Excerpt: I had the AC 1600 and upgraded to the AC 1750 for the QoS feature hoping to help my VPN Streaming. My internet dropped at times and my provider service is 20/2 Mbps speed. This is over fiber to the premise service. I checked my provider service and it was not dropping my service. I had to reboot my router to refresh my VPN connection. The router was a year old.
Summary: I have a 100 megabit internet connection from my ISP- When on a wired ethernet connection to a desktop computer, I am consistently at or above my quoted down-speed transfer rating. Before purchasing while I was on my ISP's wireless N router, my wireless connection was never higher than around Mb, most likely because I live in a densely populated area. With this new router, I'm now getting the same down-speeds via wireless AC as my incoming wired connection.
Excerpt: I have DSL and 1 wired device with several other wireless devices. I do ask a lot of my router. I had a Netgear wireless N router when a power surge took it out. I thought this would be a nice upgrade. For about the first week it was a struggle to not get dropped every 20 minutes or so for a minute or 2. The genie is awesome and easy to use which is why we still have this router.
Excerpt: Just installed this, so I have limited review comments. Out of the box and setup we relatively easy. Signal strength & data rate appear to be stable for my application. I look forward to communicating with 802.11ac devices (which I still need to add in) and my NAS storage.
Excerpt: Overall very pleasantly surprised with this router. The range is excellent, the Genie software is not quite intuitive but good nonetheless, there's 4 Gigabit ports (which you can expand by adding a switch), and performance for me has been rock solid. I have this in probably the worst possible place in my house and I have no issues getting a signal anywhere in or around. Plus it's future proof. Granted it's not cheap but you'll be satisfied.
Fantastic hardware, junk software, all around solid.
K. DeCook, Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: Tested at a LAN party with 6+ computers connected with ethernet/wireless. Never dropped connections and evenly doled out bandwidth (minus single computers downloading something, which gobbles up bandwidth as usual). Only complaint is the clunky netgear genie that you need to download and use to configure the router. Not terribly intuitive, and there is little notice on where to go for the more intimate settings which involves a web-browser.
router works great; I'm very tech-savvy so I can't judge how ...
Sandeep Tamhankar, Amazon
17 August 2014
Summary: router works great; I'm very tech-savvy so I can't judge how easy it is to set up for ordinary folks. I have been having trouble with file sharing; I have a mix of private and public volumes and when I enforce that policy, I can't get to content from my Roku over DLNA. Netgear support told me to reinstall the router firmware, which sounds like a very silly suggestion to me.
Excerpt: It was easy to install and did meet the requirements that we needed. But our house is relatively small and I got the impression this would be a router I could used even if we added equipment. Actually not sure if that will be true since the signal both up and downstairs is still not that strong.