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

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  • Upgrade your WiFi to 11AC
  • AC1200 300+867 Mbps
  • Dual band WiFi avoids interference for better connections
  • Backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices
  • Ideal for larger homes with more WiFi devices
  • NETGEAR genie app provides easy installation and home management
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 10.2 x 3 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00D78Q2AO
  • Item model number: R6100-100PAS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2013

Product Description

R6100 WiFi Router

NETGEAR AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router

Keep up with today’s mobile devices and upgrade your WiFi to 11AC – 3x faster than 11n. With combined speeds of 1200 Mbps (300+867 Mbps) and simultaneous dual band WiFi technology, the R6100 avoids wireless interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections for HD streaming, gaming and mobile connectivity.

NETGEAR Difference

  • Up to 3x faster than 802.11n
  • HD streaming throughout your home
  • Backward compatible with 802.11n

Ideal Uses

email chat surf music video

EMAIL, CHAT, SURF, MUSIC, VIDEO – Enjoy a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet

online gaming

ONLINE GAMING – Optimized for multi-player with no lags

HD Streaming

HD STREAMING – Enjoy high-quality HD streaming

Mutliple HD Streaming

MULTIPLE HD STREAMING – Optimized for a smooth, lag-free multiple HD streaming experience

NETGEAR genie app – Easily Manage Your Home Network

  • Easy dashboard to manage, monitor and repair your network
  • My Media – Find and play music and video files anywhere in your network from your smartphone/tablet
  • Makes any printer AirPrint compatible so you can print from an iPad or iPhone
  • EZ Mobile Connect – securely connect smartphones and tablets to your home wireless network with the scan of a QR code

Features & Benefits

Best WiFi Speed
Fastest WiFi

AC1200 WiFi – Fast download speeds up to 300+867 Mbps

Better WiFi Range
Ultimate Range

BETTER RANGE – Wireless coverage throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices

Share & stream your movies, music, photos
DLNA Media Server

DLNA – Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles


ReadySHARE USB ACCESS – Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via one (1) USB 2.0 port

Enjoy high-performance connectivity throughout your home
Simultaneous Dual Band

SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND – Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

Advanced Qos

ADVANCED QoS – Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming

Simple network management
CD -Less Installation

EASY INSTALL – Easy setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones & computers


NETGEAR GENIE APP – Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network

  Push ‘N’ Connect

PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT – Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

Wifi & Power On-Off

WiFi & POWER ON/OFF – Convenient power savings

Safeguard your network
Live Parental Controls

LIVE PARENTAL CONTROLS – Web filtering for all your connected devices

Guest Network Access

GUEST NETWORK ACCESS – Separate & secure access for guests

Secure Wifi Connection

SECURE WiFi CONNECTIONS – Highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

Choose the wireless router that fits your needs

Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi (2.4GHz & 5 GHz) 
USB Storage Access Speed BetterBestUltimate
USB Ports1 USB 2.01 USB 2.01 USB 2.0
Ethernet Ports10/100 Ethernet10/100 Ethernet10/100 Ethernet10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Key Features
Guest Networks
Live Parental Controls
Broadband Usage Meter
ReadySHARE Printer
Email, chat, surf
Online gaming
HD Streaming
Multiple HD Streaming  
R6100 WiFi Router
Package Contents
  • R6100 WiFi Router
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick install guide
Minimum System Requirements
  • Microsoft 8,7, 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
  • Recommended wireless device with 2x2 300 Mbps adapter or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6200 for maximum performance
Technical Specifications
  • Model #: R6100-100PAS
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi – 2.4 & 5GHz
  • WiFi Transmitters/Receivers (Tx/Rx)
     – 2x2 (2.4GHz) + 2x2 (5GHz)
  • WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
  • Memory: 128 MB flash and 128 MB RAM
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)
  • IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • # of antennas: 4
  • Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Fast Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The router performs great, very easy to set up and use.
Gadget Lover
The GUI is fairly straightforward if you're familiar with networking and wireless routers, but I won't go into much detail on the negotiation of the GUI.
I've had it for about a week, and it seems to randomly drop connections to my laptop.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Dougie Fresh VINE VOICE on November 14, 2013
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I've had this router for a couple of months now so I've had plenty of time now to see how it behaves in our very busy home environment. Our network consists of several wired and wireless devices including 2 HTPCs, 3 desktop PCs, 3 laptops, a IP camera, wireless printer, 16-port switch, Ooma VOIP, network CableCard tuner, Viera smart TV and home server.

