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NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Fast Ethernet w/USB 2.0 (R6100-100PAS)

NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Fast Ethernet w/USB 2.0 (R6100-100PAS)
alaScore 84

183 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Fast Ethernet w/USB 2.0 (R6100-100PAS). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Fast Ethernet w/USB 2.0 (R6100-100PAS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Piece of Junk


Avoid. I talked to Netgear tech support and they were useless... of course.

Works great when it works

Constantly needs rebooting. Sometimes only after a few hours, sometimes after a day but at least every 1.5 days it needs rebooting. Very annoying. I did not have this problem with my Linksys routers

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works great, but...


Love the color and button design.

compact power house with great looks. great wired capabilities

I have an Alienware m17x-r2 with a Dell DW1520 wireless N Half Mini-card in it that seems to have trouble connecting to my R6100-AC1200... It'll connect to the network, but not have internet access. I have Updated drivers, deleted drivers, and so on,...


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Adequate performance but not reliable


Makes a little bit of noise as well. Nothing major, just noticeable when you pick it up. Does not support beam forming or Gigabit LAN, but anyone who buys it should know that going in. Web interface was a little buggy, but as hopefully one only has to...

It is rather cheep for an AC router, and the range has not disappointed me. Mind you, I wouldn't expect it to cover a large house, but for an apartment it is perfectly fine. Speeds are about what I expected

It is not reliable. End of story. Every 1-3 days it simply stops broadcasting the 5GHz band and although the 2.4GHz signal remains, nothing I own (all 4 devices) can connect to it. To be fair, simply resetting the router fixes all this, but that is...

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Very lacking


Unless you are going to buy this, plug it in with zero configuration changes, stay away. It lacks in every category compared to nearly all comparable routers. Older Netgear routers have been good to us. This new one has changed our brand. We are...

Mostly easy to configure the router for basic home use ; Has not died yet (we might consider this a con...)

We purchased this router to replace an earlier Netgear Wireless N router that was awesome. The old one died from one of the main chips frying, melted in a nasty way after 3 years ; This router wireless has major problems dropping clients, clients can...

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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/ 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...