Summary: I would recommend this router to a friend only if that friend were more computer savvy than I. I purchased the router based on reviews and price. I am not computer savvy and could not get the router to work with my wireless system. I spent over 3 hours with the NetGear tech in order to get the software to work, and my printer will still not work wirelessly.
Excerpt: When i switched to comcast they jiggering the equipment to be compatible only with their own overpriced, add-on wireless router. i didn't know that and thought my existing router was no good. so i bought this one, but still had no wireless. Then i figured out what was going on. I gave the salesman a piece of my mind (what was left of it) and he came the next morning and personally reconfigured the modem. So thanks, comcast, for all the fun.
Excerpt: I own a Netgear G router and it has worked well for us, so I thought I was upgrading in getting a Netgear N router for my father. Got it hooked up just fine, but couldn't get on the internet. Spent close to an hour on the phone with his service provider and over 2 hours on the phone with Netgear and still couldn't connect to the internet.
Excerpt: The unit is fine if you only want a few people on it. It also will factor with who your internet provider is. In my case; its for work and their bandwidth stinks so it's not the greatest. (But yet, I don't want to spend good money on router and not be able to use the maximum bandwidth of it.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible, Secure, Small
Excerpt: I bought the router so my granddaughter could use her tablet while she was in town. From what I was told as far as intalling it would be very easy. It was not....I could not set up without getting all the IP numbers etc from my cable provider. Takes forever to get them ont he phone so I searched quite some time on the internet site for my cable provider. I input all the info it asked and it still did not work. I called Staples and asked what I was doing wrong.
Excerpt: Unfortunately, we are able to use the wirelss service in only a few areas of our home- adjacent to the unit... above the unit... but not in all upstairs bedrooms nor back areas of the house Disappointed in it.