Netgear DGN2000 wireless modem router

The Netgear DGN2000 may not be quite as stylish as the home-friendly Linksys WAG160, but it is really very small

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    0.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)
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    $ 219.00 (AUD)

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Pros
The router. Literally.
Cons
it's rubbish
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Avoid these things - google for the netgear forums and look at the hundreds of posts about failed Netgear stuff, especially this router and the WN111 adaptor it sometimes comes with.

The router runs very hot indeed. After a few weeks or months the ethernet LAN ports often stop working (overheating damages the hardware?) - mine only ever worked at 10Mbps so I sent it back under warranty. The second one worked at 100Mbps for about three months then dropped to 10Mbps then all but one LAN port stoped working.

Wireless connection is dodgy.

The interface is badly documented and nothing quite works how Netgear says it does.

Support from Netgear is hopeless. They refuse to accept there's a big problem with the design of this router even though their own forums are full of people with problems. Problems that never get solved.

The only thing worse is the WN111 adaptor the router is often bundled with. Also runs very hot. Drops the connection often, and neither Vista nor Win7 can make it wake up after the PC goes to sleep - it has to be unplugged. It often fails to detect the router even when placed on top of it.

Non-Netgear adaptors also often have trouble getting and staying connected.

Don't take my word for it, google DGN2000 and WN11 + forum and see for yourself.

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