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I bought this router to share my connection between all of my wireless products.
Setting up the router was a dream! Out of the brown cardboard netgear branded box (mine was a refurbished model) was the router, ethernet cable and power supply. Once plugged in it just automatically created a wireless network and everything worked, I was amazed.
Logging into the router reveals a host of options although not as many as premium routers but everything a basic user could want and more. Security options are good with all the standards present, I use WEP but WPA2-TSK are available too.
The router has never ever dropped my connection and I've had no problems whatsoever, it just works which is all I want it to do. It's able to handle a number of connections for example I can connect my pc, laptop, ps3 and nintendo ds to it all at the same time with no issues.
Where to start? This router is ok if speed and reliability are not a factor when you purchase hardware. The routers wireless range seems to be low and often drops out completely for periods with no logical reason. Avoid this router if you are using P2P programs as it will crash if the amount of connections to it exceed its internal memory capacity. This of course can be rectified on the client machine by limiting the connections there. The firewall is twitchy at best and doesnt really offer anything other than basic protection, by all means use it but make sure you have a soft firewall installed on all machines in the network. QoS settings would have been useful and there isnt much in the way of firmware upgrades to rectify this. Wireless using anything other than MAC filtering is almost useless as using any of the encryption methods causes the router to crash constantly and lose the connection to the client machines. AVOID.
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|Product Description:||NETGEAR WGT624 - wireless router - 802.11 Super G, 802.11b/g - desktop|
|Device Type:||Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)|
|Data Link Protocol:||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, 802.11 Super G|
|Frequency Band:||2.4 GHz|
|Data Transfer Rate:||108 Mbps|
|Network / Transport Protocol:||TCP/IP, PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE|
|Routing Protocol:||Static IP routing|
|Remote Management Protocol:||HTTP|
|Features:||Firewall protection, DMZ port, auto-sensing per device, dynamic IP address assignment , DHCP support, NAT support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, VPN passthrough|
|Compliant Standards:||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||18.8 cm x 17.5 cm x 2.8 cm|
|System Requirements:||UNIX, Apple MacOS, Novell NetWare, Linux, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP|
|Localisation:||English / United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|