How does the night shift router work? Better or worse?

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My speeds have been jumpy lately. Wondered if it had anything to do with new night shift router I bought.
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Wasn't aware NightShift is still offering residential serivce but perhaps their pre-flashed routers are still available for purchase somewhere - maybe eBay? Maybe you mean NightHawk? If speaking of their firmware previously only ran on Asus routers and the starter kit included one specific Asus model. Just about any Asus router (or even a NetGear NightHawk) is going to provide better overall WiFi coverage and WiFi performance than the Viasat WiFi modem (not sure about the Viasat-2 WiFi Gateway performance yet nut am fairly certain I'd still be using my own router with it also). Either way you'd probably do better to go out and get your own quality router for a number of reasons, IMHO. NightShift was and still is used by many to record NetFlix during off peak times or during the free zone(s) - at last check they were no longer offering the residential service to new customers (it's a monthly subscription fee),  

This is why it's important to thoroughly investigate the underlying cause of your slow internet experience and determine whether it's the Internet connection or the WiFi connection - a better router will address the WiFi problems. It's also why I previously asked whether you could try a wired (Ethernet) connection to rule out wireless (WiFi) issues. There are other causes also that can be investigated - even if in the end it simply comes down to being on an overloaded beam at least you've done what can be done on your side. If really the underlying Internet connection you're at Viasat's mercy; if attributed to a poor WiFi performance and some other factors, there's something you can do about it.