WiFi Modem Router -- Essentials Edition

802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Improved Performance for Your Multiple WiFi Devices

Now you can have smooth HD streaming and more reliable connections for the multiple WiFi devices throughout your entire home. This incredibly fast ADSL2+ modem router delivers up to 1200Mbps† WiFi speeds, giving you improved performance and speeds three times faster than similar 802.11n technology. Setup and control is also so easy with the NETGEAR genie®.

Model: D6100
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  • Built-in ADSL2+ Modem
  • AC1200 WiFi—300+867 Mbps speeds
  • Ideal for homes with multiple WiFi devices
  • NETGEAR genie(R) App -- Home networking simplified
  • Ethernet WAN -- For fibre Internet connection


Everything you need for a fast, fast, fast connected home. Next generation 11ac WiFi with dual band technology provides whole home coverage with Gigabit wired connections.

  • AC1200 WiFi—Up to 300+867 Mbps speeds

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

  • Cable or Fiber—Also connects to cable modem via Gigabit Ethernet WAN port

  • Built-in ADSL2+ Modem feature

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and the WiFi Modem Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Better Range -- Wireless coverage for your entire home


There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous dual band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • Advanced QoS—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming


With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy, anything from accessing stored photos & music to wireless printing.

  • DLNA®—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

  • NETGEAR genie® - Share and play media easily across your WiFi devices at home

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR wants to make sure installation and management is simple & easy, so you can connect quickly & make sure you stay that way!

  • 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 & power on/off—Convenient power savings


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—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—Highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac
Speed and Range
  • ADSL2+
WiFi Performance
  • AC1200 (300 Mbps + 867 Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Three (3) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 2 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports
  • N/A
Key Features
  • Built-in ADSL2+ Modem
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
  • Live Parental Controls for safer web surfing
  • WiFi Boost with high powered radio amplifiers
  • NETGEAR genie® App
  • Ethernet WAN
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
  • 128 MB flash and 128 MB RAM
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 179 x 167 x 59 mm (7.05 x 6.57 x 2.32 in)
  • Weight: 0.362 kg (0.8 lb)
Package Contents
  • AC1200 WiFi Modem Router—Essentials Edition (D6100)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone cable
  • ADSL2+ filter
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • One (1) ADSL2+ port
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5 GHz
  • Three (3) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 2 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

    24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.

Network Control So Easy...It's Like Magic

NETGEAR genie makes getting the most out of your home network fun & easy. More than six million downloads of the genie App lets users easily monitor, connect & control their home network from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share & stream music or videos, diagnose & repair network issues, set up parental controls & more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device or the user manual below.

With Remote access, Magic follows you while away from home

Now, genie can now be accessed even when you are away from home! With genie remote feature, some routers can be managed from anywhere, anytime – you can provide easy guest access, look at the network map, even reboot your router – all while you are away.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

  • NETGEAR genie app allows you to control your wifi network on your smartphone or tablet.

Download Apps For Smartphones & Tablets – iOS & Android

Here's what you can do with your genie app...

(See list of supported routers)

  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible to print from an iPad® or iPhone®
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • Parental controls—Manage web filtering and accessibility by profiles or devices
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • For PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, & Android® devices