NETGEAR led off it’s new product introductions this morning with the RangeMax Dual Band Router, and with good reason. Much of what the company is focusing on is their proprietary antenna arrangement and their manufacture from metamaterials, giving their products stronger signal across the network.
The RangeMax supports 802.11g devices as well as clients based on 2.4 and 5 GHz Wireless-N along with 802.11n draft 2.0 single and dual band. The 8 antennas and support for 5 GHz utilize 23 non-overlapping channels allowing the unit to avoid interference from household appliances. The unit also features QoS to prioritize network traffic.
Another version featuring the same 8 internal antennas is the RangeMax Wireless N Gigabit Router. This five port unit costs $159.
The NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500) incorporates an ultra-fast five-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch (one Gigabit Ethernet WAN and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports), to deliver the fastest possible wireless-to-wired network performance, and an array of eight internal Antennas to reduce the effects of RF interference and maximize wireless performance and range.
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