Summary: We are glad about NETGEAR WNDR4500 wireless router we tested. It showed sustainable data transfer speeds both in wired and wireless network segments. But there was one thing which we were really surprised at a lot, and it's the device performance with PPTP. We haven't ever seen such speeds for PPTP tunnelling without encryption on SOHO devices.
Pros: Support of two wireless frequency ranges, Presence of traffic meter, Ability to block unauthorized USB-devices, High data transmission speed via PPTP
Excerpt: Netgear has been a favorite manufacturer of computer networking devices for computer users and enthusiasts worldwide since they were formed back in 1996. Since then, they have become a trusted name in wireless technology and have been hanging their hat on their currently flagship router, the N900 WNDR4500 Dual-Band wireless router.
Summary: New N900 wireless provides up to 450+450 Mbps speed and supports simultaneous dual-band technology, which should improve wireless range and deliver better connections for larger homes and multiple devices. It features four Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB ports for additional connectivity.
Excerpt: It’s easy to become jaded when you review as much cutting-edge hardware as we do. We try not to be curmudgeons, but we do get grumpy when next-gen hardware fails to make a leap in performance—or worse, when it falls behind the gear it’s intended to supplant. So we’re happy to report that benchmarking Netgear’s new WNDR4500 left us grinning from ear to ear. This is the fastest router we’ve ever tested, and it’s packed with new features.
Pros: Exceedingly fast; dual USB 2.0 ports; DLNA certified.
Cons: Slower than WNDR3700 when reading files from attached USB hard drive.
Conclusion: There's plenty to like about the Netgear WNDR4500. It's compact and neatly designed, and the setup process is tremendously straightforward. Right now, Netgear's Genie app is of more interest to novice users, but if the company can deliver on the upgrades it has told us about, it may prove its worth to the more technically-minded. Wireless performance proved stable and connection speeds good, and - for basic file sharing and streaming, at least - the USB ports are useful.
Netgear WNDR4500 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router review
2 November 2012
Excerpt: With all the hype around 802.11ac it’s easy to forget that 802.11n is still the most prevalent Wi-Fi standard in use and can still deliver excellent value and speed. We’ve been mightily impressed by recent Netgear routers, especially the 802.11ac R6300, but although they’ve delivered great performance, not all of them have provided the more comprehensive features of rivals, such as a print server.
Netgear's N900 offers wireless networking speeds up to 450Mbps, as well as Gigabit Ethernet
Good Gear Guide.au
6 June 2012
Summary: Netgear's N900 is a fast unit when it comes to wireless networking, and is a decent solution for those of you who can't wait until 802.11ac routers. Both its short and long range results were impressive in our tests. You pay quite a price for that speed though.
Pros: Excellent close range speed, Good long range performance, Reliable throughout our test period
Cons: No ReadyShare Cloud feature, Data transfer from USB a little slow, Price