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.
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: Easy install. I used a HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5-Inch 3TB drive. Copy times are incredibly quick! Do a little home work prior to installation and make sure to update the firmware for drives over 2 TB. So far none of the overheating as posted on some forums. I have to wonder if the overheating is due to using cheaper drives. I'm a happy camper!
Summary: Of all the Netgear wireless products this is the only one compatible with my WD HDD! I don't understand why and neither do they. It didn't setup as nicely as the instructions so I had to call for help. That's when I got irate because the unit I received from Amazon was older than 12 months and they didn't believe I just got it. I think Amazon should have said new old stock but got it working without any of their help and I am very satisfied.
Summary: I was on a tight budget and wanted a nas as well as a new router because my old one died suddenly. This product not only delivered on both fronts but greatly extended the range of my wireless signal. I now get full bars everywhere in my home. This product does have an internal cooling fan that makes a bit of noise but after a while I quit noticing it. The transfer speeds to the internal drive are around 30mbps which is adequate for me.
Summary: I have been using Netgear routers for a very long time (nearly 10 years). So I wanted to stay with them. Nearly a year ago, I replaced my aging WNDR3700v1 with a WNDR4300. A couple of months ago, the wireless signal would started to die out and would not come back unless I performed a factory reset. I replaced it with the N6100 but after numerous issues, I returned it to the store just 5 days after buying it. I wanted to give Netgear one more chance.
Finally an out of box product that's lightning fast and just plain works!
13 June 2013
Summary: Setup: Using default settings, it took me less than 2 minutes to unbox, plug in, and have running. It was just amazing how easy it was to setup. Then I went back to setup higher level security and a separately purchased 2 TB Western Digital Red Sata HD and again, very simple and not time consuming. This is the first product I've ever seen where out of the box wireless is just as fast and reliable as being plugged into Ethernet.
Summary: Router works great. Haven't set up the hard drive yet, so I can't comment on that. I have the router in my room, and have placed a box around it to help with noise/blinking lights. The amount of light this unit throws off, is remarkable, so if you are like me and have trouble sleeping with blinking lights and a fan noise, you may want to either put this in a room that is not one that you sleep in. My little box solution helped with this issue.