Anyone seen this yet? Looks quite promising...
I have one of these on the way now since I travel so much...Devin, might be time to run this through the test lab!
I got to get one of those.
I got mine and took it with me on my trip to FL. I have to tell you...it is awesome. Loaded the drivers in about 2 minutes. Plugged in the ethernet and power cable and was surfing the net about 30 seconds later.
This thing is only about the size of a pack of cigarettes and comes in a little travel case. Very nice and worth every dime of the cost.
Where on Earth does Netgear get off calling the WGR101 a wireless router? It's an access point that provides a portal on to a wired network. Yeah, you can call it a "router with only two interfaces," but there's no mention of the term "access point." At least the advert for the ASUS WL-330g calls a spade a spade.
Maybe NetGear wants to down-play the fact that they are making it easier for people to spread rogue access points across one's network topology. Or maybe Cisco doesn't care how Netgear markets its products.
Complete security with Double Firewall Ã‚Â Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT) Ã‚Â protects against malicious hackers. Supports IPSec and PPTP pass-through for Virtual Private Network (VPN) and 64- or 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption for maximum security, plus wireless SSID broadcast on/off capability as an added safeguard.
This is probably why they call it a router.
It's an access point that has features of a dual-interface router.
I'll rephrase my rhetorical question to: "Where on Earth does Netgear get off not calling the WGR101 an access point?"
Well, to be honest...I could care less what Netgear calls it. It is reasonably priced, does exactly what they advertise and makes my life on the road *ALOT* easier. With that in mind, they could call it a piece of cake for all I care.
What is disturbing to me is the almost frivolous way wireless technology is marketed today, and the enormous security problems that this is causing. Every week I am consulted by businesses that want to implement wireless technology, but they have absolutely no practical "business need" for it (they want wireless but they don't need it). I explain the security problems involved, and how implementing/maintaning wireless will drive up their TCO and give them little ROI. Many decide to drop it, or at least put it off until a future time when security is better.
I just wonder why Netgear made the decision to leave the term "access point" off their marketing copy of this product. If they thought it would increse sales then I really wonder how they reached this conclusion.
Second, it is Linksys that is owned by Cisco, not Netgear.
Yes, you are correct. I always get that confused. Several years ago there was some strong connection between Cisco and Netgear, but I don't remember what it was, and that always sticks the two of them together in my head.