Pros: On paper, this router is worth twice the price.
Cons: This thing was my worst nightmare for almost a year. Sometimes it wouldn't broadcast SSID. Sometimes it wouldn't broadcast wireless at all. Resetting would help for a day at first, then just a few hours. A few months in, the wired network stopped acting normal. DHCP would just not respond for 20 minutes unless I restarted. I couldn't do network backups because the network wouldn't stay up long enough to finish them. Firmware updates didn't help. I was resetting it 2 o...
Summary: The wired ports work fine. The wireless signal is fair and the speed is great but it disables itself at least once daily at random even though it is not set up to operate at specific hours. I didn't realize that to use the tunnel feature, I would have to pay a monthly fee. I would have bought a cheaper model had I known this and a different brand had I known it would turn itself off. It's a good 8 port wired router. That's the only good thing I can say about it.
Excerpt: I purchased this unit as it indicated it had a firewall as part of the software and would allow me to use this in my home office business without my neighbors piggybacking on my internet hub. I was also very anxious about setting up the wireless hub as it appeared to be very difficult. I was mistaken on both items. I attempted to set up a firewall with a secure password for this unit but was unable to locate instructions on how to make it secure.
Pros: Compact, Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Pros: many available ports to accommodate just about any connections possible. easy to setup and use.
Cons: after 4 months of usage I am constantly losing my wireless settings. after installing the latest firmware I thought that would solve the problem, guess what? It worked for 3 days and then back to the dropped signal. I called Netgear and spoke to one of the tech guys. After giving him the serial number he informed me that my 90 free tech support has expired and he proceeded to connect me to someone that can quote me rates for tech support. needless to say this router i...
Excerpt: Had persisant IP/MAC address conflicts that this router immediately solved. Have multiple office devices and HTTP hosting nodes (servers) requiring advanced security which took a bit of learning to properly setup but worked perfectly.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible, Multiple Security Methods, Secure, Works Out Of The Box