Summary: This product was easy to get into operation for a novice like me. The problem is when it ceased to work one week after the warranty expired. When customer support was contacted, the first response from it was to attempt to sell a service agreement. I didn't agree to do that so I was then connected to Technical Support. The same pitch to buy a service agreement was again the first thing offered to which I again said "no".
Summary: I've had this router for 6+ months and in those 6 months it was working well. But now I had to rearrage my apartment and now the router is roughly 10 feet away from my room and now when I try to play an xbox game online, forget about it. Nothing but lag and more lag. I'd be better off playing checkers. But ok I forgave them and got a 15ft cat5 cable running across the rooms. Problem solved ( kind of ).
Summary: I bought this router 13 months ago. It started out great - easy set-up and fast speeds. Over the last couple of months it started to need more frequent rebooting to keep working. Then it completely died yesterday (of course 1 month after the warranty expired and 2 days before an online test for school). Their customer service was completely useless. After doing some research I have found that this is a typical life expectancy for this unit.
Router with great potential compromised by poor signal reception ...
12 November 2011
Summary: Bought this WNR3500L for wireless network extension in the home (using WDS or Repeater-Bridge types of setup). The router has great potential: high-power CPU, large amount of RAM and Flash memory, great choices of 3rd-party firmware (DD-WRT, TomatoUSB), USB support. Unfortunately, the router has really poor signal reception which severely degrades application throughput and response-time performance, rendering it unsuitable for my intended application and likely a poor...
Summary: This is the second one from Netgear, this will be the last one ever. Both died after a short time. First they failed only shortly, then complete. But all lights are happily flashing, like everything would be just fine. Sorry, never again. (I replaced everything in the house with Apple Extreme Stations and no problems since then, the set up here, few mouse clicks, yeah!). BTW, the set up with Netgear took some time and it wasn't funny at all.
Summary: This router seemed to promise some very nice features at a low price but I'll have to add my experience to the list of negative reviews on this product. It was easy to set up and worked well for 2 months. Then it started dropping my internet connection very frequently (both wired and wireless). I spent an hour on the phone with a support technician who was nice enough to show me how to do a "30/30/30 reset".
Summary: Like others, I bought this router and it had issues about 90 days later. It kept dropping the signal half the time anyone was working on their computer. Usually, I would have to reboot the router. That would fix it for an hour or so...then it would start dropping again. Sometimes resetting the IP address would help...but not always. Too many people have had this issue with this router. I would avoid it. I finally got tired of it and took it back.