Excerpt: In our house, the ADSL router (through phone line) is an important part of the "media" goodness. I love to play game on my PC and my wife insists on using the laptop at the same time for surfing the net. This has lead to some problems where she decides to upload photo's and cause me some lag based headaches. We are with Sky for our tv, phone line and internet. They aren't perfect, but they did supply us with a standard ADSL router (DG834gt) with wireless capabilities.
Summary: Make sure from your ISP before you buy a ADSL modem if your connection is ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ (Older technology) or VDSL/VDSL2 (New technology). This is dependent on the connection they ran to your house and and not city / ISP. ADSL and VDSL are NOT compatible with each other. I have tried out Zyxel Q1000Z and Actiontec C1000A, and prefer BY FAR the Zyxel Q1000Z. Please mark this as helpful so that it inform other people of not making the same mistake I made. Thank you!
Summary: This is a backup Modem/Router for me and I find this Netgear DGND3300 works very good. I have put it in line for over two weeks and it worked very well. I use a ZyXEL PK5000Z and from what I see they are very close in all functions. Great for Wireless operations.
Summary: DIFFICULT TO INSTALL The installation software ('Netgear Genie') did not work. The software was extraordinarily slow (5 minutes just to come up with the suggestion that the location might be NZ!), and in the end could not finish the installation because it failed to communicate properly with the router. Software then had no more suggestions about what do do next. Problem repeated when using a second computer.
Summary: I initially bought this product because I was planning on switching to DSL. However, after I purchased this Gateway I realized DSL was not offered in my area so I was not able to see it function in it's entirety. I was able to test the wi-fi which functioned quite well and I was able to enable security features so as to create a personal network. Because DSL was not offered in my area I gave it to my father whom has DSL in his.
Summary: So far so good. The signal strength seems a little weak, but is better than what I had. Very easy to set up. I don't particularly care for the big blue light on the side, which can be distracting at times. Overall, a good product.
Summary: works great on same the same floor in the house.Signal was weak when at far corners of the house on a different floor. Over all have had no problems at all unit works great and my house is now wifi happy
Summary: Bought refurbished unit at good price 39.99.Looked good when it came in.Had trouble setting up,called Netgear and was told they do not give tech service with refurb.units.If I wanted tech service it was 69.99 for 6 months.Not good!!