wndr4700Update: Newegg is now offering the Netgear N900 Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $10 less at $59.99 shipped with code EMCPEPW77.

Amazon offers the Netgear Centria N900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $69.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $180 off the original MSRP, about 30% below its typical street price, and the best deal we have ever seen. It has a robust feature-set including a 3.5-inch hard drive bay for easy storage expansion, iOS/Android apps to download and play media from any internet connection, USB 3.0, and a handy SD card backup tool. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers.

9to5Mac reviewed it and concluded that it’s a probably a better purchase for most people than Apple’s pricey Time Capsule:

The Netgear Centria is a nice midrange wireless router/network attached-server option for Mac users and people in a mixed Mac/PC environment. The printing and setup complexity is easily outweighed by its much broader feature set. Things like faster USB 3 connections, SD Card access, easy hard drive upgrades, iOS app/printing, DLNA and Windows compatibility push it over the Time Capsule.

We recommend the Western Digital Red hard drives for all NAS setups.

Please note this router’s built-in software cannot properly format drives greater than 2TB. To use a larger drive you must format it before installing it in this router. netgear-centria-router-amazon-diskless

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