Optimizing Wireless Streaming Home Theater Components — 4/30/2015

Audio Gurus, Clint DeBoer

As with routers, you can get an inexpensive repeater and make due, but we love the Netgear EX7000 Nighthawk WiFi Range Extender. It puts out 700mW of power—all but unheard of in consumer signal extenders—and contains a dual core 1GHz processor to make sure there are no bottlenecks in processing incoming and pass-through data. This is a dual-band repeater that can either provide two-way traffic using both networks at once, or it can “lock” onto your wireless router with one band and provide the other band for connecting to wireless devices. In this way it eliminates all collisions and provides a truly clean and fast connection from your primary router to your furthest wireless devices. The flexibility and power of this particular WiFi range extender are amazing.

Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point Review — 4/28/2015

Storage Review, Lyle Smith

The Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point is a dual band 802.11ac AP designed for home and small offices that demand both performance and cost effectiveness. It supports up to collective throughput of 1.2 Gbps (300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz) with the ability to operate in a standalone mode. Equipped with a user-friendly interface and a flexible desktop mounting stand, Netgear indicates that the WAC120 is built for easy setup, allowing users to simply connect to DSL gateway, routers, or cable modems. In addition, its Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) button gives clients an easy way for auto configuration.

Budget AC Router Roundup — 4/23/2015

Maximum PC, Paul Lilly

But are there compelling reasons to spend more on a higher-end router versus a budget model, or do they all perform pretty much the same? That’s one of the questions we set out to answer, and to do that, we rounded up five low-cost AC routers from Asus (RT-AC52U), D-Link (DIR-818LW), Buffalo (AirStation WHR-1166D), Netgear (R6100), and Trendnet (TEW-813DRU).

Netgear Releases Two New Powerline 1200 Network Kits — 4/17/2015

eTeknix, Bob Hansen

Powerline has become an increasingly popular networking solution because of the explosive growth in connected AV devices, and the high speeds and reliability required to support demanding applications such as HD video streaming and online gaming, said Oleg Fishel, the product line manager for NETGEAR Powerline. With powerline technology, you can take advantage of your existing electrical outlets in every room and don’t need to run new wires to get fast, uninterrupted access to the Internet and the home network.

Netgear CM500 Cable Modem Review — 4/16/2015

StorageReviews, Lyle Smith

The Netgear CM500 is a high-speed cable modem that is certified for DOCSIS 3.0 to work with providers such as Comcast XFINITY and Time Warner Cable as well as most major cable service providers. Third party modems, such as the CM500, are becoming more and more popular as they offer customers various useful benefits, such as eliminating the monthly fee of renting/financing the provider’s modem, which can amount to roughly $10 a month in some areas. In addition, users get to choose a modem from a company with an established pedigree like Netgear instead of having to settle for what the ISP has to offer as well as the ability to have much more control over its functionality, including firmware updates, connection, and security features.

Arlo HD Security Camera System – Tech Review — 4/14/2015

Busted Wallet, Beth Mallo

This year Netgear entered the market with their new Arlo Wire Free HD Security Camera. With all the continuous advancements of the internet and WiFi capabilities, it is eliminating the need for at least one of the wires on security camera systems. Netgear wanted to take it another step further and cut the need for the power cord, making Arlo a 100% wire free system.

DIY Home Security System with Netgear Arlo! — 4/11/2015, Julie Taylor

The Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security system is a great way to protect your home against burglary and vandalism without having to pay the high monthly fees associated with many home security systems. As an added bonus, you can keep an eye on your children or pets when you are not at home!

Flir, Netgear, Linksys WiFi Security Cameras Have You Covered — 4/10/2015

eWeek, Nathan Eddy

Netgear Arlo Features HD Video, Mobile App. With the free Arlo app, users can watch live-streamed or recorded videos, see motion event recordings, customize activity alerts and arm/disarm motion sensors. Arlo will also alert users instantly if an event occurs, and they can tap into as many as four simultaneous camera streams to watch from a desktop, notebook or mobile device. The WiFi-enabled camera boasts 720p resolution with a wide, 130-degree field of view.

Netgear Arlo Review — 4/10/2015

Tom’s Guide, David Eitelbach

Over the years, Netgear has earned praise for its home networking products, such as routers, modems and Wi-Fi extenders. Now, the company is diving into the home security market with the Arlo, the world's only wireless and fully waterproof security camera. At $199, the Arlo is quite pricey compared to some competing cameras, but the innovative design makes it worth the cost.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router review — 4/10/2015

LVLONE, Remdog

The Netgear Nighthawk X6 possesses a ton of features with the most cutting edge tech and an extra 5ghz band delivering a combined 3200mbps. Connections ran smoothly and little setup to none was needed to get things at pretty much optimal settings. However for the price it’s hard to say where we lie but if you’re on the fence think of it as an investment on features that might come via firmware. We’ve already received some stability via firmware and can possibly only get better from here. There is no denying aside its previous model it is one if not the most powerful home router to date.

Netgear Arlo Security System — 4/8/2015

TechPowerUp, Erasmia Grigorelli

Starting at $199.99, an Arlo kit will net you a wireless home surveillance system that takes less than 30 minutes to install. The palm-sized and waterproof camera(s) that can be placed indoors or outdoors will allow you to keep an eye on your home while away. The major downside is that you will need some extra batteries every now and then (depends on the camera(s) usage), although Netgear states that those they include potentially last up to six months. Since you will need to spend a significant amount on batteries, getting rechargeable ones makes sense; however, rechargeable batteries will not last as long since their output voltage is lower than that of non-rechargeable ones.

The Best Wireless Router — 4/3/2015, Staff Writer

• Netgear Nighthawk R7000 ($200). Another more expensive option, the $200 Nighthawk R7000 is very fast, and it’s not bad looking, either. Just be prepared for a laggy interface — especially when you’re changing any wireless settings. The model’s currently on sale via 10 online retailers, including Dell and Amazon.

Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 WiFi Router Router Review – Quad Stream X4 Architecture — 4/2/2015

Legit Reviews, Ken Brown

Today we are evaluating the newest Netgear 802.11ac router, the Nighthawk X4 R7500 that is the first high-end Netgear router to feature Quantenna’s QSR1000 4×4 chipset for MU-MIMO support to help boost performance for multiple users of the same router. The R7500 is an Dual-Band AC2350 which means it can produce speed up to 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz channel and 1733 Mbps on the 5.0 GHz channel. The Netgear R7500 is priced at $249 shipped and is designed for users who spend time gaming and streaming multimedia content.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender (EX7000) — 3/30/2015

PC Mag, John R. Delaney

Range extenders offer a way to provide wireless networking to those dead spots in the far corners of your house, but they have a reputation of being tricky to set up. With the Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender EX7000 ($169.99), setup is as easy as it gets, but more importantly, this dual-band extender delivers outstanding throughput on both bands. Unlike most extenders, the EX7000 is big, and it's expensive, but it's equipped with multiple connectivity ports and offers Media Server and access-control features. Its top-shelf performance and robust feature set earn it our Editors' Choice for wireless range extenders.

Netgear ProSAFE Click Switch Series Review — 3/28/2015, Staff Writer

Netgear’s ProSAFE Click Switch Series are Gigabit switches that have a special click mount design. The main benefit of these switches is that they can be mounted in non-traditional ways such as under meeting tables, onto walls, or even vertically onto poles. As wires proliferate in this increasingly connected world, Netgear ProSAFE Click Switch Series gives users the ability to neatly organize and manage the wires.

NETGEAR R7500 Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi AC2350 Router — 3/26/2015

MissingRemote, Andrew Van Til

As odd as it sounds, it’s really hard to review something that just works, but that is exactly the category that the NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2350 (R7500) 802.11AC Wi-Fi router falls into. It is the fastest Media Bridge and most stable router I have ever tested, and the first to provide full coverage in my house. Even the usual niggles around being too bright or “blinky”, are mostly sorted with the switch on the back -- although I do wish that the power LED could be disabled as well. Besides the problem with overriding client DNS the other issues noted are relatively inconsequential.

