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List of Costco Exclusive Wireless Devices

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Costco Wireless Devices

Some brands create custom products exclusively for sale at Costco that are feature/performance

limited versions of other products.

This is likely a way for Costco to offer products at a lower price without undercutting other retailers.

These exclusive products often receive inferior support and fewer firmware updates.

Wireless Routers

Costco Model Retail Model Differences
Netgear R8900
(AD7000)
Netgear R9000
(AD7200)
  • TurboQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (800Mbps->600Mbps)
Netgear R8300
(AC5000)
Board ID: U12H334T00_NETGEAR
Netgear R8500
(AC5300)
Board ID: U12H334T99_NETGEAR
  • NitroQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (1000Mbps->600Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed • Foxconn U12H334T00/T99
Netgear R7960P
(AC3600)
Board ID: U12H359T00_NETGEAR
Netgear R8000P
(AC4000)
Board ID: U12H336T00_NETGEAR
Newer FW? U12H359T00_NETGEAR
  • NitroQAM reduced to TurboQAM on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (750Mbps->600Mbps)
  • NitroQAM disabled on one of the 5GHz 802.11ac radios (1625Mbps->1300Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed • Foxconn U12H336T00/U12H359T00
Netgear R7900P
(AC3000)
Board ID: U12H359T00_NETGEAR
Netgear R8000P
(AC4000)
Board ID: U12H336T00_NETGEAR
Newer FW? U12H359T00_NETGEAR
  • NitroQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (750Mbps->450Mbps)
  • NitroQAM disabled on 5GHz 802.11ac radio (1625Mbps->1300Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed • Foxconn U12H336T00/U12H359T00
Netgear R7900
(AC3000)
Board ID: U12H315T00_NETGEAR
Netgear R8000
(AC3200)
Board ID: U12H315T20_NETGEAR
  • TurboQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (600Mbps->450Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed • Foxconn U12H315T00/T20
Netgear R6900P
(AC1900)
Netgear R7000P
(AC2300)
  • NitroQAM disabled on 802.11ac radio (1625Mbps->1300Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed
Netgear R6900v1
(AC1900)
Board ID: U12H270T11_NETGEAR

Netgear R7000
(AC1900)
Board ID: U12H270T00_NETGEAR
Netgear R6700
(AC1750)
Board ID: U12H270T10_NETGEAR
  • TurboQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (600Mbps->450Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 port removed • Foxconn U12H270T10
Netgear AC1450
(AC1450)
Netgear R6300 v2
(AC1750)
Board ID: U12H264T00_NETGEAR
  • 256-QAM disabled on 802.11ac radio (1300Mbps->975Mbps)
  • Foxconn U12H264T00
Netgear XR450
(AC2400)
Board ID: 29764958
Netgear XR500
(AC2600)
Board ID: 29764958
  • TurboQAM disabled on 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (800Mbps->600Mbps)
  • OEM: Delta Networks  • Hardware ID: 29764958+0+256+512+4x4+4x4+Cascade
TP-LINK Archer C3000
(AC3000)
TP-LINK Archer C3200
(AC3200)
Board ID: 14112723200
  • 256-QAM disabled on 802.11n radio (600Mbps->450Mbps)

Cable Modem Routers

Costco Model Retail Model Differences
Netgear C6900
(AC1900)
Netgear C7000
(AC1900)
  • USB 2.0 port removed

Range Extenders

Costco Model Retail Model Differences
Amped Wireless W250REA
(AC2550)
Amped Wireless RE2600M
(AC2600)
  • No obvious differences
Amped Wireless W25REC
(AC2550)
Amped Wireless REC44M
(AC2600)
  • No obvious differences
Linksys RE6800
(AC1750)
Linksys RE7000
(AC1900)
  • MU-MIMO and "seamless roaming" disabled.
  • AC1900+ -> AC1750 (Comparison page)
Linksys REK4000
(N600)
Linksys RE4000W
(N600)
  • The Linksys Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro N600 Dual-Band Two Pack.
  • REK4000 is a repack of the RE4000W for Costco. It includes two RE4000W.
TP-LINK RE400
(AC1600)
TP-LINK RE450
(AC1750)
  • Reduced speed claimed for 2.4GHz 802.11n radio (450Mbps->300Mbps)

Wi-Fi Systems

Costco Model Retail Model Differences
Netgear Orbi WiFi System (RBK53) (AC3000) Netgear Orbi WiFi System (RBK50) (AC3000)
Netgear Orbi WiFi System (RBK52W) (AC3000) Netgear Orbi WiFi Systems