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Written by Greg Schepers   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
NETGEAR R6300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
Closer Look: Netgear R6300
Netgear R6300 Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

NETGEAR Wi-Fi Features

When purchasing a router, there are many variables that must be considered by an individual, the most obvious of which includes the range and speed of the device. The Netgear R6300 not only excels in these areas, but also has a multitude of other features that make it an excellent choice, not to mention the fact that it is a next generation router, so you will enjoy this strong performer for years to come. Let's take a closer look at this device:

Wireless

  • Draft 2 of the 802.11ac standard, which is capable of speeds of 1300 Mbps when connected to other 802.11ac devices.
  • Capable of speeds up to 450 Mbps on with 802.11n devices.
  • Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g and n.

Security

  • One-touch WPS connection through "Push ‘N' Connect" button feature.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

Convenience

  • Five 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology.
  • Netgear Genie dashboard makes it easy to set up and manipulate your home network. The Netgear Genie is also available as an iPhone/iPad and Android App.
  • Includes two USB 2.0 ports.

Performance

  • Wi-Fi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers.
  • Memory: 128 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM.

NETGEAR R6300 Specifications

  • Width 8.1 in
  • Depth 10 in
  • Height 3 in
  • Weight 23.1 oz

Standards

  • Hi-Speed USB : 2 x 4 pin USB Type A
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • LAN : 4 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45,
  • WAN : 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

Performance

  • Wi-Fi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
  • Memory: 128 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)

Security

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention



 

Comments 

 
# Nice router but...Kaldor 2012-10-17 07:28
I like the fact that we finally have near gigabit speed on a router and I am strongly considering buying an AC wireless router. However, right now there are no network adapters that will allow you to use the AC speed to its fullest. The only one that I know of, the Netgear A6200-100NAS is only USB 2.0. This is a major failing. Unless we see USB 3.0 and PCI-E adapters, only one people that will see a real use for this are owners of very new laptops that have the AC wireless built in, of there are none that I know of.
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# whats the pointScolex 2012-11-09 01:16
I am puzzled in the testing and results section you only gave numbers for your internet connection speed. Those numbers are worthless IMHO when you consider that even a simple G router can handle a 23.5Mbps connection with no problem. Not to mention internet speeds can change at the drop of a hat and are not exactly reliable/repeatable.
Why not setup a test with a wireless computer downloading files from a wired computer that would be a better indicator of the wifi potential.
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# RE: whats the pointGreg Schepers 2012-11-13 06:49
I appreciate your feedback regarding the testing of this device. You mention that "internet speeds can change at the drop of a hat and not exactly reliable/repeatable." However, I did mention in the Final Thoughts section that the R6300 has, "performed brilliantly for the better part of six months in my home," and then qualified that statement by sharing the level of performance it has consistently delivered. I encourage you to read the entire review. I apologize if you feel the testing was not thorough enough and will consider your recommendation for future router testing and review projects.
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