Summary: This router is advertised a gigabit model. It isn't. My ISP raised the download speed for our area to 150 Mbps last month. My old Belkin router was a 10/100 model, and it topped out at just under 100 Mbps. So, I bought this Netgear, which at first glance had decent reviews.
Summary: I bought a replacement router, reset my WNDR3700 to factory defaults and promptly threw it in the trash.
Pros: The ReadyShare feature leaves this router vulnerable to attack. In the words of Netgear themselves "There is no workaround". You CANNOT firewall this port. Netgear will patch this issue in the 3rd quarter of 2015 which is a LONG TIME for such a serious bug to be addressed. http://kb.netgear.com/a...
Cons: Vulnerable to hacking and there is NOTHING you can do about it until Netgear fixes this.
Pros: The very first version release of this router was solid for about 3 years.
Cons: I owned the first release version of this router for almost 3 years with almost no issues to speak of. When the wifi finally started to get spotty I decided it was time for a new router. Having been relatively happy with the Netgear WNDR3700v1 I opted to purchase the newest version of the same mo...
Summary: Never did like the Netgear app running in the background on my pc.
Pros: Dual band was nice. This router performed well until just over a year after I purchased it from Newegg.
Cons: At about 13 months it began dropping the WiFi signal. Started out doing this slowly then pretty much everyday. Tried a few things then called Comcrap to test the signal on their end. Ended up pushing my internet through my modem and directly to my pc and everything worked fine. Not Comcrap (surpr...
Summary: Not sure what happened but I had purchased two of these and both of them had the same problem. I didn't want to buy the same ones again and experience the problem all over again.
Cons: Worse experience ever with a router. Even after soft and hard resets I was not able to get into the interface to be able to make any changes. Not even to flash the original firmware to see if that would solve my issues. A big five eggs for Newegg though for taking care of their customers. Thanks!
Cons: Router failed after 10 months. Stuck with WPS 'mode'. All troubleshooting suggestions from Netgear were the same you can find online, and do not work. Once I passed their 'script' they wanted to replace with the same router. Not acceptable. No trust in this product.
Worked very well until radio abruptly died at 23 months.
Math & music guy, Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: The router was connected on a home network with several PCs, a TV, a Wii and a range extender. The router is straightforward to configure and maintain. I found it to only rarely need a reboot and almost never to drop the signal.
Summary: The router started to fail after about a year. If I turned it off to move it, it wouldn't necessarily turn on right away. I'd have to turn it off and on multiple times (sometimes darn near 20) before the thing would actually boot.
Pros: It worked fantastically before it died! We have a 50Mb connection with 6+ college kids using it, so I'd say we have a fairly demanding load. We quite frequently (almost constantly) have 3 people streaming Netflix at the same time while others are gaming. It held up fine. I also really like the in...
Cons: - Started to fail 1.5 years in. - Completely failed after 2 years.
Summary: After years of use, countless problems, included but not limited to: random wireless disconnects, router restarts, premium features not working properly (USB ReadyShare), etc, I have finally decided to toss the device. What's the icing on the cake?