Summary: I have to give this router sort of a mixed review because it works good, covers a lot of sq footage but there a few issues. Firstly, it's not just a plug and play, I had to really do some homework and discovered I had to change the channel it was preset to just so it would stop dropping wifi...
Summary: No problem installing and getting it on line. I had to remove the Genie software program because it really slowed down my pc. I was hoping for a little more range but overall it seems to be doing the job so far.
Summary: The only saving grace is the ability to replace the Netgear firmware with DD-WRT; Genie was nearly unusable and would spin for minutes trying to load the basic interface so I could perform initial setup. That's the only thing keeping this from being a one-star purchase.
Excerpt: Bought this to use with Charter Internet. Worked fine for 7 months then just stopped. All lights worked, looked like it was connecting but would not sync. Spent an hour with Netgear support, nothing worked then tech stated the 90 day warranty was out and to get more support I would have to purchase...
The only noticeable difference between this router and the Linksys ...
Umbra Lover, Amazon
9 January 2015
Summary: The only noticeable difference between this router and the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 it replaces is the dual bands. I was hoping for a stronger signal at the more distant rooms of my home, but I haven't noticed any discernible difference.
You can roll the dice and buy this router and it might be good for you, but I would not buy a NETGEAR product again
Robert Hand, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: Not as easy to set up as it should be unless all you want a router to do is connect a computer to the internet. I had to use the tech service (and they are in India and hard to understand) to get pointers on how to Port forward this router.
Excerpt: Much easier to set up than the WNR3500 that it's replacing. Tech support leaves a lot to be desired. I sent them an Email about the Genie software for Macintosh always downloading as damaged. They cannot even pass this on and keep insisting I have to register my router which is not the problem.