Save 23% on TP-Link’s Deco XE75 Pro Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System at second-best price of $270

Amazon is currently offering the latest TP-Link Deco XE75 Pro Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System 2-pack for $269.99 shipped. More recently going for $350, this 23% discount, or solid $80 price drop marks a new second-best price we’ve seen for this pack. It has briefly dropped $15 lower once before today’s deal. Wi-Fi 6E is the latest standard to reach the consumer space with the 6GHz frequency and this tri-band system takes full advantage. Covering up to 5,500-square feet, setup is handled with the Deco app that will then allow for simple management over the network with Alexa integration to boot. As an upgrade over the existing XE75 system, you now have access to 2.5GbE for even faster data transfers and Wi-Fi. Be sure to check out our launch coverage to learn more and keep reading below.

ASUS’ regularly $200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router falls $35 to new low of $165

Amazon is now offering the ASUS AX5700 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router for $164.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon. Normally going for $200, this 18% discount marks a new all-time low price for this router. This dual-band router utilizes the Wi-Fi 6 standard to bring higher throughput with the AX5700 seeing speeds upwards of 5,700Mb/s across the 5 and 2.4GHz bands, and lower latency to wireless devices. One benefit of this router is the support for ASUS’ AiMesh system that allows compatible routers to form a mesh network through your home for even better coverage. This comes in alongside a mobile game mode which minimizes lag and latency with just a tap in the ASUS Router app. In terms of wired connections, you’ll have access to four Gigabit Ethernet ports for connecting devices like desktops and TVs with one port being dedicated to gaming devices. Head below for more.

Google’s refreshed mesh WiFi system falls to new low of $120 at Amazon (Reg. $200)

Amazon now offers the refreshed Google Wifi 802.11ac Mesh System for $119.99 shipped. Typically fetching $200, you’re looking at a new all-time low at $80 off. This is undercutting our previous mention, too, saving you an extra $5 from our Black Friday mention. If your home Wi-Fi hasn’t been keeping up with recent work from home sessions or having the whole family over for the holidays last year, upgrading to Google’s refreshed home networking system is a notable way to enjoy whole-home coverage for less. Delivering 4,500-square feet of coverage, this 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi system from Google offers 1.2Gb/s speeds and integrates with the rest of your Assistant setup for easy setup and control. Alongside the ability to prioritize certain devices on your network, other notable features here include six Gigabit Ethernet ports and three nodes for providing consistent Wi-Fi throughout your home. Head below for more.

Save 22% on TP-Link’s Deco X55 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System 2-pack in return to low of $140

Amazon is currently offering the TP-Link Deco X55 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System 2-pack for $139.99 shipped. Normally going for $180, this 22% discount marks a return to the all-time low price we’ve seen for the 2-pack. This bundle has previously gone for as much as $200 but has more regularly stayed around $180. The two units that come with this whole-home kit can cover an area of up to 4,500-square feet to provide seamless Wi-Fi 6 internet connectivity. Using the TP-Link Deco app, set up is a breeze and also allows you to monitor your network status from anywhere. Use Alexa to control guest Wi-Fi as well. Each unit has three Ethernet ports, nine in total, for connecting wired devices anywhere. Those same ports can be used to create a wired backhaul for even more reliable coverage. Head below for more.

TP-Link’s regularly $100 Deco S4 Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-pack returns to low of $72 (Save 28%)

Amazon is currently offering the TP-Link Deco S4 Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-pack for $71.99 shipped. Normally going for $100, this $28 discount marks a return to the all-time low price we’ve seen. This is also only the third time we’ve seen this 2-pack at an all-time low. This AC1200 Dual-Band mesh Wi-Fi system will provide seamless coverage throughout your home with the three units that come with this system covering up to 3,800-square feet. It is designed to handle around 100 devices connected without any lag. The TP-Link Deco app allows you to quickly and easily set up the Wi-Fi system and also manage the network once it is set up. Alexa is also supported to control the Wi-Fi network too. Each Deco unit here comes with two Gigabit Ethernet ports so you can connect hardwired devices like TVs and PCs. Keep reading for more.

Save $150 on ASUS’ ROG Rapture Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band Gaming Router at new low of $350

Amazon is now offering the ASUS ROG Rapture Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6E Gaming Router for $349.99 shipped. Normally going for $500, this 30% discount, or solid $150 price drop marks a new all-time low price we’ve tracked, beating the previous low by $49. This was one of the first routers on the commercial market to support the new Wi-Fi 6E standard with its 6GHz channel that allows for even faster wireless internet. The ROG Rapture is capable of 11,000Mb/s of throughput with this new standard including up to five total LAN Ethernet ports with that fifth port being rated for 2.5GbE for either LAN or WAN from your ISP. The other four LAN ports are normal gigabit connections for connecting consoles, TVs, and other hard-wired devices. You can learn more about this ASUS router by checking out our announcement coverage. Keep reading below.

