Netgear launches WGR614

Netgear Technologies launched its wireless-G router (WGR614) for surfing the Internet, email and online chat for home and office. WGR614 provides a speed of up to 54Mbps and supports 802.11g protocol.  

This broadband router with 4-ports is configurable for private networks and public hotspots and also has an inbuilt double firewall protection from external hackers' attacks. The WGR614 features double firewall protection to help shield the network from intrusions with two security methods.  

Atul Jain, Country Manager, Netgear Technologies India and SAARC, said, "With the too much pressure from real estate pricing there has been endeavors from all the quarters in the industry, Netgear WGR614 will surely help you to be flexible in terms of physical presence in the office secondly, the user is free from the messy wiring. And thirdly, you enjoy a very good speed up to 54Mbps. So, combination of all these three things can increase the productivity of the users, mobility with home / office yet accessing e-mail /internet seamlessly, accommodate more seats and finally, it adds to the aesthetic office space."     

Weighing around 0.26 kg (0.57 lb), the router can fit into any desktop space or can be mounted on a wall. The dimension of WGR614 is 6.9 x 1.1 x 4.7 in (175.3 x 27.94 x 119.4 mm.  

With a static and dynamic routing protocol hosting TCP/IP, VPN pass-through (IPSec, L2TP), NAT, PPTP, PPPoE, DHCP (client and server), the new router automatically detects ISP type, Exposed Host (DMZ), MAC address authentication, URL content filtering, logs and e-mail alerts of Internet activity.  It has an interface of Internet/WAN: 10/100 Mbps (auto-sensing) Ethernet, RJ-45 and LAN: 4 ports 10/100 Mbps (auto-sensing) Ethernet, RJ-45 with Firewall having Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS Attack Protection. The product also has encryption of 40-bit (also called 64-bit), 128-bit, and 152-bit (802.11g). It further boasts of WEP encryption, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) with 2 dBi Antenna and 12.0 VDC, 1.0.  

The System Requirements for the router are Broadband (cable, DSL) Internet service and modem with Ethernet connection, 2.4 GHz wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer, Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, Me, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux and Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 7.0 or higher.  

Available with two national distributors – Rashi Peripherals and Cyberstar Infocom, the pricing of the WGR614 is Rs. 2, 149 and comes with two years warranty.  

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