NETGEAR RP614 Web Safe Router with 4-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch
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Product Description

The NETGEAR RP614 Web Safe Router with 4-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch offers:
  • A way to share a single broadband connection with multiple users.
  • A built-in 4-port 10/100 Mbps switch.
  • NAT translation and an SPI firewall for enhanced security.
  • A 2-year warranty.
The NETGEAR RP614 Web Safe Router with 4-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch lets you easily share a broadband connection by creating a secure network with double firewall protection.



The modern styling fits in with your home decor. View larger.


A built-in 4-port switch provides wired connections for your home network. View larger.
Simple Setup
NETGEAR has made setting up network devices as painless as possible with their interactive Installation Assistant that guides you through setup step by step. Configuration is done through an easy-to-use web interface.

Outstanding Performance and Security
The RP614 features four auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports that will figure out each network connection without any need for manual switches. The RP614 allows for transfer of movies, music and photos at up 200 Mbps so the video and sound will be clear.

Two security methods are utilized to keep the network secure: Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI). SPI safeguards against popular Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. For parents, content filtering allows you to set filters so that children are unable to reach websites with certain keywords or domain names, such as those associated with pornography. Web access can also be limited by the day of the week and time of day.

Styling That Fits In Your Home The RP614 has a svelte design with silver-and-gray styling that won't look out of place in your home.

The NETGEAR RP614 Web Safe Router with 4-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch is backed by a 2-year warranty.

What's in the Box
RP614 Router Gateway, resource CD, power adapter, Ethernet cable, and warranty/support information card.


If you're looking to share your high-speed Cable or DSL connection with more computers in your home, you need the RP614NA Web Safe Router OS Compatibility - Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux Includes vertical stand to conserve desk space, power adapter, 10-foot Cat 5 Ethernet cable, resource CD Dimensions - 1.1H x 6.9W x 4.7D; Weighs 0.7 Pounds 3 Year Limited Warranty

Features:
  • Router lets you share a single broadband connection with multiple users
  • Switch with four 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing ports allows for wired network connections
  • Security includes SPI firewall and NAT translation
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
  • Device measures 5.8 x 1.1 x 3.8 inches (WxHxD)

Customer Reviews:

  • Netgear Wired Router
    This Netgear wired router replaced an earlier version that required constant re-booting. It works with the internal wiring of a house to connect two or more computers in dfferent locations. Being hard wired vs wireless no signal can be picked up by others external to the home. Its installation is simple and so far without any problems in its operation. ...more info
  • Seems to be a fine router
    I still use wired ethernet in my home - its faster and more secure. But when I switched to Comcast in this area I discovered they use a non-standard netmask for which my existing Cisco can't be configured. Very odd, but tech support confirmed. Anyway, the new Netgear box is easier to configure and maintain, and about 5 years newer. I've had it a couple of months and no problems so far....more info
  • Great!
    Great product. Needed a little help with set up and got it from customer service. Great service!...more info
  • DISASTER!
    I bought router this a while ago and never hooked it up. After I bought a new Dell laptop, I decided to give it a try. WHAT A DISASTER! The "CD that automatically detects and configures all necessary settings" did not work. I spent over 60 minutes with tech support and even they could not help me set it up! Do yourself a favor - if the CD does not work RETURN the router or trash it immediately. The technical problems are a nightmare. Someone needs to sue these guys for what is claimed on the box.

    I can't believe one review that claimed they did not even need to run the setup CD to get it to work. That guy ought to play the lottery!