Review: Netgear ProSafe Click Switch is High-Tech Chic — 3/24/2015

CRN, Edward Correia

Here's a product that every VAR's repair tech will want for his bench, and that no power user should be without. Unveiled by Netgear at CES, the ProSafe Click Switch brings a clever twist to the everyday Gigabit Ethernet switch. Available in 8- and 16-port models, the compact device snaps into any of four positions on top of, underneath or attached to the leg of a desk, table or counter.

Netgear R7500 Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router AC2350 [Review] — 3/21/2015

Betanews, Brian Fagioli

Should you buy the Netgear R7500 Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router AC2350? If you are in the market for a new router, absolutely. It is fast, has long range and most importantly, it is stable as heck. Plus, the USB 3.0 and eSata ports will enable you to connect printers and hard drives for easy sharing. At $249, however, I can understand your potential trepidation in buying it. My reply is that you cannot put a price tag on a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Your wireless router is your gateway to the world, and nothing is more frustrating than a flaky model with dropped connections. o Article Picked Up By: Congoo, ITProPortal

NETGEAR Powerline 500 review (Featuring AirCard 785 Mobile Hotspot) — 3/20/2015

Hardware Heaven, Stuart Davidson

For a long time this reviewer was skeptical about powerline networking, it seemed very much like a concept which would be filled with issues whether they be stability (due to varied quality of wiring) or performance. Over a number of reviews though I have been won over with various kits working great. Today we get to see a product designed to offer a nice simple way to expand our network through a powerline, in our Netgear Powerline 500 Review. We’ll also take this opportunity to look at an interesting little device in the form of their Aircard 785 mobile hotspot.

HTG Reviews the Netgear Nighthawk X6: A Beefy Tri-Band Router for a Busy Modern Home — 3/16/2015

How-To Geek, Jason Fitzpatrick

If you’re in the market for a router upgrade (we’re looking at those of you still rocking the router your ISP gave years ago), the Nighthawk X6 is an ultra-premium does-it-all router with speed and features to spare. Further, it looks like a mad scientist’s experiment involving cross-breeding a beetle with the Batmobile. Read on as we put it through the paces on your behalf.

Experience Tri-Band WiFi with the Netgear R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter — 3/16/2015

FlashRouters, Alex Goldstein

FlashRouters has listed our best and most popular routers of last year and introduced you to the networking beast that is the Asus RT-AC87U, the fun hasn’t ended yet. Meet the Netgear R8000 DD-WRT AC3200 FlashRouter. The R8000 is a true behemoth device offering Tri-Band WiFi with six powerful adjustable external antennas and a 1 GHz Broadcom processor. Yes, you read that correctly. Six powerful adjustable external antennas.

Gizmo | Netgear‘s Arlo Secuirty Camera System — 3/11/2015

The Courier-Journal, Gregg Ellman

There are lots of home security cameras on the market, and while I haven't tested many, the Arlo from Netgear must be the easiest to set up and get running. The cameras are battery powered, making them wireless and ready to hang anywhere or even rest on a desktop or shelf. If you choose to hang them, they have a really strong magnetic system that attaches to brackets you screw into your wall. A battery level indicator lets you know when they need to be replaced, which should be anywhere from four to six months. o Article Picked Up By: The Telegraph,, The Olympian, AMCP Blog, Scoopnest, Bradenton Herald, San Luis Obispo Tribune, The Fresno Bee, The Bellingham Herald, The State, Ledger-Enquirer, Idaho Statesman, The News Tribune, BND, SunHerald, Tri-City Herald, MyrtleBeach Online, The Island Packet, LancasterOnline, News List Online, News Round, The Pueblo Chieftain

Netgear ProSAFE S3300 Series Smart Switches Review — 3/9/2015, Lyle Smith

While their portfolio of standalone Smart Switch Series is meant for SMB customers while emphasizing on high performance, the new Netgear switches are designed as an economical alternative for companies looking to move to a 10G-based network, offering the flexibility in 10-Gigabit connectivity with both copper and fiber. The S3300 Series is equipped with two dedicated SFP+ ports, which give businesses the benefit of fiber uplinks without having to forfeit any downlink Gigabit ports. They also enable redundant uplinks and provide users with the ability to build dual redundancy by a trunked uplink with link aggregation and failover redundancy. The other two dedicated ports are two 10GBaseT, which support 10G/1G/100M speeds for redundant uplinks or stacking.

Netgear Arlo Security System (VMS3230) — 2/24/2015

PC Mag, John R Delaney

Installing a home surveillance system is easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of Wi-Fi cameras, but most of these cameras still require an AC power source. This may not be an issue for indoor applications where power outlets are usually plentiful, but for outdoor usage it puts limitations on where you can place your cameras. Enter Netgear's Arlo Security System VMS3230 ($349.99), a completely wire-free home surveillance camera system that uses a pair of palm-sized, battery-powered cameras and a base station to help you track motion in and around your home and view live and recorded video from your smartphone or PC. These neat-looking cameras are a cinch to install and can be placed just about anywhere, and they deliver sharp daytime and nighttime video. However, in order to conserve power they don't offer any audio capabilities, and you can't pan and zoom on the fly.

Best Products for Working Moms — 2/24/2015

Parenting, Deirdre Uria

You've hired a nanny to care for baby while you're at work, but you wish that you had a way to observe her interactions with your child to ensure that she's the right fit for your family. This motion activated, wireless camera security system from Netgear allows you to do just that by capturing clips and sending you alerts via email and/or app notification. The easy to set up and 100 percent wire-free system will provide you peace of mind while you're away during the day, and also serves as a great nighttime monitoring system when the cameras switch to night vision mode. Note: Please research video surveillance laws and speech laws in your state prior to setting up your security system. ($199 for one camera, Amazon)

Talking WiFi Connections with David Henry of Netgear — 2/22/2015

NBC Sports Radio, Curt Blakeney

There's never been WiFi like it. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home—automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras – if it’s WiFi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated. With a massive combined wireless speed of up to 3.2Gbps, 3 WiFi bands and Smart Connect intelligence, every device is assigned the fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed.

Check Out Netgear Nighthawk X4 Review — 2/18/2015

The Spawn Point Blog, Kahlief Adams

So until I can snag a dedicated gaming rig, I’m relegated to laptop gaming via a wireless connection. Let me tell you, it’s not the ideal way to play any multiplayer PC games. So in the search for a router that might be able to both give me a strong signal and delegate bandwidth smartly based on need I reached out to the kind folks at NETGEAR. They were kind enough to send me a demo unit, the new and sexy R7500 gaming router.

Best Products for Working Moms — 2/11/2015

PC Lifeline, Robert Sanborn

So when I went to the International CES (formerly known as CES or the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, I decided that Netgear, had to be one of my stops. What I saw at the visit was an incredible change in how you interact with the router setting it up and how well the new technology expands beyond my office made them an easy choice to make. What I acquired was the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router; model R7000. What comes in the substantial box is the router, a package of three hi gain antennas, a rather large plug head AC power adapter, and a getting started guide that comes with no CD.

NETGEAR Nighthawk — 2/10/2015

Skewed & Reviewed, Justin Giza

The Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi R7500 offers up a single WiFi connection of up to 1.73Gbps (2.33 Gbps combined) at 802.11ac speeds. It packs a punch in terms of hardware, including a 1.4Ghz dual core processor, dual USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port and 4 high-gain external antennae. It also features Dynamic QoS, which when enabled, will automatically prioritize certain types of traffic (such as Skype), ensuring solid bandwidth for the programs that really need it. The key here is versatility as you can plug it in and forget it and enjoy a nice performance boost, or you can tweak it to your specifications and find the ideal settings that work best for your needs.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 AC3200 Wireless Router Review — 9/18/2014

TweakTown, Tyler Bernath

Perhaps the best feature of the X6 is the dual 5GHz bands. While most of us enjoy having legacy devices, it's great to know your network won't have to suffer. The Nighthawk X6 is what I call a transition router, with legacy 2.4GHz devices having their very own band, and then having two separate 5GHz bands, allowing you to use 5GHz 802.11n, at the same time with 802.11ac, without bottlenecking the AC devices.

