NETGEAR - Dual-Band AC1600 Router with 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Black

The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router provides the fastest cable speed available with an AC1600 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, with up to 680 Mbps. It compatible with cable Internet provider Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, and more.

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Overview

What's Included


  • AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick install guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1015 out of 1100)

Features


Compatibility

Compatible with XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, CableONE & more. Call your internet service provider for additional compatibility information.

Improved WiFi Connection

Boosts speed, reliability, & range of WiFi connections.

Reliability

16 downstream & 4 upstream channels providing efficient and reliable Internet access.

Save on Fees

Eliminate monthly cable modem rental fees - up to $120 per year.

Reduce Interference

Simultaneous dual band reduces WiFi interference and doubles bandwidth.

ReadySHARE USB Access

Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive via the USB port.

Parental controls

Enable easy Web filtering. Guest network access provides separate and secure connectivity for visitors.

Guest Network Access

Separate & secure access for guests.

Higher Speeds

Up to 680 Mbps download speeds for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming.


Overall customer rating

4.5
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Modem/Router Combo!

    Posted
    Donkey

    If you are looking for a modem to replace a leased one from Time Warner, look no further! The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250) is superior to the rental modem from Time Warner and is extremely easy to setup. Plus it comes with a built in Nighthawk router that is exceptional. Setting up this device was a snap. Once the modem was registered with Time Warner, it was ready to be connected to the internet. The C6250 is capable of being set it up in a simple configuration but also contains the features to accommodate a more complex setup. If you are the type of person who is looking for the “easy button”, you can connect to the device using the built in “Push ‘N’ Connect (WPS) security setup. However, the user interface to configure the router is very user friendly and the menus are in logical order making the setup process a breeze. This DOCSIS 3.0 modem/router combo comes with a number of neat features like the ability to setup a guest network (so you don’t have to give out your password) and the ability to disable the network activity with the push of a button when it is not in use. It also comes with an app (Netgear Genie App), which allows you to monitor and manage your network from a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) or a PC/Mac. The C6250 is extremely powerful and successfully sends the WiFi signal throughout both stories of my 2,600+ square foot home. The WiFi signal is equal to, if not greater than, the output I got from my previous standalone WiFi router. My current internet plan is for 100 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up and I am able to capture these speeds on both wired and WiFi connections. I typically get a little faster download speeds when utilizing the 5GHz band compared to the 2.4GHz band. However, the slower 2.4GHz band speeds can likely be contributed to the number of devices I have utilizing this band. With the simultaneous dual band output of this device, you can connect using either. One of the neatest features of this device is the USB connection. The USB connection gives you the ability to connect an external hard drive and access it from any device on the network. I think it is really cool to have a local storage device on the network without being required to carry it around with your laptop and or having to pay for an expensive NAS device. I think that this modem/router combo was intended to either be used primarily as a WiFi router or in conjunction with a switch as it only provides 2 hardwired Ethernet, gigabit connections. I currently use a switch to accommodate my multiple wired connections for the upstairs devices and leverage the strong WiFi signal for my downstairs devices. Since the WiFi signal travels so far, I haven’t even noticed it. If you are looking for a solid modem/router combo to provide a solid signal throughout a large area, I would strongly recommend the C6250 as it provides rapid speeds with excellent coverage. I received the C6250 for free as part of NETGEAR’s First Look Review Program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Cable Modem Router from NETGEAR

    Posted
    Srupimoo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I’ve received this cable modem for free to review and test for NETGEAR’s First Look Review Program. It’s great to be part of this Program and will be giving all honest reviews throughout my participation with this program. ~First Thoughts~ Another Great Cable Modem Router from NETGEAR I received this modem within two business days straight from NETGEAR, upon receiving the box I immediately opened the product to inspect and review the condition that I’ve received to inspect the cable modem just in case there was an issue but I didn’t find one. ~Setup~ The setup for this modem was very easy and straight forward process. I do currently own a few NETGEAR modem/router’s that I’ve either purchased or received as part of NETGEAR’s First Look Review Program. Always have to swap modems with Comcast whenever I do this and never have an issue doing that with them. I’ve had pass experience with NETGEAR Modems & Routers so using the NETGEAR Genie was a breeze and almost any user that is new with any product that NETGEAR produces will have a very fast setup process so just follow the steps provided. ~Features~ The features of this modem are great for what you get as a modem & router that can compete against other 16x4 modems. 16x4 Channel Bonding - 16 Downstream channels and 4 Upstream channels allowing for a better connection & usage. This means I’ll enjoy full connection with the Comcast Servers while at high peak usage hours in your town when everyone else is connected to the same node you’re on. It has great Wi-Fi range that works throughout my house with little loss of signal with it’s built in router compatibility. ~Performance~ You’ll enjoy downloading things faster over DOCSIS 3.0 from the higher bandwidth speeds that your cable provider can provide to you after they’ve done their network upgrades on their end. The 16 Downstream bonding channels will future proof yourself until your cable provider provides 16 channels in your area along with the 4 channel bonding for the upstream. While in some other regions they already have 24x8 channles. ~Did Product meet my expectation?~ As they always do!! This modem is great for anyone. Everything depends on what you can afford and if your cable company can provide the speeds to you. ~Price-value~ The price that they’re asking for is a bit expensive at $ 169.99 for a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with 16x4 channels bonding only. Honestly it should be priced at $139.99 if this was the only modem I could afford at the time. ~Would I recommend this modem to my friends and or a family member?~ I would recommend this modem to any one of my friends while this type of technology is still supported. Attention: “I’ve received this NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250) free from NETGEAR’s First Look Review Program”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up, all-in-one solution

