"So Far, So Good"4.5 starson by ajtrek
Pros: Stable on both wireless bands
Maximizes throughput on Wireless N
Works well in mixed environment (PC & Mac)
Cons: None Operationally IMO
Summary: Not sure what Dong Ngo meant buy "a router for someone with high standards and low-ego". Granted I do have high standards...but being in sales I doubt that anyone would categorize me as having a "low-ego". But this is not about me...it's about the NetGear R6300 Router.
I mentioned that it's stable on both wireless bands because I haven't had any dropouts. To be fair that depends upon a lot of factors in the surrounding environment as no one lives in a vacuum.
Throughput is greatly improved on the Wireless N band. I now get anywhere from 435 mbps to 450 mbps. I don't expect to exceed that throughput as I don't have equipment with Wireless AC network cards. (and I doubt anyone else does at this juncture ...or very few)
Setup was easy without or without the Genie.
I've always heard that Mac's work better with an Apple router especially in a mixed environment. The R6300 handles my iMac, MacBook Pro , Sony Vaio Duo 11 and Dell 1530 with no problem. In fact I have a total of 15 clients connecting to it at any given time of the day..including two internet phone systems.
Some may not like the "upright" position of the R6300 as it looks like a router standing on end. For me it's a welcome departure from the standard "flat" or slim "vertical" router. Ya baby..bring it on!!!
The NetGear R6300 is not a router that everyone will rush out and buy. Even after a year it's expensive at $199 a pop (although it can be had for less on sale... about $30-$35).
So why did I purchase the R6300 over other routers...
I didn't like the cloud interface of the Linksys EA6500 required to use all of it's features
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU worked for 3 days then quick
The design of the Asus RT-AC66U just didn't appeal to me (3 exposed antenna's...so 90's)
Next year I'm sure there'll be something better..but for right not the NetGear R6300 has my vote!