NETGEAR R6120-100UKS AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router £29.99 @ Amazon
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NETGEAR R6120-100UKS AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router £29.99 @ Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2017
I'm not an expert, but this seems like a decent deal to me, which I'm considering upgrading too. It's the cheapest it's ever been on Amazon according to CCC and has decent reviews.

Perhaps someone more technical can explain whether it's a good buy or not and what the benefits of it are over a standard free one?

N.B. It doesn't have a modem, so as I understand it, you have to plug the output from your existing modem/router into this.

Next cheapest price according to google is around £50 including postage.
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Good price. Thanks for sharing.
UKBFG43 m ago

Review conclusions:-"The R6100 is Netgear's first effort to bring 802.11ac …Review conclusions:-"The R6100 is Netgear's first effort to bring 802.11ac to the masses, and for the most part this works thanks to the low pricing. The router offers stable Wi-Fi performance and is much more compact than its predecessor.However, the lack of Gigabit Ethernet means it's not suitable for those with a superfast broadband connection or wanting to have a robust wired network at home. In many cases, such as media streaming or data sharing from a wired NAS server, this also means you will not see the benefit of 802.11ac at all.The device is not at all a bad router, it's just that what it has to offer is an odd mix. If your network consists only of Wi-Fi devices, this router will work out well; otherwise, look for an alternative that supports Gigabit Ethernet."https://www.cnet.com/products/netgear-r6100-wifi-router/review/



first thing I was going to check was the gigabit ports. A lot of the lower priced models have this issue, pushing AC speeds on the wifi but not providing gigabit ethernet.
Most broadband services are still under 100Mbps, so unless as you say you need to access or transfer across network devices, this should be sufficient .
Edited by: "sswats" 18th Dec 2017
This is better than what BT provide for fibre 52mbs???
32806161-D3hTr.jpgIt says it's GbE?
Thought this was "it" LOL for the experts to dash my hopes Nice try though OP heated for the price
would this work well as a Wireless AP for a Sky Q hub, to allow proper access control - i.e. block kids devices from all internet access between the hours of X and X which is really difficult and contrived on a Sky Q Hub ...
Do any devices, apart from some low end homeplugs, come with a 10/100 connection nowadays? Its a pity as this would've made a decent replacement for my atrocious VM Hub 3.
Edited by: "mickrick" 18th Dec 2017
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Actually that review is for the R6100 and this is the R6120 and the amazon page says it does have GbE, so maybe it does?

It says "GigE" here:-
pcworldbusiness.co.uk/cat…06P

What do someone who knwos what they're talking about think? If it's important to you, it might be worth buying and then returning as not as described if it turns out it doesn't have it after all?

Apologies if I've confused anyone. I was just trying to suss out how good this was and whether it would benefit me. Should I remove that review comment?
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I've found it on the Netgear site and it says this:-

"Number of Ethernet Ports = Five (5) 10/100 Mbps fast Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN) with auto-sensing technology"
netgear.co.uk/hom…spx
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phanco37 m ago

would this work well as a Wireless AP for a Sky Q hub, to allow proper …would this work well as a Wireless AP for a Sky Q hub, to allow proper access control - i.e. block kids devices from all internet access between the hours of X and X which is really difficult and contrived on a Sky Q Hub ...


I don't have any 1st hand experience, but what I read suggests it has parental controls. I found this link which might help:-
manualslib.com/man…=38


I don't have about the AP/Sky side of things though. Does anyone else know?
Seems a bit backwards to have that speed wireless but not on the Ethernet ports. Would be ok for people that don’t do anything other than stream media from the internet I guess
Hot if you dont care about cross LAN file transfer and streaming speeds. I was hoping this would of been GbE but it turns out its only Ethernet according to netgear's own specs page Im sure it would work brilliant for a lot of folks who dont really care about cross LAN file transfer speeds.

Im still holding out for the 'NETGEAR R7000' in the previous deal.
Netgear R6120 looks good for around £29.99, its not worth more than £30, perhaps the ideal price is around £25 or less.
If you have Virgin media 150/200+ Mb broadband, this router is not suitable.
The WAN port is only 100Mb. Wireless wise its good, perhaps turn this thing into an AP instead for areas where you dont need blazing speed. As many have pointed out, it does not have Gigabit Lan.

If you still have the old Virgin Media modem with separate router, then its a good replacement.
And if you also have an old ADSL / VDSL modem with rubbish router, this R6120 is sufficient.

Have some heat anyway.
I need one I can put a VPN on is this any good?
Work as a decent extender to my Nighthawk even if this is only AC1200, heat
If this would be 1Gbps LAN I will buy it today...but in this case, not for me. Anyway good price and heat added.
thanks op ordered to replace my garbage sky q hub. hope it gives a more reliable wireless connection.
Heat for the price alone!
Sorry if this has been asked. Will this help me improve my wifi signal upstairs?

I've got a virgin media hub 3 and get up to 100mbps speeds downstairs but in a few rooms upstairs the signal is very weak and drops out a lot etc.

I've tried a tp link wifi extender plug only but it didn't work.

Is this worth buying? Also does it just connect to the virgin hub? I don't do anything fancy with my current hub... just has the hue/hive hubs connected and lots of wireless devices.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "germainsophie" 19th Dec 2017
Price gone up.
germainsophie7 h, 31 m ago

Sorry if this has been asked. Will this help me improve my wifi signal …Sorry if this has been asked. Will this help me improve my wifi signal upstairs? I've got a virgin media hub 3 and get up to 100mbps speeds downstairs but in a few rooms upstairs the signal is very weak and drops out a lot etc.I've tried a tp link wifi extender plug only but it didn't work.Is this worth buying? Also does it just connect to the virgin hub? I don't do anything fancy with my current hub... just has the hue/hive hubs connected and lots of wireless devices.Thanks in advance.


every house is different. with amazon deals like this its best to just buy and try for yourself. returns are easy. price has gone up now...
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