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NETGEAR R6250 Wireless AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • AC1600 WiFi 300+1300 Mbps speeds
  • Dual Core 800Mhz processor
  • 256MB Memory and 128MB Flash
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • Open Source
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi - 2.4&5GHz
  • WiFi Boost
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IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
SPI and NAT firewall
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 1300+300Mbps
Frequency Band
Internal Antenna
USB 3.0
Wireless Adapter included
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.
Use laptop with 3x3 300 Mbps adapter like Centrino 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6200 for maximum performance.
7.5" x 7.79" x 2.55"
1.44 lbs.


AC1600 Wi-Fi - 300+1300Mbps speeds

Simultaneous Dual Band Wi-Fi - 2.4 & 5GHz

Wi-Fi Transmitters/Receivers (Tx/Rx) - 2x2 (2.4 GHz) + 3x3 (5 GHz)

Wi-Fi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers

Memory: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM

Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)

IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6).

Best wireless coverage for large homes

Ideal for homes with 8 or more Wi-Fi devices

NETGEAR genie App - Enjoy more of your connected home

Dual-Core 800MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity

USB 3.0 port - Up to 10x faster USB hard drive access

Best connectivity for dual band Wi-Fi devices like iPad / iPhone 5.


Package Contents
R6250 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Ethernet cable
Quick install guide
Power adapter, localized to country of sale

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Charles M.
  • 4/12/2014 3:58:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffortless installation...up and running in 5 minute's.

Pros: The unit runs very cool. Because I was replacing a router in an already configured small home network, all I needed to do was plug it in. It began working even before I did a system reboot. Very noticeable speed difference, especially when using the 5 GHz band. The 3.0 USB port is very simple to use and I have yet to see any of the bug's, or connection dropout's that are being mentioned in other review's. The signal range is impressive to me. Especially using my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. Steady and solid connectivity. No dropout's. If you are reading this and are contemplating Dual Band, this is a safe bet. Lucky for me I grabbed mine from newegg at $129.99. They jumped up to $149.95 for the present time.

Cons: I wish the base was heavier so the router would sit more firmly in place. That is the only change I'd make.

Other Thoughts: I researched and read many review's on many dual band router's. There are a lot of people having trouble's with many different make's and model's. I almost chose not to buy one due to the high number of bad review's on all of the different brand's.
I think Netgear has got thing's under control with this model.

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  • Hyeon P.
  • 3/8/2014 9:29:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLong Range, Fast Internet, Solid Design

Pros: The Netgear Genie App on Computer, to control the router, is pretty easy to use and set up the router. Easy button of wifi, wsp, on/off on the side of router and has decent design add to it.
From my Note 3 / AC link speed is around 292 mbps, and from the Macbook Pro it had maximum of 792 mbps so far.

From my Note 3 /AC link speed was around 65 Mbps. The Wireless-N has 5Mbps. . Quiet Dissapointed in 2.4GHz Speed ... (It maybe because I have another 2.4GHz Modem in my room but the channel is different from other Router)

Cons: Low Link speed on 2.4GHz with other router around.

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  • Jason P.
  • 12/29/2013 6:21:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsa pretty good netgear 802.11ac router

Pros: it works with pretty good range. easy to setup and when its running its quick. `

Cons: seems to have trouble with tablets and phone over wifi every now and then. sent one in and second did the same.

Other Thoughts: This is not a huge problem but seems a bit odd. Laptops don't seem to be an issue so i'm stumped. If tablets and phones streamed 100% like my computers I would rate this a 5

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/15/2013 12:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsLies, Lies and More Lies

Pros: Great router for speed - if you have 802.11ac devices that is. But that's true for ANY 802.11ac vendor at this point.

Cons: Dual Processor? No.
256MB used? Sorry.
USB3 @10x speed? Meh

So, I paid for an SMP Dual Proc, 256MB, USB3 capable router. Instead the Netgear firmware delivers: Single Proc, 128MB and USB2 speeds(20MB/sec).

Other Thoughts: Netgear needs to come clean with their delivered performance and features not claim false information such as, "The dual-core 800 MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity, while the USB 3.0 port provides up to 10X faster USB hard drive access."

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2013 8:50:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsModern looking router with lots of features...