Score a last-minute holiday Wi-Fi upgrade with Google’s Nest system at $129 low (Reg. $299)

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Amazon is now offering the Google Nest Wifi 2-Node Mesh System for $129 shipped. Normally fetching $299, you’re looking at a new all-time low at $170 off. This is well below our previous mention of $175 from earlier in the fall, too. Google’s Nest Wifi system provides up to 4,400-square feet of 802.11ac coverage to your space thanks to the 2-node setup with support for up to 2.2Gb/s speeds in tow. Alongside handling all of your home’s Wi-Fi connectivity, the included main router doubles as an Assistant speaker. To complete the package, you’ll also find four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the system. It might be cutting it close, but the before Christmas delivery means you can lock-in a new mesh system to refresh the Wi-Fi before the in-laws come over. You can get a closer look in our hands-on review. Head below for more.

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T-Mobile’s popular $25 per month 5G Home Internet now includes a free $100 gift card

Earlier this spring, T-Mobile announced that it would be launching an unheard of $25 per month 5G Home Internet service. That promotion has been live over the past few months, and now the Uncarrier is looking to make the service even more enticing by bundling in a $100 gift card when you switch. So that not only drops the usual $50 internet plans down to just $25 per month for life, but also scores you a Virtual Prepaid Mastercard just for ditching your current ISP while making the switch. Head below for all of the details.

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First Amazon discount lands on Google’s new Nest WiFi 6 Pro systems from $170 (Save $30+)

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Amazon is now offering the Google Nest WiFi Pro 3-Node Mesh System for $339.99 shipped. Typically fetching $400, you’re looking at the very first discount courtesy of the retailer at $60 off. This is an all-time low and only the second chance to save period since launching earlier in the year. Google’s latest in-house Wi-Fi router arrives centered around entirely new builds that pack in the latest networking tech. This 3-node package sports Wi-Fi 6E support that can provide 6,600-square feet of whole-home coverage with up to 5.4Gb/s speeds over the tri-band connection, as well as extra Ethernet ports to handle wired devices. Dive into our hands-on review for a closer look at what to expect from the package and then head below for more.

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Ubiquiti’s AmpliFi Alien Wi-Fi 6 Router sees rare discount to best price of the year at $280

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Best Buy is now offering the Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router for $279.99 shipped. Marking the very first discount of the year, not to mention an all-around rare markdown in any case, today’s offer amounts to $99 in savings from the usual $379 price tag. This is the second-best price ever and the lowest since Black Friday in 2021 dropped it $1 lower. AmpliFi Alien arrives as a more consumer-friendly alternative to the brand’s UniFi ecosystem, delivering Wi-Fi 6 support alongside a unique design. Its Tri-Band connectivity delivers over 7.6Gb/s of networking throughput and added mesh support means two can be paired together. Though the most unique feature surely has to be the built-in 4.7-inch touchscreen which lets you monitor live network stats, adjust settings, and more. Our UniFi Diary hands-on review offers a more in-depth look at how the 802.11ax router stacks up.

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TP-Link brings 2.5Gb Ethernet to all-new Deco XE75 Pro Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

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After launching its first Wi-Fi 6E mesh system back in April, TP-Link is now launching its professional entry, the Deco XE75 Pro. Wi-Fi 6E support is still a prominent feature here with the tri-band setup using the usual 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands in addition to the all-new 6.0GHz band. However, users will now have access to a 2.5Gb Ethernet connection allowing for greater throughput. This is a major upgrade over the normal gigabit connections in the XE75 model and is aimed at professionals dealing with large amounts of data. Keep reading below to learn more.

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Celebrate World Backup Day with our top NAS recommendations, tips, and tricks

It’s World Backup Day and as per tradition here at 9to5Toys, we’re walking you through all of the best ways to get in on routine backups or improve your data storage regimen. If 2022 is finally the year you’re looking to finally set up a NAS, and it should be, we’re taking a look at what three different models from Synology bring to the table. Head below for all of our World Backup Day NAS recommendations, tips, and tricks.

