Summary: This was easy to set up. It runs up to 47 MBps on my Comcast cable, while three year old router did 26-28. It is a bit expensive to upgrade to storage, but for a step down from the best routers today, this is a good choice.
Summary: The hardware specs in this are amazing for the price - 1 GHz PowerPC, 128 MB Flash, 256 MB RAM, USB 3.0, eSATA, and a hard drive bay. The firmware, however, is quite limited. There's no OpenWRT support for the CPU as I write this, so all the CPU power and the huge Flash space are wasted. The main problem with this router is the fan for the hard drive bay.
Works fine as I expected, but the internal hard drive get so hot that I removed.
Ray Diaz, Amazon
18 October 2013
Summary: Works fine as I expected, but the internal hard drive get so hot that I removed. USB external are the best choice. The reason I but this is becouse I was curious on the internal hard drive feature, too bad.
Hardware works great. Manual/Netgear tech support is worthless.
29 May 2013
Summary: Fairly easy setup. I have a strange DSL setup so it wasn't just plug and play but pretty darn close. Had to log on to the device and change it's IP address to get it to work. But pretty easy to do. And the device figured out my telecom DSL connection and asked for my DSL username and password. The router also does great on uploading media to social networking sites. My old router would time out and not allow me to post high quality pictures. This router does.
Summary: UPDATE: Everything I wrote below is documented and unchanged. That said, this router settled down after the first month and has proven reliable. It is fast and is supporting about 20 devices in the house - including audio, video, and other high bandwidth situations. The internal drive idea seemed appealing at the time. I gave up trying to make it work.
Summary: Pros: I have 2 laptops, 1 desktop, 1 NAS (WD), 1 Printer, 1 ipad, 3 smart phones, 1 Smart TV, 1 Google TV Box, 1 Roku and 1 Home Theater connected to internet via this router wirelessly. And seems like the router is handling the traffic very well without slowing down the speed. (I did have to reboot the router 2 times in past 3 months tough). But over all it is a good wireless router.
Fantastic router, mediocre storage solution, horrid support
Michael A. Behr, Amazon
27 December 2012
Summary: When I got this router, it was missing part of the power cord. It took about 3 weeks to fight with Netgear support to get a new one. (I actually had to go to a special Vine support contact at Netgear, who rushed me the power cord in a few days after I encountered so many issues with the standard support! The standard support finally got the problem fixed after numerous problems.) But once I got this working, it proved to be a great router.
Modified Review after 2 years - Seagate Barracuda drive crash
P. Falcioni, Amazon
2 November 2012
Summary: Up until last month, I was recommending this router with the 2TB storage to everyone. For those of us who live in out in the boondocks, our internet service isn't fast enough to make cloud storage an option, and having my backup storage for our 3 computers connected to the router made things so quick and easy. Until that drive failed.
Summary: Tres bon routeur Fonction NAS de base mais sympa Mais alors GROS point noir pour moi TRES Bruyant TROP bruyant meme SANS disque dur a l'interrieur et impossible de desactiver ou reguler ce FICHU ventilo Si vous avez une idee sinon est il possible de rendre le produit ??