WiFi Cable Modem Router: NETGEAR's AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250)
combines a cable modem and WiFi router in one device, so you can connect to your
cable internet service provider and other network devices in your home without
connect a separate router or gateway. The NETGEAR AC1600 is certified by most
major cable Internet providers in the US. The WiFi cable modem router saves you
money over time by owning your cable equipment and avoiding monthly rental
charges from your cable internet service provider.
US Cable Internet Service Provider Compatibility: The AC1600
WiFi Cable Modem Router is compatible with most major US cable internet service
providers; like Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision &
more (up to Ultimate 300 plans). The cable modem supports the assignment of IPv4
and IPv6 addresses by cable Internet providers. Not compatible with Cable
bundled voice services.
- You must contact your Internet service provider (ISP) and tell them
that you are using the cable modem. Before you connect the cable modem
and contact your cable Internet provider, collect your cable account
number, account phone number, and login information (your email address
or user name and password).
- If Comcast XFINITY is your cable Internet provider, setup Internet
service by using Comcast XFINITY self-activation process. If you are
unable to self-activate your modem router, call Comcast XFINITY customer
CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified: The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi
Cable Modem Router is designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward
compatible with DOCSIS 2.0 networks. DOCSIS 3.0 is 16-times faster than 2.0
Ultra-Fast Cable Internet Speeds: You get up to 680Mbps download and
132Mbps upload 4k streaming speed for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and
high-speed online gaming. Its high performance 1.4GHz processor supports 16
download & 4 upstream channels for efficient and reliable Internet access.
Dual Band WiFi: The NETGEAR
AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports WiFi connection speeds up
to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band for
802.11n devices and up to 1300Mbps in the 5GHz band for 802.11ac devices. Both
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands can be active simultaneously. The modem router supports
the following advanced WiFi features -
- WiFi Multimedia (WMM): WMM QoS prioritizes WiFi
data packets from different applications based on four access categories -
voice, video, best effort, and background.
- Protected Management Frames (PMF): Protected
Management Frames (PMF) is a security feature that protects unicast and
multicast management frames from being intercepted and changed for malicious
- Wireless Multicast Forwarding (WMF): Wireless
Multicast Forwarding (WMF) lets the modem router forward multicast frames to
wireless LAN (WLAN) hosts, using unicast addresses. WMF provides robust
wireless communication because unicast frames are acknowledged, retried, and
- Airtime Fairness (ATF): Airtime Fairness (ATF)
ensures that all WiFi clients receive equal time on the network. Network
resources are divided by time, so if five WiFi clients are connected to the
network, they each get one-fifth of the network time. The advantage of this
feature is that the slowest WiFi clients do not control network
802.11ac: The modem router supports the 802.11ac networking
standard. This new standard offers better speed, improved reliability, and more
range than older WiFi networking standards. The extender is also backward
compatible with earlier WiFi a/b/g/n standards. However, to get the benefits of
802.11ac, your WiFi router must support the 802.11ac WiFi networking standard.
In comparison, the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard is 3x faster than the older
802.11n WiFi standard.
Beamforming: The modem router supports beamforming in the 5GHz band to
enhance the WiFi range and performance for your a/n/ac WiFi devices. When you
enable beamforming and connect to the WiFi network, the modem router actively
tracks your device and directs WiFi to your device, rather than just blasting it
out in all directions. Beamforming provides a better range and performance
NETGEAR Genie App: The
NETGEAR Genie App makes getting the most out of your home network fun &
easy. The Genie App lets you easily monitor, connect & control your home
network from a Windows PC, Mac computer/laptop, Apple iOS device, or Android
smartphone/tablet. With the NETGEAR Genie App you can share & stream music or
videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more.
Convenient Content Sharing: With NETGEAR, sharing across
your network is built-in and simple, anything from accessing stored photos &
music to wireless printing.
- DLNA/UPnP: Find & play your media on DLNA/UPnP
compatible TVs & game
- ReadySHARE USB Access: Wirelessly access & share USB
hard drives via the one USB 2.0 port.
- ReadySHARE Printer: Wirelessly access & share a USB
High Security: Maintain the highest security across your
network to ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it's
preventing phishing & spyware or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR
has you covered.
- Parental Controls: Keep your Internet browsing
experience safe and secure with free parental controls. It allows you to
limit access to certain web sites at certain times. For example no social
networking or gaming site access after dinner time.
- Guest Network Access: Separate & secure access for
guests. Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your
guests' devices, ensuring they do not have access to your home network or to
the shared USB hard drive with all your personal data.
- Secure WiFi Connections: Secure WiFi connections offer
the highest level of WPA/WPA2/WPA2-PSK security with Double firewall
protection (SPI/NAT firewall) and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack prevention.
- Personal FTP Server: With your customized free URL, you can use
FTP to access your network when you aren't home through Dynamic DNS.
Wired Connections: The modem router provides one
coaxial cable connector, two 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports, and one USB
- Coax Connector: The modem router's coax connector plugs into your
cable internet service provider's coax cable.
- Dual Ethernet Ports: The two RJ-45 Ethernet ports (10/100/1000)
let you make a wired connection to local LAN devices, like your computer, game system, or
- USB Port: The one USB-A 2.0 port lets you connect a USB hard
drive, flash drive, or printer to the modem router. USB storage devices must
be formatted in FAT16/32, NTFS, or Ext2/3/4. If you attach a
USB storage device to the modem router, you can access the storage device
from your local network or outside your local network via the internet.
Browser-Based Installation: Browser-based installation makes
setup easy using an Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Windows PC, or Mac computer/laptop.
Computer Requirements: The NETGEAR AC1600 is compatible with
Windows PC (8/7/Vista/XP/2000) and Mac computers (OS X). It also supports Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers