Netgear was the least expensive router so we got it. We've had trouble with it needing to be reset and stuff, but I think you'd probably have that with any router. Overall, I think that for the money it was a good buy. We've had it for 6 years now and its still working just as well as the day we got it. Coverage is fine for our home. We have about 1200 feet main floor and we have good coverage everywhere in our house and even quite a ways outside. We have okay coverage even beyond our property line. We had trouble setting it up and I spent hours on the phone with both Netgear and my ISP trying to figure it out. Netgear with NO HELP and they're final answer was that we needed to spend a ton of money to get a dedicated IP address to solve the problem. What?! My ISP was the one who figured it out: we couldn't have numbers in our password, only letters. Whatever. Wish I'd known that before I spent all that time with Netgear's worthless customer service.