Reviewed on Friday September 28, 2012 by R.D., Western Quebec
Two years ago bought the Ericsson TurboHub and had store sign statement "Weekend money back guarantee if not satisfied." Back home, laid it flat on desk. Started it up. Half-hour later noticed it was starting to scorch a piece of paper. Store gave me a hellova time: seemed I exceeded an small amount of mbytes. Said I was locked into a 3yr contact. TG for the signed money-back annotation! (Quebec now has a law aganst huge penalties.)
Six mos. later read about NetGear Hub. Rogers did not have it; Bell did. Again, got a "one week money back guarantee." No problems, no heat issue
Have the 7g hub with month to month service.
Due to hills reception is good but minimal. Installed Wilson signal boosted antenna, (6 foot pole attached to fence.) Steady high speed except for bad weather when reception continues but reduced.
Considering upgrading to 21g, connecting Hub to second in-house tel. line for Bell's VOIP service. Yep, will cost in net service and use, but will be less than our Bell land line's long distance plan.
We're retired. Normal puter use is between 35g and 45g per month on tiered flex plan. Normally no download time outs. We lost service onceafter an earthquake took the tower out of service for a few hours.
The hub powers the puter by ethernet and 2nd floor by wi-fi; also provides net by wi-fi to TV. And makes the printer available to everything. Very pleased with NetGear (2nd year now). Don't understand folks' problems unless they are nowhere near a communcation tower.