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NETGEAR WNR854T Wireless Router Gigabit Edition IEEE802.11n draft specification IEEE802.11g, IEEE 802.11b

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  • IEEE802.11n draft specification
  • IEEE802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

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Striking the right balance between performance, functionality, and usability, the NETGEAR WNR854T Wireless Router Gigabit Edition enables you to get the maximum performance from your home network. Its 300 Mbps Steady-Stream allows lightning fast data transfers and highly reliable connectivity. Compliant with 802.11n, the RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N Router ensures that your home network is ready for upcoming technological standards. It offers compatibility with both 802.11b/g standards and, hence, can be used with any 802.11b/g wireless network device.

This helps you run your home/office wireless network to create and maintain stable connections, while providing enough bandwidth to surf the Internet, download MP3s, make phone calls via the Web, share files, play network games, and stream high-definition videos, simultaneously, at any distance or location in the home or office. The WNR854T also utilizes advanced MIMO (Multi-In, Multi-Out) technology, which delivers exceptionally fast data transfers across long ranges, and also provides wireless interoperability at the highest speeds with other TopDog products.

The wireless router ensures high data security with Double Firewall, Network Address Translation, Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention, WiFi protected Access, Wired Equivalent Privacy, Wireless Access Control, MAC address authentication, and Exposed Host (DMZ) for secure gaming). Additionally, its preset internal antenna design ensures optimal performance.

  • newegg RangeMax Next Wireless-n Network RangeMax NEXT extends wireless network possibilities by providing Steady-Stream wireless connections at a maximum of 300Mbps. RangeMax NEXT is compliant with draft 802.11n, legacy b and g wireless standards. A RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N network creates and maintains stable connections and maximum bandwidth to surf the Internet, download MP3s, make Internet phone calls, share files, play network games, and stream high-definition videos simultaneously at any distance in the home or office.
  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The NETGEAR WNR854T features 1 Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports to provide up to 10x faster speeds than most 100M network connections and excellent usability in both home and office networks.
  • newegg TOP DOG Wireless The draft 802.11n wireless standard utilizes advanced MIMO (Multi-In, Multi-Out) technology to deliver incredible speeds and ranges, and for the first time provides wireless interoperability at peerless speeds with other products using Top Dog technology.
  • newegg Steady-Stream Technology Steady-Stream technology ensures maximum streaming bandwidth for all applications throughout your home or office all at once.
  • newegg Touchless WiFi Security Touchless WiFi Security makes it a breeze to create reliable network security including WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, while NETGEAR's Smart Wizard simplifies setup.

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  • Marius B.
  • 4/8/2009 11:09:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAnnoying and dangerous

Pros: Good looking

Cons: Needs a reboot once or twice per day. It lockes up. It's a known issue without a fix. There is also a known bricking issue. After a few months it will just die (power LED goes green and that's it). Also transfer between two wireless devices is at about 0.5-1Kbps. Didn't expect this from Netgear.

Other Thoughts: Didn't expect this from Netgear. Try to stay away from this router.

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  • Jason T.
  • 4/4/2009 3:50:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: This is a great router for the people who know how to use it. A lot of people are complaining about having their wireless or internet connection constantly being dropped. If you upgrade the firmware to the latest one, the router is great.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I fixed my dropped signals in the Basic Settings tab by setting the idle timeout to 0. This makes the router keep the connection alive when nobody is using the internet. I love this router! :D

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  • Duane G.
  • 3/10/2009 11:34:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOwed 3 of this

Pros: Fast speed, easy to setup, good range wireless, works well with B/G/N that i have tested.

Cons: Well when this unit works it's great, but as you know by now there is a problem with this model main do to over heating. I've tryed cooling it still died, and I've never had one last over the 1 year limit so i would have to get an other. At the time this was the best you could get compared to other companys. but now with the 2.0 N out I can move on to something better then thing.

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor get something else.

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5 out of 5 eggsVery nice Router

Pros: Very easy to setup, admin menu is a snap, setting up port forwarding is easy, stability is great never drops connections, wireless signal is incredible, 100 percent no matter where I am in the house, throughput is incredible. I switched from a dead D-link 4300 Gaming router to this and there is a world of difference between the two. The D-link is a pile of junk, would lock up when downloading torrents, wireless connections were very slow for my ps3, psp and wii when logging in, downloading etc.. but with this router I get no problems with torrents, all my wireless systems download at max speeds.

Cons: No con's to mention really, price could be a little lower I guess but is that not a con with anything we buy?

Other Thoughts: To anybody who said this router was hard to setup or didn't like the fact that a restart is required after making changes, give me a break, read the manual or ask a somebody who has a clue, how often do you really need to make changes to your router config where it restarting is a problem, this only comes into play if you have no idea what you are doing so you keep trying random things to get something to work while sorting through google search results for "Setup port forwarding for aim"

To anybody who said the signal range was lousy, give me another break, what kind of walls do you have in your house apartment? It's a well known fact that any sort of mortar in walls will kill a wireless signal so if you live in a non wireless friendly dwelling, get over it.

To anybody who said "it dies after a week/month" they warranty it for 12 months. Call them, get a free replacement. Honesly my last router died after 3 years and I am glad it did, this router is way better!!

