802.11ac routers Stories February 18, 2014

Update: Newegg also has the TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router for $80 shipped (Reg. $140) using code EMCYTZT5747. 

Having a top-notch wireless router is key to building an ultra-fast network. 5th generation 802.11ac WiFi is three times faster than 802.11n, which makes streaming HD media, sharing files between devices, and backing up your computers to a NAS an absolute breeze.

Newegg is currently offering the Netgear AC1750 Dual-Band WiFi Gigabit Router (R6300 v2) bundled with a free Netgear CMD31T cable modem for $160 shipped when you enter promo code EMCPHWB67 at check-out. $160 is about the everyday street price for the router, but the modem typically sells for $70. You get both for just $160. Deal ends 2/24, limit 1 per customer.

  • AC1750 WiFi 450 + 1300 Mbps speeds
  • 800Mhz Dual Core Processor
  • 256MB RAM and 128MB Flash
  • USB2.0 and USB3.0 ports
  • Beamforming+ for more reliable connections
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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802.11ac routers Stories January 15, 2014

expiredApple Time Capsule AC wireless router/backup device (newest version): 2TB $250/3TB $350, AP Extreme $165

The official Newegg eBay storefront is offering a new 2TB Apple Time Capsule for $249.99 with free shipping. That’s $49 below retail and the best price we’ve seen by $29. It features a completely new design, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and 2TB of storage for a seamless backup solution for any Mac or even a PC. The 3TB model is also currently $50 off. Limit 1 per customer. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you just need a new wireless router you can get an open-box Apple AirPort Extreme for $164.99 shipped, compare at Amazon’s current asking price of $185. Also rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

802.11ac routers Stories November 13, 2013

Amazon is offering a current generation Apple Time Capsule 3TB for $359.64 with free shipping. That is a savings of $40 off the retail price of $399 and the best price to date. It features a completely new design, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and 3TB of storage for a seamless backup solution for any Mac or even a PC. Also available at B&H. 2TB version is $289.

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802.11ac routers Stories November 4, 2013

expiredNetgear AC1750 R6300 dual-band gigabit router (Refurb.) $115 shipped (Reg. $200 new)

As their deal of the day, Deal Fisher has a refurbished Netgear AC1750 R6300 dual-band gigabit router for $114.99 with free shipping. That’s $85 below retail and $70 under Amazon’s current asking price for new condition. It features simultaneous dual-band wireless, USB access for printers/hard drives, and next generation AC WiFi perfect for your new Mac. It gets superb reviews and is widely considered one of the fastest wireless routers on the market. Includes a 90-day warranty.

It is likely that this price drop is in response to the newly released R6300 v2 model with 3x faster access and more reliable streaming.

802.11ac routers Stories September 12, 2013

Update: Even better, choose J&R as the seller on Amazon and get the Time Capsule for $279 shipped.

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Amazon is offering a current generation Apple Time Capsule 2TB for $284 with free shipping. That is a savings of $15 off the retail price of $299. Today’s deal is the first real price drop (Over $5) that we have seen on the new Time Capsule since its release in June alongside the new ac-compatible MacBook Air lineup. We do not expect this special pricing to last long.

It features a completely new design, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and 2TB of storage for a seamless backup solution for any Mac or even a PC.

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802.11ac routers Stories July 16, 2013

We 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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