Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Netgear Wireless Extreme router caters to Mac users

updated 09:20 am EST, Mon December 12, 2011

Netgear Wireless Extreme is Mac first

Netgear started the week by launching a Wi-Fi router primarily tailored to Mac users. The Wireless Extreme has the cosmetic looks, but it purportedly has native support for Time Machine with drives plugged into the USB port. Dedicated software lets USB printers share properly on Macs and other platforms even if they don't completely work within Mac OS X's usual support.

The network firm also claims Bonjour auto-discovery support, although the assertion is a misnomer since it doesn't need any special recognition to work.

Regardless of the Mac-specific claims, the Wireless Extreme is still relatively upscale for routers. It runs dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi along with four gigabit Ethernet ports. It carries DLNA media sharing for USB drives, a built-in broadband meter to check collective usage, and device-independent parental controls. Netgear has taken a minor but important step of shipping the router already set up with a password-locked wireless network.

The hardware should be shipping now for $130.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Pondini

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Dec 2011

    0

    Not much good for Time Machine

    Netgear's FAQS say

    It's not compatible with Lion

    Maximum size of backups is 300 GB

    See http://support.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19136

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News