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1. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless
$128.99 $116.99 list($217.00)
2. Netgear WGXB102 Wireless-G 54
$99.99 list($205.00)
3. Netgear WGTB511T Wireless Super
$70.99 $49.95 list($108.00)
4. Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps
$100.69 $99.99 list($157.00)
5. Netgear FVS318NA VPN Firewall
$151.99 list($240.00)
6. Netgear FWG114P 802.11g Wireless
$67.99 $43.00 list($121.00)
7. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless
$93.99 $40.00 list($145.00)
8. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless
$81.99 $64.99 list($154.00)
9. Netgear FR114P Firewall Cable/DSL
$104.99 list($217.00)
10. Netgear WGT634U 108 Mbps Wireless
$104.99 $97.99 list($157.00)
11. Netgear WGU624 Double 108 Mbps
$101.49 $76.50 list($145.00)
12. Netgear WGB111 Wireless Router
$39.99 $24.00 list($59.99)
13. Netgear RP614NA 4-Port Cable/DSL
$64.99 list()
14. Netgear PS101 Mini Pocket Print
$80.99 $69.98 list($121.00)
15. Netgear WGR101 Cable/DSL Wireless
16. Netgear RM356 Remote Access 56K
17. Netgear RT338 Remote Access ISDN
18. Netgear MR314 802.11b Wireless
$59.99 list($199.99)
19. Netgear FM114P 802.11b Wireless
20. Netgear RT311 DSL/Cable Internet

1. 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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  • 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 We solved this by changing the address code for the router to 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.

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

2. 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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  • 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"

3. 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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  • 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

4. 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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  • 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 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.


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 ( 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

5. Netgear FVS318NA VPN Firewall Router with 8-Port Switch
list price: $157.00
our price: $100.69
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Asin: B00006B9HC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2307
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Want the utmost in network security for your office? Netgear's FVS318 ProSafe VPN firewall provides business-class protection at a NAT router price. This completely equipped, broadband-capable Virtual Private Network (VPN) firewall is a true firewall and provides it all--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. Up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time.

The router's Smart Wizard connects to your ISP quickly; the easy-to-use Web-based configuration screen and install assistant reduce setup time. Remote administration capability makes connecting to multiple sites a breeze.

Make a VPN connection to other FVS318 routers or through client software. Support for DHCP (client and server) as well as Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) allows for easy, widespread deployment. The router initiates up to eight IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously, allowing for secured connections to branch offices and an on-the-go mobile workforce. ... Read more


  • Initiates up to 8 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously
  • Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall with VPN pass-through and routing
  • Eight ultra-fast 10/100 Mbps LAN ports
  • Securely connects mobile workforce and branch offices to main office resources
  • Easy-to-use Web browser-based setup, configuration, and remote management

6. Netgear FWG114P 802.11g Wireless Firewall with USB Print Server
list price: $240.00
our price: $151.99
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Asin: B0000DIWW2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 5810
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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  • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Built-in 54 Mbps/802.11g Wireless Access Point
  • Integrated USB Print Server
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Support for two simultaneous VPN tunnels

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Home Office Firewall
I've applied the new flash upgrade, and performance is still quite good. Most of my comments from January still apply. Setup is quick, Citrix & terminal services work without modification, and I can connect to my main office via Cisco VPN client. Games are still working too.

As with most vendors, I suspect you'll have better compatibility if you use a Netgear WiFi NIC with this unit. I can get it to work with a Cisco Aironet NIC, but I cannot get WPA encryption to work. WEP (for what it's worth) works, but I'll probably have to spring for the corresponding Netgear NIC if I want to move to WPA.

The print server took a hit with the flash upgrade, however. Now it will only work as long as the PCs using it never reboot. If they do, you lose the connection to the print server until the firewall is rebooted. Tech support has been, um, less than helpful in resolving the issue. For that reason, my rating still stands at 4 stars. I strongly recommend you check the printer compatibility list on Netgear's site before you count on this as a print server.

A couple of other notes:
- The firewall is solid. I'm a networking guy, and I've tried to hack my way in a couple of times. Nothing's perfect, but this is a good solution in the home or very small business market. The worst I've been able to do against this unit is a denial of service, which disabled the Internet connection to my home network until I rebooted the unit.
- If you plan to use MSN Messenger 6.2 and/or Windows XP's Remote Assistance, you'll need to enable UPnP on this unit, which is a bit annoying, but more of a Microsoft issue.
- The e-mail logging is VASTLY improved over that of the previous flash. My logs are much more manageable, and the number of false-positive security alert messages is minimal.
- You can now create up to two remote access VPN tunnels with the new flash. I tried it and it works, although as a home user I can't imagine ever needing that feature. Difficult to set up, though, so unless you have a solid understanding of IPSEC VPN protocols, good luck.

Still, I believe this is a good unit for a home office. For me, combining the functions of print server, wireless access point, and hardware firewall into a single device make it worth the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better now that there is a firmware upgrade
Back in November, I tried version 1 of this product. And I wrote a review saying that many of its features just did not work.

In addition I wrote that Netgear tech support never responded to any of my email requests for support, and that was six months ago. Their website said allow one day.

Anyway, they have now released a firmware update. And all the problems I previously complained about are gone now. For example, it now works with Citrix and the error messages are now in "better" English

Product seems to work fine out of the box. No complaints. I give it 4 stars and not 5 because the print server part of this product is pretty useless unless you happen one of the few printers it supports. And because of their continued horrible tech support.

2-0 out of 5 stars Print Server does not support Multifunction Printers
I recently upgraded from the WGR614 to this. From a router and wireless standpoint, this unit is MUCH better than the previous Netgear routers I had. The pretty silver units are nice for consumers, but I needed more options and more range. This unit does it all.

