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[Staples] Asus RT-AC5300 router $300 Staples in store only

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[Staples] Asus RT-AC5300 router $300 Staples in store only

It’s currently on clearance for $399.97. Right now there is a clearance event going on in all stores where you get 25% off clearance networking products, bringing down the price to $300.

I searched around and it’s widely available. Most stores have at least one unit.

One of the best routers according to https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/r ... outer/view

Supported by Asus Merlin firmware https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/about Also will support Asus AiMesh (this router can work with a few other Asus routers AC68/AC86/AC88 to create a mesh network) https://www.asus.com/AiMesh/

Also looks crazy with 8 antennas

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Last edited by warmdeals on Jan 6th, 2018 4:24 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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That fan inside sucks :(

EDIT:
Apparently later it was removed according to the review
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Yah you're right. Looks pretty bad ass.
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How do we get the 25% off. Is it automatic for Staples clearance products?
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How do you get the additional 25% off? Coupon?
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Sorry forgot to mention, Staples is now having a clearance event in stores and you get 25% off all clearance networking products among many other categories.
iconicrocket1 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 4:46 pm
How do we get the 25% off. Is it automatic for Staples clearance products?
MarkoJ21 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 4:47 pm
How do you get the additional 25% off? Coupon?
chronick wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 5:01 pm
Oos when I try to add to cart. Thanks anyways!
Debonair wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 5:09 pm
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I bet half of those antenna's don't even do anything.
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warmdeals wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 5:11 pm
Sorry forgot to mention, Staples is now having a clearance event in stores and you get 25% off all clearance networking products among many other categories.
You should add "in stores" to the thread title.
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tk1000 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 5:27 pm
You should add "in stores" to the thread title.
Done
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Got the last one at Gerrard Square. Indeed, instore only and they do give you the 25% off.
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So how do these compare:

Tp-link Archer ac5400
$299 on amazon or PM other retailers for less

Netgear Nighthawk X8 ac5300
$246.04 warehouse deal

I'm not that techy but I see almost identical specs. I'm in the market for a new router and I bought the AD7200 (which I quickly realized I do not need) and the Archer C5400 just today.
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ca_gascon wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 6:08 pm
So how do these compare:

Tp-link Archer ac5400
$299 on amazon or PM other retailers for less

Netgear Nighthawk X8 ac5300
$246.04 warehouse deal

I'm not that techy but I see almost identical specs. I'm in the market for a new router and I bought the AD7200 (which I quickly realized I do not need) and the Archer C5400 just today.
TPLink never really competes with the Netgears and Asus's, I wouldn't really consider one. The Nighthawk X8 was kind of a let down, pretty poor reviews.
The R7800 is probably one of the best/fastest routers you can get at the moment, I would recommend this one https://www.amazon.ca/NETGEAR-Certified ... gear+r7800 and save some cashola!
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