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The Netgear R6300 is a well-featured home wireless router with good performance in 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n modes. In 802.11ac mode it was marginally faster than the similar Buffalo AirStation 1750, although anyone expecting close to gigabit speed will still be disappointed. quote


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7.8
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  • Ease of use
    8.3
  • Speed / throughput
    8.4
  • Configurability / networking features
    7.8
  • Reliability
    7.1
  • Range
    8.3
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8.4
10 reviews
8.0
CNET Jun 27, 2012

he Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

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8.0
PC World Sep 11, 2012

It's not quite as fast as the Asus in most benchmarks, and it doesn't offer as many features as the Asus does. The performance gaps, however, are not huge.

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6.0
PC Mag Jul 5, 2012

Although the Netgear R6300 supports the latest 802.11ac standard (in draft form); an odd design, and surprisingly underwhelming performance running in 11ac mode does not make this router one of Netgear's best.

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9.0
CNET AU Aug 31, 2012

The R6300 is quite a beast of a router, and it certainly gives a promise of things to come. While we score it highly, we'd hold off on purchasing anything 802.11ac until client chips are more widespread — by then, there'll likely be something even better around.

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8.0
PC Advisor Aug 17, 2012

The Netgear R6300 is the second 11ac wireless router to market, and while far from reaching gigabit speeds its wireless offers relatively solid performance.

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8.0
PC World Australia Oct 5, 2012

Netgear's R6300 is a cream-of-the-crop dual-band wireless router that supports the 802.11ac standard. It's a great overall unit that will work well in any networking environment. Team it up with client devices that support 802.11ac, and it will supply wireless speeds that are noticeably faster than...

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8.0
TechRadar Sep 3, 2012

It provides a comprehensive feature set and easy installation. Problematically, it's very expensive, and frankly, even if it's compatible with future 802.11ac hardware, we wouldn't recommend investing in any such hardware at this time just on the back of that.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Sep 30, 2012

We come back to the key questions in the intro: will you see the performance benefit of switching to 802.11ac? Yes, 802.11ac to 802.11ac is incredible. But should you buy now? Arguably not until prices drop and 802.11ac devices and USB dongles become widely available.

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7.0
SmallNetBuilder Sep 4, 2012

If you are trying to decide between the R6300 and Buffalo's WZR-D1800H purely on the basis of their draft 11ac capability, it's largely a toss-up ... Buyers like flexibility and features and the R6300 handily beats Buffalo on both counts.

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XoLeRaS XoLeRaS

this thing is amazing, I was using a time capsule and had countless problems on daily bases. I got sick of it and I decided to go with the R6300, very easy to setup, very fast my network is been up for weeks solid, range is amazing,.

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9.0
jsciii jsciii

Other than some less-used options being hard to find, I have been very happy. All my 802.11n equipment was faster and I can add 802.11ac equipment as I buy new equipment. Shields UP (GRC.com) tells me that it doesn't expose UPNP on the WAN side (which it shouldn't but some routers do.) It...

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10
haleme haleme

I got this to replace a Mediabridge and a Linksys router. The setup and configuration of the Netgear is super simple. Took about 5 minutes to get everything installed and setup. The 4 1GB ports on the back are a big plus for me as I have a media server that streams music and videos. I have not...

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