Summary: This router could potentially be one of the best routers out there. If Netgear would fix the various issues through firmware updates. But, I feel that Netgear has given up on this product and have concentrated their efforts on their next router.
Pros: I love the USB Connections and the internal Sata HD connection. The setup of the Share could be somewhat (interface) could be better.
Cons: This wireless router constantly drops connections in both the 2.4 GHZ range and the 5 GHZ range. The fan can be annoying. As stated in the Pros of this router, the storage could be a giant plus, if it were reliable. Tried to use it as a Time Capsule for my iMac and gave up. Personally, I bought this on the reviews of others and I regret the decision. As mentioned in another review, where are the firmware updates to fix these issues? I WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS ROUTER.
Summary: If I could do it all over again, I probably would have bought another router. Unfortunately I was hoping it would only be a matter of time before DD-WRT was supported on this, but it doesn't look like that is probably going to happen. This hardware is too one-off.
Summary: So far overall the WNDR4700 is a good upgrade and for people who have no time to do backups. The auto-backup software is a great feature which I will test out in the coming months.
Pros: The router is sleek looking. Many good points about the router. The USB 3.0 ports, the SD card port, of course all the LAN are Gb, good range and power, the hard drive bay and the software features.
Cons: A couple of things. First off there are no lights for the LAN ports. So when you connect LAN lines to this router, you have no idea if they are connected or dead; only by using your computer. Usually they are lighted and color coded; yellow for 100Mbps speeds and green for 1000Mbps (Gb) speeds. So kind of a con there.
Summary: I have a Netgear WNDR4500 (N900) which is a great router and has worked flawlessly for nearly a year, so I knew it would take an excellent new router for me to willingly replace it. Well, once again, Netgear has created a worthy successor for an already superb router. Take the monster performance of the WNDR4500, add built-in NAS capability, USB 3 ports and a few extra goodies and you now have the WNDR4720.