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NETGEAR WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

  • N900 450Mbps + 450Mbps
  • Gigabit wired
  • DLNA Ready
  • ReadyShare USB Storage Access
  • Simultaneous Dual Band
  • NETGEAR Genie w/ Airprint
  • Advanced QoS
  • Open Source
  • Window 8 compatible

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Blazing Speed – Ultimate Range

The NETGEAR N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router provides the ultimate performance and range for demanding applications such as: streaming 3DHD video, multiplayer gaming, and wireless access to a USB connected hard drive and USB connected printer. Get up to 450 +450 Mbps speed with simultaneous dual band technology, which runs both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands at the same time to avoid interference, thus ensuring top speeds and ultimate range.

The NETGEAR Difference – WNDR4500

  • Ultimate Speed – Now up to 900 Mbps

  • Ultimate Range – Improved 2.4 & 5GHz range

  • Faster USB Storage Speed
3D & HD video streaming & multiplayer gaming


Wirelessly share, stream, & backup media to USB hard drives


Wirelessly print from computer to a connected USB printer


Network Speed

Faster WiFi Speed Faster Wi–Fi Speed – New N900 dual-band WiFi delivers 450 + 450Mbps for combined wireless speeds up to 900Mbps†

Gigabit Wired Gigabit Wired – Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports are ideal for HD gaming & video and ultra, high-speed wired networking

Wireless Range

Ultimate Range Ultimate Range – Powerful WiFi amplifiers deliver improved wireless range for larger homes

Reliable Connections

Simultaneous Dual Band Simultaneous Dual Band – Wireless access on both 2.4- and 5-GHz bands concurrently, reduces WiFi interference & doubles total available bandwidth

Ease of Use

NETGEAR Genie NETGEAR Genie – Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks

CD-Less Installation CD-Less Installation – Easy setup for iPads, PC, MAC computers, smartphones & tablets without a cd

Push N Connect Push ‘N’ Connect – Secure push button WiFi connections using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wifi and Power On/Off Wifi & Power On/Off – Convenient power savings to power down the entire router and/or just WiFi


DLNA Media Server DLNA Media Server – Find and play media stored on an attached USB storage device on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players

ReadySHARE USB ReadySHARE USB – Wirelessly access and share USB hard drives

ReadySHARE printer ReadySHARE printer – Wirelessly access and share a USB printer



Live Parental Controls Live Parental Controls – Centralized and easy-to-use website filtering for all devices connected to the Internet via the router

Guest Network Access Guest Network Access – Separate and secure WiFi access for guests using your home network

Choose the Wireless Router that fits your needs

Model # WNDR3400 WNDR3700 WNDR3800 WNDR4000 WNDR4500 R6200 R6300
  N600 WiFi Dual Band Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router – Premium Edition N750 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router R6200 WiFi Dual Band Router R6300 WiFi Dual Band Router
Combined WiFi Speed N600 N600 N600 N750 N900 1200 1750
WiFi Range good good good better best ultimate ultimate
WiFi Transmit Power To Maximize Range Good Better Better Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
No. of USB Ports 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Ethernet Ports – 4 LAN + 1 WAN 10/100 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
USB Storage Access Speed Better Best Best Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
Live Parental Control yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Broadband Usage Meter yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Guest Networks yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
DLNA Media Streaming   yes yes yes yes yes yes
Easy Install With Smartphones/Tablet     yes yes yes yes yes
Premium Features              
Genie – Dashboard Control yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
ReadySHARE Printer     yes   yes yes yes
Dedicated Video Mode     yes        
ReadySHARE Cloud     yes        
ClearChannel Selector     yes        
Time Machine Compatible     yes        
TIVO Extended Storage     yes        


Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks



† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards.

Learn more about the Netgear Inc. WNDR4500-100NAS

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Netgear Inc. WNDR4500-100NAS

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  • PAUL L.
  • 1/29/2016 1:45:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner


Pros: I purchased and have used a NETGEAR WNDR4500 for the past several years- without a problem until recently. Easy to use and set up. Excellent broadcast of WiFi (maybe too good, see cons below)

Cons: I just found out that there is a vulnerability from outside sources when using my WNDR4500 and the 1st time i called Netgear I was told that the product is "end of life" and no longer supported. They made no mention of
the vulnerability to attack from malicious sources. Before I knew about this vulnerability I had already ordered and obtained a Netgear cable modem- which supposedly is OK but I've also read that all Netgear modems may contain this defect and make your system open to attack.

