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NETGEAR Wireless Router - N900 Dual Band Gigabit (WNDR4500v1)

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  • Wireless N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router with WiFi Speeds up to 900 Mbps (450 + 450) ideal for HD video streaming and other demaning applications
  • Security - Best in class (WPA/WPA2?PSK) and WEP and Push ?N? Connect ensures a quick and secure network connection using WiFi Protected Setup? (WPS)
  • NETGEAR Genie? ? Easy dashboard control to manage, monitor and repair your home network
  • WiFi Range - Simulateous Dual Band doubles bandwidth while reducing WiFi interefearece and is ideal for larger homes with many connected devices
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Technical Details

  • DC in Jack
  • Mac Compatible

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 3.4 x 12.8 inches ; 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B005KG44V0
  • Item model number: WNDR4500-100NAS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,196 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2011

Product Description

The NETGEAR N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router delivers the ultimate performance and range, with a fast, reliable and secure wireless connection to the Internet. Create a powerful home network for applications such as streaming 3DHD video and multiplayer gaming. New N900 wireless provides up to 450 + 450 Mbps speed and with simultaneous dual band technology avoids interference ensuring top WiFi speeds. Two USB ports enable connections to external hard drives and printers.IPv6 support (Internet Protocol Version 6).

From the Manufacturer

N900 WiFi
  • Apple Time Machine compatible
  • Expand TiVo Storage to shared USB drive
  • Readyshare Printer

NETGEAR N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router

The N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router delivers 450+450Mbps speed and with simultaneous dual-band technology avoids interference ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections.

  • Faster WiFi speed 450+450 – Up to 900 Mbps
  • WiFi range for large homes
  • Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer
  • IPv6 Compatible—Future-proof your network

Speed, Range and Availability

Range—For larger homes

Faster WiFi—Up to 450+450 Mbps

Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming & video

Simultaneous dual band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

Advanced QoS—Optimized for smooth HD streaming & gaming


DLNA—Find & play your media on DLNA TVs & game consoles

Readyshare USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via two (2) USB 2.0 port

Readyshare Printer—Wirelessly access & share a USB printer

Time Machine—Automatic Mac backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router


Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

Guest network access—Separate & secure access for guests

Secure WiFi connections—Highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

N300 Wireless Router N750 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router R6200 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router R6300 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Combined WiFi Speed N300 N750 N900 AC1167 AC1750
WiFi Range Good Better Better Best Best
WiFi Transmit Power To Maximize Range Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
No. Of USB Ports 0 1 2 1 2
Ethernet Ports – 4 LAN + 1 WAN Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
USB Storage Access Speed Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
Genie – Dashboard Control
ReadySHARE Print
Time Machine Compatible
TIVO Extended Storage

Package Contents
  • N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500v2)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Premium Feature Booklet

Netgear genie App

Netgear genie makes installation almost effortless. Genie also allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network from a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

  • Home network manager
  • Makes any printer AirPrint compatible
  • Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect – Scan QR code to connect
  • Ultra fast file transfer across devices in your home network

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It was very easy to install and works great.
Nothing worked, and the router continued to drop the internet and needed to be rebooted at least once a day, but usually more like 3-5 times per day.
Amazon customer
My last two NetGear routers only lasted three and six months consecutively with this unit shown here working for just over a year.
Danny Papageorgiou

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

682 of 702 people found the following review helpful By WMWM on September 23, 2011
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Let me start off with this, the WNDR4500 is probably The best router you can buy that offers this kind of speed and usability.

Cheap wireless N routers do 150mbps

Good ones do 300mbps on both 2.4 and 5ghz range

Expensive ones get 300mbps on 2.4 and 450mbps on the 5ghz range

This router does 450mbps on BOTH 2.4 and 5ghz

Only 1 other router currently has this capability, a trendnet router, but it offers none of the user friendly capabilities as this one does. Its so fast, There are a very small number of wifi adapters that will even be able to utilize all 450mbps (most of them intel), so this router should remain top of the line for a good while.

If you are a router junkie, you might know that this router is a true upgrade to the renown WNDR3700 , rather then the WNDR4000. This router packs efficient high power amps on both the 2.4 and 5ghz antennas, meaning better throughput throughout the house and better signal and coverage. Whereas I used to get 3 bars in my room, I now get a full 5.

There is also a full host of features on this router,features any high end router has, such as gigabit connections, full range of led status lights, separate guest networks on both bands, etc.

Now, the router dosnt come with a CD, but that's a plus, you just open a webpage after connecting to the router it will have a prebuilt SSID and password) and type in routerlogin.net or and press enter. There you will be directed to the "netgear Genie" program where you will have a host of things you can change from basic parameters to higher advanced functions. cool things this has is 2 usb ports which can connect printers and harddrives to your network and DLNA functionality.
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287 of 309 people found the following review helpful By David on October 3, 2011
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This is a review of the Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500)

I am an IT professional, author of many technical books, and I work from home and needed a performance upgrade from my older Linksys wireless router (Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Router). So I purchased the Linksys E2500 Advanced Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router (from amazon.com) and it was a disaster, see my 1 star review there for details. I packed it up and returned it. Amazon handled the return smoothly as always. I decided never again for Linksys.

As a replacement, I first thought about getting the NETGEAR N750 (WNDR4000) which had great reviews, but I decided that for the small difference in price I'd go for this top model.

I unpacked the Netgear N900 (WNDR4500) and had it installed in about 5 minutes on my home network (with 11 computers and many wireless devices) What I did:

1) I made the cable and power connections, and directly connected a PC to the Netgear router to obtain the configuration information.
2) With a web browser I entered the router's web address. The Netgear N900 reported:
* a 2.4GHz Network Name (SSID) : NETGEARxx and password
* a 5GHz Network Name (SSID) :NETGEARxx-5G and password

Also did a firmware update (single click of the notice that it was available)

3) I turned on a wireless laptop (Windows 7) and opened the wireless connections dialog, it listed the NETGEARxx SSID, I logged in (with the previous info.) and was immediately on the internet.

4) AFTER having confirmed that it was working, I logged into the Netgear N900 as administrator (admin/password) and changed the admin password, the SSID names and passwords.
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255 of 300 people found the following review helpful By Mark Stapp on December 29, 2011
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I've owned the WNDR4500 for about 80 days now, and have found it completely unreliable. I have had to remove the device from my network, and re-install my old router because the WNDR4500 N900 will not maintain a reliable connection to the Internet for more the 30 - 60 minutes. The router is fast when it works, but I work from home as a networking consultant, and a reliable connection is more important than speed. Additionally, using this device for any type of media streaming is completely useless. I am unable to maintain a connection to Netflix or online music service for more than 30 minutes before it is disconnected.

I have had a case open with Netgear practically since I purchased the router, my support is about to expire, and I've had no useful feedback from them. I've supplied all of the debug information requested, which was supposed to be passed to Netgear "3rd level support", and I have heard nothing back from them in weeks. I have been constantly assured that the problem would be resolved, but now my 90 day support is about to run out, with no word or hint of a resolution from Netgear. I would absolutely return this device if I was able... it is just taking up space on a shelf and has been a waste of $190.

3/16/2012 - It has been going on 5 months since I purchased the Netgear N900, and there is still no resolution to this problem. The only way I can have a stable home network is to use the router I was originally trying to upgrade from.

Netgear continues to make promises that they will resolve this issue, but still nothing. They say their engineers are researching the issue, but for the most part they don't even ask questions related to the issue I've described.

I have requested a refund or an RMA, but contrary to their promises, they are unresponsive to any such request. I highly recommend not purchasing this router, but if you risk it, return it immediately if you have any issues.
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