Netgear ReadyNAS 102 Review – A Feature Rich NAS, Made Easy — 9/9/2014

ChipChick, Helena Stone

In any case, if you’re a home user looking for a solid and affordable NAS, and have been intimidated by the complexity of others on the market, the NetGear ReadyNAS is for you. But advanced users shouldn’t let the newbie appeal scare them off – because they will also appreciate this feature rich system.

Netgear Nighthawk X4 Router May be Best Choice for Streaming 4K Content — 9/3/2014

Sound and Vision, Barb Gonzalez

The X4 is perfect for homes with many simultaneous users who want to stream HD or UHD videos while others in the household are accessing the Internet. One look at the new Nighthawk and you know it means business. Its four amplified antennas can handle “wave 2 Wi-Fi.” When paired with Wave 2 Wi-Fi devices (not yet available), each antenna can be used for more than one stream at a time, offering local area network speeds (LAN) of up to a combined 1.7 Gbps.

Netgear draws a bead on gamers with its Nighthawk X4 Wi-Fi router — 9/2/2014

VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi

Netgear is targeting hardcore gamers with its latest Nighthawk X4 Wi-Fi router. The router is packed with technology, including a 1.4-gigahertz dual-core processor that enables it to reach a network speed of 2.33 gigabits per second. That means that you won’t lose a Call of Duty multiplayer match because your router is too slow.

Netgear launches Nighthawk X4 7500 — 9/2/2014

Game Crate, Karim Lahlou

Expanding its line of high-performance Wi-Fi routers, Netgear’s Nighthawk X4 7500, which was released today, promises several stand-out features to lure consumers to its $280 Wi-Fi router.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router — 8/27/2014

PCMag, Samara Lynn

If your wireless networking needs aren’t as robust, the Nighthawk X6 is overkill. The Linksys WRT1900AC is faster with a single client, and it costs less. The same is true of the older Netgear Nighthawk R7000 and the Asus RT-AC68U. My opinion might change once I've had a chance to benchmark the Asus RT-AC87U, but the Nighthawk X6 is the most powerful Wi-Fi router I know of today.

Editor’s Choice: Netgear Nighthawk X6 Smart WiFi Router Review — 8/25/2014

The Slanted, John Stewart

The Nighthawk X6 optimized our entire internet experience, we have had zero issues with our internet since the change (and we had a lot of issues with our equipment failing to keep up with us in the past). It has one of the best software packages you can even find on the market today, and the tech inside will keep you at lightning speeds for years to come.

Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC 3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router Review — 8/20/2014

Legit Reviews, Ken Brown

The Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 Tri-Band router really does set a new standard in high-performing wireless routers not only giving you an extra radio to play with, but an upgraded firmware that does load balancing to keep your devices running at peak speeds. If you can afford the price tag, this is the router to buy.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 Review Part Three: Media and Overall Evaluation — 8/17/2014

Connected Digital World, Jim World

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 is a two-bay ARM-based NAS unit with excellent DLNA support, a very easy installation process and class-leading remote access without manual port forwarding. When you add in advanced time-based versioning control, support for ISCSI, RSYNC, and WordPress, you get a compelling value offer. Cloud backup is limited to ReadyVault and DropBox, though, and the lack of current Plex support detracts from an otherwise-stellar product. Overall, would I buy one? If I did not need Plex, then yes, this is an excellent NAS choice. If Plex is a requirement, I’d have to look elsewhere for now. Overall, I award the ReadyNAS RN102 a 4/5 Silver Award.

NETGEAR Router for Sprint Spark is a Welcome Alternative — 7/15/2014

eWeek, Michelle Maisto

The Netgear LTE Gateway 6100D fixed wireless router from Sprint can offer a second option for high-speed Internet access to people who want to look beyond the single ISPs serving their neighborhoods. Equipped with a 3G/4G LTE modem and able to take advantage of the Sprint Spark network—which uniquely ties together three bands of wireless spectrum, uses 2.5GHz radio heads created for the purpose and makes optimum use of Sprint's tricky spectrum holdings—the Gateway 6100D can support a small office of users or a busy household.

NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6 Review: Part 2 — 8/14/2014

SmallNetBuilder, Tim Higgins

Wi-Fi has been around long enough that the "higher number on the box" should suck in only the most dewy-eyed buyers. So it should come as no surprise that the R8000 isn't likely to work miracles with your Wi-Fi range or boost throughput for individual clients. At its heart, the R8000 has the same Broadcom 3x3 AC radios that power the majority of AC1900 routers. So any range or throughput improvement will be modest, as our test results show.

Always Have a Wifi Connection With the AT&T Portable HotSpot — 8/4/2014

MomSpark, Staff Writer

Though I do travel quite a bit for work and with my family, I had never tried a portable hotspot device. I am not sure why? It wasn’t until Netgear reached out to me a few weeks before the BlogHer conference regarding a review of such device that I finally tried one out, and boy, had I wished I had done so years ago!

Netgear ReadyNAS 516 — 8/5/2014

Legion Hardware, Steven Walton

Those seeking a high performance desktop NAS need look no further than the Netgear ReadyNAS 516. Priced at $1100 the RN516 isn’t just fast it’s also very cheap when compared to the competition. As we mentioned earlier, the QNAP’s 4-bay QNAP TS-470 Pro boasts the same processor but just half the memory and two less drive bays, yet commands a price tag over $1200.

NETGEAR ReadyRECOVER Backup Solution Launched — 7/14/2014

StorageReview, Lyle Smith

NETGEAR has announced the immediate availability of the ReadyRECOVER backup appliance, the newest addition to their ReadyDATA unified storage (NAS/SAN) platform and designed to run exclusively with the ReadyDATA line of storage appliances. ReadyRECOVER allows small and medium-sized businesses to create full backups of servers, desktops and laptops every 15 minutes, which can be independently used to quickly and reliably restore files, folders, databases or systems to any platform: physical or virtual.

NETGEAR Backs It All Up With ReadyRECOVER — 7/14/2014

SmallNetBuilder, Tim Higgins

ReadyRECOVER combinesStorageCraft Technology's ShadowProtect backup and disaster recover software with NETGEAR ReadyDATA storage appliances. ReadyRECOVER creates full backups of servers and Windows desktops and laptops every 15 minutes in VHDX format. After an initial full backup, ReadyRECOVER stores only changed data for each backup.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 review — 7/10/2014

AndroidGuys, Scott Webster

I recently spent time with the Netgear ReadyNAS RN102, a 2-bay connected device that functions as a personal cloud. With up to 8TB of storage, it’s certainly enough space to hold music, movies, photos, and other media. And, given the numerous ways in which we can now cast our media to a television, I’ve fallen fast in love with the device.

NETGEAR ProSafe GS752TXS Smart Switch Review — 7/4/2014

StorageReview, Staff Writer

The GS752TXS is a 52-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch ideal for small and medium-sized businesses looking for an affordable (yet powerful) easy-to-use solution. This easy to manage switch cab be stacked with up to six switches for a grand total of 288 network ports, all of which have full redundancy for great reliability. In addition, the GS752TXS offers businesses and enterprises with feature-rich functionality using the Smart Control Center software, which is packaged free of charge.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 is the first consumer Tri-Band router — 6/27/2014

Slashgear, JC Torres

Network equipment expert NETGEAR is once again trying to claim an "industry first" title. With the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R800), it is unveiling the first Tri-Band router to hit the market, promising to deliver to home users the best WiFi band compatible with their device, whether old or new, and adjusted for their particular needs.

NETGEAR announces load balancing Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router — 6/25/2014

Electronista, Staff Writer

The newest version of the high-speed 802.11ac wireless Nighthawk routers was announced by Netgear today. The Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router (R8000) offers improvements over the previous version, introducing tri-band technology with Smart Connect to make network sharing more flexible. The Nighthawk X6 features a 1GHz dual-core processor with three offload processors to aid in the balancing of the high demand on data in the modern home.

