Easy to set up (as any router should be),
Strong, consistent signal
Device finding capabilities/Push N'Connect
Simultaneous dual bands
Great Parent Control
USB network storage/ReadyShare
NetGear Genie Interface- easy to adjust settings
Not in love with the vertical design (but it hides behind my monitor so I don't ever really have to look at it)
I have thoroughly enjoyed using this router in my home. I received a beta version of the router through a NetGear testing program for free, which ended six months ago. I observed and evaluated all of the many features of the router (many very useful but rarely used, i.e. ... Read full review
I have thoroughly enjoyed using this router in my home. I received a beta version of the router through a NetGear testing program for free, which ended six months ago. I observed and evaluated all of the many features of the router (many very useful but rarely used, i.e. Push 'N' Connect, guest network). I am still putting this wireless router through its paces and it has never let me down. The signal is consistent and strong. Speed is never an issue. The dual bands ensure that I always have a fast connection, even on my older devices.
Networking our printer was simple so I can print everything from my laptop, tablet or iPod touch without using the desktop hooked to the router for everything.
The USB networking option is a great touch, a mini-server for sharing documents (at least how I use it).
The Push 'N' Connect feature is a novelty, making first-time connections really easy, but isn't used much (you only have to do it once per device).
The Parental controls are easily customizable, work great, and never seem to be in my way.
The Guest network is an easy way to let other on without giving out my password to everyone that comes over. Turning it on and off with the router interface is convenient.
The wired ports are, as expected, very stable.
I definitely would recommend this router to anyone who has a high amount of streaming or bandwidth consumption. It has taken everything I have thrown at it and performed without a hiccup. The price comes with the speed it can handle and the features it comes with. Cheaper routers exist, but there is no drawbacks to the WNDR4300 which would make this overpriced.