PC editor's choice, wireless router, no need for wireless N yet.
C. Shaw, Amazon
31 July 2010
Summary: I bought this back in 2006 and never made a review yet, so I'll just keep it short. First off for me, I had a hard time fumbling around to get the settings to work, called tech. and got some help but not all of it. So weeks later I was so happy that everything finally worked.
Summary: I WAS ALMOST ABOUT TO RETURN THE ITEM. IT CAME WITHOUT A SETUP/INSTRUCTIONAL DISK, AND THE PASSWORD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PRODUCT WAS SCRATCHED OUT SO THAT I HAD TO GET SOMEONE, AND PAY THAT SOMEONE, TO INSTALL THE ROUTER FOR ME--AND I AM NOT THAT COMPLETELY COMPUTER ILLITERATE!
Summary: We decided to bid and buy this router because we had just purchased a laptop on ebay. We needed a wireless router for the internet. This one looked like it would do what we needed. The price was acceptable also.
Summary: This wireless router is flaky. It will work for a while and then stop accepting new wireless connections for no apparent reason. I have the lastest firmware (Nov 2006) and use WPA/WPA2 with long passphrases. I also tried various settings (such as wireless B/G only) to no avail.
Summary: I read good reviews of this product in various computer magazines. But then I read the reviews here and was worried. However, you will then notice that EVERY router you read about in Amazon's review has very animated detractors. So what to do? I gave Netgear Rangemax 240 a try.
Summary: I stopped using Netgear products, and was using Linksys products to setup clients wireless networks. After reading some great reviews from tomshardware, and seeing that the Linksys SRx routers were on backorder at the time, I decided to try this router.
Summary: Highly recommended router. Don't fall for this Netgear knocking because you're not seeing comments from happy customers. I bought this router from Amazon. The first one was DOA but I have never had a DOA Netgear router before and I've been installing WIFI professionally since 2000 for home and...
Summary: Snazzy. Bright. Pretty lights. Out-of-box simplicity. Beautiful start. Setting: Used as wired & wireless router & firewall. Router works OK. Firewall works OK. Wireless works good. Pros: Strong wireless signal, doubled distance of my prior high-end A/B/G wireless AP. Super easy Setup Wizard.
Summary: No software, firmware, or manual. You have to go online to get online. Go figure! I finally got it working and my range has improved but had definite problems in the beginning securing in without instructions.
Summary: I am surprised at all the negative reviews about this router. I have had some dropped connections but far less than when I was using a Linksys router and the signal (range) on the netgear is much better.