Got this to use with a Charter cable modem, should pay for itself in rental savings in about 6 months.
Absolutely no problems setting up, took out of box plugged in and set up, began working immediately with no problem....downloaded the firmware update rebooted and everything works like a charm. The 5 Gb connection is very fast and all in my family are very happy with the increased performance. The Netgear software I downloaded from their site for router setup is intuitive and easy to use.
This unit is by far the best router I've ever owned. Set up was easy, even for some one who is not that techie. Speeds are phenomenal. And having the ability to add an external hard drive and utilize this router as an NAS, is a huge plus.
Very good product and an excellent price. Refurb unit had a few scratches on the cover but that doesn't affect its use. Looks like it might be a return or off lease unit from a Telecom ISP. Firmware up to date, no problems
The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition offers high performance wireless Internet access for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. It supports a wide range of new features and applications such as ReadySHARE® Cloud, ReadySHARE® Printer, Clear Channel Selector and much more. Simultaneous Dual band technology runs both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands at the same time, avoiding interference, ensuring top speeds and the greatest range, while Gigabit offers ultra-fast wired connections.
ReadySHARE® Cloud—Access data on an attached USB hard drive while away from home via browser or smartphone app.
ReadySHARE® Printer—Connect a printer to the USB port and access it wirelessly
ReadySHARE® USB—Easy shared access to an external USB storage device
Apple Time Machine® Compatible—Mac compatible and stores back-up data to attached USB hard drives
DLNA—Play videos, photos and music stored on an attached USB HDD to any DNLA connected TV, game console or media player
Clear Channel Selector—Dynamically avoids busy Wi-Fi channels for clear and fast wireless connections automatically
Simultaneous Dual band—Ensuring top speeds and the greatest range while minimizing interference
Fast Wireless Speeds—Provides up to 300 Mbps wireless speed for streaming HD videos, simultaneous downloads, and online gaming