NETGEAR Inc. , a worldwide provider of
technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, announced two full-featured new routers for connecting to 3G/4G/WiMAX
cellular networks. The 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router
(MBRN3000) combines 802.11n wireless with connectivity to a high-speed
cellular network via an external 3G/4G/WiMAX modem. The second router
is the Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition
(DGN2200M), which not only combines 802.11n wireless andsupport for
3G/4G/WiMAX cellular connectivity, but includes a built-in ADSL2+ modem
as well, making it the industry’s first Wireless-N router to enablea
DSL connection along with a 3G/4G/WiMAX failover option. As evidence of
its industry-leading features, the NETGEAR Wireless-N 300 Router with
DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) is an honoree in the
Home Networking category of the Consumer Electronics Show Innovations
2010 Design and Engineering Awards, the industry’s highest accolade.
award-winning Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband
Edition (DGN2200M) is the first wireless-N router in the retail market
tooffera dual Wide Area Network (WAN) option for a failover 3G/4G/WiMAX
Internet connection in case of DSL outage – ideal for small businesses
that need a reliable backup Internet connection with zero downtime.
Competing routers do not offer failover; are regionally focused with
limited mobile operators; have shorter wireless range; are limited by
how many wireless devices can connect simultaneously; or are without
the capabilities of a full-featured router. The Wireless-N 300 Router
with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition addresses all of these
issues, and sets a new bar for features and performance combined in a
Both new NETGEAR mobile broadband routers can
be used as a primary Internet connection in situations where no
connection to a DSL, cable, fiber, or satellite network exists. By
plugging an external 3G/4G/WiMAX modem into the new NETGEAR routers,
customerscan quickly set up a fixed or mobile Wi-Fi hotspot virtually
anytime, anywhere, with the ability to share a single high-speed
cellular subscription with multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices such as a PC,
iPhone, iPod Touch, PSP, etc. The routers are ideal for mobile
professionals, emergency response teams, construction crews, satellite
offices and rural locations – wherever the group needs to quickly set
up an Internet connection with both wireless and cellular connectivity
options, and avoid expensive access charges or searching for Wi-Fi
"At NETGEAR, we listen to our customers to determine
what new features and technologies we should integrate into our
products to address their individual lifestyles and business needs. And
while connecting via DSL, cable, fiber and satellite broadband are
always viable options, high-speed cellular networks are growing at a
phenomenal rate," said Som Pal Choudhury, NETGEAR’s senior product line
manager for advanced wireless products. "Our new routers offer
customers the performance of Wireless-N with the flexibility of
connections via DSL or cellular networks, along with a lengthy set of
features unique to NETGEAR products catering to the home and small
businesses. At NETGEAR, we strive to offer our customers more
networking choices, with more differentiated features, to support their
increasingly connected lifestyles and business needs."
network connections for routers are becoming increasing popular in many
countries as backup for DSL, as the cellular networks already offer
speeds close to, or even exceeding, wired options. Cellular networks
also offer an alternative option in locations where there are no
high-speed wired Internet connections available, or satellite
connections and wired options are too expensive.
NETGEAR mobile broadband routers are compatible, scalable and
rigorously tested with top cellular carrier networks worldwide. Because
mobile networks are unique to every country, both new NETGEAR routers
have been proven with over 50 3G/4G/WiMAX USB modems from different
manufacturers, across a number of top tier cellular networks worldwide.
This gives flexibility to end customers to switch from one cellular
provider to another at anytime.
A Unique Combination of Features
The new NETGEAR mobile broadband routers share many unique features not previously bundled into a single device, including:
capabilities for customers to select their country and the cellular
service provider name for a hassle-free, plug-and-play setup.
- Live Parental Controls and content filtering for
homes and small businesses, to make the network safer, more reliable
and productive. Powered by OpenDNS™, this centralized rich web
filtering solutionprotects any device on the network, including
smartphones, PCs, gaming consoles or any Internet-enabled device from a
single web-based interface – and absolutely free to NETGEAR customers.
- Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), VPN (Virtual Private Network) pass-through and Denial of Service protection.
networks (multiple SSID) capability to enable customers to set up
multiple wireless networks within a home or small business. This is
especially useful for setting up a dedicated network for guests to give
them access to the Internet, but not other resources and files on the
- Automatic Quality of Service (QoS) for reliable video, voice and gaming.
broadband usage meter to ensure accurate measurement of download
Internet traffic (via DSL and/or cellular networks) with customized
alerts when close to the monthly bandwidth threshold, to help avoid
excess usage charges.
- Push ‘N’ Connect with industry standard Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for securely connecting devices at the touch of a button.
- On/off switches for both power and Wi-Fi to help customers conserve energy.
compact sleek casing with LED indicators that can be viewed at any
180-degree angle, which can be positioned horizontally, vertically or
- Optional car power charger and a battery pack for complete mobile usage.
Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M)
CES Innovations Award-winning Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem
(DGN2200M) is an 802.11n wireless router with dual Internet access
options: to a DSL network via a built-in ADSL2+ modem and to a
high-speed cellular network via an external 3G/4G/WiMAX USB modem. It
is the first wireless-N router in the retail market to offer customers
an automatic DSL-to-3G/4G/WiMAX cellular failover feature in case of a
DSL outage, critical for businesses. During an outage, its integrated
DSL modem temporarily routes Internet traffic to the secondary cellular
broadband network via the external 3G/4G/WiMAX modem. When the backup
cellular option is not in use, the router can be used to share a USB
storage device thanks to the integration of NETGEAR ReadyShare™, which
provides fast and easy access for any computer in the network to access
a single external USB storage device. The Wireless-N 300 Router with
DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition has been rigorously tested and
proven for compatibility with top DSL and cellular carrier networks
The Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem – Mobile
Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) will be available worldwide in April2010
at an MSRP in the U.S. of $179.
3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000)
3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) for consumers and
small businesses unites 802.11n wireless and access to cellular
networks via an external 3G/4G/WiMAX USB modem. It offers features that
are nearly identical to those of the award-winning Wireless-N Router
with DSL Modem (DGN2200M), but does not have an integrated DSL modem.
It is designed for those customers who need only a WAN connection to a
high-speed cellular network. It has been proven for compatibility with
a broad range of cellular carrier networks worldwide. The 3G/4G Mobile
Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) will be available worldwide in
March 2010 at an MSRP in the U.S. of $149.
by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the new NETGEAR
routers will be available worldwide via leading retailers, direct
marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers. A universal car
power adapter is available separately.