Summary: Never could figure out how to change the name or password on this thing. The Netgear Genie app seemed to do everything except what I wanted to do. I also had to reset/power cycle this thing twice a day. More often if I was farther away (1 wall).
Summary: I purchased this product online because past reviews indicated that it had performed reliably for the most part. However, Netgear, has changed specs in the middle of the product run. Version 5 does not look like any of the online pictures.
Pros: Works OK so far. Cheap.
Cons: New design, but no change in product number. No port activity lights. Wireless defaults to 150Mbps.
Pros: The unit worked great for a few months. When it was functional, it had few issues -- but I was using it in a very un-demanding environment (only a few devices in a small apartment), so I didn't expect much
Cons: The unit unexpectedly died after a few months of use. It's completely useless now. I seem to be having the same issues some of the other reviewers are having -- the power light remains amber, there's no wireless signal, and I can't even log in to the unit's control panel. Netgear has agreed to re...
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.
Excerpt: Nothing seems simply now a days...set up multicomputers, seemed simple then we were connected one minute and then not the next. Never could get wireless printer to communicate. Finally had to resort to calling tech support. Needless to say, hard to understand her.
Cons: Started to intermittently reset itself after 9 months of continuous use, requiring tedious re-configuration each time. At the 11.5 month mark it reset and wasn't able to maintain a wired connection long enough to reconfigure, before resetting itself again. Dead….