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TP-Link Archer GX90 Wi-Fi 6 Router review: a gaming-focused upgrade for your wireless setup

Now that more and more areas are being upgraded to Gigabit networking speeds, it’s time that your wireless setup joined the club. Sure, Wi-Fi 6 routers are consistently becoming more and more affordable. However, most of those aren’t truly made for high-performance gaming or bandwidth requirements that come with streaming. That’s where TP-Link’s latest Archer GX90 AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 router comes to play. With a slew of gaming-focused features, whole-home coverage, 2.5Gb/s wired networking, and more, this router is perfect for high-end setups of all sizes. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the TP-Link Archer GX90 AX6600 Wi-Fi 6 router in our hands-on review.

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Save up to $540 on Synology NAS and WD Red storage bundles starting at $380

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The ongoing chip shortage has made the past year or so one of the more inopportune times to get started with always on storage. B&H is making things a bit more affordable today by taking up to $540 off a selection of Synology NAS and WD hard drive bundles starting at $380 shipped. Our top pick is the Synology DS1520+ 5-Bay NAS with five 4TB WD Red Plus drives at $1,174.94. Down from the combined $1,300 value, you’re looking at the best price of the year on the package and the first notable discount we’ve seen on the NAS in any capacity since the holiday season last year.

As one of the latest and greatest offerings from Synology, its DS1520+ NAS delivers five hard drive bays with support for up to 80TB of storage. You’ll also find a pair of built-in M.2 slots for setting up an SSD cache as well as four Gigabit Ethernet ports that enable up to 451MB/s transfer speeds. Throw in the bundled 20TB worth of hard drives, and you’ll be ready to go out of the box. Get all of the details in our hands-on review and then head below for more.

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Mesh Wi-Fi for $20 apiece? Yes, please: Meet the new Vilo mesh router system

Vilo Living is coming out of the woodworks with its new mesh router system. Ringing up at just $20 a unit, it’s giving less affordable models quite the run for their money. No, seriously, just $20 a pop will score you some surprisingly reliable Wi-Fi coverage if leading reviews are to be believed. We’ll be diving into all the details below. So hit the jump to find out how this freakishly affordable system saves you stress and some serious cash.

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Should you build your own NAS or buy one? Unraid vs. TrueNAS vs. Synology

While we’ve talked about network attached storage (NAS) devices many times, and we’ve taken an in-depth look at Blair’s massive 80 TB setup, we’ve never really looked at why you should pick different storage systems. Synology is quite popular, but so is TrueNAS and Unraid. If you’ve not heard of the latter two, however, nobody could blame you. However, in our guide today, we’re going to review Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS in the ultimate showdown to see which is the best for various different storage setups.

Essentially, Synology is synonymous with simple, easy-to-use hardware and software that you can pick up at most major electronics retailers, plug in, and be up and running. However, TrueNAS and Unraid are software that you install on existing hardware that’s already sitting at your home or business, which makes entry much easier for many folks on lower budgets. Do any of these options sound interesting to you? If so, then let’s take a closer look at why you should have a NAS, and which you should choose down below in our head-to-head Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS review.

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TP-Link Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: Near Gigabit wireless speeds are finally here

If you’re still rocking an older WI-Fi 5 router, it’s time to upgrade. Sure, Wi-Fi 6 isn’t super popular in most devices yet, but the new standard actually has plenty of benefits even for older devices. TP-Link recently launched the Archer AX73, a Wi-Fi 6 router capable of streaming 8K video and delivering Gigabit speeds wirelessly, and I’ve spent the past month or so putting it to the test. How’d it hold up with my AT&T Gigabit Fiber internet plan? Let’s take a look in our hands-on review of the TP-Link Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 Router.

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Seagate shuts down NAS remote access – here are the best alternatives: Synology, WD, more

Seagate recently announced that, as of mid-May, it will be removing the ability for users to remotely connect to its lineup of NAS by shutting down its Access program. Effectively relegating its NAS to nothing more than a standard hard drive, today, we’re taking a look at all of the best Seagate Access alternatives, ranging from Synology units to just upgrading your existing router with NAS capabilities. Head below for all of our recommendations.

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TP-Link intros new Wi-Fi 6 whole-home mesh router with 3.6Gb/s speeds

If you’re still using an older Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac router at home, it’s time to upgrade. Whether you need more bandwidth for wireless performance or better coverage to eliminate dead zones, TP-Link’s latest Wi-Fi 6 system is bound to be a worthwhile upgrade for your home. So, what all does the all-new TP-Link Deco X68 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System deliver? Let’s take a deeper dive.

