Summary: Bought this as a replacement for a BT Homehub 4 as I was hoping for greater range. This seemed to be the case at first but I was plagued by continual IP conflicts and frequent drop-outs. I eventually set up discreet IP addresses for each of the devices attempting to connect. (This should not be necessary with DHCP) Address conflicts were resolved but not the frequent drop-outs.
Summary: After a frustrating couple of weeks with a BT HomeHub 4 we went for this instead. It was very easy to set up and the signal strength is great (even in our solidly brick Victorian house). BT vision also works fine through the Netgear 900, which I bought second hand for £70 on German Amazon.
Summary: Looks fantastic for a starter. I know that this is not the most important thing when installing a router but if it is in a visible location it helps. Easy to set up, very fast and great Netgear online support. High end product that works well.
NETGEAR WNDR4500-200EUS N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
np buxton, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is not the cheapest but am very pleased with the equipment. Easy to set up using supplied instructions, worked first time. The field strength is excellent and I have run 8 devices on it at the same time and had good download rates on all.
Summary: After 6 months of being 'helped' by BT with broadband issues, wireless dropping out, whole service going down, re-booting required 2 or 3 times a day etc etc very annoying and must have spent 100 hours on the phoe to their technical help, I finally was advised that the problem had to be the BT Hub 3 unit (which had also been changed at least once). I replaced it with a Draytek modem and this router and have hardly had a problem since....
Summary: I was looking forward to receiving this as my Netgear DG834G had some blind spots in the bungalow and garden. This has given me longer distance in some areas but I also have a new blind spot and weaker signals in other areas. Overall I am happy with the product but not as happy as I thought I was going to be.
Summary: Purchased this from Avenides in Germany via Amazon as theirs was the lowest price and I have good dealings with them before. This is the second router of the same type that I have purchased as it does everything it should do. Good connectivity, no drop outs and adequate range in a large detached house. Not he cheapest router around but being dual band it is hopefully future proofed a little.
If you don't need AC wireless, this router is for you
A. Thomson, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: Have had this for just over a month now and so far it's not put a foot wrong. Configuration is simple, as for previous Netgear routers I've owned, and you can control pretty much everything you need to for a secure and stable wireless home network. Wireless coverage is impressive, and speed is bang on. The addition of a 5GHz band in parallel to 2.4GHz is a welcome feature and allows spreading of devices over different wireless bands to even out load.