AC1600

Smart WiFi Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Stronger, Faster, And More Reliable Connections

The NETGEAR AC1600 Smart WiFi Router with dual band Gigabit delivers AC1600 WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. It offers the best wireless coverage for large homes and is ideal for homes with multiple wireless devices. This router delivers the speed and reliability needed for applications such as smooth, lag-free multiple HD video streaming, multi-player gaming, ultra-fast speed and a secure reliable connection to the Internet.

Model: R6250
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  • AC1600 WiFi—300+1300 Mbps speeds
  • Best wireless coverage for large homes
  • Ideal for homes with multiple WiFi devices
  • NETGEAR genie® app lets you easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone

Speed

Everything you need for a fast, fast, fast connected home. Next generation 11ac WiFi with dual band technology provides whole home coverage with Gigabit wired & wireless connections.

  • AC1600 WiFi—Up to 300+1300 Mbps speeds

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and AC1600 Smart WiFi Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Range—For large homes

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous dual band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • Beamforming+—Boosts speed, reliability & range of WiFi connections

  • Advanced QoS—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing.

  • DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via one (1) USB port

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones & computers

  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings

  • NETGEAR genie® app—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network. Includes remote access to manage your network away from home.

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

Product Number
R6250
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1600 WiFi (300+1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Large homes
WiFi Technology
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
Beamforming
  • Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed,reliability, &range of your WiFi connections
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB port
Key Features
  • AC1600 WiFi—300+1300 Mbps† speeds
  • Best wireless coverage for large homes
  • Ideal for homes with multiple WiFi devices
  • NETGEAR genie® app—Easily manage your home network
  • Beamforming+—Faster, more reliable connections
  • Best connectivity for dual band WiFi devices like iPad® /iPhone5®
Security
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Memory
  • 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 191 x 198.5 x 65 mm (7.5 x 7.79 x 2.55 in)
  • Weight: 417 g (.91 lb)
Package Contents
  • R6250v2 Smart WiFi Router
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
Standards
  • One (1) USB port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, 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
  • Use laptop with 3x3 450 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300, or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6210 for maximum performance

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved on AC1750 when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller

Network Control … At Your Fingertips

With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.

NETGEAR genie with remote access

When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.

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NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.

  • Network Map—Allow or block access to your network using real-time map of connected devices
  • Traffic Meter—Track your Internet data usage
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • Parental Controls—Easy way to set online boundaries
  • For iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® devices