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Netgear WGR614

details: 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2006-01-28
updated: 2015-09-14
The WGR614 is a Wirelesss-G Internet sharing broadband router with a built-in 4-port switch. The unit offers double firewall protection, touchless WiFi security and a secondary internal antenna for improved wireless range. The router automatically detects your ISP type and supports logs of Internet activity.

The 54 Mbps 802.11g wireless offers up to 128-bit WEP and WPA encryption.

This router provides easy set-up with Smart Wizard installation CD. It automatically upgrades to the latest router firmware during installation.

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 WGR614 Features
 Availability: discontinued
 List price: $49
 Street price: $39
 Warranty: 3 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 USB port(s): 0
 NAT routing: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: no
 ToS / DiffServ: no
 UPnP: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 54 Mbps
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
 WiFi modes: Wireless bridge (PtP)
 internal antenna(s): 1
 external antenna(s): 1
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: yes
 WDS compatible: no
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Security log: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, MAC Address filtering, keyword/content filtering
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Alternate Admin URL:
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: password
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Chipset: Broadcom5352@200MHz or Broadcom5354@240MHz
 RAM: 8 Mb
 Flash Memory: 2 Mb
 Third-party firmware support: yes
 Notes: v8 has 16Mb RAM and 4 Mb Flash memory
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2007-01-14 09:56
This model has gone "flakey" on me several times: not allowing me to connect to the net; requiring power cycles to function; etc. Today it appears to have died all together. Power cycles and reset buttons not withstanding, it fails to pass bits from my cable modem to my PC. I can almost log into the router to check it's configuration, but the default username and password (which it should revert to after resetting the unit) do not allow entery. If I were you, I would buy another router.
by anonymous - 2007-02-01 11:20
I had exactly this failure. My router stopped communicating with my cable modem. I could connect to the wireless function with my laptop, but I could not get to the outside world. Numerous resets later, I pitched the thing. I 'm now using Linksys. This is the 2nd Netgear router that has failed like this in a year.
by stream723 - 2007-03-03 23:10
Unlike the other users commenting, I have had no problems. I take that back, once there was a disconnect that took half a day to fix but part of it was due to a Linksys cable modem and my ISP all going weird at once so I never figured out which connection started the problem. I did run into a security issue with someone tapping into the connection and stealing bandwidth. But there are plenty of options to secure the unit, so locking up access was easy and quick. It will allow you to limit the amount Of IP's it serves in DHCP mode so I just allowed it to serve 3. One for the always on desktop, one for the always on Wii and one for the wireless card in a laptop. additionally it's set to only allow the MAC addresses from those machines. Now if I could only figure a way around Comcast's upload cap...
by anonymous - 2007-05-17 15:10
I have had no problems with this router has locked up only once or twice but other than that it has been wonderful.
by PDXuser - 2007-08-20 16:12
I've had the same lock up requiring a power cycle as others have. It only happens when looking at aireal photo imagery on Google maps or real estate viewing software... I think it just tries to transfer too much data at one time and so it locks up. A power cycle always fixes it, but it only lasts about 20 minutes of viewing before it locks up again... and it gets really warm. Other than that, it's been a great router... good range, easy install, lots of functions... I just wish it would keep working without requiring a power cycle.
by anonymous - 2008-08-27 08:03
I have just recieved my router from my isp, and have had nothing but problem, it freezes my internet connection, and ports are closed for most programs, My router has which is not default so I contacted isp for user/pass as defaults don't work, they could not help me, so I have a router than I can do nothing with, what a waste of time, do your self a favour buy another router.
by anonymous - 2008-09-29 20:44
great router, rarely freezes, has done maybe once every couple of months which isnt bad. reset power fixes no problems at all.
by mario - 2008-09-30 17:51
Had the same problem of not being able to get into the administration till i realised on the underneath of the router that some companies have already changed the password and it is found here.
by Dogbone - 2008-12-05 14:44
I've had nothing but constantly good performance with this router. No problems, easy to manage.
by anonymous - 2009-02-12 04:22
Been using my Netgear WGR614v9 for over a year now. Works great. Switched after the second Linksys died. But another poster said he switched after his second Netgear died. Meh, anecdotal evidence on a small scale doesn't help anyone much.

