The rate of getting solid electronic devices is something like 80%.
Michael Urban, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: The advertised functionality to act as a repeater is quite limited. They will only work without security or WEP. Installation of upgraded router firmware (DDWRT) is necessary to get full functionality. As far as just a router, this gets 5 starts. It is rock-solid dependable and i've had another one for years. If yours is not, be sure to exchange. The rate of getting solid electronic devices is something like 80%.
Summary: Great router with lots of capabilities, especially with an upgrade to DD-WRT firmware (all versions are compatible with DD-WRT). I love the dual 2.4 & 5 Ghz networks. The only downside is that its wireless range is not what I was expecting -- it does not throw the signal very far, and I had to set up an old router as a repeater to get a proper connection in my garage. Otherwise, it's awesome. (No problems with refurbished.
Netgear WNDR3800 N600 Premium Edition Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
21 December 2012
Summary: Its a nice router with a fast processor and a lot of memory. My only gripe is the Netgear firmware is not too stable. If it wasnt for the firmware issues, this would easily be a 4 or 5 star router. First, I consider myself an advanced user if not an expert. I'm using this router as an access point only as I have my primary router in the basement next to my cable modem. I understand there are many factors that can affect your network connection and internet speed.
Summary: A great router / wireless AP overall. Good, strong signal throughout the house. My only problem is it the Bonjour protocol support stops working randomly about once or twice a week. The only solution is a reboot. This can fortunately be done from the Advanced Setup page of the router's configuration web page, but it is still frustrating when all my Apple gear stops working like it should.
Summary: If you know how to install a router without any assistance, this is probably a good product. I was disappointed to discover that the product came without instructions, support or an installation CD. The only documentation was a little piece of paper directing me to the Netgear website where I would find the installation wizard download and instructions.
Summary: Setup was easy enough; wifi connection worked well enough with our laptop and wifi printer. Not so with our Verizon/Motorola Razr smartphones; we could not connect through the router. We contacted Verizon and Motorola; both said the problem was in the router, which would not accept our password. I was disappointed because I liked the unit; however, I returned it for a refund and hooked up the Belkin WBR-1310 that I've had since 2006.
Summary: When I saw this router, I was very excited! I can essentially have TWO separate networks with ONE router. One band for regular everyday computing and one 5 GHZ band for my PS3 which I stream movies from both my desktop and Netflix. I set up my router, used the CD which was an easy painless process, I logged onto the routers personal site checked all my settings; good to go right? Nope, only one band was showing up, the basic 2.4 GHZ band.