After Buffalo Technology, it is the turn of NETGEAR to release its own 802.11ac wireless router, the R6300. In addition to the flagship 802.11ac router, NETGEAR has also announced a slimmed down version – the R6200 – and the A6200 Wi-Fi USB dongle.
NETGEAR claims that the company is the first to bring 802.11ac products to market, even though Buffalo Technology's first 802.11ac
router and an 802.11ac media bridge are already on sale on Frys.com and Newegg.com. To prove this a NETGEAR official said during the press event that he had ordered a Buffalo unit from Newgg in order to verify its actual availability, but he had not yet received it.
The NETGEAR R6300 Wi-Fi router supports combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 1750 Mbps, while the NETGEAR R6200 Wi-Fi Router supports approximate combined Wi-Fi speeds up to 1200 Mbps and has a lower price point. Both are backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to provide optimum interoperability with legacy Wi-Fi devices and maintaining maximum performance on Wireless-n.