Summary: I have 50 mbps high speed broad band internet connection at my home. If I connect my laptop or ipad through wireless connection to this router it is giving only 10 to 14 mbps and also looses internet connection frequently. I have buffering issue on my smart TV because of connection drops and less speed. If I reset the router it will not connect to the modem for the first time.
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...contacted Netgear Tech Support. I stated over and over and over and over and over and over ad nauseam, that the router would not turn on.
Pros: Sleek design. Decent range in home (1400 sqft) and good reception.
Excerpt: I have used Netgear routers in the past with few to no problems whatsoever. In this case, I encountered a number of troubles the moment I plugged this in. The router had to be rebooted at least twice a day in order for all my pages to open; there were several pages that did not come up while others did okay; Remote Desktop Connection did not work; and search engines such as Duck-Duck-Go did not operate at all.
Summary: I bought this router and returned it because it wouldn't work. Netgear wanted the product registered before i could get support...?.. i took this netgear router back and went with a linksys router (similar) because i know linksys has outstanding customer support. I hooked up my new linksys and it would not work either, however, i called their telephone support and had it going within minutes. My issue ended up being a pc problem although my old linksys was bad as well.
Summary: Slow page refresh. Horrible technical support. Wait for 60 minutes. For help only to ne told that because I don't have premium support, they won't help me. At no time was it offered, and what happened to 90 day warranties?
Summary: Not sure how much of the router performance is the router and how is the ISP
Pros: None that I can think of Was free with Optimum service
Cons: 5g connection is very flakey, drops intermittently Range is average, had Wi-Fi routers from early 2000 era with same range Gets plenty hot over time, adequate spacing required Flimsy stand, broke mine within 1 day
Summary: We could use a router with much better access controls. Like, turn on openDNS monday-friday and turn it off on weekends. This router could implement that feature in theory, but in practice it follows the same OpenDNS schedule every day, so the feature is so useless we had to buy a 2nd router for the parents to use. Also, the 11-G wireless hardly works. If you are 6 feet away from the router you MIGHT be able to associate and transfer data. You MIGHT.
Pros: It supports Samba / Disk drives; our notebook drive plugged right in and worked quickly. It has 3 levels of access control : MAC-ID, OpenDNS, and port blocking
Cons: The 11-g range is about 10 feet in our house. Barely.
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.
Cons: Consistently drops connection. Reset with Windows 7 troubleshooting corrects but does not cure the problem. I've been working with Netgear for a month and have implemented all their recommendations to no avail. They claim to have Beta software which will correct the problem, but require the customer to sign an agreement assuming all risks of using it. Ridiculous. They will exchange the unit but require a $16 fee to do so. Also ridiculous. I'd stay away from this produ...