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ASUS RT-AX86U router - $120.74 (third party seller)

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Dec 28, 2006
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Kanata
Is that legit? I spend more than double of this price last BF when it is on sale?
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Oct 3, 2006
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I'm too afraid to consider it.... Dunno about 3rd parties on Newegg and the price is far too sweet.
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Mar 5, 2020
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if anyone actually decides to buy it from the seller plz report back. Fireif legit
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Sep 7, 2011
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TORONTO
The seller's other items are heavily discounted as well, seems sketch.
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Aug 18, 2005
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Burlington-Hamilton
I have this router and I recommend it. The low price makes me suspicious:
- Does it come with malicious firmware pre-installed?
- Was it banned from services like Trend Micro, which are supposed to come with the router?
- What is the warranty status?
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Jucius Maximus wrote: - Does it come with malicious firmware pre-installed?
That's the thing, eh? This is a router, the one thing you don't want to be compromised.
Like, everything goes through this....

If there's ever a device that could be a true trojan horse, this could be it. Perhaps, I am being paranoid...
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Sep 14, 2017
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Was looking for this everywhere but couldn't find any in stock so ended up settling for the RT-AX82U due it being an ATL at Best Buy right now.

The price for this seems way too good to be true. Good luck for those taking a chance on it.
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nambit wrote: That's the thing, eh? This is a router, the one thing you don't want to be compromised.
Like, everything goes through this....

If there's ever a device that could be a true trojan horse, this could be it. Perhaps, I am being paranoid...
Not paranoid. Phones with pre-loaded malware have been found before, shipping from AliExpress.
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Feb 16, 2015
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I am so tempted.....$120 is too good to be true..
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Dec 19, 2001
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Fernando Poo
flexsingh wrote: If any issues does newegg step in?
Fat chance. If they're making money they won't care. Just look at all the ORICO crap they sell.
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Jul 21, 2005
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Lévis
If i'm not mistaken, newegg costumer service is average at best. And we're talking of a third party seller here...
Too risky IMHO.
Pourquoi pas?
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Aug 29, 2001
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I've found newegg customer service very good much like Amazon. But 3rd party sites you are mostly at the mercy of the seller if things go wrong.
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Feb 24, 2018
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Any other AX routers with a similar price better than this at least in terms of range? I'd prefer to stick to 1st party new even if it means an extra $20-40 for this.
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Red flags... indeed.
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Feb 2, 2016
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i placed an order by paypal, i dont care with it since paypal will pay me back if something goes wrong.
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Dec 11, 2008
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FYI, if anyone bought this thinking that they could just flash the firmware to clear any potential malware, think again.
You would have to do this manually as a firmware update only clears part of the memory.

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