However, and it is a BIG however, the Print Server (which was the main reason to spring for the total upgrade) does not support my HP PSC 2410 nor my EPSON Stylus CX5200. Those two things in themselves make it impossible for me to recommend the router overall. None of the Netgear products support this, and it makes no sense, since most people buy small multifunctions for their homes now. ... Read more

7. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless Kit
list price: $121.00
our price: $67.99
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Asin: B000117DH6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 263
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • Complete home wireless networking kit ¿ communicate wirelessly with any notebook or desktop PC
  • Share your broadband Internet connection with all the computers in your home ¿ wired or wirelessly
  • Easy to install and setup (in fewer than 5 clicks) with NETGEAR's Smart Wizard
  • Highest-level WEP encryption
  • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, XP, NT, 2000 and other operating systems running a TCP/IP network

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome and easy
I have to say, I was a little concerned about this product after reading about some of the difficulties other buyers have experienced. I was also a bit nervous about installing it myself, since I am not what you would call a computer expert.

From Day One after installing it, though, I have been impressed. It gets fantastic range throughout my entire house, even through walls and heavy, metal objects. Signal strength on my computers is almost always between 90-100%, and has NEVER dipped below 73%.

As for the network installation itself, it was easy and took a total of about an hour (and that includes installation and configuration of wireless cards on 2 computers).

And you can't beat the price on this thing. I highly recommend this and other Netgear wireless network products.

1-0 out of 5 stars do not buy
The router has not worked since the day I bought it. Technical support sucks! Don't waste your money.

5-0 out of 5 stars great product at this low price
Easy to set up. Works perfect for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars great product at this low price
It's easy to set up. Works perfectly for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars good buy!
I bought this a few days ago, it is easy to setup with the instruction, and works fine. Also the range is good for me.
anything we can ask more for this price? ... Read more

8. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit
list price: $145.00
our price: $93.99
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Asin: B000117DGW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 1428
Average Customer Review: 3.92 out of 5 stars
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  • Supports both 11b and 11g at 2.4 GHz
  • Speeds of up to 54 Mbps -- up to 5 times greater than 802.11b
  • Shared access to Internet and resources
  • Double Firewall with SPI and NAT
  • Highest-level WEP encryption

Reviews (12)

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple to use and hookup
Let me say that I know absolutely nothing about home networking. I had dial-up for so many years because it wasn't available in my area (and I live in Silicon Valley!). When our cable company started to carry it, we signed up immediately.

I found the Netgear router and card to be very easy and simple to use. I just plugged the router in, followed the instructions and off I went. The card was just as easy to set up. My desktop is running Windows XP and the laptop has Win98.

The only problem I had was running the "test" button after logging into the router's setup page. After inputing the router's settings on the setup page, you're supposed to hit a "test" button to see if you're router is setup correctly. It takes you to a Netgear web page where is says you're successful and you're now protected. For me, the success web page would never appear. After surfing the Netgear web site (and several tech support articles), you have to disable any popup blockers you have. When I did that, the success page finally appeared.

For research, I went to where there's a lot of good, basic info for newbies like me.

Good luck!

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy setup
First of all, I woould like to commend on their fast delivery. I ordered it on Monday morning and I got the package delivered to my front door the next morning. That was with the free shipping option, which was suppose to take about five days.
Now about the Netgear WGB511 802.11g wireless networking kit...I was able to get the router running with default settings in less than 10 minutes after I took it out of the box and that includes the time that I used to figure out how to use my old Linksys HPRO200 router as a bridge to my HPNA network. Upon inspecting the firmware version, I noticed that the version posted on Netgear's web site is newer and includes WPA-PSK so I quickly downloaded it and burned the new firmware. Except for the slow download from Netgear the whole process went very smoothly, however, the instruction for setting up WPA-PSK is minimal and it took a bit of guessing on my part to set it up (had to guess what needs to be done on my Windows XP, but only took couple tries.) The range of the wireless network is good and I was able to get excellent strength readings throughout most of the house. Over all, I am extremely pleased with the Netgear router so far, I just hope it won't quit on me prematurely as my Linksys wireless AP did right after warrenty expired.

1-0 out of 5 stars Did not work with IBM ThinkPad and Windows XP.
The following is a recount of my personal experience with this Netgear product as well as my own opinions about the products usefulness.

My background:

I am a computer programmer with about 10 years of work experience and a 4.0 grade point average from an Ivy League school.

I was not able to get this product to work with an IBM ThinkPad T22 running Windows XP. I got the infamous "Code 10" problem that many others are seeing with this product. (...)a google search for 'netgear wg511 "code 10"' to see more.

Besides the problems that users are having, the technical support requires that you traverse "Bangalore Hell", from which you will probably not receive the information necessary to fix the problem (which, from the above posts, seems to be a driver software problem).

I tried various versions of the drive software downloaded from Netgear, including the latest driver. This was the latest software available as of July 17, 2004. I was never able to get my laptop to properly recognize the card. No combination of removing and reinstalling drivers, removing and reinserting the wireless card, or clearing out Windows registry keys helped.

There is a reference to this problem on the Netgear website. However, it is terse and does not seem to offer a solution -- none of the approaches listed helped solve my problem (...)personal "solution" to the "Code 10" issue was to pack up the Netgear router and card and return it to Amazon. I have since replaced it with a Linksys combination which worked right out of the box. I didn't even need to install software -- Windows XP's built in Wi-Fi support was all that was needed.

Please note that this is only my personal experience and the experiences of various other anonymous posters on the Internet. It may not reflect every user's experience (or even the most common experience), and must be taken with a grain of salt.

Thanks for reading all the way through! :-)


5-0 out of 5 stars Very Easy Setup--Up and Working <15 minutes
I have an "ancient" Windows 98SE laptop. The setup and configuration for this device could not have been simpler. I was astounded by how automatic everything was. The only problem (not Netgear's fault, really), that I encountered was that I already had a machine on my home network that I statically gave and so there was a conflict. That was easily resolved.
I haven't had much chance to play with the security features of the router and haven't tested the range yet. So far, so good.
I was also pleased that I got a 4-port 100-Mbps switch in the deal, too. I had been thinking about retiring my 10-Mbps passive hub, and lo-and-behold the wireless router has 4 100-Mbps ports on it. How cool is that!

