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Netgear WNR834B

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Overall 6
6.0

NETGEAR WNR834B-100NAS Wireless N Router

Michael K. Lamb, Amazon
6 December 2013
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 2
2.0
Installation 2
2.0

Too hard

Overstock
11 February 2008
  • Summary: Could not install....Linksys better buy Don't have fifty good words to say about product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Set-up is a challenge

D. Green, Amazon
2 February 2008
  • Summary: Having set up wireless routers in the past, I was able to get this one up and running pretty quickly. However, if you have never done it before, look somewhere else. The set-up "Wizard" is not too smart. Finally, I abandoned the Wizard and did the set-up manually and it worked fine. I also had to update the wireless LAN card driver in one of my older computers to work correctly with this router.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great security, difficult set-up, especially for MACs

JaneConsumer, Amazon
14 December 2007
  • Summary: The physical setup of the router - connecting the cables, plugging it in, and configuring it with a wired connection - is a breeze. I accomplished it in under 10 minutes. Then I spent the next 4 hours getting our wireless computers to connect. One tip: Get everyone - wired and wireless - connected before you configure the security. In this way, all the networked computers will recognize the new router without any hindrances.
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