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1. NETGEAR WG111 Wireless USB 2.0
$52.99 $40.00 list($84.00)
2. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless
$128.99 $116.99 list($217.00)
3. Netgear WGXB102 Wireless-G 54
$99.99 list($205.00)
4. Netgear WGTB511T Wireless Super
$70.99 $49.95 list($108.00)
5. Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps
$45.99 $27.95 list($66.44)
6. Netgear WG511 Wireless 802.11g
$51.49 $50.95 list($109.99)
7. Netgear WG511T Super G 108 Mbps
$80.99 $76.99 list($120.00)
8. Netgear WGE111 54 Mbps Wireless
$105.99 $94.45 list($216.00)
9. NETGEAR Wireless Digital Music
$60.49 $49.95 list($109.99)
10. Netgear WG602 54 Mbps G Access
$104.99 list($217.00)
11. Netgear WGT634U 108 Mbps Wireless
$64.99 $49.95 list($96.00)
12. Netgear WG111T 108 Mbps Wireless
$104.99 $97.99 list($157.00)
13. Netgear WGU624 Double 108 Mbps
$62.99 $53.99 list($96.00)
14. Netgear WG511U Double 108Mbps
$72.99 list($159.99)
15. Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g Dual
$25.99 $17.99 list($48.00)
16. Netgear GA311 Gigabit PCI Adapter
$54.99
17. Netgear WG121 Wireless 802.11g
$266.90
18. Netgear FWAG114 ProSafe Dual Band
list($181.00)
19. Netgear WGR826V Wireless-G Router
list($181.00)
20. Netgear WGR615V Wireless-G Router

1. NETGEAR WG111 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (54 Mbps)
list price: $72.00
our price: $48.99
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Asin: B0001LS0ZU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 750
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Features

  • Fast 54 Mbps speeds for your desktop or notebook PC; up to 5x faster than 802.11b
  • Experience improved range above most W-Fi networks
  • Plug intoexternal USB slot for wireless connectivity at home, the office, or away
  • Compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Quick and easy setup with Smart Wizard install assistant

2. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless Router
list price: $84.00
our price: $52.99
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Asin: B00008SCFL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 95
Average Customer Review: 3.43 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networking devices
  • Delivers 10/100 Mbps (auto-sensing) WAN and LAN connections and interoperability with 54 Mbps (802.11g) and 11 Mbps (802.11b) devices over a 2.4 GHz band wireless network
  • Automatically detects and configures your ISP type, Exposed Host (DMZ), MAC address authentication, URL content filtering, logs, and e-mail alerts of Internet activity
  • Powerful WEP encryption (40/64- or 128-bit), MAC address control, and parental controls
  • Compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux

Reviews (228)

5-0 out of 5 stars Satellite Internet Wireless Link to Home Computers
I purchased the WGR614 along with a Netgear WG511 54 Mbps wireless PC Card from Amazon. I use it to connect from my High Speed 2-Way DirecWay Satellite connection wirelessly to my Dell 8000 and Dell 8200 laptops, and my old Gateway desktop in my home. I purchased it primarily because I was told that some other 54 Mbps brands did not allow both b and g cards to be accessed at the same time on the same system. I installed the new g card on my 8200 with no problems at all but then when the entire system was up after about an hour I found that when using the g card on either of the laptops the other with a b card would not work. After a great deal of help from tech support we found that there is a conflict between the DirecWay DW6000 and the router. Both are addressed by http://192.168.0.1. We solved this by changing the address code for the router to 10.0.0.1 and BINGO everything was perfect. I highly recommend these products and the NETGEAR tech support system. They are the best money can buy at this time. I also found Amazon's service very good and responsive, and besides, they offered the lowest price (after rebates) I could find on the Web.

2-0 out of 5 stars High hopes - Disappointing performance
I purchased the WGR614 along with a 802.11g NetGear notebook adapter and a 802.11b NetGear adapter for a PDA. What should have been a very easy installation and setup turned into endless frustration. While configuring the router is fairly simple, getting devices to connect to your wireless network is problematic, even when using ONLY NetGear products. Connectivity is spotty, often requiring configuration changes on the remote devices EVERY time you try to connect. The adapters seem to have a hard time finding the wireless network and remembering those settings for later. The Windows XP wirless settings experience the same problem trying to access the network. Attaching 802.11b devices, even when the router was setup to accept them, proved to be even more difficult. In most cases, particularly when using devices from other companies like Linksys or DLink, it was a HUGE headache to get them onto the network, and I am a network engineer. I believe a normal lay person would have thrown the router out the window long ago.

My opinion: spend the extra money and purchase a Linksys or Microsoft wireless network equipment (yes, it works very well). You'll have fewer headaches and all the benefits that are present in the NetGear equipment.

1-0 out of 5 stars USELESS AND CRAPY PRODUCT-DO NOT BUY
Netgear product really sucks. Do not buy any products form NEtgear. There are thousands of users of this product and all compalins about dropping network connections. And to top that off, they charge shipping to replace the router. I would never buy a product from Netgear again. The products are unreliable and really crappy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product , clear interface, minor annoyances
I bought this product and used it with dell true mobile wireless
class B card on Comcast cable modem.The installation was very easy and i got it up and running in 6 mins.The package includes a datasheet that informs you about the settings for different internet providers. The software interface is one of the most well organized interfaces I have seen, with context help on a panel on right for every setting.You can use this router for both B and G cards. All said there is one minor issue that kept annoying me. The wireless signal keeps dropping for a second once for every 4 mins.This does not interrupt my browsing but its irritating to see the "network cable unplugged" icon on the lower left of screen. I got around this by removing the icon my modifying a registry setting. Overall a good product.

