Excerpt: This router was purchased to use in a mixed home network with more than 15 clients. Initial setup was easy and fast, about 10 minutes including the security customization. All devices connected and throughput was excellent. After about one week we began having occasional connection dropouts on the 5 Ghz channel that required router reboot. Ironically, this router was purchased to replace one that was dropping the 2.4 Ghz channel.
Excerpt: I purchased this Netgear router because it claimed to cover large areas. I have a large ranch and needed an extender to get coverage to parts of my home. My last router was also netgear for less than half of the price of this one. There is no difference in the performance of this router as compared to my old router. i still need the extender. And this router is no quicker than my other one. I am unsure whether I am going to return this router.
Excerpt: The range is nowhere nearly as good as advertised. I bought the largest router thinking it would cover more of my home, as it stated. It was no better than the router I had for 1/3 of the price. I was hoping to eliminate the need for an extender. But I still need the extender and the signal is no better on the extender then it was before. Save your money before buying this unit and buy a good one for much less money.
Summary: After reading review, I bought this highly priced router in Sept 2012. After several hickup, the router was working ok. Had a problem with firmware update which was resolved with NetGear techie. The router stop working without any problem. Contacted Netgear tech support. Netgear techie was more interested to sell me extended tech support contract then, listen to the problem i have with the router. Do not buy this costly router. It is not worth it for the price.
Excerpt: We had difficulty setting up the device. I called Netgear. They told me I had a rootkit in my computer and needed to spend $200.00 for them to remove it (not true). We had a tech come to our office to hook up the netgear. We had no rootkit on any of our computers.... Buyers beware of the help line.
Excerpt: My AT&T 2wire went out so I bought this unit figuring with all of the wireless data devices we are using and potentially going to use it would be a good choice. Well I was wrong, we bought a top of the line device and our wifi signal is weaker than the replaced 2wire unit. The only help I received was that I may need signal boosters in the house! I should of called AT&T and had them replace the 2wire unit.
Summary: Router stops functioning about once a month, requiring a reboot. Seriously considering flashing DD-WRT onto it to see if it's the firmware. For 200 bucks I would have expected much more functionality, and I definitely expected it to NOT malfunction once a month requiring a reboot. I already have routers that do as much. Not sure I needed to pay 200 bucks to add one more to my collection.
Summary: I bought this router for all the hoopla in the reviews, but I have to say, I don't really notice any difference from the Pre-N Belkin router I had. In fact, while not scientific, I can say that this is slower than the old router for my TV. Netflix constantly stops and goes into the buffering mode with this one and it never did that with the old router. In fact, I replace this router with the old Belkin now when I want to watch Netflix on the TV.
Summary: I used to initially not like the Netgear products, used to first have a Belkin. Finally after i noticed the then robust Netgear wireless router N600 (WNDR3700)2 years ago, i got that one. It worked really good for almost 1.5 years and then all my devices (computers/iphone/ipad) stopped detecting the 2.4 ghz network and even though the devices (other than iphone) detected the 5 ghz the signal used to drop now and then.