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Netgear AC750 R6020

Netgear AC750 R6020

MPN: R6020-100AUS
3.0 from 2 reviews

Still unsure

This is my second one (first one had to be exchanged), am using it with a satellite connection and it does seem to drop in and out quite regularly sadly. But still provides a signal.

Purchased in March 2019 at Officeworks for $79.00.


It appears to be extremely good value for money but

The touted saving of energy through turning off the wifi may not be achieved due to defective software. Most notably the limited drop-down selection of times lacks 24:00 so that turning off overnight is not possible. Isn’t this the most likely scenario?
Scheduling is further compromised by lack of control of the clock/time zone. For example; on satellite your timezone can be different from the ISP. You may have to offset a schedule and readjust every six months for summertime!
This highlights the dubious value of this facility. Using a timer on the power over would also turn off the modem and the LAN connection.
Finally, there is the highly misleading claims of the WiFi speed of up to 750 Mbps. Clearly this is intended over the network named on the router sticker. But this network does not exist!
What you get is two WiFi networks one 300 Mbps (b/g/n) the other 433 Mbps (a/n/ac), and your device must select one or the other.
So currently this maximum speed requires multiple devices connected to different networks. The best maximum for a single device would be to connect to the LAN port.
From the ambiguity of marketing; it seems that Netgear may upgrade their software to provide the maximum speed that they imply, but don’t hold your breath! They are aware of timezone problem stated above but a fix is only being considered for more expensive models.
And the free Netgear support for three months? In two months they have struggled to answer simple questions. They don’t seem to have access to a version of the Netgenie software so that they can experience the most simple issue. I had one clown suggest that I buy a new router!
There are cheaper AC routers, and the additional features provided by this router seem to be more marketing spiel than practical benefits.

Date PurchasedNov 2018

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AC750 R6020
Price (RRP)79
Product TypeModem and Router
Modem CompatibilityADSL2+
Wi-Fi Type802.11 ac
Band TypeDual Band
Ethernet Ports5

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  • GTIN12: 606449129243
  • MPN: R6020-100AUS