10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Solid performer, good feature set for the price but the documentation could be clearer,
This review is from: NETGEAR DGN2200-100UKS N300 Wireless ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (Accessory)
I have been using this router for one month now and confirm it's working perfectly. No dropped connections, good sync speeds and currently a connection uptime over over 3 weeks. Really impressed with the Netgear DGN2200 and it has been much more reliable than previous Netgear routers I have owned in the past.
ORIGINAL REVIEW 10/6/11:
Over the years I have tried all the major brands of wired and wireless routers and it seems whichever one you choose, they all have their flaws. After much research I decided to give the Netgear DGN2200 a whirl and I'm glad I did! Competitively priced, nice aesthetics and a decent set of features make this a good mid-level router. I mostly use it for gaming so a stable connection is paramount and so far this box of tricks has delivered.
The unit has performed solidly, has not dropped my connection once and was relatively easy to set up. As I have used many routers before I didn't bother with the install CD so I can't comment on that. To bypass messing around with the install CD simply open your browser and type in the address bar '192.168.0.1' without the quotes and then enter the default username (admin) and password (password) to get started (obviously after you have connected the router up). MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE DEFAULT PASSWORD! My old Belkin router was dropping connections more and more frequently and the Netgear DNG2200 instantly cured my problem. I also can't comment on Netgears support since I didn't need to use it.
The reason I give it 4 starts instead of 5 is because the documentation isn't very good. To set up some of the more advanced features (such as port forwarding) was more tricky than some other brands of router I've used. You have to set up the program or port you want to forward as a 'Service' first, then you allow the 'Service' you've just set up through the firewall. Pretty simple once you get your head around it, but I don't think the non 'tech savvy' would figure it out so easily.
In reference to a few of the reviews here on Amazon, I have had no issues with red-lights (i.e. no service) and also no issues with the DCHP server renewing the leases every 12 hours. However this could be because there was a new version of the firmware available which I upgraded to on the first launch.
I can recommend this product. It doesn't have gigabit Ethernet ports or some of the more advanced features that you get if you pay a little more, but this doesn't detract from this capable little router.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2013 16:31:47 GMT
P. Dobson says:
Think you have convinced me-my Belkin N only a year old kept dropping connections unlike my old Zoom which never dropped a connection in 5 years!
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M. Chappell says:
Need a new router literally just for my xbox one, how easy would it be to stick this in my room and use it just for the xbox one? Is it just a nice easy wireless job? Not very knowledgeable on networking. Thanks
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