"Ran Tests, Works Well"4.5 starson by coldfusion1787
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.