Stopping just short of bundling its announcement with an “Eye of the Tiger” MP3, Netgear’s rolling out the hyperbole carpet for its now available N900. Heralding it as “the most advanced wireless home router,” the sleekly-designed $180 box packs six antennas for an extended WiFi range, and is capable of speeds up to 900Mbps — that’s with both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands delivering data at a full 450Mbps. Sure, TRENDnet’s already called First! with its own 450Mbps concurrent dual-band device, but the real focus here is on the added extras. In addition to the two USB ports — capable of 30% faster transfer rates — Netgear’s thrown in a suite of goodies, like its Genie network monitoring application, Live Parental Controls, printer sharing, video stream optimization, DLNA, gigabit wired ethernet, guest access, WPA and WPA2 security protocols, usage meter and, lastly, a shutoff timer. Clearly, this isn’t your ordinary wireless router, and that’s exactly the company’s point. Click on past the break for the official presser.
Netgear’s N900 dual-band router hits 900Mbps top speed, pats itself on the back originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.