quite poor



    I would be interested to know. The R8000 was actually a little cheaper than the R7800 and I nearly cancelled the R7800 last night to buy it. I liked the idea that the processor was faster on the R7800 but liked the idea of the two 5GHz channels on the R8000. So in the end I bought the R7000 lol. Bloody decisions, life would be so much easier if we didn't have these choices. I still think I should have maybe left my order as the R7800 but after talking to my son I took his advice. I am assuming that 5GHz still has a short range and was concerned about the failure rates on the 2.4GHz of the R7800 so will see how good the R7000 is at the farthest point of my house from the router which is my bedroom. My crappy zyxel router goes from 75mbps in the living room to less than 1mbps in my bedroom.

    I don't have or need any back up storage devices to my router so don't need anything with fancy speeds for storage. Also there is just me and the wife now in the house so we don't have many items connected to the internet at any one time. My main issue for wanting a better router is just wifi signal and I don't like the thought of hime plugs and the last time I tried to set up a wifi extender I lost the will to live. It was quite an expensive Billion one and although I am pretty savvy where networking is concerned, the Billion had me beat and looking at their forums, I am not on my own.

    spidermonkey

    ​Thanks for your reply was it easy to set up



    Depends what/how your setting it up. But most netgear ones now a days are straight forward.

    Original Poster

    Sending it back as the Wi-Fi signal kept dropping off

    Did you update the firmware?

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    tri_94

    Depends what/how your setting it up. But most netgear ones now a days are … Depends what/how your setting it up. But most netgear ones now a days are straight forward.



    ​Yes it does it automatically

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    Just a ordinary 3 bedroom house no thick walls just plaster board router downstairs could hardly reach the bedroom with a signal

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    mike1212

    Did you update the firmware?



    ​yes does it automatically

    If a decent router like the Asus isn't good enough then trying to find a 'better' router isn't likely to solve your problem. You might get lucky and get something that works particularly well with the chip in your troublesome device but nothing's going to be a huge improvement.

    How many devices are a problem? If it's just one device then you could try upgrading it's wi-fi radio with an external adapter or bridge.

    If that's not feasible or it's multiple devices then you need to place a Wi-fi access point closer to the problem area. If it's feasible to run an cable then that's the best option, if that would be a big expense then you could try powerline adapters - some of them even have build in wi-fi access points so you don't need an extra box on the end.

    Although don't get them mixed up with plug-mounted Wi-fi range extenders. A range extender would be a last resort if the wired options aren't viable.
    Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 18th May

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    EndlessWaves

    If a decent router like the Asus isn't good enough then trying to find a … If a decent router like the Asus isn't good enough then trying to find a 'better' router isn't likely to solve your problem. You might get lucky and get something that works particularly well with the chip in your troublesome device but nothing's going to be a huge improvement.How many devices are a problem? If it's just one device then you could try upgrading it's wi-fi radio with an external adapter or bridge.If that's not feasible or it's multiple devices then you need to place a Wi-fi access point closer to the problem area. If it's feasible to run an cable then that's the best option, if that would be a big expense then you could try powerline adapters - some of them even have build in wi-fi access points so you don't need an extra box on the end.Although don't get them mixed up with plug-mounted Wi-fi range extenders. A range extender would be a last resort if the wired options aren't viable.



    ​I did have dark knight n66u rt but the Wi-Fi signal keeps dropping out had this one for about 4 years at first very good so with the Amazon deals that was going on I decided to go with Netgear nighthawk r8000 which doesn't appear to be as good as the dark knight when I first had it
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