I am all for convergence in my computer gear and accessories. I am always knocking the DSL modem off the top of my WiFi router messing around beside my desk or with my computer. I would love to have that modem inside my router. If you are a DSL user and you have the same wish to converge your router and modem, Netgear has a new offering that will do the trick called the N600 Home DSL Gateway part number DGND3700.
The D600 packs in a dual band Gigabit ADSL2+ modem router with a pair of USB ports and installation that tends no CDs. The device also has an Ethernet WAN option for fiber or cable broadband access too. The big feature of the device is that it is the first router with a dual-core processor. Netgear claims that the dual-core processor allows for fast response time when running intense applications at the same time.
The WiFi router portion of the N600 is an 802.11n dual-band offering with 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. The router also has Netgear ReadyShare tech inside with a pair of USB ports to turn external HDDs into shared storage for the network. It can stream video or music form the HDDs too. The router is available right now globally at a MSRP of $199.99.