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Netgear R6100 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac

Netgear R6100 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac
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103 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Netgear R6100 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Netgear R6100 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Fast Ethernet w/USB 2.0 (R6100-100PAS)

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Polished software, easy setup, but not very fast.

 

Other Thoughts: I tested 2.4GHz and 5GHz performance from three locations in a 2200Sq Ft 2-floor house. These should duplicate common usage. I used a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 corporate laptop with DWA-182 802.11ac adapter. Test Locations: a. "In the other...

Review summary: This is a great little router with a very slick, refined, polished setup process and equally high-quality admin tool. It's priced well, but its wireless and wired performance lags more expensive 802.11ac routers ; List of pros ; Great...

Please keep in mind the cost of the router while reading the cons, and keep in mind that most cons listed are minor ; List of cons ; It's slow. At least, slower than other 802.11ac router's I've tested. It's still worlds faster than 802.11a/b/g. See...

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User friendly hub for the wireless home

 

I did, however, appreciate the Genie software thinking from the perspective of someone that just wants a basic router with a lot of bandwidth for many wireless devices. The router automatically directs to the setup pages and guides you through a very...

Reasonably priced, easy setup, secured by default for protection even while you set it up, USB port for simple network storage, dual band and a button to turn the WiFi off if you want to hog all the bandwidth to yourself

The biggest con I found was the integrated switch; it's only 10/100...no gigabit. For internet use it's no big deal but I have a dedicated computer room where several machines are typically hard wired to the router for fast file transfers. This router...

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Solid entry level AC router

 

Installation and setup : You get three installation booklets, one in English, Spanish and also one in French. There is no CD so gone are the days that you have to run a CD to install your router, a big plus in my book. The guide is effectively 5 pages...

Pros ; Dual band AC router ; No CD required to do installation which makes installation a breeze, configuring your router can be done via Ethernet cable or wirelessly from any connected device using Netgear’s Genie app ; Small footprint and takes up...

Cons ; Only 300Mbps speed on 2.4Ghz, even older N750 routers have 300Mbps, the N900 has 450 Mbps ; CAT 5e Ethernet cable, one would expect at least a higher end CAT 6 cable with a higher end router ; USB 2.0 port, I would have expected at least two USB...

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Good router for size / price!

 

Packaging and Un-boxing: Included in the packaging are the following: 1x Netgear R6100 wifi router 1x power adapter 1x ethernet cable manuals / warranty info On the I/O panel on the back of the router, there are the following connections: 1x USB 2.0 4x...

First impressions (before powering up and setting up) ; I thought this router was going to be MASSIVE in size, but it turns out it isn’t as huge as I had expected. It is comparable in size to the Netgear WNDR4500 I have owned ; WNDR4500 - 10.2” H x...

Other ; Wait a minute... there was a “firmware update” and a “GUI language update”. The firmware update completed, not the GUI language update. Ran the updater again... the page blinks after the status bar completes and goes back to the advanced status...

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Pretty good, but missing some critical features

 

The bottom line is that the R6100 is a mixed bag. It has 802.11ac which supports up to 867 Mbps, but only has 100 meg ethernet ports so you'll never see anywhere close to 867 megs of actual throughput. It has QoS, but it's such a broken implementation...

After living with the R6100 I'm genuinely split on whether I like it or not. I want to like it (802.11ac for less than a hundred bucks? score!) but at the same time it's crippled by only having 100 meg ethernet ports to back it up. So if you have...

(Review continued from the pros, these are not necessarily cons here.) ; The humongous fail of this unit comes with its QoS. First off, THE R6100 ONLY MANAGES QOS ON THE UPSTREAM, IT DOES NOT MANAGE THE DOWNSTREAM. This is akin to trying to drive a car...

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Love this router

 

I really love this Router i was a Tester for it and i never had a issue with it also im in ITT also own my own web hosting company i was using this router to test the Performance and i can really say it passed all of my test continuously also great for...

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Great router! Newegg Eggxpert Review

 

Some range issues (or so I thought) -Great value -Recommended buy (NOTE: This has been corrected and was not the router's fault, just want it mentioned since I never had this issues with my old router in the exact same spot)The only real problem I have...

IEEE 802.11ac (and of course backwards compatible to a/b/g/n) ; Easy setup ; Mobile app to help manage router ; Readyshare USB port – great for sharing an external hard drive or a printer ; Great wireless speeds ; Dual band ; Set up was simple. Has...

No gigabit wired connection ; Wish it had 2 Readyshare ports ; Range could be better ; This router would be almost perfect for me if it had gigabit ethernet. My main PC is the one wired connection, and soon my other desktop will be wired too (once I...

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Works Well But Poor Value

 

Included in the box was a 5' CAT 5e network cable. Standard practice but this one was unusual as it was not a normal UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable but was a high quality STP shielded cable. I like these as they have metal in the connector and...

I have always been a Netgear fan so I was happy to get the R1600-AC1200 for review ; Since this is the Pros section let me start with a huge pro, the ReadySHARE USB Port. An USB port is provided for network attached storage, DLNA media streaming or USB...

Cons ; Lack of Gigabit networking. This is unforgivable for a device in this price range. Gigabit wired ethernet is widespread nowadays and cost next to nothing. People with high speed fiber optic connections will not be able to utilize anything over...

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Yes this is a Newegg Eggxpert Review

 

Regarding WIFI coverage. Prior to installing the R6100. I took measurements of my 4 year old NETGEAR WNR100v3 which is located on top of a 4 drawer file cabinet in the first floor office of my log cabin home. The measurement was done on my SAMSUNG...

Easy automatic intuitive setup. This device when first turned on new, my previous router setting was 10.0.0.1 and set itself accordingly. I put everything I could through it, including wireless streaming to 2 TV's from my servers and both TV's showed...

As all ready mentioned in other reviews some firmware enhancements are needed. This unit is new with a manual date of July 2013. My experience with NETGEAR previously is that because the router just hit the store shelves, they will continue to refine...

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Does not support bridge mode

 

It's small

There is very little information out there about this router and while the R6200, R6250 and R6300 all support bridge mode via the "Alternate Operation Mode" setting, the R6100 does not. I confirmed with technical support. Maybe a firmware update will...

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