Pros fairly easy to setup, good documentation on the CD, so far zero signal loss, good in-router menu info
Cons for detail installation instructions you have to run a CD(limited paper instructions), not able to download firmware upgrade
Summary I got this router basicly to play WoW wirelessly in the apartment complex (PC wired to router, MAC on wireless). first 24 hours, while playing a WoW(on Mac) on wireless had zero signal loss, haven't noticed any logging while playing between wired and wireless. So far this router holds great again the amount of the wireless traffic(sharing and playing). So far so good...
"Consistently poor."on by 13Bones
Pros Works good as a wired router.
Cons Frequent drops off, poor range.
Summary Just horrible. I have a hard time connecting the wireless 6 inches away from the router! When I do get connections it only holds for about 10 minutes before dropping and attempting to reconnect. I get a better wireless connection from my neighbors router....I wonder what he has.
Pros extremely easy to setup and easy to use. the signal strength is awesome. i'm able to watch my netflix wirelessly thru my samsung bluray player and it loads fully in less than 20 seconds. for privacy, i disabled my pinger.
Cons none nojne none none none
Pros Got a recertified one for 30 dollars. It took me a while to set it up but Seems to be running well.
Cons took to long to set up. No disks in box. Netgears site was down.
Summary for under 40 dollars with a network card I couldn't beat the deal I had to have it.
Pros Pretty Lights
Cons Overheats! Drops connections twice every hour! Crappy range! 90 day support limit!
Summary I finally gave up on this router after installing a friends less costly router for him and his wife telling me it NEVER drops connections. This router drops out in the 2.4 Ghz band at least twice every hour and often many times that. After living with it for a year I had a few extra bucks and thought I would try something new. Bought a Cisco Valet for 90 bucks at Walmart and am still waiting for my first dropped signal. When I disconnected this router it was scalding hot to the touch and remained that way for ten minutes or so. Maybe that's where the dropouts were coming from. Maybe it was warning me that it was ready to burst into flames. Maybe it's a piece of crap that NETGEAR should have pulled from the market. The one installation issue I had with the Valet was resolved by customer service in probably the most detailed "fix" I have ever had described over the phone. Props to Cisco. NETGEAR, you should be embarrassed.