Networking Stories May 15

Cover 4,000 square feet w/ Tenda’s Mesh Wi-Fi System for $90 (Reg. $110)

Amazon is offering the Tenda Nova Whole Home Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System (MW6) for $89.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the typical rate and is a price that’s only been beaten once before. This two-node combo offers coverage that can span up to 4,000 square feet. That’s enough to blanket most homes with enough reach to cover you while outside. Tenda pairs both nodes together prior to packaging, ensuring that setup is as simple as possible for customers. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Networking Stories May 3

expiredMesh for $80? That’s right, this Tenda 3-Node Wi-Fi System is on sale at Amazon (Reg. $95+), more

Amazon is offering the Tenda Nova 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi System (MW3) for $79.99 shipped. That’s around $15 off the typical rate there and is one of the lowest prices we have tracked. With support for 1,500 square feet per node, this set provides ample coverage for most homes. Downloading the Tenda Wi-Fi app to your smartphone allows you to easily manage your SSID and even set up parental controls. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 70% of reviewers.

Networking Stories May 2

expiredFor $89, you can upgrade to mesh w/ Tenda’s Nova 802.11ac Wi-Fi System (All-time low), more

Amazon is offering the Tenda Nova 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi System (MW5) for $88.98 shipped. That’s around $25 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $6. With support for up to 60 devices and 1,250 square feet of coverage per node, this system can blanket most home sizes with a strong Wi-Fi connection. Built-in parental controls allow admins to monitor and manage usage. I upgraded to mesh about two years ago and love having a speedy connection wherever I am in my home. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Networking Stories April 18

expiredFor $80, Tenda’s Nova Mesh Wi-Fi System will cover 4,000 square feet (All-time low), more

Amazon is offering the Tenda Nova Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System (MW6 2-pack) for $79.99 shipped. That’s $20+ off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $10. I switched to mesh about two years ago and since then I’ve never looked back. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi repeaters, this system’s nodes use the 802.11S mesh protocol to emit top tier speeds throughout your space. Rated 4/5 stars.

Networking Stories April 2

expiredFor $80, you can boost Wi-Fi coverage w/ two of Tenda’s Nova 802.11ac Mesh Routers (20% off)

Amazon is offering a 2-pack of Tenda Nova 802.11ac Mesh Routers (MW6) for $79.99 shipped when coupon code 20OFFMW6 has been applied during checkout. That’s $20 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. Just yesterday I called out how much I love having mesh Wi-Fi in my home. This two-pack is able to span up to 4,000 square feet, yielding plenty of coverage for most homes. You’ll be able to manage parental controls, passwords, and more using the free Tenda app, making changes just a couple of taps away. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

expiredOrganize your network w/ a TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch: $18 shipped (30% off), more

B&H is offering the TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (TL-SG108) for $17.99 shipped when the on-page coupon has been clipped. Note: currently backordered 1-2 weeks. That’s nearly 30% off the current rate found at Amazon and is one of the best prices we’ve tracked. Many of the mesh networks currently available today only offer one or two Ethernet ports. In addition to giving you eight ports to work with, this switch also packs features like QoS and a fan-less design with support for wall mounting. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Networking Stories April 1

Now that we are living in a time when large companies are working on automation which predicts what users want to do next, we can all probably agree that there are less instances where tech simply works as expected.

Out of all the tech that I’ve been accumulating over the last few years, mesh Wi-Fi is definitely one of the few that just works. For this reason I always recommend it to friends and family, but high costs generally keep them from pulling the trigger. With the announcement of the TP-Link Deco M4 Whole Home Wi-Fi System, high prices are certainly becoming less of a concern. expand full story

expiredTP-Link’s 802.11ac OnHub Router uses the Google Wifi app and supports mesh: $65 (35% off)

NeweggFlash is offering the TP-Link OnHub 802.11ac Google Wi-Fi Router for $64.99 shipped when coupon code NEFPBK23 has been applied during checkout. That’s $35 off the going rate from Amazon direct and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. Before Google Wi-Fi, the company teamed up with well-known router manufacturers to make OnHub routers. This option from TP-Link is managed them via the Google WiFi app, which I use and can vouch for as having a plethora of features and customization options. Perhaps the best feature of this router is that you can always add more to build your own mesh network. Rated 4+ stars from 75% of reviewers.

