Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR's Centria (WNDR4700/WNDR4720) All-In-One Wireless Router

Based on what we've seen and read, the Centria all-in-one home networking solution from NETGEAR looks quite impressive. We want one! (Keep your eyes open for a community review if we get a chance to test one out.)

Basically, the Centria is a wireless router, backup service, and network media storage device combined into one package. Two flavors are available: the WNDR4700, which comes with no internal storage but is easily upgradeable, and the WNDR4720, which comes with a 2TB hard drive pre-installed.

The Centria has three main functions:

  • Automatic Backups: Set your PC's and Macs across the network to back up to the Centria automatically.
  • Media Sharing: Use the Centria to stream movies, music and photos as well as provide remotely accessible data storage.
  • Wireless Router: The Centria also functions as a wi-fi router, providing high speed, dual band connections and enhanced coverage for larger homes.

Both models of the Centria are available now from amazon.com!

[Purchase the WNDR4720]

[Purchase the WNDR4700]

NETGEAR Centria WNDR4720 and WNDR4700 Specifications

  • Faster WiFi - Now up to 900 Mbps
  • Improved 5 GHz range
  • Automatic, continuous back-up for your PC & Mac—ReadySHARE® Vault and Apple® Time Machine-compatible
  • Removable, easily upgradeable internal hard drive
  • Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for greater storage capacity or other USB device connectivity—up to 10X faster than USB 2.0
  • ReadySHARE Cloud—for secure, remote access to personal content
  • Single-click SD card back-up
  • Easy to install—no CD required
  • NETGEAR Genie Dashboard and Mobile App
  • Dimensions: 256 x 206 x 85 mm
  • Weight: 0.87 kg (1.91 lb)
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
  • Two (2) USB 3.0 ports
  • One (1) SD card slots
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n 5.0 GHz
  • Use laptop with 3x3 450 Mbps adapter like Centrino® 6300/5300 for maximum performance
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

[More Information on NETGEAR's Official Data Sheet]