1-0 out of 5 stars STAY Away Please
PLease do not buy this thesse people are awful they send you to talk to damn Indians when you call for support and if ova 90 days theyll charge ya linksys nice american support and they even helped with a product that isnt thiers buy linksys trust me ... Read more


3. Netgear WGXB102 Wireless-G 54 Mbps Wall-Plugged AP/Router Kit
list price: $217.00
our price: $128.99
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Asin: B0002ZH71S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 1657
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Features

  • Wireless-G 54Mbps Router/AP and Powerline adapters all-in-one kit
  • Select between AP and Router modes through a simple user interface
  • Allow your wireless network to originate from any chosen point in your home.
  • Easily move this network around your house as your needs require, without running any unsightly Ethernet cables across your home
  • An excellent flexible solution for filling in wireless "dead spots"

4. Netgear WGTB511T Wireless Super G Kit
list price: $205.00
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0002CWPR2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 494
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Features

  • Up to 108 Mbps to your notebook PC with Super G Technology
  • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected
  • Smart Wizard gets you up and running in fewer than 5 clicks
  • Compatible with Windows XP Home, XP Professional, 2000, Me, 98SE

5. Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps Wireless Router
list price: $108.00
our price: $70.99
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Asin: B0000C0XS0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 387
Average Customer Review: 3.26 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 108 Mbps with Super G Technology (when used with Netgear WG511T PC Card)
  • Smart Wizard gets you up and running in fewer than 5 clicks
  • Over 10 security and privacy features including Double Firewall (SPI & NAT)
  • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux

Reviews (92)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good...but not without problems
I purchased my WGT624 v2 from amazon.com. As soon as I pulled it out of the box it was constantly rebooting (dropping me off the internet both wired and wireless). I was able to fix it though and I will tell you how and what happened. When I had this problem out of the box, I called for netgears free 90 day support. They were horrible! They answered the phone without a long wait, but they knew very little about this product. They gave me an RMA and I received the new router. Unpakced the replacement and same problem. Updated firmward to latest, and followed all the troubleshooting on the netgear site and I still coudln't fix it. Just when I was ready to return it to amazon I found out how to fix the problem. There is a setting on the router for preamable and it is set to auto by default. Auto is supposed to detect if the card(s) support short preamable (short is usually only useful when there is a lot of interference from other wireless devices in and around the home and most cards don't even support it). I changed the setting from auto to long and that fixed the reboot problems. I have gone around to as many forums as possible to try and post the solution so that others can cure themselves of this problem. It works great now that I found out what the problem was. This is not a router for a novice computer user. If you are a novice I suggest you get a linksys product. This netgear has a lot of features for the price though, and this is just a stupid problem with the firmware.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Hardware
I own the MR814v2 802.11b router. That is a very stable product, so I figured since I had a WG311 wireless card in my desktop I'd buy another Netgear router for 802.11g. Many of the reviews here were favorable, so I bought on the basis of that.

This product is simply not stable, at least for me. It has to be rebooted constantly. For sure it cannot hold a wireless connection more than 24 hours. I upgraded to the latest firmware, which at the time of writing is 4.1.11. No help whatsoever. I checked on-line, and sure enough many many people have reported similar problems with it (broadbandreports.com). I tried disabling the 108Mb features, but that also didn't help.

So in the end, I'm just returning it after a frustrating weekend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Router
Set up easy. Read all reviews, and bought with some reservations as several negative reviews indicated problems. However, I believe Netgear has them fixed with the version shipping now. Excellent out of box set up, configured both WEP and WAP, settled on using WEP. Use a Netgear 511 wireless card and get 54MBPS thoughout house, about 24-48 outside. Distance of 50+ feet. I have an old house, lathe and plaster walls, hardwood construction and still great reception. Also, have the router in the basement, between an old brick chimney and the furnace. Still, great reception. Recommend!

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad bad bad - stay away from this one!!!!
I bought this in the hope of setting up a fast network, but this is one worthless piece from Netgear. The router is totally incapable of holding a connection up to both wired and wireless connections on the network. I have v2 HW, and have tried 3 different firmwares. I am convinced that the only people who are happy with this one are the ones that turn their computer off after reuse. If you plan on leaving computers on forget this one.

Netgear's service is even worse. They finally agreed that this is a problem with the router, and that its not a first or uncommon thing for the router. The WGT634U is equally bad. The problems seem to stem from 108Mbps not being a stable standard yet. I would get a 54G router for now, and revisit 108 in a year or so when such issues may just be behind. For now I am returning this and if Netgear does not agree to give me another product in return or my money back, i am never coming back to their products again either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy setup, good performance, no problems
I purchased the WGT624 and the WG511T as a pair. Installation was easy (followed the manual) and performance is obviously better than the 802.11b router/WAP this replaced. After getting everything to work I performed the autoupdate for the WGT624 with no problems. As expected, I don't get 100mbps performance, but with notebook in the same room as WAP I get solid 45mbps file transfers. I use this router in combination with some remote 802.11b WAPs. I configured two profiles for the WG511T (11b only and superG only)and apply the appropriate profile for the WAP I want - works great.
Also, the range is better than with my older 11b system.

