Routers: ZyXEL pocket-sized $15 Prime shipped (orig. $40), TRENDnet wireless AC $24 shipped (orig. $60), more

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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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Netgear Centria N900 Dual-Band Gigabit wireless router w/ 3.5-inch storage bay $70 shipped (Reg. $250)

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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Netgear N300 WiFi Gigabit Router $40 shipped (Reg. $90)

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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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Netgear Centria WNDR4700 Wireless Router/NAS $80 shipped (Reg. $200)

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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Western Digital My Net N750 Dual-Band wireless router w/ dual USB, quad Gig Ethernet and QoS: $30 shipped (Reg. $90)

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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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Western Digital My Net N750 HD Dual-Band Router w/ USB connectivity $30 shipped (Reg. $90)

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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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Cisco Linksys E1200 Advanced Wireless-N router refurb: $29 shipped (Reg. $50)

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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802.11ac Router Deals: $100 WD My Net Dual Band, $80 D-Link Wireless Dual Band, more

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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Netgear N300 Wireless Router with Detachable Antennas $15 Shipped

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Amazon is offering the Netgear N300 Wireless Router with Detachable Antennas model no. WNR1500 for only $15 with free shipping.  That’s the lowest new Netgear 802.11n wireless router we’ve seen and the lowest total price we could find for this model by $13. It features dual detachable antennas, up to 300Mbps throughput, four Ethernet ports, and more. Rebate ends June 30. To get this deal:

  1. View the Netgear N300 802.11n Wireless Router for $35
  2. click the “Clip this coupon” button under the price; item falls to $25 during checkout
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D-Link launches four next generation 11AC WiFi routers w/ remote network management app, starting at $80

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D-Link announced the immediate availability of four new 11AC wireless routers, starting at just $80.  The next generation wireless technology, 11AC delivers more coverage and up to 3 times the speed of the current wireless standard “N.” The proliferation of mobile devices and streaming content has necessitated the move towards AC wireless as a faster, more reliable wireless connection for home and businesses users.AC_3X_N_speed

The new D-Link wireless router lineup consists of the AC750 (DIR-810L), AC1000 (DIR-820L), AC1200 (DIR-860L) and AC1750 (DIR-868L), ranging from $80 up to $170. These cloud routers offer remote network management via the free D-Link Lite iOS app, which “enables users to see what websites are being visited, block unwanted connections, and set up automatic email alerts when unauthorized connections are made.”  The top of the line AC1750 and AC1200 feature four ultra fast Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Even though most devices we have aren’t AC compatible yet, if you’re currently in the market for a new router it may make sense to go AC in an effort to future proof your network.

All four of these routers are now available for order from D-Link or major retailers like Amazon.
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Netgear Wireless Router AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit $160 + free shipping (Reg. $200)

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Amazon is offering a Netgear Wireless Router AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit for only $160 with free shipping.  The AC1750 is the “Industry’s first and fastest 802.11ac wireless router with speeds up to 1750 Mbps.”  If you are serious about wireless internet this is probably the router for you. It has 430 reviews yielding a 4/5 rating.
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AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11n Wi-Fi dual-band router $144 + free shipping (Reg. $180)

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Today only, Best Buy is offering an AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11n Wi-Fi dual-band router for only $144 with free shipping.  This base station retails for $180 and rarely goes on sale.

Please note:  We believe the product name for this item to be mislabeled as “refurbished.”  The product model and SKU are specifically for a brand new unit and the product description shows a full manufacturer warranty.  If indeed this was refurbished the “model” would begin with RF, the SKU would be different, the product description would state refurbished, and the spec would list “none” for warranty.  For these reasons we believe this to be a brand new unit.

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