5-0 out of 5 stars Works well with other wireless cards, some trouble XP
I bought this WGB511 Networking Kit just this week (compliments to for fast shipment, BTW) after much consideration of different companies (Linksys, Belkin, etc.) and models (like the 802.11b wireless networking kit from Netgear). In the end, I decided buy this product because it seemed to give greatest bang for the buck (and reviews were up and down for all the products--for some people it worked great, for others, not at all). So far, it works great. My roommate has a Belkin 802.11g wireless card, and the router works just great with his computer--no spotty connections, and Internet connection as fast as connecting to the modem directly. As for me (with the included Netgear WG511 wireless card), the connection was somewhat spotty at the beginning. I think the problem was XP's (I'm not a great fan of M$) automatic wireless network configuration. It must have done something that increases (apparent) signal strength but makes the connection unstable. But, after configuring the router channel to the one with least interference (you can see which channels are in use by other wireless networks using Netgear's configuration utility--Site Survey) and setting up everything using Netgear's utility, it's working fine. So, five stars for working as expected, no points lost for the failings of the other company (er... M$?) ... Read more

9. Netgear FR114P Firewall Cable/DSL Router with Print Server
list price: $154.00
our price: $81.99
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Asin: B00006B9HP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 6076
Average Customer Review: 3.35 out of 5 stars
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The Netgear FR11P ProSafe firewall/print server is a true, broadband-capable firewall that provides you with the utmost in business-class security--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. VPN pass-through maximizes network security with access control and encryption. And a built-in print server removes the bottleneck of a dedicated PC print server and supports multiple print jobs simultaneously. With four auto sensing, switched LAN ports and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing, up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time. There's even a 100 Mbps WAN port for future high-speed broadband services. Smart Wizard and Install Assistant get your network up and running in minutes, and a complete antivirus software bundle is included at no extra cost to shield your network with additional protection. ... Read more


  • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection and VPN pass-through
  • Built-in Print Server and Network Address Translation (NAT) Routing
  • Easy-to-Use Smart Wizard and Install Assistant
  • Free, complete antivirus PC software bundle

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars No Brainer Installation
I read the other reviews here with some dismay before I bought this unit. I decided to go ahead with the purchase because I had spent a lot of time researching router/switch combos with print server capability and true SPI firewall capability. There are not a lot of reasonably priced options out there. In summary this unit has performed like a dream. I had two PC's, a NIC laserprinter, and a parallel port printer (via print server) all plugged in, configured with my DSL service, and all up and running in less than 30 minutes. Please note that BEFORE I purchased this unit I made 3 separate "pre-sales" calls to Netgear tech support and received what I considered to be good information in each instance (I even placed a call at 3am one morning to check if they really were 24/7). Read the installation guide from cover to cover BEFORE you actually DO anything and you will probably find (as I did) that this is a no-brainer deal.

3-0 out of 5 stars Firewall/Router work fine - Print Server a project
The router & firewall functionality of the FR114P are fine. Print server took hours of effort with varying error messages but no printing.

Netgear offered to send me a new box for $15. Charge even though I am well within the warrantee period. New box seems to be working fine, but it has only been a few days.

This box has a documented issues with HP printers. They are (now) clearly addressed on the Netgear web site. Be sure to look there before you try to use this with an HP printer. It will not work if you follow the instructions in the manual.

As for the other features, I followed the instruction manual to the letter. On line with 3 computers in no time. Networking between the computers worked out of the box. But no printing.

E-mailed back and forth with Netgear tech support. Reasonably prompt replies, but nothing more that pointing me to the same material I had already reviewed on their web site.

Called tech support. Typical 30 minutes on hold. Tech rep was very professional, but unable to get the printer printing after about 45 minutes of trying. Then offered the replacement box.

1-0 out of 5 stars worked OK for maybe 18 months then "pop" and smells bad
Never could hook up the printer, but it worked OK for a while until it started making erratic connection with the cable modem. Then "POP", a bad smell, and I'm out $100!
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good featureset, but reliability and performance concerns.
I've owned two of these routers now -- my first one died after about a year and I replaced it with the same model because I was fairly happy with it and it worked.

Configuration is easy and yet powerful. Pretty much all of the features I could want come built-in and work (make sure you get the latest firmware from the netgear site!)

In general the router has Just Worked for me -- I configured it, and left it alone. My DSL is up 24/7 and fairly heavily used, and I never ever have to touch the router.

On the other hand, I'm about to replace this router with the BEFSX41 -- my DSL line speed has recently been upped to 3mbits, and I'm now finding that the netgear box is the bottleneck on my network. Do a little bit of googling and you'll be able to find some comparative throughput tests (this router was by far the slowest)

5-0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid, Quality.
Excellent product. Perfect for the home or small office. I've been using this router for over a year and it works perfectly. I've recommended this product to several clients and none have reported the hardware failures that others have posted about. The print server is a very nice bonus. I have six computers behind my router and the performace is outstanding. ... Read more

10. 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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  • 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

11. 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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  • 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

12. Netgear WGB111 Wireless Router and USB 2.0 Adapter Kit (54 Mbps)
list price: $145.00
our price: $101.49
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Asin: B0001LS37K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 7694
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  • Complete home wireless networking kit ¿ communicate wirelessly with any notebook or desktop PC
  • Up to 5x faster and greater wireless range and compatible with 802.11b-only products
  • Share your broadband Internet connection with all the computers in your home ¿ wired or wirelessly
  • Easy to install, setup and use

13. Netgear RP614NA 4-Port Cable/DSL Router
list price: $59.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00006B9H9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 1773
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Securely extend your broadband Internet connection to all your computers with the Netgear RP614NA Web Safe Router gateway. Each user can instantly benefit from high-speed Web access, file sharing, video streaming, head-to-head Internet gameplay, and MP3 downloading. This 4-port Internet gateway provides state-of-the-art filtering and controls that allow parents to limit URL access and monitor Internet activities, while firewall protection secures your computers and network against hackers. Setup couldn't be easier--the Smart Setup wizard automatically detects your Internet connection type and the animated Installation Assistant and onscreen help guide you through each step. The Web Safe Router is sleekly designed and is compatible with all Ethernet cable and DSL modems and with all Internet service providers.

