dealsnetgear n600 wireless dual band gigabit router…

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This isn't a big sale off the normal sale prices you can get at amazon or best buy. A discount for sure but not unheard of for local big box with likely a better return policy.

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True, walmart carries these in store all day long for 99.99. For 79.99 you can get the router without the gig and without the usb share port.

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ewwww Netgear, only worse brand is Belkin

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@katanaryda: I got my Netgear (very similar to this model if not the same) as a refurb at least a year ago and it has been awesome. I probably have 15 devices connected at any given time. I never have to restart it or anything. A solid performer. My last router was a Belkin and it wasn't so great.

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@katanaryda: I've never had a Belkin device but I've had 2 D-Link that were dead right out of the box. A couple of years later I gave them another try. That router lasted about 45 days then failed.

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I bought the Netgear N600, it is not reliable, the 5g drops for our ipad mini all the time. It is worth spending the extra bucks for a cisco or linksys. I have come to hate the blue lights. When MS or Apple are running updates I am cold booting the router several times a day.

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When I purchased my refurb WNDR3700v1, I immediately took it with me on a week-long vacation. Thanks to DD-WRT, I was able to set up multiple wireless SSIDs and it handled all of the traffic flawlessly.

Since returning from that vacation, this unit has been my primary router for nearly a year now in a wired-only mode. I've had no problems supporting the 15+ devices I have. I let secondary devices serve as wireless access points. This unit just isn't ideally located for handling wireless traffic, so I just turn that functionality off. I'd gladly pick up a second unit (say, for $50 or so), to run as a bridge and wireless access point (but only with DD-WRT).