Excerpt: I was upgrading my netgear Wireless-G router with this new Wireless-N 150. I had already confirmed that all the Tables, Game System, TV, and so one were Wireless N. I even bought my kids PC a netgear 150 adapter. I know that comcast provides 105Mbps to my house.
Summary: You'll probably need USB to TTL console, because this thing bricks at the drop of a hat and router needs 3.3 volts meaning regular USB cable won't work. There may be some third-party-firmware available, most of it is for v1, or older v2's (mini.chk), with less memory.
Pros: Its a wireless router that works ok. Plus I did upload a decent firmware, tomato 1.28 (Shibby version) to replace factory firmware.
Cons: If you use static (local) I.P's, you have to change them to auto (DHCP). Which Netgear sums-up with 1-line in their literature, basically saying that the use of static local IP addresses is not common,,, period. Thats it. Good luck finding third-party firmware that you don't have to compile yours...
Summary: I wanted to update since I contacted Netgear about my unit. First off, the email address they keep posting doesn't work, so it's just a PR tactic that they keep throwing it out. Once I managed to get them they said a refurbished unit doesn't get the same support as a new one.
Cons: Doesn't like to be flashed. Bricked twice in 2 flashing attempts via the web interface. Don't give me a web interface to flash with if I can't use it. Seems like such a simple concept.
Summary: I'm pretty disappointed here. For, what, $90, I'd expect something better. Last time I buy Netgear. I suppose it's Linksys or Asus from now on.
Pros: I'm not sure that there are any. It routes 10/100 traffic over ethernet pretty well, I guess.
Cons: -The wifi module caps out at about 1mbps. Can't get it to go higher -Setup is painful, and the GUI is slow -You have to actually log into the router itself and tell it to "set up internet" if you add a new WAN connection. This one took me about 30 minutes to figure out.
It would not maintain a connection with any of my devices
Reggie H, Amazon
28 September 2014
Summary: None of my devices would stay connected to it. I was very disappointed, b/c I had just had a router fail that was only a few months old, so I was trying to save money. Also, I had been told by my ISP that I needed to upgrade my modem to a DOCSIS 3.0 model.
Cons: Tech support is terrible by phone or internet. I was disconnected five times after being put on hold. The router has connection issue with the modem. I would not recommend this product to anyone. I can't even get a hold of a person to send this piece of junk back.
Summary: This is the 4th Netgear router that has stopped working in the same manner; two that I bought for home use, two that I bought for work use...also of note, all 4 were different Netgear models from very expensive to low end. All 4 stopped working just, or just after the one year warranty.