NetGear WGR614 54 Mbps Wireless Router (Refurbished)
Manufacturer: NetGear Part number: WGR614NAR
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- Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews
- NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless Router offers a simple, secure method to add wireless to your network at a great value. It makes sharing your cable/DSL connection with other PCs a snap, enhancing your ability to download large files, videoconference, distribute and play high-quality digital movies, photos and MP3s. The router also features double firewall protection that helps shield ... Read more
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Great For the money
by BxGiantsFan182 on August 30, 2006
Pros: It works right out of the box,Many security options, very user friendly
Cons: Very Rarley drops connection, router login sometimes doesnt work
Summary: I upgraded to this netgear router from my Trashy D-link Di-524 and its the best thing ive done. it works fine and gives a very fast wirles conection. The Router ...
Summary: I upgraded to this netgear router from my Trashy D-link Di-524 and its the best thing ive done. it works fine and gives a very fast wirles conection. The Router though dosent have that great of a range, starts to get poor reception when im far in teh backyard or across the street in the front of the house. Overall, it a good router to just share a Brobdrand internet connection to many wirelss computers and wired computers
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Cheap but low performance
by lanzino on October 10, 2010
Pros: Price, Minimal look
Cons: Looses connection frequently, especially on media streaming and P2P, difficult initial setup
Summary: Very basic router. I bought it I think in 2005 and had connection problems from the very beginning. After five years DHCP is no longer working properly and I have ...
Summary: Very basic router. I bought it I think in 2005 and had connection problems from the very beginning. After five years DHCP is no longer working properly and I have to reset the whole thing several times a day.
Still a decent router in 2010, but terrible for P2P
by HSuke on February 25, 2010
Pros: I've had for 3 years now, and it's still working. It's VERY slow for sharing files over the network, but it's good if you're only interested in connecting to the internet, streaming videos, etc.
Cons: I have reboot it every 2-3 days. It's sad to say that I actually live with this.
Supports a ridiculously low number of connections. If you use P2P, it will crash. While this might have been decent 3 years ago, it's no longer acceptable today.
Good range, low money
by Gerotto on August 23, 2009
Pros: the signal has a relly good range, i works perfectly throught walls. Is a good router for this price.
Cons: the settings page could be more intuictive for non-advanced users.
Good Little Router
by DaveMcLain on July 11, 2009
Pros: Nice stable connection that requires no reboots. Nice range and easy setup. Looks alright too.
Cons: Many versions with no real differences (mine is the V9 version) non removeable antenna and only one external antenna. Firmware gives rather limited data about the connected devices, data rates, signal strength and bandwidth used.
Summary: I've been testing quite a few different wireless routers in my house including WRT54G's with various 3rd party firmwares, D-Link DIR-655 etc. This little router which I bought ...
Summary: I've been testing quite a few different wireless routers in my house including WRT54G's with various 3rd party firmwares, D-Link DIR-655 etc. This little router which I bought for $40 at Wal Mart works as good as anything in my home/setting. My clients are all 802.11G so having N with the DIR-655 was no big deal and that router was just too unstable. Whereas this one (WGR-614 V9) can run for months, no problems and no reboots.
Range has been very good despite the non removable antenna and in my home having a WRT54G with DD-WRT (70mw) and a 7Db omni was not noticably better than the stock WGR-614 which I found to be rather surprising.
I don't use my connection to do bit torrent or anything strenuous like that so I can't say how well the WGR614 will handle that sort of workload but I do use it to stream Netflix movies via my Roku box and this works flawlessly.
If you're looking for an inexpensive yet good overall wireless home router the WGR614 is a good choice.
Inexpensive, open source, reasonable range.
by BigAl35540 on May 13, 2009
Pros: Open Source allowing upgradeability other than that provided by the manufacturer. Seems able to handle streaming audio/video while in highest security and encryption modes.
Cons: CD IS NOT easy to use! Initial setup is awkward and difficult!
Summary: This wireless router replaces a disastrous Linksys product that failed quickly! The single worst drawback to the WGR614 wireless router is the initial setup CD. Everything works fine until you ...
Summary: This wireless router replaces a disastrous Linksys product that failed quickly! The single worst drawback to the WGR614 wireless router is the initial setup CD. Everything works fine until you have to configure security at which point the screen goes blank! At a certain point the wizard will ask you if you would prefer to set the rest of the router up manually, I suggest VERY HIGHLY that you do that! Security is pretty straightforward to program from the browser access interface. You can go through each of the menu's pretty quickly and they seem logically laid out Signal strength seems pretty good up closer to the router, say in your local residence or apartment but at a distance the router seems to have a weaker signal than I've come to expect. Since you will be using it in your local living area most of the time, this doesn't pose a problem really! A lot of wireless routers experience audio/video stream problems when running fully encrypted using AES. This one doesn't! Stream performance appears to be exemplary all the way out to 320 Kbps Internet Radio streams. Also video and audio on Windows Live and Skype are quite good!
Probably one of the best attributes is that you can get firmware add ons because the wireless router runs Linux which is open source. While I haven't found any modifications for it, it's a new router yet so give it time! The overall price I paid for this router was quite low and I've had reliability problems with wireless routers 3/4's it price so the jury is out on this until I get some running time under it's belt. We'll just have to see how well it holds up over the long term. So far, so good!
- Manufacturer: NetGear
- Part number: WGR614NAR
- Description: NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless Router offers a simple, secure method to add wireless to your network at a great value. It makes sharing your cable/DSL connection with other PCs a snap, enhancing your ability to download large files, videoconference, distribute and play high-quality digital movies, photos and MP3s. The router also features double firewall protection that helps shield the network from malicious intrusions with two security methods - Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI). All this in NETGEAR's compact signature design, plus a convenient stand for vertical positioning.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
- Enclosure Type Desktop
- Connectivity Technology Wireless ,
- Data Link Protocol Fast Ethernet,
- Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
- Data Transfer Rate 54 Mbps
- Network / Transport Protocol PPTP ,
- Routing Protocol Static IP routing
- Remote Management Protocol HTTP
- Encryption Algorithm WPA-PSK,
- Authentication Method Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
- Features Content filtering ,
DoS attack prevention ,
Firewall protection ,
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) ,
DHCP support ,
NAT support ,
Auto-sensing per device ,
VPN passthrough ,
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
- Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g , FCC Class B certified,
IEEE 802.1x , EN55022,
IEEE 802.11i , VCCI Class B ITE,
IEEE 802.11b , CISPR 22 Class B
- Status Indicators Power,
Port transmission speed
- Line Coding Format 64 QAM,
- Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces LAN : 4 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45,
WAN : 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
- Expansion Slots None
- Networking type Wireless router
- Networking standards [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] IEEE 802.11g ,
IEEE 802.1x ,
IEEE 802.11i ,
- Directivity Omni-directional
- Gain Level 2 dBi
- Power Device Power adapter - External
- Pricing Type Refurbished
Software / System Requirements
- OS Required Microsoft Windows NT,
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP,
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition,
Microsoft Windows 95/98,
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 6.9 in
- Depth 4.6 in
- Height 1.1 in
- Weight 10.6 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 0 - 90%