Wirelessly network more than 12 devices in your home or office with this NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance. Integrated security measures help keep your network private.
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Posted by: GS49 from: on
The installation was quick and easy. The router has worked flaelessly. We have multiple iPhones, iPads, Mac books and Windows computers. Including the tv and wireless printer, we have 18 devices connected on a two story house. No delays or capacity problems.
27 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Solid router - no complaints!
Posted by: bbqinparadise from: on
Something I really appreciated is that they put a sticker with the SSID and password ON TOP of the router. This was really nice. Most manufacturers put this information on THE BOTTOM making it slightly obnoxious when setting up your router for the first time. The setup is pretty straight forward, but seemed a little sluggish - especially when determining your network configuration. It has a really intuitive feature where it’ll figure out how it’s connected to your ISP. So for example, if it’s connected to another router it’ll automatically figure that out and make changes based on that.
Essentially, I connected my computer and was re-directed in a web browser to the router’s setup page(routerlogin.net). There it guided me step-by-step to getting my router online. When I buy a new router the first thing I do is update the firmware - this one will do it for you during the setup. Most issues are resolved with firmware updates, and getting that done right out of the box was a smart move! One last cool touch - during the setup you can register it and it automatically pulls the serial number for you. No more copying down the serial number from the bottom of the router.
LOOK AND FEEL
The first thing I noticed when I picked it up is that it felt slightly heavier and more substantial than other routers I’ve used in the past. I’ve been using a newer Linksys router(EA6300), and this one definitely feels more premium. Something else that impressed me is that it came with a shielded CAT5E cable. No other router I’ve purchased has included a shield cable (let alone a snagless one). Very cool.
One of the things I really appreciate about this router is its feature set. Things that are most important to me are the ability to plug in an external USB drive, an FTP server and VPN - this router has all three. I’ve been wanting to use an app on my phone that will automatically upload my pictures to a local FTP server when I arrive home. My previous router had an FTP server, but it automatically opened it up to the WHOLE WORLD without giving you the option to not. I only wanted my FTP server to be accessible locally and this router allows me to do that. Additionally, I liked that you can view traffic meters and that it has a subset of features normally reserved for IT professionals(Like my self). Access Control is also a really cool feature. With Access Control you can view and block devices from connecting to your network as well as see how they are connected(Wireless or wired). It also shows you which device is connected to which SSID which is helpful.
ReadySHARE is pretty slick. When I plugged in my USB hard drive it automatically mounted the drive and started sharing it without me having to do anything else. It’s fairly easy to create new shares. You can share your files via FTP, HTTP/HTTPS, and SMB. It also has a feature called ReadyCLOUD which I have not yet tried but essentially it will allow you to have your own personal file storage cloud. Think having your own Dropbox/Box/One Drive, etc. However, one thing I wish it did have was the ability for me to create accounts for the shares so they weren’t open on my network to anyone. That feature might be in there, but I haven’t found it yet. Additionally, it has two USB ports and either can be used for an external drive. One is a USB 2.0 in the back, and then a USB 3.0 in the front. I like that it has a USB 3.0 port, however I feel like for where I would put a router I would rather have both in the back.
As a side note, this will stream uncompressed blurays to Kodi(XBMC) just fine.
This router is FAST and gives me MUCH better signal in my house. I live in a town home that was built in the 1970s and the whole down stairs is encased in cement. To say the least, it’s challenging for wireless. My router is located downstairs in my entertainment center right next to a cement wall. I took some measurements in a previously weak signal area of my home and it got much better with this router.
A lower RSSI number is better. RSSI means Received Signal Strength Indicator.
Linksys EA6300 Router
2.4GHZ: RSSI 60dBm
5GHZ: RSSI 70dBm
2.4GHZ: RSSI 47dBm
5GHZ: RSSI 59dBm
Additionally, I have a Dropcam security camera in my entryway that would always have gaps in recording, and I would see an error inside the app that indicated it had low signal strength. That error is gone and as far as I can tell, no more gaps in recording. The Dropcam is located in such a place that it is blocked directly by a cement wall so it’s impressive that this router overcomes it.
In all honesty, I’m really pleased with this router. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a router that needs range for larger homes, or who have challenging wireless environments but don’t want to spend a ton. This router is a little less than NETGEAR’s Nighthawk series but I feel like for the performance, you get just as much and pay a little less.
Finally, as a member of NETGEAR's F&F program I'd like to thank them for sending me this router. I received it for free to review and provide my honest and unbiased opinion. Seriously though, I'm super stoked about this router.
58 out of 76 found this review helpful.
