Saturday, 6 April 2013

NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

I'm not normally one to get all that excited about a new wireless
router, but when I caught wind of the latest product introduction from
NETGEAR I have to admit I got a little tingly inside. The WNDR3700
RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is not your ordinary
wireless router. This thing is packed with a ton of useful features
along with some just plain cool features that'll make you want to take
that old router of yours and go Office Space on it with your favorite
Lewisville Slugger. Not sure yet? How about the ability to share a USB
hard drive with anyone on your network? How about a 680MHz processor? I
thought that'd get ya.
The NETGEAR RangeMax is one killer router. They've crammed it full of
unique features like ReadyShare for high-speed access to a USB hard
drive from any device on the network, broadband usage metering, Digital
Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support and video Quality of Service
(QoS). And talk about fast, a 680 MHz processor, 500 Mbps WAN to LAN
speeds and 350 Mbps real-world maximum wireless throughput…it
really doesn't get much better for gamers and true multi-media enthusiasts.
NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is one of the
first consumer routers to be compatible with DLNA-certified products.
This feature enables media enthusiasts and gamers to stream digital
content to new DLNA-compliant HDTVs and gaming consoles. Additionally,
NETGEAR is pioneering broadband usage metering in a series of its
products; the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is the first
to include this feature. This enables consumers to accurately monitor
their usage of download traffic in a given time period so they can stay
within the limits designated by their ISP.
Dual band technology enables concurrent use of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
frequency bands, offering twice the bandwidth with better connections
and less interference. Additionally, the router's eight ultra-sensitive,
internal, metamaterial antennas (now doesn't that just sound like
something you have to get?) are fine-tuned for each frequency band,
delivering extended range beyond competing routers.
The RangeMax also has something called ReadyShare that provides access
to external USB storage devices for anyone on your network. By plugging
a USB drive into the router you get read/write wireless access from any
PC on the network. Additionally, multiple file formats are supported
(e.g., FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3) as is HTTP and FTP access from
outside the home or office.
NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) is now
available worldwide through leading retailers, e-commerce sites and
value-added resellers. The router is backed by a one-year warranty and
24/7 technical support and has an MSRP in the U.S. of $189.99. For
maximum throughput, NETGEAR recommends the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N
Gigabit Router be used with a matching dual band wireless-N device such
as the NETGEAR 5 GHz Wireless-N HD Access Point/Bridge (WNHDE111) or the
NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter (WNDA3100). For
all of the gory details head on over to http://www.netgear.com/WNDR3700.
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