With the Web Safe Router you can enjoy ultrafast Web surfing from the start. Share your broadband Internet connection, files, and printers with up to 253 computers. It works with Windows, Macintosh, or even Linux computers. Instantly distribute MP3s, digital movies, and photos. Port-forwarding controls make it simple to communicate using multimedia applications (such as NetMeeting), host Web services, and play Internet games.

Establish content filtering by Web address, keyword, or by time-of-day usage limits for your children. You can also choose to receive e-mailed reports of browsing activities and optional real-time e-mail alerts. A NAT (Network Address Translation) firewall with VPN (virtual private network) pass-through protects against Internet attacks, but allows you secure access. Auto partitioning on each port protects each computer from damaged network connections. A free, one-year subscription to Freedom security and privacy software blocks ads and prevents personal information from being sent over the Internet (for up to eight Windows-based computers).

Four ultrafast 10/100 Mbps LAN ports automatically detect computer speed to optimize network performance (up to 200 Mbps with full duplex) at a distance of 100 meters (328 feet). With double the memory and a 50 percent faster CPU than many popular routers, the Web Safe Router gateway is well-equipped to distribute large-file multimedia presentations in no time.

Even without networking experience, this gateway is easy for anyone to set up and use. The Smart Setup wizard automatically detects your Internet connection type and the animated Install Assistant guides you through each step. Status lights make it easy to observe network activity. A space-saving vertical stand and a free network cable are included.

The Netgear RP614NA comes with a three-year limited warranty. ... Read more


  • Unique Smart Wizard and Install Assistant make setup a breeze
  • Lightning fast cable/DSL Internet sharing with integrated 4-port switch
  • NAT Firewall with VPN pass-through protects against hackers
  • Connects up to 253 network users
  • Free network cable, vertical stand and privacy software (valued over $250)

Reviews (63)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worked Without A Hitch
Setting up the Netgear router to share our DSL line was terribly easy. The directions are clear and set-up is quick and simple. It includes a CAT5 cable and a little vertical mount which makes the router look very slick. You don't have to install any software or drivers; there is just a simple test procedure which takes a couple of minutes. The Netgear physically behaves like a server, and it has some solid security features. Also, installing the router actually solved problems that we originally had with the DSL modem, and it has behaved itself nicely since we set up the network. Accessing the router's features is simple- you log onto the Netgear by typing "" in your browser window. Configuration is simple and straightforward. The RP614NA is a fine product and reasonably priced.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Low Priced Router, Easy setup
I picked this router up after doing some research on customer reviews on different brands/models. I was deciding between this RP614NA and the FR114P (also Netgear). I finally decided on this one after it ended up in my Amazon gold box with an additional discount. The router setup took about 20 minutes for 2 PC's sharing AT&T Broadband Cable. (One XP and one Win 98SE). Another 10 min and I had the network up and going (file/printer sharing). Probably would have went even quicker if I had more networking experience. As far as speed, I haven't noticed any drop by adding the router. The bandwidth test on CNet comes up about the same depending on the amount of traffic. I have not used the port forwarding or content filtering features, yet, so I can't comment on that. The only thing I wish it had is the DoS and SPI security features of the FR114P. However for half the price, I can't really complain. If you are looking for an inexpensive router with basic features and easy setup, I would definitely recommend the RP614 based on my experience. If you want the additional security features and internal print server, you might check out the FR114P.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst router ever
I dislike netgear for several problems:

1. It doesn't allow me to access yahoo or hotmail for weird reason.

2. Bad customer service.
3. Hard to configure.

3-0 out of 5 stars Netgear does not stand behind thier products.
I bought this router in Oct. 2003,I've had it for 7 months and was very happy with the performance, the durability is another thing altogether. I tried to unplug the router to reset it and the adapter was literally stuck in the female socket so I pulled on it rather hard to get it out and it finally let loose. When I plugged it back in I had no power until I pushed the plug very hard back into the female socket and then if I bumped it I had no power again. Obviously a faulty part but when I called support I was informed that it was my fault that it was not working correctly, I should have taken it back to my hardware vendor and had them pull the plug out so therefore I cannot return it as faulty. I told the woman that I was very dissapointed and would never buy another Netgear product again and she told me that "That is your choice sir, have a good day." I have never been treated like this by a reputable company before in my life. Be very careful when buying this or any other Netgear product. TERRIBLE SUPPORT AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS! Don't belive me? You will when you try to resolve a problem with this router...fair warning.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!!!! SO EASY!
I purchases a Linksys router, because I happen to have 5 laptops and two PCs. I got tired of switching cords. Well, it works like a charm, thought it was a pain to install and set up. EXCEPT, I could not download updates from Microsoft, I could not use Outlook Express with any hotmail accounts, I could not post messages in MSN groups. Well I do these things dozens of times a day. They help people responded with all sorts of stuff to do, but it NEVER WORKED. I needed to access those things, so after a period I GAVE UP.

I ordered Netgear and WOW. In a matter of 5 minutes I had all all my computers on line at once, they accessed Microsoft update, they used Outlook no probs, and I was able to post in MSN. So real installation to speak of, not settings ISPs, nothing. Plugged it in and go...

Boy, this is the way it SHOULD BE. I recommend Netgear over Linksys anytime! ... Read more

14. Netgear PS101 Mini Pocket Print Server

our price: $64.99
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Asin: B00006B9HK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 3467
Average Customer Review: 3.24 out of 5 stars
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The diminutive Netgear Pocket Print Server lets you share your printer connection with everyone on your home or office Ethernet computer network via its RJ-45 Ethernet port. With this device, you don't have to leave your PC on to let others use the printer, they can access it from their own computers. The Print Server runs at up to 10 Mbps and supports simultaneous print jobs, and can be managed using a remote, Web-based tool. Its on-board memory buffer gives you a quick printout delivery, and while it works with most laser and inkjet printers equipped with a parallel port, no expensive parallel printer cable is needed.