I clearly haven't experienced the problems others have expressed - I'm completely satisfied with these products. ... Read more


6. Netgear WG511 Wireless 802.11g PC Card
list price: $66.44
our price: $45.99
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Asin: B00008I9K8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 390
Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Netgear's 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card offers speeds up to nearly five times faster than widely deployed IEEE 802.11b wireless networks found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the globe. It works with devices that are compatible with both the 802.11b and 802.11g draft wireless standards to keep you connected today and tomorrow.

Put it in your notebook PC and no matter where you are, at home, at the office, at the airport or in other public access areas, this versatile adapter automatically selects the best connection available, giving you constant access to corporate resources, e-mail, and the Internet. Use it to quickly network employees, saving the time and expense of Ethernet cabling. Easy to set up and use with Netgear's Install Wizard, the PC Card auto-selects the best available connection and adapts the settings to match. And with up to 128-bit WEP encryption, you can rest assured that your wireless network communications are private.

Fully IEEE 802.11b (2.4 GHz) compliant for wireless network access from your notebook PC, this PC Card has both standards built in, so you can connect your notebook to existing 802.11b infrastructure, and also to the high-speed networks based on the 802.11g specification. Dynamic rate shifting according to environmental conditions achieves the fastest possible connections.

The Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card supports office roaming for notebook PC users for shared broadband Internet access and resources, and provides maximum mobility from home, the office, the airport, and other public access areas. And the Netgear Wireless LAN Manager lets you create profiles that reflect specific WLAN settings for each place you travel.

The PC Card comes with a 3-year warranty and it compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP. ... Read more

Features

  • Works with both IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g devices
  • Speeds of up to 54 Mbps (with 802.11g devices)
  • Office roaming for notebook PC users
  • Wireless LAN Manager for location-specific profiles
  • 128-bit WEP encryption

Reviews (78)

5-0 out of 5 stars In short terms - Simple, reliable and fast!!
I prepared myself for trouble after reading some of the horror stories in regards to setting up wireless networks, but was pleasant surprised. I first hooked up the NetGear WGR614 router to our DSL modem (no configuration needed. The WGR614 wireless router is a DHCP server to your network and client to the ISP so it manages hooking your network together and then al of it to the web automatically). After the router was up and running with my PC, I installed this card with the simple and brief descriptions included on my wifes laptop and it automatically linked to the wireless access point of the router. The whole affair took about 15 minutes without any configuration need. This set up is TRULY plug-and-play.....a day later I had our computers hooked into a nice little home-LAN with print and file sharing on Windows XP. Connection speed varies and is only at 100% in the same room and close to the router. However we still have fully sufficient connection speed on the deck and in the basement office of my wife. Even at 50% connection, the g-standard network transfers at 15 to 20 Mbps....fast enough and way faster than the b-standard at only 10Mbps. Besides, the Netgear equipment is small and has an excellent design and not as flashy as the competition. RECOMMENDED !!

5-0 out of 5 stars This setup rocks...
Well, I started out buying a Linksys wireless B router and notebook card. I bought Linksys because of brand recognition and I figured having both the router and card from the same manufacturer would yield the best results. After setting them up, the reception was horrible. My download speeds over my cable modem from my laptop were worse than dialup speeds. I promptly packed them up and sent it back. I read similar reviews for both the Netgear products and Linksys that had good and bad results. Many of the reviewers with bad results recommended the competing products. Anyways, with the rebates offered for the Netgear setup, it was gonna cost me a few more dollars, but it was a wireless G setup instead. So, I took the chance and ordered this card with the WGR614 router. Setup was a breeze and the signal and speed are phenomenal. I was starting to think that I might have to move the router around the house for a better signal, but it works superbly in the same location the Linksys router couldn't. Yeeha!

2-0 out of 5 stars I hope you don't need tech support
While many people who have purchased this product were able to plug it right in and go, I actually had some problems in the setup of my Netgear Acccess point and this PC card. The technical support by Netgear is horrible. If you have any problems you are going to spend a long time on hold and then speak with technical support people who only know how to fix the basic items that can go wrong. At this point I was referred to second level support and told I would receive a call back in 24 hours. Over a week has passed and I haven't received the phone call. I've since purchased a Linksys wireless router and PC card and was able to connect right away.

4-0 out of 5 stars fast card, great price, but not ready for WPA
This card is a vast improvement over my previous 802.11b 11mbps D-Link (POS) card with the Netgear WGR614 router. The price is good and the 3 year warranty (with online registration) can't be beat. I bought this card for 2 reasons, it was cheapest 54g card and it "supports" WPA security. However, at this time none of Netgear's version 2.x drivers that were written to support WPA work. So you can't even get basic, unsecured connectivity with this version of the driver. Even if you apply the Microsoft patches for XP to support WPA, the Netgear's drivers are still required for the install, so you're still hosed. Netgear states that this will be fixed in the next driver release, hopefully soon.

But if you aren't concerned about better wireless security/encryption, WEP with MAC address access control works without a hitch.

All tech support calls are routed to India, but support none the less, has been very good.

