"Best Router I Have Ever Owned...Period"4.5 starson by Mutilat1on
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.