Summary: We believe that combining features of a wireless router and NAS in NETGEAR WNDR4700 turned out really well since it functions equally well both in terms of providing users with the access to the WAN and to files stored on the internal HDD. Obviously, this device is not a fully-featured NAS, but it will become a suitable solution for use in homes or small offices.
Pros: Possibility of installation of a SATA HDD into the device, Used traffic meter, Ability to select USB devices which are to be granted access to the device, Support of IPv6, Perfect data transmission speeds via PPTP tunnels, Support of two wireless frequency ranges, Presence of a USB 3.0 port, High access speeds to the data stored on external and internal HDDs
Cons: Access to the router command line is not secured by a password, The fan inside of the case is too small, Absence of encryption support for PPTP tunnels, Relatively high price
Excerpt: Over the past year we have seen a number of items from NETGEAR including their latest AC specification wireless router; one of the highest specification products in this market. In each case they have delivered solid, high quality devices often adding in extra features which users may find beneficial.
Netgear WNDR4700 Centria review: multi-functional router with hard disk
1 February 2013
Excerpt: The Netgear WNDR4700 is a unique device, because it doesn't only function as a router, but also as network storage location. It's a concept that Apple applied in its Time Capsule and Western Digital also released a few models with the same feature. The WNDR4700, also called the Centria, is a little different, because it doesn't have a permanently built-in hard disk. Instead it employs a removable tray for this, the same way a NAS device does.
Summary: Если рассматривать функциональность NETGEAR WNDR4700 с «роутерной» точки зрения, то здесь всё в порядке. Жаль, конечно, что мощное железо разработчики отказываются нагружать по полной, умышленно не добавляя всякие вкусности типа менеджера закачек, веб-сервера и прочих маленьких радостей пирата или гика. Хотелось бы, кроме того, иметь более высокие скорости WAN-подключений и более стабильную работу Wi-Fi в диапазоне 2,4 ГГц.