WiFi Router

802.11ac Dual Band

Next Generation WiFi Now

New AC WiFi technology delivers the speed, range and reliability you need to keep even the latest WiFi devices humming along. Play tunes on the smartphone in the kitchen. View YouTube on the tablet in the bedroom. Stream movies on the media player in the living room. Simultaneous Dual Bands avoid wireless interference and keep the streams flowing.

Model: R6100
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  • AC1200 WiFi—300+867 Mbps speeds
  • Wireless coverage for your entire home
  • Ideal for homes with more WiFi devices
  • NETGEAR genie® App—Enjoy more of your connected home


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

  • AC1200 WiFi—Up to 300+867 Mbps speeds

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and R6100 WiFi Router provides WiFi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices.

  • Range—For medium to large homes


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

  • Advanced QoS—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, like accessing stored photos & music.

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

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via one (1) USB 2.0 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

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network

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

  • WiFi & power on/off—Convenient power savings


Maintain the highest security across your network to ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing & spyware 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—Highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • AC1200 WiFi (300 Mbps + 867 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Medium to large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Fast Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Key Features
  • Faster WiFi—Now up to 1200 Mbps
  • Backward compatible with 802.11n
  • ReadySHARE® USB Access—Wirelessly access & share USB storage
  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 7.08 x 6.69 x 2.36 in (180 x 170 x 60 mm)
  • Weight: 0.71 lb (322 g)
Product Diagram
Package Contents
  • R6100 WiFi Router
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Fast Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • 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 2x2 300 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6205 or 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6200 for maximum performance
24/7 Technical Support
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller*

† 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, interference, and building construction may lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage. Up to 867 Mbps wireless speeds achieved on AC1200 when connecting to other 802.11ac 867 Mbps devices. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

*US only

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 So Easy...It's Like Magic

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the genie App lets users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device or the user manual below.

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

Here's what you can do with your genie app...

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  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible to print from an iPad® or iPhone®
  • MyMedia—Find & play media files in your network
  • Parental controls—Manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices
  • EZ Mobile connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • For PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, & Android devices