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Re: Which Netgear Router

danaiveys29
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Which Netgear Router

Black Friday is almost here and I want to buy a router. Wirecutter.com says get the Netgear r7000p. I’ve heard Netgear makes some good stuff, so I checked them out and holy crap do they make a lot of routers that all seem the same.

My budget is around $180 or less, unless going up another $20 gives me something ground breaking. I’m replacing a TP Link TL-WDR3600 which is already, but requires reboots all too often, especially during big downloads and is a little unreliable in some sections of my house. It sits in the middle of the 2nd floor of a 3 story house that is 20 ft wide, 50 ft long and in the suburbs. I’m a light gamer and I’ve got kids that are always streaming video. My main 4K tv is wired in (not on WiFi).

Any thoughts on a good router at the moment? Thanks.

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microchip8
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Re: Which Netgear Router

Current go-to router with the least amount of firmware issues is the R7800

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plemans
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Re: Which Netgear Router

I'd also keep an eye out for mesh systems. The RBK43 system was renewed last year for around the $200 price point. Its not going to have the same peak performance as the R7800 but does have better coverage depending on home style/makeup. 

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