Netgear MR314 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch
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- Service provided by a local pro
- Installing 1 customer-supplied router
- Password protecting your network
- Connecting up to four internet-ready devices
- Providing use and troubleshooting instructions
- Pro will contact you within 1 business day to schedule
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- Wireless or wired Internet access through a broadband modem
- Enables Cable/DSL modem connection sharing via its built in 4-port switch or integrated wireless IEEE 802.11b Access Point
- Robust control features including web content filtering, logging, reporting and alerts
- Sturdy design, durable metal construction
- NAT routing security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support
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The MR314 allows you to share and extend your cable/DSL connection to anywhere in your home or office, without the time or expense of Ethernet cabling. The built-in access point enables the MR314 to be used in larger wireless networks in conjunction with other standards-based wireless access points. For additional ease of use, Auto Uplink eliminates the need for cumbersome crossover cables.
Protective and secure
NAT security and VPN pass-through features give you a greater level of protection against hacker attacks, while 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption guard your wireless network for maximum privacy.
Watchful and informative
Web content filtering options let you customize restricted Internet access policies. E-mail reports and instant alerts keep you up to date on Web browsing activity.
Rugged and reliable
Sturdy metal construction on the outside, dependable 802.11b standards-based technology on the inside, all backed by a five-year warranty to give you high-performance reliability.
Top Customer Reviews
A great feature of this particular router is that it can email you activity logs which show what websites were visited on that day through the router. You can also block access to websites or any site that contains a keyword, so this could be useful in small office and home (children) use. (By viewing the website activity logs, you can find out which sites to block so that next time the user tries to go there it will say "blocked by netgear" and you will be notified of the attempt.) You can also lockout times and dates.
This Router does NOT have a firewall built in- even though this box looks like the netgear firewall router (the one for the same price without the integrated wireless hub).
Average range. Security wise, you can set it up with 128 bit WEP and with MAC Address authentication, which secures your network to a reasonably safe level. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE ADMIN PASSWORD FOR THIS ROUTER, AND FOR ANY ROUTER.
Cons: The antenna can not be changed or removed. The unit is not designed to be hung from a wall like the SMC wireless hub. (WHY would you do that? To get better wireless range).
The unit itself, like all netgear products, is metal and a nice dark hue of blue, with several blinking indicator lights. I am happy with my one, which uses a DSL connection with static IP address to feed 4 computers and two wireless laptops.
Once I sorted out the settings for my ISP, it was a breeze to setup for basic routing (NAT & DHCP) and firewall use. The 4 switched ports are WONDERFUL, so I used 3 for 100mb access PCs and put all the 10mb machines on a hub on the 4th switch port. This box is an absolute block-out firewall. You must be prepared to specify which ports you want open and hard-code the IP address for that particular machine.
Wireless setup was for a Powerbook G4. Again, basic setup was simple, but it wouldn't work with WEP enabled. (Don't call tech support: they know NOTHING about Macs.) Here's the scoop: select and enter 4 different WEP codes where provided, click the radio button of the one you want to be the default. When logging in from the Mac, the "password" will be a "$" followed by the default HEX WEP key. Once you know the scoop, it's really that simple. This should be in the documentation and available to their techs.
(1) Change the configuration password to something difficult, immediately.
(2) Don't open more firewall holes than absolutely necessary (you may not need to add ANY and most software companies can tell you what ports they need).
(3) Consider using the site blocking option of the firewall to block access at times when nobody should be on the system.
(4) Block wireless access to all except the MAC ID's of your mobile units.Read more ›
Let me put it this way. You won't need the instruction book with the Netgear, And you will with the linksys....then you will curse the moron who wrote the Linksys book. As for Netgear's Customer support. it's great. If you call the 866 tech support at linksys, they take your name a call you the next day.
Pay the extra, save the hassle
Setup was all of 5 minutes - not a second longer. But most importantly, the Netgear device is dependable and has great range. My router is on the second floor of my 70 year old brick house (with 4x floor joists). Yet, I regularly use my laptop in the basement. The Linksys couldn't hang in terms of range, and the Siemens kept dropping connection randomly.
The Netgear is bulletproof. Don't waste your time with anything else. And for that matter, stick with Netgear cards especially if you're running Win XP.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your netgear device works, then great. But if you have any problems no do call Netgear customer service! They are a bunch of scam artists! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julia
I was looking for a wireless router with a cable modem and misunderstood the product description. This was a user error, not an error in the description. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by TC1975
I am very disappointed with this product. I could not get it to work. The directions were not included (a CD ROM) but I found them online. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by iamljd
I have this and it only works for my Wii and Dsi, but not Dsi games. I cant get it to work on my iPod touch and its very slow. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Michael krupanski
I bought this router many years ago, and it has been a solid performer. I have very rarely had to reboot it (maybe once or twice a year). Read morePublished on April 21, 2008 by Terrell Smith
I read the reviews before me and bought the device.
Thank God I don't have the problems of the less fortunate people with this device.
So far so good. Read more
I had this router for a number of years with no problems. Other Netgear products I've used didn't live up to the performance of this router.Published on December 17, 2007 by Q. Smith