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- TP-Link Dual Band Wifi Router $47 (expired)
Yesterday's one-day sale on TP-Link products has expired, but Amazon added one more deal today.
A TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Router is on sale for $47 when clicking the $10 coupon under the price.
It uses dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and compatible with 802.11ac and older wifi signals.
Also has a 4-port gigabit switch, and a USB port for attaching a USB drive.
Also has a separate guest Wifi that can has voice-controlled on/off with an Amazon Echo.
Many reviews are positive, but be sure to read the negative reviews as well.
Like many sub-$50 wifi routers, several people report issues with their routers dying or failing over time.
There are enough positive reviews that should make it worth the risk for many consumers.
It seems the routers with the fewest issues often cost $100 and more.
If you are tired of throwing away money on cheap routers, consider a "gaming" router which often have better quality CPU and parts.
But, be ready to spend $100 or more on a new one.
Another alternative could be buying a discontinued & used "gaming" router on Ebay which can provide better connectivity than cheap newer routers, but with no support or warranty.
We bought a few very old D-Link DGL-4500 gaming routers on Ebay for $25 each, turned them into access points with radios set at 5GHz 802.11n only, which has worked quite well for over 4 years despite being single-band and very old firmware.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Deals on TP-Link Technology Products (expired)
One-day sale on TP-Link technology products, including:
3-Pack TP-Link HS100 Wifi Smart Plugs for $33.25 ($11.10 each) when applying coupon code SMARTNGY3 in the cart.
Normally $15 each or $27 for 2.
We have one connected to a surveillance camera that sometimes drops off Wifi, and needs to be power cycled.
Rather than climb a ladder to unplug and plug in the camera's power cable, the TP-Link app can cycle the power from a smartphone.
Other people use a Wifi smart plug to boil water in an electric kettle or make toast at a certain time in the morning.
Toshiba 1TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $45 with code EMCTWVT32 .
Useful for backing-up photos and videos, a portable USB hard drive powers itself with the included USB data cable and is about the size of an iPhone X.
Western Digital Black 1TB M.2 SSD Card for $200 with code EMCTWVT22 .
Expensive when compared with other M.2 SSD cards, but Western Digital's "Black" devices are known to be higher quality and are backed by a 5-year warranty.