Other Thoughts: I see that they are not offering any support to defective products even of recent vintage. 'End of Life' they call it.
I had used Netgear products as long as I've been using computers. But no more.

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3 out of 5 eggsGreat! But....

Pros: Excellent for management of multiple devices.
Detects devices well
Excellent for managing files on the web

Cons: Problem with accessing router's on-line presence.
The default setting for the router is stated on the device as a simple "admin" and "password." But the router fails to recognize it.

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  • Todd V.
  • 8/13/2015 9:54:03 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsQuality build, bad circuitry or flash/firmware space

Pros: Solid look and feel. Heavy duty enough to not tip over while standing or having cables pull from the back. Strong coverage in an office building, as well as a smaller sized house.

Cons: Loses firmware/corrupted firmware after a power outage. Could no longer use this in a business because of this issue. Brought it home, and still had to reload firmware after every power outage using TFTP. I upgraded to DD-WRT thinking that may solve the problem by overwriting another area of the memory, but it didn't make any difference.

Other Thoughts: Works great until you have a power outage, then you get no router function or WiFi until restoring firmware. As I was using it as an AP, I would still be able to use devices plugged into the switch portion. However, at home I had a Harmony remote connected to it's SSID in a home theater area, so loss of WiFi meant disrupting most of the media functions of the household.

3/4 times restoring the firmware via TFPT would also bring back previous settings. Sometimes not, and I'd have to disconnect it from the LAN, set the IP to my prefered address for an AP, turn off DHCP, and set up wireless all over again.

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  • Frederick L.
  • 2/28/2015 11:40:35 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggskeep away

Pros: fast

Cons: The firmware got corrupted in 20 months and I could not get back into the unit to reload the firmware (followed instructions on the internet and there's no way to get back to factory settings). Customer service told me they couldn't help. It seems it is quite common for these models to get their firmware corrupted. I purchased a different brand with a better warranty for the same price. First and last Netgear router I buy.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Fred,

Please feel free to post on our forums or browse them. The forums are a great way to troubleshoot and get help.

You can also check out the support page here:

We apologize for the inconvenience.



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  • City W.
  • 2/2/2015 11:39:22 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for over a year

Pros: Dual band has worked terrific. I'm not sure we've ever had to reboot it. Easy setup and has served our department perfectly.

Cons: We're asking a lot to pass through 3 painted steel covered walls. I would like to try relocating the router to get the best coverage for our fire department bays and meeting room.

Other Thoughts: I might be a fool, but we've not even passwd protected the networks. Makes it easiest for our 30 members to connect. Haven't had any problems yet.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 4/24/2014 10:59:33 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for streaming video.

Pros: I took a step back and began to count all of the devices connected to my wi-fi router. When I did the math, I needed an upgrade! This router had great reviews and seemed a good solution. After installing it, this dual band router has been amazing. 2 Roku's 4 Cell phones, 1 iPod, 1 XBox 360, 2 Kindle Fires, and 2 Laptops connect without a noticeable slowdown.

Cons: No Cons!

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  • Walter G.
  • 3/25/2014 2:08:28 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Can throw any traffic at it, bit torrent handled with ease.
Easy interface, didn't need to flash it with a wrt firmware
Powerful signal, like I said no need for a wrt firmware

Cons: Very tall, hard to hide in a cabinet

Other Thoughts: I didn't think I'd use the USB port for an ext drive but I have and love it, turns a cheap hard drive into a general dumping ground for backups and such

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/25/2014 7:54:30 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsdied too early

Pros: None!

Cons: Poor signal throughout my single story, open feel home.
The router died after 1 1/2 years of poor quality.

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  • Andrew T.
  • 1/30/2014 7:22:35 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, with DDWRT

Pros: DD-WRT compatible

The first few builds were a bit wonky, but things are working well now.

With DD-WRT, I can run multiple SSIDs on multiple frequencies.

Cons: Stock firmware is garbage

Older model, so it doesn't support the new ac standard, but that makes little difference in most home use circumstances.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/16/2014 11:28:10 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: I have owned this router for over 1 year. The setup was easy. It had been rock solid except for the discussion below.

Cons: The only con I have found is that when I have had to do a reset of the router I would lose my internet connection. So although the wireless was enabled I could not connect to the internet without first reloading the firmware. I have since found out that if I just recycle my cable modem while the Router is initializing then I am able to connect to the internet without having to reinstall the firmware. I found this in the NETGEAR genie. It has saved me several hours of time. This only works if you are using a cable modem. I have upgraded my firmware to

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if NETGEAR would describe this in their quick guide.

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