Time For Another Upgrade? NETGEAR Debuts AC3200 Nighthawk — 6/25/2014

SmallNetBuilder, Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has announced the first AC3200 router. The R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router is no longer a rumor. It's the first router based on Broadcom's XStream platform announced only in two months ago, beating ASUS' RT-AC3200 announced a few weeks ago at Computex

The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People) — 6/15/2014

The Wirecutter, David Murphy

If you have a laptop or smartphone that uses wireless-ac technology and you're ready to upgrade your router, you should get the Netgear R6250. The R6250 has the best combination of speed, price, stability, and features of any router in its price range. It can make your new device's Wi-Fi connection up to three times faster than a wireless-n router could. It's a smidge more expensive than the sweet spot for a router of its class (hovering around $130-$145 on Amazon), but we feel the benefits are worth the slightly higher cost.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 312, 314 & 316 — 6/2/2014

Legion Hardware, Steve Walton

Overall the Netgear ReadyNAS 31x series is well priced, offers excellent build quality, provides loads of features and performs well. Users do need to be aware of the write performance trade off that the BTRFS file system seems to bring and if the added data integrity is worth it. Finally we look forward to following future Netgear releases and hope they continue to work hard on their ReadyNAS operating system.

NETGEAR EX6200 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender Review — 5/29/2014

Tweak Town, Tyler Bernath

Pushing through the build quality to performance, I found the EX6200 to be one of the best performing solutions I have had come through the lab. It's far superior to the REA20 because it simply works. In testing, we were able to connect and setup the extender with ease thanks to the Netgear Genie, and 2.4GHz performance allowed us to connect around 150Mbps, while 5GHz allowed 585Mbps, though we did see the full 867Mbps a few times when we were closer to the extender.

NETGEAR C3700 Cable Modem Router — 5/23/2014

PCMag, Samara Lynn

If you take the excellent Netgear C3000 Cable Modem Router and replace its router with the impressive Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), you get Netgear's C3700 Cable Modem Router ($129.99). Generally, I recommend going with a dedicated wireless router even when using a modem/router combo, but the C3700 is the lone exception. This is the only combo modem and router I've tested that could make adding a dedicated wireless router unnecessary for all homes, save for those with heavy video-streaming, gaming, or advanced Wi-Fi needs.

NETGEAR Releases New Wi-Fi Devices for Simple Internet Access — 5/20/2014

The VAR Guy, Micheal Cusanelli

NetGear (NTGR) is looking to make installing and deploying centralized Wi-Fi easier than ever with the release of its new ProSAFE WC7600 centralized management console and the ProSAFE WN370 access points. The company is aiming its new products at small and midsized businesses (SMBs) as well as the healthcare, hospitality and education verticals to enable admins who have a limited knowledge of IT to set up and manage their wireless services.

NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) — 5/20/2014

PC Mag, Samara Lynn

Netgear's AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) ($89.99) was released about the same time as the pricier Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200). The EX6100 is lower-priced because it's not as feature-packed (nor does it offer the same hardware specs) as the EX6200, which won our Editors' Choice award for Wi-Fi range extenders.

NETGEAR Adds New Wi-Fi Controller, Access Point for Schools — 5/19/2014

The Journal, Leila Meyer

Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools. According to the company, the products are designed to help schools support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) by making it easier to add users to the network quickly and easily.

NETGEAR Expands Hospitality, School WLAN Family — 5/19/2014

SmallNetBuilder, Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has added a new wireless controller and AP to its business-class wireless line. The ProSAFE WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller is focused on mid-sized business applications such as small to medium sized hotels / motels, schools and assisted living centers. It supports centralized management for all NETGEAR's current business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points and will support 802.11ac APs as they become available.

NETGEAR Targets It’s Core Business Markets with New Wireless LAN Solutions — 5/19/2014

Channel Line, Mark Cox

Networking vendor Netgear has announced two new solutions in its ProSAFE business-class wireless family, the WC7600 Premium Wireless Controller, and the WN370 Wall Mount Access Point. Both these offerings are designed for mid-sized hospitality facilities, K-12 schools, colleges, senior centers, assisted living centers, and other multi-tenant sites.

NETGEAR EX1600 WiFi Range Extender — 5/14/2014

Tech Bargains, Sarah Van Boerum

We were really pleased with the simplicity and performance of the EX6100. The device is able to support two WiFi networks simultaneously, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, not unlike most routers available on the market today.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 102 Dual-bay NAS — 5/12/2014

Tech Gage, Greg King

It’s been quite some time since we last checked out one of NETGEAR’s NAS offerings, so we’re going to use the ReadyNAS 102, a dual-bay offering, to help us get up to speed. Unlike the last ReadyNAS we looked at, the 102 features OS 6, and one of our favorite, understated features: Btrfs support.

The 9 Most Compelling Features of the Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk 5Ghz Smart WiFi Router — 5/8/2014

GadgetReview, Shawn Sanders

The AC1900 labeling means the Nighthawk can support physical tethered link rates up to 1300 mbps via the 5Ghz radio utilizing 802.1ac network standard. Yet it can simultaneously achieve 600 mbps with its 2.5hz radio using the older 802.11n. Note this is considerably higher than 450 mbps of older 2.6hz 802.11n solutions. In addition to the speed, here’s a quick rundown of the 9 most compelling features of the Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk 5Ghz Smart WiFi Router.

NETGEAR STS7000 is a tablet geared for home security — 4/24/2014

Android Community, Juan Carlos Torres

Most tablets are created for content consumption and games, but NETGEAR and smart home specialist iControl have something different in mind. While the NETGEAR STS7000 still has some features you'd expect from an Android tablet, it's raison d'être is being a gateway to a home security system and more.

NETGEAR announces STS7000 home security tablet — 4/24/2014

SlashGear, Nate Swanner

Part of the connected home initiative many are attempting to tackle is home security. NETGEAR and iControl have teamed up to make security a focus with thier new STS7000 unit. The touchscreen display will give you ful control over your home security, but can also be a hub for all things in your connected home.

Netgear first to support BitTorrent Sync on NAS — 4/16/2014

SlashGear, Shane McGlaun

BitTorrent Sync is a feature that was announced a while back that is designed to be a cloud-like storage device that lets the user sync files across multiple devices. These files don’t have a home on the web like most cloud storage services, rather the files are shared across all your devices. BitTorrent has announced a new twist for BitTorrent Sync.

BitTorrent Sync Now Works With Network Storage — 4/15/2014

Gizmodo, Marlo Agullar

Until today, though, you've only been able to use the BitTorrent Sync App with mobile devices and your computer. Now, you'll be able to use it with NAS as well, which makes a lot of sense because if you've got so much data that the cloud is inconvenient, you're likely to need some networked storage for backup. At launch, NetGear will be the first partner, with support starting immediately, but BitTorrent told us that they'll have more partners soon.

BitTorrent Sync Now Supports Network Attached Storage Devices — 4/15/2014

Ubergizmo, Adnan Farooqui

NetGear has signed on to be the first partner to launch a native BitTorrent Sync application, it can be accessed right away from the ReadNAS Add On page. All NetGear home and business products running OS6 will support this new feature, even Business Rackmount Storage series gets support. Additional partners will be announced in the near future.

Netgear Mingle mobile hotspot lands on Virgin Mobile — 4/3/2014

Android Community, Juan Carlos Torres

Virgin Mobile USA, together with Netgear, has announced the availability of the Netgear Mingle MobileHotspot. This little Internet-enabled device is designed to provide users with Internet anytime anywhere thanks to Virgin Mobile's Broadband2Go coverage.

Virgin Mobile debuts 4G LTE mobile hotspot in Netgear Mingle — 4/2/2014

AndroidGuys, Scott Webster

Virgin Mobile USA this week introduced its first 4G LTE mobile hotspot, the Netgear Mingle. Priced $99, the device piggybacks off of Sprint’s network and is equipped for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE speeds. According to Virgin Mobile, the Mingle allows for up to 10 devices to connect at once and features an 1800mAh battery good for 12.5 hours usage. The device features a 1.77-inch LCD display and can be paired with any of the prepaid data plans. Virgin Mobile users can purchase a 250MB bucket for $5/day, 1.5GB/month for $25, and 6GB for $55.

