Pros

  • A very fast 802.11ac router
  • DLNA media server
  • Very good NAS performance (for a router)

Cons

  • Bulky industrial design
  • No VPN pass-through
  • Lacks an iTunes server

At A Glance

Netgear's R6300 is an exceptionally good router, but it's not better than the Asus RT-AC66U.

Manufacturer’s Description

Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g and n devices, it enables HD streaming throughout your home. The R6300 with simultaneous dual band WiFi technology offers speeds up to 450+1300 Mbps and avoids interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. This makes it ideal for larger homes with multiple devices. In addition, four Gigabit Ethernet ports offer ultra-fast wired connections. Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and USB printer using the two USB 2.0 ports. The Netgear genie App provides easy installation from an iPad, tablet, computer or smartphone. It includes a personal dashboard, allowing you to manage, monitor, and repair your home network. Netgear customers can download the app at http://www.netgear.com/genie or from the Google Play or App Store. Easily configure the R6300 as a bridge to wirelessly connect multiple devices in your home entertainment center at the faster 802.11ac speeds.

Manufacturer’s Website

Netgear R6300 802.11ac Router

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