"Good reliable router"on by gingyf
Pros We have a one story long house and live near Navy installations so routers are a bit problematic. We added a Netgear extender to work with this router and so far (11 months) it has been working very well.
Cons The only reason for taking off a star is that the extender or any extender does not extend the 5GHz range.
Pros When it worked, it was fine, good bandwidth, VPN-PPTP, guest wireless,etc.
Cons ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SUPPORT ON THE PLANET!! Both times wanted us to download a program from a non-NETGEAR site & download a program. Had to explain I couldn't because IT WAS BRICKED! 1hr later we managed to get a support ticket #, which was uselesss
Summary ABYSMAL - Product and Support
Pros works for the first 3 months..
Cons Customer support is nill. 90 days warranty and even if its a there problem you have to pay for support.. call centers dont know how to talk to customers. I would never recommend netgear again.
Summary Having a firmware issue on my router, called customer support. Asked me to pay to fix a 4 month old router! there warranty is only for hardware..
Pros Very easy to set up.
Fast 'consistent' throughput.
Simultaneous 802.11g and 802.11n.
Cons Have only owned it for a few hours, so cannot say.
Summary I ordered one of these units yesterday to replace an aging Netgear WNR2000 and a faulty Belkin Play N600 (which kept crashing, dropping the 5GHz signal, performing slowly etc). I was going to go with the Cisco E4200v2, but they're not available in this country yet (and I'm impatient).
My Netgear N900 (WNDR4500) was delivered today, I took it home during my lunch break and had it up and running within 5 minutes - including port forwarding rules, address reservations, and new admin and wifi passwords.
Upon switching it on, a notification appeared at the top of the admin page explaining that there was an update available. I installed this update, then ran the obligatory speedtest.net.
It was incredible to see the difference - the N900 (WNDR4500) was not only blisteringly fast (even over wifi), the throughput was also "solid". On my previous routers, running speedtest.net would show the graph spiking, then falling, and generally jumping up and down in an erratic manner. With the N900, the graph remained solid and flat (no stuttering).
I can't say anything about the range because my apartment is tiny. I also can't comment on reliability as I've only had it for a few hours. First impressions are definitely positive.
"Fantastic Router"on by MattyBoy79
Cons Can't hang on wall.
Summary The router is very easy to set up with little to no skill to connect. Even the security password to access securely is a easy to remember series of words that make random letters and numbers seem like a thing of the past. Most of all the range is best I've seen. I have my router in the garage on one end of my house and it connects all the way through to my house and next door still with the lowest i've seen of 3 out of 4 bars on my laptop. Furthermore the speed is great and have not noticed any lag on any of my devices. This is saying a lot... I have two xboxs (no lag on my COD game sessions), 3 kindles, 4 laptops, wireless tv and blu ray player and cell phones connected to it without a hitch. In conclusion, ease of use, range, speed and multiple clients without a problem whatsoever.