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NETGEAR Announces R6100 Economical 802.11 ac Router

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NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its market-leading family of next-generation 802.11ac wireless products with the R6100 WiFi Router. The R6100 is a dual band router that supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with Fast Ethernet wired connections, providing secure and reliable Internet connections for fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming. At only $99.99, the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router offers the best value and enhanced features for improving your home theater experience and prepares your home network for new or upgraded devices that integrate 802.11ac WiFi support, such as the MacBook Air and smartphones like the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

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But whats the max connected devices it allowed ?.. The 6100 has a max of 8 so this have less ? lol.
 
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But whats the max connected devices it allowed ?.. The 6100 has a max of 8 so this have less ? lol.
?

I've currently got 20 devices connected to the router my ISP gave me and it has no problems

What sort of router is this?
 

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?

I've currently got 20 devices connected to the router my ISP gave me and it has no problems

What sort of router is this?
But maybe it can handle more just that it's not supported lol.

I marked the area with a black line.
 

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Economical and router does not sound like a good combination :<
 
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But maybe it can handle more just that it's not supported lol.

I marked the area with a black line.
http://img.techpowerup.org/130702/netRdet.jpg
That does not mean you can only connect 8 devices to the router. With the standard settings the router can theoretically support up to 253 simultaneously connected devices.
I believe the client supported devices refers to how many extra access points or routers in bridge or client mode can be added. This type of connection is often used to add wireless function to non wireless devices.
Each access point/client can add many more connected devices to the network.
 
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802.11ac in name only

The R6100 is a dual band router that supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with Fast Ethernet wired connections
Anybody besides me see the problem with this? Fast ethernet is 10/100, so you could achive those speeds (theoretically) with a basic $40 single antenna 2.4 GHz 802.11n router and 40MHz channels. My 2x2:2 dual band 802.11n router (300 Mbps) is already limited by the 10/100 ports in real-life client to network share usage. This is just for the '802.11ac' tickbox feature. You really need gigabit ports for "gigabit wireless" to make a lick of sense.
 
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I was very shocked at the idea of a fast ethernet ac router too.
How much extra can it really cost to use a gigabit ethernet system? This is one Netgear router I would never pay for.