Upgrading our WORST Wifi Setup - NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router Showcase

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Sid Allen
Sid Allen

Netgear xr500 gaming router was the worst router I’ve ever owned!

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Karl Williams
Karl Williams

Being a non tech person it’s not easy to understand what’s actually happening other than it works. I know the keyboard warriors will be laughing at me but if you come break it into steps in a video it would be greatly appreciated by more than just myself.

15 tundi tagasi
Omelette_Nublet
Omelette_Nublet

BRUH I GET 800 KBS AND HE HAS 300MBS BRUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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George Glass
George Glass

"includes promotion" Immediately stopped watching

2 päeva tagasi
daoud kamili
daoud kamili

i am a damn freakin fan of netgear night hawk

2 päeva tagasi
Falcon
Falcon

so based off of this, would getting a different router help boost wifi connection throughout the house or does it all come down to the provider?

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Strolias
Strolias

This is how you find the password IF your device has already connected to the wifi before. netsh wlan show profiles netsh wlan show profile *router name* key=clear password is under: Key Content

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Ed B.
Ed B.

225 mbps. I'm feeling superior right now. Muah-haha.

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Gaming
Gaming

Chilling with 500

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Hari Shankar
Hari Shankar

im in india data soeed is in 300 kb per sec

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Owen Mitchell
Owen Mitchell

Don't normal people just use the standard router with mabey an ethernet cable

8 päeva tagasi
im jellis
im jellis

Did he keep the same modem?

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José
José

10:10 "old days"? I do that all the time in battlefield.

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Rockingsnow 9595
Rockingsnow 9595

My network speed is 15 down 5 up

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D Mon
D Mon

''Ayyyyyyyy not bad 300Mbps* *me can't even load up the speed test page*

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ChristiannYT
ChristiannYT

Even the windows is isn't activated

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Robby Odom
Robby Odom

Is this router still Good?

11 päeva tagasi
Parvez Parade
Parvez Parade

Damn it Colton! Fix your dead tooth. My ocd is triggered!

12 päeva tagasi
qwackiTW
qwackiTW

Isn’t wifi a monthly subscription? Who is paying for that?

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Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

For some reason, people think that Wi-Fi and internet are the same thing. They're not. You pay 1 time for the router and get unlimited Wi-Fi. However, you have to keep paying every month in order to get internet service. You can use Wi-Fi without the internet. All of your devices can talk to each other, but if you don't have an active internet service plan, none of your devices can go to the internet.

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alex james
alex james

info is good but the host is so annoying and the video feels like it goes on for ever

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ScampiiEditz
ScampiiEditz

It's linus, what did you expect

15 päeva tagasi
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez

The tightfisted magic secondarily smile because iris methodologically wreck around a ahead muscle. narrow, deafening kettle

16 päeva tagasi
Carlos Torres
Carlos Torres

The worst wi fi setup is to live in latín América and play videogames there : v

17 päeva tagasi
Julius Zietlow
Julius Zietlow

The internet in Canada is really fast. 100mbit isn't slow. Here in Germany i am happy about 60mbit.

17 päeva tagasi
rxl
rxl

yo i need something better he says 100 mbps is acceptable what is 500 through 1000 kbps maybe 2 mbps

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MsFeeds
MsFeeds

Does this boost your wifi up im in need for a new router and im be only one using it

19 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

Define "boost". This router cannot make your internet any faster than what you get from your internet provider. If your internet connection is slow, the only feasible thing would be to upgrade to a faster internet plan. You may be able to get better Wi-Fi coverage and/or features using a 3rd party router.

18 päeva tagasi
Taishiro_120Hz
Taishiro_120Hz

"Acceptable" me:29mbs

19 päeva tagasi
Shutkツ
Shutkツ

bruh revelaed his wifi password

19 päeva tagasi
Just a novel reading guy
Just a novel reading guy

I don't know why im here I don't understand most of his explaination All i know that it's I N T E R E S T I N G

20 päeva tagasi
Hey Fusion
Hey Fusion

Hey is it Best for xbox series x gaming? Im planning to buy this and need answer to my question please 🙂

20 päeva tagasi
DonDonGaming
DonDonGaming

PC: 8k WIFI: 480p Range: Unavailable Moral of the story: Better Wi-Fi before better PC

20 päeva tagasi
King Tenko
King Tenko

everyone: crying in 4 mgbs me: cries in 0.2 mgbs

21 päev tagasi
Stewzy
Stewzy

cmon now linus, Chilliwack aint the sticks

21 päev tagasi
Gamer 47368
Gamer 47368

Ok so I buy all that, do I need to buy a plan with like AT&T or spectrum and have it connected?

21 päev tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

Yes. Its not possible for a stand alone router to get you internet access. You still have to pay for internet service.

19 päeva tagasi
MagneticEnder
MagneticEnder

why does everyone comment about their wifi? i dont want to sound rude but does anyone truly care?

22 päeva tagasi
monthly12 34
monthly12 34

him having his worst wifi me: wow i wish i had that

22 päeva tagasi
Craig Mason
Craig Mason

What are the best WiFi extenders to buy. Where you connect back to the router through Ethernet rather than the power line. I install Ethernet in the walls. Also want the same network name so not a new network. Advice would be great !

24 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

You want a Wi-Fi access point, not an extender. A WAP is essentially a Wi-Fi antenna. You can configure it so that it has the same Wi-Fi name as the main network. I personally use a Ubiqitui UniFi AP AC LITE and it works well for my needs.

19 päeva tagasi
Matt Bickford
Matt Bickford

5:19 i live in a big friggin apartment.. hold on.. gotta see if i can take that SSID

24 päeva tagasi
Kurtis James
Kurtis James

what do u mean its not bad at 100mbps its so good i get 1kps help me plz i cry in the corner of my room bc my internet gets 1upload speed plz save me😢

25 päeva tagasi
ALI ALZAMIL
ALI ALZAMIL

I woulda made it “FBI surveillancevan” 😂

25 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

I was thinking more along the lines of "COVID test center".

19 päeva tagasi
Ritam Banik
Ritam Banik

Brother, I am in big trouble. I buy R7000P for my home. I am used DD-WRT in my other router for 8 years. And I need the R7000P build number to install DD-WRT. Please give me some helpful information. there is no build number in the router back.

26 päeva tagasi
gmmittens
gmmittens

"literally dozens" Savage Linus...Savage

26 päeva tagasi
SPECTRE OP
SPECTRE OP

6.55 see coltans hand

27 päeva tagasi
anas sassi
anas sassi

Cries in 2 to 4mbps

27 päeva tagasi
aris fazli
aris fazli

From sliding door to normal door..

28 päeva tagasi
Mason Gibboney
Mason Gibboney

Linus..... i get 3-5 download speed on my gaming pc....

28 päeva tagasi
wargaath
wargaath

Wow you get a megabyte i get kilobytes

29 päeva tagasi
James Sparrow
James Sparrow

I just bought a ASUS gaming router and it didn't do shit for the Mbps, ping or latency. I dont know if I'm missing something, or if my internet speed is hopeless when it comes to upgrading its performance. While running a test, I'm getting between 7 to 9 Mbps and around 30 ping with no devices running anything. The ping jumps to between 100 and the 180s while playing something like warzone which I guess could be do to a server issue, as my son constantly stays between 20 to 30 while playing fortnite. I would be very happy with about 70 download, 8 upload and a ping that stayed between 15 to 20 while playing fps games in multi-player. You'd think that, thats not too much to ask after spending $230, but the numbers didn't change at all other than the ping for fortnite. Unless I get it figured out and see a big jump in performance, my son is shit out of luck. Because I'm taking that shit back.

29 päeva tagasi
James Sparrow
James Sparrow

@Jose Javier Flores I was hoping that since the package I'm paying for is up to 140 mbps, the router would help me gain some of the mb that I'm not currently getting at my address. I wanted to get a jump to atleast 40 and a steady ping. Why do people hype up gaming routers? I see tech channels claiming to get a massive jump in internet speed and a good low, steady ping. What is the point of spending hundreds of dollars on somthing if it can't improve your current internet speed? Anyway, I'm going to switch providers. There is a provider that garuantees a minimum of 80 mbps.

28 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

@James Sparrow Yeah its not possible to go faster than your internet speed. You're actually getting close to what you're internet provider provides you. Not much you can do.

28 päeva tagasi
James Sparrow
James Sparrow

@Jose Javier Flores I'm paying for 140 down but my address is limited to 10. I was hoping that a router would help with that cap of 10, but I guess not.

28 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

What internet speeds are you paying for?

29 päeva tagasi
James Belmar
James Belmar

question, if you do not have cable internet available in your area, will this work? all i have available is satellite and I am hoping this is a good alternative for my family

29 päeva tagasi
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores

This won't help at all. I'm sure there's a way to connect this router to your ISP provided equipment, but it won't really give you much benefit. The main bottleneck is your satellite connection. There isn't really anything you can do about that. It's an inherent problem with satellite-based connections. You may want to look into Starlink.