NetGear offers MSOs a DOCSIS 3.0 gateway — 3/31/2014

CED, Brian Santo

NetGear has introduced a DOCSIS 3.0 voice and data gateway for the service provider market that features DOCSIS transmission rates up to 1 GHz, and aggregate Wi-Fi throughput of 1.9 GHz. NetGear’s AC1900 Voice and Data Cable Gateway (C7000B) is designed to connect smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other devices in a home network.

Netgear D3 Gateway Builds In 1-Gig Potential — 3/31/2014

Multichannel News, Jeff Baumgartner

Targeting in-home wired and wireless throughputs approaching 1 Gbps, Netgear has launched a new DOCSIS 3.0-based voice/data services gateway that packs in dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a D3 chipset that’s capable of bonding up to 24 downstream channels and eight upstream channels.

Netgear Nighthawk Review: The Smart Router You Need — 3/22/2014

TechnoBuffalo, Roy Choi

I’ll be honest and reveal that I have been using the standard wireless router that my cable company provided when I signed up with them. For the most part it gets the job done. Or so I thought it did. However there are some spotty locations that just don’t get the full robustness of the interwebs and all it has to offer. Case in point would be the living room, which ironically has an issue with constant connectivity and consistent speeds. A pretty big bummer when you’re trying to stream content off of Netflix, Hulu or any other streaming service. So I’d have to suffer through many moments of buffering or recalibrating video quality, I was living like a caveman (albeit a caveman with high speed Internet).

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review — 3/22/2014

TweakTown, Tyler Bernath

When it comes to wireless routers, most of us just want something with ample performance that we don't have to constantly reset when network traffic gets a little heavy. For myself, I have been through many routers that have had this problem and--for the first few times at least--you think it's just a bug in the firmware that may go away and the router will live a happy life on your desk, shelf, or wherever. After a short while, the router may act up again leaving you looking for another solution that just works.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review — 3/21/2014

Legit Reviews, Ken Brown

Today we look at Netgear’s flagship dual-band router, the Nighthawk R7000. Legit Reviews has been evaluating Wireless-AC devices for a number of years and has put off upgrading from what we think is currently the best overall router, the Netgear R6300. While not the absolute fastest, nor the most customizable, the Netgear R6300 has been a rock-solid device that has never let us down with wireless drops or general reliability. While we absolutely love the R6300, the Nighthawk R7000 looks to make a huge step forward in performance and thus out interest in evaluating the device today.

Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) — 3/13/2014

PCMag, Samara Lynn

Netgear's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) is an excellent piece of hardware despite a few software hiccups after a firmware update. Five Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port make this extender a winning proposition

Netgear ProSAFE XS708E 10 Gigabit Switch Review — 3/11/2014

TweakTown, Chris Ramseyer

Netgear calls the XS708E the world's first SMB switch with 10 gigabit connectivity, but we think it's much more than that. Virtualization is on the rise in many market segments, and the low price mixed with the features offered make this product attractive for many markets. It's difficult to get away from talking about the price because regardless of everything else, this switch is clearly the market leader at this time. Other companies have started to talk about low cost 10GbE SMB products, but Netgear has already delivered.

Review: Netgear WN203 Wins On Performance, Simplicity, Cost — 2/21/2014

CRN, Edward Correia

With technology as complex as networking, the simplest solution is often the best. That's what we found when testing the WN203 ProSafe Single-Band Wireless N access point from Netgear. About the size of a paperback, the WN203 mounts easily on a ceiling, wall or table, connects with a single Power-over-Ethernet cable and can be set up in just a few minutes through Netgear's browser-based management pages or the included setup utility.

Netgear's Cable Modem Routers Will Free You From Rental Fees — 2/19/2014

Hot Hardware, Paul Lilly

Netgear is determined to save you a bit of jingle each month by launching a pair of new cable modem router devices: N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3700) and N300 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router (C3000). Both devices combine the functionality of a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a wireless router, meaning you can serve up Internet connectivity throughout your home and avoid paying your ISP cable modem rental fees, which can add up over time.

NETGEAR Announces Cable Modem Router Pair — 2/19/2014

SmallNetBuilder, Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has added two cable modem N class wireless routers. The C3700 N600 Dual-Band WiFi Cable Modem Router and C3000 N300 WiFi Cable Modem Router integrate 8x4 CableLabs-certified DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems into N600 and N300 class routers. The C3700 supports simultaneous dual-band link rates of up to 300 Mbps in each band, while the C3000 supports the same link rate in 2.4 GHz only.

NETGEAR CES 2014 New Products Showcase — 1/20/2014

By Hank Tolman

NETGEAR rushed out the gate full force as CES 2014 started with a flurry of new products designed to improve network bandwidth and signal strength for the home or small office. Their two newest WiFi range extenders even won prestigious innovations awards. Benchmark Reviews met up with NETGEAR at their invitation-only suite during CES 2014 to get a look at the newest products and technologies being released.

AT&T Unite Pro 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Review — 1/20/2014

Legit Reviews, Brian Nyhuis

Mobile hotspots are nothing new to the market, but manufacturers like coming up with new ways to make them more user friendly, modernized in both appearance and functionality, and have a greater battery life. AT&T recently released the Unite Pro 4G LTE hotspot, manufactured by Netgear, which packs a 2.4 inch QVGA 64k color capacitive touch screen, a giant 4020mAh battery, LTE Advanced support, and even dual-band WiFi.

NETGEAR ReadyDATA 516 — 1/17/2014

Business Tech Edge, Staff

Its ReadyDATA series of storage systems targets the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and mid-size enterprise owner. Billed as enterprise-class storage, it is less expensive and easier to use than traditional enterprise offerings. In May 2013, NETGEAR expanded the portfolio with the introduction of the ReadyDATA 516—the first in the network attached storage (NAS) family in desktop form.

NETGEAR @ CES 2014 — 1/14/2014

Missing Remote, Andrew Van Til

NETGEAR didn’t have a ton to show in the consumer space at CES, but they did have two very interesting 802.11AC range extenders on hand and their Trek travel router on hand. There are a few things that make these devices interesting. First off, until now if you wanted to bridge an 802.11AC network it required two routers - like the NETGEAR R7000. Having a specialized product cuts the cost down dramatically, the two stream AC750 should cost $90 and the three stream AC1200 will run $129. More importantly, both of these devices are two radio extenders – meaning that there are discrete radios for send and receive so bandwidth won’t be halved.

Netgear, Facebook Partner on WiFi for Small Businesses — 1/13/2014

eWeek, Nathan Eddy

Network specialist Netgear and social media giant Facebook are partnering to help bring WiFi to the customers of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) through an application that enables merchants to provide free Internet access to their customers when they "check in" at the business’ Facebook Page.

Netgear Puts A Set-Top On A Stick — 1/6/2014

Multichannel News, Jeff Baumgartner

Las Vegas – International CES 2014 -- Netgear is the latest CE vendor to throw its hat into the emerging market of HDMI-connect set-top sticks. Netgear, follling a path blazed by devices such as the Google Chromecast, Sony Bravia Smart Stick and the Roku Streaming stick, has launched the NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle, a device with on-board 802.11ac WIFi and 1080p/60 HD decoding that will initially hit the market in the first half of 2014 with support for the Android app platform. The device will also be outfitted with Miracast, a protocol that lets users send video and other Internet-sourced content from a mobile device to the TV.

Netgear wants to replace your cable box with a Chromecast-sized Android dongle — 1/6/2014

GigaOM, Janko Roettgers

Honey, they shrunk the cable box: Netgear introduced a new TV dongle called the NeoMediacast, also known as NTV300D, at CES Monday that seems partially inspired by Google’s Chromecast. The NTV300D is going to be sold to pay TV operators, who may lease or resell it to their customers. In other words, Netgear aiming to replace the cable box with a USB flash drive-sized stick that gets plugged into a TV’s HDMI port.

