Pros Simple to set up, inexpensive (free with Xfinity package deals).
Cons Cheap construction, not the best range, kind of flimsy.
Summary My old Linksys WRT54G finally gave up the ghost today and I had to use the router provided by Comcast(Xfinity). I can't complain of any problems really, at least not yet, it's only been about 18 hours, I can only say that the thing is kind of cheaply constructed. The setup was painless for the most part, software was no problem, worked just fine with all of my WiFi devices (seems everything in my house is WiFi except my one main computer) and so far, iPad, Phone, 2 laptops, 2 desktops, AppleTV, HTPC, PS3, XBox360, Roku and TiVo all connect just fine. I can imagine the range won't be stellar with that itsy bitsy antenna though. Will probably upgrade to a newer Linksys model eventually though just for the quality.
Pros relatively low cost
Cons drops wireless connection
Summary I have had the gateway about a month. It tends to drop the wireless connection every few hours. It still broadcasts the SSID but does not connect/reconnect. Wired connections still work. Netgear obviously knows the issue (there is a lengthy thread on the forum on their site), but no solution is offered.
Pros Easy set-up. Linked an iPad, iPhone, and two HP Laptops to wireless with no issue along with one Apple TV box.
Streams video to my iPad on each of 3 floors of house with no issues. Streamed CNN Video to my iPad into front yard.
Cons Don't have any at this time.
Pros Absolutely nothing. Cheap is cheap.
Cons Provided by my isp has no range. Difficult to set up. Very difficult to add wifi products. Out of USA support boarders on rude and seem to lack knowledge. I have had trouble with Netgear support in the past. Advise you to avoid their products.
Summary Replaced unit with a Motorola Gateway an unbelievable improvement.
Pros Tried independently and w/support to set up. More than 5 hrs. Still have problems.
Cons You name it.
Summary As a non-techie, I realize that I must endure learning curve but this was ridiculous. It's the middle of the night & I am able to complete this review while my netflix movie re-loads a fourth time to sync download with viewing. I don't get it and don't want this device anymore.