Besides the presence of Linksys on the SOHO networking market, other producers such as Netgear are also trying to offer an alternative to the ever growing need of multi-purpose adapters ready for various tasks. Ranging from classical network adapters to broadband routers, Netgear offers a competitive alternative to more traditional producers especially due to its lower price.
RangeMax Next extends the possibilities of your wireless home network by providing wireless speeds of up to 270Mbps. This next generation wireless standard utilizes advanced MIMO (Multi-In, Multi-Out) technology, which delivers incredible speed and range and also provides interoperability at the highest level.
A RangeMax Next wireless network creates and maintains stable connections and enough bandwidth to surf the Internet, download music and videos, make Internet phone calls, share files, play network games, and stream high-definition videos, simultaneously. At any distance you can use a high quality data link which can also work in backwards compatibility with legacy b and g devices.
Preset internal antennas provide maximum performance and high-quality streaming every time you need quality VoIP and video streaming services. Touchless WiFi Security can use one of the following encryption standards: WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK. Setup is simple thanks to NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard software module which can help you run your own network without needing professional help.
Currently the WNR834B Wireless-N router sells for about $100 but you can buy it even for less if you have the time to search for deals on your local retailer. Note that actual performance of the router may vary with location and electrical interference and the maximum allowed speed (270Mbits/s) can only be achieved in direct link / direct visibility mode.