"Absolutely awful"0.5 starson by OldGrumpy
Pros: It worked (kind of) for about an hour. And when she was good, she was very, very good; but not for long.
Cons: On the box it claimed that it was Windows 7 compatible. But when one put the installation disk in the Windows 7 computer, Windows disagreed. This disk is not compatible with this system it loftily declared, and ended transmission forthwith.
Summary: The box also said that it was compatible with Mac. I tried to set it up through a Mac Mini running OS 10.4.10 (Tiger)which the outside of the box in which it was packed said should work; Mac was unable to open the disk or install the software. So, back to Windows. Finally, with the use of other routers and computers, I was able to download software which would work (the Netgear website said) with Windows 7. Installed it. It worked. For an hour -- intermittently. I was able with Netgear Geni to effect an internet connection. But every time I shut the computer down (or even put it to sleep), when it came back on again, or out of sleep, my internet connection was lost. Again. Geni set it back up in short order. But that became a time consuming nuisance. Then, this hotshot router decided to shut down all together and refused to make an internet connection. Geni toiled for hours trying to set it up once again. I spent an entire evening wrestling with it. All to no avail. It would not connect to the internet no matter what I tried. I finally reinstalled an old Belkin and was connected to the internet without doing anything other than turning on my Windows computer. I don't know if the trouble lies with Netgear's hardware, its software, with Windows 7, or with my computer(s). But it simply does not work, and I have given up trying; it has made for an interesting experience, but one which I could have done without.