Summary: Bought this to replace my old Netgear dg834g. It works perfectly. I really don't understand the negative reviews - this is just like having my old super-reliable dg834g, but faster and with greater wireless range. I'm delighted with it.
Excerpt: "...rather confusing at times. With NETGEAR being one of the dominant brands in the router market I was expecting a much more polished interface. Once I finally got the router set up (after a couple of HOURS!), I decided to test the range. I wish I hadn't. My router is in an upstairs room which is very close to the stairs themselves and the router is by the door in that room. If I go downstairs, the router signal dropped to about 20% - very poor. If ...
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Poor range, incompatible with lots of services, bad setup .
Summary: I was given this router from my ISP Virgin Media and have had nothing but problems with it,firstly it drops connection all the time, secondly I cannot access most websites in a different room to the router as the wireless signal is to poor. Don't buy this router guys it is complete garbage how it hasn't been discontinued I do not know.If your looking for a cheap ADSL router I can recommend the TP-Link TD-W8960N here on Amazon for £33 spend your hard earned cash on...
Summary: If this device were just a bit heavier, a little more sturdy, and not quite so ugly, then it would make a perfectly servicable doorstop. Good points: Easy to set up (DSL username and password entered and it connects to the internet no trouble), and it works fine when wired. Bad points: Wireless just Does Not Work.
Summary: Had nothing but trouble with this unit from day one, gave up on the weak wireless side of it and resorted to having to plug appliances into it, had to re-set the unit at least once a week. Now the final straw is that trying to update the firmware yesterday the unit went into meltdown and refuses to connect at all, spoke to tech helpline and thankfully their sending out a different unit and he said l can take a hammer to this one. (can't wait!
Summary: Got this router that was intended as an upgrade to the faithful old DG834. What a mistake! The setup went fine and was easy enough to do, as most netgear's are. Connected via ethernet for the initial setup and didn't notice anything untoward. Set the wireless up for wpa2 and changed the wireless mode to bg for my old laptop. Connected ok, but subsequently found that browsing was ponderously slow. This was also the case on another laptop in the house.