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Is the Netgear Nighthawk RAX50 worth it?

hikaslesi
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Is the Netgear Nighthawk RAX50 worth it?

The Nighthawk is currently at a fairly good discount at my local store, it has good reviews, but when looking it up on Reddit, there were a few posts stating that the router is "unstable". I.e dropping out, needing to factory reset after each firmware upgrade and low speeds etc.

I currently have the Asus rt-ac66u, but I'm not happy with it. Installing merlin did not solve my issues either. I consistently need to restart it at least once a day due to internet dropouts

So is the nighthawk a good router, and is it stable would be my question?

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microchip8
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Re: Is the Netgear Nighthawk RAX50 worth it?

I don't know about the RAX50 but I just got some days ago a RAX43 and it's been rock solid so far. No drop outs or connection problems and very decen WiFi range. Noticed a small bug in its latest firmware and opened a support ticket with NETGEAR. Am discussing & working now with the support.

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plemans
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Re: Is the Netgear Nighthawk RAX50 worth it?

Problem with Amazon/reddit, is that you'll always find complaints for every single device. but you have to judge the complaints versus the positives. there's always going to be people with issues either because they don't know what they're doing (installing, firmware, setting up, etc)  or they actually did get a bad device. It does happen as manufacturing has a certain percentage of defects for every device maker. 

So compare what the +/- reviews are to what you paid and give it a shot. If you bought it local and you have issues, you should be able to return it if it doesn't work that great for you. 

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