    Posted
    justincade

    I was growing tired of having a separate router and modem (that didn't seem to like to work together very much) and had been waiting to get an all-in-one modem/router for a while. Design The design is sleek and minimal, and for once doesn't seem to suffer from any stability problems from cords (being an all-in-one probably helps this). The footprint isn't cumbersome, around 8(H) x 8(W) x 3(D) and the black color matches my computer case so it blends well. The LEDs are on the front and clear to see (with a great explanation of each in the manual). Installation Installation is a breeze, again the all-in-one solved the half dozen or so issues I always had between my previous router (Netgear N300) and modem (Netgear CM500). This was no fault of either unit, but Comcast itself has known issues when you don't use the stuff they try to sell you and set everything up yourself. After screwing in the coax and plugging the device in, I was up and running in under two minutes once I activated the AC1600 with my Comcast account . I signed into my account and done... almost, Comcast strikes again, with a known DNS issue (overrides to the initial setup screen every time you open the browser). The wifi works flawlessly, just frustrating Chrome doesn't open to my start page... apparently you have to call Comcast to fix, and I haven't bothered yet. Cost While the price tag looks a bit high, I think it's worth the value as not only clears up a lot of the cord and device clutter around my desk, but works seamlessly together, plus I'd rather pay of this than give Comcast anything more than I already do. Performance Fast, really fast as well as a much stronger signal throughout my house (one-story, 2500 sqft.) and well into my backyard, where no router has gone before (without an extender). Overall My overall thought is that this is a great improvement over some of the previous Netgear hardware I've bought both on functionality and design. If you are looking for a quick, easy solution... this is it. I am fortunate enough to receive Netgear hardware for free as a reviewer, however I can assure you this is an honest and accurate review. Netgear sends us these units to test, and wants real feedback to make them better and has addressed poor reviews I have left on other units quickly (e.g. an early version of the AC1750 router that was practically DOA).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worked Well Until the Week the Warranty Ended

    Posted
    Aaron
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The C6250 modem/router seemed fairly solid. The Firmware was missing some functionality I expected from my old Asus router, but nothing that would steer me below a 4/5. The most distressing feature to be lacking was any sort of QoS functionality, but who knows. Maybe that was buried or non-visible to the end-user. The device was otherwise solid, the upgrade allowed me to take full advantage of my 200mb connection at home, and to ditch the modem I rented from Brighthouse. Unfortunately, I bought this expecting to get a couple years about it. 2-3 would have been enough to pay off the device with what I saved from renting modems before (and with better performance). No such luck. I began experiencing issues with my internet on Saturday, 05/28. I mistakenly attributed it to my ISP, knowing that in the past, my IP has been spammed with random DoS attacks (which Brighthouse refused to help with), and random outages as they expanded their local coverage. But the problems persisted and grew worse. On Tuesday, on my tablet, I noticed that my wifi was disconnecting randomly. My desktop computer was unaffected this whole time. This was my clue that the Wifi was the issue and not my ISP. Then I started seeing the AppleTV notification that the WiFi had disconnected. And it got worse... And worse... And worse... Yesterday it took 3 hours to watch a 2-hour movie because we kept losing wifi. And all of this began 24 hours before my warranty ended...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent combo product in One for Cable internet

    Posted
    thomas101
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Netgear AC1600 Wireless is a great combo router that you could have. Setup was very easy, I have a lot of Netgear experiment, so this was a piece of cake. You just need to follow that attached instruction that came with it. It should not take you more than 3 minutes to get online. Features - This modem/router does not take up as much space as my NightHawk and cable modem so it's a great space saver. Once the router is setup, I didn't expect to be as great as the NightHawk but the coverage into my bedroom from my den (opposite side of the house) seemed to be better than expected. The only thing that I would like to add though it why only 2 ports? That's why it's 4 stars. I wish that this router have more ports that would make it an awesome router. Overall the wireless speed test is awesome, very fast and distance is great. The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250) exceeded my expectations and is well worth the price. If you are currently renting a modem from Comcast, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase this product so you don't need to pay monthly rental fee and also it yours when you cancel Comcast. Disclaimer: I got this product for free for my honest and unbiased review as part of the NETGEAR First Look Review Program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features | small footprint | easy to use

