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What's great about it: Easy to set up, great performance, good price
What's not so great: N/A
I purchased this NETGEAR router for my apartment studio, and it was very easy to install. I connected it directly to the ethernet cable with internet connection and used the resource CD included, following the instructions on the booklet. I have used the Wi-Fi for 2 laptops and one smart phone and had no problems so far. Excellent performance for a reasonable price. I would recommend it over another brand.
This product has... Fast connection, Reliable connection
About me... Budget Conscious, Internet phone user, Video chatter
What's great about it: Quick and easy 1, 2, 3 installation.
What's not so great: It wasn't my first router
I am not one to EVER write a review, but seeing as how I read most of the reviews on this model before my purchase...my 2 cents might help someone else out. This router was purchased to replace my D-Link which died on me...and what an improvement it was! Super easy and quick installation (not sure what happened with others who purchased this unit). The network was setup and I was able to connect 2 laptops (one of which has Windows 7) in under 5 minutes. I've only been up and running for about a week, but so far there have been no issues at all. Before writing this review I connected my Blu-Ray player to the network so I can stream Netflix, I think the signal strength is much better. Also the WPS feature on it is GREAT!!! Saves you a lot of time from typing in uber long network passwords on your xbox 360 controller or Blu-Ray remote.
The only thing negative I have to say is that I wish this was my first router. Hope this helps someone as it is my first ever review.
Installed the wireless router in X minutes using the default SSID (netgear##) and password. The install was at my Father-in-law's home. I twitched on using the NetGear Genie software. The NetGear Genie software was not installed. The wireless connections (Surface Pro 3, Lumia 1540, Lumia 830) were easy. The Gateway Windows 7 computer is direct wired to the 100BaseT port. The Gateway Win7 system didn't work correctly on the first attempt? I forget what happened, but it took an admin login to make it function. Win7 system was configured using www.routerlogin.com from my limited recall (800 miles away right now).
I am satisfied with this router for the most part. It is a good purchase for the price. Sometimes my internet drops but I am not sure if its the modem or the router or Comcast. I am never home. It is noting fancy and it meets my needs.