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Netgear-wndr4500.33171708
9.3 out of 10

Netgear WNDR4500

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WNDR4500

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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome product, Horrendous support!

danv68, Ebay
10 February 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the Netgear N900 900 Mbps 4-Port Gigabit Wireless N Router (WNDR4500) to replace my old LinkSys WRT54GS and I must say, it is an amazing, feature rich and FAST router. Configuration is a Breze, but unfortunately I had to call their technical support for ONE simple setting which they work differently from Linksys. That's where it all went downhill.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Derwood2031, Walmart
21 December 2012
  • Summary: I have had this router for about 6 months now. So far has been pretty good. Lately it has started to disconnect with the internet. I called the local cable company. They ran some tests and came to the conclusion it was the router. Going to see if I can exchange. Was a pricey router, sure hope I can get a replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, bad and poor customer service

onlyonenurse, epinions.com
10 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had this router since February. Here's what I wanted to do: I wanted to hook up 2 exter
  • Pros: Fast, no droppped connection throughout my home and outside. It is easy to set up.
  • Cons: 55 eMail exchanges since April, without seeing any sign of achieving my goal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great performance, buggy firmware

Jason R., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Summary: The Netgear's wi-fi performance is stellar; lag is low and throughput is high. It keeps up with my wife's online gaming. The gigabit wired ethernet performs flawlessly. Netflix streams very smoothly over wi-fi. $200 well spent here.
  • Pros: - Great performance in area with lots of wi-fi access points
  • Cons: - User interface could be clearer
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Overall 6
6.0

Good networking, Readyshare pretty much useless

Thomas B., Newegg
1 April 2012
  • Summary: As a router, I'd probably give it 4+ stars, especially for a small business or retail shop that wants to offer wi-fi to customers while isolating access to their own internal devices.
  • Pros: Separate guest networks from your personal internal network, which can be isolated, allow guests to access the internet (with or without a password) but not allowing access to other devices on your network
  • Cons: readyshare of a USB drive is pretty much worthless. Thumb drives seem to work, and a handful of external USB drives allegedly work (per netgear's web site). But, all of the external USB drives I own were not recognized. Don't buy this router expecting NAS unless you've confirmed you have one of the handful of Netgear-approved devices first!
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Overall 6
6.0

"Lots of potential, but there R firmware revs needed"

GypsyDRB, CNET
21 September 2011
  • Pros: +Intuitive interface +Extremely easy to set up +bells and whistles like traffic meter and info like who is using what G channel +definitely faster on G band with 450Mbps horsepower than my E4200.
  • Cons: - My laptop has an Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN (5GHZ) and I'm having a heckuva time getting a connection to the router. I've done it, but it takes multiple reboots of the laptop, router, and modem to get it to stick. I can get on the 2.4GHZ band no problem..
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Overall 6
6.0

Wrong Item Bought

boozybaz, Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this assuming it was a modem router, whereas it is a router booster.As with all Netgear stuff I imagine it will do a good job I have since bought a netgear router and it is brilliant
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Overall 6
6.0

NETGEAR WNDR4500-200EUS Dual-Band 450 WiFi-N router + 450 Mbps - 4 Gigabit ports

Zaine, Pixmania
28 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this router simply for time machine compatibility for MacBook backups. Only to be told by netgear that it is not 100% compatible with time machine, they currently on support osx 10.6 but their website says 10.6 and above. However after i searched the net i found a work around for this, which you need to be a little tech savvy to work, and by the way was not from Netgear support themselves.
  • Pros: Long wifi range easy to setup
  • Cons: too expensive a little too big time machine setup was not easy
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor range extender

Danny boy, Amazon
30 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this router primarily because I needed to increase the range of my home Wi-Fi and secondly I hoped for better performance. I was disappointed to find very little range increase over the free Home Hub 3 supplied by BT. I therefore ended up buying a Netgear range extender as well so I ended up spending a lot more than I planned.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jimme Keizer, routercenter.nl
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Een paar weken geleden heb ik bij Coolblue een Netgear 4500 gekocht. Toen ik hem had aangesloten bleek geen van de lampjes te gaan branden. Na contact met Coolblue heb ik zonder mankeren een nieuwe gekregen. Nadat ik deze had aangesloten bleek dat de computer die ik met een kabel aan de router had gekoppeld enorm vertraagd werkte op internet. Zelfde gold voor de laptop op wifi. Afwisselend deed hij het even heel traag en viel de internet verbinding helemaal weg.
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