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NetGear - D7000 - Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Modem Router for $195.20 with Store Pickup @ Bing Lee eBay

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Like many others on here I signed up to Aussie BB last week with the free month promotion. I then went looking for a modem/router.

Speaking with tech support @ Aussie yesterday they recommended this modem over the Asus DSL-AC68U (which he said they have had problems with).

Seems to be a good price, and at least if there are issues you can easily return it. Looks like the deal ends today though with the PGADGET code on ebay Original 20% off Selected Big Brand Products @ eBay Deal Post. This modem/router is good for FTTN NBN connections. It is also the D7000-200AUS model which is version 2 - apparently version 1 (100AUS) had lots of problems.

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    Asus DSL-AC68U (which he said they have had problems with)

    Isn't it identical hardware?

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      The WiFi hardware is almost the same but they have very different modems the DSL-AC68U uses MediaTek, D7000 uses Broadcom. I switched to this from the Asus and gained 3Mbps line sync. Download speed went from 950kb/s to 1.3Mb/s on TPG.

      In my experience the 5GHz band on the Asus is stronger, while 2.4GHz band on the Netgear is stronger.

      Old brick house with shit copper line so ymmv.

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    I had this for a good few years. Really loved it but as with all my other routers/modems… RIP.

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    I have this and it used to drop my NBN connection daily, seems with the latest firmware it has solved the issue but not that impressed with the range compared to my old 600N router.

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    I love my Nighthawk - works fantastic. Great range, great speeds, rarely needs a restart.

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    ive had problems with version 2 as well. There are many forum posts out there. None of the solutions work. Requires a reboot almost every couple of days. Would not recommend

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    I'm using this modem/router from mid 2015. Was performing reliably till last year, when the 2.4 GHz band started having persistent problems. 5GHz not affected. Very frequent reboots require for the 2.4 band to be connected to clients. So now, I have a modest Technicolor modem (Telstra) I picked up from the kerbside, connected to the D7000 via LAN cable to supply the 2.4 band.

    The 2.4 band issues with routers, - especially Netgears - are widely discussed on the net. Interestingly, this long unresolved incompatibility is said to be caused by google home devices on the network.

    I would probably replace the current setup with the Asus RT AC 5300 shortly.

    TL;DR - The D7000 has issues with the 2.4 GHz band, experienced firsthand. Many discussions suggest an incompatibility with google home to be at the root of this known issue.

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    I've got a v2 and had nothing but trouble. Frequently have issues with devices dropping out. I've given up on consumer routers, my next one will be a Ubiquiti

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    Stay away. Purchased this one from harvey norman (sorry, I was given a gift card so had to go there). Nothing but issues and the same with the replacement modem. Then purchased D-Link Phthon for $209 with 3 year warranty. works fine.

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    I've managed to get a Telstra Gateway C6300BD working as an AP so I'm no longer chasing expensive routers for the time being. The C6300BD is a buggy piece of garbage but if you turn off DHCP (which it does poorly, as it only sporadically honours static leases), it's stable for weeks.

    Anyway I had access to a second one that I got sent when I recontracted with Telstra. So my setup is now 1 C6300BD as my cable modem, a second as another AP, and an old WRT54GL serving DHCP. I plan to continue to use at least one when the infection that is NBN hits.

    Sharing this in case it's any use to someone else:
    1. Using a laptop, set the device IP on the LAN to something other than your main gateway and change the password. e.g. 192.168.0.5.
    2. Turn on WAN backup. This is the trick I was missing. If you don't do this, you'll get a WIFI connection but after a couple of minutes it won't route traffic to the net.
    3. Turn off DHCP.
    4. Connect the device to your network.
    5. Connect to the device admin interface using your web browser and the IP you set up in 1.
    6. Configure your WIFI as normal.

    I'd really like Tomato or DD-WRT but if this saves me a couple of hundred bucks and makes use of a piece of garbage device, I'm happy.

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    I got one of these in near mint condition. Anybody interested in buying, ping me :D

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    This or the TP Link Archer Vr600 I just bought but haven't opened?