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Netgear-wndr4500.33171708
9.2 out of 10

Netgear WNDR4500

Great Deal: $104.92

Reviews and Problems with Netgear WNDR4500

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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

Gerry Nguyen, Amazon
1 week ago
Overall 6
6.0

Use as an AP

Goodhelp "DEF", Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: In trying to expand my wireless LAN network into an area that is not getting a consistent strong signal I followed the directions Netgear provides for creating an AP. Doing so produced only an marginal signal boost and did provide a convenient switch for more devices. There are much less expensive ways for getting this limited networking advantage. I have the same NetGear router for my primary base router and it is a good router. I do wish it had directional antenna (s).
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Overall 6
6.0

Wireless is good, hardwire connection is bad

Mike64, Amazon
14 November 2013
  • Summary: The LAN line keeps dropping off.... wireless works great, of all things, the hard wire looses connectivity frequently. I removed the software that uploaded with it, but it was easy to use and install.
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Overall 6
6.0

Be careful what you ask for

JAD, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: If this thing had any fewer instructions the entire box would have been empty. Have tred at least half a dozen time to get it connected and running but it never works. I've emailed Netgear asking sometimes begging for help but they have never once bothered to reply. The technical description was exactly what I wanted. Lesson learned.
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Overall 6
6.0

Go with cheaper Netgear

anewpher, Staples
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This N900 netgear was bought mainly to increase range in my small 1000 sqft condo. The previous N300 unit I had worked fine but I had trouble connecting to the wireless printer at the other end of the condo about 30-40ft away (straight line - no concrete walls) About 45ft walking. So since the speed of the N300 seemed to be ok with my comcast cable - I figured the N900 dual-band would be faster and longer range - and just as easy to set up.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Looks Nice, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
  • Cons: A Bit Large, Range Same As Cheaper Uni
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a good choice for Gaming

Jim the Runner, Staples
8 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this router in order to limit certain points on my network that stream a lot of video such as the smart TV that were hogging the bandwidth and causing gaming system to lag. Port forwarding on my old router just wasn't getting it done. IMPORTANT!!! You need dual-band network adapters to utilize the 5Ghz band on this or any other dual-bannd router.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Range
  • Cons: Unreliable connection
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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 6
6.0

Overpriced For What You Get

Bill, Staples
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I was very disappointed with the range and connection reliability. This router is not nearly as good as others in the same price category. A laptop located within 5 feet of it had noticeable slower speed. The range was poor and the far side of my house had no connection at all.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Slow Connection Speed, Unreliable connection
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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

fast, but has issues

DJ, Staples
2 December 2012
  • Excerpt: easy to setup, I like the web based interface. BIG issue I have discovered is port forwarding doesn't work correctly, especially with trying to setup remote desktop (rdp) access on port 3389. Doesn't seem to open this port correctly. Have searched and found forum posts regarding this issue as well.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
  • Cons: Port Forwarding Issues
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