Wireless Router ▪ August 12

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The AirPort Express is by far the best wireless router for anyone in the Apple ecosystem and is a great choice for nearly everyone else as well. It’s definitely priced higher than similarly spec’d wireless N routers, but this is a case where paying “Apple tax” is worth it.

Amazon has it on sale for $79 with free shipping, which is $20 below its regular price.

Use it to setup a wireless network from the easy-to-use AirPort iOS app, print wirelessly, or AirPlay music to wired speakers. I’ve had one for years now and can’t remember the last time I had to reboot it. I know this phrase is overused, but it really does “just work,” which can’t be said for many of the headache-inducing budget routers out there.

If you don’t mind going refurbished, Apple sells an AirPort Express for $65 shipped and has the best deals for AirPort Extreme ($129) and Time Capsules (from $199).

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Right after Apple’s Spring Forward event we saw fresh price drops across its refurbished online store. The discounts included AirPort Express/Extreme, 2TB Time Capsule, and tons of Macs.

Now, Apple has reduced the refurbished 3 TB Time Capsule down to $299 with free shipping. It typically sells for $399 new and the previous refurbished price was $339. It acts as a full-featured 802.11ac wireless router and packs a built-in 3TB drive with wireless connectivity so you can effortlessly backup all of your devices.

Apple Certified Refurbished Products:
– Quality products/great prices
– Stringent refurbishment process prior to sale
– Covered by Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty
– AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased
– Supplies are limited
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Wireless Router ▪ January 26

apple-time-capsule-AC-wirelessAmazon offers Apple’s baddest AirPort Time Capsule, the 3TB version, for just $349 shipped. That’s $50 below retail (or 13%) and the best deal we’ve seen. Apple’s high-end networking solutions aren’t discounted too often, so if you’ve been eyeing one now would be the time to strike. As a further pricing comparison, Apple sells a refurbished model for only $10 less. B&H and BuyDig are also currently running the same deal.

Apple’s Time Capsule is a jack of all trades. It acts as a 802.11ac wireless router, wireless backup solution, and can share USB peripherals like an external hard drive or printer. The 2TB is also on sale for $277.99 (Reg. $299).

Throw a 5TB Seagate USB 3 Hard Drive in your cart for $139.99 and you’ll have a total of 8TB of backup and server space or at least another 5TB backup.
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Wireless Router ▪ December 17, 2014

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If you are looking to extend your wireless network to any part of your home including powered outstructures like barns, stables, pools, guesthouses, gates or even just easily improving your signal strength in your home far from your current router, we have a quick, easy and inexpensive solution:

Combining the TP-LINK  Nano Powerline Adapter Kit for $19.99 shipped (which we mentioned a few days ago) with the TP-Link Wireless N150 Portable Router: $14.99 shipped gives you up to 200Mbps of data speeds from your current router channelled through up to 300 meters of household/yard wiring to another outlet where you can connect to this Portable 150Mbps Wireless router.

Both of these are at lowest ever prices and get great (4.3+/5 star) reviews at Amazon.

 

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Wireless Router ▪ December 13, 2014

Wireless Router ▪ September 25, 2014

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Update (9/26 8:40am): Newegg has the NETGEAR R6200-100PAS V1 Dual Band AC 1200 Gigabit Wireless Router for $129.99. Coupon code EMCPAHD44 drops it to $59.99 shipped (orig. $205). Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars.

Amazon offers the ZyXEL 3-in-1 wireless N (up to 150Mbps) pocket router (MWR102) for $14.99 Prime shipped. Non-Prime members will have to pad their orders to $35 or more to receive free shipping. Today’s price is 63% below list and the best deal we’ve ever seen. At just about the size of a credit card, it’s perfect for slipping in your briefcase or shirt pocket to quickly setup a wireless network while traveling. It can act as a router, access point, and client bridge. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from 350 Amazon reviewers.

Also available, Tiger Direct has the Netis portable router (WF2416) for $9.99 + variable shipping costs (orig. $40).

Looking for a wireless LTE hotspot? Check out Karma’s new pay-as-you-go solution.

trendnet-TEW-810DR-routerNext, Newegg has the TRENDnet AC750 Dual-Band Wireless Router (model TEW-810DR) for $47.99. Coupon code EMCPAHE55 drops it down to $23.99 with free shipping. That’s 60% below list, $14 better than Amazon, and the best deal we have ever seen. It features 802.11ac wireless access (5GHz up to 433Mbps), four 10/100Mbps LAN ports, and WPS.
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Wireless Router ▪ September 16, 2014

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Wireless Router ▪ April 28, 2014

wndr4700Update: Newegg is now offering the Netgear N900 Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $10 less at $59.99 shipped with code EMCPEPW77.

Amazon offers the Netgear Centria N900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $69.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $180 off the original MSRP, about 30% below its typical street price, and the best deal we have ever seen. It has a robust feature-set including a 3.5-inch hard drive bay for easy storage expansion, iOS/Android apps to download and play media from any internet connection, USB 3.0, and a handy SD card backup tool. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers.

9to5Mac reviewed it and concluded that it’s a probably a better purchase for most people than Apple’s pricey Time Capsule:

The Netgear Centria is a nice midrange wireless router/network attached-server option for Mac users and people in a mixed Mac/PC environment. The printing and setup complexity is easily outweighed by its much broader feature set. Things like faster USB 3 connections, SD Card access, easy hard drive upgrades, iOS app/printing, DLNA and Windows compatibility push it over the Time Capsule.

