Net­gear R6120

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DE­SIGNED FOR MEDIUM to large home, the Net­gear R6120 pumps out dual band AC1200 spec Wi-Fi us­ing two large ad­justable an­ten­nas. It doesn’t have a built in mo­dem, but has a WAN port for con­nect­ing to your FTTP NBN or ex­ist­ing mo­dem. Round the back it also has four LAN ports, but dis­ap­point­ingly they are 10/100, not Gi­ga­bit. The R6120 can be found for as lit­tle as $120, but is com­monly around the $140 from re­tail­ers such as JB-HiFi.

Es­pe­cially on the 5GHz band, the R6120 can pro­vide an ex­cel­lent, long range con­nec­tion, but strug­gles a lit­tle with too many users stream­ing HD video at once. The router has a USB 2.0 port that can be used to run a printer, or add stor­age, and can stream con­tent to a DLNA com­pat­i­ble de­vice. The WPS but­ton makes get­ting new gear con­nected very sim­ple, and you can man­u­ally dis­able the Wi-Fi, or set it to turn off at sched­uled hours. Setup is quick and sim­ple, and the router sup­ports guest net­work cre­ation.

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