Opening up the R6300 was straight forward. First by removing the two screws on the bottom stand followed by another two screws and releasing the plastic clips on the sides and top of the router.
It consist of six internal antennas, three each for the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz antenna elements are attached onto a plastic carriage while the 2.4 GHz ones are attached directly onto the router casing.
Netgear uses aluminum heatsinks on the R6300 chipsets to keep things cool.
The key components are highlighted in the colored boxes for easy orientation.
Main CPU : Broadcom BCM4706
Memory : 2 x Winbond W9751G6KB DDR2 64MB (128MB)
Ethernet switch : Broadcom BCM53125
2.4 GHz radio : Broadcom BCM4331
2.4 GHz radio amplifier : Skyworks SE2605L 2.4GHZ power amplifier
5 GHz radio : Broadcom BCM4360
5 GHz radio amplifier : Skyworks SE5003L1-R 5GHZ power amplifer
Flash memory : Samsung K9F1G08U0 128MB