first_imgOnce upon a time, a router was just a router. It served as a gateway for your home network, allowing all of your devices to connect to your single internet connection with ease.Today’s high-end routers truly are multi-functional devices. Not only has wireless technology evolved to exceed standard (100Mbps) ethernet performance, but we have file, print, and media serving capabilities built into this little box.Netgear’s N900 router is one such device. The basis for this premium box is it’s dual-band Wireless-N chipset with multiple antennas that support up to 450Mbps of bandwidth. The usual network management features are included, like a firewall, Quality of Service, encryption, push-to-connect, and more. It’s ethernet ports are gigabit speed to ensure there is no performance bottleneck in this router. The N900’s wireless range is boosted with multiple antennae and special radio amplifiers, giving you more usable signal strength than your average budget router.Where the N900 really stands out is its plethora of other features. Two USB ports are built-in to enable sharing of USB drives and printers over your network with ease. Dubbed ReadyShare Cloud, you can even make the files on the connected USB device accessible from anywhere. If you have a Mac, the Time Machine feature works seamlessly with a USB drive attached to the N900. It even has rather extensive parental controls, allowing for various levels of automatic filtering and customizable settings too.Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band 450Mbps Gigabit Router (WNDR4500) for $143.99 + free shipping(normally $199.99 | use coupon code BIGDEALS | ends Oct. 25)Our other top deals:Pre-order: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Pack + $30 MaxPerks Credit for $69.99 + free shipping(normally $99.99 | Credit good for anything from OfficeMax, free sign-up required | ends Oct. 25)Dell S2340T 23-inch 1080p Multi-touch Monitor w/articulating hinge, USB 3.0 port replicator, DP & HDMI for $649.99 + free shipping(normally $699.99 | use $50 instant savings | ends Oct. 25)Western Digital 500GB My Passport Edge USB 3.0 Ultra-thin Portable Hard Drive for $79.99 + $2.99 shipping(normally $99.99 | use $20 instant savings | ends Oct. 26)last_img read more

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