NetGear WGR101 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router comparison

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NetGear WGR101 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router

NetGear WGR101 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router
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TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless-N Nano Router

TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless-N Nano Router
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Apple AirPort Express Base Station

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Price $82 at 1 store $45 at 1 store $17 to $26 at 5 stores $91 at 1 store $130 to $1,179 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 0.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 82 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 28, 2004 December 01, 2004 January 10, 2012 July 01, 2004 October 05, 2004
The Bottom Line The WGR101 has a couple of nice touches you won't find in other travel routers. Unfortunately, it's neither as elegantly designed nor as full featured as Apple's more expensive AirPort Express. The OfficeConnect Travel Router is light and portable. Unfortunately, it's neither as elegantly designed nor as full featured as Apple's more expensive AirPort Express. Tiny and affordable, the TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router makes a great companion for mobile users needing to share their hotel room's Internet with wireless clients. This is among the best compact wireless-networking devices available.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.1 in x 3 in x 3.7 in
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OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
UNIX
Apple MacOS 9.x or later
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Features VPN passthrough
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
NAT support
Info unavailable Info unavailable Firewall protection
URL filtering
256-bit encryption
MPLS support
Modular design
VPN support
Hardware encryption
Device Type Wireless router - None
Wireless router - None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Router - None
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
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Product Description NETGEAR WGR101 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 54Mbps 11g Travel Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g - Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable Cisco 2851 Integrated Services Router - Router - None - Desktop
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.3af
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable HTTP
Info unavailable Info unavailable SNMP 3
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple AirPort Express Base Station with AirTunes - Wireless access point
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) 13.6
14.4
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) 20.2
22.2
Info unavailable 25
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Weight 2.8 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.4 lbs
25.1 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
3 years warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable Desktop - Modular - 2 nm
Device Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless access point
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Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
1
Optical Storage Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Enclosure Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable External
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Localization Info unavailable United States
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.3 in x 3.4 in x 0.7 in
2.8 in x 4 in x 0.9 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable 17.2 in x 16.4 in x 3.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
IPSec
L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
PPPoE
Info unavailable Info unavailable IPSec
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) 10.4
12.1
Info unavailable 11.1
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Data transfer rate 54 Mbps
54 Mbps
Info unavailable 54 Mbps
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