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Netgear-wndr4500.33171708
9.2 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
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

tricky set up

footlong, Bestbuy
5 June 2012
  • Summary: boy was this a pain to set up. but i am not a computer nerd either. i think it was att. but once figured out the install was easy. set up..
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Overall 6
6.0

Not much of a difference from my 5 yr old router

Kent, Bestbuy
5 June 2012
  • Summary: This router was easy to set up, but i was expecting the router to be much faster than my old one.
  • Pros: Easy to set up
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Overall 6
6.0

Item is good, tech support is not

PJ723, Bestbuy
5 June 2012
  • Summary: The product came set incorrectly - I had to struggle with Netgear tech support to get it fixed. Once fixed, it has worked great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great performance, buggy firmware

Jason R., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Summary: - Not as stable or idiotproof as a router should be for ~ $200
  • 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

Tom B., Newegg
1 April 2012
  • Summary: For printer sharing, the router isn't actually a print server, it's just switching connections between users to the printer. Therefore, if someone else prints after you, your Win7 machine will give the USB disconnect bing-bong sound when the other user receives access. I guess that's a relatively minor annoyance, but still an annoyance.
  • 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
1 week ago
  • 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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