Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600 (2013) review

300 + 1300 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Broadcom BCM4708A0 @ 800 MHz
256 MB / 128 MB

The Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600 (R6250) router released in 2013. It is powered by Broadcom BCM4708A0 @ 800 MHz chipset, 256 MB RAM and 128 MB flash. The AC1600 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with Smart WiFi AC1600 is 300 + 1300 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Smart WiFi AC1600 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 3.0 port(s).

The Smart WiFi AC1600 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600 (R6250) specifications

NameSmart WiFi AC1600
Rated 4/5 based on 1070 user votes.


Dimensions191 x 198.5 x 65 mm
Weight417 g


The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the Netgear operating system.

ChipsetBroadcom BCM4708A0 @ 800 MHz
Flash128 MB
Alternative OSOpenWRT
Power supply12 V / 2.5 A


The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The Smart WiFi AC1600 comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

LAN ports4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile networkno
VPN supportOpenVPN


The Smart WiFi AC1600 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Smart WiFi AC1600 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas3 x 3 dBi
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzyes
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Speed300 + 1300 Mbps
Transmit power21 dBm
Guest networkyes


The USB 3.0 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports1 x USB 3.0
Print serveryes
File serveryes


The default IP addresses of the Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600 device is These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP192.168.1.1
Default usernameadmin
Default passwordpassword

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Netgear Smart WiFi AC1600, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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