The Print Server comes with easy to install software for quick installation on your Windows-based PC. Network Link and Printer Alert LED lights let you know the status of your print job, and the Print Server is also upgradeable. The device comes with a 3-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Reviews (21)

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to install, works great
Since there were no reviews for the NetGear PS101 and reviews for the other vendor's offerings were fairly negative with a lot of pitfalls encountered, I expected to have some problems when I started. However, within an hour of opening the box, I had the print server up and running on 4 PCs, 3 with XP, 1 with Win/98. It works much faster than sharing the printer off a "server" PC, and print quality isn't impacted at all. The documentation is fairly clear and complete, although somewhat misleading where it talks about what port to use due to the use of bold versus normal font. The adiministration screens are OK, could be much better, and I can't figure out how to upgrade the firmware if I ever decide to do so.

Be careful on PCs with the printer already defined as remote to the "server" pc. Windows wants to configure the printer as another remote one and not as a "local" one. Going into the Windows define printer screens directly or first deleting the remote definition resolves this issue.

If you're using a firewall (like Zone Alarm), make sure you allow access or nothing will work.

1-0 out of 5 stars A year of anger and frustration
I have bought this print server for about a year, and it brought me nothing but anger and frustration every time I wanted to print something.

First of all, you could not just send your print out to the server. You had to ping it first to "wake it up." Otherwise, it wouldn't respond to the client.

Then, sometimes even pinging wouldn't work. The server responded to ping but I still couldn't print. The client on my PC kept telling me that there wasn't a server. Rebooting the server or my PC would not always work.

Worse, often when I tried to use their tools, trying to "shack up" something (there weren't sufficient tools in the first place), the tools sometimes crashed and the server port disappeared from my PC. I had no way to get the port back, but to uninstall and install the thing again.

Do not buy it. If you really want it, I am selling it cheap.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mini Pathetic Print Server
Having read the reviews of this product (and seeing little competition) I decided to give the PS101 a try. I have a machine running XP & a Mac with OS X 10.3 so I figured that once the device was setup by the windows machine the Mac would just need the right settings--wrong. The setup on XP was tricky & confusing, but did indeed work. I have a Brother HL-1250 (great printer) that isn't a native OS X printer. I couldn't get the IP Printing settings to take the brother as default. As per another review on this product, Mac printing is possible (theoretically) with the right printer. Be careful with this product...

5-0 out of 5 stars Installed in Mac / PC network in 5 minutes
I have 2 Macs and 2 PCs - this print server installed onto the network flawlessly in under 5 minutes. Great product!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Worked for one week, support worthless.
Two links into Netgear's support page for this thing, you'll find this: "The Print Server Buffer, is only 64K, so large print jobs are nearly always not executed correctly or at all."

For me, this piece of junk worked for one week. I guess it worked because I only tried to print some one and two page documents that week. Then I printed a 30 page pdf document. It stopped printing after 25 pages and has never worked again. I can't count how many hours I've spent on the phone with Netgear support people in India who don't know any more than I do.

According to Clinton Miller's five-star review, I might be able to make this thing work again if I "have access to a web forum or have some understanding of TCP/IP protocol."

Very disappointing product. ... Read more

15. Netgear WGR101 Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router
list price: $121.00
our price: $80.99
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Asin: B0002CWPV8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc.
Sales Rank: 6303
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  • Small 54 Mbps Wireless Router that can be carried in a pocket
  • Internal Antenna design for durability
  • Includes convenient carrying case in which to store router along with essentials
  • Three mode switch that can select between configuration, single-user, and multi-user
  • Up to 5X the speed and 2X the range of 802.11b wireless

16. Netgear RM356 Remote Access 56K Modem Router
list price: $350.99
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Asin: B00004Z8PW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 14702
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good for small office or home networking
This product has been very helpful in our office. We have 6-8 computers connected to the router (and a connected hub) on a 56k connection. It may be a bit slow at times if several people are trying to download large documents at once (which is very rare), but that certainly outweighs the hassle of having to shout across the office to see who's online and wait your turn for the modem phone line. And it outweighs the cost of having a phone line for each computer... the person that said four modems are cheaper than this router might be right, but not for long once you get four monthly phone bills!!! Also, this router has allowed us to network our office so we can share documents and printers. I recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good answer for modem-based wireless network
If you don't have broadband, but would like to have your laptop access the Internet through a wireless connection, this would be a good option (you would also need to by a wireless base station as well). An alternative is the Apple Airport.

2-0 out of 5 stars Networking a modem? Kinda silly...
While this piece of hardware works flawlessly--and, as another reviewer notes, is a great way to turn a modem into an Ethernet feed--it's a silly concept to actually network more than 1 computer using a conventional modem as found in the RM356. Once you see this thing in action feeding 4 computers, you understand how silly the concept is... not to mention that 4 56kbps modems are, in fact, cheaper than this 1 unit.

In short, get (or wait for) broadband, make sure your broadband modem is of the ethernet variety, then buy one of the multitude of lower priced switches/minihubs available here and elsewhere if you want to share that connection.

5-0 out of 5 stars A simple must have for SOHO network!
If you use a modem to connect to the Internet or another network at home or in a small office, throw it away and get this device. Even if you have a single PC this device can provide a nailed-up network connection that is on all the time, just like you might see at work.. There is no more clicking on a connection icon and waiting for your PC to dial and handshake. It uses a built-in modem, your POTS (regular phone line), and ISP service. You can configure it to dial-on-demand or configure a nailed-up connection that is on all the time like DSL.

