Netgear DGN1000 Modem Router

A simple Netgear 802.11n router with a built in ADSL2+ modem

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    0.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    $ 139.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Moe Lester

5.0

1

Pros
dunno
Cons
dunno either
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yeah nah dont even know anything

george

0.0

2

Pros
the router worried it will catch fire
Cons
everything
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junk junk junk waste of money why netgear would ruin there reputation making such junk is beyond me.

john williams

0.0

3

Pros
rubbish
Cons
keeps going to slep
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a heap of junk recommened by imprimus

james

0.5

4

Pros
nothing
Cons
slow internet speeds, constant drop outs, really poor wireless range
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i got this on a 24 month contract with my provider, i now have 14 months left on the contract (so havent had it a year yet) it is so slow and painful to use if there are two people connected, just rang to get the dgn 2200, hopefully it is a bit better than this one, based on the reviews of both it is better, at the moment i am re-starting atleast once a day just to connect at all and when i am connected i am barely getting 4 mb/s download and cant even get to 0.5 mb/s upload, have tested my friends modem on my line and get so much better speeds so hopefully new one can stream hd videos to my smart tv, unlike this one that cant even reach the tv

flaccid

0.5

5

Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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my anus is prolapsing because of this fucking thing.

Dan

1.0

6

Pros
FREE!
Cons
Not good for long range
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I have the unit in the same room as my laptop and never reach over 32Mbps?? its only 4mtrs from the bloody thing!The signal strength always sais excellent with 5 bars, but web surfing is pathetically slow.
It was a freebie with dodo, can't complain to much i guess, but if its going to be this crap they shouldn't use the device. As a wireless device its useless.

jai

4.5

7

Pros
its best and smart
Cons
easy to understan the function
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its valueable to that cost..........it will worthable

Jones

0.0

8

Pros
WTF does this mean?
Cons
WTF does this mean?
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20 feet from the router, 50% signal (fair). 40 feet away, cannot connect. This modem/router is a poor excuse for a networking product. My DLINK is WAY WAY better. I bought this just to have a modem router rather than have two devices. It sucks.

Chris

4.0

9

Pros
Speed
Cons
Nothing yet
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Own a medium sized house, 4 out of 5 bars on the pc furthest away from the router. Speed and stability are excellent. Setup was a breeze, took like 5-10 mins.

b a johns

0.0

10

Pros
not netgear
Cons
netgear modems
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i bought a new netgear modem less than two years ago it stuffed up returned it to shop after phoning netgear they gave me a credit and recommended the n150 i have not had it for a year yet and the on /off button is stuffed have to press it up to 30 times to turn the bloody thing on shall return it no more netgear for this chappie.....rubbish

Steve

0.0

11

Pros
Speed
Cons
Conection
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Thought I was getting a good deal was fast. But it will not hold a connection for long. Useless on Telstra Bigpond continually drops the DSL. Had to revert to the old Siemens 4200 and D-Link router Very slow now 6.4355 mbps. Its not on Telstra's approved list either

Dave

1.0

12

Pros
zip
Cons
wireless strength is rubbish
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Can only echo others comments re the very poor reach of the wireless signal. I'll have to ask the neighbourhood what they are using as we can always see their signals but rarely ours.

Dean

0.0

13

Pros
Nothing
Cons
See comments below
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As Amber says - It will not find DNS or IP address. I've tried manually setting the IP address as mine is Static but it still won't connect to the internet. Even as a wired router my main computer sees my laptop and NAS but if I try to log in to them they just disappear from the list. Reconnected my Netgear 834 and everything is fine again.

Juan

0.0

14

Pros
it was free
Cons
wirelessnees
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87% signal @ 0.5m, 54% signal @ 4m, from one room to another through open doors.37% signal @ 8m, around two corners, upstairs through open doors, not a big house. The previous unit we got from Orange, could get a useable signal in the car out front, or half way up the back garden, certainly at least 60% anywhere in the house, avg. 74% .
Now I'm lucky to get more than 1 bar on any device not in the same room as the router. Absolutely dreadful, shockingly bad. Tried different positions and channels, no improvement.
I'm going to have to go with the old unit, slower connection speed, but I can't use the extra speed from the new unit because of the ridiculously unusable short range. It would be better marketed as a non-wireless router that is so powerful, if you get your device close enough (i.e. within a metre) it acts like its wireless.
N150 shouldn't be running slower than a 3 year old ADSL 1, both being freebie/base units.
Never mind the fact that there is no option in the routers settings to actually activate the n signal, just the other types.....
Simply unacceptable.

Amber

0.0

15

Pros
?
Cons
netgear n150 adsl2+ modem router
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got router it home wont work it cannot find dns or ip address isp say they cant help because they do not know the numbers for other equipment netgear wants 70 to help me i cant understand them anyways

Fiona

2.5

16

Pros
Hey it works.
Cons
Not as powerful as the one it was replacing
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Just got this. I am no good with set up so I had the guys at my ISP help me over the phone. No dramas but I was very disappointed because my old iConnect 625W (bought Jan 2008) had 4 out of 5 bars (VERY GOOD)of signal strength approx 10 mtrs away whereas this new one (March 2011) has only 2 bars out of 5 (FAIR) in the same conditions. My house is only small so maybe that won't matter but I would have thought a new router with new technology would be at least as good as the last one in signal strength.

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