Summary: I bought two of this router when it was on sale with a rebate. I bought it for $60 each after rebate. First time I used it, I tried them both and both of them has wifi issues (only for smartphones) when I have more than 5 smartphones connected to it, but the ethernet and wifi for laptops still...
Cons: Wifi disconnects when more than 5 smartphones connected
Summary: netgear tech support is non-existent, im sorry im not fluent in Bengali, Telugu or whatever Indian language they outsourced the support to. i speak english. in conclusion. dont waste your money or time on this router.
Pros: 3.5" bay is cool, ive never owned a router with nas built in. which is the main reason i bought it. unfortunately, it is probably the worst router ive ever owned.
Cons: wifi range is horrendous, both bands. the 2.4Ghz is bad and 5.0Ghz is darn near useless unless you are right next to it. neatgear firmware interface is slow and laggy. it will screw up your hard drive (if applicable) i wouldn't advise putting one in there. hard wired is ok at times after several ...
Summary: I bought this router because it had the perfect combination of things I'm looking for: hard drive bay, USB 3.0 ports (perfect for a media center PC storage), N900, decent range. I did NOT expect that, after 9 months, the WAN port would be deceased.
Pros: Built in NAS, high transfer speeds
Cons: WAN port failed after 9 months. Kind of important
Summary: I will NEVER gain own a netgear product. I strongly advise that you avoid buying anything Netgear. This router has been nothing but a huge problem since the get go. It is loud, runs very hot, and often requires hours of down time in order to "reset.
Cons: Failed within one year of ownership. Netgear refused to honor their own warranty and replace product.
Summary: Word of advice-STAY AWAY FROM NETGEAR!!! THEY DO NOT HONOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT WARRANTIES!!! I purchased a brand new FACTORY SEALED Netgear Centria WNDR4700 from an online business. Out of the package I had problems with the power light staying amber and the unit not powering up so I contacted Netgear...
... the one with the hard drive and it worked fine for several months until I knocked it off and ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 January 2015
Summary: Bought the one with the hard drive and it worked fine for several months until I knocked it off and broke something. So I ordered a second one without the drive and used the drive from the first one in it (or that was the plan). Well it wouldn't accept the drive or recognize it.
Summary: Great router. I stuck in 2TB HDD. Only reason I am giving it 4 stars out of 5 are the following: 1) Sluggish Interface. 2) Wish the ports were positioned for a bit easier access. Other than the 2 things above, this is an awesome router and works great.
Summary: I've had this router for over a year now, and it generally does the job, but has too many issues. - Range is not very good. Although I have a normal sized house (two-story 3,800 sq feet including basement), I had to pair it with my last router, and I still don't get great coverage.