The Netgear setup was very fast for me and easy to use. I'd personally argue that it was a bit better than my Linksys experience, but they're both competitive and they try to please their customers. This one is just the same old wireless router equipped with everything we've come to expect; works well for most people.
by RAJ - 2009-07-25 03:57
Can we add QOS to this router?
by anonymous - 2009-09-02 19:39
Disable Advanced 108Mbps features. The router seems to choke while compressing aerial images
by anonymous - 2009-09-10 08:33
This router has been giving me fits. For the longest time, Comcast was providing me with a Static IP address (which I did not pay for). My IP address stayed the same for 3.5 years. Yesterday, I was having all sorts of problems getting my Comcast modem to talk to my router. At the same time, I also noticed that my IP address had changed. After 30 min. of power cycling both the router and modem, it finally began working again. This morning, same thing. IP address changed overnight and modem and router were not communicating. Is there a setting I need to change inside the router so that it doesn't lock up every time my WAN IP address changes? I'm assuming that this is what is causing the freezing up.
by The Motherflippin - 2009-09-10 13:28
I got one of these when my ZyXEL X-550 finally died after years of dignified service. Luck-of-the-box gave me the v7. It's decent, and a nice performer, but it has weird quirks. This is the only router I've used that supports port forwarding but doesn't allow you to switch from port X external to port Y internal. So, for example, where I previously had a web server on port 80 of each of two machines that I just forwarded 8180 to 80 on server A and 8280 to 80 on server B, I now have to run each server on a different port internally as well. Also, it only supports a contiguous block of 50 assigned DHCP addresses. We have several laptops with both wired and wireless potential connections. With my previous router, I had a nice scheme where xx0+ would be wired connections and xx5+ would be wireless connections for the same device, and I had to change that.
by Eric - 2009-11-27 17:18
Can anyone provide the steps to reset the username and password. I bought this router a couple of months ago and must have changed the default "admin" and "password" logins. I can't access my router at this point.

Please help this technologically challenged individual.

by luis orriola - 2009-11-27 22:06
tengo un problema mi besino esta usando mi interne como puedo ponerle un blogueho para al netgear
by anonymous - 2009-12-12 22:29
I've been using the WGR614v6 for about three years...Earthlink is the only problem I have. The router has been holding up great. Earthlink sucks.
by anonymous - 2010-01-03 08:22
Been using for a year. Could not access router's web interface, so did a factory reset. Had to reset 4 times to get router working again (it looked like it failed to boot, all lights are on, orange. Once it was working again, it did a firmware update, and after it did a reset, the ethernet ports will not work. Computers say they are connected to a port, but cannot get dhcp, fixed ip does not work etc. Looks like no data is transmitted along the ethernet ports.
Thankfully wireless works, wpa2. For now this will have to do, but will be dumping this soon.
by i am ticked - 2010-01-16 18:24
I just bought one of these from some electrical dealer, for the past few days i have been trying( but not necessarily succeeding) to install it. It has been one of the most annoying tasks in my life, i get up to where it restarts my network. From there on there are two main outcomes, 1 it says 'No Connection was detected'. From that point on it gives you a brief run-through of what you are supposed to do, i follow that and it gives me the same message. Number 2 it says 'IP Address Error' and from then on it gives no help at all. It only gives you the option to quit. What a waste of money.
by anonymous - 2010-01-31 16:25
thank you! after half an hour of web searching!!!
by anonymous - 2010-02-27 13:21
I have the same issue all the time (multiple times per week, sometimes per day), and Netgear has not been helpful in trying to remedy this. Any findings on the topic?
by anonymous - 2010-04-08 13:18
I bought this router about a year ago and i have to reset it every couple of months because it stops working for my laptop. It usually happens every two months and now its happening more and more regularly. Sometimes over night something goes wrong or sometimes just out of the blue.
by anonymous - 2010-05-12 04:51
too much pron ;) na mine seems to work fine :S
by anonymous - 2010-05-31 12:45
Horrid router, to me it does whatever it feels like doing. Connects to the internet whenever it feels like it, hides its SSID overnight, it drives me bat shop crazy.
by anonymous - 2010-06-18 18:41
I have forgot my user name and password. So I tried to reset it myself, but now when I go to log in it takes me straight to the netgear site and wont let me do what I neet to do. Is there a way around this or am I just not looking in the right place?
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