Summary: Pros 1. Great Build Quality 2. Extremely easy setup 3. Good Short-Mid range performance 4. First Modem-Router combo that delivers performance similar to the traditional decoupling of a modem and Router. Completely hassle free! Cons 1. Bit bulky 2. Poor long range performance versus the Dark Knight (Asus RT 66U) that I also use. 3. Less configurable features for the advanced user 4.
Summary: Bought this to replace a zoom modem/router,it seems to do the business not dropped the line once haven't tried the ac feature but the duel band works fine with talktalk using googles DNS server Theirs doesn't seem to work properly, a tad on the large size (like a picture frame) and a annoying NETGEAR Logo light on the front Ps You cant turn it off. also I would say its over priced although I got it at a discount price otherwise it does what it says on the can.
Summary: Over the past 20yrs since first getting broadband I have changed my ADSL routers every 2-3 years, to stay current with the latest WiFi bands, ie. A, B, G, Pre-N, N etc. Invariably this has resulted in my chopping and changing from one manufacturer to another in the quest for the most stable and fastest 'real world' WiFi link.
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: 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.
Summary: Genie Smart wizard does not work too well and would not pick up settings so best to copy them down from old router before setting up. Once set up it works a charm including the Netgear Readyshare which is a good feature. When using Readyshare outside your home it will take a while to access files as it has to upload at painfully slow speeds.
Summary: I found this easy to setup and a big improvement to my home network. The parental control setting works well and gives comfort with teenage kids going online with laptops and iPads - I can filter their access through the router rather than loading and managing through software on each device. Not quite 5 stars because the iPad app is a bit cranky, however I am very pleased with the purchase.
Summary: I purchased this router and plugged it in and followed the instructions which took the whole of 2 mins to do and i was well away on the internet! You follow the online wizard which asks for your ISP login name and password which is easily available to you over the phone or just copy and paste from your old router and it connectes everything else for you. I am with Talktalk and the router i got free from them was awful..
Summary: Bought this modem router to replace an existing Netgear 834N router which I had had for a while but it decided to drop connections on a regular basis. Am a bit of a gadget person and like new products, but not a computer geek but can hold my own. So did a bit of research on this and was aware that the 802.11ac format, as at the time of writing (Nov 2012) is few and far between on laptops etc and it seems it is this format that makes the router "the worlds fastest wifi.