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Reach Out With This Netgear Router

Reviewing: Netgear Range Max Dual Band Wireless N Router  |  Rating:
maliki2 By maliki2 on
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When I switched my digital voice from Vonage to Comcast, I had nothing but problems with the Router that I got with Vonage. Vonage locks their routers so you can't get into them if you ever drop service. Admin privs are ok but the more in depth ones are a no go. This is why I went looking for a new router.

I went to Staples expecting to pay around $70. I needed a router that had both hard wired connections as well as wireless for my wifes laptop that she uses upstairs. I finally settled on the Netgear Randemax Dual Band Wireless-N Router. I could not have been more happy. I ended up paying $109 for it, but compared to some of the routers getting up near the $200 range, and the less than $100 with limited options, I thought this was a great price.

First thing I noticed about this router is the size. It is THIN. Compared to my other router this one is a bit taller, but about a third of the width. Its sleek styling also impressed me. Many bright LEDS on the front to show you what is going on.

Installation was simple....load up the software and follow the prompts. I was up and running in less than 5 minutes.

Some features of this router, include wireless-n technology which delivers extra range and speed over regular wireless-g. In some cases 10 the coverage and up to 15x the speed. It also has a 5GHZ and 2.4GHZ antenna to help avod interference from other wireless devices like cordless phones, microwaves etc.

On the backside you have 4 hard wired connections to connect to your home pcs. A cable/dsl connection and then the power cord plug in. On the front you have a power LED and a 2.4 and 5ghz light, and then the four lights for the hard wired connection and one for the wireless. The big blue light on the side is for Push 'n Connect devices.

Overall this has been a easy to use and setup product. I couldn't be more happy with this purchase!