Excerpt: Judging by my experience and the experience of others, I'd have to say something went wrong with they designed this. The 5 Ghz signal doesn't work at all. I'll be returning it tomorrow. 2.4 works ok, but why pay $100 for a router that only half works.
Summary: I was replacing a N600 that I had for several years that quit working, that one worked well but the range was not good since we moved from a 1400 sq ft duplex to a 3800 sq ft house but a Netgear range extender solved that problem. I thought by going with the N750 I would get better range and at least the same speed but both the range and speed are not near what I had with the N600. I had to move the extender closer to pick up the router and even then it drops in and out.
Summary: i bought this router because my dad got it to replace the same old one we had. it worked great for my dad. great range. all the way to the garage which is not connected to the house. and their house is a long house. we also have a long house. but the modem is in what used to be a garage of an older house. when we get to the other end of the house, we lose signal on our current router. so i had high hopes when my dad says this new one could reach to their garage.
Summary: Desperate for a new router but didn't want to spend a lot, I ordered this refurbished router and I paid to ship it overnight...as soon as I opened the box I knew something was wrong! When I went to hook it up, there's no phone number to call for assistance, you have to email Netgear but you have to register the router first...went to register it and realized the serial number was blackened out! If you can't register, you can't email, you can't use the router!
Summary: I really wanted to like this, but it's going back. I keep having to reboot, and get no internet access. It's not my cable modem, because when I direct wire into it, I have no problems. I went to netgear's forums, and a lot of people seem to have this problem.
Summary: I bought this router to use with my cable modem when I replaced the dsl gateway I had been using for the past few years. I selected it based on the coverage and features offered. After installing the router, I found that I was unable to get a signal in the far end of the house. I purchased an extender and installed it and that seemed to to take care of the coverage problem.
Summary: Avoid this router. Netgear Support cannot provide solutions to the main problem - the menus on the router do not match ANY menus in instructions at Netgear. No one at Netgear support knows anything about this router. You won't fair any better on the discussion forum. Plus the router is very slow and freezes for a few seconds for no reason. There is no way to bring up the Access List option to limit Wireless connections to specific MAC addresses.