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.
Summary: I wish I had read the other reviews before buying this. It does look good but the first unit I received had some form of fault which meant that the wifi only worked after changing the channel. The second unit did not have that fault, but with 801.11n selected the connection was unreliable.
Summary: For me the Purpose of taking this product was to use it in a rented accommodation for two laptops which were hardly 6 meters from modem. However I was able to use it as normal modem without any wireless features in wired mode only. There were some basic problems in internet connectivity through this modem when connected in wireless mode. The other laptop will always detect the wireless network, but internet was not working.
Summary: I bought this router and had to get it replaced within 100 days since the wireless component stopped working. Now I am struggling with Netgear for a refund since the second piece also intermittantly rejects wireless connections. Pros : 1. Netgear technical support help desk is good. 2. The router/modem looks great with LED's which give clear indications 3. 2 year warranty Cons : 1. Netgear sales support is very bad.
Summary: the wi fi signal is weak and works fine within 10-15 feet only-not passes through any wall/obstruction.A basic modem with a ethernet cable will give you more leverage than this. The sleek look is good. For no reasons the connectivity is getting distruppted with the laptop and automatically connects after sometime-and so is the internet connectivity
Summary: This is not so good modem. Price is attractive. Not reliable. It gets reset several time. Wireless does not work all the time even at the range of 6-8 meters. So I am using it as a wired modem, but the reset problem is making it troublesome to keep connected.
Summary: I have to say at once that I did not buy my router at Amazon, but from a local dealer. It gives my PC a reliable internet/email connection, but as far as my wife's Blackberry phone is concerned, it doesn't want to know. There seems to be a problem over compatibility, which the dealer seems less than determined to help me sort out. Do consider the question of (non)compatibility carefully if you are contemplating buying this product.