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Netgear R6300
9.0 out of 10

Netgear R6300

The NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router delivers next generation WiFi at G Read more

Great Deal: $169.99

Reviews and Problems with Netgear R6300

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Overall 4
4.0

thought I would ignore the reviews because I knew better.

Anonymous, Newegg
14 July 2015
  • Pros: very inexpensive
  • Cons: does not work properly, resets often
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast, when it works.

Christopher L., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: In less than 2 years, it has bricked itself 5 times. 3 of these times have been when using the company's own Genie tools to either reboot or update my firmware. The other two were from short duration power spikes...small enough that I've never had any other router just completely die from them.
  • Pros: When it works, it is fast and the connection is very reliable. I've never had a better router when it is up.
  • Cons: Bricks itself if you look at it funny. Seriously, I've never had a router corrupt its firmware so many times. Not even with all my previous routers combined.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Darrell Hamlin, Amazon
13 May 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Stay away

Russell A., Newegg
12 April 2015
  • Summary: I've had this router for a couple years now, so it is out of warranty. It did the same thing while it was under warranty, but I just let it slide because I was able to fix it.
  • Pros: Fast. Relatively easy to set up.
  • Cons: Router design is flawed horribly. The power at my house goes out pretty often. About half the time, the router bricks. The green globe flashes which indicates corrupted firmware. Then, if you don't have a lot of tech ability, you're in trouble. You have to manually force a new copy of the firmwar...
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Overall 4
4.0

Extremely disapointed in Netgear tech support

T. Wills "AzNetCowboy", Amazon
16 February 2015
  • Summary: I really thought this would be great, but one of my connections that working 100% on my old computer would not work on this computer. It was a IP address problem. After spending hours on the phone with Netgear's tech support, I informed the tech one of two things was going to happen.
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Overall 4
4.0

this refurb unit get zero support from netgear

jim osborne, Amazon
25 January 2015
  • Summary: router works fine, but refurb units get zero support from netgear. firmware updates also require you to clear ALL settings after the upgrade and re-enter all of your settings ( no save config file and restore config file option ).
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the Money- Bad Tech Support

Kindle Customer, Amazon
27 December 2014
  • Summary: This router has been trouble from day 1! I should have returned it right away once I saw that it didn't work with our desktop. I have contacted customer service at Netgear numerous times to no avail. I got a replacement of the exact model router and it still doesn't work to my expectations.
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Overall 4
4.0

VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

Amazon Customer "blondie", Amazon
2 October 2014
  • Summary: This router does not do what it claims to do. I have a small hotel which is probably equivalent to the size of a large house (which is what this item claims to cover). I am having the same complaints as I did when I had a smaller router from Netgear.
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Overall 4
4.0

Started off promising.....then like others

James H., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Pros: Fast speeds initially, good range
  • Cons: Many issues after a couple months, inconsistent speeds even over Ethernet. Some devices disconnect/reconnect constantly. Cannot access router configuration page without doing a power reset first.
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Overall 4
4.0

Intermittently fun project

Robert J., Newegg
21 August 2014
  • Summary: This router is a fun challenge for those seeking a high-maintenance intermittent internet connection. Okay for e-mailing and reading text-only web pages. Not so good for streaming or for uses that require a reliable connection, like for work.
  • Pros: Looks great. Often works, for a while at least. The Netgear Genie program sometimes helps restore internet connectivity.
  • Cons: Often -- frequently, in fact -- drops internet for no reason. Is it overheating? Is it affected by solar flares? I thought I had a correlation with wind speeds, but that didn't pan out. The Netgear Genie program sometimes doesn't help.
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