Pitfalls might include that you must have a network card in you PC to use this device. It doesn't work to my knowledge with dialup online service providers like AOL, MSN and those that require you to connect with their proprietary PC software. It's best to keep, or get a local Internet Service Provider that gives you a raw Internet connection. I used mine for years before DSL became available in my area. It's a great product. ... Read more

17. Netgear RT338 Remote Access ISDN Router
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B00004Z978
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 16391
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18. Netgear MR314 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch
list price: $213.00
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Asin: B00005NOKT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 12025
Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's MR314 cable/DSL wireless router with four-port switch and access point offers the easiest way to share and extend your high-speed cable/DSL modem Internet connection, either with or without wires. This high-performance IEEE 802.11b standards-based router connects all your PCs equipped with wireless PC cards, while an integrated four-port switch connects your devices that need Ethernet wiring. The integrated Web-content filtering and alerts allow you to restrict Internet access based on Web addresses, Web address keywords, or the time of day, and protect your family or business with a safe surfing environment. Network Address Translation (NAT) and virtual private network (VPN) pass-through provides your network with protection from hackers. Simple Web-based instructions get your PC network up and running in less than an hour. With the MR314 reliability, you can rest assured that your network will stay up and running, backed by the Netgear five-year warranty.

The MR314 allows you to share and extend your cable/DSL connection to anywhere in your home or office, without the time or expense of Ethernet cabling. The built-in access point enables the MR314 to be used in larger wireless networks in conjunction with other standards-based wireless access points. For additional ease of use, Auto Uplink eliminates the need for cumbersome crossover cables.

Protective and secure
NAT security and VPN pass-through features give you a greater level of protection against hacker attacks, while 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption guard your wireless network for maximum privacy.

Watchful and informative
Web content filtering options let you customize restricted Internet access policies. E-mail reports and instant alerts keep you up to date on Web browsing activity.

Rugged and reliable
Sturdy metal construction on the outside, dependable 802.11b standards-based technology on the inside, all backed by a five-year warranty to give you high-performance reliability. ... Read more


  • Wireless or wired Internet access through a broadband modem
  • Enables Cable/DSL modem connection sharing via its built in 4-port switch or integrated wireless IEEE 802.11b Access Point
  • Robust control features including web content filtering, logging, reporting and alerts
  • Sturdy design, durable metal construction
  • NAT routing security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support

Reviews (119)

5-0 out of 5 stars extra bang for your buck
This is a nice piece of gear because it saves having to get a wireless hub and router separately, which frees up the 4 ports for just computers, and eliminate extra wires and boxes and power cables.

A great feature of this particular router is that it can email you activity logs which show what websites were visited on that day through the router. You can also block access to websites or any site that contains a keyword, so this could be useful in small office and home (children) use. (By viewing the website activity logs, you can find out which sites to block so that next time the user tries to go there it will say "blocked by netgear" and you will be notified of the attempt.) You can also lockout times and dates.

This Router does NOT have a firewall built in- even though this box looks like the netgear firewall router (the one for the same price without the integrated wireless hub).

Wireless hub-
Average range. Security wise, you can set it up with 128 bit WEP and with MAC Address authentication, which secures your network to a reasonably safe level. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE ADMIN PASSWORD FOR THIS ROUTER, AND FOR ANY ROUTER.
Cons: The antenna can not be changed or removed. The unit is not designed to be hung from a wall like the SMC wireless hub. (WHY would you do that? To get better wireless range).

The unit itself, like all netgear products, is metal and a nice dark hue of blue, with several blinking indicator lights. I am happy with my one, which uses a DSL connection with static IP address to feed 4 computers and two wireless laptops.

3-0 out of 5 stars kept dropping wireless connections
I bought this router and MA401 wireless card for my laptop. It was pretty easy to set up everything. Within 10 minutes, I was already enjoying my wireless network. But, after a few hours, my wireless connection was suddenly dropped and my access to the Internet was denied on the laptop. I tried to restart the machine, reconfigure the network... but nothing worked. I called the customer service number. They told me to change some of the configurations and it worked. But then the next day the problem came back again. It kept happening for a whole week. And each time I called them, they would tell me to do something which seemingly solved the problem. But each time, it came back again. Everything became so annoying and frustrating now. I just wanted to return the products. Then the last time I called them when this problem happened again, they told me to upload a new firmware into the router. And bang, it solved all the problems. Their customer service is polite, nice and knowledgable. But I just don't understand why they didn't tell me to update the firmware in the very first place. Now I'm happy again, after all the pain I went through. So be prepared for big trouble if you want to purchase this router. And if you know what you are doing to your computer like me, ask them about the new firmware before they keep throwing garbage solutions to you. Other than that, the product is cool. Easy and fast to use.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wireless ATT@home user
I installed the Netgear MR314 today and had it working in less than 1 minute. During the time I ordered the product and the time I got it about a week. I read Netgear's Product manual. So I knew how to do it right away. The website has the ISP installation guide for all the popular cable and DSL connections. I have a 3 com cable modem and 3 wired computers and one laptop with the US Robotics 22 Mbs max cardbus. Windows 98SE, ME and XP all worked.

I also recommend reading about 802.11b security and suggestions like change defaults, SSID, password changing, WEP encryption and MAC address so you don't have any eavesdropping. Extreme tech was a good source.I don't believe you can turn off the SSID broadcast. I think that would be a nice feature.

It doesn't matter to have the 11 Mbs max connection since ATT@Home is not faster than this. I guess very large file transfers may take some time.

NAT is the only type of firewall for this router. It works well. I use black ice defender on one computer and nothing gets though, but what I want. There are some routers with SPI which is a true firewall. They cost more and I believe will protect you from denial of service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing wireless range
I don't like it when people write reviews on here criticizing a product without giving real proof that it wasn't their fault. Some reviewer thought the router setup page didn't work with IE - but doesn't mention any attempt with a different browser. So beware of noobs.

