Last Updated: 25 Aug 2019

Wifi Router AC 5GHz Wireless Router for Home Office Internet Gaming Compatible with Alexa

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2019
8.4
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/10
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496
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Review Summary - 474 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 211
signal, wifi, house, extender, range
+88%
-12%
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" ...  This router has an option for "WISP" (assuming it's Wireless ISP) that let me bypass the extender completely. ... You've got basic stuff like changing network addresses, SSIDs, passwords, etc. ... If you need a basic wireless router, I highly recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using this (via wired ethernet) to extend my main signal out to my garage. ... I'm using it with a different SSID.  ...  "
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" ...  I am able to switch operation modes so it can become either a wireless network or it can repeat networks that have lower signal, if I need to cover a larger area.  ...  "
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" ...  So I got this router which works perfectly in my 2 bedroom apartment. ... I'm happy I bought this cheap router instead of a more expensive one since this works great.  ...  "
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" ...  The signal was amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent, finally can get great wifi on my 2nd floor now!!  ...  "
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" ...  Since it is such an great price, I'm planning to buy a second one as an extender, as my router is located on the second story, and I'd like a stronger 5ghz signal in the basement.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to setup and the coverage is excellent,Works well with no drop out zones, never drops !  ...  "
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Setup
 155
router, install, set, setup, instructions
+93%
-7%
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" ...  The setup was really quick and easy too!  ...  "
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" ...  easy to manage and install.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  This router is super easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up, takes less than 45 mins  ...  "
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" ...  A number for tech support was provided, but the router was so easy to install and set up that I didn't even have to call.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes the price was good and set up straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was very easy, was done in minutes.  ...  "
Wifi
 139
wifi, extender, signal, network, price
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Wanted to extend my wifi network and figured I'd give it a try. ... I have connected this extender to a guest network on my router so that it is separated from any other traffic on the network.  ...  "
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" ...  This router supports both the 2.4 G and 5 G  ...  "
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" ...  Don't be fooled by high prices and big brand names, I highly recommend this router for all your your WiFi needs.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleasantly surprised t's actually a really nice router!  ...  "
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" ...  Great improvement to home network, easy to setup, good speed and range,now have strong WiFi to whole house.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this so I wouldn't have to pay an extra $5 a month to rent a router from Spectrum for my wifi service.  ...  "
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" ...  This router, offers great features and signal/strength is the same as something $100.  ...  "
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" ...  The router is great.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 119
install, set, easy to set, setup, easy to install
+97%
-3%
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" ...  It was much easier to install and operate. ... A little more money and a lot more ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup was really quick and easy too!  ...  "
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" ...  Setting was easy and simply had to follow the instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  It was relatively easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  and it's not difficult to set-up, there are quite a lot of features and there are good alternative firmwares available if you don't want to use the included one.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was mostly easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not very technical but was easy to install and follow to set up  ...  "
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" ...  But great design, easy set up.  ...  "
ISP
 68
modem, works, well, setup, network
+81%
-19%
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" ...  This router is easy to set up and works well so far.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a very quick install, and better connection than my old router.  ...  "
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" ...  The fastest I was able to achieve was 87 Mbs.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s still working great and much stronger than my previous Cisco router.  ...  "
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" ...  For LAN I would consider using something with gigabit connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Many modems use an IP address of 192.168.0.1. ... It will ask you to power on your modem. ... If you do, it will automatically kick you back to your modem. ... Set your network info and once it's saved, you can power on your modem.  ...  "
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" ...  Works much better than my Cox router.  ...  "
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" ...  It does everything that the Netgear did.  ...  "
Capacity
 63
signal, wifi, router, walls, range
+100%
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" ...  This is a great deal for large homes and being able to get WiFi throughout the home.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a great range getting rooms through several floors and walls.  ...  "
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" ...  Once connected signal strength is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  So I've had it on line for about 2 weeks now and it has excellent coverage in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  I all but doubled my coverage area with a nice strong Wifi signal!  ...  "
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" ...  You want room for giddy-up.  ...  "
