Excerpt: I have had this for three years, and while no major problems with it, sometimes my laptop could not sense it. This has led to interruption of Internet service. At times, I thought of changing the router, but only stayed with it because of the cost. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Excerpt: We bought this router a few years back after a storm fried our old one. After a (very) slightly complicated set-up, we were up and running in no time. The only REAL issue we had with this, was that we had to change the settings so that the connection wouldn't go out every time the phone rang. Other than a few minor hiccups, we really haven't had any problems with it!
Excerpt: I had a friend buy me this from Fry's Electronics and set it up for me since I am a little technically challenged. I use it at home and it is a very reliable router. I maybe have to reset it (just unplug and replug in) only 1 x every 4-5 months. It works well and I havent had any problems with it so far in the 2 + years I have had it. It was also affordable!
Excerpt: We bought this router because it wasn't the cheapest one on the market, made by a reputable brand, was wireless, and has data encryption. For about a year it worked great, now certain devices can't seem to connect or take a long time to connect to the router. It frequently loses connectivity. When the router was brand new it connected quickly and the data transfer rate was fast. It's a great little router for the price, but I wouldn't recommend it for constant, 24/7 use.
Excerpt: This is the best router I've ever seen or bought. I started off with something a little cheaper but I couldn't even get it to install. So I took the other one back and got this netgear. When I installed it, it went really fast and was very east to set up and use.
Excerpt: The router came with a step by step manual with pictures.I Found it to be very easy to follow and get set up. It was also reasonably priced. I used it for my laptop and printer. I also have it connected to the desk top. If you are computer challenged, I would recommend this router. You should be up in running in about 20 min. I myself have had it for four months now and have had absolutely no problems.
Netgear is easy to use, but needs some improvement
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased this netgear for use as my home network. Very simple, a desktop, laptop, netbook and a wireless printer. The setup was very easy - the instructions were well written and east to follow. It worked great for about two months. We lost our power during a storm and when it was restored, the wireless router would only work if you plugged in an ethernet cable. Not what I expected when I purchased it. I tried the troubleshooting, online support and phone support.
Excerpt: My Netgear router provides connection to all areas of my two-story house, but at seemingly random times my network has to reconnect to it. It then takes about a minute or two to connect again. We've had better routers, but those have shown problems after several months of use, this router does not continue the pattern, and we hope the system continues to work effectively.
Excerpt: This router is the one I use. It practically sets itself up for you. The encryption is more then adequate. I reccomend using the entire 16 characters for the access code to keep people out of it. This router will reach 150 feet or more so if you dont activate security you will have people on the street outside surfing your I.P.
Excerpt: This wireless router is great we got it as a gift from a friend of ours and it has worked great ever since we got it. It was a little tough to get it started because i didn't use the manual, but i eventually figured it out. The reception around the house is great and sometimes outside of our house. But having too much range can be a bad thing because of hackers out there.