I have a MR814 v1, MR814 v2 and a D-Link 514 and none of them have offered the range this beast provides. I acquired this model after returning a defective MR814 v1, and initially I was annoyed to get an older model. But I think they sent this for a reason - it's much more reliable than the 814. Someone on here complains that they can't get reception over 100ft from the AP - how big is their house?? I have the router upstairs on one side of the house and can get a signal fine outdoors on the other side of the house - i.e. travelling through all the walls of the house (approx 42 ft away). Also I have tested it with my PCMCIA SMC card and a Netgear MA111 USB wifi dongle, and the dongle provdies better connection than the pcmcia, so there is some proper evidence of testing being done here.

It doesn't look nearly as good (or as small) as my other routers but if it does the job as well as it has so far - it is my first choice.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nicely built but has big issues
I bought this thing about a year ago and it worked pretty well. For a while. But after having to reboot the thing every few weeks I started to get a little tired of it.

Now, I am not trying to run a lot of machines through it - a Linux box on ethernet, a Sony Clie, Tivo, and an iMac over 802.11, plus Packet8 for my phone service over ethernet. No great strain on the processor.

So, why does the thing insist on locking up so much? To add to the problem, you can be going along just nicely on ethernet and suddenly the 802.11 dies.

Now, asside from the thing croaking and needing rebooting weekly, I get to do a complete factory reset once a month, wiping out all the stuff I have programmed into it (WEP keys, etc), because the thing will completely quit responding.

One would think that the problems are related to something overheating. But no, that is not it. That leaves the unit's firmware to be suspect. After reading about Netgear's sloppy code writing and their DoS attack against the University of Wisconsin time servers, I have to believe software is the issue. If they wrote code as bad as that which caused the UofWisc flood, I am sure awful code abounds in all their products. ... Read more

19. Netgear FM114P 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Router with Print Server
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006B9HR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2850
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's ProSafe 802.11b firewall delivers everything you could want in one mega-capable unit: router, switch, print server, Wi-Fi certified wireless access point, and firewall. This fully equipped, broadband-capable firewall is a true firewall and provides you with the utmost in business-class security--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. VPN pass-through maximizes network security. And a built-in print server lets you share a printer on your network without leaving your PC on. With four auto sensing, switched LAN ports and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing, up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time--including as many as 32 wireless users, which avoids the hassle of running additional cabling. Smart Wizard and Install Assistant get your network up and running in minutes. There's also a complete antivirus software bundle included at no extra cost to shield your network with additional protection. ... Read more


  • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Built-in 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
  • Built-in print server and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing
  • Easy-to-use smart wizard and install assistant
  • Free, complete antivirus PC software bundle

Reviews (58)

5-0 out of 5 stars A truly great product!
After much research, I finally found this little jewel. It has a SPI firewall, 802.11b wireless, 4 switch wired router, and print server - everything I need in one box. I got it up and running, updated to latest firmware, all features working in about 45 minutes (without calling Netgear, so can't comment on support). Yes, I am computer proficient, but I would not classify myself as a network expert. This is really about as idiot-proof as you can get.

I am still learning about how to set up a more secure firewall, and the FM114P seems to have more than what I need. The logging, port-forwarding, e-mail alerts, are all there. You can even block your kids from using Instant Messenger based on a schedule. On the wireless end, I recommend anyone setting up a wireless access point to change the SSID and password, and enable MAC address filtering as soon as you one up. The latest firmware update allows you to turn off the SSID broadcast. Turning on the 128 bit WEP will further frustrate the casual wardriver.

My Compaq notebook and Orinoco Gold card gets a good signal throughout my house, and is connected using 128 bit WEP. I can get to my office VPN, and my Compaq MC-1 music server can connect without problems. The print server is seamless - all my PCs (Win XP Pro) can print to my laser printer, and the print server will queue the jobs.

My compliments to Netgear - this is truly a great product for a great price.

1-0 out of 5 stars broke down the 3rd time. I give up (although under warranty
I have mine broke down 3 times. Twice before Netgear replaced it for "free", since it still under warranty. But each time they charge $10-12 for shipping. At this rate I could have bought a new one instead of putting up with the inconvenience. I think this box is very sensitive to power on/off cycles. It broke first time during the east coast power outage.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad product, but...
Netgear has some issues with this product's reliability. The first one, I had for about 6 months. One night it just died. All the lights were on, and it wouldn't talk to any of the ports.

Calling Netgear's support line was an adventure within itself. The call center is located in India. Don't call this place if you're on a noisy phone or don't have lots of time to waste. The first person I reached could barely speak english. He was obviously reading from a script, because when I explained that the router did not work, I had followed the troubleshooting guides and this was the result, etc, etc, he still started reading questions and asking me to connect it to a network and do silly tests. That's hard to do at work on your lunch break. He hung up very abruptly with the classic "Thank you for calling bye bye now. " Call #2. Another person, who could speak marginally better english. I went through his troubleshooting script, connecting my "router" to an "air" network. He decided that it was indeed not working (duh!) and gave me an RMA number. Ok. What, exactly, is a doofulfife? Well, it's 55 (double five.) He did explain to me that the dash (in the RMA number) is the little line on the keyboard, you may find it beside your number 0. O-kay!

Got the RMA (I think.) Returned it and received a refurb unit and stuck it aside. In the meantime, router #2 was in use. It died one day, about 3 months after purchase. Started forgetting IP addresses and not communicating with the printer. It got returned to the store it was purchased from, and Router #3 went into service. So far, it's worked for about 9 months. Router #4 is waiting, and will be the last one.

This is really a good piece of technology, it has just about everything you'd need to set up and protect a home or small office network. It runs extremely hot, which may be the reason it dies so quickly. Now, if only it was more reliable.

1-0 out of 5 stars Requires Frequent Rebooting - Not acceptable
I had one of the first home Wi-Fi systems using an Intel 802.11b access point that cost about $1000. (Yup, this is how much they cost for early adopters. Of course, it was worth every penny as Wi-Fi changes your life.) The Intel access point was incredibly difficult to configure, requiring several calls to tech support, but the range was excellent and the unit functioned continously until it finally died after a couple of years. I decided to replace the Intel access point with the Netgear FM114P, assuming it was at the top of the Netgear line and I thought Netgear was a reliable manufacturer. How wrong I was. This unit is simply unacceptable. It will stop working every day or two for no apparent reason and require rebooting. Obviously, this is an irritation if you happen to be in another part of the house. Also, I have the impression that the range isn't as good as my previous Intel unit since I have more dead zones in my house. (The Intel access point had two antennas -- I don't know if this is significant.) Overall, I am really disappointed. I suggest you stay away from Netgear until they improve their engineering.

