Summary: This is my SECOND Netgear router of the same brand. Both routers, cumulative, have lasted me a total of 2.6 years. That is BOTH of them. This latest was right on cue! The lights went off...no signal, nothing. I followed the information online and tested those theories. As a last result..
Pros: Sleek design. Decent range in home (1400 sqft) and good reception.
Summary: In 20 years of networking this is the single worst router I've ever purchased at this price point. I'm just grateful I tested this on a small home network before using it in a clients .
Pros: Features and speed.
Cons: This unit has not ever functioned properly, the UI Is ok at best and where the unit was compromised out of the box, and at this point I cannot update win7 64bit ult. and add or use any security or it won't allow me to make a change or navigate through the settings.
Summary: I blame myself. I didn't take the time to read the reviews and do the research. After I bought it I found people complaining about the range.
Pros: I used it for a few weeks with the out-of-the box firmware. The range was really struggling so I installed DD-WRT. I was able to install DD-WRT without any issues. Works fine with a Roku that is directly line-of-sight with the router.
Cons: The range on this router is terrible. I live in a 2,400 sq ft two story house. My Samsung S5 can't even detect the router if I go upstairs (even the room directly over the router). If I walk out of the room where the router is installed the signal strength halves. It can't seem to broadcast throu...
and didn't require reboots like most other home routers
Grant L Harlor, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: I purchased this because reviewers said that it was consistent, and didn't require reboots like most other home routers. This is not what I experienced. This device stopped working about 3 months after I purchased it, and I had to load open source firmware to make it function again.
Summary: Bought this product for its ReadyShare via two USB ports. The Netgear technology is not yet stable to handle a drive for use in backups and streaming video from the drive is too slow (jumpy picture) to be usable. If partition is greater then 2TB the Mac Journaled drive is read-only.
Summary: Radio death supposedly isn't a problem on the newer revisions (V3 uses a Broadcom chipset instead of Atheros), but I wouldn't dare risk it. No more Neatgear products for me.
Pros: The USB attached storage is a nice feature to have. However, read/write performance is pretty slow, especially with NTFS.
Cons: The 2.4GHz radio basically died. Signal strength is below -80 dBm at a range of 3 ft. Doing a little research, I confirmend that this is a very common problem with this router. I got about 3 years of service out of mine, so I guess I'm luckier than most. Still, this is totally unacceptable, espec...
Summary: I had high hopes for this router after reading the positive reviews a couple years ago. I was tired of my old D-Link and was ready to spend the extra bucks for a better, newer modem. Unfortunately, the modem never rose too much above average.