AC1600

WiFi Cable Modem Router

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Fast Cable Internet Access

Get 16 times faster download speeds, up to 680 Mbps‡, with this 2-in-1 AC1600 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming. Works with cable Internet providers like XFINITY® from Comcast, Time Warner Cable®, COX®, Cablevision and more.

Model: C6250
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  • AC1600 WiFi—300+1300 Mbps†
  • DOCSIS 3.0 16x faster cable Internet speeds—up to 680 Mbps‡
  • Ideal for XFINITY® Blast/Extreme and Time Warner Cable® Maxx Internet plans
  • Eliminate monthly rental fees—Save up to $120 a year*
  • Works with cable Internet providers XFINITY® from Comcast, Time Warner Cable®, COX, Cablevision & more (not compatible with Cable bundled voice services).
  • 16 downstream & 4 upstream channels providing efficient and reliable Internet access

Speed

Speed makes HD video better. Speed makes online gaming awesome. Speed makes all your devices really go. And anyplace you need speed, with NETGEAR you got it. Fast download speeds up to 680 Mbps. WiFi technology provides whole home coverage. Everything you need for a fast, connected home.

  • FASTEST WIFI—Up to 300+1300 Mbps†

  • DOCSIS 3.0—Up to 16 times faster cable Internet speeds than 2.0

  • CHANNEL BONDING—Fastest Cable Internet speeds during peak hours

  • GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming and video

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

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router provides the best WiFi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices.

  • RANGE—For large homes

Reliability

Stay connected—with your devices, your media, and your friends. Simultaneous dual band reduces interference.

  • SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

Sharing

Relive memories and share them with others. Enjoy photos, videos and music stored on a shared USB hard drive. If it's secure and shared storage access you want, NETGEAR has easy ways to do it.

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

  • ReadySHARE® USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive and printer via the USB port

Ease of Use

Use Push ‘N’ Connect to add devices to your WiFi network with a push of a button. And the simple browser-based installation with no CD makes router installation easy using an iPad, tablet, smartphone, or computer.

  • EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and 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 and repair your home network

  • Works with cable Internet providers Comcast XFINITY® from Comcast, Time Warner Cable®, COX, Cablevision & more (not compatible with Cable bundled voice services).

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 site 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
C6250
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
Modem
  • 16x4 CableLabs® certified DOCSIS® 3.0 Modem
WiFi Performance
  • AC1600 (300 Mbps + 1300 Mbps)†
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Two (2) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • Designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward compatible with DOCSIS 2.0
  • Fast download and upload speed—16x4 Channel Bonding enables 680 Mbps‡ download
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
  • Built-in high-speed 16x4 CableLabs® certified DOCSIS® 3.0 Modem
  • 16 Downstream & 4 upstream channels
  • AC1600 WiFi Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
  • WiFi Transmitters/Receivers (Tx/Rx)—2x2 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
  • Memory—128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
  • IPv6 Supported (Internet Protocol Version 6)
Security
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS) connections (WPS)
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 7.68 x 7.79 x 2.52 in
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
Package Content
  • AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
Standards
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
  • One (1) coaxial port for cable Internet
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
  • Two (2) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • Cable broadband Internet service
  • Check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 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 for maximum performance
  • Use with an 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 ireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

‡ Maximum rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on the MSO provisioning and speed tier subscription. Check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

*Based on a typical monthly equipment rental fee of $10 per month.

Customer-owned modems may not be compatible with certain cable networks. Please check with your cable provider to confirm this NETGEAR modem is allowed on your cable network. This product not compatible with Cable bundled voice services.

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

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Lose The Lease. Win Back Some Bucks.

Is your cable ISP charging you every month just to use their modem? Reduce your bill and bring-your-own-modem. The AC1600 is compatible with most major cable service providers.

Gaming and Streaming

With the AC1600 WiFi and 16 x 4 channel bonding you'll enjoy more seamless gaming and streaming with reduced lag and buffering. When you want the best modem router to handle all your high-bandwidth Internet activities.

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Work Wherever

With the C6250, you can connect your device with an Ethernet cable or go wireless—giving you the freedom to get high-speed Internet anywhere in your home. Even file sharing is seamless with ReadySHARE USB for easy sharing and access of your USB hard drive.