Summary: the router came as described but had a euro plug lucky I had a plug that would work here. the rang isn't what I had hoped for did improve over my older netgear rang max just not what I hoped for.
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.
Summary: It was needed for Direct TV, the Kindle Fire, and other computers in the house.... and needed a larger range due to having a larger home. It works, just wish it cost a bit less and covered longer range/stronger signal. But for the money, it's a decent item.
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!
Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500)
G. Ewing, Amazon
9 December 2011
Summary: I purchased the Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500) to replace a Netgear WNDR 3700 wireless router because it was advertized as having better wireless range. After finally getting this device set up as an access point, I have learned it has no better range than the Netgear WNDR3700.
Summary: Bought this router for its features and capabilities; particularly the QoS function. Found a problem with the current firmware(V126.96.36.199_1.0.13) release. A reboot of the router erases all QoS settings. Call tech support(case number 17220352), spoke to 3 different support rep's. The 3rd rep(a supervisor) had me performed a factory reset of the router and still didn't work...