NETGEAR today announced the availability of its RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), a networking device that packed with unique features.
The router offers ReadyShare for high-speed access to a USB hard drive from any device on the network, broadband usage metering, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support and video Quality of Service (QoS). Its performance ? with a 680 MHz processor, 500 Mbps WAN to LAN speeds and 350 Mbps real-world maximum wireless throughput ? is vital for online gaming, high-definition video streaming and large data transfers.
NETGEAR?s RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is one of the first consumer routers to be compatible with DLNA-certified products. This feature enables media enthusiasts and gamers to easily stream digital content to new DLNA-compliant HDTVs and gaming consoles. Additionally, NETGEAR is pioneering broadband usage metering in a series of its products; the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is the first to include this feature. This enables consumers to accurately monitor their usage of download traffic in a given time period so they can easily stay within the limits designated by their Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Dual band technology enables concurrent use of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, offering twice the bandwidth with better connections and less interference. In fact, the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router yields real-world Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) throughput of up to 350 Mbps combined, faster than any other consumer router available today. Additionally, the router?s eight sensitive, internal, metamaterial antennas are fine-tuned for each frequency band, delivering extended range beyond competing routers.
Built-in gigabit Ethernet ports ensure ultra-high wired performance, with up to 500 Mbps WAN to LAN speeds ? twice the speed of other routers, according to NETGEAR.
ReadyShare provides fast and easily-shared access to external USB storage devices. Simply plugging a USB drive into the router provides super-fast read/write wireless access from any PC on the network. Additionally, multiple file formats are supported (e.g., FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3) as is HTTP and FTP access from outside the home or office.
The router also incorporates enterprise-class wireless security with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise) encryption that keeps data secured for businesses, and Push ?N? Connect that helps users connect easily and securely with the press of a button. Additional Wi-Fi networks can also be created for visitors to the home or office with restricted access to the local network.
With the integrated broadband usage meter, users can not only view daily, weekly and monthly usage statistics on download traffic, but also get customized notifications when they are close to the monthly limit designated by their ISP.
The RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router features fine-tuned QoS algorithms for video that reduce packet loss and jitter and enable seamless streaming of HD video over Wi-Fi for the serious media enthusiast. Support for a high number of simultaneous connections and QoS via efficient packet processing also enable lag-free online gaming.
Three adjustable power and range settings on the router can reduce wireless transmit power by up to 75 percent compared to when the router is transmitting at full power. The auto-sensing gigabit Green switch automatically adjusts power consumption based on cable length and unused ports. Also, when Wi-Fi is not in use, turning these ports off via the dedicated wireless on/off switch reduces power by up to 30 percent.
NETGEAR?s RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) is now available worldwide through leading retailers, e-commerce sites and value-added resellers. The router is backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support and has an MSRP in the U.S. of $189.99.