29 päeva tagasi
Fade
Fade

your outside result with new wifi is about 5 times better with me with ethernet

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Zaarow
Zaarow

Linus: 100mbps is acceptable Comments: *cries in 10mbps* Me: laughs in optical fiber

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Divine Silence
Divine Silence

You mean you didn't upgrade him to a 3 tier network architecture?

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Stephen Speliades
Stephen Speliades

@linus tech tips I love these videos!! i do most of the same things you do, although i love how deep you go into cool ideas. Keep it up man!!

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Tyler
Tyler

10:55 more than* right? lol he got it right the first time?

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Daniel Berzinskas
Daniel Berzinskas

His internet inside: >300mbps and upload slower than my internet My internet inside: Up to 300mbps (my laptop limit (wifi 4 limit: 300mbps), Up to 1gbps with super speed upload

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Shrewdygaming 345_YT
Shrewdygaming 345_YT

I wish this guy could hook me up with that WiFi 😂 my WiFi is pretty bad

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Jaser time Boi
Jaser time Boi

2mbs....

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東風夜放花千樹,更吹落 星如雨
東風夜放花千樹,更吹落 星如雨

the max download speed you tested is about 330mbps but you set the QoS based on a max speed of 500mbps

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Exility Gaming
Exility Gaming

I love how he's like 100mbs is acceptable I guess and I'm over here crying with my 1.25mbs

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Pollochino Chickenese
Pollochino Chickenese

If you guys actually had internet that shitty, you wouldn’t be watching youtube videos.

26 päeva tagasi
LameShadow
LameShadow

For me 1mbs is rich life i have like 200-345kbs:(

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Change One Thing
Change One Thing

Hey Colton lives in Chilliwack BC? I know those mountains because i see them out my window everyday!

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Abbas세훈
Abbas세훈

Netflix saves marriages?😂

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Gator Nomad
Gator Nomad

so what can you you do with dsl,lol

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Zygeon Plays
Zygeon Plays

i used to get 700kbps and that ran games fine. im now on around 50 mbps which is more than enough.

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advitiya paranjape
advitiya paranjape

how to get a gaming pc? work at linus and make sure u have worst setup...free upgrades mhmmmmmm

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ChaswellQuint
ChaswellQuint

Colton should be in more videos. Fight me.

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dude
dude

I had 300mbps but reset router and now can't get more than 30 or 40 I need help

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SpecEX1
SpecEX1

330Mbps thats so damn quick i get 1Mbps

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Fox Dye
Fox Dye

I bet now is reversing boosting in bot Lobby and walls hack's let me get my Boy Tommy 😂

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minorihana
minorihana

0:48 *"Twtich"*

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Pluuton
Pluuton

And im sitting on my toilet with 368 down and 450 up, life is goood

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five21
five21

Dozens of people. :D

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hrithik 47
hrithik 47

and here I flex on my 11mbps

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Sherry Cox
Sherry Cox

Here's a list that helped me out. "whinyl.com/rtrs-guide/ In the end, I went with #7. 3:50

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Billy West
Billy West

Laughs in Ubiquiti.

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ehmc130
ehmc130

@Billy West I have a USG and three AP's. All the flexibly I have now to manage my network is awesome. The ability Ubiquity gives you to quickly manage, DHCP, VLAN's, wireless networks, Firewall rules, clients, and much more is terrific. The only thing I'm missing is a Unifi switch. My managed PoE switch was about half the price of the Ubiquity equivalent but when it eventually dies you know where I'm going for a replacement.

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Billy West
Billy West

@ehmc130 Yep, exactly. They brought industrial quality down to the residential level, and it's fantastic. I can wirelessly stream 4K all over my house.

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ehmc130
ehmc130

Seriously though, I had a Netgear Nighthawk and it stopped receiving security updates after 1 year of ownership. IIRC there was some type of bug that caused it to fail to update and Netgear never issued a fix for it. Thankfully I bought it at Costco so I was able to return it for a full refund. Most of my network is Ubiquity now and I couldn't be happier with the setup. Having every device under a single controller makes things a million times easier to manage.

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Nicmaccg165 Greece
Nicmaccg165 Greece

bro in my house in Greece we have 15 Mbps

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spaghettigotnochill
spaghettigotnochill

Me who got 100mb connection in 2020....JUST LAUGHING HARD

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Justin Bustamante
Justin Bustamante

Bruh you guys getting megabits

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Scypheroth
Scypheroth

if had nothing but bad luck with netgear routers....constant internet drops. including this very same router

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Tom Bombadil
Tom Bombadil

Running 20Mbps above average for my area... "100Mbps is acceptable" and he wanders why people hate him sometimes.

