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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2016, 03:53:54 AM »
I just grabbed a Nighthawk R6700 and went to set up QOS and Netgenie always gives Netflix and Hulu "highest" priority and you don't seem to be able to delete this. You have to take whatever Netgear's database says gets high priority. Then you can add other high priority items.

What I want is to make Hulu, Netflix, YouTube *low* priority. Am I missing something? I mean WTF? Why would they force me to give highest priority to specific things?

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2016, 06:52:28 AM »
If thats true Tom, then Netflix must be paying for that.

(aside) We have a no electronics in the bedroom rule.

If you want to sit up.. read a book.
Alarm?  I bought an alarm clock.
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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2016, 04:54:29 PM »
[aside] I was just having this discussion with my wife this - I feel like using your phone as an alarm clock is the first and slipperiest step down the slippery slope.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2016, 06:15:14 PM »
https://eero.com looks interesting

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2016, 06:32:19 PM »
>eero

Pros: Mesh
Cons: $499

BTW, today's news headlines say Apple is nuking their router division.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2016, 07:36:30 PM »
If thats true Tom, then Netflix must be paying for that.

Probably so... I can't believe, like the old days (???) when computers came with all manner of pre-installed junk, that I can't deactivate it.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2016, 02:05:25 PM »
>eero

Looks like that's the way we're heading...

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2016, 03:39:17 PM »
[aside] We have a TV, phones, tablets and laptops in the bedroom. This thread has made me think, and a new radio alarm may be the first step.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2017, 12:25:29 PM »
Anyone still looking into this? I never got around to actually buying a new one, but demand is high in the household and I need to get one asap.

Any pointers or is the AC1900 still the one?

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2017, 04:15:21 PM »
Mine has been so problem-free that it's reached the much-coveted status of damn-I-have-forgotten-everything-I-knew-about-that-piece-of-gear.

I was supposed to update it's firmware due to vulnerability but keep putting it off.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2017, 04:50:38 PM »
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Also see this thread:

http://th3core.com/talk/members-only/any-goodbad-experience-with-using-a-phone-answering-service-for-your-biz/msg44409/#msg44409

I have resetplug installed on the power for the cable modem and also the router.  It *may* be a contributor to the router's damn-I-have-forgotten-everything-I-knew-about-that-piece-of-gear status.  

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2017, 06:25:44 PM »
I have resetplug installed on the power for the cable modem and also the router.

Ditto (though different model of Nighthawk). I used to have to futz with the routers after every power outage. We recently had the phone lines go down for a couple of days and I did have to reset the router and realized it's the first time I've gone into the storage area to look at it since I added the reset plug

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2018, 07:34:02 PM »
Update:

Lightening fried part of the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (model R7000). Walmart had a Nighthawk AC2600 (model R7800) on the shelf. Internet down, I'm going into withdrawal, no time to quibble. R7800 now installed.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2018, 11:57:08 AM »
I'm loving my new Unify set up at the new house. Edge router plus long range access point covers both floors and to the far side of the pool. I just relocated it and remembered I've not had any issues since first install. Highly recommended.

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Re: NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
I only have one router and a single remote repeater. It covers the house pretty well. Oddly, the guest wifi channel remained working but the primary wifi and ethernet ports were fried. I couldn't login as admin and a factory default reset didn't work and had the added bonus of killing the guest channel.

Having the primary wifi and cat5 out highlighted the negatives of smarthome creep.  Alexa would still do reminders, as they are processed on the device. That's 90% of what we use on those, so those were still usable. But I've been putting in a few switches and receptacles (without a hub) that I use for time clocks on some circuits --main water heater, kitchen hot water dispenser, Roomba vacs, desk lamp.  ALL of those used the primary wifi.  I've been reluctant to go deeper into the 'easy' smarthome controls because they use the cloud via wifi. This incident confirmed why I should remain reluctant.
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