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# 261326 21-Nov-2019 08:13
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New Wi-fi 6 router

https://amplifi.com/alien

Yes please, shame about the price!

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  # 2358386 21-Nov-2019 08:25
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I'm still trying to work out why the us$180 ubnt flexHD seems to have a price of nz$450 here (even allowing for GST it should be $100 less than than)


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  # 2358398 21-Nov-2019 08:48
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That seems like a really great price, considering what the Unifi HD's cost.

 

But can we all just stop with this form factor?! It wasn't cool when D-Link did it 5 years ago and it's not now either.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2358412 21-Nov-2019 08:59
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chevrolux:

 

That seems like a really great price, considering what the Unifi HD's cost.

 

 

except the flexHD is based on the same chipset as the nanoHD - which retails for nz$325 here (and the exact same us$180 price direct off ubnt).

 

 

 

FlexHD/nanoHD are low cost solutions - not in the same league as the much more expensive AC-HD (which is aimed at much higher density installs - supports a mad number of simultaneous clients)

 

 

 

flexHD 'tube' form factor makes sense - gives you an option for places where a flying saucer AP (or an inwallHD) won't work. You can just pick whichever works.

 

 

 

Amplifi Alien does seem to be a throwback to those d-links though - still not anywhere as ugly as ASUS's ill-fated 'blue cave' or the equally bizarre and ugly norton core router.

 

 

 

Since Amplifi has done a cube and a now a tube I'm guessing the 3rd gen with be a pyramid?


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  # 2363737 30-Nov-2019 22:38
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bignose:

 

I'm still trying to work out why the us$180 ubnt flexHD seems to have a price of nz$450 here (even allowing for GST it should be $100 less than than)

 

 

Where to get the flexHD in nz? 


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  # 2363738 30-Nov-2019 22:43
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iirc a single device not on wifi 6 will stop the entire band from being wifi 6?





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  # 2363758 1-Dec-2019 00:42
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Track ISP and System Performance


Glad they want to keep the belt all speedtest server feature....




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  # 2363856 1-Dec-2019 10:24
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Sean2842:

 

bignose:

 

I'm still trying to work out why the us$180 ubnt flexHD seems to have a price of nz$450 here (even allowing for GST it should be $100 less than than)

 

 

Where to get the flexHD in nz? 

 

 

 

 

PB tech are the only people listing them (with the silly price) - but no actual stock (and no eta) - I'd wait for gowifi to list them


 
 
 
 


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  # 2363858 1-Dec-2019 10:28
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bignose:

 

Sean2842:

 

bignose:

 

I'm still trying to work out why the us$180 ubnt flexHD seems to have a price of nz$450 here (even allowing for GST it should be $100 less than than)

 

 

Where to get the flexHD in nz? 

 

 

 

 

PB tech are the only people listing them (with the silly price) - but no actual stock (and no eta) - I'd wait for gowifi to list them

 

 

 

 

ok thanks 


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