"Happy with it"on by DaveJMo
Pros Has been extremely reliable for me. Sufficient for size of my apartment. The ReadyShare has performed well for me too.
Cons My PS3 can't pick up all my media on my drive attached to the USB over DLNA. Not a big deal since it seems silly to have a large plasma on in order to listen to music through a PS3.
Pros Dual Band, Gigabit Ethernet, (Relatively) Reliable, WONDERFUL Range, Excellent Speeds.
Cons Not Incredibly reliable.
Summary This is a good router for doing just about anything really, it's fast, its mostly reliable, it has gigabit ethernet, and it's dual band so you can do some relatively extreme multitasking on it without problem. Again, as i have said a few times now it is isn't entirely dependable, i have had it for 2 weeks now and it has already dropped the wireless once, i'm not sayin' this is a show-stopper for most people and for the price you can't beat it. I'm only saying this so that you put it in a convenient place so you can occasionally go and restart it. All in all a wonderful router that i would recommend to anyone.
"Worked perfectly"on by vinayanne
Pros Flawless operation
Cons No complaints
Summary I'll be buying more from NETGEAR!
Pros Very easy to set up
Cons WNDR4000 started working intermittent on all connected devices only two months after purchase.
Initially it worked very well and I was very happy with the easy setup, but after only two months I have to restart the unit about once a minute.
Summary The WIFI connection drops out, while the LAN connection works fine. No software upgraded on any WIFI connected devices, so I am sure it is the WNDR4000 unit with gives me the problems.
Cannot recommend this device!
Pros Extremely fast and versatile. Not sure why some complain about range, mine is fine.
Cons Runs hot, especially if running all 4 nets (2.4 main and guest, and 5ghz main and guest)
Summary Owned this for several months now with no major issues. Only main con is that it can run hot with both bands running with their guest networks on. If you shut off the 5Ghz if you're not using it, it's fine...otherwise I've had a few times where it ran hot enough to force a router restart a few times. Didn't buy it for the 5ghz band though...all my devices are 2.4 and I wanted the extra "guest" networks that come built in, as well as GIGABIT wired! My desktop sits about 50+ feet away through 3 walls and and still gets between 4 and 5 bars with both windows 7 and window 8 (Windows 8 Consumer Preview version) at 150mbps (max of that wifi card)...my laptop sitting in the same spot gets 300mbps, though at 3-4 bars)...still wicked. I'm thinking the wireless signal losses might be in the 5ghz band since that band is notoriously bad for signal strength depending on what your house is made out of. Can't wait for my 450mbps wifi card to come for my desktop. I'll probably put some sort of small fan near it just to help keep the temps down.
Setup is a snap...comes with a cd, but if you've ever configured any brand router manually, it's extremely simple to configure reserved IPs, port forwarding, DMZ zone and parental controls if you want them.
Like I tell some of my customers (I'm a helpdesk supervisor in the AF) that ask about routers, I wouldn't recommend anything this fast unless you're doing a lot of internal network traffic. If all you're doing is internet browsing, online gaming and netflix...you don't need to spend the money on any router that goes faster than your ISP connection (typically 54mbps wireless G is fine for most people). I use this router for a lot of internal data movement (daily backups to HP home server, date/video streaming to other computers and to xbox/tv)...if you have that kind of traffic...GET THIS ROUTER!!! You won't be disappointed like with Linksys crap or Belkin junk. The only other router I've owned that was almost this good was a D-link, but it didn't offer the guest networks for keeping guests off your internal net, but still allowing internet access.
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