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NetGear Nighthawk AC1900 ADSL/VDSL Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router Dual Band Gigabit (D7000-100AUS) $91.25 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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This is the lowest price this modem has ever been according to CamelCamelCamel. Currently $229 at Officeworks.

Straight from the Amazon description:

This is the router built with gaming, streaming and mobile devices in mind, this next generation gigabit Wi-Fi router has a 1GHz dual-core processor and delivers extreme speed so you enjoy less lag and less buffering. With Beam forming+ and built-in high powered amplifiers and external antennas, get ready for the extreme. Nighthawk also has you covered even when you're away from home. Features such as NETGEAR Nighthawk App, Ready CLOUD, OpenVPN, have access to a secure personal cloud, access home network remotely and share photos stored on the storage from anywhere. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. Circle with Disney - Smart Parental Controls.

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  • +5 votes

    It seems it has been cheaper: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/427928

    • +1 vote

      that was a price error

  • +38 votes

    This is the old first release which has a freezing up issue. Explains why it's going for cheap.

    Also the model which is sold at Officeworks is the D7000-200AUS model (Lantiq chipset) which is not this model D7000-100AUS (Broadcom chipset). I didn't think any where still sold it. Amazon must have found a heap of old stock out the back of the warehouse.

    I would just be weary of the common freezing up issue with this model, and it's old and discontinued so no longer supported.

    • +2 votes

      Was about to post a comment disagreeing with your comment but checked my Netgear model no.

      I have the R7000 and its been flawless and brilliant. 110 Mbps download/5 Mbps upload/Ping 8ms on wireless connection via Telstra cable.

      Thanks for your clarification.

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      Freezing up issue?

  • +1 vote

    While I think the router shananigans is bullhonkey and one box to another will perform the same as long as its made for the bandwidth - still a good price.

    • +1 vote

      I agree much of a muchness if you’re close proximity and getting the capped speeds from your ISP

    • +1 vote

      I agree somewhat, but some chipsets perform better than others. I have a couple of modems and one will always connect at 30mbps no higher, but the shitty old Telstra one connects at 35mbps. (When you got shitty FTTN, that extra 5mpbs always helps).

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      Agreed, but the most important thing to look out for is whether it's at least 802.11ac. It sucks that providers (Optus & TPG, Telstra supplies a good router) give crappy 802.11n routers and then wonder why people are complaining about speeds below advertised.

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    "Only 2 left in stock."

    • +6 votes

      Get them while they're cold and dusty! :D

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      Oh well never mind.

      Seems to have just been jacked up to $268 by Amazon AU. They must have just seen a sudden demand so jacked up!.

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        Amazon does that a lot. A low price then after 1-2 people starts buying, price went back to normal…

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          $268 is not normal for this.

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    I'm looking for something a bit better than the one that my ISP provided with our NBN connection.
    Any suggestions?

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      Do you need a modem, or just a router?

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        That is an excellent question…
        I assume a modem/router as I am pretty sure I have FTTN.

    • +3 votes

      asus rt-ac68u - very good router

  • +5 votes

    Bought 1 in a previous deal, first one faulty, second one faulty. I'd stay away from these.

    • +7 votes

      I'd stay away from these.

      Especially at $268

      • +4 votes

        My first + vote to jv ever :)

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    Do not upgrade the latest firmware!

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      It crashed mine as well.

  • +1 vote

    Deal is dead. Price Jacked. End Transmission.

  • +3 votes

    If you bought this. Flash tomato firmware. I was about to bin mine due to the constant disconnects. Firmware fixed it, very stable now.

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      yep. the firmware from netgear cause disconnection and slow speed. After flash with tomato firmware, its been stable and speed performance is a lot better.

      • +1 vote

        Any chance you could link me to this tomato firmware, I tried to do a google search and unable to find it, thanks!

        • +2 votes

          I've had my R7000 over 12 months now on FTTP.

          Since then, I've gone between Stock, DD-WRT, AdvancedTomato and most recently FreshTomato.

          I've been on the latest FreshTomato build 2020.01 since it's release, and it's by far the most stable firmware that I've used.

          The website is http://freshtomato.org/ Just make sure you know how to flash it.

          AdvancedTomato is pretty, but hasn't been updated in a long time.

          • +1 vote

            @duckz: Had my R7000 for years, must be 5+ … still on Firmware Version V1.0.4.18_1.1.52 as never trusted an update on it but I guess I really should look at alternatives, probably some critical security issues with it given the age of the firmware

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              @Pobman: Maybe no vulnerability
              https://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2016-6277/
              Don't trust me, I'm not a doctor.

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                @gunslinger: Already looked that up last night after seeing the recommendation in 2016 not to use the routers without an update… lol.. sorted it already even though wasn’t sure the issue was in the really old version I had.

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          I second this I have the D7000 which all of a sudden died and can't find anything on install tomato firmware on to mine.

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      Can you confirm it’s the D7000 you’re talking about and not the R7000?
      Interested in a link to the FW too :)

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      Correction, my one was R7000. I upgraded to latest netgear firmware but kept had disconnection and slow speed. After installed advanced tomato, worked fast and stable. I used this firmware https://advancedtomato.com/downloads/router/r7000 . not sure if R7000 firmware can be used for D7000

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        Can't use the R7000 firmware with the D7000 which has xDSL built-in.

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      a D7000 or R7000? Just checking as other comments suggest D7000 not supported?

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    Can anyone explain like I'm a noob this firmware for me. I have this router and have often wondered why it has a 30 second drop out, ever hour or two.

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      are you using netgear firmware?

      • +3 votes

        You have to use the OEM firmware with the D7000. Open-source firmware only works with router-only devices.

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      Because they are pieces of shit and netgear knows it.
      Raise an RMA on it and hound them until they fix it
      I've had mine replaced 3 times in 3 years

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        Yeah the original D7000 had lots of issues. Most known is the freezing up issue.

        I'm using a D7000-200AUS which is the second release with the Lantiq chipset. I've had absolutely no issues with the second release. But i paid $192 for it at Officeworks.

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          first one was the d7000, then two subsequent d7000V2, not sure if that's the 100 or the 200

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    This is the worst router i've ever owned. Constant issues with it freezing, dropping WAN links. SLOW. If you know what you're doing and can change the firmware then go for it.

    • +1 vote

      I don't think you can from when I looked. I agree this router is rubbish from experience.

      It's the modem router version not the router only. No alternative firmware was developed before I ditched it.

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    I own the same one and not a problem!! Good deal!

  • +1 vote

    This is a shit box,

    so many issues, internet would cut out randomly

    or wifi would stop working

    have to restart it at least few times a week.

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    My first one… faulty
    Second? Faulty
    Third? You guessed it.

    Absolute lemon devices.
    The horrid support at netgear is woeful too.
    I will never buy another netgear branded product.

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    Terrible modem for FTTN NBN. It takes 5+ minutes to get a connection and constant dropouts. Got a replacement and still had same issues. Switched to tplink and no problem so far

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    FWIW looks like some development for this router here: https://github.com/negan07/ancistrus

    I don't know how good it is..

  •  

    How does it compares to the Dlink DIR 878

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274060035863

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      At a glance, it's not a modem?

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      That is a router only, fine if you have FTTP NBN. You'd need a modem/router if you have FTTN or ADSL connection.

  • +1 vote

    This router is aids bro.

    • Picky list of compatible hard drives
    • Freezes daily
    • The range is pretty good but the connection drops out all the time

    I had the D7000v2 so I couldn't even use flash it.

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      I have the D7000v2 and it never freezes. I did put the latest firmware on it when i got it about 2 months ago.

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    Plugged in a hard drive yet?