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Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
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.
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What's great about it: Cheap. Performs well in a small home.
These things are what I usually put in relatives and friends' homes when they need help setting up wireless. They're a fair price and they perform well for normal internet activity. One family is even using it for occasionally streaming video, and it seems to work fine for that as well.
What's great about it: It provides a steady flow of wireless internet
What's not so great: The internet speed drops fast the further you move from it
It’s a good router for a casual user but if you’re doing cumbersome tasks on the internet and or at a distance more than about 25 feet from the access point this router straggles to keep up. Otherwise it’s a great value. Has lifetime warranty which makes it great for casual internet usage.
This product has... Short range, slow connection, Reliable connection
About me... Budget Conscious, Heavy media streamer, Technology guru
What's great about it: I like the Netgear product, it's the 2nd one that I've owned.
What's not so great: It was harder to set up than the person at the store said that it would be.
I am very happy with my Netgear now that it is set up. It was more complicated than just plugging it in. Unfortunately, the salesperson at the store said that was all that I had to do so that was a little misleading. However, everything is working fine now.
This product has... Reliable connection, Difficult setup
About me... Budget Conscious, Computer technology challenged, Internet phone user