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Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless 4-Port Cable/DSL Router

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  • Connect to a cable/DSL modem and get wired or wireless Internet access for all your computers
  • Compatible with most 802.11b wireless networking devices
  • Firewall, 128-bit Encryption, Parental controls
  • Smart Wizard automatically detects ISP type, Port Range Forwarding, Exposed Host (DMZ), URL Content Filtering, E-mail Alerts.
  • Compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, and Linux
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Product Details

Supplementary Guide [441kb PDF]| Product Manual [901kb PDF]
  • Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006HYKM
  • Item model number: MR814NA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (724 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,304 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at August 29, 2002

Product Description Product Description When you connect your cable or DSL modem to the Netgear MR814 wireless router, you'll enjoy wired or wireless Internet access for all your computers, and you'll be assured of protected communications on your home or small office network. This three-in-one router, switch, and wireless access point allows you to share your Internet connection, files, and printers with other computers on the network.

You'll be surfing the Web in minutes with Install Assistant to guide you through each step and onscreen help that's there when you need it. The unique Smart Setup wizard automatically detects your ISP connection type, saving you time and effort. Lighted, front-panel icons display status at a glance. The router works with PCs, Macs, and virtually all Ethernet devices.

A sophisticated network address translation (NAT) firewall protects against Internet hackers, while a virtual private network (VPN) pass-through allows users secure access to corporate networks. Powerful encryption (40-, 64-, or 128-bit) protects against eavesdroppers, and address authentication restricts connections to specific wireless adapters--only those you approve are allowed to use your network. E-mails notify you of Internet activity, and content logging and filtering limit access to inappropriate Web sites.

Roam your home and office with the freedom of a Wi-Fi notebook computer. Distribute MP3s, digital movies, and photos with ultrafast, wired LAN ports capable of speeds of 200 Mbps. Preprogrammed port-forwarding setups simplify playing multiplayer games and hosting Internet services. Share a single broadband connection with up to 253 users to give everyone simultaneous access to the Internet. The Netgear wireless router provides a powerful 2 dBi detachable antenna for longer wireless range, and delivers double the memory and a 50-percent-faster CPU than many popular routers.

The Netgear MR814 comes with a three-year warranty.

See a detailed diagram of how to integrate the Netgear MR814 into your home network.

Product Description

Designed specifically for home and small office use with plug-and-play installation. You'll be Web surfing in minutes with the Install Assistant to guide you through each step and on-screen help that's there when you need it. The unique Smart Setup Wizard technology automatically detects your ISP connection type - saving you time and effort. Front lighted icons display status at a glance. Works with PCs, Macintosh, and virtually all Ethernet devices, and comes with a vertical stand to save desk space. NETGEAR even includes the cable (a $15 value) for your first computer to save a trip back to the store.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