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" ...  It covers a good area around my house.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a fairly small apartment, my wifi can't reach my bedroom, so I put the extender in half between the router and the dead point, now I get the perfect wifi signal without any problems.  ...  "
Price
 53
worth, money, beat, really, product
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Price is right.  ...  "
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" ...  I looked at the unit and was skeptical because of the price.  ...  "
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" ...  But the device is really "high value". ... I bought it with my own money like most of you out there.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  For this price point it works phenomenal.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price and features, I do recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the Wise Tiger based on the unbelievably low price combined with mostly favorable reviews.  ...  "
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" ...  Edit: Can't believe how low priced is this now, I found this to be an excellent value at twenty bucks, it's a STEAL at anything less!  ...  "
Overall performance
 38
easy, without, speeds, set, seems
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Does the job fine at a very reasonable cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely easy to install and use,for the price is doing perfect job.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast the 5G  ...  "
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" ...  The speed and performance are so much better than what I'm used to I'm kicking myself for not doing this sooner.  ...  "
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" ...  fast 5G speeds  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to have fixed our speed issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent value and excellent performance.  ...  "
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" ...  only runs up to 100 mbs  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 33
router, works, devices, easy, yet
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I have yet to test the Alexa compatibility but set up was a breeze and the interface is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to have the husband connect on 5G and the son connect on 2G, then it works fine with no conflict.  ...  "
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" ...  We have a mix of laptops, new and old iOS devices, wireless printers and Apple TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm far from computer savvy. ... I have numerous wifi devices (echo, smart tv, misc) so I was dreading having to figure everything out.  ...  "
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" ...  I set it up from my phone, which was convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  I can set it up on my mobile phone without a computer and edit the wifi name of the extender.  ...  "
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" ...  click on chrome and I was connected and in business.  ...  "
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" ...  my household has 11 devices almost constantly .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 26
first, slower, really, one, like
+62%
-38%
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" ...  So far, everything is working great now. ... This one has worked out well, though.  ...  "
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" ...  thank you so much it came early and not broken and works the way i Expected  ...  "
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" ...  I just bought it few days ago, so far so good !  ...  "
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" ...  Has been in use 2 months and no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Have been using it for the last couple of days.  ...  "
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" ...  No problems at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using it constantly for about 2 weeks without any issues at all.  ...  "
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" ...  working like a champ!  ...  "
Ports
 20
connected, cable, ethernet, adapter, 10
+65%
-35%
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" ...  Then I tried to use it as additional router in my basement since I had Ethernet cable and smart switch connected to the original router upstairs. ... This smart new router automatically connected to the Internet as "additional router" (LAN IP 192.168.0.1 & WAN IP 192.168.1.158) through Ethernet smart switch via original router Gateway (192.168.1.1) and had the same high WiFi in basement and even stronger WiFi signal in my backyard outside.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easily over twice the price to get a high gain antenna USB adapter the one step speed faster, but no need to when this works great!  ...  "
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" ...  I was pretty sure I had a good enough modem and cable speed so I bought this router hoping it would fix the problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Currently, I am using it as a repeater to connect my Linux box via LAN to my internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Just plug in the power and connect router to the modem, and the job is done!  ...  "
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" ...  Plug in the unit and connect as the source of wifi to select original source and add the original source to connect to it.  ...  "
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" ...  For LAN I would consider using something with gigabit connection.  ...  "
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" ...  This is for a computer in a "dead spot" at home where none of the other regular USB network works, including the one that comes with the computer. ... This adapter is awesome - the big antenna helped and I didn't need an extender.  ...  "
Marketplace
 16
follow, amazon, product
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Thank you very much.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this on Prime day for $30.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for that.  ...  "
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" ...  Item is exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  We don't have Prime, but "free shipping" came in 2 days! ... I sent a thank you email and they emailed me right back thanking me for the business and letting me know they were there if I had any problems with the router.  ...  "
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" ...  Regardless it has great ratings and I went with it knowing Amazon would take it back if I didn't like it.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased with this unit, it was shipped through Amazon very quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you for the follow up. ... Thank you so much for your follow up.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
software, ipv6, ip, default, connected
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Plugged in and went to web address on my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  click on chrome and I was connected and in business.  ...  "
