Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit Router Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Netgear hit a homerun with its N900 router, which we previously awarded a perfect 5/5 (a score we don't hand out liberally), and the company's new R6300 is essentially the same wireless beast, but with 802.11ac baked in.
Pros: Solid Performance:, USB x 2:, Genie Dashboard:, Strong Signal:, Parental Controls and Scheduling:
Cons: Bulky Design:, Ahead of the Curve:, No USB 3.0:
Conclusion: $200 isn’t cheap as far as routers ago. But if you must have the latest and greatest support for wireless protocols as well as a requirement for range, the R6300 is hard to beat. The only downsides we’d point a finger at currently are lack of AC hardware (not the router’s fault, really) and limited...
Excerpt: The modern day workhorse of any digital environment, corporate or personal, is the router (or routers). While people are busy focusing on things like the latest laptop, tablet, graphics card, etc.
Netgear R6300 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router Review
8 February 2013
Conclusion: With high speed internet fast becoming the standard across not only the UK but most of the connected world, its great to see a new line of routers that can not only handle the high speed connections on a wired basis but also over wireless as well.
Summary: The 802.11ac standard is here, primed and ready to blaze a trail over the air, so we’re certainly seeing more and more routers capable of it. NETGEAR’s R6300 is among the first routers with the 5G Wi-Fi standard, but is being first in line means it gets to be the fastest router today?
Pros: Great 5GHz performance, Dual-band, 802.11ac support, Easy to use
Conclusion: One of the elements where the R6300 falls short is from a design standpoint. Not only is it not very visually appealing, but its stature combined with the positioning of the majority of the ports it a bit of a disappointment. Also, it could have used a USB 3.0 port or two.
Pros: Signal Range, Signal strength & speed, Intuitive GUI, Ease of set up, Next generation Gigabit router, READYshare
Cons: Large design, limited placement options, Difficult to access most ports/buttons, Expensive price tag, USB 3.0 ports would have been nice
Excerpt: Netgear seems to have solved that problem by introducing their newest flagship router, the Netgear R6300 WiFi Router. Besides the sleek physical features, this Netgear features the next-generation Wi-Fi standard also known as 802.11ac which as we have seen is a monster step beyond anything that you...
Conclusion: As the first router of a new generation, the Netgear R6300 can definitely be called a success. Granted, 1.3 gbps is still quite a way away, but there are clear performance gains compared to 802.11n.
Netgear R6300 WiFi Router 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
5 July 2012
Conclusion: Although the Netgear R6300 supports the latest 802.11ac standard (in draft form); an odd design, and surprisingly underwhelming performance running in 11ac mode does not make this router one of Netgear's best.
Pros: Genie software provides easy setup and management. Supports draft 802.11ac. Dual USB ports. Very good performance in 2.4 GHz N-only mode. IPv6 support. Runs cool.
Cons: Bizarre design that limits placement. Performance not on par with other Netgear dual-bands. No USB 3.0.