We get a strong wireless signal across the house in a different room and the main connection seems to be stable…Setup was very easy (I run XP Pro on 3 year old computers). Read more ›
Bought router through Amazon, but CompUsa recommended Netgear over Linksys and I'm glad they did. Setup was incredibly easy. The firewall works beautifully. Read more ›
It took me about 5 minutes to…Set up is made easy with the included CD, which guides you as to exactly how to set up your network (again, that only took about 5 minutes). Read more ›
Setup is fairly intuitive on the computers *if* everything goes smoothly, but if you're running a less popular PC or laptop and run into problems, you're probably going to… Read more ›
This router is great. The setup is the simplest ever. I received the MR814V3. Read more ›
All of the features it has…Setup is really easy and I had it up and running in less than 30 seconds, from the time it was all plugged in to the time I was on a website. P… Read more ›
When it is working and can maintain a connection it seems to be a nice product, but for a telecommuter like me, it is annoying to have to power cycle the router every… Read more ›
I got this router for cheep and was very very happy with it untill it stoped working. Internet connection is spotty, slow, or lost compleetly. Rebooted, updated firware, no… Read more ›
Basically, the device is a piece of junk. The wireless signal strength is terrible and won't work past 2 rooms. Furthermore, the router will shut down its wireless… Read more ›
3. Signal strength is good Read more ›
3. If the signal is weak or you are unable to login to your router, make sure you are actually connecting to your own router and not your neighbors'. Log in and check your… Read more ›
The signal is strong, and has enough distance to go upstairs, although it is limited (but it's cheap enough that if you had to, you could get a booster and still come out… Read more ›
So cann't ne used out of country but this is not the case with everyone. sometimes looses signal after…But at this price($7) it is the best in the market in my opinion. Read more ›
I have minimal computer knowledge. The price was perfect for my needs and since I do not plan to use the wireless -the type of wireless did not matter for me. I would… Read more ›
After reading the earlier reviewers, I purchased it. The price was great for a wireless one. I'm fully satisfied with it and the installation is a piece of cake. Read more ›
And if you're a wannabe-techie, this machine isn't so dumbed-down as to be completely neutered... you can configure it to…BOTTOM LINE: Rock-bottom price, yet works great. Read more ›
I bought the…The price was great with the rebates and unlike my bad experiences with Linksys, this required absolutely no configurations with IP addresses and no software. Read more ›
Afterwards he helped…Since then the wireless network occasionally drops from Excellent to Very Good/good, but for the most part the router works very well for the price. Read more ›
It has been working great and trouble free for over a year now. Range is fairly good, but it doesn't penetrate more than 4 interior walls. It has also made my DSL more stable. Read more ›
Maybe I am just lucky, but so far so good. I am giving it 4 stars because the range is somewhat weaker than other routers I have used. Other than that, this is a great… Read more ›
It was reasonably easy to set up though I did initially have problems with accessing the network. The range is reasonable. Compared to my previous D-Link and later on… Read more ›
I've used a few of these with friends and determined the range is poor, I can't even get from one side of the house to the other...I swapped in Read more ›
However, the MR814 performed flawlesslesly, even…Range is excellent throughout our 6 bedroom house, though it is susceptible to some dead spots and interfering devices. R… Read more ›
For the Netgear card (401), I plugged the card into my computer, put in the disk, and without pressing anything, it installed itself and worked. Range is wonderful. I had… Read more ›
It's very compact and well designed, with a front panel that can only be described as cute. Installation was a breeze and configuration is easy with the web-based interface! H… Read more ›
For less that $30 (after mail-in rebates), this is a gift, so to speak. The configuration interface is superb. The control the advanced user has over this router is… Read more ›
The range in our house is…You can just plug it in and go, or you can go through set-up to enable encryption, etc... Works GREAT with my Netgear wireless laptop card. I… Read more ›
Well, you've probably already read this a thousand…Configuration is simple, however none of this matters if it can't hold a wireless connection longer than 30 minutes. I… Read more ›
I simply connected the Netgear router to my DSL modem and it worked for all three computers right…Wireless security is simple with the web-based router configuration tool. Read more ›
The second compuetr required a call to their tech support but that was not the fault of the router. It works very smoothly and the wireless feature works very well. I… Read more ›
I used…However, their customer service is sooooo bad (which in the end is the same thing for netgear) that I decided to switch for my first wireless router to netgear. Read more ›
This product had to be replaced within one year of purchase, and the customer service is absolutely awful. It is almost impossible to get a response from tech support or… Read more ›
Drops internet connections repeatedly about 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Tech support is lacking but tries to help with an inferior product. Had me update the firmware, but… Read more ›