NetGear targets service provider market with camera, video dongle — 1/6/2014

CED, Brian Santo

NetGear is launching a line of HD cameras designed for some of the peculiar requirements of service providers who have home automation offerings. Simultaneously, the company is introducing an Android-based HDMI dongle that service providers can use in lieu of a set-top box (STB) to provide a basic video tier accompanied by Android apps, which can include a guide and storefront. The dongle is being positioned as a service provider alternative to devices such as Google’s Chromecast or Apple’s AppleTV.

Polygon Gift Guide: Gear — 12/22/2013

Polygon, Arthur Gies

A good router is a great investment (and a great gift) for just about anybody that plays games, and this is where Netgear's recently released Nighthawk comes in. It's got a powerful set of three antennas that will increase range and connection speeds in just about any location, including apartment buildings full of competing wireless signals. It also lets you prioritize gaming traffic on your network at the touch of a button, and it's got 802.11AC for some point in the future when devices that support this faster standard become more widespread.

Netgear ReadyNAS 104 Four Bay Consumer NAS Review — 12/18/2013

TweakTown, Tyler Bernath

Typically, home users have been subjected to very few, true performance NAS products. If you wanted true performance, you had to reach a little deeper into your pocket, and pull out a bit more of that hard earned money. With Netgear being an industry leader in network storage solutions, it seems only fitting that they would offer top to bottom storage solutions for every sector of the market. Today, on this crisp winter morning, we will be looking over the Netgear ReadyNAS 104.

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R7000) – Specs, Features, and Everything You Need to Know (Review) — 12/12/2013

Online Gadget Store, Heidi Speare

Netgear is on the cutting-edge of pioneering new generation Wi-Fi standard that would transfigure high-end Wi-Fi routers. Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 a Smart Wi-Fi Router received its final consent from IEEE standards for 802.11ac wireless networking, creating a benchmark for delivering prodigious features and performance leaving miles away the 802.11n gear. Isn’t this really gripping?

Netgear ProSAFE XS712T L2+ 10GbE Switch Review — 12/11/2013

TweakTown, Chris Ramseyer

Ever since the Taiwanese NAS manufactures included 10GbE capabilities to their products, I've been in the 10GbE network market. Until now your options were limited to enterprise, expensive paired with lucky, or enterprise paired with more expensive. Searching the used market is little help. Early 10GbE came from a connector called CX4. Just as with gigabit Ethernet, fiber brought 10GbE out of the largest data centers, but fiber can be expensive since each end takes an optical transceiver. The natural progression is to copper lines, but it takes time for technology to move from the top down.

Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS Review — 12/9/2013

TweakTown, Chris Ramseyer

If you are a regular reader of NAS reviews at TweakTown, then you wouldn't know that Netgear sells more NAS products than any other company. The reason why is because this is the first Netgear NAS we've ever tested at TweakTown. Yes, it does seem odd, especially since the Infrant Technology, the NAS maker Netgear acquired to develop the Netgear NAS program, sponsored the second NAS I ever reviewed prior to the May 2007 acquisition. Over the years, we've reached out to Netgear but never had any luck getting ReadyNAS products in for review. That's changed now. Today we look at the Netgear ReadyNAS 516, a business class unit with flagship level specifications.

Netgear WN203 is functional Wi-Fi AP for businesses — 12/6/2013

FierceCIO, Paul Mah

The Netgear WN203 is a single band 802.11n Wi-Fi access point (AP) designed to offer enterprise security features for small businesses or branch offices of larger organizations. The device is positioned as a business-grade AP with a consumer-centric suggested retail price of $145. We evaluate a review unit that Netgear shipped to us.

Level Up Your Wireless Network with Netgear — 12/4/2013

Geek Dad, Zed

I can scarcely remember a time when I didn’t own a Netgear wireless router. It’s not that I’m brand-loyal, mind you, but rather because Netgear always seemed to have a solid enough product in my usually meager price range. So suffice it to say that when I was offered a chance to check out their new Nighthawk AC1900 – a dual-band gigabit router that retails for around $250 – as a part of the recently launched Netgear Ambassador Program, I was intrigued but skeptical.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN102 Review — 11/28/2013

Slashgear, Brittany Hillen

Netgear revealed its ambitious network storage plans early this year, rolling out the red carpet for an eventual launch of a handful of ReadyNAS units that would complement the ReadyNAS Duo v2 that we reviewed in 2011. We got our hands on one of these new units, the ReadyNAS RN102, a 2-bay connected device that offers up to 8TB of storage, which places it a step below the similarly-launched RN104. At about the same price of the Duo v2, the RN102 takes things up a notch in the hardware department, but is it ultimately worth the upgrade?

11 cool tech gifts this holiday season — 11/26/2013

New York Daily News, Samuel Ebenezer

This one’s for the gamer in your life. The Nighthawk WiFi router is hardly attractive (it’s way too big and bulky), and it doesn’t deliver great performance over the 2.4 gHz bandwidth. However, it’s built for gamers, with Quality-of-Service settings that easily let you tweak your network to show preference to gaming streams or video streams. It’s an easily customizable WiFi unit that’s perfect for geeks and Internet control freaks who like to micromanage priorities and settings. Best of all, the interface makes it all simple and easy to set up. And any router dubbed the “Nighthawk” has to be kind of cool, right?

Review: Netgear ReadyNAS 312 - A New Family of Storage with Enhanced Cloud Support — 11/25/2013

ChannelproSMB, James E. Gaskin

Netgear, one of the earliest and most prolific suppliers of desktop NAS (Network Attached Storage) appliances for small and medium sized businesses, has a new line of storage boxes with an upgrade that includes the operating system, the user interface, and the file system. We tested the ReadyNAS 312, a 2-disk unit that comes diskless or filled with two 3.5 or 2.5 inch disks (SSD or SATA).

Netgear Rolls Out Top-of-the-Line ReadyNAS 716 — 11/21/2013

Channelpro SMB, James Gaskin

Netgear’s new top-of-the-line desktop NAS, the ReadyNAS 716, runs on a quad-core Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E3-1225v2 3.2GHz processor and 16GB of ECC memory, and includes two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports along with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Being the first desktop NAS to include 10GBase-T Ethernet support is the foundation for the company’s speed claims, along with an upgrade of the ReadyNAS operating system to version 6. Netgear’s ReadyNAS 716 (RN716X) has the power to support up to 500 concurrent users and stream multiple Blu-ray high-definition movies at once.

AT&T Unite Pro keeps you connected and charged on the go — 11/19/2013

SlashGear, Shane McGlaun

AT&T has unveiled a new mobile device called the Unite Pro. The device is a gadget produced in cooperation with Netgear. The Unite Pro is two devices in one with the ability to set up a mobile hotspot and keep your devices charged on the go. The Unite Pro can create a 4G LTE mobile hotspot for connecting up to 15 devices. It supports dual-band WiFi and LTE-A networking. The device also features a 2.4-inch touchscreen. That touchscreen can be used to configure settings for the mobile device.

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 716 Gets Xeon 3.2GHz CPU and 16GB of RAM — 11/18/2013

Ubergizmo, Hubert Nguyen

NETGEAR has just announced the ReadyNAS 716, a powerful Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for business usage that NETGEAR says is powerful enough to serve 150 concurrent 1080p video streams… if your network can support it. To achieve this level of performance, NETGEAR has tapped into a powerful Xeon (Ivy Bridge) E3-1225v2 quad-core CPU from Intel which runs at 3.2GHz and is couple with 16GB of RAM (ECC memory). More importantly, NETGEAR has chosen to connect via a 10Gb Ethernet protocol, and even features two Ethernet ports on this NAS, in case one of them fails for some reason (and no, you cannot aggregate the bandwidth of both ports).

NETGEAR Announces Dual 10 GbE NAS — 11/18/2013

Small Net Builder, Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has launched what it claims is the world's fastest desktop NAS. The ReadyNAS 716 is a six-bay desktop NAS based on a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E3-1225v2 processor and 16 GB of ECC RAM. Six hot-swappable bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" solid state and hard SATA drives.

