"Bigger, Faster, Stronger...Did I mention Faster?"5.0 starson by mtmunsey
Pros: Amazing speeds when paired with Motorola Extreme Surfboard Modem SB6120 (61Mbps down/8 up)
Easy Set up with disc or without
Detailed front LED panel
Cons: Expensive, but you do get what you pay for
Larger than most routers I've owned
Summary: I bought this router to replace my WNR3500v2 which died after 11 mos. This is the 2nd Netgear router I've owned and I'm extremely impressed. The biggest knock on it is its slow reaction time when using USB port in the back. I don't use it, I use a desktop w/maxtors attached as a media server and channel them through to my home tv in a different room via my xbox 360. I've done speedtest.net and I topped out at 61Mbps down and 8 up while paying for 25Mpbs. This thing is blazing fast! The setup is easy with or without the disc. I recommend using a motorola extreme surfboard modem (SB6120) or any modem that supports DOCSIS 3.0 which will also make a huge difference in your router's performance. The dual band is nice, it does have a short range for 5Ghz, but that really doesn't matter unless you are living in a crowded apartment complex. Even then, when I plugged this router in, it found 3x the amount of wireless connections in the neighborhood that my last one couldn't.
I would definitely recommend this router and as much as people bash the brick and mortar stores like Best Buy, they gave me full credit back for my WNR3500v2 that I took in to the store with proof of purchase.
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