Summary: Tried 2 of these which were returned to Amazon (well done Amazon !) Could not access the configuration GUI from 3 hard wired devices even though they would ping it successfully. Netgear genie is a real wizard - never appeared !! Even 3 hours with Netgear support couldn't get a result.
Summary: At the time of writing I had just forked out a whopping £145 for this router and it only supports the PAY to use DNS service called DynDNS. I guess Netgear are getting a backhander to not allow the wider ranger of providers I am used to seeing on cheaper router(some free shock horror). Really obvious and disappointing money grabbing practice. A slap in the face for people who have already shelled out large amount just to buy the box. Boohoo!
Summary: Worst router ever. Continually drops ADSL connection while viewing pages on the internet. I have to power down the router & power up to reboot. Takes about a minute before back online. There has been 2 firmware upgrades but they have not helped.
Summary: Future proof has ADSL modem (2+ capable) and port for a fibre modem input Both 2.4 & 5 Ghz wi-fi (both can run at same time) Even has the ability to run "guest" wi-fi so friends & family can use your internet connection but not access your home network (you can even alter there speed) Still need to test wireless range but not had any issues yet
Easy set up, once updated reliable but not as super quick as expected on 5G
3 October 2013
Summary: I found this modem router very easy to set up and once I remembered to run the latest firmware it has been entirely stable. My iPad 4 and iPhone 5 have been connected to the 5g network, with the rest of our computer equipment on the standard bandwidth,. All off these are improved in their download performance, from my husbands laptop to my sons blackberry playbook, as well as any sky downloads. i Its my Apple products that do not seem any faster.
Summary: Firmware seems to be a bit of a hit and miss yet. My router crashes everyday if UPnP is left on, and many set up changes require the router to be rebooted, which is pretty annoying. Apart from that, router has spectacular speed and most of the key features you would expect in a product at this price point. VPN is one notable omission but not really key for me.
Summary: This router is VERY big. It dwarfs pretty much any other router available. It looks quite nice, with an almost black front, with just a small red band at the bottom, giving it a somewhat more 'premium' look. Something I noticed is that the NETGEAR logo lights up when the unit is on, which is quite cool. To power this monster, a VERY big power brick (yes, a POWER BRICK - for a router) is included.
Summary: Missed the delivery, once I picked it up it was installed in 30 minutes. I have a number of gadgets I use attached to my system for home use, Sonos, Apple TV etc - along with the traffic required to sustain a home business.
Summary: Bought this modem router to replace an existing Netgear DG834N router which I have had for a while but it frequently crashed or froze with ports open. But unfortunately with the D6300 wireless devices can't see wired devices reliably. Netgear support no help, only suggest re-flashing and holding reset for 20 seconds. But no solution. also a more serious problem is that it drops all connections (including wired) about once a day or so. lets hope R7000 will be better...
Summary: We bought this we have a large stone built building and wanted good range, but it proved much poorer than our old netgear router in the end we discovered that it worked well in a more distant room if the main desktop Pc and speakers that were right next to it was switched off! I assume this has something to do with electro magnetic interference... This is not made clear in the literature and although kit is working well now caused us a lot of headaches.