I bought one NETGEAR WNR2000 Wireless-N Router from tigerdirect.com @$24.99 + shipping. I bought $200+ stuff. So it’s hard to tell how much the shipping freight is for a single item.
There is an automatic firmware upgrade function embedded in this router. After I setup the internet connection, it upgrades the firmware automatically.
It shows the following after upgrade:
Hardware Version WNR2000v2
Firmware Version V220.127.116.11_32.0.54NA
GUI Language Version V18.104.22.168_22.214.171.124
The speed test result from Speedtest.net is:
download speed: from 17Mbps to 30Mbps
upload speed: 1Mbps steady
The signal range of this Netgear WNR2000 wireless router is kind of average. I would say it’s just a little bit better than my old Netgear wireless-G router, WGR614v9.
The Wireless Repeating Function is very interesting. I use this WNR2000v2 as a base and my old WGR614v9 as a repeater, transfer the internet access from the base to the repeater over the air. Then wire my network printer and network media player to the WGR614v9 repeater in another room. It works great and pretty steady so far. This is a great way to extend the wireless broadcast range and transfer the internet access to different locations through the air for some “must-wired” devices.
There is a NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT just to perform wireless repeating function.
I saw this Netgear WNR2000 on sale for less than $20 on tigerdirect.com the other day. But I didn’t buy another one. I should have bought one more since my old wireless-G repeater slows down the download speed a lot. Now, the price is going up fast. Price tag $35, shipped over $40.