NETGEAR Rolls Out New Top-End Router and Internet Media Player

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Tim Higgins

NETGEAR logoNETGEAR has announced a new top-of-line simultaneous dual-band three-stream N router and a sub-$100 streaming media player.

The WNDR4500 N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router has two three-stream radios to provide up to 450 Mbps link rates simultaneously on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

The router has Gigabit WAN and four switched LAN ports and two USB 2.0 ports for storage and printer sharing.

NETGEAR WNDR4500

Other features include Guest wireless access on both bands, DLNA / UPnP AV media serving, scheduled wireless on / off and Internet usage metering.

The WNDR4500 will be available this month and lists for $179.99.

Also announced was the NTV200 NeoTV Streaming Player. The $79.99 (MSRP) connects to your network via either 10/100 Ethernet or built-in 802.11 b/g/n wireless and your TV or display via HDMI only. The kit includes an IR remote.

NETGEAR NTV200

Available content channels include Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, Napster, Picasa, blip.tv, Crunchyroll, Revision3 and TED. There are also social networking channels for Facebook and Twitter and a few games. Note that some content is subscription ($) based.

The NTV200 is up for pre-order now for shipment later this month.

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