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  • Tracy J.
  • 3/4/2009 12:14:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorks sort of

Pros: When it work, it works.

Cons: Has issues with dropinging wireless connections throughout the day. Only fix is to power cycle the router.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this! After having nothing but issues with this unit I decieded to check out Netgear user forums for a possible fix. Turns out I'm not the only user having problems with this unit the forum is filled with angry users. After having this for a little over a month ended up replacing it with a D-Link DIR-615 from NewEgg cheaper and actually works!

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  • David W.
  • 2/24/2009 12:38:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorks Great Till It Dies

Pros: It was the best router i have ever seen. Downloaded on wireless at 500kb/s when hard wired it would download at 1,250kb/s and sometimes1.5mb/s.

Cons: Magically dies one day never to work again. I came home and found that only the power light would come on and it would not boot up. This in known as the "Green Ring of Death". After i found out that it was out of warranty i decided to open it up. When i took it apart I found out the wireless card could be removed so i took it out and tired to boot up the router it now worked perfect still got the same great speed from the wired ports but of course the wire functionality is now totally lost.

Other Thoughts: If i could give it no eggs i would! do not buy this router. instead look at the newer models i have since bought one of these and i am very happy with the results. The 10/100 version's model number is WNR2000 and the 10/100/1000 is WNR3500. I have seen both versions in action and they function much better.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2009 5:41:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWow!! It Rocks

Pros: This gave my home network a new life!! We have 5 computers in our home and everyone of them moves 15 times faster on the internet. Even when the kids and I are all web surfing. No drops of the internet, and I have been running this now for over 3 months. I keep this at one end of my home and I have all bars, everywhere in the home.

Cons: I didn't upgrade a couple of years ago. It took about two hours to set it up. But it was well worth the time.

Other Thoughts: I had issues with my old Netgear WGR614v2 and I have had it for at least 7 years. Netgear hasn't let me down yet.
Go out and buy the Gigabit PCI adapter for the wired computers, it will amaze you.

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  • David C.
  • 1/13/2009 8:16:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStay Away

Pros: 1st Gen Wireless N with Gig Lan Speeds! Plenty of options to config router (mac addressing, website filtering, email logs)

Cons: EVERY change you do to the router, requires a restart of the device!! Drives you crazy when you do as much as I do because with each hardware firmware upgrade, they ask that you reset the routers settings to default and reprogram it!!!

Other Thoughts: As mentioned this is a 1st Gen wireless N, the 2nd Gen has been out for about a year and the 3rd Gen is just around the corner (WNDR3700).

Unless the price for this device goes down to under 80.00 I wouldn't get this one. Also I have returned 2 of these to netgear because each of the units just died one day on me. Luckily it was within a year of the purchase "cough cough".

Next time this device dies, I am going with the WNDR3700.

Also take into consideration that the WiFi Alliance will be certified wireless n devices that meet draft 2.0 specs. Which makes me believe that if your router doesn't meet draft 2.0 specs, when 802.11n goes out of "draft" status, your router will not be "wifi" certified. If that matters to you....

As always, feel free to gmail my nickname with questions or comments

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2009 8:18:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Netgear

Pros: I like the internal antenna design. I am running mine at about half its max speed to increase signal integrity becuase I have about 20 wireless networks running in my neighborhood. This system is running very good and I have never gone below max signal strength anywhere in the house regardless what appliance is being run.

Cons: The chassis is slightly larger than their older models, which is not a problem, I just had to change the size of the bracket in my networking cabinet.

Other Thoughts: Was easy to setup, probably the easiest one so far. I have used netgear for years now and I normally upgrade to a new unit before I see any failures. I read the other reviews before purchasing and it seems there were a lot of negative thoughts on almost all the routers. Makes me wonder. I've constructed a few networks of my own and for other people and have not had any issue ever with netgear router itself. However if you are building a multi tier network Linksys and Netgear systems do not play well with each other.

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  • George K.
  • 12/18/2008 12:17:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsworks great for now

Pros: WAN/LAN gigabit, easy setup, FAST,handles bittorrent clients well even without port forwarding. I was surprised to see how well I could simulatenously download 4 different files via Mu torrent on 1 PC, while surfing/downloading/streaming other content on the other 5 PCs that are on my home network all at the same time. Other routers would delay or freeze under these circumstances (especially if you weren't port forwarding for the bittorrent). I am not a network geek at all, I am more PC hardware oriented- so if what I am saying sounds stupid or non-technical I apologize.

Cons: Worried about longevity based on user reviews- this may have been fixed by firmware updates, but the firmware may not have executed properly-see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for about 80 at a BM store. Despite the poor reviews, I could not pass up. Set-up was a breeze. Updated the firmware to the latest version. I later realized-based on the instructions and other web info that you need to reset the router to default settings for the firmware update to load- and I think this is true. When I tested bandwidth using 2wire, there was no difference before & after the firmware flash. After I saved my settings,reset to default, then reloaded my settings, I did notice a change in bandwidth speed- it was actually about 5% slower. This was neglible in real world situations but at least it did proove that a reset to default was necessary for the new firmware to take. Just to clarify, I did multiple bandwidth tests (to get an avg) before and after. I am hoping that somewhere in these firmware revisions that something may have been coded to help with the longevity of the unit. Its possible people may have updated firmware,but never executed it.

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