Net­gear D6200

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CAN AN OLDER ROUTER STILL COM­PETE?

LAUNCHED A FEW years back now, the Net­gear D6200 is still widely avail­able - even from big name re­tail­ers such as The Good Guys. What makes it so com­pelling is that de­spite the high ini­tial price, it can be now picked up for as lit­tle as $85. The D6200 is no slouch when it comes to fea­tures ei­ther, and of­fers AC1200 spec Wi-Fi. About the only down­side is that the built in mo­dem is ADSL only – no VDSL sup­port. On the plus side, it has a WAN con­nec­tion on the back for use with FTTP NBN or other modems. The D6200 also has four Gi­ga­bit LAN ports, and a USB 2.0 port that can be used to add stor­age, or run a print server.

The D6200 uses in­ter­nal an­ten­nas, but while the tall de­sign won’t blend in su­per eas­ily, it does still give above av­er­age range and con­nec­tion speeds. On the 5GHz net­work, we had no prob­lem stream­ing HD me­dia across the house, and there were no no­tice­able dead spots.

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