WiFi Cable Modem Router

802.11n Gigabit

Faster Internet. Better WiFi. One Device.

Take advantage of the new, higher speeds cable providers are offering—without taking on their cable modem rental fees. This 2-in-1 WiFi router and DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem unleashes 8x faster download speeds—up to 340 Mbps—faster, smoother WiFi, and works with all major cable Internet providers.

Model: N450
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  • 8x faster cable Internet download speeds with 8 downstream and 4 upstream channels, up to 340 Mbps
  • Faster WiFi Speeds, up to 450Mbps – N450 WiFi
  • USB ports to wirelessly share your hard drive
  • Eliminates monthly rental fees up to $156 per year*
  • Fast self-activation for XFINITY® from Comcast customers—Get connected without a service call
  • CableLabs® DOCSIS® 3.0 Certified to work with U.S. cable Internet providers like XFINITY® from Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision and more (Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services)


With the DOCSIS 3.0 platform, you’re finally geared up for the latest, fastest speeds cable providers are bringing to the home. Combined with outstanding WiFi range and performance, the 2-in-1 N450 Cable Modem Router takes your connected home to the next high-speed level, providing smooth HD streaming, uninterrupted online gaming, and fast, reliable internet for all the devices in your home.

  • FASTER WIFI—Up to 450 Mbps

  • CHANNEL BONDING—Fastest Cable Internet speeds during peak hours

  • DOCSIS 3.0—Up to 8x faster cable Internet speeds than DOCSIS 2.0

  • GIGIABIT WIRED—Ideal for HD gaming and video

WiFi Range

Upstairs, downstairs, in the kitchen, in the office, even in the garage. At NETGEAR, we know you want and need great WiFi in every room of the house. The N450 Cable Modem Router delivers—with enhanced range powerful enough for medium to large homes.

  • RANGE—For medium to large homes


Easily add USB hard drives via the USB ports and then wirelessly access them. With the N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router, sharing across your network is quick, easy, and perfectly designed for your media-rich world.

  • WIRELESS-N—Email, chat, surf, music, video

  • USB ACCESS—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drives via USB ports

Ease of Use

Out of the box, the N450 sets up in minutes. Connect a few cables, plug it in, and make a few clicks to connect WiFi devices. It’s that easy, that fast. And management of your network is just as simple, whether it’s sharing media, accessing hard drive, or setting up guest access.

  • EASY INSTALL—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and computers

  • WIFI & POWER ON/OFF—Convenient power savings

  • PUSH ‘N’ CONNECT—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • Works with cable Internet providers like Comcast XFINITY®, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision & more (not compatible with Cable bundled voice services). Please check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility.


Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11n
Speed and Range
  • 8x4 CableLabs® certified DOCSIS® 3.0
WiFi Band
  • 2.4 GHz
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Four (4) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Number of USB Ports
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
Key Features
  • Cable modem plus N450 WiFi router
  • Designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications and backward compatible with DOCSIS 2.0 networks
  • Channel bonding for fast download and upload speeds (8 x 4) 340Mbps† download & 122Mbps† upload
  • Works with Cable Internet Providers like XFINITY® from Comcast, Cox, Cablevision and more (Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services)
  • Fast self-activation for XFINITY customer - get connected without a service call
  • N450—Up to 450Mbps @ 2.4GHz‡
  • Two USB ports to easily access and share USB hard drive
  • Supports IPv6
Product Diagram
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Push ‘n’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 10.21 x 6.5 x 3.65 in (259 x 165 x 93 mm)
  • Weight: 1.3 lb (0.59 kg)
Package Contents
  • N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick install guide
  • Power adapter
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
  • One (1) coaxial port for cable Internet
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Four (4) 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
System Requirements
  • Cable broadband Internet service
  • Please check your cable Internet service provider web site for data speed tier compatibility
  • Not compatible with Cable bundled voice services
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8, Vista®, XP, 2000, Mac OS®, or other operating systems running a TCP/IP network
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher
  • Use with an N900 adapter like NETGEAR WNDA4100 for maximum performance

Maximum rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on the MSO provisioning and speed tier subscription.

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage.

Customer-owned modems may not be compatible with certain cable networks. Please check with your cable provider to confirm this NETGEAR modem is allowed on your cable network. This product not compatible with cable bundled voice services.

* Equipment rental fees vary by service providers.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


Lose The Lease. Win Back Some Bucks.

Is your cable ISP charging you every month just to use their modem? Reduce your bill and bring-your-own-modem. The N450 is compatible with most major cable service providers.

Slim and Trim: Everything You Wanted in a Modem Router and Less.

Reduce shelf clutter by combining your Modem and Router into one. The narrow profile of the N450 lets you tuck it away behind other components and keeps your shelf looking neat and organized.