Networking Stories March 29

expiredA mere $47 will score you TP-Link’s Archer A7 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi Router (Reg. up to $65)

Amazon is offering the TP-Link Archer A7 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi Router for $46.99 shipped when the on-page coupon has been clipped. That’s up to $18 off what it has been fetching at Amazon recently and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. This budget-friendly router offers wireless throughput up to 1,750Mb/s, providing ample speed for most homes. Three external antennas provide a range that can accommodate small homes with ease. It can be managed using the TP-Link Tether app, eliminating the need to manage Wi-Fi via a clumsy web interface. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Networking Stories March 14

expiredGoogle’s 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi bids weak signals adieu: 3-pack for $219 (Reg. $259)

Beach Camera via Rakuten is offering the Google 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi (3-pack) for $219 shipped when coupon code HOME20 has been applied during checkout. Note: You will need to be logged in to a free Rakuten account to use this code. That’s $40 off the going rate found at retailers like Amazon and one of the best prices we’ve tracked in months. Until recently, I’ve been all-in on Eero. For some reason when I added a plethora of smart home devices Wi-Fi dropouts started occurring. After tons of troubleshooting I finally gave Google Wi-Fi a shot. Since making the switch my Wi-Fi has been working like a champ and coverage is just as solid as before. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Networking Stories February 4

expiredEliminate coverage issues w/ a 3-pack of Google Wi-Fi for $220 ($30 off), more from $17

Altatac via Rakuten is offering the Google Wi-Fi (3-pack) for $220.15 shipped when coupon code SAVE15 has been applied during checkout. Note: You will need to be logged in to a free Rakuten account to use this code. That’s about $30 off the going rate found at retailers like Amazon and is the best price we can find right now. Each of Google’s Wi-Fi mesh routers is made to cover 1,500 square feet, meaning that three of these will blanket most homes without a problem. The nice part about going with mesh is that you can always pick up another router and extend coverage further. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Networking Stories February 1

expiredAt a new low of $75, it’s time to add mesh to your home w/ Tenda’s Nova 802.11ac Wi-Fi System

Today only, Newegg is offering the 3-pack of Tenda Nova 802.11ac Mesh Routers (MW3) for $74.99 shipped. That’s $20+ off typical rate, an $11 savings compared to the sale price at Amazon and beats the lowest rate we have tracked by $1. Using the Tenda app, you’ll be able to easily set up, monitor, and manage your Wi-Fi network. Built-in parental controls allow you to tweak and oversee Internet access in your home. Rated 4+ stars from over 70% of reviewers.

Networking Stories January 16

expiredThe Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD 802.11ac Router offers mesh Wi-Fi in a gorgeous package for $120

GameStop is offering the Ubiquiti AmpliFi HD Mesh 802.11.ac Wi-Fi Router for $119.99 shipped. That’s about $20 under what you’d pay at Amazon and the best price we can find right now. Ubiquiti’s take on how a Wi-Fi router should look is something that many of its competitors can learn from. Especially since these are supposed to be shamelessly positioned throughout your home for the best coverage possible. With an appearance like this, I’d happily put it on a countertop or night stand. While Ubiquiti claims that a single router can cover up to 6,000 square feet, you can always pick up more later on if you find a dead spot here or there. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Networking Stories January 10

expiredCommit to mesh in 2019 w/ a 3-pack of TP-Link Deco Wi-Fi Routers for $100 (Refurb, Orig. $300)

Today only, as part of its Deal Zone, B&H is offering the 3-Pack of TP-Link Deco M5 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for $99.95 shipped. That’s around $70 off what retailers like Amazon are charging and is the lowest price we have tracked by $25. Deco is easy to set up, and offers virus and malware protection, parental controls, automatic updates, and more. I have a mesh network in my home and love having solid speeds wherever I go. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Networking Stories December 10, 2018

TP-Link unveiled two new Wi-Fi routers today that take on the latest 802.11ax wireless standard. The new models are referred to as Archer AX6000 and AX11000. The AX6000 focuses on supporting more devices simultaneously while the AX11000 offers the fastest connection speeds. This means that you should have a general idea of which type of performance you are looking for before handing over your hard earned cash.

