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NETGEAR R6100-100PAS AC1200 Dual Band R6100 Wi-Fi Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • 128MB RAM & 128MB Flash
  • Dual Band AC 300 + 867 Mbps
  • Advanced QoS - Optimized for smooth HD streaming and gaming
  • Dual Band WiFi avoids interference for better connections
  • Up to 3x faster than 802.1
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2015 1:08:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLove Netgear routers but this ones are junk

Pros: Easy to setup and flexible to configure. The software allows to block unwanted domains and 'services' to keep kids save and advertising out.

Cons: We bought two of them, one from Newegg. Both ran hot, had a poor range under 11ac and no advantage for 11b/g/n networks compared to other routers from Netgear and other brands.
Both died after about a year. The latter is not really a con because I was happy when they died.

Other Thoughts: We run some 10+ routers from Netgear WNR612 to R7000/7100 and other brands for many years and, in general, all are very stable though I prefer
Netgear because their interface.

Manufacturer Response:

We appriciate you being a loyal NETGEAR customer and apologize for the problems that you are having with the R6100. The standard NETGEAR warranty is as follows:

1 year hardware warranty
90 days phone support
Email support is valid for warranty support period

We apologies for the problems you've come onto-- please email us at newegg@netgear.com with as many details as you can.

Regards,

NETGEAR team

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  • Frederick Q.
  • 12/31/2014 12:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMultiple signal drops

Pros: Faster than my old Wireless G router
Good parental controls through OpenDNS

Cons: Drops wireless connectivity constantly
Not good for households with 10 or more wireless devices.

Other Thoughts: I have updated this router to the latest firmware and still this drops connectivity to my mobile devices when watching video every 5 minutes. This is a big deal with a household of over 15 wireless devices. I wish Netgear would fix this.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to get the connection issue you are having fixed right away. Please email us with the information you provided above at newegg@netgear.com-- from there we will help figure out what is wrong.

Our apologies for your time and any inconvenience we've caused.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • xi t.
  • 12/23/2014 11:21:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it

Pros: It's fast while it worked

Cons: This router need reboot at-least once a day, it's very frustrating. Save yourself from headache don't buy it.

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  • Ryan T.
  • 11/8/2014 5:30:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of Junk

Pros: Works great when it works.

Cons: 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.

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

Manufacturer Response:

If you would like some more assistance please email us at newegg@netgear.com right away. When you are writing the email please include any case numbers that you received from tech support and anything else that can speed things up for us.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Shane S.
  • 10/17/2014 1:38:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworks great, but...

Pros: compact power house with great looks. great wired capabilities

Cons: 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, but to no avail. a tracert to google.com results with errors of "unable to resolve target system name." 2.4GHZ works great, it's just the issue of the 5 ghz band...

Other Thoughts: Love the color and button design.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Canesh,

Please email us at amazon@netgear.com with your issue-- we will be happy to figure out what is wrong.

We apologize that you can't get the Alienware connected and hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Hitesh B.
  • 9/30/2014 10:13:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsAdequate performance but not reliable

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 only possible if one happens to be home when the router dies. (And trust me, its very annoying even if you are available to reset it when it dies.) If one plans on regularly accessing their home desktop via tightVNC or the like, as I do, this becomes extremely frustrating when every few days your computer just will not respond as the router has died once again.

Other Thoughts: 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 use it once, I didn't ding it for that.
All in all, decent speeds, just simply horrendously unreliable. Would not recommend.

Manufacturer Response:

We can't apologize enough that your R6100 has been unreliable and would like to offer our assistance. Whenever you get a moment you can contact our support team at support.netgear.com, or you can email us at newegg@netgear.com for advanced assistance.

Our goal is to earn your business in the future.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Bejamin S.
  • 9/18/2014 7:28:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsVery lacking

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

Cons: 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 connect once then not connect again.
WAN settings keep getting reset if the WAN connection does down. We have a static IP and every time the WAN goes down, the settings lose the WAN setup and revert to DHCP. Being a business this is killer for our public hosted services. Having to reset the WAN setup gets old fast.
To take advantage of the Wireless Guest features, the router has to be the DHCP server. Using a DHCP server from inside the network nullifies the routers Guest network security features. While the guest can get an IP, it cannot communicate with the DNS server to resolve addresses. This means no internet service for guests.
VPN probems. The old Netgear VPN pass through was great. We opened the ports and connections simply worked. With this router, VPN clients are hit and miss. Most clients get errors connecting, Those that do connect, most of them can only stay connected for a few seconds before the router resets their connections. Very few clients can connect and remain connected long enough to get some work done. No changes have been made to the VPN server or clients. Simply replaced the router with the same ports opened on the new as the old and MTU settings.
We have had to revert to RDP for these remote workers. Not anywhere as secure as the VPN tunnel this claims to allow.

Other Thoughts: 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 replacing with a different brand router that we have already tested and proven to work as a modern router should.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Ben,

First, we want to thank you for being a longtime NETGEAR customer, and we apologize for the problems you're seeing with the R6100. Several of the issues you mention may be hardware or software related, and are not normal for this router. We'd like to work with you directly to address this and get you a hardware replacement if necessary. Please get in touch with us at amazon@netgear.com and also provide a copy/paste of this review (as you provide a lot of info here that will be helpful for our engineers)

We look forward to working with you and thank you for your loyalty and patience.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Andy F.
  • 5/2/2014 12:29:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNewegg is king

Pros: Speedy

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I'm posting a review not for the router... it seems to work great, and fast. Was using some cheap $10 router before so anything is better.