Pros: Having used this router now for several months and replacing my Linksys E1000 entirely, I can honestly say I feel like I've exhausted my review of this router. I like that it s 10/100/1000 and no longer bottlenecks my network like my previous router.

With that said, the router is for more mid-advanced users and with enough tinkering, you can have it running smoothly with no hitches. The administration screens are fairly easy to navigate and filled with options to disable/enable as you want. The interface also allots for people who want to use it in a basic sense and those who want to use it in an advanced sense.

The cost is a bit high, but to get a 4-port Gigabit switch, repeater and built-in WiFi would almost be the same cost. I however don't use this as a switch. I use a Cisco Small Business class 8-port Gigabit switch that is extremely reliable as well.

My transfer speeds over network and download speeds of extremely large files is impressive with no bottlenecks or slow downs. I get an additional bar of WiFi at the other side of my house over my old router and I can use it as a printer sharing device, which I am currently doing (HP LaserJet 1020) with no issues.

I wish it had an additional port for my NAS, but supposedly the newer models come with 2 USB ports, but at an additional cost...

All in all, I would solidly recommend this router to anyone assuming they were willing to pay the price for the features. If you don't care about the features, then by all means, go buy a $59-$75 router from a local store.

Cons: I don't like the wireless MAC filtering screen. It is not intuitive and at times, I feel like it isn't working, but it is...if that makes sense. I actually like the screen of another router I reviewed earlier (D-Link DIR-810L).

The cost of the router is a con. Netgear would eliminate the barriers to entry by reducing the price to close to $100 rather than $200.

Only desktop mountable, but this can be remedied by my below modification...

This is probably just a con for me, but I hate routers that are not wall mountable. This router is not by OEM standards wall mountable, but if you are inventive, you can cutout the little triangle openings in the back of the router and with some 3" screws, hang this thing from the wall with no issues (at least I didn't have any)...this is not a guarantee your hanging job won't make it fall off the wall and break. That would be your fault.

Other Thoughts: Good router for large house or small business.

My other last thought previous router would periodically get reset (not sure if power loss or not) and I would have a hard time getting back on the network. This router has not had that problem since I got it setup.

Buy it...

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5 out of 5 eggsSlick router packed with feature

Pros: • Sturdy built, chic design;
• Provide latest networking technology;
• Replace successfully any provider stock router;
• Web interface easy to use and intuitive (basic and advanced);
• The prices sum of the devices needed (good router, Wi-Fi amplifier, gigabit switch and eventual repeater) to achieve same level of performance is about the same;
• Easy to setup;
• Good speed transfers over Wi-Fi using Genie (average of 8 Mb) at 2.4GHz - read the Cons about this testing;
• The signal strength is pretty impressive in close to mid-range distances;
• Printer sharing / file sharing USB 3.0 - Having a printer ready anytime or transforming any HDD into a NAS is a very useful feature. Their R6300 comes actually with 2 USB 2.0 ports to cover both.

Cons: • This is not necessarily a con, but the 802.11ac is a new standard and I didn’t have a network adapter to pair this with. For now, on the market we have some USB 11ac adapters (such as Linksys AE6000) or the Intel’s latest Wireless-AC 7260 adapter for laptops. Will post an update once I’ll get an 802.11ac network adapter;
• Missing a coax port, as it’s used by many providers, to provide Internet/cable services;
• It comes with a “guest” SSID already activated;
• Signal strength drops significantly through 2-3 walls.

Other Thoughts: • Make sure you check for any firmware update available;
• Will recommend this and implement it for large homes as it’s easy to setup and manage.

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5 out of 5 eggsBlows my old router away, as if that's surprising

Pros: - Router has a very nice look, which is a definite plus since as a wireless router, it would be counterproductive to hide it away.

- The build quality of the router and everything it came with are top notch. The router itself is made of nice heavy plastic and the RJ-45 ports feel good and secure. The power supply for the router is one of the sturdiest I’ve ever used. The router also came with the nicest cat-5e Ethernet cable I’ve ever used, it was also clearly labeled as to which end should be plugged into which device; a nice touch to make setup that much easier for somebody less experienced in doing such things.

- Set up is about as easy as expected for a router, not quite plug n’ play, but close. Was up and running within 10 minutes.

- Settings manager has everything you need to set the router up to work for your network and more. In particular I like being able to see devices which are currently connected to the router, hard-wired and via WiFi. (After reading some other reviews, I'd like to point out my intended target for this statement was the average home user. I certainly didn't find myself wanting a setting that I couldn't find in that situation.)