2-0 out of 5 stars Pay for tech support
I just found out that after 90 days Netgear wouldn't provides tech support unless you pay for the service. I then called Linksys to see if their policy is the same as Netgear. Linksys said they will support all product as long as you own them. Please beware and call before you buy any Netgear products. It is bad business in technology if you don't support after 90 days. ... Read more


7. Netgear WG511T Super G 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card
list price: $109.99
our price: $51.49
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Asin: B0000C1ZNV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 464
Average Customer Review: 3.93 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Up to 108 Mbps to your notebook PC with Super G technology (when used with the WGT624 router)
  • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Setup is quick and easy with Netgear's Smart Wizard install assistant
  • 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Compatible with Windows XP Home, XP Professional, 2000, Me, 98SE, and 98

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Be Happier
After reading some bad reviews, I was a little concerned, but bought the card anyway. I was glad I did!!! I have a two year old Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL with XP Home. Setup was cake. I plugged in the card, loaded the software, it found my wireless router, and total installation to online time took about 2 minutes. It has great range, even detecting what must be my neighbor's wireless network and when on the road, it has no problems tapping into hotel networks. And with it being Super G, I know the technology will last awhile. I don't know what went wrong with those other computers, but I can tell you my experience has been nothing but great. No heat problems, no range problems, no installation/software problems...I can't name a thing that has gone wrong with this card, it even looks great!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic card!!
I picked this baby up and have had no problems with it. Before I had this card I thought that there were only 2 wireless hubs in my apartment building, now that I have this card I know that there are 8 wireless hubs in my apt building. The reception on this card is incredible. If you are needing range and speed this is the way to go!! You don't need to have a super G router, it hooks up to my regular G router with no problems. It's great for Wifi spots too. I hit Panera and am on their wireless network in about 1 minute. It is expensive, but now that I have it, I think it's so worth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars It works great
I dont want to repeat all the good things said about this product. I have always been a netgear fan, because they make solid network equipment. This is my first netgear wireless equipment, and it works great just like other netgear products.

One thing to remember though...you need to download and install the new driver in order to take advantage of the new WPA firewall security feature.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome speed, range, and features.
This card is amazing. It works with 802.11b and 802.11g networks up to 108 mb/sec which is speeeedy fasst. The range is like three times as good as my old 802.11b network, and it is at least ten times as fast. It is easy to install and configure, and it looks nice. I have found no flaws. So buy it now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card
My entire wireless network is now made up of Netgear components and this card works great just like the rest of them.
The main feature I like about the card is its ability to operate at 108 Mbps with my WGT634U router (in 108 Auto mode) while still allowing my other notebooks to operate at their 54 Mbps maximum.
The supplied software is just as great as the version that came with my Netgear WAG511 card. So setup and security was a snap.
I am using the card primarily on a KDS laptop running Windows Me (I know) which is a small wonder in its own right. It runs great without any problems or blue screens (knock wood).
From time to time, I use the card in my Dell Inspiron 8100 running Windows XP Professional. I have to interchange it with a Xircom NIC/Modem card I'm using though but still no major issues in doing so.
I originally got the WAG511 card because of its dual band a/b/g capibilities but it only achieved 108 with my router in 108 only mode which would not allow my other 54 cards to function. Hopefully, Netgear will release a new driver for 108 auto support like that of this WG511T card. ... Read more


8. Netgear WGE111 54 Mbps Wireless Game Adapter
list price: $120.00
our price: $80.99
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Asin: B000637RGQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc.
Sales Rank: 3705
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Features

  • Link any game console with an Ethernet port to a wireless network
  • Can be attached to a game console's Ethernet port
  • Small, sleek casing comes equipped with a stand to allow for vertical placement
  • External switch allows easy selection between Internet and AdHoc (LAN) modes, for either on-line or LAN gaming
  • Compatible with standard 802.11g and 802.1b wireless routers and access points

9. NETGEAR Wireless Digital Music Player
list price: $216.00
our price: $105.99
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Asin: B00011Y1MQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2274
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Streams and plays MP3s and Windows Media format digital files from all of your networked PCs and Internet radio directly to your home stereo
  • Compatible with your existing 802.11b or 802.11g wireless home network
  • Remote control and vivid LCD interface for easy browsing of music collection
  • Listen through your stereo, boom box, headphones, or powered speakers
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars Does what it says
I'm not sure what the reviewer from England was reading as the datasheet on Netgear's website makes clear that a subscription to Rhapsody is required for the internet radio functionality -- in fact that's the main reason I purchased it since I already can stream MP3s via Tivo but got sick of stringing cable around to get internet radio to the stereo. (Additionally, keeping the TV on all the time when streaming music can get tiresome.)

One advantage to this product is that it wirelessly streams MP3s (and WMAS) at up to 320 rather than the standard 128 rate that some of the prior competing products knocked down MP3s to (so you don't lose the quality difference if you've encoded MP3s at a higher rate).

It can take some time to get through the playlist but not unreasonably so. And the price is relatively cheap compared to other wireless streaming solutions.

PS. Make sure you upgrade the firmware and software -- it addresss a number of the complaints of the other reviewers (dropped connections, lack of Internet radio etc.) I also found that its very sensitive to interference from other wireless networks -- and worked much better when I shifted my entire network up to a higher channel.)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great for Wired Rhapsody. Beware otherwise.
Good: The unit is attractive and solid, the sound is great. The unit's interface is surprisingly easy to navigate with the remote. If you have cataloged your MP3 music properly (playlists or MP3 tags), you will have no problem navigating a large library. Cataloging is not an issue using Rhapsody because it's automatic.

