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Netgear Is Not A Linksys That Is Not A Bad Thing

Reviewing: Netgear Wgr614  |  Rating:
jb_shops By jb_shops on
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I've had various routers at different times and places and for a home environment. I am pleased to recommend the Netgear WGR614 wireless-g router.

I believe most home users are looking for something simple to set-up, simple to operate, and relatively secure. This met all of these for the most part.

Why not go with Linksys? Doesn't everyone use Linksys? Three reasons: 1) everyone has Linksys, so I think there is some security benefits by having something different from what everyone else has; 2) I've had some personal bad luck with a couple of my Linksys products; 3) the Netgear unit looks much nicer - the white case uses some Apple inspiration in the design.


- very good 802.11g speed

- decent range

- easy to set-up

- on-screen definition & help on configuration screen


- doesn't perform as great on 802.11b

- configuration screen could be improved for advanced users

Note: security is definitely relative as my dad used to say, "A lock keeps an honest man honest". You are welcome to pay or add-on for much more secure appliances and applications, but I'm looking for that balance.