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" ...  I have numerous wifi devices (echo, smart tv, misc) so I was dreading having to figure everything out.  ...  "
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" ...  Added: Connected my and my wife's Android phones to the 5G.  ...  "
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" ...  I have yet to test the Alexa compatibility but set up was a breeze and the interface is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  We have a mix of laptops, new and old iOS devices, wireless printers and Apple TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Great signal and operational software.  ...  "
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" ...  Can use the free software to set up and manage many. ... Nice Simplistic interface  ...  "
Returns
 15
today, stars, 2
+13%
-87%
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" ...  Received today and returning today.  ...  "
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" ...  I need to return this.  ...  "
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" ...  Misleading trash product with tiny return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending it back.  ...  "
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" ...  Changed from 5 stars to 2 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  Tech support said "if you don't like it then return it".  ...  "
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" ...  RETURNING TO AMAZON  ...  "
Delivery
 10
product
+100%
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" ...  Arrived on time and not damaged  ...  "
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" ...  First thing that we liked was how fast this thing shipped!  ...  "
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" ...  Came earlier than expected which is great since I was gone for 4 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Really like this product and delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Product works well and was delivered quickly  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived sooner than advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  The item was nicely packaged .  ...  "
Gaming
 7
many
+100%
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" ...  And I am able to game with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I was easily able to set my settings for my devices and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  High speeds in a multi person home with a gamer and a netflix binger.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the kids are still able to game without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for gaming and streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for an upgrade and because i have so many more devices now and they all run great even the ps4 streaming games which we couldn't do before because of the many device we had on one router and we can now!  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't had time to try gaming but for fast internet with solid steady downloads it works perfect.  ...  "
Features
 7
price
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Great features in the setup too.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not have all the wiz bang features like an ASUS, but it is simple eneough.  ...  "
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" ...  It has several nice features and it just works perfectly for my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price and features, I do recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  Feature packed box with the fractional price  ...  "
For Running
 5
+100%
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" ...  Can't beat the price and it is running seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Up and running within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  All issues solved and I was up and running quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  but easy enuff anyone can run it  ...  "
Firmware
 4
router, online, ghz, easy
+25%
-75%
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" ...  The firmware settings don't have any options for (constant) update checks or anything else and yet the device is constantly connecting to remote servers. ... Then I'd like to see the firmware updated to remove such activity.  ...  "
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" ...  UPDATE: STILL RESETTING ROUTER EVERYDAY.  ...  "
Internet
 4
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Can now surf the internet even outside.  ...  "
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" ...  We have Viasat satellite internet.  ...  "
Data reception
 4
4g, 2, stronger, speed, signal
+100%
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" ...  fast 5G speeds  ...  "
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" ...  BLAZING SPEED 5G .  ...  "
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" ...  My Internet service is supposed to be providing 50mb of data speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it has both Dual Band 2.4G/5G  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
simple, well, step
+100%
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" ...  Well to my surprise it was incredibly simple, plug it in follow a few simple steps and done.  ...  "
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" ...  The steps were simple - but I recommend doing the setup on a laptop rather than a mobile phone as the interface is clearer.  ...  "
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" ...  i called the number provided by Amazon for technical support, and a young lady walked me through the steps to set it up.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
-100%
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" ...  It disconnected every 2 to 5 minutes and was extremely slow.  ...  "
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" ...  Same patchiness and lag.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 8 devices using this router and it shows no sign of delay or lag.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
+100%
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" ...  Item is exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Repeater
 3
wifi extender, using, stronger, router
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I needed a router that I can also use as a repeater.  ...  "
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" ...  Stronger range with the extender.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
free, call, easy to install
+100%
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" ...  I am also using a VOIP for my home phone and everything works so much better.  ...  "
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" ...  I think it will be useful that post the free phone call ,3232481976  ...  "
Size
 3
+100%
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" ...  Small but mighty.  ...  "

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