If you have a medium to large sized home and you want great Wi-Fi in every room of your home, the Netgear N450 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (N450-100NAS) is for you. Whether it is upstairs, downstairs, in the living room, in the study or even in the garage, the N450 Cable Modem has an enhanced range powerful enough to cover your whole house.
The two-in-one unit is available to you at a very reasonable price and you can also say goodbye to monthly modem rental charges and therefore save money. The router and DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem unleashes eight times faster download speeds (up to 340 Mbps) and faster, smoother Wi-Fi and it works with all major cable internet providers.
The review focuses on the technology in the Netgear N450 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (N450-100NAS) and how it can help you get faster download speeds and improved Wi-Fi.
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Netgear N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router Features
- 8x faster cable Internet download speeds with 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels, up to 340 Mbps.
- Faster Wi-Fi Speeds, up to 450Mbps – N450 Wi-Fi.
- USB ports to wirelessly share your hard drive.
- Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers.
- CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers like XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision and more (not compatible with Cable bundled voice services).
- Two-in-One DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem + Wi-Fi Router delivers N450 Wi-Fi and up to 340Mbps modem speed.
- Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connections and two USB ports to wirelessly share your hard drive.
Our Netgear N450 WiFi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router Review
The Netgear N450 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (N450-100NAS) gives you a high-speed cable internet connection and it has DOCSIS 3.0 support which makes the N450 8 times faster than DOCSIS 2.0. DOCSIS 3.0 is the next generation of Data Over Cable Services Interface Specification (DOCSIS), an international standard that lets cable operators deliver significantly faster data speeds to your home.
By using the DOCSIS 3.0 platform, you are able to get the latest, fastest speeds cable providers are now delivering.
Together with outstanding Wi-Fi range and performance, the 2-in-1 N450 Cable Modem Router connects your home to the next high-speed level. You get smooth HD streaming, continuous online gaming and quick, reliable internet for all your devices.
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports with N450 Wi-Fi make it ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming. Take advantage of the new, higher speeds cable providers offer without paying their cable modem rental fees which saves you money over time.
This 2-in-1 Wi-Fi router and DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem unleash download speeds of up to 340 Mbps and up to 450Mbps at 2.4GHz for streaming HD videos, faster downloads and high-speed online gaming. It also gives you faster, smoother W-iFi and it works with all major cable internet providers such as Cablevision, Charter, Cox, Time Warner Cable, XFINITY and more. It has excellent range and coverage for medium to large homes.
Gigabit Ethernet ports mean the fastest wired speeds to connect your router, computer and other devices.
The modem features Wireless N for Email, chat, surf, music, video and USB access to wirelessly access and share USB hard drives via USB port. Using the N450 Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router, sharing across your network is quick, easy and perfectly designed for your media-rich world.
It is easy to install providing simple set up for iPad, tablets, smartphones and computers and it has the highest level wireless security with WPA/WPA2.
The system requirements are a cable broadband Internet service, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS or other operating systems running a TCP/IP network and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4 or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.
What Netgear N450 Customers Say:
The good (Five Stars):
"This item replaces the COMCAST provided router/gateway [ARRIS/Motorola] and it eliminated the built-in xfinity public wifi. The xfiinity wifi effectively slows down the internet speed I'm paying for. In addition, i don't have to pay monthly rental of $10 through Dec 2015 and $12 thereafter. This will pay itself out in 9 months.
One nice thing is I didn't have to call Comcast for equipment provisioning. I connected the Netgear cable modem, hooked up my laptop in one of the LAN cable ports and it automatically opens Comcast's website for equipment activation and requires me to log-in into my account. That's all there is to connect the Netgear cable modem router. ..."
The not so good (Three Stars):
"Perhaps it's more about dealing with cable that I don't like...I guess this works well...I have drop outs that I can't explain...both with my wireless digital radios, and security cameras...perhaps at some point I'll figure out how to diagnose the problem...but it does work 80% of the time. I wish I could blame the router but I'm just not sure ..."
Netgear N450 Wifi Cable Modem Router Conclusion
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The Netgear N450 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router (N450-100NAS)is a great combination using the latest technology in the DOCSIS 3.0 platform.
Not only is it good value for the money, it is fast and reliable and it also saves you money on monthly cable modem rental charges.
So, if you are looking for an ideal modem/router for your medium to large sized home, the N450 is a good buy.
The Good :
8x faster cable Internet download speeds.
Faster Wi-Fi Speeds, up to 450Mbps.
Fast self-activation for XFINITY customers.
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connections and two USB ports to wirelessly share your hard drive.
The Not So Good :
- 2.4 GHz band connection is slower but it has a longer wireless range than the 5 GHz band.