Bad: The wireless mode fails to connect, even though my dhcp server (linksys wireless router with all default settings) says an IP address was provided. As a network professional, I recommend against wireless if wired is an option for reasons mentioned in earlier reviews. As far as I can tell, it's mandate if you are not using a netgear hub.

The included media server is so bad that it's almost inoperable. It fails to operate as a service, requiring PC login elsewhere on the network. I was hoping that the unit could directly connect to Rhapsody, but that also requires a login to a PC. To get around the deficiencies of the media server, I manage all cataloging and playlists through Real Player.

Ugly: It cannot play internet radio. For that there is no workaround, and I almost returned the unit. I can only hope that one day Real Player can integrate with the unit.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great !!
The only problem I encountered was with my software firewall (Zone Alarm). After I disabled it, the MA101 is flawless! Looking for a fix now. It streams my 300+ cd collection from my pc to my stereo with virtually no lag time. Also installed the free 30-day Rhapsody software. Again, hardly any lag time between songs...even when using the shuffle feature. I'm very pleased!!

FYI: Athlon XP 2500+
1GB Ram
2-160GB Hard Drives
3Mb Broadband Connection

1-0 out of 5 stars It is good
Good that is if you want a fancy looking paper-weight or a $100+ piñata, this is the way to go. After 20+ hours trying to get it to work I almost hit it with a baseball bat.

Like many of the bad reviews, I encountered frequent (like every 15 minutes) loss of server contact, box locks up and needs to be unplugged to re-boot, remote is unresponsive once the system crashes, using the remote while playing a song will sometimes crash it, and even when it does reboot it rarely finds the network again. The server software locked up my computer numerous times and now I get this stupid "wjveiw" error every time I boot up. It would reliably ping from my computer for hours, but somehow the mp101 would always say it lost server contact or lock up.

This will be returned, I think the only people making money on this product are the delivery companies. I should of bought it at a local store, now I have to pay $20+ for round trip shipping ,since I was so excited to get it I paid for 2'nd day air, big mistake. I think Amazon should credit that at least.

Went out and bought the linksys WMLS11b at Walmart for $149. It rocks, comes with it's own speakers and external jacks, even an optical, if you want to use your own stereo. So far no major problems. Loads 100's of internet radio stations automatically (I'm listening to my old college station right now, pretty cool). News, international, and plenty of music genres. You can even can listen to air traffic controllers and police scanners where available. Yes I know, internet radio is available with out the server, but it makes it 100 times more convenient than searching on your computer.

Some minor problems with the linksys, are the shuffle function is not working (I'll call tech support see if they can help), the vertical and horizontal footprint is larger than the mp101. Remote looks like it should operate a 1980's betamax player.

Set up time was about an hour. I have no idea how people got the mp101 to work reliably, esp. with rhapsody (yes, the upnp was enabled). The firmware and server upgrades did not improve the quality.

Sorry to bash a product, but this is a stinker! I lost 20 hours of my life and $20+ in shipping. If you want to try it out I suggest buying it somewhere that it can be quickly and easily returned without cost. OK, no more thinking about this product, I'm done venting.

FYI: My System; 1.8 ghz, win XP, wireless netgear 11.b network, internet 3Mb connection.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea - Poor Software
Great Idea, Wireless network set up OK, loaded software and scanned for MP3 files. Everything working fine, couldn't be happier.

Then I started loading more of my CD's and LP's into MP3 format for use with the system. Problems, each time I added more music the software "broke" and the browse music function stopped working. Each time I tried to select by Artist I could only get half way through the "B"s before the list would loop back. Any attempt to search by starting letter would produce a "Search Failed" message.

Deleting the music and loading from scratch did not solve the problem. Neither did restarting either the computer or the MP101

So far the only thing that has worked is un-installing and then re-installing the software, complete with rescanning for music. Not a viable options for each time I add more music.

As for customer support ? I'm still waiting for a response. ... Read more


10. Netgear WG602 54 Mbps G Access Point
list price: $109.99
our price: $60.49
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Asin: B00008I9K9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 1767
Average Customer Review: 3.45 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Netgear WG602 Wireless Access Point simultaneously supports both IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g standard devices and networks. This dual mode capability protects your 802.11b wireless investment and, at the same time, has you ready for the up to five times faster 802.11g. Higher speeds expedite large file downloads and facilitate videoconferencing and the distribution and playing of high-quality multimedia content.

Network users can share a broadband Internet connection; access e-mail; download large files; videoconference; and distribute and play digital images, videos, and MP3 files. Easy to set up and use, Netgear's intuitive Install Assistant makes driver installation a cinch. And with up to 128-bit WEP encryption, you can rest assured that your wireless network communications are private. MAC address authentication offers enhanced security by ensuring only authorized users can access the network.

