NETGEAR R6250 AC1600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Smart Gigabit Cable Router

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  • AC1600 wireless router modem featuring 300Mbps and 1300Mbps across dual bands, compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless network signals
  • A Gigabit 10/100/1000 WAN port provides compatibility with existing cable modems to allow a network access to the web
  • Simultaneous dual band emits a standard 2.4Ghz band, and a faster 5Ghz band allows for faster wireless transfers in devices that accept a 5Ghz signal

Product overview

• AC1600 wireless router modem featuring 300Mbps and 1300Mbps across dual bands, compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless network signals
• A Gigabit 10/100/1000 WAN port provides compatibility with existing cable modems to allow a network access to the web
• Simultaneous dual band emits a standard 2.4Ghz band, and a faster 5Ghz band allows for faster wireless transfers in devices that accept a 5Ghz signal
• Integrated network switch gives you four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports for a high speed connection to wired network devices
• Twin USB 2.0 ports allow you to attach USB printers or external disk drives – which can be accessed across your network locally or remotely using the NETGEAR genie application
• NETGEAR genie app lets you monitor, control and repair your network from a desktop computer or portable device
• Parental controls let you filter web content for all devices connected to your network creating a safer browsing environment
• Device model number: NETGEAR R6250-100UKS

Special Features

• Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) controls allow you to prioritise network traffic for lag-free gaming or uninterrupted HD streaming
• Internal antenna featuring Beamforming+ provide a focused Wi-Fi signal to your wireless devices, creating a stable high speed connection to your router at greater distances

Why use this NETGEAR router?
The NETGEAR R6250 AC1600 dual band router gives your wireless network a boost by offering up to 1.6Gbps data transfer speed using 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. Enjoy lag free wireless gaming or seamless streaming of high definition media without buffering – as the built-in advanced QoS prioritises your games and streaming when multiple devices run network tasks like emailing or browsing the web. Internal antenna, with high powered amplifiers utilising Beamforming+ technology, grant more stable connections with faster speeds at greater distances. Connecting wireless devices to this router modem is easy thanks to the WPS "one touch" feature that pairs compatible devices at the push of a button.

What wired connections are available with this router?
A Gigabit WAN port provides compatibility with pre-installed cable modems, while an integrated four port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch allows your connected devices to operate at their maximum speeds. This can provide internet access to desktop media computers, set-top boxes or games consoles.
A single USB 3.0 port allows you to connect USB printers and external storage devices, which can then be accessed by computers on the network, or remotely accessed using the ReadySHARE USB software.

Is my network safe when using the NETGEAR R2650 modem router?
The NETGEAR R2650 features several controls to provide a safe web browsing experience, helping maintain the highest security levels for your network. Parental controls allow you to create individual profiles for each connected device and filter or block access to websites or web content. The NETGEAR genie application allows you to keep track of these profiles and manage them remotely from a portable device.
Guest Wi-Fi networks can be created to allow others web access on a different network, which keeps your main network resources and passwords separate and hidden from other users.

What is NETGEAR genie?
NETGEAR genie is a free dashboard application that allows you to monitor, control and fix basic router issues from a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet. View a map of your network to see what devices are connected, and remotely block any unwanted connections. You can also use your portable device as a remote control for your DLNA media devices, and access any media stored on external devices through the routers’ USB ports.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing new Life to Home wireless After chomping at the bit and not being happy with the stuff the ISP's send out I.E the Huawei HG533 from Talktalk was rubbish with poor range limited devices and near proximity problems with the wireless dropping out and after 4-5 constant speedtesting managed to hang the router, so after some research opted for this. I am not disappointed, if has solved all problems with in the house, better range the speeds are just what we needed as we have a 38MB fibre connection this is pumping out 37.5mb on the wireless on all speedtests we have done on all devices. Being dual band as well and supporting the new wireless a/ac as well and being IPV6 compatible out of the box I have to say money well spent. Currently have 14+ devices working on it right now with no lag or problems on any of them, good long power lead and very simple to set up.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for offices We use this router as an office and factory router. We use the guest networks for the staff in the factory and the main system for the offices. Never had a fault and love the control over the connections. Would highly recommend
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beware - for cable connections only Looks great, but although it doesn't say so on the Maplins listing, this is for cable only, so I've had to send it back in exchange for the 6200.
Date published: 2015-05-12
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Is this what is called a fibre router?

Asked by: JEAN
Yes and no. It would work fine with Virgin connections and some VDSL connections.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-06

We have BT sport through Freeview plus which is streamed somehow. Could this router be set up to stream these programmes as we are stuck with the standard router supplied by our supplier.

Asked by: todd
Probably not, but you would need to check this with the supplier.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-28

Hi, please could you let me know if this works on VDSL? Also, could you please confirm that this would work with BT infinity? Many thanks

Asked by: Paul
This will only work on VDSL if y ou have the openreach modem if you do not this will not work.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-17

Will this work as a slave/secondary wifi access point via Lan from an EE bright box 2

Asked by: DazTheJoiner
Yes you could set this into AP mode and use it as a wireless access point
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-21

Will this connect to a WAN

Asked by: Coli
Yes this will.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-20

cant it  be  use in mauritius    we use  orange

Asked by: geeta
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item as it is only designed for UK use.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-12-21

I have a Sagem router as supplied by Sky for broadband, it is also wired to two computers and is used for wifi to tablets and phones but it quite often goes off-line. Can you recommend a replacement router that is more reliable and more powerful.

Asked by: arteesmith
If its going on and offline I would advised to contact Sky to have the fault fixed, as part of sky's T's&C's you can't use any other router and will have difficulty getting one to try and work.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-21

Can you use vpn and dlna on this devise 

Asked by: Routie
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-08-16
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