Networking Stories February 14

Many of Ubiquiti’s most recent additions to the UniFi lineup have been targeted towards more demanding needs in prosumer networking. That changes today, as the company is retargeting its more entry-level user base with its more affordable Ethernet switch yet, the USW Flex Mini. Entering at $29, this will give those who have just made the switch into the UniFi ecosystem a more budget-friendly way to expand without giving up some of the system’s hallmark functionality. Head below for a closer look.

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Overhaul your home Wi-Fi with eero mesh 802.11ac systems starting at $79

Amazon currently offers is currently discounting a selection of its eero routers headlined by its latest 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack for $199 shipped. Having dropped from $249, today’s offer saves you 20%, comes within $14 of our previous mention and is one of the best prices we’ve seen to date. Featuring three nodes, this mesh system can blanket your home in 802.11ac Wi-Fi thanks to its 5,000-square foot range. Each router touts two Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired expansion, and you’ll also be able to enjoy the brand’s TrueMesh technology, Alexa integration, and more which complete the package. Over 1,000 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating and you can learn more in our announcement coverage. Head below for more eero deals for $79.

Networking Stories February 11

NETGEAR’s Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router returns to low at $150 (25% off), more

Amazon is currently offering the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router for $149.99 shipped. Having dropped from $200, today’s offer saves you 25% and returns the price to its Amazon all-time low. Armed with up to 1.75Gb/s speeds, this Wi-Fi router has four Gigabit Ethernet ports, three antennas, and more. Staying true to its Pro Gaming nomenclature, this model is equipped with a designated express lane for gaming traffic to “bypass network congestion and reduce lag spikes, jumps, and jitters.” It’s also said to be optimized for games like Overwatch, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and more. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 1,900 customers.

Networking Stories February 10

expiredGive your Wi-Fi a stylish upgrade with ASUS’ 802.11ac router at $100 ($60 off)

Amazon offers the ASUS Blue Cave 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router for $99.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. Having dropped from $160, today’s offer saves you over 37%, matches our previous mention, and comes within $10 of the all-time low. Ditching the typical antenna-packed form that we often see with routers, ASUS has implemented a more aesthetically pleasing design here. But there’s more to Blue Cave than just good looks, as you’ll benefit from 2600Mb/s speeds, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and four simultaneous download channels. Over 710 customers have left a 4.1/5 star rating. You can also learn more in our announcement coverage. More below.

Networking Stories February 5

expiredSave up to 57% on Monoprice Slimrun Cat6A Ethernet cable bundles from under $5

Monoprice is currently taking up to 57% off a selection of its Slimrun Cat6A Ethernet cables with bundles starting at under $5. Shipping is free across the board. While there are a variety of multipacks available in the sale today, one standout is on a 5-pack of 25-foot cables for $17.50. Typically fetching closer to $30, today’s offer is good for a 39% discount and is right around the lowest we’ve seen on the bundle. Monoprice’s in-house cables are perfect for tidying up your network kit, providing standard speeds of Cat6A without all the usual bulk. I personally use these in my own setup, and can easily recommend to homelab enthusiasts or those just getting started with their Wi-Fi system. Rated 4.9/5 stars from over 365 customers.

Networking Stories January 30

expiredNETGEAR’s Orbi 802.11ac Mesh System has dropped to $180 (Refurb, Orig. $350)

Today only, Woot offers the NETGEAR Orbi RBK43 802.11ac Mesh Wi-Fi 3-Pack in certified refurbished condition for $179.99 Prime shipped. Not a Prime member? Delivery will run you an additional $6. Originally selling for $350, like you’ll still find right now at Best Buy for a new model, that’s good for a 50% discount overall. Today’s offer comes within $5 of our previous mention and is the second-best we’ve tracked in months. Dishing out 2.2 Gb/s speeds across up to 6,000-square feet of coverage, this Orbi mesh system is a great way to blanket your home in 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Included alongside the main router are two satellites and the entire package touts seven Gigabit Ethernet ports as well. Over 1,000 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating and a 90-day NETGEAR warranty completes the package. More details below.

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