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Ermiya 420
Ermiya 420

100Mbps is more than the best speed in australia I wanna move to canada

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It’s me Alex the me
It’s me Alex the me

I get 17 downloads mbps and .89 upload mbps i have CenturyLink high speed internet which is 100 a month

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NSA
NSA

"its acceptable" ?????? 100 mbps is insane

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BlueTnek321
BlueTnek321

It’s only like 10MB per second, 100mbps is mega bits not bytes.

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DanderJohn
DanderJohn

Live and work tech, move to the wack. Not the brightest idea ever. I low key love Colton, but he's just lucky he's got a pretty face!

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Bernice Gardner
Bernice Gardner

The fuzzy lycra weekly hover because steam prospectively switch inside a paltry date. vengeful, various east

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Hazim Qassim
Hazim Qassim

Im from the country with the worst network in the world Iraq We still have 3g network and its 1 mb fast 😆 🤣 😂

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Alpher Dark
Alpher Dark

I‘d use the GO (i don’t know if I wrote it correctly) to play on the servers 500km or closer so I know I can take my rage out on the people who killed me in Fortnite😂

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Moto Nugget
Moto Nugget

That router is dope af, need to pick one up!

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Moto Nugget
Moto Nugget

Its likely the coxial cable connections out to the cable plant that is fucking him. Need to get ya a JDSU meter and check those connections for SNR issues.

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ORIGINAL S
ORIGINAL S

i have a 1gig connection. cries with 100mbps network hub

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mkatalin09
mkatalin09

still the upload is so freaking slow! i have 300 on dl and 160 on upl, via cable connection that is but i have to admit that getting 300 on wifi is huge,thats a very good device

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Hillbilly Homeboy
Hillbilly Homeboy

I have 4mbs. All I can get is personal hotspot. I live 2 miles from town. One rock bluff keeping me from 500mbs.

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Victor Sladkowski
Victor Sladkowski

I decided to go with the XR300 Nighthawk after this video about a year ago. Since then, have had to replace one unit with customer support and have continuously been on customer support since then and just can’t seem to get it to consistently give me the speeds I need. Currently paying for a gigabit of internet. I’m getting 800-900 consistently via a wired connection but never more than 50mbps via wifi. I live in a 800 square foot apartment and I can’t even consistently FaceTime a family member 20 feet from this router. Netgear customer support hasn’t been able to figure out anything and I’ve just about given up on this router. My old Apple AirPort Extreme from waaay back gave me higher speeds than this thing.

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GAMERKID
GAMERKID

BRO MY NETWORK SPEED IS 700KB

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BlueTnek321
BlueTnek321

Nice

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HeyOmar
HeyOmar

Leave it to Linus to not show the speed test after the range extender

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HeyOmar
HeyOmar

Yes Linus.... a lot of people do live in apartments 🤦🏽

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AW
AW

netgear is a scam dont buy into it people linus doesnt talk about this at all.

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Pec
Pec

330 IS ACCEPTABLE I GET 20Mbp/s ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Jim Holmes
Jim Holmes

Netgear...the worst purchase ever made. When you call for support they try to up-sale you, claiming your network is not secure...the product did not work and the vendor they sold the unit from will not honor returns...do not waste your money!

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AW
AW

exactly my problem. Not suprising that this video is sponsored. Literally just so they can milk you of money

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Cole McKinnon
Cole McKinnon

XR500 is a solid router for anyone looking. No need to waste money on XR1000, ASUS ROG, or a TP-Link... unless you got dough like that!

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Ben Baker
Ben Baker

As an internet tec the router is very little in your band width. It is actually what you pay for. Your router is just basicly used as an area of where you get wifi. Also netgear is very known for having the internet port going out. So in 2 years your $300 router is usless

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Man2HandLove
Man2HandLove

This video is for enthusiasts like me. If you want a cheaper solution that will still upgrade your stupid xfi gateway to a better setup, then try the netgear nighthawk ac1900 (c7000v2) modem/router combo, paired with the netgear ac1900 mesh extender. I also recommend turning on their fast lane technology on the extender to commit to one band for maximum performance. The extender should be relatively in the middle between your router and your device. Always run speed tests for the best setup.

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buckseyboy
buckseyboy

Hi , I’m confused is this a WiFi extender or a router??? Because I’m Looking for a top of the range WiFi extender, please help!

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BlueTnek321
BlueTnek321

It can technically be both

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Järgmine

I REPLACED my $1000 Wifi....

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I REPLACED my $1000 Wifi....

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