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.
Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4500
16 March 2012
Summary: The $180 Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4500 is our current top pick because of its easy setup, superb range and speed, dual USB ports, and lower cost than the Cisco Linksys E4200v2. Some may want to wait for the Netgear Media Storage Router WNDR4700, which will have many of the same features, plus a new slim design, a scheduled back-up system and better media server support. As it stands, though, the N900 is the king of the router hill.
Pros: Fast wireless performance, Excellent range, Web-based setup works on iPads, Dual USB ports
Summary: Aside from the oddly slow USB read performance—and the absurd “900” branding—we can’t find a single flaw in the WNDR4500. If you have the budget, this is the router to buy. $180, www.netgear.com Correction : The WNDR4500 is equipped with two USB 2.0 ports, not two USB 3.0 ports as this review originally reported.
Pros: Exceedingly fast; dual USB 2.0 ports; DLNA certified.
Cons: Slower than WNDR3700 when reading files from attached USB hard drive.
Netgear's N900 offers wireless networking speeds up to 450Mbps, as well as Gigabit Ethernet
Good Gear Guide.au
28 May 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