Cons: The wifi connection isn't very stable. Every day or two we need to either restart the router or disconnect and reconnect to the wifi network. This predominantly happens on the 2.4 GHz network, so 5GHz might be more stable.
Summary: Looks cool and I love the fact that this accommodates an internal HD drive and Linux file systems but the performance of the router is simply not very good. File throughput to or from either the internal or external drive seems to be limited to about 3Mbs and that's when the router is in a good...
The Support and Warranty on this Device is Horrible
Walter B Lancaster, Amazon
25 July 2015
Summary: I liked the features of this product. It will act as a NAS, and it comes with software that will allow you to automatically backup your important files to the drive (purchased separately) installed. It is large, but relatively attractive in style. Setup was simple and straight forward.
Do not purchase this router!! Netgear used to be great, now they just try to rip you off!!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 May 2015
Summary: After receiving the package, I set everything up according to instructions. Router worked fine, only went out a couple of times when the power went out. After a power outage, I couldn't get the router to connect to the modem. (Power LED would not go to green, stayed amber.
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...