Summary: We bought this to replace a 7 year old NetGear router. Our office, where the router is, is about 500 feet from the house - so we were looking for both speed and distance. Netflix is still VERY slow to download, no change in internet in the office. This is no better than the old one - so lower your expectations of the "N" router's speed and distance.
Summary: I was using a Netgear Rangemax WPN824 for years, both here and in Mexico. The one in Mexico I had outside under a piece of plastic so neighbors could connect to the internet. It worked fine for about 3 years, it finally died, I assumed from the exposure to the weather. I had it's twin brother at home in the states, again working for years without much of a problem.
Summary: I bought this router after much research. When I tried to install it, it immediately came back with an error. I tried several times, and even tried to manually install it. Finally after much frustration, I called Netgear. I was told by them that they couldn't help me as my 30 days of free technical help had expired, even though I had only had the router for 2 days!
Summary: I've owned this router for a while now. The range in my apartment is excellent - far better than my old Linksys router which was much more expensive. These routers are super-reasonable when refurbished as well; I've noticed that you can get one for about $30 on eBay these days. It's not particularly fast, especially so when everyone's streaming.
Summary: I bought this router brand new from Best Buy and it lasted just past the factory warranty. Then it decided to go completely dead. No lights come on, it just stopped working for no reason. Technical support was kind enough to inform me that they would do nothing and I'm stuck with a dead unit. Thanks Netgear for your quality product! Never buying their junk again.
Summary: My WNR834Bv2 was 3 years old, then it just died. All lights quit, no power, no work. Nothing I tried could revive the thing. Not worth fixing. So I bought a new Belkin and found out that it downloads and works almost twice as fast on N.
Summary: Works great with DD-WRT, and easy to install too. Don't know how it works with factory firmware though. I'd say the only con is that it has a pretty big footprint for a router, but it's not huge by any means.
Summary: I own this and it seems to work OK for stretches of time then locks up. All WiFi connections stop and power must be cycled. I got it as a re certified unit (should have been a red flag!) for dirt cheap. I guess you get what you pay for!!! Replacing it today!
Summary: I work out of a home office a couple of days a week and depend on a fast internet connection to my company's email server. I recently upgraded my Netgear Wireless G system for this Netgear Wireless N approach, expecting great things... faster and, importantly, a more dependable connection. There would be times during the day when my wireless connection would be dropped for a few seconds, but it always seemed to happen when I needed the connection the most!