1-0 out of 5 stars awful product, awful tech support
I bought one of these when I got a laptop because I thought it seemed like a great idea to have a firewall, print server, and wireless router all in one unit. I still think it's a great idea, but I with I hadn't bought this router. I use the router with two laptops, and the wireless connection drops pretty regularly. I have to reset the router at least two or three times a week (sometimes two to three times a day). When I call Netgear's off-shore tech support, I rarely get a helpful response. They did replace my router for me after I called enough times, but the new one has the same problems the old one had, so I think the firmware is just buggy. I wouldn't recommend this product. I've owned good Netgear products in the past, but I don't think I'll buy another Netgear product after this experience. ... Read more

20. Netgear RT311 DSL/Cable Internet Gateway Router
list price: $145.00
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Asin: B00004SYLI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 18666
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's RT311 Internet access gateway router allows up to 32 users secure admission to the Internet from a single ISP (Internet service provider) account. It works in conjunction with DSL or cable modems for high-speed Internet access.

Compatible with 10/100 Mbps networks, the Netgear RT311 establishes a firewall that prevents hackers and unauthorized users from interfering in your business. NAT protocols hide the local IP addresses from outside Internet users. Port forwarding and customizable filters allow only authorized users to gain access to your site and files.

The Netgear RT311 is compatible with Internet conferencing, RealAudio, RealVideo, and most chat programs. FirstGear, a Windows-based configuration tool, enables simple installation. All the necessary cables are included, as is a setup guide.

Netgear provides a five-year warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more


  • Ethernet router allows 32 users to share a single Internet connection
  • Supports TCP/IP, RIP-1, DHCP, and NAT protocols
  • Firewall protection keeps hackers out of your business
  • FirstGear wizard provides quick installation
  • Compatible with Internet conferencing, RealAudio, RealVideo, ICQ, and most multiplayer games

Reviews (46)

5-0 out of 5 stars Netgear RT311 - Easy setup and solid performance
We just got a cable modem for hour home one week ago. Our PCs were already connected together using a hub in a simple peer-to-peer network. Getting them all on the net using the cable modem was the next step. The Netgear RT311 did so very easily. It came with everything that was needed and the FirstGear software was easy to use. One cable went to the modem, another to the hub, then the software configured the router. The manual (on the CD) explained how to get the little bit of information that the router need. I was able to configure it and our little network in less than an hour with no calls to customer support.

It allows up to 32 PCs to share either a cable or DSL modem and use just one IP address. It also provides firewall support to help keep netizens out of your PC which is supposed to work better than the software-only firewalls. For those who need to change the default configuration of the router can do so either by telnetting into it or through the serial port.

It looks rock solid since it has a metal case. It comes with a five-year warranty and 24/7 support. Ours has been in use for less than a day but it was easy to set up and so far the performance is excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Was Surfing the Internet Waves on My Keyboard
Boy, this is a great product! I just received it, and was a little hesitant to open it, since I was positive it wouldn't work with my RoadRunner connection. (Most products such as direct connections to a hub don't work; connection sharing refused to cooperate)

Anyway, since I couldn't resist, I ripped open the seal, and removed all the packaging. It was so easy to set up that it actually took longer to open the box! All I did was connect my router to my 3Com hub, and my modem to the RT311. I re-powered both units, and I was flying on the net.

The product comes with a web-based configuration utitlity, but my computer automatically recognized the connection. Troubleshooting is easy with the online wizard, and the product comes with 24x7 tech support. This has been the best network purchase I've made in a while, and I will definately continue to purchase with NetGear, so it's the perfect place to buyit. I LOVE this product!! :-)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not a good choice for VPN
I have used this router for about 6 mos. Initially satisfied, but then tried inbound VPN access, and found that even with static port/address mappings, connection drops in 5 to 10 minutes. Wife uses DSL for outbound VPN to office, and connection will drop after about 10 minutes. Replaced with Linksys BEFSR41 (with no static maps, no special configuration) and VPN works fine. Netgear support says I need to open 3 ports, change her client DNS, etc. Didn't do any of this with Linksys.

1-0 out of 5 stars money wasted -- and bad support, too.
I bought this router so I wouldn't monopolize the DSL line in our house when playing Everquest. The problem is that when I use this router Everquest always disconnects within 5 minutes. I made three calls to tech support without resolving the problem, though we did eventually narrow it down: the router seems to insist on holding onto a few port addresses that Everquest expects to use for itself.

After several long waits for short and unsuccessful conversations with tech support I tried using their web site to reach a resolution. I posted my case in July. Now it's October. I can still see my posting on the site, but I never received anything other than an automatic acknowledgement of the problem report.

The box won't do the one thing I need. The phone support is ineffective. The web support is non-existent. Money wasted.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up; if only it...
...if only it included a hub, or better yet a wireless hub!

I bought this almost a year ago, in late 2000. It was extremely easy item to set up. I followed the instructions, making only one mistake -- using a regular Ethernet cable instead of a rolled one. It worked right immediately (as I recall), or perhaps after one restart. Since then, I haven't ever had to use its Web-based administration. It sits in a corner of my basement, between the DSL modem and the hub with its wires leading off to various rooms.

Before I opened it I phoned NetGear to reconfirm that it was the right item for my needs. They answered quickly and accurately.

My only complaint is that the product doesn't include a hub -- who'd use it without one? Or, these days, a wireless hub. I figure that five stars shouldn't go to a product that requires you to buy another product too, but only to a full solution. Other than that, though, this has been great. ... Read more

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