The WNR834B from Netgear is a draft-N wireless router that Netgear states can achieve speeds of up to 270Mbps, which is faster than most wired connections. Netgear includes a multitude of security measures to protect your information. The standard MAC address control is found alongside support for both WPA, and WPA2 on the encryption end. Advanced security functionality comes in the form of the dual firewall setup using Network Address Translation (NAT) to hide your computers from the outside world, and stateful packet inspection (SPI) for detecting threats.
Draft-N also allows for a wider range than older B/G routers, and as the distance from the router increases the speed achieved decreases. To achieve the best performance possible Netgear recommends using their RangeMax network adapters.
The standard 4-wired ports are available at 10/100Mbps full duplex, along with the standard WAN port for connecting the modem. Netgear opted to hide the antennas inside of the router's casing to provide a sleeker design aesthetic compromising their flexibility to achieve a better connection.