Ease of set up.
Next generation Gigabit router.
A fast 802.11ac router.
Very good NAS performance (for a router).
DLNA media server.
Genie software provides easy setup and management.
Supports draft 802,11ac.
Dual USB ports.
Very good performance in 2,4 GHz N-only mode.
Limited placement options.
Difficult to access most ports/buttons.
Expensive price tag.
USB 3.0 ports would have been nice.
Lacks an iTunes server.
Bulky industrial design.
No VPN passthrough.
Bizarre design that limits placement.
Performance not on par with other Netgear dual-bands.
By TechRadar on August 28, 2013
This is cemented by the huge improvements to the 2.4GHz 802.11n speeds, which had held it back in our minds, limiting speeds with existing devices. While it remains a humongous router, at least the market price has dropped from the initial full price of £200/US$200, bringing it closer to standard dual-band routers and making it a much more tempting purchase.90
By APC Magazine on May 14, 2013
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By VR-Zone on March 28, 2013
The R6300 is one of the newest wireless routers from Netgear that supports high speed 802.11ac networking. It can concurrently provide speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 450 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. The R6300 wireless router belongs to...80
By Computeractive on March 07, 2013
The R6300 is Netgear's first 802.11ac router and has quite dramatic styling, looking like a glossy black slab on its side but it's also very large for a router. A white illuminated logo graces the centre, with three unobtrusive status lights...-
By eTeknix on February 08, 2013
Virtually everyone that has access to the Internet at home will have a wired connection and this therefore means that at the heart of their connectivity in the house we will find a router of some shape or from. Typically most of these are ISP supplied...-
By Tom's Hardware UK on January 14, 2013
Five years ago, we didn't have homes with a dozen wireless nodes and the need to run HD video to multiple screens. Today we do. Our 802.11n networks, especially on the 2.4 GHz band, are swamped. Can 802.11ac save the day? We test six routers to find...-
By PC Authority on December 12, 2012
The transition from 802.11g to faster 802.11n Wi-Fi was among the most drawn-out upgrades in the history of technology. It was only officially ratified by the IEEE in 2009, but before that, we had years of unofficial “pre-n” and...83
By PC Advisor on December 06, 2012
The Netgear R6300 was one of the first 802.11ac routers available to buy in the UK. It stands as the company's flagship 'ultimate performance' home router, and offers most of the features you'd expect from a comprehensive home hub....80
By Benchmark Reviews on October 16, 2012
From a standpoint of performance, the Netgear R6300 is impressive to say the least. It maintained speeds throughout the house rivaling that of the hardwired benchmark. Considering that the testing was done using an antiquated laptop, the final results...-
By HardwareHeaven on October 16, 2012
With 802.11ac being new technology there are limited devices available on the market which support the speeds offered... and this includes wireless adapters. For that reason we used two R6300s for this review. One acting normally (as a router) and...92