Netgear D6300 mates 802.11ac WiFi with ADSL, risks one heck of a mismatch

Netgear D6300 mates 802.11ac WiFi with ADSL, risks one heck of a mismatch

When Netgear teased a next-generation cable gateway with 802.11ac WiFi, it seemed like a natural fit: WiFi that was a perfect complement to 100Mbps-plus internet speeds. Its new D6300 (not pictured here) isn’t necessarily in quite in such equilibrium, depending on just who you have as an internet provider. The hardware is billed as the first ADSL modem and router combo with 802.11ac built-in, but you’ll need to use the gigabit Ethernet WAN jack with a fiber or cable internet link to get the most out of that fast wireless at home — stick to the ADSL2+ and you’ll face the wonderfully lopsided combination of a 1.3Gbps WiFi router with a maximum 24Mbps internet pipe. If home network speeds trump what you’ll need for the outside world, you’ll still get many of the benefits of Netgear’s flagship R6300 , including USB printer and storage sharing

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Netgear D6300 mates 802.11ac WiFi with ADSL, risks one heck of a mismatch

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