Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

LAN & WAN Features

Introduction

Microsoft's official entry into the consumer networking hardware business has been met with mixed reactions from industry watchers. Some say the line of wired and 802.11b wireless routers and network adapters is priced right, and has the advantage of Microsoft's Support organization behind it. Others say it's a ho-hum offering, with little to differentiate it from the slew of established products from Linksys, SMC, D-Link, NETGEAR, and others.

I'm going to take a different approach to examining Microsoft's offerings by digging down past the marketing spin, with a detailed look at the MN-500 Wireless Base Station (router). I'll also show you who won the business to make the products for Microsoft,and offer my observations on what you might expect if you choose to make Microsoft your network hardware vendor.

More LAN & WAN

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I've just upgraded our cable modem and experiencing radically different download speeds on our mesh network depending on which router/node I'm attache...
What's the difference between the "DNS and WINS Server Setting" option and the "WAN DNS Setting" option under each tab? I have only been using the WAN...
I'm currently use a Asus RT-ac88u router with AsusMerlin firmware.But I'm dissatisfied with the speed when I use OpenvpnMy dream would be a router who...
Hi. I am experienceing slow 5ghz speeds on my RT-ac68u. My iPhone and android tablet max out around 120Mbps when connecting to the RT. Yesterday I pur...
My work issued computer is bypassing DNSFilter when connected to my router (no vpn enabled on the work computer). When I check IPleak.net it reports t...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3