"Did not have extra range!"1.0 starson by SoCalMike
Pros: Same interface as older models
Cons: No range benefit. Rangemax is marketing hype.
Summary: Purchased RangeMax Router and RangeMax Ethernet NIC to replace Netgear WG624 Wireless Router to enhance coverage throughout my home. Installed in same exact location (easy setup) as the WG624 and the range was not even as good as the older WG624. What's up with that???!!! I escalated to Netgear Level 2 tech support with a case number and they never called even me back. With old setup, I could get a "low" signal from the farthest place in my home and it would connect to the internet, although very slow. With RangeMax, it would not even connect from the same spot!! It was a simple test that is proof RangeMax does not enhance range! I am VERY disappointed in the product and RETURNED both the router and the NIC card. No way it's up to 1000 times greater range. I did not even get 10% better range which would have made a difference in my home.Updated
5-23-2005 - Just wanted to update everyone and let you know that I have still not heard back from Netgear Technical Support, even though I had a case number and a promise of a call back. I would imagine it is because this product has many issues that they are having to deal with.