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NetGear MR814 Wireless Router

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NetGear MR814 Wireless Router
 
3.3

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5.0

This router gets the job done

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from New York, NY

Comments about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router:

I have this router for approximately 6 years now. It is the MR814v3 model and it is 802.11b. I don't think they make 802.11b routers anymore. Most of the routers these days are either 802.11g or 802.11n, which are much faster. However, this router serves my purpose. I connected it to my motoroloa cable modem and have 3 desktops connected to this router. I also have a voip adapter connected to the router as well. In addition, I have two laptops that are connected wirelessly to it. Oh, I also have an internet tv cable box connected to it wirelessly as well. There are 5 ethernet cable jacks in the back of the router. You connect the top one to the modem, and then you could connect an additional 4 internet devices to the others. I think you could connect an unlimited amount of wireless devices to it (I have 3 wireless devices connected to it). If I remembered correctly, I had reset my router only twice each year. The one thing I like about this modem is that it is reliable and quiet. There is a web interface for you to access your router settings, which is routerlogin.net. From there, you could check the router's status and change its settings.

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2.0

Product is ok, support is HORRIBLE

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router:

I've owned this produt for about 4 years ( I have the MR814v3 ).  It performs ok, although the range in my household setup is only marginal, as adapters on other floors of the house struggle to find and retain signal consistently.   I use Windows XP exclusively so haven't had the issues others have had with Vista being able to stay connected to the router.

I do have to reset and restart the modem on average of once a week or so due to lost connections.

I find the phone support to be horrific and misleading.

In my manual for my product, I am granted the right to support on my product.   Upon calling, I was only given options to sign up for "for payment" support methods that were going to cost me as much as I paid for the product in the first place.   Horrid customer service, and deceptive practices.   I eventually solved the problem with your product myself.  

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3.0

NetGear MR814 Wireless Router works, ok.

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from Baytown, TX

Comments about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router:

We use this router in my office and run a minimum of 5 different laptops at one time off this router with a protected network.  The problem is that sometimes several times a day we have to reset this router to get it to work properly.  It is very annoying, because if you are in the middle of sending an email and it does go through, it just slows you down.  I'm on the internet most of the day at work, and find it very frustrating when it goes out.  I gave it an OK rating, because it was probably not designed to run at the capacity that push it.  If it was just one or two computers running on it I'm sure that it would do a bit better.  I'm not really sure what causes it to kick us off line, but It is frustrating.  I do like the fact that it will work with both pc and Mac.  I've tried to join networks that wouldn't allow it and it made life very frustrating.  I would recommend this router for personal use but not for public or business purposes.

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3.0

NetGear MR814 has a short lifespan

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from Bellevue, NE

Comments about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router:

We recently had to replace this router because after just a couple short years it found ourselves routinely restarting the modem to maintain a descent wireless signal.  My husband did not experience as many issues using Windows 7 and I did with Windows Vista, but we still had issues.

Aside from its inconsistent signal, it is larger than most wireless routers.  Since we purchased it online, we had no idea just how large it was until we unwrapped it.  We also found it did not have a very strong signal when we moved into a larger home.  We could not always get a descent singal in our bedroom (on the second floor) with our router in the kitchen (on the middle floor), so we limited our computer use to the family room just off of our kitchen.

I would urge buyers to consider a different model or brand.  We replaced it with a TP-Link router, and we have had zero issues with it in the last four months.

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