Easy setup and much improved menu system. Printer server works fine for Epson SX435W scanner and printer. Readyshare is a huge bonus. you can ftp, https, or http, from anywere inside and outside your network - anywere with internet. For extra Bonus the cloud access is worth a look if you want things kept simple over your Tinternet.
Disappointing wireless range over 2.4GHz b/g/n Not tried 5G yet. I expected an improvment over my old DG834PN. Menu system a little slow to refresh and load. If you want to password protect your readyshare usb drive then you can only use your router login password and username. Thats a bit of a security risk me thinks. This needs fixing in a new firmware update as soon as possible. So the cloud storage is the only secure way for me untill this is sorted out.Rebooting the Router wipes away all your Traffic meter results ?. And there is no save feature for those logs on current firmware
I don't think these new netgear modem/routers are that common yet. Broadbandbuyer had one in stock and my older 3300 has started to play
up, so thought I'd give it a go. Initial set up and getting back online has been very straightforward, a little too early to tell how much 'better' or not, it is than the 3300 it replaces but good so far.
I bought this based on a recent review in PC Pro magazine and so far it's absolute rubbish. My ISP supplied router is twice as fast on it's wireless connection at 2.4Gz, even if my la[top is right next to it.
£110 for basically something that is half as fast as I had. It's been unplugged whilst I work out what to do with it.
Upgraded to this from a DG834N (v1) - although that had the odd power issue this new modem needs rebooted almost every other day. The most common problem is that the Wifi just drops out and nothing can connect - I know there are reported iOS 6 issues, but this affects my iPhone 4, 5 and iPad 3. Rebooting the I-devices does nothing, only way to solve it is a hard restart of the router. I've also experienced the odd problem where Internet connectivity is lost. The modem continues to report a status of 'good', and again a hard restart solves it.
Needs another firmware update or 2 before I can recommend it (currently on 1.1.00.10)
Easy to setup router, though the vertical foot stand is glued on but with a little force you can snap the glue and it will eventually come off.
The GUI is OK, it's relatively fast but not the most attractive looking, often with labels way over on the left and the corresponding input fields way over on the right of the screen. Rather odd, really.
Performance so far seems fine.
The package includes a printed addendum for Be/O2 users as the ADSL auto-setup wizard isn't working with current 1.1.00.10 firmware. Manual setup however is a breeze (although the addendum says to use VPI/VCI 0/101, static IP users should use 0/102, and can have the router auto-assign IP details rather than manually enter IP/gateway/mask/DNS settings).
Specifying the old O2 router MAC address as the Netgear ADSL interface got me online in no time (otherwise you need to wait for the old MAC lease to expire after 59 minutes).
Unfortunately this Netgear router doesn't support SNMP, which so far is the only downer. It's got some built-in traffic monitoring, but its not
Delighted with the product and hugely impressed by customer service. I wasn't sure what I wanted/needed, so telephoned... and got straight
through to a human being who advised me promptly and efficiently and had an excellent level of knowledge - both of available products and of the
features of the older router which I was replacing. Would definitely use this company again.
What's to say? Arrived in good time, worked out of the box. Just unplugged TalkTalk supplied Huawei router, plugged this one in & adjusted network names/Passwords to match & away we go. Wired connections faster - usual delay now is the source not my network. Wireless seems solid on 2.4 GHz band, not sure about and 5 GHz - only one device capable & that seems a little iffy. Looking forward to using the Usb port to share a drive & generally get my hands dirty.
I wish I had read the reviews for this product before buying. Wireless range on this router is very poor. Perhaps not built for UK homes with solid walls? Difficult getting any connection through just one solid wall. Able to compare to my previous Belkin router which though not 'good' was much better than this 'advanced' router. I'm selling my DGND4000 on ebay, its that bad.
When I look back at previous routers, I think that the best ones are those with long external antennas, not the latest trend for the embedded ones. But I'm not an expert, so this is just subjective. Don't recommend this product unless you live in an open plan flat or have stud and plasterboard walls. Only positives are that the ADSL connection is stable and gigabit wired transfers work fine, but then those are fairly basic requirements so it should be capable.
When this router works as advertised it is frankly brilliant. n particular, the wireless configuration options are magic, the DNLA works, my external USB drive becomes part of my basic network etc etc.
BUT it is just not reliable.
There were 2 aspect of "the spec" to which I was particularly attracted:
1. The ability NOT to have to buy another router when I made the change from ADSL to DSL.
2. Two USB connections to allow the sharing of a 2TB Usb Drive and the possibility of this router becoming my print server.
The two (unrelated ?) snags are:
* When the ADSL link "drops" the router seems to be unable to reconnect without a Hard Reset !
* In a similar vein, and at separate times, the router fails to keep its link to the USB drive. (To re-establish the connection, requires the drive to be unplugged and plugged back in again!)
Netgear are "engaged" (at 2nd level support!) but no detailed respose yet.
Router seemed to be what I thought would be, was easy to set up, WiFi seemed strong around the house held on to the ADSL connection (no drop outs) Unfortunatly it had to be returned as the VPN termination did not work, after a lot of talk with Netgear was informed that it does not suppor4t VPNs it only has a passthrough. The router has the wizard and setup options just like my old DGND3700 (which VPN termination works) so maybe in future if an update alows VPNs then might change but as of now not the router for me. (sticking with the old DGND3700 for now).
Good router if you do not need the router to be the VPN's endpoint did not try the passthrough as I use the Netgear Prosafe client.
Netgear needs to improve on its support has this lets them down.
Must add to this everyone at Bradband Buyer.co.uk has being very helpful right from the initial order to retun of the product (a full refund) 2nd time have used them and will not be the last.