Summary: Needed to replace a Netgear N600 Wireless Router that had been playing up a bit since a lightning storm a couple of months ago. One Ethernet connector no longer worked and I seemed to get more than my fair share of IP address conflicts (The router acted as the gateway and also the DHPC server). Well I went for the N900 and I am not sorry. Installed with ease - even remembered my old settings and set itself to use the same range of private IP addresses!
Summary: I've finally dumped my BT Homehub 3 as the wireless connection was disconnecting and sometimes reconnecting every 30 seconds. So, in its place, I've installed the Netgear N900 router (WNDR4500v2) to my BT Infinity modem and it is rock solid. It took about 10 minutes to install and set it up and I now have several devices connected wirelessly at 5GHz. You can also use 2.4GHz if you wish.
... this to use as an access point to get good wifi coverage
A. Homer, Amazon
4 September 2014
Summary: I bought this to use as an access point to get good wifi coverage. I use MAC authentication to help protect my network, and the implementation on this seemed extremely buggy. I upgraded to the latest firmware and it seems even worse. New clients fail to connect, even when the MAC auth is turned off again, and it screws up the MAC address table when you add and remove items. Even a factory reset and reconfigure doesn't fix it.
Summary: absolute junk it bricked on me after 9 months of normal use please avoid this rubbish and any other netgear device at all costs total waste of money this shouldn't happen to any device that updates its own firmware somehow it corrupted its own firmware and bricked itself for god sake netgear what are you playing at ????????????????
Summary: When it works it is fine - the signal penetrates into the furthest corners of the house. BUT the wi-fi signal disappears occasionally and it needs rebooting, about once a month or so. A bit of a nuisance, but not so much that I can be bothered to return it.