Pros - Multiple SSID
- Passed Windows Internet Connectivity Tool, thus not DOA as other reviews claim.
- Dual Band N Router
- Stable and Reliable Connection
Cons - USB port does not support printers, bad move Netgear
- That obnoxiously shiny blue blinking light in the middle can awake light sleepers.
- Some settings are on default that really shouldn't be, like the 5 Ghz band on.
Summary I'm really trying to understand the poor review on this router. Heck, newegg has a bunch of bad reviews too. But given all the tests I've done, which included not only the Windows Internet Connectivity Tool, but Speakeasy Speedtests, streaming video from 2 separate computers, etc. , thing hasn't failed me yet. I never gave the out of box firmware a chance though, it automatically updated the firmware. If however you do not need. Even installation was freakishly easy, navigating Netgear's router settings is even easier with the guide on the right on every setup page.
"Very Good Router"on by mwgess
Pros Has never dropped a signal and the features are great without going to the next step WNDR-3700. Features are easy to work through once you get past not using netgear products previously.
Cons Have not noticed one as of yet
Summary I would recommend anyone to go to netgear's website and review the high performance routers to get more information. As for the other person that posted a low rating, PLEASE do not pay attention to that. There may have been an issue with the unit he got which is going to happen from time to time or my bet is on the fact there is something wrong with what he is using, but blames it on the router without knowing the facts. My advise be aware of people that do not do full research prior to posting on this site.
Pros Works great!
Cons Big blue flashing button on top. Instructions not clear on how to use it - or why...
Summary Bought 1 of these a few months ago. Easy to set up and easy to use. Decent signal in my 2800 sq. ft home. The master bedroom is on the other side of the house and I can still stream media (Radio stations, YouTube, etc.) to my netbook. I also have a desktop connected to it. Good value, good performance, don't need to understand quantum computing to set it up. I had it up and running in ~15 min. or less.
Pros Increased Internet speed, easy setup, signal strength
Cons Have to turn that blue light off
Summary I bought this router to replace a 5 year old Belkin G. It has noticibly increased the browsing and download speed on my new laptop with an N wireless card. I also like the fact that I can create a seperate SSID for guest use. It also has a USB port to attach an external drive, which I will use for backup. HD video streams effortlessly. Picked this unit up at WalMart for under $80. I'm pleased.
Pros Great throughput and range, easiest set-up I've ever seen, good looks, rear USB port is fantastic
Cons For someone that is mainly broke (me), it is a bit pricey, but it is worth it, in my opinion. I can see why some people may complain about the blinking blue lights in darker room settings, but it's not a problem in my case.
Summary I've had Belinks before, both G+ MIMO and N, but set up and technical support were such a nightmare that i got turned off from them. Took a chance with NETGEAR, and now i wish i had done it sooner.
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