Summary: STAY AWAY ! USB 3 PORT NEVER WORKS ON THESE ROUTERS. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Netgear does not support refurbished devices. I called to get help because the USB 3 drive does not work no matter what.
Summary: After having this router for 7 months I cannot recommend that anyone purchases it. It worked OK for the first few months but now requires a restart every few days to avoid very slow wifi speeds. As this is a refurb Netgear will not support it after 90 days without additional money.
Summary: Live in a townhouse and bought this router to get a broader range and signal upstairs; however, it provided only a slightly better signal than my 6 year old Linksys it replaced. Price was defintely right at $65 as I purchased a manufacturer referb and added a 3 year replacement warranty from Square...
Good experience with refurbished networking electronics
Vicki DM, Amazon
24 August 2015
Summary: I've had the router a few weeks now, and it's working perfectly. This is my third experience with buying refurbished electronics, and my third success. Devices like this that are all-electronic (no moving parts) seem to be good candidates for buying refurb'd.
It works great but had to use old router's MAC Address..
15 August 2015
Summary: It was an easy setup, but for some reason it wouldn't work, I tried it with my old router's MAC Address and it finally started working, I'm not too much of a tech savi, but someone who wouldn't know enough to fix that would have had a bad time.
Summary: Excellent router at an excellent price. These were purchased as a refurbrished unit so I was prepared for any possible defects but so far they are operating as if they are brand new. The speed and range is so much better than the 802.11G routers they are replacing.
Summary: I bought this router refurbished so I had my doubts on its performance but it performs commendably. I have 2 hard wired connections and sometimes up to 5 wireless connections transmitting data.
Summary: Having switched from a $40 router, when I first connected the R6250 the first thing I tested is the signal strength and range. I have a 50mbps down 25mbps up Optimum Online connection. The first test was performed 5 feet away from the router with a cheap $400 ASUS laptop.
Pros: Lan Ports Worked
Cons: Terrible Range Awful speeds Connection Drops