However, the real reason for the review is to praise how quick Newegg ships. I ordered this on a Wed. 4pm, free shipping, no rush. Literally came to my door step the next day from across the country.. . now that is great customer service.

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  • Lawrence S.
  • 2/27/2014 1:56:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Setup, Works Great

Pros: This replaced a five-year-old Linksys router which had given good service but was definitely aging rapidly in terms of computer years. I chose this one over a new Linksys because of the reviews on this site, and I couldn't be happier. Our family of six has a total of eleven devices running off of this thing, both wireless and wired - two desktops, two laptops, six tablets and an Xbox. It has handled everything I've thrown at it without so much as a hiccup. Wireless range is great: the router sits above my desk in an upstairs bedroom in the front corner of the house and I can connect wirelessly from anywhere in the house with a good, solid connection. With three pre-teen kids in the house, I was especially interested in the "parental control" feature, which works very well, was easy-ish to set up and does exactly what I wanted it to do. I love this thing.

Cons: As many have already mentioned, it doesn't support gigabit file transfers. This wasn't a con for me, as I'm only interested in it for a home/entertainment application. If you work out of a home office and need to move huge files back and forth, spend the extra 50 bucks. Otherwise, buy this router.

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4 out of 5 eggsAn Acceptable Router for Home Users

Pros: - Wireless security is turned on by default! As much as I like finding an unencrypted WiFi hotspot to allow me to VPN back to my home and surf the Internet securely myself, it is nice to see router manufactures stepping up to the plate and enabling WiFi security by default.
- Simultaneous dual-band. This was more of a feature to look for last time I was shopping for routers, but seems to be par for the course now. This feature allows you to use devices on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks at the same time without having to match the wireless network speed to the device with the slowest connection.
- Small footprint, and unobtrusive. This router stands about as high as a standard 3x5” photo frame.
- Wireless performance was consistent within my townhome.
- All the features you expect to be there for network management. QoS. Port Forwarding. Reserved IP addresses. DHCP.
- Status lights are unobtrusive. They do not blink with activity. I have it located in my living room right below my TV screen and they are not any brighter than the other lights within my home theater setup.
- Conveniently placed WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) and WiFi On/Off on the side of the router. There is also a push button on the back to turn on/off the router.

Cons: - No gigabit ports for LAN or WAN!?!?! That bears repeating… No gigabit ports for the LAN OR the WAN… I cannot stress how much of a let down this is. Even my several years old Linksys WRT320N has gigabit ports across the board. I constantly transfer files and perform backups with my laptops, which both support Wireless-N, to my unRAID NAS on the wired network, and these LAN ports were a consistent bottleneck.
- Wireless range could use some improvement. I know most router manufacturers are looking to attract customers with sleek designs, and I like the design, but when you do so at the cost of functionality, I have an issue. The lack of range is more apparent when connected to the 5GHz network than the 2.4GHz network. This is because the wavelength of the 2.4GHz lends itself to better penetration of interior and exterior walls, where as the 5GHz signal is dead after going through 2 to 3 walls.

Other Thoughts: For me, wireless-AC is a non-point right now. I bought a brand new MacBook Pro Retina about a month ago and it doesn't support the standard. If a brand new high-spec laptop does not use the standard, then almost no one will be able to take advantage of this technology without costly upgrades or a silly wireless USB dongle… yet. However, once the technology is more pervasive, your wireless network will be ready for the new devices. Too bad the same cannot be said for the wired portion of your network with the lack of gigabit networking.

The demands I place on my home network are pretty large, and my existing setup of a Linksys WRT320N, Apple Wireless Express, and TrendNet Gigabit Switch I working quite well. I work from the house and remote into work, so I have large amounts of data that I expect to be able to prioritize over other network traffic. I have a VoIP phone and fax machine that I use throughout the day. The R6100’s QoS keeps this traffic prioritized appropriately, every once and a while I get a hiccup in my remote desktop or VoIP conversations, but I think this is an issue with my ISP. My main desktop has multiple TV tuners to record TV shows. I transfer these recordings to my ESX server because it has far more processing power than my desktop. This is the first place the bottleneck starts to show up for me. On a full gigabit network these files transfer between 45 and 60 MB/s (there are 7200 rpm SATA2 drives on both ends of the transfer). When I changed out my current Linksys WRT320N router for the NetGear AC1200, I am now limited to between 10 and 11 MB/s. After the files are converted on the ESX server and I copy them to my NAS I was able to transfer them at 30-45 MB/s on a gigabit network. Yet again, the NetGear R6100 lets me down with 10-11 MB/s copies… I could add a gigabit switch to the setup in the living room, but my wife already thinks there are too many wires under the TV, plus I don’t want one more piece of gear that can introduce issues to my network.

This may sound like a lot of griping for the lack of gigabit ports, and in all honesty, it kind of is. I really just wish NetGear had spared a few nickels and put gigabit Ethernet in this router. For nearly every home user the lack of gigabit will go unnoticed, but for a SOHO user, like myself, this is a serious flaw that cannot be overlooked.

For use solely as an Internet router/wireless access point I would recommend the NetGear R6100. The NetGear R6100 will serve up an Internet connection to your WiFi devices and a few desktops just fine. But for someone who places a large demand on the LAN side of a router, like myself, I suggest you look at the R6200 if Wireless-AC is a main point you are looking for. It has gigabit ports and a few other features for $50 more. If wireless-AC is not a selling point for you there are many options for a good wireless-N router with better-proven performance.

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