Summary: I've been struggling with this modem for over a year, and it has finally gotten so bad that I've had to convince my company to get something else. Wifi drops erratically, and at best it has poor signal strength. Also, this thing gets hot enough to cook eggs on! I have taken to using a small fan blowing on it in an attempt to keep it cool. I have a Netgear router on my home network, and it has worked well for a long time.
Summary: This router works okay for devices that maintain their wireless connections, but it is terrible for things like Apple laptops or game consoles. About once a day, the device ends up in a state where nothing can connect to the wireless connection. Anything still on wireless will continue to function, though. I've tried everything from changing channels to turning off Wireless N support to no avail. The biggest laugh was the last firmware update promised more reliable WiFi.
Summary: When I was looking for a new modem router in one, I wanted to find something that would work well but was inexpensive. After going to Best Buy, this is what I came up with. It seemed to be exactly what I needed. The good news is that for the first year I had it, when I used it with a wired connection, it worked very well. But there are 2 downsides to it.
Summary: For reference, I live in a 1 bedroom apartment that's essentially shaped like one large rectangle with one wall to separate the bedroom from the rest of the apartments. I purchased this router in September of 2010, set it up next to the TV in the living room, and throughout the year I'd had problems with the wireless connection disconnecting or simply not working in the bedroom.
Summary: Was provided with this DGN1000 as an "upgrade" with my broadband speed upgrade. I was having complaints from the off with all the household complaining of slow connection, very weak or no signal in some parts of the house, drop outs etc. After compliants to the BB provide thinking it was the upgraded connection. Following them making changes at their end slight improvement of the dropping connection but still very much worse that before the upgrade.
Excerpt: "...rather confusing at times. With NETGEAR being one of the dominant brands in the router market I was expecting a much more polished interface. Once I finally got the router set up (after a couple of HOURS!), I decided to test the range. I wish I hadn't. My router is in an upstairs room which is very close to the stairs themselves and the router is by the door in that room. If I go downstairs, the router signal dropped to about 20% - very poor. If ...
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Poor range, incompatible with lots of services, bad setup .
Summary: Had nothing but trouble with this unit from day one, gave up on the weak wireless side of it and resorted to having to plug appliances into it, had to re-set the unit at least once a week. Now the final straw is that trying to update the firmware yesterday the unit went into meltdown and refuses to connect at all, spoke to tech helpline and thankfully their sending out a different unit and he said l can take a hammer to this one. (can't wait!
Summary: I purchased this to use with a brand new Talk Talk Line (LLU) I got 8mbps line access speed with cheap talk talk router, and only 5.2mbps line access speed with this router. The microfilter I received with it didn't have no wire's inside, This wasn't a problem for me as I use a filtered faceplate. After a bit of research I found out that it did not have any broadcom chips inside, As far back as I can remember there has always been broadcom in netgear routers and modems.