What I Like:

As far as reliability and speed goes, the router has been perfect so far. Since installation, I have not had to reboot the router once other than the required reboot when changing certain parameters in the router setup. We have had no dropped wireless connections, it streams VUDU HDX video perfectly on the 5GHz band to our smart TV and the wired connection to the internet is working perfectly. Range is very good, even with it installed near the ceiling of the basement on top of the network rack. It ranges from 5 bars on the first floor to 3 bars on the 3rd floor. I can also see it across the road in the neighbor's yard and get 1 bar.

The router has some very nice features like dual-band networks and a dual-band guest network. The dual-band guest network is probably my favorite new feature compared to my previous router. I can give a password to our guests so they can connect to the internet but restrict it so they are unable to see anything on our network. There is one issue though with the guest network I will discuss below in the cons section.

The design allows it to sit well on top of my network rack and it doesn't seem prone to lift or tipping over like other routers I've had. It has a nice rubberized bottom that keeps it in place and the port placement balances it well so it doesn't tip.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Robert on July 31, 2013
Hello Everyone,

I'm a beta tester for Netgear and had the pleasure of testing this router out on my home network. The router has a lot of very good options and for $99 it's a great price for what you're getting. The router has the new AC standards including backward compatibility for G and N devices. It has the 2.4 and 5.0 ghz dual bands. So this gives you the advantage to be ready for the new wireless devices coming out for AC.

I run a robust network with multiple gaming devices. I can tell you this device handles multiple devices without any issues. At multiple times during the testing I was able to run up to three gaming consoles and streaming movies through Netflix. This little device handled it without any problems.

The device has a USB port with allows for external hard drives or a printer to be attached. I can tell you that having the option to attach a USB printer is great. Anyone who has to print through a computer will no longer have to do that. Just install the software and then attach the printer to the router. It's that easy and your now printing without having to go through you're computer.

Overall this device is great buy for anyone looking to upgrade from either wireless G or N. I would recommend it to any of my friends and family.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael on September 2, 2014
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I am of two minds about this review. On the one hand, the router was easy to set-up, is quite customizable (the netgear genie app is handy) and supports our wireless items ( a couple smartphones, a couple tablets, PC, Playstation, etc.) effortlessly....when it works! And that's just the thing. It would only work for about two days at a time. Then somewhere in the wee hours of the morning while we were sound asleep, it drops the 5Ghz signal. That would be annoying, in itself, if it did not cause the 2.4 Ghz signal to be inaccessible, as well. That is just frustrating.
Is it a small thing to reboot a router? Sure it is. It reboots in about 3 minutes and everything is fine for a couple days. The thing is, if I wanted to play semi-pro LAN administrator, I would have spent the time and money to set-up a really impressive home network. I don't want to do that. I want to pull the router from the box, plug it in and have it work. That is why I bought the Netgear product.
I uploaded new firmware, through the genie app, the first time the signal drop happened. No effect. After another three weeks of intermittent signal, I called tech support. It was a long process, but I finally got even more current firmware than genie was showing update availability for. The tech helped me change some of the LAN settings. Things have been fine for about 5 days now. That is the longest uninterrupted stretch we have had. Let's hope it holds.
Bottom line, good hardware for the price. Buggy firmware makes it unnecessarily high maintenance for something that should work right out of the box.
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36 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Furlong TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 25, 2013
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NETGEAR R6100 Dual Band WI-Fi Router

I have a lot of wireless devices in my household and I am always looking for better range and features from a Wireless Router. I decided to give the NETGEAR R6100 Wireless Router a try.

Short Summary:
This router is a continuation of a design change that all of the R series NETGEAR routers now seem to have. It is a desktop or shelf design that is NOT designed for wall mounting. It also does away with all of the annoying blinking lights that generally make a router a problem trying to locate in a home. Now, I am not saying that flashing lights cannot be impressive in an office atmosphere, but I hardly think that it makes a home look appealing.

The new design is basically a black rectangle with a NETGEAR emblem that is illuminated and a couple of very dim status lights at the very bottom. It is not very bright and it does blend in well. The emblem is much like that of Sony, Visio, and other television sets; after a while, you just stop noticing them.

This router works extremely well, has good coverage, has an excellent user interface, has a NETGEAR app that you can download for just about every device except Kindle Fire HD to monitor your network with and to share files with, will also use SAMBA to share either storage or a printer which has native support on Windows machines and on Apple computers, supports Kindle Fire and Apple devices (IPAD, ITOUCH) with a SAMBA app.

This unit has the same security hole that every other router I have tried has in that it allows you to log into the device via the wireless using just http instead of https which means that you are broadcasting your user id and password unencrypted over the air. To avoid this sign in only using one of the hard wire router ports.
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