NETGEAR unveils WiFi reliability and private cloud file sharing to home routers


NETGEAR, a networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced the
availability of the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition
(WNDR3800), the first home router to offer Clear Channel Selector and the first
to create private cloud file sharing through NETGEAR’s new ReadySHARE Cloud


Clear Channel Selector, previously available only in more
costly wireless routers for businesses, automatically detects when the WiFi
channel currently in use becomes overcrowded and switches to another
less-crowded channel.


WiFi overcrowding is a growing problem as the number of
WiFi access points proliferates and there’s more competition for WiFi
frequencies from household devices such as microwave ovens, cordless phones,
baby monitors and from neighbors.


Clear Channel Selector creates a more reliable home WiFi
network by greatly reducing sudden disconnects and slowdowns, especially
important for demanding applications such as HD video streaming, multi-player
gaming and online voice or video chats.


ReadySHARE Cloud transforms a USB hard drive or flash
drive plugged into the USB port of the N600 Premium Edition into a private
“cloud” storage system for securely accessing and sharing files
within the home network or across the Internet.


There’s no need to go through the lengthy process of
selecting a public file-sharing site and then uploading files, and no worries
about privacy policies or what happens if the service suddenly goes out of


Instead, ReadySHARE Cloud makes it easy to designate
which files and folders on the USB drive can be shared. These shared files can
be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection, as well as through
apps from NETGEAR for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphones and Android


Installing and managing the N600 Premium Edition is a
snap. There’s no CD required for installation, and the router can be configured
through a simple browser-based interface accessible on PCs, Macs, smartphones,
the iPad and other tablets.


The N600 Premium Edition is NETGEAR’s most feature-rich
home router, built around a powerful 680 MHz processor backed by 16 MB of flash
memory and 128 MB of RAM. Among the router’s many advanced features are:


ReadySHARE Printer, USB printers plugged into the N600
Premium Edition can be accessed by any computer linked to the home network.
There’s no need to buy a new printer with built-in WiFi to print wirelessly.


NETGEAR Genie, a free computer software utility for monitoring,
controlling and repairing the home network.


NETGEAR Live Parental Controls, a centralized, flexible
and reliable way for parents to control which web sites their children visit
and what times of day they can go online, covering all devices on the network
including Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.


Guest network, allows visitors to go online without
having to be given the home network password and without gaining access to
computers, printers, storage drives and other home-network devices.


“The N600 Premium Edition brings a new level of
sophistication to home networks. The unprecedented feature set of this advanced
router makes wireless connections more reliable, breaks down the barriers to
file-sharing in the cloud and much more yet it’s easy to set up and manage.
This is the future of home networking, and it’s here today,” said Som Pal
Choudhury, director of product marketing, NETGEAR.


NETGEAR recently announced
three new enhancements to the ReadyNAS Ultra family of high-performance storage


By Team
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