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on 7 April 2013
I bought this to replace my BT home hub 3.
I was very impressed with the setup and user interface, very simple and straight forward.
That's unfortunately as good as it got.....
The wireless range is awful! The home hubs range worked as far as every room in my house and also decent signal outside the property. The Netgear was hopeless, i tried different locations but just could not get a good result.
The 5g connection would only work if you were in the same room, where as the 2.4 would reach a little further.
I like to stream HD content to my Samsung smart tv of which the BT hub could do no problem. However the Netgear kept dropping and freezing even in the same room about 10ft away, very disappointing.
Enough was enough when even the 2.4ghz connection played up streaming music to my Onkyo home cinema, constantly freezing and losing connection, once again something the homehub seemed to do ok.
I returned the router in exchange for the ASUS RT-N66U Dark Knight. I will update this review once i have tested it.
Hope this helps ..
Update.... The Asus RT-N66U range is incredible! i can pick my router up right at the top of my garden and stream music to my AV system no problem.
The only downside in comparison to the Netgear is that up until recently the DLNA server side to the ASUS is no great. But a recent Firmware upgrade appears to have sorted this out.....