    I lost eight hours of my time. - Trash it....more info
  • This rocks
    this is the best router I've had since my D-Link DI604. this router actually speeded my home network up, I now get over 300kb on some downloads as my Linksys capped my speed and needed rebooted every day which was a headache, so if you read this buy this router...more info
  • I use my RP614v2 for a paperweight...
    Largely on the strength of the reviews here at Amazon I bought the Netgear RP614NA over a month ago to replace an XSense XRouter Pro. The XRouter had provided excellent service since I bought it several years ago, but had crashed a couple of times recently under reproducible but immaterial circumstances. I upgraded the firmware (first time since I bought it) and hadn't had any more problems with it, but thought that technology moves on and it was time to get a new router. Thus the Netgear purchase. Right after I installed it my wife complained that it was slower than the old one, but I thought it was her imagination (it was a site that she browses which had caused the XRouter crashes). Then I started having the Netgear lose connection to my cable modem. Power cycling it or resetting it would restore the connection but that wasn't an acceptable solution. I was told by Netgear to upgrade the firmware (from 5.13) to 5.14RC1 and did. The connection stayed up for a few days and then went down again and I couldn't get it back. I went back to my XRouter to email Netgear and noticed much improved performance, thereby proving that my wife isn't always wrong. At that point I lost all interest in using the Netgear, despite the new instructions from their tech support. It simply wasn't worth the trouble to get a router working which at its best wasn't as good as what I had before. So now I'm happily enjoying my XRouter Pro and the Netgear is a paperweight. It gets two stars only because it didn't erupt into flame....more info
  • Great Router
    We have about over 10 internet computers, so I established the DSL network with router, switches, and hubs via ethernet. I have been using Linksys BEFSR81 router. It created alot of problems like traffic control (Qos) did not doing a good job to bring a nice fast traffic. It is slow and sometimes the whole system collapse. I ended up to buy Netgear Router RP614. It runs great without a problem. The network traffic is fast and smooth. I would suggest everyone to buy this Netgear RP614 rather than Linksys router. I still use Linksys Etherfast switch or hub with this Netgear router. It works great. I think Linksys have a long way to make the router very effectively. Linksys is great with adapter card or switch or hub, but not the router as Linksys is not doing a good job to make the router as a reliable device. That is my opinion based on my experience. Thank you....more info
  • Great product! Easy Setup and Install
    I bought this router to setup a network between my two home computers and it was a snap. Once I got the network cards installed and working the router hooked it all together with ease. I highly recommend this one!!!...more info
  • Netgear RP614NA 4-Port Cable/DSL Router
    Not being a computer geek, I figured I'd have a few problems getting this hooked up and working properly. NOT at all with in 15 minutes it was all up and running. My only complaint is that it was missing the stand. For those who dont know it all about computers but have a need for a router, I would recommend this one for you....more info
  • Easy, perfect, best ever.
    Rarely have I found a router that works this well, and is this easy to put to work. This is TRUE plug and play. Absolutely flawless. Highly recommended....more info
  • Excellent buy
    Please with my purchase, everything arrived nicely packed, and it works great....more info
  • Could not be easier.
    I am as computer challenged as one can get. I mean, I can USE the computer and software, but I am NOT a computer tech (I.T.) Yet this was soooo easy to do.

    It is fast too. Open box, plugs in where needed, done. That easy folks....more info

  • Easy to install? hard to use?
    I was not impressed by this product and returned it the next day. The set up wizard didn't do any thing but show you where to plug in the cords...duh? The first computer that went in allowed me to access the router but not the internet. The instructions said to re boot and unplug power on the modem and router which I did. After that I was able to get to the internet but not the router. The second computer wouldn't access the internet either. After about 2 hours of this "run in circles" routine; I put the Linksys router back in and placed the Netgear back in the box.
    Re booting constantly is not a good network/routing system....more info
  • Many problems
    I have had nothing but trouble with this device since I purchased it. The problem that finally forced me to get rid of it was a tendancy to drop sessions. I used this device with both DHCP (where the router gets a dynamic IP from your DSL provider) and static IP services. In both cases it refused to hold a session open longer than a few minutes, leading to dropped ssh (terminal) sessions and delays in web surfing. The setting in the administrative interface that was supposed to stop this behavior (as if it would ever be desirable!) had no effect whatsoever. Other problems I experienced: the administrative interface is confusing and offers very limited configuration options. Some of the features (such as the "connected devices" list) did not work at all. NetGear tech support is impossible to get ahold of (you just sit on hold forever), and upgrading the firmware is difficult. I also had problems with the internal DHCP (server), although I was able to get around that problem by manually configuring my computers. I cannot recommend this product to anyone. I wound up replacing my NetGear router with an old PC running OpenBSD. Setting it up involved jumping through some hoops but it has done an excellent job and I wish I had done it a long time ago....more info
  • Bad Luck with VPN/PPTP
    I thought this model would continue NetGear's solid engineering history with PPTP... WRONG.

