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.
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.
Summary: If you have an existing internet connected network, ignore most of what the installation guide says. If you have no use for the WAN port and do not need the DHCP, then you probably would want to use the wireless AP mode. this basically gives you a 5 port switch and a wireless Access Point.
Pros: Hardware itself is very good once you are able to get to the "Netgear Genie". The router has a DHCP server so it will generate a IP address for your computer. The router does exactly what I wanted by turning on the wireless AP mode. Can add a USB external disk and use it as a NAS.
Cons: Documentation included in the box is very for people with existing networks. It appears to be targeted to users setting up theor first network. The router I received had been on the self for over 15 months which may have been the cause of some of my problems. I do plan to install an internal disk...
Pros: After dropping wireless connections several times I was fed up with unit so started to play with settings and found that after setting the mode on 2.5k and 5 k to 217 I have had no more trouble with dropped wireless connection and speed is very fast. This has turned into a very good unit..
Cons: Had to play with settings. does not operate correctly at top speed settings.
Summary: It needs a better fan in it to keep the HD cool. I have a 3TB drive in it and it burned up in 20 months. So I got one more router and then put a fan on the back of the case ( had to drill and hole in router) and it is keeping it much cooler now.
Summary: bought this device and it works wonderful, the only downside was the the firm ware was white on white fonts which made it very hard to find the upgrade buttons to fix the problem. If you turn the screen at angle on a laptop you can see it then follow the instructions.