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Netgear DG632

details: ADSL Router
hardware type: DSL Router
date added: 2006-02-25
updated: 2015-09-14
The DG632 is an ADSL1/2/2+ router with one RJ-11 WAN port, four 10/100Mbps LAN ports and a single USB port, used for client PCs connection. It supports NAT routing, DMZ and DNS proxy.

This router provides VPN pass-through for IPSec, L2TP and PPTP. It features a built-in SPI firewall to protect the network against hackers and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

This device can be easily configured via Web-based configuration utility, including Quick Setup Wizard.
 DG632 Features
 Availability: discontinued
 Warranty: 2 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: DSL/ISDN/POTS connector (RJ-11)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 1
client PC
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 DNS proxy: yes
 UPnP: yes
 DSL compliance: ADSL1 (G.dmt 992.1, G.lite 992.2, G.hs 994.1, DMT T1.413)
ADSL2 (G.992.3, G.lite.bis 992.4)
ADSL2+ (G.992.5)
 PPPoE client: yes
 PPPoA client: yes
 DSL Line condition view: yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Security log: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: password
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Diagnostic functions: yes
ping, DNS lookup, etc.
 Misc hardware info
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Notes: Allows simultaneous USB and Ethernet connectivity.
 Product page:
 Quick Install Guide:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2006-06-09 18:08
I purchased the Netgear DG632 DSL router to replace the Actiontec GT701-WG sent to me by Qwest DSL. The Actiontec needed to be reset about once per day due to it slowly degrading in performance until I would get 2 second ping times when online gaming (i.e. unplayable) or just flat dropping the connection.

After using the DG632 for about 9 months I can say it was a noticeable improvement in overall reliability. I still reset the modem about once per week, but that's not nearly as frustrating as what I had before. Download rates and such were pretty much identical between the Actiontec and the Netgear on a 1.5 Mbps connection (no surprise). I do find that I have to reset the modem more often if I'm doing bit-torrent. I still get some degradation in overall performance over time with that. It may have something to do with my provider. Not sure. This is with a PPPoA connection.

The one thing that the Netgear does not provide that the Actiontec did is a wireless connection. If that is important to people, they will need to pick up a wireless hub to add on to the box. I think Netgear has one that connects to this unit using USB. I don't use the wireless portion so it is no big deal to me. Keeping a decent wired connection to my provider was much more important.
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