Saturday, 9 March 2013

Review - Netgear R6300 11ac router

Computeractive has just published my full review of the Netgear R300 11ac router. I've mentioned this briefly in my previous post about the 11ac roundup for ZDNet, but there's a bit more detail in this review. It is a very impressive router, despite its size, with plenty to keep advanced users happy. It's also one of the fastest models I've tested in 11ac mode. Its price has dropped quite a bit since it launched, and is now selling for around £170.

The Netgear Genie app in particular deserves praise - it makes managing the router much less of a chore. It also has a neat trick of turning any attached USB printer into an Airprint-compatible printer, allowing it to be used wirelessly from an iOS device.

Performance in 11ac mode at 25m was outstanding - over 100Mbps

The Netgear Genie desktop app is great

Plenty of advanced options in the settings menu

It's very bulky

This is the iOS Genie app

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