- You can remotely reboot the router. Could be useful.

- The ability to network a printer through the router using the router’s USB port is a fairly useful feature for several situations. In particular if you have a printer which by itself can’t be networked, you can network the printer without having to keep a computer running for the purpose of sharing the printer on the network.

- Another useful feature enabled through the USB port is the ability to connect a USB storage device to the router and turn it from a local storage device to a network storage device (essentially a NAS).

- One of the most commonly performed tasks with a router is made slightly easier by the settings manager. When forwarding a port you can manually type in the IP address you intend to forward to, however, you also have the choice to select one of the currently connected devices and forward to that device.

- Compared to my old router (Linksys WRT150N) the wireless range and reception are much better. All around my house anything using WiFi shows very solid WiFi connectivity, and more objectively, I’m able to use the WiFi to do things such as browse the web and stream videos via WiFi, something my old router had trouble with even if you were within 50 feet of it.

- The range and speed of the WiFi are something which highly impressed me. My friend brought his car over one day to run some diagnostics on it, however we needed to emulate the diagnostic software on his laptop. To figure out how to do this we connected to the router which was in my house with several walls and 100 feet between it and the laptop. The reception (according to the Windows WiFi prompt) was exceptional, and the download speeds were fast enough to match my wired internet speeds (3.2MB/s) . This was using the 2.4GHz WiFi.

Cons: - The setup guide for the router lists a url which you are supposed to type into your browser in the event that your browser doesn’t automatically access the router start-up page. There are two listed in the setup guide and only one of them is correct (

- The Genie application has a couple neat things in it, but none really that aren’t already included either in windows, or the router settings page accessed through your browser. Overall I didn’t find it particularly useful.

- The Genie application for mobile devices is some weird combination of what you get on the desktop version combined with some kind of file browser/streaming application. Again, I didn’t find it very useful beyond being able to see who’s connected to my network from my phone. It would have been more useful to make it into a more mobile friendly version of the settings manager. After about 10 minutes of clicking around both in Windows and on my phone I was unable to actually figure out how to include my files for streaming using the application and got bored. It also has a built in QR code scanner? Why?

- The layout of the settings manager is a bit unintuitive. Netgear for some reason decided to split the settings between “Basic” and “Advanced” tabs. I can see where somebody would have thought this was a good idea, but in practice, it just isn’t. I spend a lot of time divining where the software designers decided to hide particular features in every router I use, so this layout only contributes to the convolution. It would have made more sense to have a layout which puts as much control at your fingertips as possible (I could say this about every router I've used, but this one in particular).

- Annoyingly despite this router being gigabit capable, I have yet to see such speeds. When transferring large files the speed seems to peter out around 105MB/s. I’ve tested this over every gigabit capable computer in my house and this seems to be consistent.

- The orientation of the router is a little odd. I imagine the intent was to allow the router to contain a more powerful antenna, however the base of the router is too small, and the router itself quite tall, making it quite easy to knock over. Unruly Ethernet cables could also make positioning the router to sit just how you want it more annoying than it should be, because of how small the base is it neither has a large contact patch with the ground, or a very stable one.

Other Thoughts: - The guest network is enabled by default. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like people leeching my WiFi. Best to disable it if you intend this router for use in your home.

- The router produces quite a bit of light from its indicator LEDs and the Netgear logo prominently displayed on the face of the router. Keep this in mind if your router is somewhere where the light could become an issue. There also doesn’t appear to be a way to turn off the LEDs either on the router or through the settings manager.

- Unsurprisingly the WiFi signal drops off quite a bit when it has to pass through many walls. At the bottom of my driveway (one wall, 100 feet) I get an exceptional signal, in my garage (several walls, 100 feet) my signal is quite poor and inconsistent.

