The N150 WNR1000 is NETGEAR’s latest wireless-N router that comes in a sleek and stylish design and claims good features, range and wireless performance. So is it worth getting one? Read on.
The wireless-N (or IEEE 802.11n) network devices have been around since 2006, though the ones available in the market are still pre-N, as the standard has not yet been finalized. IEEE 802.11n offers multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), in addition to exisiting 802.11 standards, which helps to improve performance with multiple transmitter and receiver antennas. It is possible to achieve up to 600 Mbit/s data rates with the maximum of four spatial streams using a 40MHz-wide channel.
NETGEAR sent in their new N150 WNR1000 Wireless Router for this review, which claims better wireless coverage with Wireless-G devices and faster speed with Wireless-N devices. Speed-wise, it offers only up to 150Mbps but that is still good enough for seamless streaming music and videos, multiplayer gaming and making VoIP calls (at its maximum throughput).
Here’s a look at its features and specifications.
|Double firewall protection|
|Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack prevention: - Wi-Fi|
|Protected Access™ (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK) and WEP|
|Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)—push-button and PIN|
|Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)|
|and Smart Wizard|
|Standards||IEEE 802.11 b/g|
|5x 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN)|
|Physical||Dimensions: 175 x 118 x 28 mm|
|Specifications||Weight with power adapter: 0.399 kg|
|Package Contents||N150 Wireless Router (WNR1000)|
|12V, 1.0A power adapter|
|Warranty||NETGEAR 1-year Warranty|
|System||Broadband (cable, DSL) modem with Ethernet port|
|Requirements||802.11n draft 2.0 adapter or 802.11b/g wireless adapter,|
|or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer|
|Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Mac® OS, UNIX,|