Netgear MR314 Cable/DSL Wireless Router

Deep firewall features, strong performance, ease of use, and low price add up to a great value

Netgear's utilitarian blue metal box belies its ease of use and its careful attention to detail. Installation went exactly as pictured in the handy quick-setup guide, and the CD-based documentation had lots of useful information about networking and wireless technology, such as a table of port settings for common applications. With the proper port settings, you can permit online gamers and users of applications like CUseeMe and ICQ to connect directly over the Internet to a local user on your network. The 100+-page manual shows exactly how to set things up for a Web or FTP server on your network, too.

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