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7.8 out of 10

Netgear WNDR4700

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WNDR4700

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Overall 8

Patients pays off

Shawn N., Newegg
24 June 2014
  • Summary: The auto configure did not work with comcast modem I have so i configure manually and works great with no downtime.
  • Pros: Very good WI-FI range and data through-put, options to have hard drive installed inside.
  • Cons: Immediate firmware update needed, does have some fan noise, rather larger than other routers and could have done better with a 2.5" drive bay instead of the 3.5"
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Overall 2

Second Try

Dale C., Newegg
18 June 2014
  • Summary: This thing is a piece of junk. It defiantly has a major firmware issue.
  • Pros: Price on sale
  • Cons: The Netgear logo light in the center of the router is annoying.
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Overall 2


John S., Newegg
29 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4

too noisy

Michael J., Newegg
10 April 2014
  • Pros: Worked OK - no dropped connections
  • Cons: With fan this thing was just too noisy and had to replace it. Never got full connection speeds in my 2300 sq ft house. This thing was just solidly OK.
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Overall 6

Number of Issues

Michael B., Newegg
4 April 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: * Internal HDD Bay
  • Cons: * No more firmware updates!? Seriously!?
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Overall 10

love it!

Brian M., Newegg
20 March 2014
  • Pros: This router is awesome. We've got 2 xboxes and multiple laptops and smart phones all running at the same with no speed issues. I'd most certainly buy this router again.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4

Almost a good router

Dan R., Newegg
15 March 2014
  • Pros: Can function as a NAS and router
  • Cons: The fans are noisy and I have even put this in a closet
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Overall 4

great while it worked

Tony P., Newegg
29 January 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to love this router, but I am sorry I sold my Apple!
  • Pros: network drive function is terrific. Speed WAS good.
  • Cons: poor longevity, need to return after only 3 months.
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Overall 8

WNDR4700 Review

Steve C., Newegg
20 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10

N900 mated with a NAS

Army Dad, Amazon
16 June 2013
  • 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.
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