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Netgear launches XR300 Nighthawk Pro Gaming router with DumaOS at 199 bucks

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Running an R7000 still, but i can tell you it's the first and last Netgear Router i owned once it dies or needs replacement.

    It's that there is an alternative Firmware from Xwrt, because the default firmware is HORRIBLE!
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Not DumaOS that one right?

    I use the XR500 myself here in the office, really liking it,
     
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    slyphnier Master Guru

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    the OS is really limited ...based their sites, so far the supported product only R1 (their own router) , netgear XR500 and XR700

    well i guess its not like dd-wrt or tomato, that open-source
    more likely they want licensing model from router maker
     

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    Netgear could me one for free and I still toss in the trash can especially with that Duma OS what a joke it is vs Asus WRT UI I even like the Asus Rapture UI way better
     
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    LIGuitar77 Master Guru

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    I greatly enjoy a model that was reviewed here at the site and recommend it to any looking: TP-Link Archer C7. Not too expensive either and rock solid 100%; not one issue yet, not that I expected any but still.

    I don't use the wireless but here is what PCMag says, just for some more info: "The TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (V2) delivers the fastest throughput speeds we've seen from a sub-$100 router." I got it for 50 beans USA new a while back (when released.) Wired large file transfers between machines stay easily solid over 100 MB/sec, as it should. One of the ports is used to break out to another router used as a switch, and that all operates at 100 mbps because that is the class of the gear there. That doesn't affect gigabit machines' performance at all.
     
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