Summary: This is was an excellent purchase. It was even better than advertised and covered a great deal more area than it even said it did. I was very pleased with its quality and performance. The reason I lowered by rating is that it only lasted two years and then died. That was very disappointing.
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 originally bought one of these routers 2 years ago. One day it just stopped working. I thought it was broken, so I bought a new one. It turned out to be a bad power supply. Not happy about that. Mainly used it as a Wireless Access Point, but had to slow the transmission to 54 Mbps to get it to work good and stay connected. It's good compared to other routers I've used, but wireless just sucks in general.