- Overall I really like this router. I may be biased because I owned my previous router for many years and over that time it faded into near obsolescence as my home gained more networked devices each demanding more and more speed; that aside, in the two weeks I’ve owned this router it has performed as I ask any of my devices to perform; perfectly. After my initial setup and forwarding a few ports it has worked with no need of my intervention. The router has quite a few neat little features which some customers may find useful, they’re certainly features which I could see people actually using. As a standalone router it works admirably. My (wired) network speeds when necessary reach within 10% of the theoretical maximum of the router, and my wireless devices as far as general use (web browsing, watching videos online) may as well have a wired connection. The cons I listed were quite minor overall, and really nothing that put me off. Overall as a home, office, or small business router, I would recommend it.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood Router

Pros: Pros: The Netgear R6250 is an excellent router. Setup was very easy and I was able to replace my old router and configure the new Netgear within minutes. While connected via gigabit Ethernet I was seeing data transfer speeds of 50 MBPS. Wireless speeds using an AC adapter were comparable. Range seems to be excellent. I was able to maintain a reliable wireless connection through several different rooms in my home. A few reviews claim range was a problem, but I did not see that with my network and I had tested both the 2.4 and 5Ghz range.

Cons: Cons: Placement of the device can be a bit tricky depending on your setup. I currently have my router connected to my cable modem, NAS, two desktop computers and my printer. The port placement does make cable management a bit difficult the more devices you have connected. Also, the graphical interface could use some work. It is not as functional as it could be and feels a bit dated. It is hard to find some of the more advanced features that power users may need. Also, whenever you save settings and the router reboots, it does not automatically reload the web interface as most routers do.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts: I did not install or use the Genie software. My network consists of both Mac and Windows machines and I do not believe I should have to install software to make a router or network more functional or faster. It would be nice to see more advance features and settings in the firmware.

Final assessment - all in all a good router, as fast as advertised and good range. A few bugs to work out but still worth a very functional.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice "next gen" router

Pros: Sleek design? (See cons) ;-)
Gigabit wired connectivity is a big plus.
Range is nice especially with no external antennas sticking out.
Even through concrete walls I actually seem to have better range than my Asus RT-N66U Router.
Dual band connectivity is real nice.
WiFi Speeds are excellent!
Communication on my wired network seems much faster and more responsive than my previous configuration utilizing a TP-Link network switch. Have also seemed to have less software specific crashes since replacing the switch with the router. Most likely user/configuration error on that issue I am sure.
Pretty standard web interface that is easily navigated. This is my first Netgear router and I had no issues setting it up.
USB 3.0 port for external hard drive is a nice speedy touch.
Printer or USB harddrive are easily shared over the network via this router!
Overall I have no major complaints with this router.

Cons: A few cons but very few.
The Sleek Design, although it is a very sleek looking piece of hardware, the port placement on the "back" of this device just seems odd. In order to place this side by side with other pieces of hardware it just seems to take up a lot of real estate.
I personally would have preferred the ports be placed on one of the current "sides" instead of the back. Not a deal breaker but definitely a minor annoyance.
Although the web interface is easily navigated and configured, it could use a few more power user features in it. Again this is very minor but it still has plenty of nice options in there.

Other Thoughts: For the money this router is a great deal, especially since I paid about the same for my ASUS RT-N66U. The cons are not enough for me to even knock an egg off of this review. Great speedy router for a great price, especially with the newer tech specs. Rock solid stable and fast! Lots of features! What more could you ask for?

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4 out of 5 eggsGood enough

Pros: This router was easy to setup and configure. USB3 port to share content or a printer. Excellent 2.4GHz speeds on G and N. My house has drywall and plaster so signals have a tendency to fade quickly.

I was getting about 4MB/s speed with my old router. I swapped in the 6250 router and my throughput (with the same wireless G adapter) doubled to 8MB/s. The 5GHz connections allowed for fast copying of files. When paired with a Netgear A6200 USB wireless adapter, my throughput jumped to 18 MB/s.

Readyshare was easy to use. I copied some movies to a USB flash drive and plugged it into the 6250. I then started the DLNA client on my mobile phone. The 6250 showed up and I was able to select a movie and start watching. I experienced no issues streaming videos using Readyshare.

The network map feature showed all my connected devices.

Cons: The 5GHz range was low. If there were more than two interior walls between the router and my laptop, I had to fall back to 2.4 GHz and 54g connection speeds. The Netgear Genie software was easy to use but would not allow me to change the settings on the router, although Netgear says they will be adding that feature.

Other Thoughts: The interface was easy to use. Wireless G and N throughput was great. I will be using this router as my main wireless router. I hope that 5GHz catches on and there are more Wireless AC cards available. If you are living in an area that is saturated with 2.4GHz G or N traffic. Wireless AC would be a good option.

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