Netgear R6300

  • Netgear R6300
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  • Great performance.
  • Class leading wireless range.
  • Two USB ports.


  • Big.
  • Expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computeractive on

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 PCAuthority on 90

As such, unless you absolutely need a new router we advise you hold onto your cash for the time being; however, as soon as the first 802.11ac laptops begin to arrive, we’ll be beating a path to Netgear’s door.

By Benchmark Reviews on

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 Good Gear Guide on 80

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...

By TrustedReviews on 80

That said we were equally amazed by the Netgear R6300 802.11ac Router’s groundbreaking 802.11n 5GHz performance which leads us to conclude that, while expensive, this is a router which offers immediate benefit along with long term future proofing. It is hard to ask for more.

By TechRadar on 80

As a 5GHz router, the Netgear R6300 excels. 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...

By CNET Australia on 90

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...

By Legit Reviews on

The Netgear R6300 802.11ac router combines the fastest Wi-Fi speeds we have ever tested with a clever and complete user interface for ultimate control. Some may not like the footprint or aggressive shape, but we think with all the features that...

By cnet on 80

The 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.

By PCAdvisor on 80

The 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 decent, although anyone expecting close to gigabit speed will still be disappointed. At around £200, it’s more expensive than some of its rivals.