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Netgear DGN2200 Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem £52.99 @ Amazon
Netgear DGN2200 Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem £52.99 @ Amazon

Netgear DGN2200 Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem £52.99 @ Amazon

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Wireless N 300 mbps router modem. Seems best price for this model.

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Original Poster

Mine is rather old and slow so needed the speed and range for £50ish range.

I'm looking to upgrade to N-300 but this has bad reviews...

Haven't voted hot or cold as unsure about this...price seems good though

Original Poster

Read a few reviews, came to conclusion that a free bag of money would get bad reviews if you looked hard enough, always had netgear and always been happy so took the plunge.

I have been using the older version of this router, the DGN2000 for about a year now. It also had mixed reviews but it runs fine and the wireless range is strong anywhere in the house.

The Live Parental Controls is also a good feature

Just gone OOS with Amazon as I was looking

Scan have it for £53.45 if you can get free delivery or store pickup.
Edited by: "Thar" 1st Jan 2010

peterpickles

I have been using the older version of this router, the DGN2000 for about … I have been using the older version of this router, the DGN2000 for about a year now.

The DGN2000 is prone to ethernet ports dying. I experienced this first hand & had to wait a while for it to be replaced as Netgear had no stock (read a LOT of them break). As I couldn't wait I bought a DG834N to tide me over. It frquently drops it's DHCP server & has to be unplugged to reset. To make matters worse it has to be unplugged for several minutes or it won't power back up again which is a PITA.

Personally I've had it with Netgear.

I bought a "300mbs adsl router" from cex.co.uk for £25, and when it arrived it was a brand new D-Link 2740r (branded as TalkTalk, but a 30 second update set it back to D-Link) - very very impressed fro the money!

chromosome17

Read a few reviews, came to conclusion that a free bag of money would get … Read a few reviews, came to conclusion that a free bag of money would get bad reviews if you looked hard enough, always had netgear and always been happy so took the plunge.

Have a look at the reviews for this Billion.

amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1

Sure it's twice the price but my experience of Netgear over the years suggests their QC is non-existent. High failure rates & poor support seem to be the order of the day with them. Perhaps a case of getting what you pay for...
Edited by: "rbz5416" 1st Jan 2010

I have Dlink ADSL 2+ Gateway , but the psu went. While I was waiting for replacement psu with very long Xmas Deliveries I got a N300 Work and Play, Streaming Video very good. Downloading anything files, itunes, PSN demos, Xbox live , the slowest in the know universe.....Supposdly you are suppose create DMZ and put all the gaming ports needs to improve performance (which doesnt work)...avoid avoid avoid...

Original Poster

cancled order as the official website said gigabit lan and it's not, combined with peoples reactions and reviews.
The Billion 7800n looks good but £120 is very very expencive, looks like I'm staying put for now.

I was impressed with the N300 Belkin I got on a deal from Play at £44 a few months ago, but unplugged it to go away for a few days before Xmas, switched on when returned and it refuses to connect to ISP. I reckon it's a blown modem or something inside as passwords etc. correct. I plugged in my old G Belkin and it works perfectly. I think QC on a lot of stuff now is really poor and it's just mass market electronics with a certain failure/return factor built into the price. Netgear NAS's also seem to have QC issues... shame, they were ahead of the pack until recently at consumer level network stuff.

Stay away from Netgear, I speak from personal experience,
Had 2 and both been faulty.
First one was the the either net ports even though it was under warranty they wanted me to go without a router for up to 2 wks or pay for a new one and then me pay to return the old one for just a credit of the new one,
the customer service is the worst of the worst,
Be WARNED
try Belkin they have top class support

rbz5416

The DGN2000 is prone to ethernet ports dying. I experienced this first … The DGN2000 is prone to ethernet ports dying. I experienced this first hand & had to wait a while for it to be replaced as Netgear had no stock (read a LOT of them break). As I couldn't wait I bought a DG834N to tide me over. It frquently drops it's DHCP server & has to be unplugged to reset. To make matters worse it has to be unplugged for several minutes or it won't power back up again which is a PITA.Personally I've had it with Netgear.


This is sums up review sites perfectly! his problems have nothing to do with Netgear and will be user fault. I have had an 834N for years without any problems and in fact it is was or is one of the most suggested routeres to use.
Sort your own wiring out, heat issues, placement and config.
Personally would suggest the DGN33xx

Home users who think they know technology and never even read the instructions - looks like someone has a big catch on this thread!

bargainhunter666

This is sums up review sites perfectly! his problems have nothing to do … This is sums up review sites perfectly! his problems have nothing to do with Netgear and will be user fault. I have had an 834N for years without any problems and in fact it is was or is one of the most suggested routeres to use.Sort your own wiring out, heat issues, placement and config.Personally would suggest the DGN33xx

Er - no.

The failing ethernet ports on the DGN2000 are well documented on Netgear's own forums.

If it was user error, overheating or wiring replacing the router wouldn't have cured the issue (which it did)- would it?

The DG834N DHCP server just stops randomly at any time of day. Having to power the router down for 5 minutes before it will restart is a user problem?

We really do need a "Talking ********" smiley...

I have a netgear dg834 router currently and want to get faster thruput... the Billion + usb adapter @ £14.99 works out at £130
The netgear + usb [email protected] = £125 little difference there..

as I need 2 usb adapters for 2 laptops the Billion looks the better option

bargainhunter666

This is sums up review sites perfectly! his problems have nothing to do … This is sums up review sites perfectly! his problems have nothing to do with Netgear and will be user fault. I have had an 834N for years without any problems and in fact it is was or is one of the most suggested routeres to use.Sort your own wiring out, heat issues, placement and config.Personally would suggest the DGN33xx



I have a Netgear dg834n, the red light of death problem, where it won't power back up after a power outage unless it is switched off for a while is a common issue with that model. Mine does that and it got gradually worse over the first few months of ownership, until it was no longer practical to use. I've been meaning to try to fit a heat sink to its wifi card, as the cause seems to be that the wireless chips get too hot, but I think mine may be too far gone. Never had any problem with its DHCP server though, and the broadcom bcm6358 adsl chip in it performs exceptionally well.
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