Netgear's N750 Wireless Router Blazes At 750Mbps
It's hard to get too excited about routers, but when Netgear slaps a 750Mbps label on their newest one, well...that changes things. The N750 Wireless Router is the company's newest dual-band creation, offering high-bandwidth transfers for handling multi-media, HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, etc. It operates in both wireless N bands: up to 450 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band. There's also a host of parental controls, a DLNA media server, USB port and the ability to act as a home gateway.
Netgear's also throwing in a few unique features. Things like guest network access, ReadShare technology and IPv6-readiness. The device is on sale now for $179.99; not cheap by any means, but it could be just what the doctor ordered if it's throughput you're after.
But the N750 isn't just about speed – the router offers a full range of premium features including flexible parental controls and a broadband usage meter, as well as DLNA Media Server support for streaming video, music and photos from any storage device plugged into its USB port to DLNA-enabled devices throughout the home such as some newer televisions and game consoles.
The N750 takes the wireless N standard to new levels with performance of up to 450 Mbps in the 5 GHz band, where there is less interference than the 2.4 GHz band. This higher frequency band can provide smoother, more consistent streaming to newer laptops, video game consoles and other dual-band wireless N devices for a superior user experience. The N750 also operates at up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band, supporting both the older 802.11g standard and the newer 802.11n standard. This provides maximum range and more capacity when multiple devices are using a mix of the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands on a single home wireless network. Overcrowding and delays are minimized during data-intensive activities such as HD video streaming and multiplayer online gaming.
The N750 is also an intelligent home gateway that helps consumers get the most from their network and connected devices.
NETGEAR Live Parental Controls, for example, provide a centralized, flexible and reliable parental control solution for all devices on the network, including Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, giving children and teenagers a safer environment for online activities – with no subscription required!
The broadband usage meter can be set to automatically notify consumers when data consumption is reaching monthly limits set by their service provider, avoiding costly overage fees for those with metered service plans.
Among the additional premium features of the N750 are:
Guest network access, allowing visitors to go online without having to be given the home network password and without gaining access to computers, printers, storage drives and other devices on the home network.
NETGEAR ReadyShare™ technology, for connecting a standard USB hard drive to the router to share storage and a media library across the home network.
DLNA Media Server, for streaming media to DLNA HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players and game consoles.
Four high-speed gigabit Ethernet ports for ultra-fast wired connections.
IPv6 ready, for future-proof compatibility with the emerging IPv6 standard for Internet addresses.
"Home networks are no longer limited to low-bandwidth tasks such as reading email or looking at static web pages. Instead, today's home networks are gateways to movies, television, music, games, video chat and much more," said Som Pal Choudhury, NETGEAR director of product marketing. "No wireless router on the market today is faster or better prepared to deliver these next-generation online experiences to everyone in the family than the N750."
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000) is now available worldwide from major retailers – in stores and online – at $179.99 in the United States.