Netgear Announces 2TB Media Storage Router

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TheMiddleman

Ugh. Where the hell am I supposed to actually put that thing? It's huge, and presented like it's meant to be seen, but it's just a big black glossy square with a logo in the middle. I haven't even purchased the thing, and already I'm sick of answering the inevitable, "So... what the hell is that anyway?"

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kolt

I hate how they are making routers look like eye candy... -.-

Me personally would rather have a huge square box with a fan on it that is reliable for the next 10 years and have 2 or 3 giant antennas on it. As well as it should have multiple circuit boards for the routers functions. Like 1 be the switch, other be a wireless access point, one be the firewall, etc. I hate how they make junk now adays...

Linksys, I have lost respect for. They cram these circuit boards in these tiny little spaces [WRT160N for example] so they bake themselfs within 2 years and begin to fail. As well as they don't even put out enough power for the wifi signal to be sent across the house... I also want to know where the antennas went. I don't mind how my equipment looks. Just as long as it lives up to its promises.

Netgear is starting to get on the eye-candy boat but at least they have always put their equipment in large enclosures.. I have a Netgear N600 and it gets hot under 7 machines using it. Doesn't bog in performance, however... but does indeed get hot and has had to be reset before. 

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Neufeldt2002

Definately want to see how this stacks up in the real world.

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