Thorough testing ensures quality and reliable operation, which Netgear backs up with a solid 3-year warranty. The WG602 is compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP. ... Read more

Features

  • Works with both IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g draft devices
  • Speeds of up to 54 Mbps (with 802.11g draft devices)
  • Office roaming for notebook PC users
  • Shared broadband Internet access and resources
  • 128-bit WEP encryption

Reviews (22)

2-0 out of 5 stars Read the fine print
I purchased this for two reasons: one, to bridge an ethernet desktop to an 11b network for now; and two, to use as an 11g AP later. Unfortunately, although the product description clearly states it can be used as an access point, bridge, or repeater, I couldn't configure it as anything other than an AP. The user manual shows "advanced" configuration screens that I simply couldn't find at all. I also couldn't get my changes to the wireless settings to "stick" (they'd go back to the defaults no matter how many times I clicked Apply).

It would behoove you to read the user manual before purchasing this product because its compatibility is limited: it can only act as a bridge or repeater in conjunction with another WG602v2 or a WG302 (and you still can't do WPA). Also, the product ships with a bright yellow note saying it's incompatible with the MA101.

I've used several other Netgear products. If you're looking for something attractive, simple, and built well, Netgear's great. But if you actually know a thing or two about wireless networking you might be disappointed in Netgear due to limited configurability, expandability, compatibility, interoperability, and performance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why did I wait so long to go wireless ....
I just got this a week ago along with a Netgear WG511 PC Card. It looks really neat. And works great. The setup was a breeze. I just connected the access point to an ethernet switch connected to the router. Installed the PC card and it immediately detected the WLAN. Configuring the access point took a little while because my network's IP range is from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.255. The access point comes with a preset IP address of 192.168.0.227. To access the AP from a PC that is connected to my network over ethernet, I had to change the IP address of that PC to start with 192.168.0. The PC card shows the signal strength as "EXCELLENT", "VERY GOOD", "GOOD", "LOW", "VERY LOW" etc. I did some benchmarking on this. In the same room, the signal strength is shown as "EXCELLENT". I copied 25MB of files from the other PC to my notebook. It took 1 min 7 seconds. Over an ethernet connection between the same two computers, it took only 53 seconds. Then I took the notebook to another room (2 walls) and the signal strength was shown as "VERY GOOD". With 3 walls in between it was still "VERY GOOD". Interesting thing is that I didn't see any noticeable delay in copying the same 25MB files. I took the notebook to upto about 180ft (2 walls in between). The signal strength became "VERY LOW" and it also got disconnected after a while. With more than 2 walls in between, irrespective of the distance, it becomes very unreliable. I keep my access point in the basement in a corner room. I cannot get signal on my ground floor at the opposite corner of the house. I think it is safe to assume that we should get upto 200 ft with no walls in between.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Just got this today and had it up and running in 15 minutes.

I get 100% signal strength throughout my entire condo and the lowest throughput I've seen is 36 MBPS on rare occasions. Usually is 48+

Extremely pleased. I've been using Netgear products for the past 7 years and they have all been great.

3-0 out of 5 stars Poor SMA Connections
As a company we have now purchased 2 of the Netgear WG602 access points and are generally very happy with the overall performace and ease of configuration of this product, we currently have a wifi network spanning just over a mile with the use of external antenna's, however, a word of warning to any consumers that are planning to purchase this product with a view to using it with an external antenna.
The SMA connection an the rear of the access point is rather dificult to atatch a coaxial connection to due to the overhang of the rear of the case, once the connection was made, we were very suprised to find that the weight of the coaxial cable had quite easily pulled the pressed brass insert from the SMA connection completly out of the access point, personally i feel that this is quite a poor design and would have expected the brass insert to be threaded to avoid this problem.
But, these really are the only faults we found with this access point and are generally very happy with the performance..

1-0 out of 5 stars Flakey
OK, I guess for some people, this works, but for me it simply doesn't. I have a sizable home network (10 wireless clients, file server etc.), and have now tried twice to replace my trusty Netgear ME 102 (802.11b) WAP with the WG602 (both the original and "v2" version - what ever "v2" means - yes it is actually printed on the machine as a "WG602v2"!!!). I use 128 bit WEP, and have a bridge (WGE101) between two wired lans.

Both times, the WG602 has failed. Of my wireless clients, the following refuse to keep a connection with the WG602
- Soundblaster Wireless
- Netgear WGE101 (Yes, their own product, same vintage, same series)
- Netgear WG511 (Again their own product and series)

I have spent at lease 20 hours so far on the phone with Netgear's support, changing firmware versions on pretty much everything I have on the network, and nothing fixes it.

I am glad this product works for some people, it really doesn't for me. I used to have an all Linksys network, and moved to Netgear because of similar issues with Linksys 4 years ago. I guess I will be moving back to Linksys once more, at least for the wireless portion. ... Read more


11. Netgear WGT634U 108 Mbps Wireless Media Router
list price: $217.00
our price: $104.99
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Asin: B0001JXAF2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 6343
Average Customer Review: 2.88 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Back up, share, and access your files wirelessly & remotely
  • USB disk drive or memory stick connectivity
  • Smart Wizard install assistant for easy setup
  • Supports both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, NT, 2000, and XP

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Linux ?
Since it can only read NTFS and not write to it, I am assuming that the router runs some version of Linux kernel in its Firmware.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Unstable
I bought this with the hope that i could store all my pictures and music in one central place on the network. But my drive is NTFS, which this device only supports read only access, so i couldn't add any new files through the network. I was willing to live with that with the hope that at some point a firmware revision would solve that problem.

