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: 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!
"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..