Pros Works great for streaming video simultaneously from multiple computers
Easy setup - for non-engineer!
Beautiful design (subjective comment - but I really like the blue blinking lights which serves as my nightlight!)
Cons RE: Dual Band routers in general - 5 GHz band not really very strong 50 feet or more from the router. I would have been fine with a single band router as most of my computers are greater than 50 feet and several walls from my router.
Summary I bought Netgear N600 to upgrade my Netgear WNR2000 to improve my need for video streaming on multiple computers and to improve my wifi range/signal strength. Now it is so much much better!
I consistently receive 5 bars - excellent speed of 54 Mbps using XP greater than 50 feet from my router with several walls using the 2.4 Mhz band. I haven't used the 5 Ghz band much as the signal is not strong far from the router (unfortunately where I use my computers most and a hassle to move the router to a central location in my house). I probably would have been just fine with a single band router, but now that it sets up fine and works great, I don't want to mess with success!
Finally - I stuck with Netgear bc it was easy for me to setup my WNR2000 - and the N600 was fairly simple and easy to set up by myself - I had the simple manuals read and the router up and running in about an "honest" hour (I'm a non-engineer) without too much of a headache! Previously, setup of an older 3Com g-router setup was torture for me!
MY TEST: I simultaneously streamed video from a laptop and a netbook and iphone's slingplayer using wifi - 60 feet from my router - Then web surfed on another laptop - all four worked great for several hours with no hiccups!
I thought about getting Netgear's Dual Band Wireless N Network Adaptor for my older laptops - but decided that they work just fine without one - no need for one just yet.
"Drops constantly!"on by docz1976
Pros Looks nice
Cons Drops connection constantly. Has dropped 6x's in the last 10 min. I'm so close to the router I can touch it.
Summary I was told by the Best Buys in store "Geek Squad" to buy an additional wireless adapter so I bought a TRENDnet 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter. This did nothing to fix the issue. Spent hours of time and almost lost a client due to lost connectivity. This router is heading back to the store.
Pros Easy to setup
Cons No Gigabit
Summary I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews on this router.
I have owned Linksys, Belkin, and D-Link routers and this one is one of the best I've ever owned. This router replaced an old D-Link DIR-628 and did so without issue. I plugged in the router, signed in using the provided key (which was on the router) and ran through the setup in about a minute. The router was even smart enough to change the IP range so that it would not conflict with my ISP's 192.168 address. I even plugged in my portable hard drive and setup the network storage in seconds.
There have been no disconnects, no slowness... no issues. Great router and highly recommended.
Pros Strong signal throughout the house.
Cons Dropped signals.
Reset required several times/day.
Must pay for phone help; were quoted $39.
We (3 of us) thought if we bought a good router and updated from 1Mbps to 20Mbps internet, each of us would have good internet service.
When our internet speed
Summary It's affordable, it was easy to set up. If a person were to buy it thinking they could have several users, with everyone receiving good internet service at the same time, they would probably find this a disappointment.
most painful experience of my life
Cons -installation appears easy... until it just doesn't work at all
-manual installation doesn't work either
-customer service is absolutely horrible
-spent 3 days trying to get through to customer service, no use
-router still doesn't work
Summary I read great reviews on this router, and I was really excited to set it up after buying it. The box comes with the absolute simplest setup guide known to man, which is just a single sheet of paper. It seemed easy enough with the hardware connections. And after setting everything up appropriately, I used the Resource CD to connect the software etc. The router worked fine, and the cables were fine... but for some reason, it wouldn't recognize the router. After power cycling and reconnecting and restarting and firewall/security disabling to the max, it still would not recognize the router. I called customer service, which transfers you to 3 separate numbers (one that says Direct TV and then hangs up on you for some reason). It is impossible to reach customer service until you try every combination of touchtone numbers possible. The first representative told me to call my internet provider and promptly hung up on me before I could reply. The second time I managed to reach someone, he put me indefinitely on hold... for 3 hours while I tried to work on my router connection. After manual installation, the firmware upgrade somehow corrupted my router. So the router keeps blinking green, which means it's corrupted. I have read every pdf solution on the Netgear site, and nothing helps. Still on hold... and customer service still hasn't responded. No one should ever have to experience something as painful as this. I can only hope that I can return this horrible device. And I will never ever ever deal with Netgear ever again.
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