NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router Review
The NETGEAR N600 Router has everything it needs to be in the Editor’s Choice selections of any organisation. Some of those qualities are a simple setup process, excellent throughput, and a robust feature set. Many of the wireless routers may have one or two of these, but N600 puts them all behind by having all of these at one place. It has the best of both worlds with both wired and wireless gadgets. It ranges from desktops to smartphones and even consoles. At the street price, it is worth every penny. With a simultaneous dual band, Wireless-N offers twice the bandwidth along with a better connection and lesser interference. It offers fast wireless performance and long range. The performance is excellent on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, especially in the 2.4 GHz band. If you are looking for an all-rounder Wi-Fi in low budget, then Netgear N600 is one of the best options you’ll get.
The Netgear N600 is a dual-band router which means that it is capable of simultaneously broadcasting Wireless-N signals on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies both. The 2.4GHz band is shared with old devices like cordless phones and Bluetooth headsets whereas the 5GHz band which is used by almost every upcoming latest device is more exclusive and therefore offers better overall performance. The router has an option for two wireless networks, one for each band out of the box. These systems can be easily switched on or off using the router’s web interface. All of this, you can use secure access to your home network even when you are away from home. Keeping in mind that older devices use 2.4GHz band and newer devices are 5GHz capable, you get to select from the two options of 2.4 Ghz or 5ghz connection on the router to achieve maximised speed capability.
The router delivers high-speed network connectivity up to 300 + 300Mbps. It has a good enough range for medium or large homes. It also has an advanced QoS optimised for smooth HD streaming. The N600 also comes with a secure network with protection against all kinds of threats. There’s even an option for guest network access where you get to decide whom you want to grant access and whom you want to keep away from your network. The router also has an option for guest networks where you get to decide if you want to allow free connection to your guests or not. Also, this guest network allows you to safeguard your local resources from the guests who make it a great feature to be used in public bars and restaurants. The N600 offers high-level WiFi security with WPA/WPA2.
Looking just like the other members of the Netgear router series in this range, the N600 has a round blue button right in the middle of its sleek black coloured top surface. The blue button is adorned by a total of 8 LEDs that represent the direction of the antennas on the device. Like the rest of this Netgear series, the N600 has an internal antenna design too which makes it more compact than the routers with external antennas. There are four LAN ports which are located at the back of this device.
It is very easy to set up this device. There is a dedicated app for controlling all the Netgear routers. You just enter the model you are using, and the setup is initiated right for that model. The N600 is also controllable by the Netgear Genie app, so you will have easy access to control the router. You can change its configuration according to your personal preference from your phone app. It shows a beautiful dashboard with all the lists of connected devices. So, you can know the list of people using your network.