Netgear is well known in the networking market. Originally a consumer-oriented subsidiary of Bay Networks, they have since been spun off to become their own company. Some of the first consumer routers came out of Netgear, and they have been a major player in the home networking scene. Their latest line of products sports a new sleek look, a major change of the square purple boxes for which they were known. Personally, I was a fan of the old box, but then again, not everybody wants a network center in their closet ;). I will admit, however that the new design looks good next to my SB4100 Cable Modem. Alright, enough about the style, letís take a look at what you get in the box, and some basic features.
4-Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router
6 foot CAT-5 Ethernet cable.
Pretty much standard fare, but the Ethernet cable was a nice touch, as not everyone has extra cables lying about
Enables you to share your broadband Internet connection
Lets you exchange data quickly between connected PCs and notebooks, share printers and other peripherals, and communicate via e-mail
Auto-sensing to offer future scalability of 10Base-T networks into 100Base-T Networks
Uplink port that lets you add computers to your network
Dedicated bandwidth for each port so you can enjoy an efficient and error-free network