Netgear Wireless-N Router is a Great Budget Buy

Unplggd Test Labs

Product: NETGEAR WNR2000 Wireless-N Router
Price: $59
Rating: Strong Recommend
It's hard to find a reliable router these days. Signal drops, flaky firmware, and all signs point to quality control being thrown out the window. This may explains why we found ourselves so surprisingly impressed by Netgear's budget Wireless-N router, purchased on the whim when we found out that our friends' apartment we stayed at during our trip to The Big Apple completely lacked an access point for Internet (a daily essential, sometimes more so than vitamins!).

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After having only tested it for about a week at our friend's apartment, we couldn't wait to get our own Netgear WNR-2000 Wireless-N Router to expand our network coverage at our place back at home. The pictures above were taken in context of the messy and agile environment of a New Yorker, but judgments will be solely on the router itself - and my, what a fabulous piece of tech Netgear has bestowed upon us today.

WHAT WE LOVED:

  • Slick design
  • Fast setup (we literally were up and running in less than 15 minutes)
  • Quick performance
  • QOS and plenty of other options (for those who enjoy their "IT" way of life and wish for more fine network control)

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE SO MUCH:

  • Dated web interface (though it's not that bad to be honest)
  • Repeat mode works only with other Netgear routers
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Overall, the router kicked major butt in terms of performance and provided plenty of coverage across the loft apartment. Compared to our favored Apple Airport Express, the Netgear ranks up there in terms of speed, performance, and reliability. We highly recommend checking out the Netgear WNR-2000 Wireless-N Router if you're looking for a quick and easy way to get Internet access coverage across your home.

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Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did loan us the product for testing and review purposes.

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