WNDR3400 Netgear N600 is one of Netgear routers with a high-performance category including WNDR3700, 37AV, and 3300. WNDR37AV is likely to replace WNDr3700. Netgear high-performance routers are designed for fast download and smooth performance gaming.
Belkin also introduces new Belkin N600 routers including Belkin Play N600 F7D8302 and F7D8301 Play N600 HD. Both of these Belkin N600 routers are new products. Both are equipped with USB port to let you share storage or printer. Should you build a wireless network in home, between Wndr3400 Netgear N600 and Belkin N600 F7D8301 which one is best for your need?
To build a wireless network in the home with your existing modem (either Cable or ADSL), you need a wireless router to share the broadband internet connection and other network resources such as sharing storage and printer. Before you need to decide which one is best for your need, firstly you need to know their features. To make long words short, Belkin N600 F7D8301 HD is written as Belkin N600 and Netgear Wndr3400 N600 wireless router is written as Netgear N600.
Both Belkin and Netgear routers are powered by the latest wireless 802.11n technology with smart antenna MIMO technology for faster and longer distance coverage. The routers also support simultaneous dual-band frequency both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Belkin uses dual-plane antennas to provide large home coverage.
LAN & WAN Interfaces
Belkin N600 is equipped with Gigabit ports for high-speed data transfer. With gigabit ports, you can play multiplayer games smoothly and responsively. Netgear N600 is equipped with Fast-Ethernet 10/100Mbps – not gigabit ports. This is fast enough for normal wired connection to the computers, but not fast enough for large data transfer rate, video streaming, and multiplayer gaming.
Belkin N600 routers are embedded with two USB ports to allow you share external storage and printer at the same time. The router supports USB hard drives which are formatted in FAT 16/32 and NTFS file systems.
Belkin also includes Torrent Mate App to help you manage the download from Torrent to keep downloading even when your computer is shutdown. The router also includes the Print Zone App to help you manage the print jobs from any computers within the network wirelessly.
The Netgear N600 includes one USB port, but it is not designed for sharing the printer. The port with its ReadySHARE technology is used to share the USB storage access which supports FAT16/32, NTFS Read/Write. If you require sharing the printer within the network, you need to add a print-server. So if the printer is very important in your network, you better choose the Belkin N600 routers.
Guest Secure Access
Belkin N600 supports single SSID for your wireless network name. But Netgear N600 supports multiple SSIDs. With multiple SSIDs you can create separate security boundary for guest secure access. Multiple SSID or guest secure access is ideal for offices where business partners / visitors frequently come to your office and require wireless internet access from their laptops.
So if the different security policies for different groups of users are required, Netgear N600 is your router. Netgear N600 also includes free live parental control for clean internet. But for your home network, Belkin N600 can be your preference router with the capability of sharing the storage and printer at the same time.
Other features between the Belkin N600 and Netgear N600 are nearly the same including WPA/WPA2 wireless security, NAT and SPI firewall, Quality of Services (QoS) and WMM (wireless multi-media) based QoS.
Knowing the manufacturer specs is very important in deciding to purchase the router for your wireless network environment. Belkin N600 router might be the best for your home needs but it might not be appropriate for offices environments.
By Ki Grinsing