|N 450||N 300|
|Rating on Amazon||3.4||3.8|
|Reviews on Amazon||1953||8620|
|WiFi Range||2.4 GHz||5 GHz/2.4 GHz|
|WiFi Band||Single band||Dual band|
|WiFi Speed||450 Mbps||300 Mbps|
|Encryption Algorithm||WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK||WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK|
|SIM Card Slot||n/a||Yes|
|Data Rates||450 Mbps/sec||300Mbps/sec|
|CPU||Single Core Processor||Dual Core Processor|
|RAM||128 MB||128 MB|
|FLASH||128 MB||128 MB|
|USB Ports Quantity||2||1|
|Antennas Quantity||3, External||2, External|
|WPS Push Button||Yes||Yes|
|Power Source Type||adapter||adapter|
|AC Input Voltage||120 V||120 V|
|AC Input Frequency||50 - 60 Hz||50 - 60 Hz|
Netgear N 450 – Product Description
Faster internet, better Wi-Fi, space-saving two-in-one device compatible with all major cable internet providers. The Netgear N 450 Wi-Fi cable modem router. Eliminate monthly equipment rental fees from your cable provider and simplify your network installation with the Netgear Wi-Fi cable modem router. Utilizing next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
This cable modem router supports internet download speeds up to 340 megabits per second. 8 times the speed of DOCSIS 2.0 and with industry-leading Netgear technology.
This 802.11 N router delivers N 450 Wi-Fi speeds. So your wireless devices have a blazing fast Wi-Fi connection. You’ll get better HD streaming of videos, movies, and music. More responsive online gaming and faster file downloads equipped with gigabit Ethernet ports.
You’ll get the ultimate speed for wired devices such as network storage and make them all accessible throughout your home. Best of all Netgear makes it easy to install monitor and control your home network. It’s simple to set features like parental controls, guest access, and adding and accessing wireless storage is a breeze.
Just attach a USB hard drive to the USB port with ready share and you have your own central storage drive accessible from any device in the home network.
By the Netgear N 450 Wi-Fi cable modem router to simplify and supercharge your cable internet connection and break free from equipment rental fees. Netgear faster internet, better Wi-Fi one device.
Netgear N 300 – Product Description
If you have WiFi dead zones around your house or there are certain parts in your office with poor WiFi signal, this may be what you need. Now this little guy here simply connect to your existing WiFi network and extends its coverage.
A quick rundown on the specs: The speed goes up to 300Mbps, it supports WPS, it’s the regular 802.11 standards but it supports a single WiFi band, that’s 2.4Ghz. If you’re looking for a model that supports 5.0GHz, you might consider the EX3700 if you’re ready to add an extra $15.
At the bottom is a LAN port. This lets you connect devices with no WiFi capability using a LAN cable. On the right side, you have the power button and the WPS button. There are basically 4 LEDs. The WPS LED turns green when WPS is ready. I’ve never used this feature though.
When you’ve successfully connected to your router, the router LED lights green. As for the Device LED, it lights up when a device connects to the extended network. For my personal needs, this WiFi extender is perfect and setting it up was really easy.
After plugging it into the mains, you can do the setup on your phone, tablet or computer. Connect to the WiFi network with SSID NETGEAR_EXT. You don’t need to enter a password. The first time you connect, it should automatically bring up the registration page. If it doesn’t, just type mywifiext.net in your browser and fill in the registration details.
You should note that the password chosen at registration is NOT the WiFi password, it only lets you access the extender settings dashboard. After a successful registration, you would be required to connect to your existing WiFi network.
Select it from the list, hit the Next button and enter the existing WiFi password. Hit the Next button to continue.
At this point, you’re required to enter a name for the extended WiFi network. I think the default is fine, it only adds _EXT to the original WiFi network SSID. You can also to have the password to be the same as your existing WiFi network or set something different.
In my own case, the password is just the same as my existing WiFi network. Hit the Next button and you’re good to go. The settings are applied and you can now connect to the new extended network.
This has been working perfectly for me for almost two months now and I haven’t had a single issue with it. There are no more WiFi dead zones around the house and I’m now getting better speed in areas where the existing network signal was really poor. I also think the WiFi extender is still pretty much supported by Netgear because I received a software update some days ago. The only thing missing is the lack of support for 5.0GHz network, but if it this is important to you, you can always go for EX3700 as mentioned before.
And I think I should mention one more thing. This Wifi extender does not increase the number of devices your router is able to handle. If your router supports just 10 devices, it’s still going to be 10 devices even if some devices are connected to the extender.