Summary: Unless you are going to sit in the same room where this router is in use, don't buy it. It wouldn't even work from our bedroom down the hall to the living room, and we have a small house. It would not reach our second floor with a signal from the first floor. As a previous poster had written, it's just barely better than having nothing at all.
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 .
Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router with DSL Modem DGN1000: You may eventually get connected to the internet.
1 January 2013
Summary: This router came free with my Orange Home Broadband when I was still with the company last year. My first impressions of the router was its style as I hadn't set it up yet. From this visual inspection, it looks very good. The router was a stylist black gloss with rounded edges, it was small and therefore didn't take up space on my desk.
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.
Summary: Please, anyone, don't bother wasting your money on this piece of plastic junk! I received it free through Orange a couple of months ago and all i can say is just don't buy it! Its forever disconnecting, the WiFi signal is really poor and looks and feels really cheap.
Summary: Bought this to replace our old dead Netgear DG834G. First off its easy to set out the box and GUI is easy to follow (like all Netgears are) and worked fine when it was just my main PC on it. After connecting a couple of laptops wireless things started to come apart. The wireless signal was fine but after prolonged use the web pages would take 2-3 attempts to load and after that no internet. The router gets quite hot and after leaving for 10-20 mins it works again.
Summary: I bought this to replace my DG834G Netgear router that had provided sturdy and steadfast service for a couple of years. The same cannot be said of this router which I would just describe as flaky, I had expected something better. I have trouble connecting to various devices on my network, the range is poor and the data rates are if anything worse.
Summary: Have found when this router works its fine, no real problems and fast enough for web browsing. However, like some of the other reviews, the wireless randomly drops and although you can still see the connection, you can't do anything. You have to go and physically turn it off and on again and wait for a full reboot. Doesn't happen every day, sometimes once a day, or, like a couple of days ago, every few minutes.