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NETGEAR WNDR4000 N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Reviewed - Features

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Features

The WNDR4000's feature set is pretty much the same as the WNDR3700v2's. You can check the WNDR3700v2 review for a summary of the v1 to v2 changes. Here's a summary of the WNDR4000's routing features:

  • DHCP, Static, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP WAN types
  • IPv6 support (6 to 4 tunnel, Pass Through, Fixed, DHCP, PPPoE, auto detect WAN types)
  • Built-in dynamic DNS client for DynDNS
  • DHCP server with address reservation
  • Static and dynamic (RIP 1, 2) routing
  • UPnP automatic port mapping (NAT Traversal)
  • Single and port range forwarding with separate internal and external port settings
  • Triggered port forwarding
  • Firewall controls: Port scan DoS protection disable; IGMP Proxy; MTU size; NAT filtering; SIP ALG
  • Remote management enable with IP range restriction and port setting
  • Schedulable keyword site blocking w/ trusted IP bypass
  • Schedulable service blocking by IP
  • Uplink (LAN to WAN) only QoS with High, Medium, Normal or Low Priority by service
  • WMM (Wireless MultiMedia) (enabled by default)
  • SMB/CIFS file sharing, HTTP, FTP access and UPnP AV media serving from attached FAT, NTFS formatted drive
  • Emailed logs and alerts
  • Onscreen log w/ enables for allowed/blocked site access, admin access, port forward / triggers, DoS and Port scans, wireless access, router operation
  • Traffic meter with monthly upload/ download / both limit with warn and disconnect options

Missing routing features include:

  • IPsec, PPTP and L2TP VPN passthrough controls
  • HTTPS admin access

Note that the missing VPN passthrough controls don't mean that VPN passthrough isn't supported. It is. But you just can't enable / disable the feature as you can on other routers.

Here is a summary of wireless features:

  • 2.4 and 5 GHz radios with separate controls
  • SSID broadcast, channel, mode control
  • WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK and mixed security modes
  • Client-to-client isolation control
  • Guest networks on both bands with separate security, client-to-client isolation control and client-to-LAN control
  • Wireless radio on/off (software and hardware switch and by schedule)
  • Fragmentation, CTS/RTS, Preamble mode controls
  • Client MAC address access control
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support with keep setting control and PIN disable

And missing wireless features:

  • WEP security
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (RADIUS)
  • Transmit power control
  • Connect rate control

Elimination of WEP support seems to be a trend. And at some point we can expect 802.11b support to disappear or at least not be guaranteed.

Channel selection defaulted to Auto for both 2.4 GHz and Channel 153 for 5 GHz. The Mode selector was set to Up to 145 Mbps (20 MHz mode) for 2.4 GHz and Up to 450 Mbps for 5 GHz (40 MHz mode). There are no separate a/b/g/n mode controls. But you can limit operation to 802.11b/g or 802.11a by setting the 2.4 or 5 GHz radio Modes to Up to 54 Mbps. To change the 2.4 GHz radio to 40 MHz mode, choose Up to 54 Mbps and to change the 5 GHz radio to 20 MHz bandwidth choose Up to .217 Mbps.

Channel selection is 1-11 for 2.4 GHz (for US operation) and 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161 for 5 GHz.

The Gallery below contains screenshots of the wireless setting pages and a few other key screens.




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Antenna Power

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Reviewed by MJ
November 13, 2013
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I found this review very useful and the router works well. I'm very interested in knowing the power of the antennas, particularly on the 2.4Ghz band.

 

good router

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Reviewed by fazul
September 18, 2013
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its a very good router

the good things:

fast - nice look - got many features

the bad thing:

i cant use band 5GHz with my iphone 4 ...... i cant even find the network name when i search for it

i can find just the 2.4GHz band but 5GHz not appear i dont know why .... maybe i should update my iphone or something

but the router is good at all

 

this router is wonderful

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Reviewed by eddie clark
March 12, 2012
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I love the performance of this netgear n750

 

Excellent piece of kit

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Reviewed by Squuiid
August 16, 2011
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I went from a WNDR3700 to the 4000 and file transfer speeds from my 2011 MBP to my WHS improved dramatically.
I highly recommend this router. Works perfectly with a selection of iDevices, Macbook Pros and Mac Mini.

Unlike the Apple Airport Extreme, it allows you to use any subnet AND disable DHCP if you wish.

 

excellent transfer performance with some kinks

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Reviewed by aandea
June 04, 2011
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I got 2 of these routers to setup my network as follows:
the base router to work as a wireless AP on the 2.4 GHz band, and to connect with the second router (as WDS) on the 5GHz band. The second router acts as a WDS repeater and serves my media center (through wired connections).

The good:
I can transfer files to my HTPC (over wireless WDS) with 25MBytes / second !!!. I've never seen more than 7 MBytes with any other configurations. Let me repeat : 25 MB (mega bytes, not bits). This is 2 rooms away over 2 walls at about 30 to 45 degree angle through the walls , same floor.

The bad :
WDS does not works with WPA or WPA2 on this router. Since WEP is removed on this router, WDS works only when there is NO security (on 5GHz band for me). Very lame !
Reliability issues : this is a potential bug: about once a day, the base router changes the security on my 2.4GHz bank to NONE (from WPA2). This is probably because of the WDS enabled on the 5Ghz band. Still, this is a BIG issue for me (as it's exposing my network).

Conclusion : great transfer rates but issues with the firmware ... I am returning these routers.. might get them again once the firmware matures,

Note : firmware version tested : 1.0.0.66 (on both routers)

 
 
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