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Netgear Ships Flagship, Dual-Band Router

Monday Netgear announced the global release of its new flagship router, the N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000).

According to Netgear, the device cranks out up to 450 Mbps on the 5 GHz band for 802.11n wireless devices while simultaneously offering up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band-- that's up to 750 Gbps combined. Even more, wired clients have access to four gigabit Ethernet ports as seen in the image to the right.

"The router offers a full range of premium features including flexible parental controls and a broadband usage meter, as well as DLNA Media Server support for streaming video, music and photos from any storage device plugged into its USB port to DLNA-enabled devices throughout the home such as some newer televisions and game consoles," the company stated on Monday.

Netgear said its new Live Parental Controls offer a centralized, flexible subscription-free control solution across the entire network no matter what device is connected, whether it's a PC, Mac, gaming console, smartphone or tablet. The usage meter is primarily for consumers on broadband connections with capped bandwidths, alerting the user when the max is about to be reached. The zesty router is also IPv6 ready, offers the previously-mentioned DNLA Media Server and network access to guests. ReadyShare technology allows consumers to connect an external USB drive (HDD, stick, pen etc) directly to the router for home network sharing.

Of course, all this Netgear goodness doesn't arrive without a meaty price, costing consumers a mere $179.99 here in the States (although it's available at major retailers worldwide). To purchase yours online, head here for a list of e-tailers. Netgear also provided a data sheet in PDF format which can be loaded up here.