    The router continually drops VPN sessions, apparently as a function of how long since its last reboot. I experienced dropouts as short as 30 seconds, although typical was 5 minutes.

    This apparently carries over to streaming audio, although it takes longer for disconnects to occur (typically an hour or so).

    I fell back to my old NetGear FR314 and have regained my solid connections.

    The 614 is adequate for casual web browsing, and is indeed an easy setup, but I'd avoid it for and PPTP/IPSec connections that are critical to you....more info

  • Horrible Appliance.
    I previously had used low end Pentium III 800 computer to handle firewall and network sharing for my Road Runner cable modem. For the past week, this router has continuously bottle necked and been unresponsive when I've tried to connect to it to view settings. I lose all connectivity for all of my computers. I have to unplug the device and plug it back in to free it up and allow my internet phone service (Vonage) and my other PCs back onto the internet. Not very good for high end home users. Severely disappointed in an otherwise faithful Netgear buyer....more info
  • Great Router
    I purchased this router and have been using it daily for over 6 months. I've never had a problem with it; it has performed flawlessly from day 1. I really liked the ease of setup, and the security it offers. My PC is well-protected against internet hacks as well. I ran the Norton.com scanning program against it, and without any specific prior setup on my part, it came through with flying colors.

    My only gripe about it is the silly software they bundled with it. The router is configurable through a web page, so you don't need this software at all. Good thing, since it's practically useless on an XP machine, where people switch users instead of logging off/on. The software offers ad blocking, anti-virus, parental control, a personal firewall, cookie mgmt, and a form filler, (some options were additional $$$, such as AV). You're better off with google's ad blocker, and the software's nearly constant whining about the lack of a clean shutdown and the resulting corruption of its config file made me shut it down for good. It offered no justification for continued use, since other products do all the things it wants to, only they actually work well....more info

  • I have had nothing but problems using this router
    I originally bought this product to replace a SMC 7004ABR Barricade Router. My reason's for choosing the Netgear were, (1) Support for UPnP, (2) Price, (3) Esthetics, I consider basic product functionality to be a given. Unfortunately this is simply not true. Using a P2P application like DC++, Direct Connect, Emule, and yes even Bit Torrent forces the router to freeze. This results in your entire home network losing connectivity. The only solution is to reset the router. My SMC 7004ABR almost never needed a reset. For casual users the Netgear router is a reasonable value, however, for those that find themselves always downloading something, this product is very poor value. Fortunately, SMC has released an updated firmware that supports UPnP, and as of yesterday I was able to download my first but torrent file! The Netgear does make an expensive - though all be it attractive paper weight....more info
  • great tech support
    The setup procedure is pretty simple, I had no problem to hook it up with my desktop, but had a hard time to configure the laptop. Called 24x7 support, tech guys walked me through to fix the ethernet adaper problem. My home network finally got setup. Great product, great tech support......more info
  • Great choice for the money
    I purchased this router for home use, to connect my Roadrunner cable access to two computers (one Windows 98 and one Windows ME). Although I experienced some difficulty in connecting the Windows 98 computer, this was due to a problem with the computer, not the router. Nevertheless, I contacted Netgear's customer support which I found to be very helpful. Aside from the computer problem, the hookup of the router could not have been easier. Very reliable and easy to hook up/use, and at a great price. The included ethernet cable is a nice bonus....more info
  • It ain't so bad ...
    NETGEAR RP614 Web Safe Router with 4-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch
    Greetings from Australia ... I'm not sure I understand the full issues of these little routers ... but mine worked out of the box ... I did have to dink with it a little bit ... but after trying to break it for 2 hours ... I do have to say ... this little item worked very well with my BigPond Cable connection. I would have loved to purchase a Sonicwall ... but ... alas ... things in this neck of the woods are just so stupidly expensive that all I could afford was this little NetGear Unit.
    Thanks folks ... oh ... the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the power adapter is only rated for 240/50 hz but it's made in china ... one would think someone would have approved the extra 5 cent spend sothat you can get it with a 120/240 60/50hz one ... ...more info
  • Buyer beware
    This is the most disappointing piece of Netgear equipment I have ever purhcased. I bought this to replace it's aging predecessor that required replacement. Over 2 hours of fooling around with it and I could not get it to work. I am very experienced and highly technical and thought I could figure it out but alas no. A quick google indicated that inability to obtain an IP address is not uncommon and often unresolvable. I gave up and picked up the equivalent Dlink product. The Dlink router was up and running in less than 15 minutes....more info
  • PLEASE DON'T BUY !!!!
    Ever since I bought this product, I've had nothing but problems. I have inconsistent connections with this Netgear router. I called Netgear Tech support many times, but there was no improvement. I would get connected for a few days and then poor connections. My DSL connection is excellent, so I know that the router is the issue. I sent the router into Netgear to be repaired but still poor connections after the repair. So the router is in the garbage and I'm in the process of looking for another router. Not to mention, some of the tech support reps are very rude and difficult to understand (thick accents). So save your money, time and energy and do not buy this product !!!...more info
  • Doorstop
    I bought this product to work with my Virgin media Broadband in the U.K. I know that VM uses Dynamic IP Addresses but the Router kep on stating that it had a Static IP Address to deal with. So I could not get it two work after 6 hours of frustration. I put in all the details for a Static IP Address and that did not work either. So I am using the Router as a door stop.

