- N600 300Mbps + 300Mbps
- Gigabit Wired
- DLNA Ready
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- Simultaneous Dual Band
- NETGEAR Genie w/ Airprint
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Was great while it lasted. 07/25/2013
Great throughput at first, looks decent, and priced within the competition. Firmware is decent and if the Netgear firmware isn't up to task for you it is supported (all revisions 1-4) by OpenWRT/DD-WRT.
Starting failing after about 4 to 5 months. Losing throughput/speeds; I'm noticing a [fairly random] drop of 30-85% compared to directly wired to the modem. Aforementioned measurements were taken wirelessly on a 300mbps 5Ghz N band on channel 161 with no other broadcasts on that channel using AES encryption at a range of 2-5 feet and wired with a 6' CATVI cable. Tests were conducted over a period of ~2 months with a Mid 2012 Macbook Air, 2011 Macbook Pro, 2nd gen iPad, iPhone 5, Dell Latitude notebook, and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus - results were consistent. Also recently I've noticed dropping transmit power/range that is more than minimal.
I had heard of similar problems with revisions 1 and 2; they were supposed to be fixed with rev. 3 (like mine). Apparently not. Also, stock firmware has been used since purchase.
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