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All-new Cooler Master Connect Stand keeps network thermals in check with an integrated fan

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If you’ve got your mind set on having an exciting Esports career, yet another piece of gear is here to help bolster your gaming performance. It’s the Cooler Master Connect Stand. This unit is made to keep your networking gear cool, thanks to an elevated design with an integrated fan. It aims to cool modems, routers, and more. The rectangular shape and overall size conforms to what’s typically seen across brands like TP-Link and Linksys, allowing it to accommodate a large number of units. Continue reading to learn more.

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TP-Link’s new Wi-Fi 6 router lets you stream 8K video, enjoy Gigabit wireless speeds, more

TP-Link is announcing an addition to its Archer AX lineup of Wi-Fi 6 routers, the AX73. This new router delivers 802.11ax 5400Mb/s wireless performance that offers you the ability to enjoy full-speed Gigabit data transfers without having to plug in Ethernet. There are quite a few features here that are perfect for modern smart homes, including enough signal strength for up to 200 wireless devices, beam forming, six antennas, and more. Ready to dive in? Head below to learn why this should be your next Wi-Fi router.

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Wilson Amplifiers supplies cell signal boosters that tackle dropped calls, spotty service, and slow data

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With all of us spending more time at home lately, it might have become abundantly clear that the cell service at your home just isn’t up to par for taking phone calls throughout the day. Whether you rely on cell service for work or just as a way to communicate with family, Wilson Amplifiers enters as a solution to unreliable signals with an arsenal of boosters, repeaters, and signal amplifiers. And right now, you can lock in some additional savings by retrofitting your home. Head below for all of the details.

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UniFi Diary: 2021 Ubiquiti upgrades, Wi-Fi 6, Dream Machine Pro, and more

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After taking an in-depth look at all of the gear in my current UniFi setup, I’m back today to delve into the equipment I’m hoping to change in 2021. From stepping up to Wi-Fi 6 and upgrading to one of Ubiquiti’s latest routers to expanding my storage pool and doubling down on UniFi Protect, there is a lot planned on the horizon for my homelab. Head below for all of the details.

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Score rare savings on Ubiquiti UniFi PoE switches, mesh access points, more from $29.50

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Staples is currently discounting a selection of Ubiquiti networking gear headlined by its UniFi Switch 8 60W for $89 shipped when code 17556 has been applied at checkout. Typically selling for $109, today’s offer is good for a $20 discount, marks the lowest we’ve seen in over eight months, and comes within $5 of the all-time low. Whether you’re just building out a Ubiquiti setup or need to expand, this managed 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch brings four PoE slots into your network for powering access points, cameras, and more. It has a total 60W power output, making it a very capable option for kickstarting your setup. You’re looking at 8Gb/s of total throughput and other perks from the Ubiquiti ecosystem are built-in as well, including monitoring per-port traffic and more. Over 3,200 customers have left a 4.8/5 star rating. Head below for more Ubiquiti deals from $81.

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UniFi Diary: Detailing my 80TB Synology NAS, Mac mini, and Ubiquiti setup

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With the news that Comcast would be implementing data caps shortly into 2021, in December I finally made the switch to Verizon Fios. That got the ball rolling for me to start thinking about the rest of my networking setup and what can be improved. Though before I get to renovating anything, I though I’d go through everything in my existing setup and highlight all of the gear that makes my server and smart home tick. Head below for a closer look at my entire setup, including all of the UniFi gear, my Mac mini cluster, and over 80TB Synology NAS storage pool.

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TP-Link unveils first Wi-Fi 6E routers with up to 10Gb/s speeds and more

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TP-Link is expanding its stable of Wi-Fi 6 routers at CES this week with four new models on the way. Marking the very first time the company is releasing Wi-Fi 6E routers, we’re seeing two new mesh systems alongside some single access point packages. With notable specs like up to 10Gb/s speeds and support for 200 devices, these are some of TP-Link’s most capable releases to date. Head below for all of the details on the new TP-Link Wi-Fi 6E routers.

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Affordable new Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini router series combines mesh with Wi-Fi 6

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While Wi-Fi 6 terminology has been looming for years, it’s only recently begun to gain traction. We’re finally seeing support grace smartphones and tablets, which arguably increases the amount of pressure router manufacturers face to get new and innovative products on the market. We’ve seen several Wi-Fi 6 routers debut, and now more than ever, mesh solutions are coming to the surface. Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini is the company’s latest 3-node mesh offering, and it manages to deliver Wi-Fi 6 while sticking with a compelling price tag. Continue reading to learn more.

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