Netgear WNR834B RangeMax Next Router comparison

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Netgear WNR834B RangeMax Next Router

Netgear WNR834B RangeMax Next Router
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NetGear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400

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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $139 at 1 store $18 to $57 at 6 stores $74 to $101 at 9 stores $209 to $219 at 3 stores $129 to $189 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 53 reviews 2.5 stars out of 61 reviews 2.5 stars out of 78 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date April 13, 2006 June 19, 2008 September 03, 2010 September 24, 2013 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line Though its maximum throughput is solid and its speed at long range is respectable, the Netgear WNR834B's mixed-mode speed is not. Save your cash until more Draft N routers make it through CNET Labs. The Netgear Wireless-N Router WNR2000 is a no-frills budget wireless-N router, with excellent range and a handy and comprehensive Parental Control feature. It's a good fit for those who just need a simple wireless network and the ability to control access to the Internet. The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 is a great dual-band router for any home at an affordable price. Its lack of Gigabit Ethernet might steer enthusiasts away, however. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Novell NetWare
UNIX
Apple MacOS
Linux
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
UNIX
Apple MacOS
Linux
Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
UNIX
Microsoft Windows 2000 / ME / XP/ Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS
Linux
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Features MIMO technology
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
URL filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Info unavailable DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
ReadySHARE
Live Parental Controls
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Broadband usage meter
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Quality of Service (QoS)
Multiple SSID support
Firmware upgradable
Info unavailable IPv6 support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
Parental control
ReadySHARE
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Quality of Service (QoS)
Auto-sensing per device
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Yes
Yes
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Product Description NETGEAR RangeMax Next Wireless Router WNR834B - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft) - Desktop
NETGEAR Wireless-N Router WNR2000 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Works with Windows Vista
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11a
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
IEEE 802.11b
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable HTTP
HTTP
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) 46
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) 72.7
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Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable RIP-1
RIP-2
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Weight 1.3 lbs
14.1 oz
1.1 lbs
Info unavailable 23.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Info unavailable 1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Info unavailable North America
Dimensions (WxDxH) 6.8 in x 1.5 in x 8.8 in
7 in x 5.1 in x 1.4 in
8.8 in x 6 in x 1.2 in
Info unavailable 8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable TCP/IP
PPPoE
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) 32
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Data Transfer Rate 270 Mbps
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