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Networking Stories April 28, 2016

Amazon is discounting a number of networking-related products this morning. There plenty of deals available that make for solid networking upgrades. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

Our top pick is the D-Link AC750 802.11ac Wireless Router (model DIR-813) for $24.95 Prime shipped. That’s good for 50% off the original listing, down $5 from the regular going rate and the best available. Rarely do we see a 802.11ac router available at this price. It features a dual-band radio system, four ethernet ports, and three “high-performance” antennas. Rated 3.4/5 stars by 174 Amazon customers.

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Next up, you can grab the NETGEAR PowerLINE AV2 1000Mbps Kit with 802.11ac Wi-Fi Extender for $79.99 shipped. For comparison, this kit regularly retails for $100 and today’s price is a match for the lowest Amazon has sold it for. It’s also the best offer available by 20%. This is Amazon’s best-selling Powerline Kit with a collective 4/5 star rating. If you have a location in your home that needs a network boost, this is a perfect solution. It has AV2 support with 1000Mbps speeds, gigabit ethernet, and 802.11ac connectivity.

If you don’t need the wireless connectivity aspect, grab this discounted TP-Link AV500 kit for $34.99 Prime shipped.

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Networking Stories April 21, 2016

expiredSave $10/month by owning your cable modem: NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 $47 Prime shipped (Reg. $60), more

Amazon offers the NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (model CM400-1AZNAS) for $46.99 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is a savings $23 off the original list price, down $14 from the regular going rate and a match for the lowest that Amazon has sold it for, which was a brief Lightning deal. 

Save roughly $120 per year by owning your cable modem (more info here). If you haven’t made the jump yet, today is an excellent opportunity. With DOCSIS 3.0 speeds and support for major ISPs like XFINITY, Time Warner, and more, you’ll be in good shape with this deal. Note: we do recommend confirming with your provider first. Additional features include 340Mbps download speeds and a gigabit ethernet port. Over 280 Amazon customers have rated this modem 4.3/5 stars.

If you’re in need of a complete network makeover, this modem is available in a larger bundle with NETGEAR’s N750 Dual-Band 802.11n wireless router for $119.96 shipped ($130 value).

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Networking Stories November 19, 2015

expiredNetworking: TP-LINK Archer C5 802.11ac Router + Wi-Fi Extender $105 shipped ($135 value), more

Chances are, this holiday season you’ll be adding a few devices from our list of can’t miss deals next week. Whether it’s a HDTV, iPad, streaming media player or gaming console, your network is going to be under some increased stress. We’ve spotted a few deals today that can help upgrade your setup and save some money along the way.

Amazon offers the TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dual-Band 802.11AC Wireless Router + RE200 AC750 Wireless Dual-Band Range Extender for $104.99 shipped. This is a $135 value as the Archer C5 regularly goes for $85 while the RE200 retails at $50. Today’s deal represents an effective low on each model.

The TP-Link Archer C5 features 802.11ac wireless speeds, dual-band 2.4/5GHz networks, two USB ports for printers or file sharing and four gigabit ethernet ports. Over 600 Amazon customers have rated this router a collective 4.2/5 stars. This bundle also includes TP-Link’s RE200 Range Extender, which is perfect for pushing your signal further and covering dead zones in your home. It also has 802.11ac speeds and dual-band connectivity. Additionally, it has an ethernet port which is handy for adding a solid connection to a home theater setup. Rated 3.9/5 stars

Next up, Best Buy offers the Linksys RE3000W 802.11n Wireless Range Extender for $29.99 shipped. This extender originally retailed for $60, although it can typically be found for around $45. Today’s deal is $18 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find. Features include 802.11n wireless connectivity, a built-in ethernet port and one button WPS security. Rated 3.7/5 stars by 620+ Amazon customers.

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