Summary: Let me start by pointing out that I am a Network Technician. That said, the setup of this device was not easy. Once I got it set up, it works great. I recommend that you have someone who knows what they are doing come in to set this up, especially if you are using WEP or WPA security. Although I have used this device as a print server, I mostly use it as a wireless network hub.
Summary: After receiving the product I got my Macs to connect with the printers with no problem. This makes a big difference to be able to connect my printers onto my network and have them ready available to all of my machines. I would highly recommend this product to have a printer remotely.
Summary: No software No manual And won't work on all printers Of course you don't find that out until you go on their site and finally get a list of printers it works with. Don't bother contacting customer service about newer printers.
Summary: First of all, buying a reconditioned product was great for the price, BUT it didn't come with the installation CD which was problematic! This is also hard to install so give yourself alot of time to figure it out. The directions are not clear, so be prepared to a tough road--its doable and we finally figured it out and it works GREAT! I love having the laptop in the upstairs and the printer down....makes life easier!
Summary: This product sounds great in print. However, I was very disappointed. Setup/installation seems fairly easy--unless you run into a problem. The only source of help was through Netgear's e-mail support. I provided a good deal of information on the problem I was having. I indicated that the printer I wished to connect (HP Color LaserJet 1600) was not listed on their compatible list, but it was not on their "definitely not compatible" list either.
Summary: this was advertised as Windows Compatible, but when it arrived, the Windows codes were blacked out, and the paperwork noted MAC compatible. No software was included, the directions said to go to the website to download software/drivers, but no drivers are not on the website, only the option to purchase a CD with the drivers. Very disappointed in this purchase.
Summary: The site says it comes with an installation wizard - it does not. You get the unit and the cords and power adapter. So far the only things I am able to download at Netgear's site is a firmware update, and some .pdf files. It is nice looking, but so far useless without an install disc. I can understand not to send a CD out with a refurb, but at least have an accessible file to download.