Review: Netgear Zing mobile hotspot for Sprint — 11/15/2013

Electronista, Justin King

Netgear is better known for its home networking gear, however the company's Zing hotspot aims to make a dent in the mobile market. With support for Sprint's LTE network and a touch-based management interface, the Zing packs on a few extra features that are hard to find among the competition. In our full review, we take the hotspot and a handful of data-hungry devices out for a road trip.

Netgear Wifi Analytics (for Android) — 10/28/2013

PCMag, Samara Lynn

While the Netgear Wi-Fi Analytics app is simple, and provides no customization options, it's useful and efficient at displaying basic wireless network information that can be used to optimize the wireless networking experience. It's an easy 4 out of 5 stars for networking utilities.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) — 10/25/2013

PCMag, Samara Lynn

The Nighthawk$199.99 at Amazon, is Netgear's latest router in the company's premium dual-band 802.11ac router line-up. The router looks as cool as its name suggests, with a trapezoid design and flared sides. The shape is reminiscent of the famed fighter jet of the same name. Yet the Nighthawk (model R7000) is not just dressed to impress: Excellent speeds on the 5GHz band when paired with Netgear's latest mini 11ac A6100 USB adapter and enhanced Quality-of-Service (QoS) that really shortens the time to buffer and stream video make the Nighthawk one of the top 802.11ac routers currently on the market for heavy-duty throughput tasks.

NETGEAR Launches New ProSAFE Gigabit SmartSwitch — 10/21/2013

SMB Nation, Heather L

Earlier today, NETGEAR, Inc. announced the availability of the new ProSAFE 16-port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch, the GS516TP. NETGEAR explained that this device is designed for SMB workloads and can operate on either AC or PoE (Power over Ethernet).

NETGEAR Nighthawk Router, Ideal for Gamers and Streaming — 10/4/2013

Technology Tell, Stanley Goodner

NETGEAR has just launched its latest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router geared toward online gaming and video streaming. The Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) provides superior speed and range. The Nighthawk packs a powerful 1Ghz dual core processor along with USB 3.0 for power and connectivity. Combined with the ultra-fast WiFi connection, this router is ideal for homes that have multiple mobile devices that demand bandwidth. Namely gaming and video.

Netgear reveals router "ideal" for gamers — 10/2/2013

Game Spot, Eddie Makuch

Netgear has announced an all-new router described as "ideal" for gamers. Known officially as the Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000), the router claims to soar above the competition to provide the "best performance" with the "world's fastest" WiFi speed.

Next-gen Routers are here with Netgear's Nighthawk — 10/1/2013

Polygon, Arthur Gies

After five days with the Nighthawk, I'm ready to put down the 200 dollars. First, back to my appointment. Netgear put together an impressive and at times exhausting presentation. The Nighthawk is designed for "gaming, streaming, and mobile connections," per their slide show. The new router is what Netgear is calling AC 1900 — meaning that in addition to the 1300mbps speeds of the 802.11ac standard, it's also packing a more powerful 802.11n radio that supports up to 600mbps (twice as much as my current router, the aforementioned E3000). As important is the processing power inside of the Nighthawk, according to Harpalani: a 1Ghz dual core processor and 256MB of RAM. These specs allow for the Nighthawk's main selling point: quality of service prioritization for games and streaming media.

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Brings World’s Fastest Home Speeds — 10/1/2013

Slash Gear, Chris Burns

Supposing you’re wanting to make the most of your best-in-class internet connection at home, the folks at Netgear have brought forth the likes of their Smart WiFi Router by the name of “Nighthawk.” They saw the need for such a high-powered device in the everyday home environment, and they made it a reality. Here you’ll find the AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) prepared for the common market, rolling out with a 1GHz dual-core processor, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, and Netgear Beamforming+ technology to boot.

Netgear ProSafe GS724T Switch Review — 7/26/2013

By Staff

The Netgear ProSafe GS724T Switch features twenty-four copper 10/100/1000 ports and two SFP 100/1000 ports and is designed for small businesses utilizing the switch for applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, and network security. The 24 ports copper ports use standard RJ45 Ethernet connections and auto-negotiate for transfers, while the SFP ports can support large data transfers and other mission-critical requirements.

NETGEAR Bulks Up ReadyNAS Rackmount Family — 7/22/2013

By Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has added two more Intel-powered ReadyNAS rackmounts. The ReadyNAS 3220 and ReadyNAS 4220 are successors to the ReadyNAS 3200 and 4200. Both are 12 bay 2U rackmount NASes that take 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard or solid-state hot-swappable drives.

Netgear ProSecure UTM150 Review — 7/19/2013

By Staff

To keep things up to date users can also select automatic update options, scaling from 15 minutes to once per week, to make sure virus definitions are always current. VPNs aren't left out of the mix either, with the UTM150 having support for up to 150 site-to-site links or 75 SSL VPN tunnels. When it comes down to it, the ProSecure UTM150 brings with it many powerful filtering options that don't take an entire IT department to configure or maintain.

Sprint to launch first batch of tri-band 4G LTE hardware on July 19 — 7/15/2013

By Alex Wagner

After initially announcing its first batch of tri-band 4G LTE mobile broadband products earlier this year, Sprint today revealed when consumers will actually be able to get their mitts on the new hardware. Sprint says that the MiFi 500 LTE from Novatel (shown above), the Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot (shown below), the Netgear 341U USB Modem and will hit its yellow shelves on July 19. Pricing and features for each model are as follows.

Netgear M7100 Switch Review (XSM7224) — 7/15/2013

By StorageReview Enterprise Lab

The Netgear M7100 is a fully managed switch that features twenty-four 10GBase-T ports and 4 SFP+ ports and is designed for virtualization and aggregating 10GbE access layer switches. The 24 ports of 10GBase-T use the standard RJ45 Ethernet connection and support Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE speeds with auto-negotiation for speeds.

Netgear's R6100 router hits 802.11ac speeds for $100, available now — 7/3/2013

By Timothy J. Seppala

The R6100 is the latest addition to Netgear's 2013 router lineup and retails for an easier-to-justify price than its siblings. For $100, the 802.11ac-generating square will connect to the new Macbook Air's upgraded wireless, with a dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz a/b/g/n antenna ensuring compatibility with your first-gen Zune.

Netgear's R6100 Router Boasts 802.11ac Connectivity for a Benjamin — 7/3/2013

By Paul Lilly

Now might not be the best time to upgrade your home networking equipment to 802.11ac since a final standard has yet to be ratified, but if you're gung-ho to make the leap anyway, there are plenty of companies that will oblige. Count Netgear among them. Not only is Netgear offering an upgrade path to 802.11ac, it's new R6100 dual-band router is $100, a relatively cheap price tag considering it's a next-generation router.

NETGEAR Shipping N300 PoE Access Point — 6/17/2013

By Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has announced a PoE-powered N300 small-biz access point. The NETGEAR WN203 ProSAFE Single-Band Wireless-N Access Point is a 2.4 GHz N300 class access point aimed at small business buyers. It includes dual internal antennas and two RP-SMA connectors for adding optional higher-gain external antennas.

Test Time For Netgear’s 1 Gig DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway — 6/3/2013

By Jeff Baumgartner

A DOCSIS 3.0-powered device from Netgear that’s capable of producing downstream bursts of 1 Gbps is in “multiple” lab trials and is starting to enter field trials, according to Naveen Chhangani, director of product management for Netgear’s service provider unit. That’s his progress report about six months after Netgear became the first DOCSIS vendor to achieve CableLabs certification for a data/voice gateway that can bond 24 downstream channels – enough to produce max downstream speeds of 960 Mbps using 6MHz-wide channels (in North American DOCSIS configurations), and eclipse the 1 Gbps mark in EuroDOCSIS systems that utilize 8MHz-wide channel spacing.

