NETGEAR DG834G Wireless-G Router with Built-in DSL Modem

NETGEAR DG834G Wireless-G Router DSL Modem

Product Description

NETGEAR¿s DG834G is five products in one; combining a high-performance ADSL modem, router, 10/100 LAN switch, 802.11g access point, and SPI True Firewall. High-speed 802.11g wireless capability lets you download large files, videoconference, and distribute and play high-quality digital movies, photos, and MP3s. An integrated switch directly connects four computers and/or printers. True Firewall protects your network against intruders, including logs and alerts of break-in attempts, while VPN pass-through safeguards connections between home and office. Simple to use, it plugs directly into your ADSL line. NETGEARs Smart Wizard interactive install assistant guides you for easy setup. Comes in a contemporary, sleek design. Future upgrades to firmware via the Internet.

Product Review

Amazon.com Product Description The NETGEAR DG834G Wireless-G Router with Built-in DSL Modem is an all-in-one solution for anyone with a DSL internet connection who wants a Wireless-G router. By combining a high-performing router and modem into a single device, you save space, the hassle of extra cords, and the costs of leasing a router from your DSL service provider.

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The NETGEAR DG834G Wireless-G Router with Built-in DSL Modem:
  • Creates 802.11-g wireless networks.
  • Has a built-in ADSL2+ modem.
  • Provides wired connections with four 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports.
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The DG834G combines an ADSL modem, router, switch, and wireless access point in one. .
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With four ethernet ports, you can connect with and without wires. .
Replace Your Old DSL Modem
This modem and router replaces existing equipment provided by DSL service providers. It is fully compatible with Verizon, AT&T, Qwest, Earthlink, and other DSL Internet service providers. With the NETGEAR DG834G, you have the freedom to switch DSL providers without having to change equipment, and you dont have to waste money by paying a monthly leasing fee.

Elegant Design and Easy Setup
The DG834G is an attractive unit, about the size of a small paperback, with a silver exterior and rounded edges. An included plastic stand lets you stand the router on its edge to take up less space.

The DG834G makes it easy for even a novice to set up a wireless network. Just connect the DSL line, run the Smart Wizard with step-by-step instructions, and youre all set. Once your network is set up, the routers "Push N Connect" feature takes over.

To connect a new device on your network, you simply push a button on the router, and your device is automatically and securely configured and connected to your wireless network. This means that the days of having to remember complicated security keys and passwords are over. (This feature is for use with other Push N Connect or WPS enabled devices.)

Fast and Secure Performance
Wireless G offers data speeds of up to 54 Mbps, making it possible to share a broadband Internet connection, stream music without hiccups, watch videos with less load time, and videoconference without delays. If you still run computers that use the 802.11b standard, dont fret: the router is backwards compatible with the older wireless standard.

In addition to providing wireless access, the device also includes four 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet ports in the back for connecting computers to the network via a faster, wired connection.

The DG834G offers many security options to ensure your data is private. Double firewall protection keeps your network shielded from outside attacks. To ensure the security of your wireless data, both 40/64-bit, 128-bit, and 152-bit (802.11g only) WEP encryption is available, as well as WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). You can also use MAC address authentication to allow only authorized users onto the network.

Smart and Green Design
The router has an elegant and clean design with several environmentally sensitive features. An on/off switch lets you turn off the router when its not in use. Energy Star compliant, the DG834G is stingy in its power use, and with packaging thats made of 80-percent recycled materials, its as green as it gets.

The NETGEAR DG834G Wireless-G Router with Built-in DSL Modem measures 6.9 x 1.1 x 4.7 inches (WxHxD) and is backed by a 1-year warranty.

Whats in the Box
Wireless-G router with DSL modem, power adapter, Ethernet cable, phone cable, ADSL phone line filter, vertical stand, setup CD, warranty/support information.

Product Features

  • Wireless-G Modem Router includes ADSL modem, wireless access point, and switch in one small box
  • Built-in ADSL modem supports downstream speeds of up to 24 Mbps
  • 802.11g wireless networking offers speeds up to 5 times that of 802.11b for seamless movie streaming
  • 4-port switch has 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing Ethernet ports
  • Measures 6.9 x 1.1 x 4.7 inches (WxHxD); 1-year warranty

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review
 (83 customer reviews)

Masterpiece, but lacks a few minor features, December 14, 2004
G. Shady "Tech Guru" (Cairo, Egypt)
  
This is a real masterpiece. Loaded with features, elegant package and very easy to use.

I just got it, plugged it and logged on to the web administration. First thing I did was applying the latest firmware which was a very smooth operation that took less than 5 minutes, then it suggested it should figure out automatically my ADSL connection and I clicked yes, but it took forever so I cancelled and entered the configuration manually. Unlike some other routers, it doesn't require a router reboot to apply new settings which is a very good plus. I was up and running in very few minutes. Then I started exploring the features and found a whole lot of them.

The wireless AP can be set to support b, g or b and g (default setting), the only drawback is that you must select a channel manually. I believe it should be better to hop to the clearest channel automatically.

Other features contain extensive network logging with flags to enable/disable logging certain.


An excellent all-in-one device for the normal user(s)., October 20, 2009
Customer
Installation was not difficult at all - much more difficult than the software installation was getting ATT on the line to provide a dummy account, addresses, etc. If you can install software like MS Office, for instance, you can definitely do this. It will take about 15 minutes and you are guided through every step of the way.

Reliability is excellent. In nearly a year of constant use, left on almost constantly, this modem has never crashed. DSL router modems are essentially little computers, and this one is built well both in terms of physical and software architecture. My connection is a low cost one, about $13 a month through ATT, and it is capped at 75kbps. I am consistently getting download rates of between 56-76kbps. I am confident that if I had a faster connection it would perform correspondingly better.

Heat distribution is also excellent. I am not sure why some claim that this modem overheats easily, but I am in Los Angeles where the temperature indoors.


Good modem combo with only one flaw, December 29, 2008
Lingyun Wang (Leander, TX United States)
  
This is a very good DSL modem combo. It runs 24x7 with no problems at all. The only trick for it to work with ATT DSL is setup the right VPI/VCI as 0/35. Otherwise it won't find any dsl signal. Different ISPs might get different VPI/VCI. Just google and try it. Or let the modem search it for you. But you need to wait pretty long time until it finishes the search routine.
The DDNS only works with dyndns.com. But that's not a big deal. dyndns.com is pretty good for free DDNS service. The port forwarding also works good. Firewall setup is very straight forward. The Wifi signal gets excellent range. It also gets Mac address list filtering.
The wireless printer server, VOIP (Italkbb) and Skype all works excellent with it.
The ONLY problem is that it cannot send the logs files to my email address. The reason is the netgear router send the emails through the default SMTP port 25 without TSL/SSL encryption. But port 25 is blocked by almost every major ISPs in United States. So.


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