NETGEAR D6400-100UKS AC1600 Dual Band 300 + 1300 Mbps Wireless (Wi-Fi) VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, YouView, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet Fibre) (Amazon Echo Enabled) - £74.99 @ Amazon
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NETGEAR D6400-100UKS AC1600 Dual Band 300 + 1300 Mbps Wireless (Wi-Fi) VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, YouView, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet Fibre) (Amazon Echo Enabled) - £74.99 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Dec
  • With built-in modem, just plug-in the device to the phone line and get fast internet connection with easy installation
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds with support for additional interference-free (DFS) 5 GHz channels
  • Longer range, enhanced throughout with three high-powered external antennas
  • NETGEAR genie app - easily manage, monitor and control your home network from PC, tablet or smartphone

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Original Poster

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Curious, What makes this Alexa enabled ?

Taobitz55 m ago

Curious, What makes this Alexa enabled ?


Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask it some stuff like:
1. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network
2. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable 5G guest network
3. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable guest network
4. Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings
5. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router

ipodtouchdude17 m ago

Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask …Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask it some stuff like:1. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network2. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable 5G guest network3. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable guest network4. Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings5. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router

seems a very useful feature...

Amazon's page really sucks! It talks about at least three different netgear modem/routers and the reviews are also about different modem/routers

I recently change my D6400 to a TP-Link Archer AC2800, as the Netgear kept re-booting itself for no reason. Have to say the TP-Link is miles better, as not only has it been very stable but it also supports IPV6 on BT, which the Netgear fails with. Also whenever you make a change in the Netgear it needs to re-boot but with the TP-Link no re-boot required!

Original Poster

ipodtouchdude42 m ago

Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask …Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask it some stuff like:1. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network2. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable 5G guest network3. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable guest network4. Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings5. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router


What is your experience of it compared to any other routers you might have used? Am tempted but have not had great experiences with Netgear in the past (buying products on release that are immature maybe) and tend to stick with TP-Link but this looks like a deal and I need to move it to hallway and misses doesn't want something that looks like an alien spider.

Tech question ..can I enable Alexa to manage my Asus N66U. Great router used on network with old routers used as access points via power line (maybe I'm slowing the network as only work as fast as lowest speed access point I think but it works for us

Avoid I have netgear before, as soon as a few hot days above 70Deg, come a long it will die. Get your self an Asus in stead.

Bubuka8356 m ago

seems a very useful feature...


Apart from anyone can ask Alexa your wifi password....

I have this router and it's ok. When researching routers I've found good and bad reviews from most of the brands and I've had poor experiences with a few myself. I've not and any issues with this one but performance isn't amazing in terms of WiFi range. At the price it's probably good value for money but it's an old model now. I think I've had mine for over 2 years. It still gets regular updates and so I'm happy with it although I do have a 2nd router (Old Billion BiPac) to extend the range to give coverage throught the house and garden.

HotBot2 h, 11 m ago

I recently change my D6400 to a TP-Link Archer AC2800, as the Netgear kept …I recently change my D6400 to a TP-Link Archer AC2800, as the Netgear kept re-booting itself for no reason. Have to say the TP-Link is miles better, as not only has it been very stable but it also supports IPV6 on BT, which the Netgear fails with. Also whenever you make a change in the Netgear it needs to re-boot but with the TP-Link no re-boot required!



Once you go Ubiquiti you never go back

ipodtouchdude3 h, 17 m ago

Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask …Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask it some stuff like:1. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network2. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable 5G guest network3. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable guest network4. Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings5. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router


No. 5 a five year olds delight!!!!

tomwatts2 h, 17 m ago

Once you go Ubiquiti you never go back


Whats your setup? Have heard Ubiquiti is the way to go a few times now.

ipodtouchdude5 h, 24 m ago

Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask …Just enabled the skill on my Alexa as I already own the D6400. You can ask it some stuff like:1. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable guest network2. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable 5G guest network3. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable guest network4. Alexa, ask NETGEAR what are my WiFi settings5. Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router


Erm...if you ask Alexa to reboot the router - won't that disable Alexa also?

Taobitz6 h, 6 m ago

Whats your setup? Have heard Ubiquiti is the way to go a few times now.


We have Sky Broadband and their hub, whilst decent enough, couldn't handle all the smart devices we had.
You can just add a Ubiquiti Unifi Router onto any existing router or make a completely new network. I'm not going to recommend my setup as there's a few kinks at the moment I need to iron out but essentially Sky Hub -> EdgerouterX (need to understand a bit of networking to use) -> Unifi AC Lite. Could cut out the EdgerouterX if you're not interested in gigabit transfers.
Edited by: "tomwatts" 2nd Dec

For Christ’s sake, I bought this 2 days ago from amazon for £90

Just bought this from Amazon.de €35 like new. Had 4k and 1080 simultaneous streaming on 2 TVs which suits my needs. Router received update. So one box, no external antenna = happy.

You will need this for open reach delivered fibre thanks to the guy on forum below.

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thanks
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