    In the end I bought a Router from Sweex whih I had working ten minutes flat and I will stick with it. Never heard of Sweex before but their products do exactly what they say they do.

    I have seen on the internet many others who have not managed to get the RP614 working and then I have seen just as many who are happy with it. That is quite bizarre and looks to me like poor quality control at manufacture.......more info
  • Didn't work
    Some 15-20 h over a 2-month period was spent trying to program this device and get it to connect to the internet through a separate modem. It never worked, even with downloaded instruction materials from Netgear website and a couple of phone calls and emails from tech staff who sincerely tried to help. Finally boxed the unit and sent back to Netgear. No response from Netgear since sending....more info
  • Very unreliable with my cable modem
    My experience with this router was not good. Previously, I had a Linksys Wireless-B broadband router with my Motorola Surfboard cable modem. My wife's desktop is the only other computer that regularly taps into the network, besides my own which is co-located with the router and modem. The connectivity was very reliable, but I wanted a wired option. I decided to go with a Netgear powerline adapter and, primarily because others had recommended a Netgear router to ensure the best performance with the Netgear powerline adapter, I opted for this. However, the connectivity was extremely unreliable. After thorough troubleshooting of the entire setup with my cable company, it was clear that the router was the problem. I might get 1 or 2 days of uninterrupted activity before the router drops, and no amount of troubleshooting (powering off the devices in certain orders and disconnecting the coaxial from the cable modem, letting it time out, and reconnecting) seemed to work consistently. I've gone back to my wireless Linksys because I don't want the hassle -- I travel too much and my wife is taking online classes, so we can't afford the intermittent connectivity. I was also troubled that Netgear only offers free customer support for 3 months after purchase of the item. Not exactly consumer-oriented....more info
  • Netgear router
    It worked great. Plugged it in and the operating system recognized it and it work perfect. No problems....more info
  • Works well, saves space, great bargain.
    This router was incredibly easy to set up and it's very small and flat, no unusual corners or feet that make some routers clunky and hard to find a place for. I could put this one on its side between my speaker and monitor without wasting space. I haven't had any problems with connections because of the router and I've had it up and running for almost a year. You really can't beat it for the price....more info
  • Two major plus's
    I bought a Linksys router when I had hi-speed internet installed. It didn't work. I guess it was the one in a million lemon. I read about this router so I did an exchange and got the Netgear. I fired it up and it worked fast and simple. I use Apple computers, not windows based, Cox hi-speed, and have the house wired for ethernet. I went thru the online set up wizard and screwed things up within the hour. I called them and talked to a service rep. That was Plus#1- he walked my through everything I needed to do with "easy- fix my mistake" instructions. I was back on line in 20 minutes and had my network up and everything running smooth, and it has stayed that way. The Plus#2 is the size. It is unbelievable small and fits in the small desktop area I have the modem in. I am happy with the product and the technical support-both via phone and on-line. ...more info
  • Progressively Better
