Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Do you Remember the Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Router?

There were times when the this Netgear firewall router was seriously sought after, due to its unique security functionalities, size and network bandwidth capabilities.

So, how has things changed since this firewall router was top of the chart? We'll let you in on some of the most modern secrets driving network technologies and security requirements:

  1. Most network routers are now capable of delivering wireless bandwidth within the wireless N range, with speeds of up to 1300Mbps compared to 108Mbps.
  2. The advent of fibre broadband, mobile apps and responsive websites do not present any critical issues, but have minor impacts on internet connectivity within the home.
  3. Security protocols have now advanced to include TKIP and WPA2 alongside the once popular WEP shared wireless security key.
  4. There are different colour routers of the same size - seriously, some people are very fussy about colours of their gadget, so we have to bring it to your attention!

So what are the key selling points of the Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Network Router and where can you get one to buy for old times sake?

Firewall Router - Netgear WTG624 Cable RouterProduct Information
The NetGear WGT624 Wireless-g Router is a wireless-g router that comes with stateful packet inspection (SPI) and network address translation (NAT) to provide secure connectivity.

This NetGear router uses NAT firewall with multi-virtual private network (VPN) pass-through for added protection against Internet attacks. The NetGear WGT624 Wireless-g Router uses Super GTM Technology to deliver speeds of up to 108 Mbps, and provides lag-less multimedia streaming over long ranges.

This wireless-g router supports up to 253 networked computers, and auto-partitioning on each port. Last, this NetGear router supports MAC Address Control and Wireless Access Control (SSID), and is Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Pre-shared Key upgradable.

Product Identifiers
Brand Netgear
Model WGT624

Key Features
Wireless Technology - Wireless G
Wireless Speed 108 Mbps
Port Speed 10/100
Connectivity Wired & Wireless
Router Functionalities DHCP Server, Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Port Qty 4-port Built-In Hub
Antenna Type Detachable Antenna x 1

LAN Interfaces 10/100 Base-T, 10/100M
WAN Interfaces 1 x 10/100 Base-T
Console Port Type Ethernet RJ-45

WLAN Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11g/b

General Protocols DHCP, IP, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoE, PPTP, TCP
Remote Management Protocols HTTP
Routing Protocols Static Routing
VPN Protocols IPSec, IPSec Pass-Thru, L2TP, L2TP Pass-Thru, PPTP Pass-Thru

Firewall / VPN
Firewall Features Content Filtering, DoS Prevention, MAC Address Filtering, NAT, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
VPN Encryption WPA
VPN Tunnels Up to 2 VPN Tunnels
VPN Protocols IPSec, IPSec Pass-Thru, L2TP, L2TP Pass-Thru, PPTP Pass-Thru

802.11b Data Rates 11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
802.11g Data Rates 108 Mbps, 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 28 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Nonstandard Data Rate 108 Mbps (802.11a), 108 Mbps (802.11g), 54 Mbps (802.11g)
Security WEP, WPA, WPA - PSK, WPA2
WEP Encryption Length 128 bit, 152 bit, 40 bit (=64 bit)

Other Features
LED Indicators Activity, Link (Per Port), Power, Speed, Test / Diagnostic, WLAN (Wireless LAN)
Included Adapter PCI Wireless Adapter
Additional Features Auto Crossover (MDI/MDI-X), DMZ Support, UPnP Certified

Height 1.1 in.
Width 6.9 in.
Depth 7.41 in.
Weight 0.66 lb

Release Date (Year) 2003

So where can you get one of these Netgear 108Mbps Wireless Firewall WTG624 v3 Network Router to buy?

We have see this firewall router on eBay with the started network security features and it's likely that they will continue to exist within newer products.

So, if you are looking to setup a wireless network or improve system security against identity theft, hacking or other crucial security requirements, let Solid Rock IT UK help you progress the design, implementation and support every step of the way.