Amped Wireless R20000G High Power Dual Band Router ReviewWed, Oct 31, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Amped Wireless – A New Name in Wireless Networking
Even though I’ve seen the name Amped Wireless at the local Best Buy, Walmart, and online at Newegg, I’ve never used any of their products. When you take a look at their web page, you will see tons of networking products like routers, USB adapters, antenna boosters, range extenders, and Access Points just to name a few. All of this equipment is designed to the same common requirement: To give their Amped Wireless users high-quality, long range products using advanced technology. Not an overly complicated mission, but one that many larger and more established networking companies sometimes forget. Because Amped Wireless is only about networking and not servers, or other computer hardware, all of their focus is in delivering quality user peripherals.
Turning back to the Amped R20000G Dual Band Router we have for today’s review, it actually looks very good on paper. The router features Dual Low Noise, High Power 600mW 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Amplifiers as well as two dual-band external antennas. The Amped line of networking products are designed to give users longer range performance in their network so we expect the R20000G to show us something special.
The R20000G is also powered by a powerful 620MHz internal processor designed for computing networking commands quickly and efficiently for better wired and wireless speeds.
R20000G Product Features:
- Wireless Speed: 2.4GHz: 300Mbps (Rx), 300Mbps (Tx); 5.0GHz: 300Mbps (Rx), 300Mbps (Tx)
- Antennas: 2 x High Gain 5dBi Dual Band Antennas, 2 x Reverse SMA Connectors
- Ethernet Ports: 5 x RJ-45 10/100/1000M LAN Ports
- USB Ports: 1 x USB 2.0 Port (for USB Storage)
- Amplifiers: Dual 5.0GHz amplifiers; dual low noise amplifiers
- RAM Type: DRAM
- Size (LWH): 10 inches, 8 inches, 3 inches
- Weight: 1.8 pounds
The router has been available in stores for a few months and has an MSRP of $179.99. This price point of the R20000G is right near other top-performing N900 routers like the Netgear WND4500 and the recently reviewed ASUS RT-N66U. Right now, you can get this router from your favorite store or online vendor for under $160 shipped.
Let’s take a look at the interface as we set up the Amped Wireless R20000G for the first time.