Netgear is one of the most popular brands in the world, famous for their modems and wireless routers. Handsome designs, powerful performance and affordable price tags are the key features they hold. The Netgear WGR614 Wireless N 150 is one of the best home wireless routers, released a few years ago in India. It is indeed cheap (around Rs.1300) and best with stunning performance. User feedbacks of this router are enough to buy it. Range of this router is up to 1200 square feets, so that it will not have any signal drop even in any corner of a 3BHK house or apartment. It works on a frequency of 2.4 GHz with IEEE 802.11 b/g protocol. Having up to 150Mbps speed, this router can connect up to 4 devices at the same time with the 4 LAN ports equipped in it. Excellent security is one of the main attractions of all Netgear routers. This one has WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK and WEP security encryptions along with Live Parental Controls, double firewall protection and Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention which together make your Wi-Fi network more secure and it keeps hackers away.
Look at the picture for the better understanding about the design. It is white in colour, having 28mm height, 175mm width, 118mm thickness and 399g weight. At the back side of the router, you will find 4 LAN ports to connect your gadgets, 1 yellow coloured WAN port to connect the yellow WAN cable to your modem, the ON/OFF power button, the reset button and the adapter socket to connect the power adapter. At the front side, you will see the indicator lights that tells you what is currently happening with the device. The first light indicates the power supply and the second one, the tick mark is the test light which will light up when you start up your router and will get off after the booting is complete and the device is ready. The third one, the Wi-Fi trademark icon when flashing, indicates that the router is transmitting a wireless signal. The next one, the 'i' light will flash when the router is waiting to receive signals from the modem. If it did not light up, there might be some trouble with your set up. And the final 1-4 lights light up when you have connected any device to the router using the LAN ports. On the top of the router, you will find two switches, the wireless ON/OFF switch and the lock switch.
Unboxing and setting up the router
When unboxing Netgear WGR614 Wireless-N 150 Router, you will first get the installation disc and the configuration guide that tells you how to connect your router. Inside the box, then you will find the router, a yellow LAN cable which connects your permanent modem and the wireless router, a power adapter and two small stands for the router. Every instructions for setting up the router is clearly explained in the installation disc and it is very easy, hardly take 10 minutes. The yellow LAN cable is to connect your router with your internet modem.
User feedbacks and reviews
Here I have collected some user feedbacks and reviews which are got from the buyers at the online shopping websites. Only important are given here-
1. Easy to set up and use
2. Excellent range
3. Sharing files is so fast
4. Enhances the internet speed a little
5. Never hangs up
6. Excellent life
Price in India
It is one of the cheapest Netgear routers ever released in Indian markets. The Netgear WGR614 Wireless N 150 home router is priced at the lowest cost of Rs.1300 in India. You can buy it online from any stores like Flipkart.com and have discounts and other offers. It is currently in stock at Flipkart. So, close your eyes and buy it!