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    Netgear RT314 DSL/Cable 4-Port Router Review
    January 26th, 2001
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    Pros & Cons

    Pros

    • Built-in switch
    • Easy to configure
    • Good performance

    Cons

    • Advanced features only available through Telnet
    • Some services wont work with the router

    Conclusion

    After taking a long hard look at the router, I have decided that it is a great piece of machinery but Iím sticking with my good old switch just because I get free extra IPís from Verizon, otherwise the Netgear would be the winner hands down. If you have multiple computers and only one Internet connection, forget about ICS, go with this solution because it offers a lot more for a good price ($150). Throw in the extra security of a firewall and you get more bang for the buck. If youíre a security freak, youíll love the features, if youíre a control freak youíll love the setup features, if youíre a performance freak, youíll be safe with this unit. If not for the incompatibilities with some important services, this would earn a near perfect score. Also, some advanced setup features are not available in the web-based interface so youíll have to telnet to it. But aside from that, this unit has the most bang for the buck today with all the features of a champ at the price of rookie.

    Rating: 8.5 SystemLogistics

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    Author: Chris Oh
    Company: Netgear
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