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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Small In Size, Very Big On Reliability!, October 25, 2010
This review is from: NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router (WNR1000-100NAS (G54/N150)) (Personal Computers)
Length:: 6:31 Mins

I bought this modem to replace the horrid Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router I bought and returned, I made a review about that horrible router as well with video showing some problems.

This modem is very small but big on reliability! I was worried about its performance because I never used a Netgear before, but I'm glad it didn't disappoint me!

This router is so simple to setup and has plenty of guides to help you plug things in for the novice and it also has the admin information right on the router along with username and password in case you ever forget what it is if you ever reset router, just be sure to change the username and password for security reasons! I also got the router working with my connection straight out of the box with no configuration! Truly plug and play! You can view that in my video review.

I use it wired to my desktops and wirelessly to my laptop and my cellphone which is a Nokia E63-2 Nokia E63-2 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, Media Player, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Ultramarine Blue) and it works flawlessly.

Now this router has the word "range max" in it for good reason! To give you an example of the range of this router, I went 310 feet and my cellphone still picked up the signal and I was browsing the web! When I reached 312 feet the signal cut off. If that's not range I don't know what is! Also if your wondering how I know the exact range, I used google maps to measure distance from my house to how far I walked, yes I can be that detailed at times, LMAO.

It has a nice simple admin section to configure the router.

If your wondering about security features, you can set the security of your router to these:


You can also block websites easily in the admin section too!

The admin section has these categories to enter and configure:

Setup Wizard
Add WPS Client

Basic Settings
Wireless Settings

Content Filtering
Block Sites
Block Services

Router Status
Attached Devices
Backup Settings
Set Password
Router Upgrade

Wireless Settings
Port Forwarding / Port Triggering
WAN Setup
LAN Setup
Dynamic DNS
Static Routes
Remote Management

Web Support
Knowledge Base

All in all it is a fantastic reliable router which did not disappoint me!
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Initial post: Jan 3, 2014 9:47:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 3, 2014 9:49:52 AM PST
Alan GIL-TT says:
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Posted on May 6, 2014 7:39:19 PM PDT
Sasha says:
I don't trust a review that calls a "router" a "modem" more than once and does not contain proper use of "you're"

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2014 6:26:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2014 6:27:16 PM PDT
Robert T says:
I'm responding to the first comment. I'm new to routers, but I think you want one computer attached to the router by cable, so you can connect to the router's built in web page and make adjustments to the router's settings. If all computers were connected to the router wirelessly, then you wouldn't be able to configure the router. So it makes sense that he hooked the router directly from his modem to his PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2014 12:31:25 AM PDT
HuntersPad says:
I came here just to comment the exact same thing!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2014 12:31:50 AM PDT
HuntersPad says:
Incorrect. It can be accessed via wireless as well.

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 5:48:24 PM PDT

I did enjoy the video because I'm new to understanding routers and this was a good way to get a novice introduced to what a router is and its function. Product descriptions are one thing, but at least Nynjikumii "Funny And Sophisticated" made an attempt to demonstrate the product, which is suppose to be the responsibility of the selling company, in this case NetGear, plus he is not getting paid to demonstrate the product I'm guessing. I say thank you for taking the time to take the doubts away through a real demonstration of the product after you bought it. I followed you perfectly.

I do have a question:

If I plug this router into my modem and then plug two computers I have, sitting close to each other into the router, to run them both through the same modem, do I really need a modem to run both computers at the same time on the net or will a simple low cost two way splitter be enough? I don't want to run a access conflict with the modem if two computers were running through it simultaneously. The splitters only cost about $12.

In other words I don't need wireless. I just need to run two computers through my modem simultaneously so I can run different tasks, especially to a dedicated server I'm hooked up to in Beijing China. I'm located in Los Angeles.

Perhaps one of you bright bulbs know the answer to this. I'm open to any reference resources I can read on the Internet to, to help me make a decision and thank you to whoever has time to correctly answer this question.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 9:02:06 AM PST
Is it automatically set up as a "Secure" connection? Meaning that no one in the area can jump on unless they have a security pw?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2014 11:04:57 AM PST
HuntersPad says:
Depends on which Version you get. If there not just set one up.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2015 1:48:22 AM PST
Nynjikumii says:
You can use a "switch" instead of a wireless router if you don't need wireless. I have this product "ASUS 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with Green Network (GX1005B/V5)" found at ASUS 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch with Green Network (GX1005B/V5) and it works great for that purpose :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2015 1:50:46 AM PST
Nynjikumii says:
It's setup as a "Secure" connection by you having your own SSID and having a unique password. is not setup "out the box" as so.
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