Netgear - WGT624 Wireless Firewall Router - WGT624NA

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This is a snap to install and works great(in the right conditions). However, if you run into a problem... don't expect much help from the VOIP to India tech support. I bought two of these, I got one for my house where I’m using a netgear 108 card and it works flawlessly. The one I tried to install for my father didn't go so easy. Mainly because of an older ADSL router, I found out I had to use a very rare cable configuration "straight through reverse polarity cable". If you need one, netgear will send it to you free of charge... I just made my own from instructions online, because I couldn't wait. Then today my new Dell 8600 shows up with a built in 1300 TrueMobile card, however after a few hours of pulling out my hair... I find information online that these two things aren't very compatible. For me they weren't at all compatible. I've been trying to download a firmware update for the last few hours for the WGT624... but I think a lot of other people have the same idea. Also, from what I've been reading… attempts at firmware updates on the WGT624 usually ends up in bricking the router... I'm going to try it though. In the end... I'd go ahead and take a risk on this router, just keep the box and receipt. Although, I feel like boycoting any company using this new poor excuse for tech support.

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Received in 2 days... Buy.Com price and service is a thing of beauty. Now for the router it works great. Up and going in 15 minutes. Once I got it all connected and set I had to call my cable company to register it on their system. But other than that NO problems. Works all the way out on the back yard deck.... :-) Now thats a ways out there. Router is in front office in house, so thats 5 walls and one brick wall. I cant comment on tech support didden need'em. I just dont set how any router could be easier to set up. I'd buy again for sure. Speed and distance are great.

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So far, so good

by John Norton on 4/6/2007

I bought a wireless router years ago when they first came out and had little success with getting it set up (very complicated). So I sold that wireless router and kept everything plugged in. Got a new laptop recently and decided to go wireless again. After reading the reviews here that said installation and setup were a breeze, I went with it. I wouldn't say it was a breeze - you definitely have to pay attention and make a few IT-like decisions. But it worked after the first run through and I didn't need any customer support! You will need to have a plugged-in internet connection in order to set it up (since an account gets set up at Netgear). The "key" is extremely long and generated by Netgear. Thus you'll probably want to print it out and save it somewhere. After I ordered the new wireless router, I realized my plugged-in router has phone connections in it (I use Vonage for phone and fax), and this new wireless router doesn't have phone connections. After I got it set up, I plugged my old router with the phone lines into the new router and my phone and fax lines worked instantly! I'm hoping that, like my previous router, it's a "set it up and forget it's there" kinda thing. So far, so good.

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Great Router

on 4/23/2007

My new vista x64 ultimate OS would not connect to my usb cable modem. This works flawlessly. Good wireless speed and easy to setup

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Product Overview

Super Fast NETGEAR's WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router is 10 times faster than 802.11b routers. When used with NETGEAR's WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card, it delivers speeds up to 108 Mbps using Super GTM Technology. It has the power to distribute byte-hungry photos and smooth, long-range MP3 and digital movie streams at superior range. Super Secure The WGT624 protects your network with over 10 security and privacy features including a double firewall (NAT + SPI), Multi-VPN (pass-through) support, and next generation wireless encryption WPA (pre-shared key). Super Easy NETGEAR's Smart Wizard gets you connected in 5 clicks or less.

Specifications

Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# WGT624NA
SKU 10353498
UPC 606449029994
UPC 14 00606449029994
Features
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Product Type Wireless Security Router
Manufacturer Part Number WGT624NA
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Model WGT624
Product Name WGT624 Wireless Firewall Router
Brand Name Netgear
Package Contents 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router WGT624Ethernet cablePower adapterVertical standResource CDInstallation guideWarranty/Support information card
Weight (Approximate) 11.20 oz
Height 1.1"
Width 6.9"
Depth 4.7"
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Wireless Transmission Speed 108 Mbit/s
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
ISM Band Yes
Total Number of Antennas 1
Tech Specs
Status Indicators Power Test Internet Wireless LAN (connection, activity, and speed)
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 Auto-sensing WAN / 4 x RJ-45 Auto-sensing LAN
Humidity 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C) Storage
Product Type Wireless Security Router
Manufacturer Part Number WGT624NA
Manufacturer Website Address www.netgear.com
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Name WGT624 Wireless Firewall Router
Brand Name Netgear
Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 10 Mbps Ethernet
Connectivity Media Twisted Pair
Additional Information Multi-VPN(pass-through) support: Requires firmware upgrade from the NETGEAR Support web site The WGT624 uses Super G technology to deliver up to 108 Mbps when used with the WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card The WGT624 supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology for smooth interoperability among your PCs and Macintosh computers, gaming consoles, and other Ethernet-enabled devices
Package Contents 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router WGT624 Ethernet cable Power adapter Vertical stand Resource CD Installation guide Warranty/Support information card
Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g FCC Part 15, Class B Canada RSS-210 ISO-9000 CE
System Requirements Broadband (cable, DSL) Internet service and modem with Ethernet connection 2.4 GHz wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 4.7 or higher
Dimensions 1.10" Height x 6.90" Width x 4.70" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 11.20 oz
Input Voltage 5 V DC
Input Current 2 A @
Protocols TCP/IP / L2TP / NAT / PPTP / PPPoE / DHCP
Management Smart Wizard
Security Features Firewall: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Network Address Translation (NAT) DoS Attack Detection/Logging Dropped Packet Log Security Even Log E-mail Log multiple VPN Tunnels (Pass- Through, 2 IPSec, and multiple L2TP & PPTP)
Standard Warranty 1 Year
Antenna 1 x 2dBi Built-in
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 2400 MHz
Transmission Speed 108 Mbps
Modulation OFDM with BPSK QPSK 16QAM 64QAM DBPSK DQPSK CCK
Transmission Speed Details 1 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 2 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 5.50 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 6 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 9 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 11 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 108 Mbps 2x Mode @ / 12 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 18 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 24 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 36 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 48 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 54 Mbps Auto-fallback @
Wireless Security 40-bit (also called 64-bit) Wired Equivalent Privacy(WEP) encryption 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy(WEP) encryption 152-bit (802.11g only) Wired Equivalent Privacy(WEP) encryption WPA PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-shared Key) upgradeable
Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11b/g

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