Update: This offer has ended.

The Netgear Nighthawk X8 AC5000 Wi-Fi router is down to $199.96 on Amazon. This router normally sells around $250 and has only recently dropped down to this price. It did drop to this price in early October but jumped back up for the last week or so. If you missed the first drop, this is your chance to grab it for this price.

The Netgear Nighthawk R6700 is a more budget alternative if you don't want to go all out. It's down to $80 with a $10 off on-page coupon.

This R8300 router is so fast you won't even be able to take advantage of the speed it offers. I mean that. This router uses all the latest Wi-Fi speed standards and Tri-Band Wi-Fi. The four antennas mean a strong signal with reduced interference. It also uses MU-MIMO technology, which is designed for households using multiple devices on one router. If you have a bunch of gaming consoles, tablets, smartphones, and other things using your Wi-Fi, that's the tech you want in a router.

The Nighthawk X8 has 4.1 stars based on 4,542 user reviews.

TL;DR

  • What makes this deal worth considering? - I'd say this is worth considering for the sake of "future-proofing." You buy this one router and you won't have to worry about another one for years.
  • Things to know before you buy! - You can still get pretty far with a more budget Wi-Fi router, if you don't want to cough up the $200 for the Nighthawk X8. The R6700 Nighthawk is plenty fast and a very good router, and it's only $80 right now with a $10 off on-page coupon.

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Happy thrifting!