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.