Excerpt: This router would not connect to new cable internet install. Two cable install techs worked and finally got an internet connection through the router after a very long time. After they had to restart to complete the installation, the internet connection through the Netgear router was once again lost and they could not restore it. After they left I was on the phone with Netgear for two hours. They were very helpful, but couldn't get a connection.
Excerpt: Installed as per instructions - ran install CD before connecting adapter. Connected to Network fine (very good connection) but would not connect to internet. Always said "aquiring network address". I have 5 other devices on network that access the internet fine. Tried on 2nd computer - same problem. Googled this and found out that this is a common problem with no simple solutions.
Excerpt: First off, the product is a little misleading, as both myself and the IT guys in the store thought this would work with my local fiber on the ADSL 2+ port, which it does not. I cannot get the USB to recognize any device I plug into it, including a printer and 3 hard drives. Range is mediocre and I ended up using a repeater to extend it to the point where I would have good speed where I normally sit.
Excerpt: This is an excellent product, with one single massive problem. First the good news, and the reason you want to go with the later/newer routers from Netgear. The guest networking is extremely useful. My wife works at home and seems to get viruses/malware on her computer far too often. With guest networking I can segregate her to her own guest network and restrict her machine from accessing anything else on the home network.
Excerpt: This router is not worth it. It was difficult to set up for Centurylink. it would red light frequently, meaning it would stop receiving data from the internet, even after the IT people at Netgear helped me set it up. As a pc gamer I need to be able to easily set up port forwarding, and change firewall rules, which I found to be an incredibly difficult task with this router.