Netgear RP614 ReviewWeb Safe Router Gateway with a built-in 4 Port switch.
With all these things going for it, it should be a cinch to recommend it. However, this router had problems that were evidenced by time. About a week after I purchased it, I could no longer connect to the Internet, even though the cable modem was linked, and my computerís connection had a link light as well. I rebooted the router and all was well. Another week passes and then I was disconnected again. Reboot the router and all is well. Around the 4th week, I decide to find some new firmware, and locate it on Netgearís site. With the new firmware installed, the router seemed more stable, and I experienced no unexpected disconnects. However, about a month later, the internet was sluggish at best, so acting on a guess, I reboot the router-and all is well again. Essentially, the router slows down over time, and requires maintenance reboots.
Unfortunately, that is not the end to my frustration. I recently purchased a linksys WAP11 to allow my laptop to use wifi to connect to the internet. I plug in the WAP11, and it goes into a constant reboot cycle. Already suspecting the router, I try it at school in a network jack, and am able to use it without a problem. My new AP works everywhere else I try it, except with my netgear router. My only hope is that there is a new netgear firmware release in the near future to alleviate my problems. Although the Netgear RP614 has an awesome feature set, is highly configurable, fast, and introduces no new lag into the network, itís stability and compatibility leave something to be desired