Then it does not work for days. Customer support is really bad, they give you the run-around trying to save a buck replacing the unit. They blame your wireless computer for… Read more ›
The MR814 is pretty good for anyone at a tight budget. The tech support is bad, but if you can live through that, this router works as fine and dandy as any other. It uses… Read more ›
After firmware upgrade, the router stops generating access logs, the empty logs…Technical support is extremely poor, with no solutions to the problem and long hold times. Read more ›
I bought a Linksys wireless router as replacement. It is such a pleasant experience to use and get help any time I need from Linksys's customer service! I was told that… Read more ›
Does Netgear make a booster? If so, then thats a hidden gotcha on the cheap price for this useless unit. Read more ›
This router was fairly easy to connect to my Ibook running Mac OS X. However, that was due to my Mac automatically recognizing the router, because the included software to… Read more ›
Comes with basic firewall and you can turn the access point on or off. Easy to connect to. Now the best: v2 only comes with WEP encryption, and Netgear (website) says the… Read more ›
The result: slow connections, and a lot of errors…It will work fine if you manually input the real DNS servers (this means not using the easy to use built in DHCP server). Read more ›
Happened on the 1st night Cons: signal is not strong enough to use 64 or 128 bit WEP. I am guessing you need at least 80% signal strength for this. Read more ›
Then everything just went horribly wrong. The speed is ridiculously slow (worse than 56k) for both wired and wireless. I've tried calling, tried firmware updates, it… Read more ›
I cannot say it enough - if you want a wireless home network,…Speeds are excellent; setup is easy with set up wizard, tech support at Netgear is helpful and patient. Yo… Read more ›
Then I started to notice that after a while Internet Explorer…I can download to my hearts content, although the speeds are much slower than before, and use MSN Messenger. Read more ›
I…The control panel is nice and easy to use, it has good flexible security features and the speed is great for both wired and wireless connections, even though it's 802.11b. Read more ›
I was delighted that the Netgear unit worked…Wireless performance is excellent- I'm running full 128bit encryption, and signal is strong & stable throughout the house. Read more ›
XBox and desktops use wired and laptops are wireless via the MR804 PC card. Performance is very good. DSL connection is in second story bedroom, and wireless works fine all… Read more ›
After 10 years, I am still using it. The firmware updates were simple. Speed is OK for normal home use. Read more ›
Netgear makes solid products but their user-interface is usually lacking and definitely not Mac centric. SMC is a better product IMHO - but if you are an Apple user, plunk… Read more ›
a V1, save the box and return it.. Setup was easy, the web interface is not difficult.. just Read more ›
Netgear Tech still has the firmware…I suggest if you have version 1 of the MB814 stick with version 4.11 of the firmware until the issues with the newer firmware is solved. Read more ›
I have also tried the Micrsoft Wireless, but I am alot more satisfied with this product. There are no software needed unlike Microsft. I have done some researching and… Read more ›
Because there is no software included to actually program the router directly (everything must be done online), you get stuck in circular logic if you can't connect to… Read more ›
It really is. Design is great. Connectivity is great. Read more ›
I have used the Netgear MR814 Wireless Router for several months now. The physical design is great and the wireless aspect works great. As a router, though, it leaves much… Read more ›
But right out of the box the netgear MR814 looked great went perfectly with my computer and the room. Very attractive design was a plus. But the real test is how it performed. Read more ›
I've read that the range on this is…It works great, the price is awesome with the ...rebate from netgear and ... rebate from Amazon[.com], and the design is smooth. Read more ›
In fairness to Netgear, their…Unfortunately the new unit had exactly the same problem, so it is clearly a design defect in this model, not limited to my particular unit. Read more ›
I can't even get to it to reload the firmware. It's a shame: it's a nice design, much more compact than the Linksys WRT54G I'm gonna get instead. Read more ›
I now can recommend to get this...but be aware that you stand a chance of getting an defect--so don't…Inexpensive networking equipment is made cheaply, so defects happen. Read more ›
Great connection speed, my notebook gets on the wire side…I have a Windows 98SE, Win2000 (WLAN), and 2 Linux boxes (1 WLAN) on the network, each works great without issues. Read more ›
I tried this and WHHHOOOOOOSSSHHHH. The network works GREAT!!! Wireless connects fast on boot up and flawlessly. Read more ›
Just a quick note that in the past year, I have installed two separate wireless networks…I am please to say that both networks have been running flawlessly without a hitch. Read more ›
It is cheap and it has worked for me for me for 10 months now. after about 6 month, started to have some problem with the wireless network, for every 5-10 minutes, it… Read more ›
Anyway, I could have probably spent more time dumbing down my DSL modem and handing over the routing and PPP stuff to this box, but it should have worked period -- there… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