Netgear ProSafe Plus XS708E 10GbE Switch Review — 5/31/2013

By Kevin O’Brien

The Netgear ProSafe Plus XS708E 10GbE switch is part of a new family of ProSafe switches that are designed for SMBs to address the concerns of both enormous network traffic growth and the increasing performance capabilities of networked storage. Most storage arrays are sold with 10GbE these days either standard or as a reasonably priced option and 10GbE is likewise gaining traction in the server market. While gigabit Ethernet remains the standard, the benefits of 10GbE are immense, but a long time stumbling block has been the capital investment in equipment to support the interconnect, especially for small businesses.

NETGEAR R6250 Smart WiFi Router Reviewed — 5/30/2013

By Tim Higgins

Now that I've retested NETGEAR's top-of-line draft 802.11ac R6300, we can proceed to the first of its new 11ac routers to be powered by Broadcom's second-generation router SoC. Like the R6300, the R6250 is a "Smart" router, running its "genie" admin GUI, with Android and iOS apps for remote access and admin control. Unlike the R6300, the R6250 is an "AC1600" router.

NETGEAR 802.11ac A6200 USB WiFi Adapter Runs Through The Lab — 5/18/2013

By Sean Kalinich

When we first saw that the NETGEAR A6200 was a USB 2.0 device we were concerned about performance. After all there is a limit to how much data you can push through a USB 2.0 port. Sadly this limit is below what 802.11ac is capable of. We were glad to see that even with that limitation you still get great performance and with fairly small price tag.

Netgear Shows Off Connectivity Platforms for Small Businesses — 5/13/2013

By Nathan Eddy

Networking specialist Netgear is highlighting its suite of connectivity solutions for the smart home and small businesses at the MedPi trade show in Monaco, including the Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1-Port (XAVB5401), a new-generation 500M bps product that extends Internet access to any electrical outlet, supporting faster speeds for applications such as HDTV, multiple HD or 3D video streams, streaming multimedia and multiplayer gaming.

Netgear Launches ReadyData 516 Desktop Device — 5/10/2013

By Nathan Eddy

Networking solutions specialist Netgear announced an addition to the ReadyData family—the first device in desktop form, ReadyData 516, which is aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). The device provides edge-to-core data protection, which enables a business to manage storage centrally and replicate data from a remote or branch office to corporate headquarters or a central site.

Netgear Announces ReadyDATA 516 — 5/7/2013

By Josh Shaman

Netgear has announced the ReadyDATA 516 6-bay NAS unit designed with enterprise-class features and simple usability for SMBs. The ReadyDATA 516 is a great fit for organizations that don't have a data center or for an application such as multiple branch offices requiring on-site storage used in conjunction with the ReadyDATA 5200 2U 12-bay NAS.

NETGEAR M4100-D12G Intelligent Edge Switch Reviewed — 5/1/2013

By Doug Reid

The M4100 carriers NETGEAR's lifetime warranty, which gives me confidence in the reliability of a network device. I've been using NETGEAR switches for years and haven't had one fail yet. I had a few challenges figuring out some of the configurations on the M4100, but overall, my experience with the M4100-D12G was positive. I recommend you consider NETGEAR's M4100 switches if you're looking to aggregate and route inter-VLAN traffic on your network!

NETGEAR XS708E ProSafe Plus 10GbE Switch — 4/29/2013

By Bruce Normann

There are other 10GbE models in the ProSAFE product line that have more capabilities than the XS708E, more ports, more management features, etc. and they all push the price/performance line down from where it was. The XS708E has the potential for making the biggest impact though, because the price is so attractive. The barrier to implementing 10GbE in your SMB is virtually gone, as of now.

Netgear boosts 802.11ac WiFi performance with Beamforming+ firmware upgrade — 4/23/2013

By Brittany Hillen

On Monday, Netgear added support for Beamforming+ to its R6300 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit router, as well as its A6200 USB adapter, offering users better wireless Internet performance and reliability. For those who already have one (or both) of the devices, a firmware update has also been rolled out that adds Beamforming+ support to the devices. With the added support, users will see their 802.11ac gain additional speed, among other things.

Netgear 802.11ac update adds beamforming, delivers up to 60 percent faster WiFi — 4/22/2013

By Jon Fingas

Although Netgear was one of the quickest out of the gates with 802.11ac WiFi hardware, that doesn't mean its hardware is the quickest today: without beamforming to optimize the signal, it risks trailing behind newcomers who've had more time to prepare. Starting with the R6300 router and A6200 USB adapter, the company will soon catch up through a firmware update that rolls in support for the beamforming standard.

Netgear Rolls Out Another 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router — 4/8/2013

By Paul Lilly

The new R6520 Smart Wi-Fi router from Netgear is the company's newest product to support the 802.11ac wireless standard, and it's designed specifically for people who care more about the draft specification than with having the fastest 802.11n Wi-Fi performance in the 2.4GHz band. It's armed with a dual-core 800MHz engine to enable combined Wi-Fi connections at speeds up to 1600Mbps.

Broadband Forum holds industry's First G.vector interoperability plugfest for VDSL2 — 3/27/2013

By Broadband Forum

Fifteen companies met in Durham, NH, USA during the week of February 25 – March 1, 2013, to participate in the first wide scale interoperability testing of equipment implementing ITU-T G.vector for VDSL2. This plugfest, the first of a planned series of interoperability events organized by the Broadband Forum, and hosted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), was focused on detailed testing of G.vector functionality.

Netgear's ReadyNAS 6.0 OS Targets SMBs, SOHOs — 3/25/2013

By Joe Kovar

Netgear rolled out a new series of NAS appliances to go with a new version of its ReadyNAS operating system. With the unveiling of its ReadyNAS 6.0, Netgear also finally standardizes on a single operating system rather than the three it had been using, said Matt Phanke, senior manager of product marketing for the San Jose, Calif.-based company’s storage business.

NETGEAR Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point Review — 3/23/2013

By HardwareHeaven

We have looked at a number of NETGEAR devices recently, from state of the art routers featuring Wireless-AC technology to Music Extenders and WiFi range enhancers. Today we are looking at a wireless access point that utilises Powerline technology to access the router and share the connection via WiFi - the Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point

Netgear Introduces 4 New ReadyNAS Products — 3/20/2013

By Rachel Cericola

Netgear is giving you a new place to store all of your digital files. The company just debuted a slew of new networked-attached-storage (NAS) products, all of which run on the brand-new ReadyNAD OS 6. That OS basically means that each of these products are designed to make storage easy—as in, you should really have a central spot for all of your digital stuff.

Netgear launches ReadyNAS line of storage solutions — 3/18/2013

By Craig Lloyd

While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the network-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today’s announcement of the company’s new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.

Netgear ReadyNAS with OS 6 Released — 3/18/2013

By Josh Shaman

While Netgear is mostly known for its vast line of networking equipment, like routers, switches, and hubs, the company has dabbled a bit in the networNetgear has announced availability of its new ReadyNAS products that are spread across three series all running on a new OS. The new NAS also utilizes redesigned hardware and a sleek, modern GUI. Compared to previous models, one significant change that Netgear has implemented is that all of its new NAS units will run unified on ReadyNas OS 6, while previous generations ran different OS versions. Designed for home users and SMB, Netgear is also making an important offering by providing real-time anti-virus protection and unlimited snapshots across the entire ReadyNas line, regardless of unit cost or drive configuration.k-attached storage realm, but they never fully dove into the trade. However, today’s announcement of the company’s new ReadyNAS storage lineup looks to make a splash in the SMB storage market.

Netgear Launches ReadyNAS Line — 3/18/2013

By Josh Shaman

Netgear today introduced two new network-attached storage (NAS) devices, the ReadyNAS 100 and 300. With these releases Netgear is taking its next step in simplifying its design and branding, said Matt Pahnke, the company’s senior marketing manager for storage.

NETGEAR Rolls Out All New ReadyNASes — 3/18/2013

By Tim Higgins

NETGEAR has revamped its entire ReadyNAS product line with five new desktop models in three new ReadyNAS families with an completely overhauled new OS. The entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series is powered by a 1.2 GHz Marvell Armada 370 CPU with 512 MB of RAM. The two-bay version has one Gigabit Ethernet LAN port while the four-bay has two ports.