Good for multiple devices on line at same time
Posted by: Bert from: on
I have two kids who will be on their computers on line playing mind craft while one is streaming a movie on netflixs and the other is watching utube on their tv. So they have 4 devices connected at the same time. My wife might be on Facebook at the same time, so that's 5 devices connected at the same time, and the router can handle all of that with no problem
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Solved my problem with slow speed and dead zones
Posted by: TXJR from: on
Our residence is an approximately 2400 sq ft single story house. As we increased the number of wireless devices in our home and switched to an isp that provided greater than 60 Mbps download speed, our Netgear N600 (WNDR3700) purchased in 2011 could not keep up. I added an extender. This helped, but devices on the net were still slower than the 60 Mbps the isp is providing. I am writing this review on a laptop that is currently connected through the new router and Speedtest.net shows the download speed is 66.34 Mbps. Typically, the router is supporting 3 computers, 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, internet connection to our satellite provider's on demand services, a video security system and a PS4. I have had this router for about a month now and am completely satisfied.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
High speed and easy setup.
Posted by: Zaforfeist from: Laredo, TX on
After shopping around for a replacement for my old wireless router, I settled on this one. The dual band, guest login, and high speed were all factors as well as the price. I use this for my home network and it works great. The dual bakes allow us to setup the faster signal for Netflix and the slower signal for devices that are used for browsing only. The "slow" signal is pretty fast though. The router also has a guest login which will keep any authorized visitors off of your home network of computers, shared drives, security systems, printers, and any other devices that you have logged in. It's extremely easy to setup and only takes a few minutes. The user interface that you use on your computer is very user friendly and you have all the info you need, like password and connection status up front. Great product. The only drawback is that it is a bit big and the white status lights on the unit are very bright. It also serves as a nightlight for our living room now, so I guess it's not that bad, lol.
16 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Works great in the country
Posted by: Micflen from: on
We live out in the country and it works awesome in our large home and we are running 4 TV's, 5 computers, a game system bunch of cell phones, lights and security system on it..
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Solid Router With No Complaints.
Posted by: KCook from: on
While I own other Netgear products, this is my first NetGear Router. I continue to be impressed at the extent that Netgear has go to in order to make home networking easy and practical for the layperson. My experience with their newer products has been that they are able to be setup by family members that may not have any idea what they are doing, but by following the included setup guides and stepping through the guided setup, are able to get up and running without calling me (bonus!).
The AC1750/R6400 wireless router has three external antennas, uses beamforming ( Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections), has five gigabit ethernet ports, two usb ports (one is 3.0, one is 2.0), supports the readyshare and readycloud apps, as well as openvpn.
Upon connecting this router to my home network and walking through the setup, I found it to be powerful - extending wireless access across a 3000 sq ft house with ease, as well as into the front and back yards, with full signal. The Genie app is a nice dashboard app that lets me monitor and control the device and assists with troubleshooting. If you install the genie app on your phone or tablet, you can also use it to share data from/to your network. The ReadyShare Vault application lets me setup continuous backup from all of my home computer to an external HDD via the usb plug on the router. The other usb can be used to share out a printer.
I configured openvpn in order to connect to my home network when away, and I like the way that Netgear has chosen to allow for the automatic creation and download of keys for this process. It enables the average person to use the openvpn protocol instead of PPTP, which is not secure. NetGear does support the WPS protocol for quickly connecting wifi client devices in your house, but I did not test this feature, as I keep it disabled.
While Netgear provided this router to me for free as part of the Friends and Family program, my honest opinion is that this is a powerful wifi router on it's own, but becomes an exceptional value when considering the extra features and software that add value for the average home user.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
A Great Upgrade for Comcast Customers!
Posted by: JeauBear from: on
I have Xfinity as my internet provider, and recently learned that I get only a fraction of the internet speed that I actually pay for, renting Comcasts' modem/router combo. I've been with them for over a year so figuring this out just now was very discouraging... The BestBuy employee suggested this item based on my internet needs and it's so much better! The range of the wifi thorough out my home is a huge improvement alone, but the speed of every device, TV etc. has gone up exponentially, So I highly recommend this product, and the setup was very easy. Keep in mind, however, that I did have to purchase a modem to go along with this product in order to get the results I did, so the price of everything all together was a bit on the high end, that would probably be the biggest negative. But all in all, it's been great so far ^_^
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Smart Router with super easy set up
Posted by: dstrun from: on
I was looking for a router that would give a better experience with multiple devices streaming WIFI simultaneously. I followed the instructions in the box and had the system up and running in about 10 minutes. I'm definitely not technically inclined and I've never attempted to hook up a router previously. I immediately noticed a huge increase in speed when downloading files to my computer and opening videos. I hooked up my WIFI TV to watch Netflix and Hulu. The programs open up much faster, with far less buffering and the connection does not drop unexpectedly. We have tested multiple WIFI devices operating at the same time and have encountered no problems with speed or reliability. I downloaded the NETGEAR Genie App and it's very user friendly. I used it to set up Parental controls for any device that receives signal from the router. I was able to plug in a USB stick into the port and instantly view the pictures and files wirelessly on my device. I received this router from NETGEAR as part of a review and test program. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a quality router.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Looks great, performs poorly
Posted by: Garetee21 from: Philadelphia on
Bought brand new, went home and installed as per the directions. Installation was easy, directions were clear. Soon after installation, it would drop signal and reset itself every 1 - 3 hours roughly, usually at the most important part of a Netflix show or while gaming. It did this the entire time I owned it. Uninstalled and returned 2 days later.