Drops connection constantly, poor range and slow speeds
20 July 2015
Summary: I have owned this router since 2009 and it started out great, but five years later, I am ready to move on as this has hit its point of decline. I can't believe I have kept it as long as I have as it has always been struggling with the points below. Cons: 1) Poor range.
Excerpt: I purchased this to replace an Asus router. Staples leads customers to believe this is an AC router, but it is not. Also, there doesnt seem to be a way to use Wake-On-Lan, apparently Netgear doesn't allow that.
Outdated technology - forget it, look for at least an AC1200 (with external antenna port!)
11 October 2014
Summary: Limited range, no external antenna connection, inconsistent connections. Tossed it when the warranty expired and got an AC1200 unit that blows it away. My fault - did poor research before buying. NOT RECOMMENDED - WAY out of date now!!!
Excerpt: I've had two of these routers and both have died far too soon. The current router is about a year old and it is now a big brick with ports. All lights come on but no internet data makes it into any of the ports. I've tried resetting it several times and nothing.
Excerpt: I had the exact same router but version 2. When it died, it had served so well I wanted another one. They sent me version 3. The wi-fi doesn't even reach the deck or the downstairs tv which the old one did with ease.Netgear support knows there's nothing wrong with it so they have you switch channels...
Excerpt: I got a good deal on the price, however, I have been unable to connect it. When I go online to get help, the website sends me to an 'after-market' site that wants to charge me $9.95 to get assistance. The enclosed instructions are not suitable for a relatively new or older user.