Positive features of the Netgear N600 wireless router include dual-band operation, guest zones and a traffic meter. This router also has an intuitive user interface, USB support for network drives and a high-quality set of networking tools.
The N600 router is a true dual-band router, which means it can simultaneously broadcast two networks operating on different frequencies. One network operates at the standard 2.4 gigahertz while the other operates at 5 gigahertz. The two bands can be operated simultaneously or independently. The 5-gigahertz frequency has less traffic and provides superior performance to the 2.4-gigahertz frequency, which shares bandwidth with home devices such as cordless phones and Bluetooth equipment.
Guest zones are a good feature for homes or small businesses. This feature provides guest service on a separate zone for each band, meaning users can have up to two guest zones running in addition to two private networks. This allows visitors Internet access but protects printers, network drives and other devices from being accessible.
The traffic meter records all of the traffic that passes through the router and allows users to set limits. If a user's Internet service has monthly data restrictions, traffic limits ensure data use does not exceed those limits and cause additional fees.