NETGEAR Centria WNDR4700
The Centria WNDR4700 is NETGEAR's flagship N900 simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n router, backup server and media server all-in-one. As a router, it offers the same great performance and software features you'd expect from any NETGEAR flagship at a rather affordable price. When it comes to routing performance, it is second only to the flagship N900 offering by ASUS (which costs twice as much and is prohibitively expensive for an N900 router by today's standards).
Part of NETGEAR's Centria line, the WNDR4700 is more than just a router - it also aims to be your network storage hub, thanks to its 3.5" disk storage bay for adding a hard disk drive of your own choice to your network and accessing it from any of your connected computers, tablets and smartphones via the router's user-friendly software available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. And if that's not enough for your storage needs, there are two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for connecting external disk drives, and even an SD card slot.
To put all your connected storage to good use, NETGEAR's software allows for automatic, continuous backups of your PC and Mac, as well as instant backup of any SD card you insert, which can be really useful for photographers. The software allows for creating a personal cloud of your own for remote access from anywhere, including media playback control from the mobile apps. There's DLNA support for media streaming, and the ability to easily share connected USB drives and printers across your network.
In addition to the storage-centric options, you get the same robust software features you'd expect from any NETGEAR flagship such as a powerful firewall, great parental controls, ability to create a guest network, and more. And there are four Gigabit Ethernet ports for your wired LAN requirements.
The NETGEAR Centria WNDR4700 is available for $73.89