Netgear announced worldwide availability of the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router – Premium Edition (WNDR3800), a home router offering Clear Channel Selector and private cloud file sharing.

Clear Channel Selector, previously available only in more costly wireless routers for businesses, automatically detects when the Wi-Fi channel currently in use becomes overcrowded and switches to another less-crowded channel. Wi-Fi overcrowding is a growing problem as the number of Wi-Fi access points proliferates and there’s more competition for Wi-Fi frequencies from household devices such as microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors and from neighbors. Clear Channel Selector creates a more reliable home Wi-Fi network by reducing sudden disconnects and slowdowns, especially important for demanding applications such as HD video streaming, multi-player gaming and online voice or video chats.

ReadySHARE Cloud transforms a USB hard drive or flash drive plugged into the USB port of the N600 Premium Edition into a private "cloud" storage system for securely accessing and sharing files within the home network or across the Internet. There’s no need to go through the process of selecting a public file-sharing site and then uploading files, and no worries about privacy policies or what happens if the service suddenly goes out of business. ReadySHARE Cloud makes it easy to designate which files and folders on the USB drive can be shared. These shared files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection, as well as through apps from Netgear for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphones and Android tablets.

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