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AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router


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Get 16 times faster download speeds, up to 680 Mbps, with this 2-in-1 AC1600 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming. Works with cable Internet providers like XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, COX, Cablevision and more.

  • AC1600 WiFi—300+1300 Mbps†
  • DOCSIS 3.0 16x faster cable Internet speeds—up to 680 Mbps
  • Ideal for XFINITY Blast/Extreme and Spectrum Maxx Internet plans
  • Eliminate monthly rental fees—Save up to $120 a year*
  • Works with cable Internet providers XFINITY from Comcast, Spectrum, COX, Cablevision & more (not compatible with Cable bundled voice services).
  • 16 downstream & 4 upstream channels providing efficient and reliable Internet access

The NETGEAR Difference - C6250

  • Ultra-fast cable Internet speeds up to 680 Mbps
  • Compatible with current and next generation WiFi devices
  • Supports 16 download & 4 upload channels for efficient & reliable Internet access
  • Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers— Get connected without a service call

Fast Cable Internet Access

  • Up to 680 Mbps download and upload speed for streaming HD videos, faster downloads, and high-speed online gaming—Ideal for XFINITY Blast/ Extreme and Spectrum Internet plans
  • Save money over time by owning your cable equipment and avoiding monthly rental charges from your Internet provider—up to $120 per year1
  • 16 downstream & 4 upstream channels providing efficient and reliable Internet access
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports—Fastest wired speeds to connect your router or computer

NETGEAR genie—Home Networking Simplified

Unlike typical WiFi routers that just blast the WiFi signals in all directions, with Beamforming+ the router & device communicate with each other, so the router can directly beam the WiFi signal to the device. The result is a stronger, faster, more reliable connection that is locked in even when the device is moved around the home.

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more.

  • Network Map—Allow or block access to your network using real-time map of connected devices
  • Traffic Meter—Track your Internet data usage
  • MyMedia—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • For iPhone, iPad or Android devices



Speed makes HD video better. Speed makes online gaming awesome. Speed makes all your devices really go. And anyplace you need speed, with NETGEAR you got it. Fast download speeds up to 680 Mbps‡ . WiFi technology provides whole home coverage. Everything you need for a fast, connected home.

  • FASTEST WIFI—Up to 300+1300 Mbps†
  • DOCSIS 3.0—Up to 16 times faster cable Internet speeds than 2.0
  • CHANNEL BONDING—Fastest Cable Internet speeds during peak hours
  • GIGABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming and video
  • GIGABIT WIFI—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

WiFi Range

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router provides the best WiFi connectivity throughout your home for all your Internet-enabled devices.

  • RANGE—For large homes


Relive memories and share them with others. Enjoy photos, videos and music stored on a shared USB hard drive. If it's secure and shared storage access you want, NETGEAR has easy ways to do it.

  • DLNA —Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles
  • READYSHARE USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive via the USB port

Reliable Connections

Stay connected—with your devices, your media, and your friends. Simultaneous dual band reduces interference.

  • SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

Ease Of Use

Use Push ‘N’ Connect to add devices to your WiFi network with a push of a button. And the simple browser-based installation with no CD makes router installation easy using an iPad, tablet, smartphone, or computer.

  • EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad, tablets, smartphones & computers
  • NETGEAR GENIE APP—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network
  • PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
  • WIFI ON/OFF—Convenient power savings


Guest networks create a completely separate WiFi network for your guests’ devices so they do not have access to your home network or to the shared USB hard drive with all your personal data. Secure WiFi connections offer high level WPA/WPA2 security.

  • PARENTAL CONTROLS—Web site filtering for all your connected devices
  • GUEST NETWORK ACCESS—Separate & secure access for guests
  • SECURE WIFI CONNECTIONS—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2


With the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router create a better home network for applications such as online gaming, a fast reliable connection to the Internet and a secure wireless connection.

  • EMAIL, CHAT, SURF, MUSIC, VIDEO—Enjoy a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet
  • ONLINE GAMING—Optimized for multi-player gaming with no lags
  • HD STREAMING—Enjoy high-quality HD streaming
  • MULTIPLE HD STREAMING—Optimized for a smooth, lag-free multiple HD streaming experience

Connection Diagram:

Connection Diagram


NETGEAR C6250 Specifications
WiFi Technology 802.11ac
Speed and Range
Modem 16x4 CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 Modem
WiFi Performance AC1600 (300 Mbps + 1300 Mbps)
WiFi Band Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports Two (2) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports One (1) USB 2.0 port
Key Features
  • Designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward compatible with DOCSIS 2.0
  • Fast download and upload speed—16x4 Channel Bonding enables 680 Mbps‡ download
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
  • Built-in high-speed 16x4 CableLabs® certified DOCSIS® 3.0 Modem
  • 16 Downstream & 4 upstream channels
  • AC1600 WiFi Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—2.4 & 5GHz
  • WiFi Transmitters/Receivers (Tx/Rx)—2x2 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers
  • Memory—128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
  • IPv6 Supported (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS) connections (WPS)
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 7.68 x 7.79 x 2.52 in
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
Package Contents
  • AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port
  • One (1) coaxial port for cable Internet
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz
  • Two (2) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • Cable broadband Internet service
  • Check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher
  • Use laptop with 3x3 450 Mbps adapter like Centrino 6300/5300 for maximum performance
  • Use with an 802.11ac adapter like NETGEAR A6210 for maximum performance
NETGEAR Warranty This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorised reseller.

** Does not support bonded VDSL
Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards.
Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices. 2.4GHz performance mode requires 256QAM support on WiFi client.


Download the NETGEAR C6250 Datasheet (PDF).

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