88 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Igor Matlin on November 14, 2002
I've replaced my Linksys BEFW11S4 router with Netgear MR814, and I have not been disappointed. MR814 has a better range, better user interface, and several features missing from the Linksys model.
Setup was very easy - Netgear setup wizard even recognized the type of the broadband connection I have (PPPoE-based DSL). The manual includes a handy table with settings for many US ISPs. Wireless LAN was also up and running in no time.
I have no complains about the router operation so far. It's does not drop my PPPoE connection, and is generally *not noticeable* - just like a router should be.
Features that make this router stand out in the crowded field of wireless routers: 24x7 tech support and 3yr. warranty, parental controls plus free Zero Knowledge Freedom Personal Firewall software (one-year license for up to 8 computers), and ability to update your dynamic ip address in database automatically (very handy if you need to connect to your home computer).
The only downside I can think of is the size. The unit is larger than many comparable routers, although it is not as tall as others, and can be positioned vertically with the included stand, or mounted on the wall.
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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 2003
I recently got this wireless router to replace a Linksys cable/dsl router. The power supply was starting to get noisy after a year or two's use and it was bugging me. So I got the Netgear and I'm extremely satisfied.
I was up and running in 5 minutes and that includes the time I spent setting up the security. (I'm very familiar with these type of devices so your results may vary.)
The security is very high with this device. You can specify which MAC addresses (and thus network cards) you want to be able to access the wireless network and you can also turn on WEP encryption. Furthermore, you can also turn off the SSID broadcasting which makes your access point act in stealth mode where people would have to know the name (SSID) you configured it with in order to connect. When you combine these three levels of security, you get a great system.
Besides security, it also has a much better web interface than the Linksys Cable/dsl router. There are more options for content filtering, logging, firewalls, etc. Besides that, I haven't had to reset it yet while I used to reset my Linksys about once every two weeks or so. This device is just more stable. Previously, when I would try to ftp to the public IP address of my FTP server from inside my LAN, it would hang my Linksys. This works perfectly with the Netgear.
To all the geeks out there, this is a great device. Check it out!
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Carche on December 22, 2002
I always read user comments when shopping for new products, so I'll include the details of my installation for those who may find it helpful. The short story though is that this is a great product that was easy to install and worked as advertised right out of the box.
I was reluctant to go wireless because my home network-to-be would include both an iMac and a PC. I purchased the MR814 router and the MA101 Wireless USB adapter. Within 30 minutes of opening the boxes, the wireless network was active and operating flawlessly. The MR814 router was installed between the iMac and my DSL modem -- the necessary cable was supplied with the router. The router setup required no software installation -- router settings were established using my browser and accessing the Netgear internet site. The instruction manual was very well written and the installation went "by the book". The MA101 wireless USB adapter required a software installation on the PC prior to plugging in the hardware to the USB port. The installation was brief and the software almost self-configured. The MA101 transceiver began communicating with the router immediately with "good" to "very good" signal strength (the PC is located about 150 feet from the router in a single story house). I was extremely impressed with the quality and ease of installation for this product. I highly recommend it!
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199 of 226 people found the following review helpful By Ben Liong on November 29, 2002
I had a linksys Router and had bought the netgear MR814 to get the wireless option around the house. MR814 works perfectly right out of the box. It is easy to set up, easy to configure. Configuration is through web interface just like any other router. One good feature is that if you're setting up the router in one machine, you can get to the router pages on the other.
The router supports port forwarding, DMZ, Static Routing, all the standard stuffs on routers. It also support Dynamic DNS, one feature that I miss from the Linksys router taht I used to have.
The range is pretty good for my standard. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and everywhere I go I have full signal with my D-link Air-Plus DWL-650+, and I heard people living in a 3 stories house and the range is good for them.
Some minor problems:
1) The router has no built-in firewall, so if security is your thing, install software firewall on all computers.
2) Default setting have Idle Timeout set to 5 minutes. That means it would automatically disconnect from your ADSL provider, I had to connect to the router and tell it to reconnect at least 3 times a day. I emailed support and they emailed me back like a couple of hours later telling me to set Idle timeout to 0 to maintain connection.
3) There is no way to disable the wireless boardcast, but WEP is supported so turn on the 128-bit encryption if you're worried someone around your house can just listen into your traffic.
Now considering I emailed them on thanksgiving, support is really good IMO.
MR814 is a really good router to have if you're looking for a cheap way to get wireless in your house.
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