Netgear N150 Wireless Router review

Netgear's N150 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router DGN1000 should get respect for its long name

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Our Verdict

An entry level ADSL2+ router that provides basic Wireless-N capabilities


  • Ease of set up
  • Reasonable budget performance
  • Good design


  • Lacking features


A perfect upgrade to an aging ADLS router like the TP-Link W8961ND, this Netgear N150 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router DGN1000 is firmly aimed at the budget ADSL market, but hopefully without any of the horrible shortcomings the TP-Link suffered from.

Despite its budget credentials, the Netgear N150 Wireless Router provides basic but limited 802.11n Wireless-N networking along with a full ADSL2+ modem and four 100BaseT Ethernet LAN ports.

It's also relatively well styled, taking the more popular shiny black chassis approach, has a small footprint and a useful array of cool-blue status lights.

As is Netgear's way, the unit comes with an on/off switch and the usual external power supply. In the box you'll also find a single ADSL filter plus a network and telephone cable so you can easily get started.