Netgear offers N750 wireless dual band gigabit router for $180

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Netgear today announced worldwide availability of the N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000), the company's latest top of the line product. The IPv6-ready Netgear N750 is now available worldwide from major retailers in the US for $180.

The N750 has an aggregate combined data rate of up to 750Mbps. This is possible because the router can operate simultaneously in both wireless bands: up to 450 Mbps in the 5GHz band (wireless N standard) and up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (supporting both the older 802.11g standard and the newer 802.11n standard). This provides maximum range and more capacity when multiple devices are using a mix of the two bands on a single home wireless network.

The N750 also offers a full range of premium features, including flexible parental controls, a broadband usage meter, a DLNA media server, and guest network access. The Netgear Live Parental Controls provide a centralized parental control solution for all devices on the network, including Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. The broadband usage meter meanwhile can be set to automatically notify when data consumption is reaching monthly limits set by an ISP.

The DLNA Media Server supports streaming video, music, and photos from any storage device plugged into its USB port to DLNA-enabled devices (such as HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and gaming consoles) throughout the home. Guest network access allows visitors to go online without having to be given the home network password and without gaining access to computers, printers, storage drives, and other devices on the home network.

"Home networks are no longer limited to low-bandwidth tasks such as reading email or looking at static web pages," Som Pal Choudhury, Netgear director of product marketing, said in a statement. "Instead, today's home networks are gateways to movies, television, music, games, video chat and much more. No wireless router on the market today is faster or better prepared to deliver these next-generation online experiences to everyone in the family than the N750."

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