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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Signal weak at far distance with large home. I have router in basement and cannot get signal on 2nd floor in some areas. Tech support recommended signal extender. I was disappointed to have to spend more money. Don't be fooled by the latest and greatest in technology. Unless you have equipment that can accept 5G the router will only use 2.4G.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: Can not figure out how to change Network names and passwords. It came with, and the instructions on the including documentation does not match what happens, and I found it impossible to change the default settings. Unhappy!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Fast set up, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
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