"Short Range"on by Hotkarl0_0
Pros Fast on 5g. Performs great inside 20ft
Cons Very short range. Unusable at 25ft. Shortest range router I have had.
Summary Had to switch to Asus, so I could get WIFI to Smart TV on back Patio. Witch is 23FT from router?Nice spell check on Witch, sorry Which is 23ft from router.
Updated on Aug 29, 2012
Pros Worked great most of the time.
Cons Would drop signal for about ten minutes sometimes three or four times a day. Terrible tech support.
Summary Spent three and a half hours in four different phone calls to tech support. Tech support used most of their time trying to sell me more tech support for $169 per year. When my 90 days free support expired and my router was still not working, they would not help me unless I paid for more support even though I had two open cases going.
I scrapped the Netgear router and purchased a ASUS RT-AC66U router and it works great.
Pros Setting-up the R6300 is easy. I used a desktop to set it up initially and I was up and running in 10 minutes. The router's chassis is made so that it stands upright. Once it was running, I changed settings using my Iphone.
Cons I have used this router for about 3 months Nothing to report yet . I have 9 devices connected ipad, iphone,smart TV's , Smart Blue Ray's ect...
Summary Fastest WiFi Router , Great range on 2.4GHz and 5GHz; Simple Setup w/Netgear Genie; Fastest router I have ever owned; Perfect for Larger Homes . GREAT look
$$$ Not Cheap
Pros Simultaneous Duel Band 802.11ac/n/a/b/g; Large range on 2.4GHz and 5GHz; Simple Setup w/Netgear Genie; Fastest router I have ever owned; Perfect for Homes and Apartments; Sleek look
Cons Not easily mounted (haven't bothered trying); Netgear Genie is a great feature, but it lacks refinement and looks like a 1st Grader designed it; A bit pricey, but considering the top end N900 is about $20 less, still worth the buy.
Summary Preface: You can only get out what you put in (Fast Internet=Fast Router...not the other way around). Saying that, I feel that the speed I pay through my ISP is exactly what is coming out of this router, if not more.
I live in an apartment filled with 42(thanks to inSSIDer 2.1 for the number) competing 2Wire 2.4GHZ wireless networks, and have used many routers, in multiple places but there was always interference. This router surpasses and overpowers all the other wifi signals, and that is just the 2.4GHz bands.
The 5GHz bands are on par, if not better than the comparable Linksys EA4500.
My only qualm really with the entire product is the Netgear Genie. Although, a great tool; I feel it could be more of a powerhouse, like it's companion router. I believe in this aspect, Netgear should take note from Linksys and step up their game.
Pros worked fine for one month.
Cons Sporadic, then permanent, problem with corrupted firmware.
Summary Reloaded firmware from Netgear more than once.
Worked with tech support, no relief.
This POS is headed for the trash bin.