When a company calls its next product the "ultimate networking machine," we take notice. Coming from Netgear
, the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (model number WNDR3700), is now shipping across the globe. The device not only routes Internet traffic, but it's also equipped with ReadyShare in order to place any USB hard drive on one's network.
There's also broadband usage metering as well as Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support, and inside it's equipped with a 680MHz processor. Netgear promises that you'll see 500 Mbps WAN to LAN speeds and 350 Mbps real-world maximum wireless throughput, which should be plenty to game online and transfer files. Also, the dual 2.4GHz/5GHz radios ensures that interference won't be an issue, and the WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise encryption ensures that your data traffic won't be seen by others unless you want them to.
Finally, the router packs a few interesting power saving features. Three adjustable power and range settings on the router can reduce wireless transmit power by up to 75% compared to when the router is transmitting at full power, and the auto-sensing gigabit Green switch automatically adjusts power consumption based on cable length and unused ports. The WNDR3700 is now available worldwide for $189.99, and no, you're not crazy for thinking that said sticker is mighty high for a router.