Ok, now Im even more surprised
Simply stated, this isn't hyperbole. Look at the massive number of positive reviews for Medialink attached to their 150mps model. This is probably the best bang for the buck you're going to find, and Medialink has the best customer service of almost any company I've had the pleasure to communicate with. And it seems the major brands have taken notice of this. If this one is half as good as the last one, I'll be a happy camper.
Router functions great!
I purchased the router about two weeks ago to replace an aging WRT54G (running DDWRT). The signal is much better than the WRT54G. I have a 2000 sq ft 2 story house and the signal is strong from one end to the other. Speed is great both wired and wireless.
I did some quick testing of the cloud storage feature. I wasn't impressed but I it seemed to work ok. The interface could be much better.
Combination of features, reasonable price
The combination of features of the DIR-826L and its reasonable price mean that it could make a good match for families. Its dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks provide speed and separation of bandwidth while the cloud features provide useful access to media, as well as detailed remote control of the network.
Compact, small design
The DIR-826L is a baffling product. The flagship router for D-Link's entry into Cloud-based network control is constructed from decidedly last generation technology. This means just two internal antennas, no SmartBeam and no 802.11ac which results in hugely disappointing wireless performance. The mydlink Cloud platform is slightly more encouraging, but it is basic at present and not nearly as advanced or intuitive as Linksys' rival 'Cisco Connect Cloud'.
Great performance, easy setup, outstanding value
It's performance has surprised me and exceeded my expectations. Unless you need the features that a more advanced router will provide such as gigabit ethernet, USB port for networked printer or hard drive, dual-bands, guest access, parental controls, etc, there is no need to spend more on a wireless router. This one will get the job done and won't break the bank in the process.
Doesn't have much range
My cable provider just installed this modem. It works OK, but its range is limited. Unlike other routers that I've owned, this one does not have any antennas to extend its range. I would not purchase this router for this reason. OK if you simply want WIFI in near proximity to the router, but not adequate for whole house coverage.
Even with better two-stream performance, my bottom line on the WNDR4500 hasn't changed. The WNDR4500's overall performance just isn't head-and-shoulders above everyone else's. And I really think NETGEAR messed up by giving it a subset of the features of its less-expensive WNDR3800 sibling. If you don't need three-stream N, you can give the WNDR4500 a pass. If you're set on a high-end NETGEAR router, the WNDR3800 would be your choice for features and the WNDR4000 for performance.
Compact and neatly designed
There's plenty to like about the Netgear WNDR4500. It's compact and neatly designed, and the setup process is tremendously straightforward. Right now, Netgear's Genie app is of more interest to novice users, but if the company can deliver on the upgrades it has told us about, it may prove its worth to the more technically-minded. Wireless performance proved stable and connection speeds good, and for basic file sharing and streaming, at least the USB ports are useful.
Affordable with lots of flexibility
The Trendnet TEW-654TR is actually a bit of a treat. While I expected this router to be quite small, I never expected it to be as small as it is - and still so large on features. The ability of this little router to transform into an access point, wireless client and router all with the flip of a switch is a very nice feature that is worth its weight in lithium.
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