Written on: 09/09/2010 by Walks Far Man (32 reviews written)
I bought a Netgear DG834Gv1 54G wireless modem router when I first took out a broadband package with my ISP some 7 - 8 years ago. It has proven to be fairly easy to setup and will do it's best to keep connection when there's a drop in connection. This is more of a problem with the ISP than the router. I was given a version 2 of this router by a friend who just couldn't get his to work. All I did was to hard reset it using the pin-hole on the back plate, rebooted it and set it up just like my... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2010
Easy to set up. It worked great for a few weeks; then connectivity issues started :-(
Router states that it is connected to ADSL and shows poll statistics, all physical indicators point to a connected router, however connectivity is non-existent until the router is rebooted.
Not using any 'special' features (DHCP, Wireless, MAC filters etc..).
**ICT Technician who would not recomend this router to my customers! (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010 by lhqcxg1 (9 reviews written)
I love this modem /router and recomend it to all my friends and family. It just works. (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2010 by a064973 (3 reviews written)
If you want to use WDS don't buy this product. The on-line manuals indicate support for this functionality but it is not supported on the latest firmware.
In addition it continually connected at a considerably lower speed than my 4 year old Ozenda router. 7Mb compared to 8Mb.
It is easy to set up and use but from my experience it "doesn't do what it says on the box" and I was disappointed to see it not connecting at the same speed as my old modem/router.
Written on: 12/03/2010
Not had a problem with overheating. This router runs very cool especially when set up vertically (ie with feet), unlike the D-Link DSL-G604T it replaced, which ran hot and was frequently unreliable. I bought this brand as it was recommended by an IT professional who sees plenty of them. Sound advice, from my own experience. And dead easy to set up and secure. Recommended? - definitely. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009
Had my Netgear for some 2 years now no problems to mention only me a bit thick over setting up but found the Help Desk very helpful.Looks tidy and is left on 24 hours and appears very quick. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2008 by Sogden (1 review written)
I have now had 2 replaced so am on my 3rd. Each one acts the same way. After being switched on for 3 hrs it appears to overheat and lose its connection. Therefore I do not recommend the Netgear DG834G. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2008 by gdk2008uk (1 review written)
Great router, quite easy to setup , picks up LLC-Based and not the fact it is supposed to be VC-Based (VC-Mux), also when using very long WPA-2SK keys laptops cant connect. However I well recommend this Netgear Wireless Modem firewall router. (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2008
Sky broadband gave us this router when we signed up. It worked straight out of the box. In 6 months, I think I've only had to reset the thing once. Compared to a lot of other home routers, that's excellent.
Things I miss though: a QoS (quality of service) feature for prioritising internet gaming traffic. The ability to kick an IP address from the DHCP server.
These are reasonably advanced functions though. I've worked with networks a fair bit and I like to have lots of toys available.
Port... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2007 by anthmorton (1 review written)
This product is excellent. I got it working straight away and was very happy until...... I Found loads of "dead spots" in the house. It seemed to work sometimes and then not others. In the end I have figured out what is the issue. I use a video sender from my Sky box to another TV in the house. Turned this off and hey presto - wireless working everywhere. I guess I need to check on which frequency it was sending and try to get them on separate. Anyway - one to watch out for. I now have my... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2007 by i am ubuntu (2 reviews written)
The Netgear DG834G is expensive but worthwhile (quality obviously comes at a price). (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2007 by networkguru (1 review written)
Overall, the DG834G is excellent for the home user and home office based worker accessing work via VPN. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2007 by adi600 (1 review written)
Netgear is poor and the moment i got another brand everything worked perfectly. It been 3 months and haven't had one problem (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2006 by j4jono (1 review written)
Having just gone online and performed a number of searches, I have just realised that I am not the only person having problems with these routers/modems.
I acquired the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router as part of a package when I subscribed to Sky Broadband. I have had nothing but trouble with it since I set it up. I have now followed the advice I found on the web, and I have attached the "feet" to enable the router to stand on one end. Allegedly, this will cure... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2006 by nikki123wilson (1 review written)
I bought 2 of these as they seemed good value. So good in fact, I bought them because I couldn't not. I did not even have a home for 1 of them, but I gave it to my mum in the end. She had a Speedtouch 330 modem which kept kicking her offline, and the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router solved that problem straight away. I love them, and I am about to buy another. They are so simple to set up and they work very well. Good wireless reception as well.
I love it! Can... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2006 by glenduncanscott (14 reviews written)
For months now I've been struggling with my BT 105 Voyager ADSL modem using the Eciadsl Linux driver, but with the repeated syncronisation problems, disconnections and general unpredictability I decided it was time to invest in an Ethernet modem. Then I discovered the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router on Amazon.
This is an awesome piece of all in one hardware, that's a real dream to configure through Firefox/IE (great idea). It's reliable, secure and fast. I only... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2006 by kiyawhite (56 reviews written)
I am extremely proud of being the owner of a wonderful Netgear DG384G wireless router. I've only had it a few days, but I can safely say that nobody will regret this buy!
Since we are good customers, AOL decided to give us a free wireless router as a little present. This definitely wasn't a cheap present! The router itself is worth over £65!
The router is both a wireless connector and an Ethernet switchboard. Therefore you've got two types of good routers in one! The wireless signals... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2006 by Wally27 (10 reviews written)
I purchased the Netgear DG834G in November 2005 as my Belkin Router decided to pack up 2 months out of warranty.
Connected it up with no problems (I am not the most experienced Networker!) It was much easier than the Belkin.
It appears to have a good range but I am unable to test it at the moment as my laptop in for repair.
There's not really any more you can say ..I plugged it in and it has worked ever since. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2006 by ghostuk (3 reviews written)
I've just upgraded to the Netgear DG834GT, and I was blown away - 4 ports, wireless super smart - what else can I say? (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2006 by rajcr (1 review written)
I have owned the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router for more than 3 months to date. It's fantastic, and it is easy to install, though I was misguided by AOL's customer care initially, it's on since installation. It is excellent, great value for money, and it works throughout my house. I bought this as there was no telephone point in my study room, and I have no regrets. I have recommended this router to many friends. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by eb (10 reviews written)
I have owned the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall router for over a month now, and it is fantastic. I have had no problems It is so easy to install, and I run two laptops off it and a PC, and they all work fine. The 54mbps means nothing to me because I don't share; I just use it for sharing my broadband connection. I live in a larger than average house, and it works fine throughout, and even in the rear/front gardens. It stands upright to save space, so I have mine hidden... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2005 by User_Removed (1 review written)
Here's my review of the Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router:
If there were such a thing as a router beauty contest, then the DG834G would win any day. It ships in a cool white case and can even be put on a cool looking stand to make it look even more flashy.
In common with many of its rivals, the DG834G no longer has a power switch but who needs one of them. It does have the usual green and amber LEDs on the front, for ADSL sync, wireless LAN activity and a... (read more)
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