Summary: I bought this router since it had some good review and a lifetime warranty, thinking it will last many years. Netgear products are supposed to be good, in my case it was my first experience with this brand and possibly the last.
Pros: Work very well until it suddenly stopped. Wifi activated or stopped with a button is a nice feature. Easy to setup.
Cons: My speed was half what it was supposed to be, so I reset it with the on / off switch and it never worked again. -Power Light Stays Amber nothing else happens. -The Netgear genie does not recognize the device, and says it is not supported -The reset to factory settings did not work -Unable to connect to the device to try to update the firmware. -Manually connecting to the router is impossible (192.168.1.1)
Excerpt: After buying a Tablet from Staples we were then made aware that we would need a router to put some of it's features to use. We asked people and then looked at some routers and decided on Netgear brand and purchased it from Staples. We had it set up and have been pleased with it. We did asked someone at Staples how to install it, felt we had the information to do it ourselves but when we opened the box and read the instructions inside they were totally different from the...
Excerpt: this is one of the best routers I use due to the fact is that is not a dual band router therefore I'm not having interference problems and I'm able to do a lot better connection with in my own network thank you nat gear for building a single band router still and not all this dual bands.I also believe that people should carry more single band routers for their customers.this product is very cost-effective highend router that is able to be use for most standard home...
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER. IT'S A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. I HAD THIS ROUTER FOR 3 MONTHS AND IT QUIT WORKING BECAUSE OF A POWER OUTAGE. IT MUST HAVE FRIED THE ROUTER BECAUSE IT QUIT WORKING. CALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AFTER ABOUT 2 HOURS OF TROUBLESHOOTING (EVERYTHING I ALREADY TRIED THE NIGHT BEFORE), SHE SAYS, WE CAN SEND YOU A REPLACEMENT, BUT IT WILL TAKE 14 BUSINESS DAYS! WHAT??? UNBELIEVABLE!!! IT TOOK ME THREE HOURS TO HOOK THE ROUTER UP WHEN I FIRST GOT IT!!!
Excerpt: Surprisingly has a very small footprint - which I do like. One thing so far that I don't like about it, is that it does not have any light indicator for each port that has a connection to it. But since it is working, I guess that is really not an essential item needed. To Configure the router - it seems to be pretty straight forward and easy to understand. I can assign an static IP address for every unit that I have connected.
Excerpt: I am so grateful that I invested in this router. Ci have two kids who were constantly needing to use the internet at the same time for homework. Bone would have to wait until the other was through with the internet box. Now that we have the router, all three of us are happy. Also, my daughter has limited data with her phone, but now while at home accessing the router, she has unlimited usage. This is well worth my money spent. I wish I had invested sooner.
Summary: Has internet connection but it doesn't recognize it. I can't get past the setup page at the IP address info. My service provider won't help me because it's not theirs, and Netgear won't help me without charging a fee since it's more than 90 days. Netgear help page says if it doesn't recognize internet, then you don't have internet but offers no alternate solution.