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D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router - $59 (C&C/in Store/+ Delivery) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Spotted this on Price Hipster. Previous deal was $99. RRP $199.95 on D-Link.

Free click & collect or in store, otherwise delivery is ~$4.99.

Protect every connected device in your modern smart home
Powerful parental controls – take back the internet!
High performance AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi for whole home coverage

Some more info on Choice and Lifehacker. Note: It appears it was reviewed when it cost $499.

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  • +1 vote

    Damn got all keen then realised can't be used as a mesh network with ethernet backhaul… :(

  • +2 votes

    not worth it.
    Bought for $99 and was using for a long time but pretty old hardware and not worth hassle. invest in better hardware.

    • +1 vote

      AC2600 mumimo for $60? That's pretty cheap! Especially if you want a walk in purchase.

      For an apartment or small town house, a single device can be plenty. I'm really not sure what an alternative at this price point is.

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    Saw this but didn't buy as I found many places were selling for ~$70 now. Even though my router just crapped itself I'll keep waiting for something else to pop up. Surely, this click frenzy business will bring at least 1 good router deal.

  • +2 votes

    Don't buy this. Instead buy a Mikrotik or Ubiquiti router and never look back.

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      The only alternative ubiquiti has is the UDM, and that's a hair less than $400. Very different price points.

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    i snapped up this asus wifi6 router for 250 today, current gen tech with few compromises, and not too crazy expensive ..

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/623846

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    New router dosent work with mine, cause mine needs an phone line with it…….

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    Is it NBN ready?

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      Yep I use it for NBN HFC with no problems.

  • +1 vote

    Got one of these last time they were $99 as a cheep fix for a failing Telstra bundled router.

    Works fine, but if it looses power for any reason I need to restart it 3 or 4 times for it to enable the ethernet connections.

    Edit: spelling

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    No VPN client capabilities?

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    WPA2 personal only, no EAP or WPA3 available. It seems D-Link no longer support this device with updates. It won’t matter too much for a small home with controlled use but for larger families it could be drought with danger.

    iOS devices constantly complain of WPA2 as week security which can be annoying.

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    I pick up mine in JB today and my experience is OK. The configuration UI is very limited and not a lot of functions are available. However, if you just want to use it as an AP like me, it may be a good choice for the price. I disabled the DHCP, UPNP etc and connect one of its LAN port to my main OPENWRT router. It worked great. Compare to my old TP-LINK C7, I have got doubled speed for the same laptop at the same location. The only thing bother me is its boot up speed, it takes way longer than my old C7 to boot up. But it will be OK once it boots up and not a big issue in my opinion.