We recommend the Western Digital Red hard drives for all NAS setups.

Please note this router’s built-in software cannot properly format drives greater than 2TB. To use a larger drive you must format it before installing it in this router.
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Wireless Router ▪ April 17, 2014

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Wireless Router ▪ March 31, 2014

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Amazon offers the Netgear N300 WiFi Gigabit Router (model WNR3500L) for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below retail, $10 less than its average selling price, and the best deal we have ever seen. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars. It features:

  • Wireless N300 – Faster downloads and online gaming with speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • WiFi Range – greater wireless range with few devices
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
  • 802.11n certified technology with Gigabit Ports for faster wired and wireless performance

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Wireless Router ▪ March 24, 2014

Wireless Router ▪ February 6, 2014

wndr4700Newegg is offering the Netgear Centria WNDR4700 Wireless Router/NAS for $79.99 with free shipping when you enter coupon code EMCPHPD94 at checkout. That’s $120 below list, and $20 better than Amazon’s current price tag. It has a robust feature-set including a 3.5″ hard drive bay for easy storage expansion, iOS/Android apps to download and play media from any internet connection, USB 3.0, and a handy SD card backup tool.

9to5Mac reviewed it and concluded that it’s a probably a better purchase for most people than Apple’s pricey Time Capsule:

The Netgear Centria is a nice midrange wireless router/network attached-server option for Mac users and people in a mixed Mac/PC environment. The printing and setup complexity is easily outweighed by its much broader feature set. Things like faster USB 3 connections, SD Card access, easy hard drive upgrades, iOS app/printing, DLNA and Windows compatibility push it over the Time Capsule.

Please note this router’s built-in software cannot properly format drives greater than 2TB. To use a larger drive you must format it before installing it in this router. We recommend Western Digital Red drives for peak performance/stability in any NAS system.
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Wireless Router ▪ January 22, 2014

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Staples again has the Western Digital My Net N750 HD Dual-Band Router for $30 with free shipping. That is a total savings of 66% off retail and nearly 50% below Amazon’s current price. The N750 features dual 2.4 and 5GHz bands for optimal device support and speeds.

Exclusive FasTrack technology allows this router to prioritize streaming media so Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and similar services play without a hiccup. Features include four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired network access and two USB ports making it easy to add external hard drives, printers or other peripherals to your network.

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Wireless Router ▪ January 9, 2014

Wireless Router ▪ August 14, 2013

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Staples has the Western Digital My Net N750 HD Dual-Band Router for $30 with free shipping. That is a total savings of 66% off retail and nearly 50% below Amazon’s current price. The N750 features dual 2.4 and 5GHz bands for optimal device support and speeds.

Exclusive FasTrack technology allows this router to prioritize streaming media so Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and similar services play without a hiccup. Features include four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired network access and two USB ports making it easy to add external hard drives, printers or other peripherals to your network. Deal is scheduled to end 8/16 or when supplies are exhausted. Amazon reviewers rate it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Wireless Router ▪ July 23, 2013

Linksys E1200 Wireless Router-saleAmazon has the Cisco Linksys E1200 Advanced Wireless-N router refurb for $29 with free shipping. This manufacturer refurb is $20 off Amazon’s new price and the best factory refurb price we can find from a trusted retailer. The E1200 features up to 300Mbps transfer speeds and customizable security options including WPA/WPA2 Personal and SPI firewall protection. More details below.

Cisco Factory Refurb Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router: $29 (Reg. $50 new)

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Wireless Router ▪ July 16, 2013

WDBWNJ0000NBL-HESN-WD-802.11acWe have some solid deals on 802.11ac routers today. Newegg has the Western Digital My Net AC1300 HD Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Router for $100 shipped with coupon code “EMCXNWP65”. This WD 802.11ac is $65 off the regular listing and $60 less than the next best price.

“The My Net AC1300 features 802.11n on 2.4 GHz band and 802.11ac on 5 GHz band…Stream your movies, shows, games, videos and music to all the laptops, tablets and smartphones anywhere in your home…”

Newegg is also offering the D-Link 802.11ac Wireless Dual Band Router for just $79.99 shipped with coupon code “EMCXNWP234”. This is $20 off the regular price, $10 off the next best price and matches the best price we have seen on an 802.11ac router. Lastly is the  D-Link 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router, which you can pick up for $18 shipped from Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping. This is as much as $22 off and $7 cheaper than the current next best price. To help you make a more informed buying decision, here’s a great report from Tekrevue outlining the differences and strengths/weaknesses of some of the top AC routers.

  • Western Digital My Net AC1300 Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Router: $100 (Reg. $165)ampedwireless-ac-router
  • D-Link 802.11ac Wireless Dual Band Router: $79.99 (Reg. $100)
  • D-Link 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Router: $20 (Reg. $90)

Also, last week we noted that Amped Wireless began accepting preorders for the first long-range 802.11ac router, but now they’re bringing more AC goodness to our networks by launching a 500mW High Power Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter. The ACA1 will be released only July 25th, preorders are available now at Amazon for $85 (15% below MSRP).

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