Excerpt: I've installed several Netgear routers before, and they were all fairly easy to install. This one was awful. I was able to install it with the help of a computer guy, but would never have been able to install it on my own. I hope it operates better than it installed!
Excerpt: I installed this Modem/Router at two different locations. The first location I experienced intermittent drops in connection. The drops didn't happen too often, but if your playing online games (and hard core at that) you really don't want ANY drops. For the most part, if your just surfing or watching youtube, you'll hardly notice the difference. I also noticed that the connection was a little slower.
Excerpt: Wasn't the easiest installation. DSL line filter provided by manufacturer blocked throughput from my ISP. Over an hour of tech. support needed to figure out modem wasn't compatible with McAfee firewall during installation but problem resolved. Works well after install finally completed.
Pros: Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection
Excerpt: I'm a technical user (40+ years in networking) and have used many Netgear Wireless routers. I had high hopes for this device but have been disappointed in the wireless performance so far. The highband has constantly varying signal strength over a distance of less than 30' and the low band works, well, ok. The WNDR3400 I had before this model actually worked better on wireless. No issues with the WAN side to cable ISP.
Excerpt: Bought this because our AT&T 2wire died-took hours and hours to get it to work. Net gear's own customer service people couldn't figure it out. We wanted to get away from AT&T, but we should have stuck with the 2wire modem/router. I'm no tech genius, but it should have been simpler to install. No noticeable speed difference either.
Excerpt: The DSL modem and wireless router were simple to set up, but I'm disappointed with the performance. I have a USB hard drive plugged in and there is a large delay when accessing files. It won't even stream 1080p video without skipping. This router is also slower when sending documents to my wireless printer (Epson Workforce) than my previous wireless router.
Excerpt: The salesperson may be at fault for my disappointment since he assured me that this product could handle all multimedia without lag. I was going to buy a more expensive product that was advertised to easily handle my home network, however the salesperson told me this product would work just as well. This has reduced my download speeds considerably compared to my previous product and it had become obsolete. Very disappointed.
Excerpt: Very easy to set up the DSL and Router Portions of the N600. I marked this router combo unit down due to it's poor reception at 35 feet away the computer only get one to two bars of signal strength. Other lesser feactured units I have tried get twice that. I belive this is due to the internal antenna design.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: Make sure you know about network equipment because its a little mind work is needed. Great connection if you have solid wall you still will need an ext. unit (NET-GEAR)to boot the signal through out your place.