I had to return it because it wouldn't keep a wireless connection to any of my devices for a consistant period of time. Some of these devices had compatible Netgear SuperG cards and some didn't. I was absolutely maddening to watch the little pop up box in the system tray lose, then find, then lose my connection.

Maybe if I was new to this stuff this might not have bothered me so much, but I replaced an old Linksys 802.11b wireless router that had just worked for years without so much as a hiccup. I am very disappointed in this product and wouldn't recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Your Previous Reviews Helped
Reading the previous reviews really helped educate me on internet protection. First of all, I think this is a great product. I havent had a single failure or problem yet, and I'm doing every test I can to try to get it to hiccup. Based on the previous reviews, I scanned my ports to see if there were any open. And the default was to have port 21 open and 113 closed but viewable. It also returns a ping which isn't totally internet stealthy. But after going thru proper set-up, and actually READING, I learned to change the default to stealth all my ports and turned my ping return off. Now I am totally secure and have an awesome fast wireless machine. And on a computer knowledge level. 10 being Super Computer Geek, 0 being No knowledge, I would rate myself a 6.5, just a tad above average. Anyone that takes the time to read this and research products is smart enough to set this up.

1-0 out of 5 stars waste of time
Just didn't work in my network. Kept dropping the DSL internet connection. My network: Yahoo SBC DSL, SlipStreem DSL modem, one wired PC, and one wireless laptop. Every 30 minutes or so the internet connection would drop. And the laptop would hardly ever pick up a signal. I bought the equivalent Linksys (minus the USB port) and everything worked fine.

1-0 out of 5 stars Good features but would consistently drop PPPoE connection
I bought this router to replace my D-Link DI-614+ for 802.11g support AND USB drive support (my main reason for the upgrade). However, there's a bug in their firmware that cause my SBC Yahoo DSL connection to drop after several hours of use/non-use and it wouldn't reconnect until I manually reconnect or reboot the router. My D-Link router works reliably and would reconnect if the connection is dropped. I have tried all firmware versions including the latest beta v1.3.0.0 with different MTU settings but no luck. Other modes (DHCP, static IP) seem to work fine. I have e-mailed Netgear tech support but they are not very helpful - they sent me the latest beta firmware version which I have already tried! I would stay away from this product unless you really want the integrated USB drive support and can deal with PPPoE disconnects. ... Read more


12. Netgear WG111T 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
list price: $96.00
our price: $64.99
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Asin: B00067ARYQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc.
Sales Rank: 9310
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Features

  • Fast 108 Mbps speeds for your desktop or notebook PC; up to 10x faster than 802.11b
  • Up to 4x the range of 802.11b wireless
  • Compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Quick and easy setup with Smart Wizard install assistant
  • Included 5 ft. USB cable allows adapter to be positioned for optimal signal strength

13. Netgear WGU624 Double 108 Mbps Wireless A+G Router
list price: $157.00
our price: $104.99
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Asin: B0002ZH6PU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2827
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Features

  • NOTE: For full performance set to be utilized, the WGU624 Router must be used with Netgear WG511U 108 Mbps Wireless A+G PC Card
  • XR Range allows range up to 3X greater than typical Wireless-G networks
  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • A second 108 Mbps network is accessed in Wireless-A band (5 Ghz) when interference or congestion is detected in the 108 Mbps Wireless-G band (2.4 GHz)
  • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP; Mac OS; NetWare, UNIX, or Linux

14. Netgear WG511U Double 108Mbps Wireless A+G PC Card
list price: $96.00
our price: $62.99
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Asin: B0002ZH6Q4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2620
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Features

  • XR Range allows range up to 3X greater than typical Wireless-G networks
  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • A second 108Mbps network is accessed in Wireless-A band (5Ghz) when interference or congestion is detected in the 108Mbps Wireless-G band (2.4 GHz)
  • Setup made easy with a new Smart Wizard install assistant
  • Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511U, Adapters Resource CD, Installation guide, Warranty/Support information card

15. Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g Dual Band Wireless PC Card
list price: $159.99
our price: $72.99
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Asin: B00008PGJ8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 6715
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wirelessly connect from your office, home or public access locations with a single card
  • Works with all WLAN standards – Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11a and the current 802.11g draft specification
  • Up to 152-bit WEP network security helps to keep your wireless transmissions private
  • WLAN Manager - users can set up location specific profiles and provides a station list of the available WLAN access points in the area
  • Simple to install and use

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, easy to use.
I've been told that I bought a better wireless card than I needed, but I really don't regret it. This is my first wireless card, so maybe this is true of all of them, but it was a cinch to install and works great. I'm thrilled. And, believe me, if I think it's easy to use, ANYONE can use this thing. Connection speed is as though I was hooked up direct to my cable modem!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good product
The Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g wireless card works great in any environment. I also have bought the WGT624v2 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and I can connect with it up to speeds of 108 Mbps.

In summary, a good buy

5-0 out of 5 stars If you are a mobile person, you need it
This card is great if you have a 802.11b router at home and 802.11a or g at work or University.

It is true that it is more expensive than the others, but you get access to three standards instead of 1 or 2.

