Netgear unveils Wireless-N 300 router featuring automatic 3G/4G/WiMax failover
By Mick Webb
January 7, 2010
Anyone familiar with a loss of internet connection will attest to the absolute standstill of productivity it can cause, and in an office environment it can near spell disaster if not dealt with swiftly. With a view to counteracting this issue and possibly gearing up towards the shift to increasingly cellular technologies, the 2010 CES Show has seen Netgear unveil the Wireless-N 300 router with DSL Modem – Mobile Broadband Edition – or rather, the DGN 2200M.
In what will be the first commercially available router of its kind, the Netgear DGN2200M not only provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi connection but features a dual wide area network option for a failover 3G/4G/WiMAX mobile broadband connection should a DSL outage occur. Traffic is switched back once the ADSL line is reinstated and the backup no longer required. The mobile broadband connection can also be used as a primary Internet connection where no DSL or cable exists, and the router features auto detection capabilities that, depending on the user’s country, automatically detect a cellular service and establish connections.
The CES Innovations Award winning Netgear DGN200M is set for release in April, set to cost USD$180. A lower priced model, the MBRN3000 is similar in specs however at USD$150 lacks the integrated DSL modem.