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: 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.
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
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!
"Lots of potential, but there R firmware revs needed"
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..
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
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.
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.