Works Great as a Modem/Router - Had an Issue as a NAS Server
M. Tanaka, Amazon
24 October 2014
Summary: It worked fine as a modem/WiFi router for TWC internet right out of the box. I have not experienced drastic WiFi slowdown like other reviewers have commented - I get a full 50Mbps download on a PC connected through WiFi from the TWC 50Mbps service. The issue I had was with the unit's NAS server function. It recognized neither of IOmega nor Seagate USB external HDDs that had been working when directly connected to a PC.
Summary: As someone who is technologically challenged when it comes to equipment like this, this caused me no headache at all! When I had my internet set up, this was all they needed to get it going. The other thing I loved is the password to the internet is both on the box and the modem itself which is great for me because I don't have a great memory! When I write passwords down, they run away... So this was the perfect solution.
Summary: Works well, good range throughout house and backyard. Easy to set up and has not had to be reset during over two months of use. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a high-quality combination router & modem.
Summary: I had this modem/router for 2 months, and I had an absolutely terrible experience with it. Pretty much from day 1, the router intermittently stopped responding: I couldn't ping it, and I would lose my connection for 5-20 seconds every few minutes. I thought that maybe it was interference from other networks or from microwaves or cordless phones, so I used iStumbler to check for wifi interference.
Product is so bad, it compelled me to write my first Amazon review
15 September 2014
Summary: I've never written a review on Amazon.com before, but this modem/router was SO bad, I felt compelled to alert future potential buyers. I've worked in technology for a long time and have set up several hundred modems and routers in my career, and never in my life have I encountered a product that performed worse than the Netgear N300. Modem-wise, it's not terrible. It communicates with my ISP and the ethernet connection speeds are acceptable.
Summary: I purchased this one instead of renting one from my local cable provider, and I'm glad that I did! It was very easy to set up, had no problems with compatibility, and works very well. The range on the wifi is pretty powerful, too, so I can get a strong signal no matter where I am in my apartment.
Summary: I set this up about three weeks ago, and it works great. Easy setup, no fuss. I had a D-Link wireless router that was about 6 years old, in tandem with the modem I was leasing from Time Warner. The Netgear router is much, much faster.
Summary: Some of the WORST customer service reps I have ever spoken with. Additionally, between issues with the product itself and issues with the cable/internet provider, the connection that I have is next to worthless. What should be a relatively reliable product has been more of a hassle than it's worth.
Terrible documentation, expensive support. Never again.
DenkoB "denkob", Amazon
5 August 2014
Summary: I spent two weeks and $70 on premium Netgear tech support to get this cable modem working. I would give it zero stars if I could. I bought the modem after reading on the Time Warner site that I could avoid the rental charge and connect "instantly" by buying my own modem from a list of supported modems. But I went through a lot of hassle and it will take me a couple of years to make the money back assuming I don't have any more problems.