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. It only seems logical to extend the same score to this newer model, so why didn't we?
Fair question, and the answer is because the R6300 ever-so-slightly misses the mark in just a few areas.
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:
Summary: One of the first 802.11ac draft routers - now with a software update
Pros: Good 802.11ac speeds, Excellent 802.11n speeds, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, Comprehensive features, Easy to install, The turn of speed 802.11ac is starting to raise eyebrows. Of more use and even better is the 5GHz performance the Netgear R6300 puts in - it's among the fastest we've tested, and at distance is only out-performed by the Netgear DGND 3700 . We also think Netgear has done a sterling job redesigning the web-based interface - while it's not as flash as others, th...
Cons: Awkward port placement, Tricky bridge settings, Interface needs polish, Still pricey, The physical design does nothing for us, and its size is a actually restrictive, while port positioning is rather poor because of this. Despite our praise for the interface, it could still do with some refining in the looks department, and it's not entirely clear where to find some settings, since they're split between Basic and Advanced sections.
Netgear R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router review
7 September 2012
Excerpt: The Netgear R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Router is a genuinely exciting router. It has claimed wireless speeds of up to 450Mbit/s on the 2.4GHz band and up to an incredible 1300Mbit/s on the 5GHz band. It also has two USB ports to which you can attach USB drives and printers, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and DLNA media sharing so you can share music and videos with other devices on your network.
Excerpt: Fazit: Der Netgear R6300 zeigte sich im Test besonders stark, wenn es darum geht, ein WLAN-ac-Signal stabil und flott über längere Strecken zu transportieren. Hier erreicht er 187 MBit/s, das macht keiner der aktuellen ac-Router besser. Und auch in den meisten anderen Testdisziplinen lieferte er ordentliche Ergebnisse inklusive gutem Energiemanagement.
Test WLAN 802.11ac - Netgear R6300 / Asus RT-AC66u:
11 August 2012
Conclusion: Der neue WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac erreicht durch gravierende Neuerungen wie 8x8 MIMO, Beamforming, 256 QAM 5/6 Modulation und vor allem durch Belegung deutlich größerer Kanalbandbreiten (80MHz, 160 MHz) Bruttoübertragungsraten im Gigabit-Bereich. In Europa sind im 5-GHz-Band insgesamt vier 80-MHz-Kanäle (respektive zwei 160-MHz-Kanäle) plus drei 20-MHz-Kanäle belegbar.