Summary: Basically, the N300 Router works as it should, but this review is based on the NetGear genie software download for additional features. I downloaded the optional software and found it have an additional junk registry cleaner included with the option to delete it from the hard drive.
Summary: I bought the router and set it up that evening. It would not work-I called the customer service for net gear and spent nearly 90 minutes troubleshooting. It never worked even after that help. The Netgear rep told me to take it back to Walmart. The next day it was working and I am not sure why.
Pros: Cheap. Easy setup. Stable wifi and WAN connection when it works.
Cons: Netgear customer service is terrible. The router was working pretty well for a few days. Suddenly it loses internet connection. Although devices can still connect to the WIFI, the router is unable to negotiate connection with the ISP. Unfortunately at this point it was outside the return period s...
Summary: I've gone through all the trouble shooting online and have failed to make my device work. Calling customer support is a joke and is by FAR the worst customer support I've ever dealt with. I have a lifetime warranty on this device if it's a hardware problem.
Pros: -worked awesome until one day it randomly didn't. -looks cool
Cons: I had the same problem as a previous reviewer who summed it up nicely: "-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 f...
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 conn...
Summary: Works fine even now with 3 of the CAT5E running like snakes in all directions. Wireless is unusable. I have submitted a ticket to Netgear, but for the price I might just buy another router, a Linksys this time.
Pros: It works well when it works.Wireless started acting strange, got to the point where is no longer used.
Cons: Once it starts dropping the wireless signal, it's over. Tried updating firmware from the netgear site, errors.
Summary: I used this router for 14 days before it just completely stopped working. The Netgear tech support was a complete joke. After going through the steps, tech support decided that it was defective and needed to be replaced. I was put on hold, ten minutes later he came back on the line.
Summary: I started having problems with it less than a year after purchasing this router for home use (losing settings after power cycling). After opening two tickets with Netgear the router was replaced for a working one.
Pros: No issues when it is working; set and forget.
Cons: When something weird is happening to your network, it probably would be this router.