Articles and Guides

Review of NETGEAR WNDR3400v2 N600 Wireless Router (With DD-WRT Availability)

The NETGEAR N600 - WNDR3400 may be listed on the lower end of the latest routers available from NETGEAR... but we got a chance to give the WNDR3400v2 a spin and were quite impressed with it!

It comes with most of the extra features the more expensive routers from NETGEAR have, such as a wireless guest network, live parental controls and their NETGEAR Genie App.

How to Set Up OpenVPN On Your Android Phone

Sticking with the theme of Internet security, I recently became interested in securing my mobile Internet connection with a VPN as well as my connection at home. Fortunately, most VPN providers are aware that users need multiple connections with a single account, and both providers I've tried personally allow for this. This means my connection to my VPN can be active at home, plus I can be out and about on a 4G mobile connection and still remain protected. Here's how to make it happen. You won't believe how easy it is.

How to Set Up a VPN on DD-WRT and Tomato (Also, Why You Need a VPN)

Privacy on the Internet was killed off for many -- if not most -- people a very long time ago. Virtually everything one does online can be tracked... and track they do, whether they tell you or not.

How To Install DD-WRT On NETGEAR's R6300 802.11ac Wireless Router

Owners of the R6300, the premium, in-your-face, king-of-all-routers can celebrate... the popular DD-WRT third party firmware has been ported, and it is good. (If you're new to all of this, check out our general introduction to open source firmware, or our other guides.)

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

This is one of the coolest NETGEAR products I've gotten my hands on... it may be one of the most interesting networking devices I've used, period. I'm talking about the Centria -- also known as the WNDR4700 (or WNDR4720 with storage included).

What is the NETGEAR Centria?

Review and First Look at NETGEAR's Genie+ Marketplace: Apps for Your Network Devices

We live in a world of apps. Apps are everywhere and lie at the core of most of our mobile computing lives--especially when it comes to tablets and smartphones. Lesser known is the ability to install apps on network connected devices, such as network-attached-storage (NAS) products and other equipment.

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.)

An Average Geek's Review of Kong's DD-WRT for NETGEAR WNR3500L

I may only dabble in programming, installing Linux distros and playing with networking equipment, but I love me some open source firmware. As a self-respecting gadget geek (aren't we all--maybe it's too cliche for me say that at this point) I have a large number of devices in my home that are connected to my router. As such, it's really the nerve center of my little condo and my (and the Mrs.'s) connected life, and stability and speed are important.

Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR's WN1000RP WiFi Booster for Mobile

NETGEAR WiFi Booster for Mobile amplifies WiFi coverage for mobile devices in the home by extending and strengthening an existing WiFi signal, giving you the ability to enjoy an improved wireless experience on iPads and Android tablets, smartphones, netbooks and e-readers.

How to Switch from DD-WRT Firmware to Tomato Firmware on NETGEAR Routers (And Back Again)

Starting out fresh with an open source firmware from a stock NETGEAR router, such as the WNDR3800, WNDR4000, WNDR4500, WNR3500L or WNR3500Lv2 is usually pretty simple; most popular firmwares come with a pre-built (compiled) firmware file that is ready to install. These are in the .CHK file format, and can be uploaded to the router directly through the NETGEAR stock interface--see these instructions for more details.

An Introduction to Wireless 802.11ac Routers: What does 802.11ac WiFi Mean for You?

Even if one is new to networking, terms such as "Wireless-N," "Wireless-G," and "802.11g/n" are quite well known to most computer users--even if just through setup screens. Many, if not most wireless-capable devices such as smartphones, computers, laptops, and tablets are compatible with the Wireless-N standard, which was announced in 2007 and became commonplace afterwards.

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