If you'll always be working in a 802.11g or 802.11a network, buy another card, buy if you need access wherever you go, this is for you. ... Read more


16. Netgear GA311 Gigabit PCI Adapter
list price: $48.00
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B0001NYJ58
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 4659
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • Supercharge your office network with Gigabit Ethernet ¿ fast enough to send even the largest CAD, simulation, or database files from one user to another.
  • Setup made easy with a new Smart Wizard install assistant

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Blazing speed for a low price!
Wow. I bought this NETGEAR Gigabit PCI adapter, and I was amazed at the speed! I was able to transfer a full length movie (4 GB in size) in a little under a minute, and an mp3 song takes just a blink of an eye - literally a fraction of a second..

And it is only a few dollars more than a 10/100 PCI NIC that is only a tenth the speed! A great buy... ... Read more


17. Netgear WG121 Wireless 802.11g USB Adapter

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Asin: B0000DBMDM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 9026
Average Customer Review: 2.86 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 54 Mbps standard 802.11g wireless Internet access
  • USB 2.0 powered
  • Easy setup via Smart Wizard install assistant
  • Works with all standard 802.11g and 802.1b wireless routers and access points

Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works Fine
I bought this same product. I use it with a Netgear 802.11g router. I use all Netgear products to hopefully prevent any conflicts between hardware, but I'm not an networking expert so I'm not sure if that will really prevent any problems. But from my POV this is a safe buy. No problems so far. What I like about this product is that i can place it on a high shelf out of the way of metal objects and other stuff that would potentially interfere with the radio signal, because it's connected by USB.

3-0 out of 5 stars Didn't work with my TiVo, worked fine with Windows XP...
...but sadly, I purchased it for my TiVo Series 2 (240 series). It's not on the recommended or even the 'reported compatible' list for the TiVo (see http://customersupport.tivo.com/tivoknowbase/root/public/tv2006.htm? for that) but I figured it was worth trying. All the ones on that list are 802.11b, and since I have an 802.11g network I didn't want to slow it down by adding a b client.

I will probably keep this, as it is very lightweight and portable, and it will probably be handy for adding wireless capability to computers I'm doing short-term evaluations on, esp during business travel.

Setup on Windows, for those of you concerned with such things, was a snap. I particularly liked the NetGear software's more detailed signal strength graph than the standard Windows XP wireless software; this made it easier to position the adapter for best reception.

4-0 out of 5 stars Netgear WG121 Wireless 802.11g USB Adapter
This works great with newer computers utilizing windows xp. Have been using 3 in my home with a netgear wgt624 v2 wireless modem for months with trouble free daily usage. Set up was a breeze.

1-0 out of 5 stars Computer freezes
Setup was fine. But after a few days, the computer would freeze up. It took awhile to determine the cause. I finally found that it was the wg121 causing the issue. It's a random occurance, basically it could happen in a few minutes or several hours. Tech Support is a shame. Still trying to get it to work, but from the www.broadbandreports.com forum, it doesn't look good. This seems to happen if you have an AMD motherboard.

1-0 out of 5 stars Blue Screen
Packaging is misleading. Did not work on Win98. Tech support answered quick enough, but told me to upgrade from Win98 to at least Win98SE. Package says mimimum requirement is Win98 and a USB. Got a "KEBUGCHECKEX Error 44 Blue Screen" on several install attemps. ... Read more


18. Netgear FWAG114 ProSafe Dual Band Wireless VPN Firewall

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Asin: B00009L1XV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 16002
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN connectivity
  • True Firewall routing with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection
  • Support for two IPSec-based VPN end-point tunnels
  • Up to 108 Mbps wireless throughput

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
I highly recommend this product, which can be used with their other NetGear connectivity products (PCI cards, etc) as well as Centrino-based laptops seamlessly.
Everything works right out of the box, first time!

4-0 out of 5 stars It's a good WAP/router combo
Works very well.
Although it's a little slow for intranet transfers.
I use it with long (152 and 128 bit) WEP keys and maybe
that explains why local transfers are a bit slow.
SSID broadcasting can be turned off for both the A and G
APs which is a very desirable.
The radio signal is strong unlike other APs I've used before.
Highly recommended. ... Read more


19. Netgear WGR826V Wireless-G Router w/Phone Adapter ready for AT&T CallVantage¿ Service
list price: $181.00
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Asin: B0002ZH6Z0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
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Features

  • A Wireless-G 54Mbps router with the addition of 2 VoIP ports for use with a regular phone (AT&T CallVantage¿ subscription required)
  • Allows all your PC's to share a single broadband connection and connect to AT&T CallVantage¿ Service
  • Make unlimited local and long distance calls to the US and Canada with AT&T CallVantage¿ Service
  • Many free phone features including some not available with traditional voice service
  • Also Includes 3-port switch and SPI Firewall for intrusion attempt detection and prevention

20. Netgear WGR615V Wireless-G Router w/Phone Adapter ready for Vonage® Internet Phone Service
list price: $181.00
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Asin: B0002ZH6PK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
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Features

  • A Wireless-G 54Mbps router with the addition of 2 VoIP ports for use with a regular phone (Vonage® Internet Phone subscription required)
  • Allows all your PC's to share a single broadband connection and connect to Vonage® Internet Phone Service
  • Many free phone features including Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • When you sign up for Vonage service, receive online account management, online retrieval of voicemail, and you can keep your existing phone number
  • Also Includes 3-port switch and SPI Firewall for intrusion attempt detection and prevention

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