Netgear DG834PN RangeMax ADSL Modem Router & WPN111 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
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- This product ships with Netgear WPN111 USB 2.0 Adapter
- Combines ADSL modem, router, switch, Super G and 802.11g access point
- Up to 1000% more wireless coverage than 802.11g routers
- RangeMax" Smart MIMO (Multi-In, Multi Out) Technology
- 6 Internal Smart Antennas adapt on the fly to interference
- SmartWizard" Installation Assistant
- 100% compatible with 802.11b, 802.11g, and SuperG® devices
- Ultra-Secure (double firewall, WEP, WPA-PSK) protect against unauthorized usage
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Note:Ensure that the factory reset is carried out and then the latest firmware is installed.
The DG834PN RangeMax" MIMO-G Wireless ADSL Modem Router adjusts to interference and the physical barriers in your home to deliver up to 500,000 square feet of coverage. With RangeMax wireless dynamic connectivity there is no need to spend extra money on range extenders, repeaters and external antennas. There is also no need to throw away your older wireless devices. RangeMax is compatible with 802.11b, 802.11g and SuperG products and will boost their range and speed by up to 50%.Staying wirelessly connected in your home or office can be tricky, especially as your environment continually changes. For example someone with a cordless phone might walk between your primary wireless signal and your computer or a microwave oven might click on. This interference can cause a drop in wireless data speed or drop out altogether. The DG834PN RangeMax Wireless Router adjusts to interference and the physical barriers in your home to deliver up to 500,000 square feet of coverage. This means that with a WPN111 Wireless USB Adapter inserted, your computer or laptop will not be prone to loss of wireless speed or dropouts - ensuring continual high speed Internet and network access anywhere in your home or office
RangeMax is an advanced Smart MIMO (Multi-in, Multi-Out*) technology that uses seven internal antennas. The DG834PN RangeMax" MIMO-G Wireless ADSL Modem Router constantly surveys your home or office environment for physical barriers and interference: The RangeMax router adapts on the fly, adjusting the wireless signal to compensate for these performance blockers. For example; if you carry your laptop from the living room to the study, RangeMax automatically senses the change and selects from over 100 possible antenna configurations to deliver you the fastest, clearest connection! Everyone will enjoy consistently high-speed connections, everywhere in your house - no dropouts and no wireless dead spots.
Netgear ensures that every computer, laptop or console user connected to your wireless network can work and play safely. The DG834PN RangeMax" MIMO-G Wireless ADSL Modem Router comes with a double firewall, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption and WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access, Pre-Shared Key) security. These security features add powerful safeguards against unauthorised usage.
Netgear's Smart Wizard makes the set-up of the RangeMax wireless router easy and hassle-free. Smart Wizard automatically detects your ISP's network settings, then walks you through each step of the installation process.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
It is very easy to setup, the support from netgear if you do have problems can vary from satisfactory to exceptional.
The downside of this router is that unfortunately this router operates at the same frequency and channels as my wireless PS3 controllers (even if you change channels there is still conflicts).
Meaning if you have a ps3 dont buy this, as it drops the connection every 5 minutes and the ps3 cannot detect upnp ports on this either (meaning you have to manually open the ports...)
If you stream video content between your pc and your X360, remember that this is "acceptable", but you would probably be better spending slightly more and investing in the netgear dg834n instead.
Overall it is a great wireless router with a easy setup wizard and very straight forward, and has served me well until I bought my ps3...
(Just dont buy this model if you have a ps3, other netgears are ok)
One thing to look out for is the network connection within the PC. Mine was disabled so check yur hardware settings before installing.
Read the setup manual first and you should have no problems.
I spent a while on www finding out all my ISP's settings (VPI, VCI, Framing, Protocol etc) before starting - not that I know what all these mean!
Plugged the router in, told it to auto-setup, and off it went and came back with all the settings sorted, so didn't need all the detailed information.
Worth noting that the wireless can be turned off, so it can be used as an ADSL modem with 4 port Ethernet switch, if you want to go hardwired for your network.
It's quite expensive as a Modem/Router on its own, but with the USB2 wireless adapter included (£25+ to buy on its own), it becomes extremely competitive.
A couple of annoyances:
1) The blue flashing LEDs in the dome are very distracting, but can simply be turned off in the setup.
2) The included CD doesn't have the Reference Manual, but the Setup Manual which is on there, calls on it for setting your wireless security preferences (which lets face it is pretty important).
[similarly there are a number of Netgear documents listed at the end of the manual which are well worth reading, but again, are not included on the CD].
3) In the Reference Manual it is quite strong on the advantages of WPA security over WEP, but deosn't discuss WPA vs. WPA2. Guess the manuals are old (2005) and could do with an update [WPA2 is the way to go].
Set up for a lot of reviewers was a doddle. For me it was a pig. Took four hours of head scratching and plugging back in to my old modem to search the net for answers.
1. My browsers initially couldn't locate the router using the supplied address
2. The automatic setup wizard was supposed to locate my internet service provider and log on automatically. It didn't. I had to set it up manually. For any other Tiscali people be advised 1) the user login is your whole firstname.lastname@example.org and not (as suggested by the netgear manual) the initial bit yourname. 2) Tiscali's support pages on setting up a Netgear router was invaluable. Well done Tiscali.
3. Finally, got on the net with Firefox and got email working fine. But Internet Explorer kept showing a 403 Forbidden message and wouldn't show any internet pages. Eventually after trawling through the Netgear support pages I found that I needed to untick a LAN setting box in my Explorer tools option.
What a palaver.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned this router for about a year now. Using the integral Wifi on a cheap Emachines laptop running Windows 7 it was no problem to set up and works whenever and wherever we... Read morePublished on 22 Oct. 2010 by Rex Imperial
Bought this 3 years back... and really love it.
Perfectly fine.. and says what it does. No hassel to setup or configure.
I would advise you to avoid buying this product, unless you like spending literally hours on the phone to Indian call centres and pulling your hair out. Read morePublished on 6 Nov. 2008 by Mr. S. Bradley
So far I haven't had any issues with this wireless hub. It was relatively easy to setup... once I scrapped the idea of having a separate ADSL modem. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2008 by M. Barker
This is the first time ive ever used a router, but setting it up for the broadband and wireless network was very simple using the supplied Netgear software. Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2008 by Mr. B. Woodward
The DG834PN was a replacement for an aging (but functional) D-Link router.
The size of the DG834PN is a surprise - considerably bigger than the Netgear DG834GT. Read more
Having used Netgear for somewhile we took decision to upgrade to latest RangeMax product. What a mistake ! Read morePublished on 20 Oct. 2007 by Gaz
I've owned one of these for over a year and it's been utterly dependable. It's easy to set-up, however, AOL users beware - the MTU setting needs to be set at 1400 instead of the... Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2007 by Netgear beta-tester
This is a great product. I managed to set it up within 20 minutes with all my computers. The signal strength is good and so far so good. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2007 by SJ Bowley