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Pros: The associated app has some nice features
Cons: - Does not function reliably as a router
- devices lose connection constantly, or are unable to reconnect after a power cycle
- The web interface is confusing and inconsistent
- The app and web interface constantly spam me with ads for their protection upsell
- Configurations are not saved consistently
Overall Review: All I wanted was a set-and-forget appliance that would provide wifi for my wireless devices. instead I have just had headache after headache trying to get this device to perform its core function, all while getting constant unavoidable ads for a service I don't want or need.
This has really soured me on Netgear as a whole. I've had good experiences with their equipment in the past, but I won't be back.
Pros: Great for replacing older 802.11n routers, or 802.11ac routers in RF crowded environments.
Cons: Lights much brighter than other routers.
Overall Review: I wish my wireless devices could take advantage of the improved WPA3 security.
Pros: Easy set up and monitoring with the app.
Cons: If you don’t have wifi or connection to the internet beforehand you’ll have issues setting up the router.
Overall Review: Great speeds and easy set up.
Pros: - the app, once I got the router connected, was great. A lot of good info and features.
Cons: - it took 6 attempts to get this route to connect to the app.
- troubleshooting instructions not clear
- my wifi internet speeds did not improve
- super bright led lights (I already knew this from previous reviews)
Overall Review: - I would not buy this router again. I ended up upgrading to a Mesh Network
Cons: Has major DHCP issues. Recycles addresses while still in use.
Difficult to set reserved addresses.
Overall Review: It's constantly disconnecting devices, or refusing connection to devices. The only thing that consistently connects is my laptop. Phones, and Kindle Fires have constant issues.
Pros: Easy setup. Fast connection.
Overall Review: Great product. Good price. Fast shipping.
Pros: - Affordable AX/WIFI6
- Mostly easy to set up
- Has activity status LEDs
Cons: - Management software/panel is awful compared to previous Netgear offerings
- My unit reboots (or has to be physically rebooted) once every 48 hours
- Glitches and bugs galore in the management panel (for example, won't download firmware, you have to apply it manually from Netgear's site, another bug is the "connected devices" - will show incorrect names/data between both wired and wireless connections)
Overall Review: I purchased this device to replace my aging Netgear R6300 managed AC Wifi router from 2014. The old unit performed just as well if not better than the new one. Management panel and interface - while dated in appearance - was much more robust and stable compared to the AX1800 I am reviewing here. In fact, it was so superior to the new model I actually swapped units out and my wifi coverage - and speeds - are exactly the same and I am not having any issues (especially with random rebooting).
I am a Netgear customer for over 10 years, this is the first product I've purchased from there where I've been genuinely disappointed in. I hope future firmware updates resolve my current issues, or I'll be looking elsewhere for my home network needs.
Pros: WiFi 6. Small, compact, just two external antennas. You can turn off most of the front LED indicators. USB 3 for external storage. Supports 5GHz and 2.4GHz. Can do 'automatic band selection'. Can control transmitter power. New network security features. There's an actual on/off button ... on the frornt! What will they think of next?
Cons: Dispite what they say, it took some fumbling about to get it properly set up. The router would not respond to direct IP address, had to use netgearlogin.com for some reason. It's OK now though. Security features are subscription only, should be free.
Overall Review: I was forced to change the admin password on first login. You could say that's a good thing, but I'd prefer to change it when I'm ready, not when Netgear chooses. I would have given 5 eggs except for the initial difficulty setting up.