www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Dummy.190587
6.3 out of 10

Netgear WNR834B

Netgear WNR834B RangeMax NEXT can extend the possibilities o Read more

Great Deal: $64.95

Reviews and Problems with Netgear WNR834B

Showing 1-10 of 49
Overall 6
6.0

Not very fast

SacH008, Amazon
10 December 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Netgear 834 N router

Larry McK, Amazon
28 November 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Don't Bother

Deborah D. Ward, Amazon
16 November 2010
  • 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!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

A little slow sometimes

Eston Bond, Amazon
13 October 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Dead after 2 years

jkmoskk, Amazon
24 August 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Stinks

Anonymous, Amazon
14 May 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

works great with DDWRT !!

Ben, Amazon
2 May 2010
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Return handle with ease

J. Cangas "drc", Amazon
27 February 2010
  • Summary: I ordered the wrong product and had to return it. This seller had great communication and was a great help.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Intermittent Wireless Problems

S. W. Cantrell, Amazon
11 May 2009
  • 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!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Lowered expectations

Marty B "Marty B", Amazon
21 April 2009
  • 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!
  • Read full review
Next page >>