|NETGEAR R6300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Greg Schepers|
|Tuesday, 16 October 2012|
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NETGEAR R6300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self-supplied.
Next generation wireless routers are now firmly in the marketplace, and Benchmark Reviews has had the opportunity to take a closer look at one of NETGEAR 's current flagship routers, which is the NETGEAR R6300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. Having Broadcom's 5G Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac chips on-board, The R6300 is capable of delivering speeds of up to 1300Mbps when connected to other 802.11ac devices, and speeds of up to 450Mbps when connected to 802.11n devices.
Some have suggested that it has, "a face that only a mother could love," but, personal preferences aside, the design of the R6300 is not indicative of this router's performance and capability. It is packed with great features, such as READYshare, that are designed to address your personal and professional wireless needs. Whether you want to stream HD video, sit down for an extended gaming session, or even do a number of tasks simultaneously, the NETGEAR R6300 can handle it.
The R6300 was designed for one position, and one postion only; to stand vertically with a slight tilt toward the back. It has no external antennas, so standing upright is the best position for it to maximize the potential range of this device, since the internal antennas are located toward the top. One striking design features that can be found on the back and the sides of the R6300 is the triangular holes. The holes cover about 90 percent of the surface of the back and sides, which prevent the device from getting too hot. In fact, this router is so well ventilated that it barely breaks a sweat.
Let's go ahead and take a closer look at the R6300.