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Netgear N150 Wireless Router review

Netgear's N150 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router DGN1000 should get respect for its long name

Our Verdict

An entry level ADSL2+ router that provides basic Wireless-N capabilities

For

  • Ease of set up
  • Reasonable budget performance
  • Good design

Against

  • Lacking features

Overview

A perfect upgrade to an aging ADLS router like the TP-Link W8961ND, this Netgear N150 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router DGN1000 is firmly aimed at the budget ADSL market, but hopefully without any of the horrible shortcomings the TP-Link suffered from.

Despite its budget credentials, the Netgear N150 Wireless Router provides basic but limited 802.11n Wireless-N networking along with a full ADSL2+ modem and four 100BaseT Ethernet LAN ports.

It's also relatively well styled, taking the more popular shiny black chassis approach, has a small footprint and a useful array of cool-blue status lights.

As is Netgear's way, the unit comes with an on/off switch and the usual external power supply. In the box you'll also find a single ADSL filter plus a network and telephone cable so you can easily get started.

Tech Specs

Product TypeModem/Wireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports4
Total Number of Antennas1
Wireless Transmission Speed150 Mbps
Brand NameNetgear
Form FactorDesktop
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
Height27.9 mm
Width175.3 mm
Depth119.4 mm
ManufacturerNetgear, Inc
Product ModelDGN1000
Product NameDGN1000 Wireless-N 150 Router
Manufacturer Part NumberDGN1000-100UKS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.netgear.co.uk
Weight (Approximate)265 g