    I started out years ago with a Linksys which died about a week later. A D-LINK later on constantly reset itself even under little load. Found out that was due to it having an older, slower ARM processor (even thought it was a newer model). Then I got a Netgear router (first one was the DG834). It worked much better than routers from other companies. My only issue is that I had to reset it every week or so. Since it was getting older (4+ years), I decided to upgrade to a newer model. I got the RP614v4 and have been very satisfied with it. It works as good as the DG834 did, only this one seems to reset itself when it hits a terminal snag. I have never had to manually power-cycle this router! I have kept the firmware up-to-date and any smaller issues just fade away with each firmware upgrade. I am very pleased with this router and hope that it's successor model is as good as it is and it's predecessor was (with minimum gigabit connections, of course)....more info
  • The best $43 I ever spent...
    I dreaded the idea of setting up my network again after the hassle with Linksys years ago, but I had to try something new. Someone recommended Netgear and it was so easy. Plug and play, that's it. My internet download speed immediately went from 5mb to 17mb across my whole network! Mac, PC, and TiVo. Amazing! Thank you Netgear. I wish I knew about you years ago....more info
  • Intermittently works
    I've owned this product for about a year now and felt compelled to write a review because of how frustrated I am with this product. I have AT&T DSL, and apparently, the AT&T DSL router has the same IP address as the Netgear router. It took several phone calls between Netgear and AT&T, but finally, this problem was resolved by designating specific DNS addresses to use (4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1). Setup otherwise was relatively easy, and the router worked though it would intermittently not work, and I would have to reset the router (unplug it and plug it back in). At first, it would work for a few days, but now the router has to be reset at least once a day, and it's getting really annoying because the router is in the basement and my office is upstairs. I've already updated the firmware on this router and confirmed that the problem seems to be with the router rather than my DSL modem. Anyway, Netgear support was fairly responsive over email but they wanted me to adjust MTU's or packet sizes or something until the problem went away (at this point, what they were telling me to do was beyond my understanding, and the support people were only interested in telling me what to do rather than explaining what they thought was the problem). At this point, I've had it with the router, and I'm looking for a new one that just plain works....more info
  • It's 50% great and 50% a pain
    The rounter works very well; and worth the cost.
    But, to be able to use it be prepared to spend lots of time on the phone to India getting it working. The customer service people were very helpful, but I was on the phone two times over an hour each time....more info
  • Sometimes, sometimes not, then not at all
    So here's the thing, when I lived in Phoenix, and I had this certain cable internet provider, and it worked. Granted I had a bit of trouble getting it to work right off the bat. But, then it worked, and that was that.

    Then I move to Albuquerque, and this other cable internet provider, and I could not get it to work. I even called Netgear, and even though the guy on the line was very nice, and very helpful, it still wouldn't work!

    I finally went down to the store, and got myself a new router by a different manufacturer, and that one worked. ...more info
  • very nice hardware, but
    I bought this to replace another maker's wired router that simply didn't work. I have a mixed Mac / Win network. The size of the unit was much smaller, and the design much cleaner than the other router; I was very pleased with this. The trouble came when I tried to do a manual installation from the main Mac computer. It simply didn't work. So I used the Windows-only installation CD on a desktop running Win 2K, but the process would not complete. Finally, I used a laptop running Win XP and installation finally completed. The process took an entire morning. But there aren't really any other wired DSL routers for a Mac/Windows network, so I didn't have much choice but to endure the process. Now that it's up and running, it was worth the trouble. The claim that several computers can use the router without throughput being negatively affected seems to be true....more info