Excerpt: I'm on my 3rd one of these, they last a little longer than the 1 year warrantee, and then they die, so get the extended warrantee. I keep buying new ones because of the parental controls. We are limited in speed by our provider so I really cannot speak to that feature. If you don't need the parental controls, not sure it would be my choice.
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: I have a technical background and have installed several other routers, so I was not expecting any problem with this one.<br />Connection between the router and PC was immediate and without problem. However, I was unable to connect to the internet, even though DSL was acquired. The instruction book was not at all helpful in resolving the issue, nor did the instructions indicate what the LEDs should show.
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.