Summary: I purchased this device in Feb 14 and I am enjoying it. Being that I work in the IT field, it fulfills all of my demands for gaming, storage, DLNA, Wifi Blurays, linux servers, Ipads, Iphones and Tablets. I sit different devices on seperate bands and enjoy the same experience of speed and Qos. Maybe they will make a newer model with a Higher band rate but Right Now I'm still satified. Netgear Genie is cool too.
its does exactly what i want it to do and im happy. best router ive gotten yet
chris gennrich, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: Had a little trouble getting this thing to keep its wifi steady. I eventually fixed it by using the master reset so far i havnt had any further problems with it. its does exactly what i want it to do and im happy. best router ive gotten yet. :) however i don't recommend this for people that are less than novice in networking or total computer dinosaurs.
Summary: Paid full price as if it was new, but it appeared to be repackaged when it arrived. When I installed the router I verified it was returned, it was configured with a different router name from the default name. I hard reset the router and kept it to avoid the hassle, in part because this was the 2nd router I had ordered. Other router was a different model but was not as advertised either.
Summary: Had it for about 2 months now. The main features are not working for me - anytime I try streaming, the entire wireless network shuts down. This happened for ReadySHARE Vault also - whenever I start backup, within few minutes I get "High Traffic" message and wirelss network shuts down. The WPS feature also didn't work with my devices including desktop, printer and smart TV.
Summary: Spent hours trying to get it to work. Many hours on the phone with netgear and a replacement sent. Working now but signal "poor" in my 1400 sq ft house. Fan super loud. Haven't spent the time trying to get the disk drive working. Would not recommend.
Summary: If it comes DOA, upgrade the firmware! I returned my first, and got a second. I spent an hour and forty one minutes on a tech call with Netgear and eventually got it fixed. Nightmare, BUT the (India based) tech rep knew his stuff and we got it running well. I suspect that an old batch of them are on the market with corrupted firmware. I judge a company by how they perform when they have a problem. Netgear gets 10-stars from me on a 5-star scale.
When it's up it's great... Other times not so much!!
Tony S "Strange Brew", Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: When this thing is up it is very fast and has a strong wireless signal... That is where my praises end. What a piece of garbage! I love the idea of having attached storage and streaming but this thing does not like to stay connected to internet. Another selling point for me was the implementing the parental controls, too bad I never got far enough with it to utilize that feature. It isn't like my modem or internet setup is some obscure setup either.
Waste of $$ - Noisy, Sluggish, Temperamental with Tons of Nag-Ware. Weird form-factor. Already Looking for a Replacement.
17 August 2014
Summary: I've been very disappointed with this router. It's noisy and has a weird form-factor (sits very tall and wide, on sort of a slant, with buttons/switches/ports in odd places) which makes it a "bad neighbor" with other components on our network shelf. It's sluggish -- *sometimes* we'll get great performance, *sometimes* we get < 10% of the usual download speed, *sometimes* devices cannot see/connect at all while others are connected just fine.
LOVE! Perfect for sharing multimedia on any device!
9 August 2014
Summary: LOVE all around! First, Amazon rocks! The first one I ordered had issues that Netgear couldn't fix and Amazon replaced it free with no questions and had it to me the next day. LOVE Amazon for this!! Also, Netgear support was fantastic and with me every step of the way, so I love them too!! To be known, I'm not a super techie, but I know how to get around computers/media devices/etc and troubleshoot problems, etc.
Summary: I purchased the Centria because it apparently offered the ability to centralize my network storage and backup solutions without having to have external HDD devices attached to a PC. However, upon trying to attach an external 4-bay HDD device via the USB 3.0 port, I quickly discovered that the Centria would not detect 2 of 4 drives, and would not provide file access to 1 of the 2 it did detect.