    Posted
    AggiePaul
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Setup was super simple and was easy to replace Comcast's leased modem. Plugged in the coax cable and power, and off we went. From a Macbook, we connected to the wireless network using the default wireless information provided on the bottom of the C6250 and opened up Safari. The Comcast online activation page came up where we punched in account information. All in all, activation took only 5 minutes or so, including a reboot of the Netgear by Comcast after downloading the necessary configuration. The features were everything you would expect of Netgear's latest lineup of networking gear in a small package. Two gigabit ports, a USB port (for sharing a hard drive or printer), 2.4GHz and 5Ghz networks, additional virtual/guest networks, and parental controls. I suggest downloading the Netgear Genie app for your phone/tablet, as it helps manage your network (ie turning on/off your guest network). I applaud Netgear for the effort put into designing these latest Nighthawk consumer devices. I normally prefer the cable modem and router be separate devices, but was impressed by what the C6250 brought to the table. Speed wasn't an issue on the internet side, nor the local LAN side. The range of the wireless was sufficient for a one-story ~2000 sqft house, but larger houses may have dead spots as there are no external antennas. Multiple device connections including a Roku, Macbook, and iPhone weren't an issue and didn't negatively affect performance. I didn't know exactly what to expect with a router modem combo, but was impressed by the performance in a small form factor. I think this is perfect for an apartment or smaller house, and/or if you're shooting for a minimalist look. The price isn't bad either when you consider adding up the price of DOCSIS 3 cable modems and similar-featured routers. I do recommend this to friends that have lower profile technology and want a smaller device footprint. It's easy to manage and the documentation provided in the interface and manual are excellent. I received the Netgear C6250 for free as part of the Netgear First Look Review Program by providing my unbiased opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Slower Wifi than Arris, Even Slower Ethernet(16Mb)

    Posted
    itsavyguru7
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this after seeing the price online was $100 less than the in-store price. The reviews I initially read sounded promising and "I've always had good luck with Netgear routers in the past..knock on wood", were my exact words to my fiancé as I actually made sure to knock on my hardwood floor. Well, that was not the case here. I only received 70Mbps Downstream and 6Mbps Upstream,on wifi, with my 100Mbps plan with Time Warner, but they've been throttling everyone down in my area anyway(it's been rumored they need to send a new satellite up into space(due to problems they can't fix with their current satellite and don't want to make the investment..YET..class-action lawsuit currently happening) and their Arris Modem/Wifi Router was about the same speed. The real shocker came when my PC, with a wired ethernet connection directly to the router only got a maximum of 16Mbps Down and about 2-3Mbps Up. I tried a different ethernet cable and the other of the two ethernet ports on the back and still got the same slow speed. I came back on here to search the reviews, sorted by lowest rating, and was disappointed to see many people having gone through 2 or 3 tries of purchasing this device with them being duds every time. I'll be returning or exchanging it tomorrow but just wanted to be sure to warn others to stay away. I come from an IT background and it's not worth it. Don't assume it's you because there's some trick to it. There's not. Right on the bottom of the brand new box, in fine print, it pretty much states it's made from recycled components(refurbished is how I read that or not far from it). "This product has been tested for quality assurance and it or its components may have been recycled". Check the box yourself in the store and you'll read the same. It's quite apparent they haven't tested it or else it would work properly. I hope this review was helpful and saves some people from the trouble.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid 2 in 1 Device

    Posted
    txag6
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After using the C6300 for a while, I was excited to give the c6250 a try. SETUP: Setting this up with TWC was simple. It only took a 5 minute phone call to get the modem online. I then was able to quickly set up the 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks, and matched my previous SSIDs. This allowed all previously connected devices to hop on automatically. With the optional guest networks, you can run up to 4 different wireless networks at the same time. PERFORMANCE: The 2.4G range is excellent, and functions in almost all of my home. I see very little interference with surrounding networks. However, the 5 G network is a little spotty once you get away from the router. Our Fire Stick in our bedroom often loses its connection, so we've added a range extender to that side of our home. FEATURES: Great, simple design. Lays flat or you can stand it vertically. The C6300 is a bit oblong, meaning it will not lay flat- this model is certainly nicer. However, this only has 2 ethernet ports, down from the 4 on the C6300. Being a user with multiple wired connections, this is a bummer. however, most users don't need that many ports, so I won't count it against the C6250. PRICE/VALUE: Here's the thing... it's a great router for the money. Most AC routers will price almost as much as this modem/router combo. Any additional cost will be recouped in the savings you have from your cable company, as they all lease their modems to you. You'll save $60-100 a year by owning your own modem. It's a no brainer! VERDICT: It's a great performing router, that is easy to setup, even for those who are not technically combined. Its performance coupled with the savings over time makes it a great purchase. I highly recommend it. I received this product free from NETGEAR as part of the NETGEAR First Look Review Program.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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