Quick easy set up but still lots of options - Edit problems
2 July 2015
Summary: Purchased one of these new a while back. Purchased a refurbished unit to use on the other corner of my home. It worked well. Upon first powering it and access it the setup wizard did EVERYTHING for me. I did establish a new wifi and admin password.
The ability to connect other devices not on the network to the external hard drive is quirky and inconsistent at best.
Wayne G Butscher, Amazon
28 September 2014
Summary: I bought 2 allegedly refurbished devices but at least one was used. Ironically the used one is performing more reliably than the refurbished one. One less reliable has to be rebooted every few days because it refuses to connect to laptops and PDAs frequently.
Ok for Router but Not the USB (ReadyShare) feature
Adam J. Griff, Ph.D., Amazon
20 August 2014
Summary: Bought this product for its ReadyShare via two USB ports. The Netgear technology is not yet stable to handle a drive for use in backups and streaming video from the drive is too slow (jumpy picture) to be usable. If partition is greater then 2TB the Mac Journaled drive is read-only.
Summary: It is not nearly as fast as promised, not even in the ballpark, and it behaves differently from PC to PC and never great, the transfer rates, both wireless and wired, fluctuates, sometimes wildly and forget about transferring substantial data to the USB storage connected to it via WiFi, just forget...
Summary: When it works, it works really well, with nice WiFi speeds and reliable connection. But it has a serious flaw, where if the power is cut abruptly, such as in a power outage, it tends to brick itself.
Summary: I have had wireless disconnect issues with all their firmware updates. Everytime their was a firmware update I got hoping it would fix my issues. But sadly I have to keep it on the original firmware to keep it stable.
Pros: I think the product is a good one if I could just get it to work.
Cons: I have had this product for a few months now and have still not been able to get it to work. After countless hours of trying this and that, I find that the firmware on the unit is corrupt. When asking for help from you and NetGear I get the run around or no response at all. Like, 'not my problem'...
Great while it works. Died for no reason. Rip-off tech support
26 June 2013
Summary: I almost never write reviews whether the product is good or bad. But when the product fails barely entering the 9th month of service and support is near non-existent past 90 days without paying... yeah I'm writing a review. The router worked great before it died.