Networking Not Working? Shop 802.11ac WiFi Routers From $40


You don't have to live in a WiFi deadzone anymore. When the networking deals are this good, there's no reason not to upgrade your current setup! This week, you can save a bundle on wireless routers, access points, and a whole lot more.

Netgear R6200Refurbished Netgear R6200 802.11ac Wireless Router
Store: Newegg
Price: $44.99 via coupon code "EMCANNT27" with free shipping
Lowest By: $55

Is It Worth It?: This refurbished Netgear R6200 wireless router is $55 cheaper than a new unit after coupon code "EMCANNT27". At $45, that's an easy upgrade to 802.11ac and an easier Editors' Choice pick. It features USB 2.0 connectivity, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, 256MB of RAM, 64MB of flash memory, and dual-band WiFi at 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

A 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who backs it.

TKBuffalo AirStation AC1200 802.11ac Wireless Router
Store: Newegg
Price: $39.99 via coupon code "EMCANNT37" with free shipping
Lowest By: $10
Expires: February 28

Is It Worth It?: If the router above is a little bit overkill for your needs, you can save $10 on this Buffalo 802.11ac unit. (B&H Photo Video charges the same price.) This dual-band router features support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, four Ethernet ports, and one Gigabit WAN port.

Cisco Access PointCisco Meraki Access Point with Cloud Management
Store: Cisco
Price: Free for IT professionals
Lowest By: $300

Is It Worth It?: IT professionals can score a free Cisco Meraki access point bundled with three years of cloud management. To get this Editors' Choice deal, you just have to attend a Cisco Meraki webinar. (You must have a valid company email address to claim the offer; a Cisco representative will confirm your eligibility by phone.) While it's not clear which model AP will be sent, even the most basic version goes for over $300 elsewhere.

Of note, this offer is limited to one unit per company. A list of upcoming webinars is available here.

TKRefurbished FreedomPop Freedom Hub Burst 802.11n Wireless Router/Modem
Store: FreedomPop
Price: $19.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $68

Is It Worth It?: Although availability is limited to select areas, this refurbished FreedomPop router/modem in an Editors' Choice way to score 4G coverage at a $68 savings. Plus, it comes bundled with an 11GB Data Plan 1-month Trial and FreedomPop Home Premier trial. This all-in-one unit features WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption.

A 90-day FreedomPop warranty applies. Note that the trial subscription begins once the item is shipped. Be sure to cancel your subscription before the end of the trial period, or you'll be charged $21.99 per month for 10GB of bandwidth and $5.99 per month for FreedomPop Home Premier. Note: FreedomPop is in the process of shutting down this network, and this device will work only until the end of 2015 at most.

TP-LINK N150Refurbished TP-LINK N150 802.11n Wireless Pocket Router
Store: Newegg
Price: $11.24 via coupon code "EMCANNT27" with free shipping
Lowest By: $12

Is It Worth It?: The factory-refurbished TP-LINK N150 is a tiny, portable WiFi solution that comes at an equally tiny price. This pocket-size router plugs into an electrical outlet and can also serve as an access point, repeater, or bridge. Other features include local or remote management, and WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK encryption.

A 90-day TP-LINK warranty applies.

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The Freedompop HubBurst runs on Clearwire/Sprint's 4G WiMAX technology, which Sprint has stated will be completely shut down by the end of 2015. Individual towers may be shut down before that time. You should make that clear so people know this will work for less than a year if they buy it.