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[Dell] Netgear R7000 $149

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[Dell] Netgear R7000 $149

I was looking for a new router and i bumped into this. R7000 for 149 from dell. I know this router is very old but from the reviews, it is still doing great. I didn't know that there is 3 versions of this, can somebody tell me the difference and is it worth it as a long range router? thanks
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Tomato_1 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 11:11 am
Can it cover a two story home?
I have this router on my main level (2,400sqft above grade and 800sqft in the basement).

Covers everything nicely and no lag.

Rock solid router...the only time it is off is when the power goes out.
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Viper98 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 11:18 am
I was looking for routers today and came across this
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/d-link-ref ... qcQAvD_BwE

For the price, it seems to be a good choice
Those are good. I have one. The source also sells them and you can stack a coupon or else use the psp discount. However there are amazing new routers like the netgear r7800 or the Asus ac86u that are so much better, they are in a different class bandwidth wise. However you get what you pay for and they are much more expensive.
I am a Public Mobile customer.
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Tomato_1 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 11:11 am
Can it cover a two story home?
Yes it can very nicely. I have it on first floor of the 2 story home and covers all areas nicely. Super sturdy router have it more then 3 years already
No need to change it any time soon.
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Tomato_1 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 11:11 am
Can it cover a two story home?
I have this router for few years, located in the basement in 1,500 sq ft townhouse with 3 levels. The router covers all levels no problem and handles well simultaneous use: xbox, netflix, youtube, browsing. Flashed it with XWRT VORTEX firmware with lots of functionality, which is much better than stock: qos, bandwidth montor, traffic analyzer and time schedule per device, etc.
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Tomato_1 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 11:11 am
Can it cover a two story home?
This router covers my 3500sqft home, both first and second floors and backyard.
However, the range significantly lessens as I get into the basement.
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is this any better than the router telus provide?
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blitz23 wrote:
May 26th, 2018 12:36 pm
is this any better than the router telus provide?
It's about the same for me (Telus Fibre one). If the Telus one is working good for you, keep your wallet safe. I need the R7000 because the Telus one is not at a central location.
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offline wrote:
May 26th, 2018 12:39 pm
Hey Guys,

Check out this article - this router was recently identified as being hackable from the internet.

Best to make sure this situation has been resolved before buying it :)

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... k-devices/
disordered wrote:
May 26th, 2018 12:44 pm
Seems like this router is vulnerable to the recently detailed VPNFilter malware:
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018 ... ilter.html

Which the FBI is telling people to reboot their routers to disrupt stage 2 of the malware:
https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180525.aspx
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice- ... t-infected
"...most devices targeted, particularly in older versions, have known public exploits or default credentials that make compromise relatively straightforward. All of this has contributed to the quiet growth of this threat since at least 2016."

https://kb.netgear.com/000058814/Securi ... me-Routers -- "this malware most likely targets existing vulnerabilities for which we have already released firmware fixes."

So yes, if you never change your router's factory password and never update its firmware, you might be vulnerable. Also you might be an idiot and might deserve to have your router compromised.

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