New Draft N devices from Netgear
Netgear releases new Draft N networking gear at CES 2008.
Netgear has rolled out some new Draft N products, including the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router (WNDR3300). This dual-band router is based on the draft 802.11n 2.0 spec and operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, so you can avoid interference from other wireless devices in your home. It manages to cram eight internal antennas into its compact 8.8x6.0x1.2-inch body, which also includes the ubiquitous four 10/100 LAN ports. It features QoS to help prioritize voice and video packets on your network. Price is $130.
For $30 more, the new RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500) trades the 5GHz band on the WNDR3300 for Gigabit Ethernet. This $160 Draft N router operates on the 2.4GHz band and features four Gigabit LAN ports.
For streaming stutter-free HD video and lag-free wireless gaming, Netgear has the HD/Gaming 5GHz Wireless-N Networking Kit (WNHDEB111). The $230 kit features two access points--one you connect to your router and the other you hook up to your cable or set-top box or game console, letting you enjoy your media on your HDTV instead of small LCD or laptop screen. The kit works with many consumer devices, including the Xbox, the PlayStation, the Wii , the TiVo HD, the Slingbox, and the Apple TV.