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.
Excerpt: I purchased this because I was not getting a strong signal from my existing router. I was told my router was old and outdated and it was time to replace it. After paying $97 and installing this router, the signal is not any stronger than the $20 router I had before.
Excerpt: I like it when it works, but it drops out every couple of days and I have to reset it. I would like to know why it is doing this? Is there a problem with the Router or is the problem with my internet company?