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: Purchased this to replace a broken internal wireless adapter (after TSA search at airport removed my laptop from suitcase and left it at top of case without any buffer!). Anyway, I have found it to be slow and it keeps dropping the connection. It works for a while, but then I need to re-etablish the connection - but IE crawls - almost unusable. After a week of doing this, I borrowed my friend's Cisco Valet adapter and find it to be faster and more reliable.
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. This scenario was using Sonic's Legacy DSL product.
Excerpt: Took several hours to install. Worked through instructions several times. You have to install modem, then wifi. Then another installation for something. Ran 3 separate installation procedures. It is not a single step installation. You have to have your internet system user name and password, but they don't ask for it specifically.
Excerpt: I bought this Modem Router to replace an older Netgear modem router that was giving problems. I expected this unit to be faster with wider range. I got neither. It connects me to the internet, but the brodcast range is significantly less than the older one that I replaced.
Excerpt: I have to reboot the router frequently. I have the router on the kitchen counter, and my laptop on the kitchen table. Although the green light for the internet connection stays on most of the time ( not always, sometime it goes to red), I still have to power it off and then power it back on in order for the laptop to gain internet access.
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: Setup was easy, but the unit did not configure with at&t. I had several problems: first, the phone number provided did not reach the proper department, secondly, tech support hours are VERY limited, and thirdly - and most frustrating - the technicians do not communicate well in English and are extremely difficult to understand due to heavy accents. It took several calls to connect with a technician whose accent was a bit lighter than the others.