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WNDR4700 Announced

Guide
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Hmmm, I couldn't figure out a way to edit my own post... Is there a way?

Other than what appears to be USB 3.0 ports and ReadyShare Cloud, there is nothing my WNDR4500 has to envy. I assume the ReadyShare Cloud is a feature that can be added to the 4500 via firmware. I also noticed the "Business-class WiFi security and firewall" feature... Is this also a firmware feature or on silicon?
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Does this piss anyone else off?

Get the 4500 right and have it in the market for a few friggin months before releasing the next one?

WTF?

R
Luminary
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Its not going to be cheap with a build in 2TB hard drive. I am sure it will be much higher than the WNDR4500. Over kill as far as I am concerned.
Luminary
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Can you imagine paying like $329.00 for a WNDR4700, and then waiting forever as usual for Netgear to produce stable firmware? Now that would be painful.....
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Rhyalus wrote:
Does this piss anyone else off?

Get the 4500 right and have it in the market for a few friggin months before releasing the next one?

WTF?

R

No. It's an evolution into a market Netgear thinks will be profitable. Plus, the attached drive may perform better than the myriad of drives consumers now use. Netgear will have the opportunity to tune the drive's performance to the router (or vice versa).

Even better for more consumers, a number of apps to be added/developed for the 4700 may be portable to the 4500. Bonus for all those wanting Clouds and more.
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

StratmanX wrote:
No. It's an evolution into a market Netgear thinks will be profitable. Plus, the attached drive may perform better than the myriad of drives consumers now use. Netgear will have the opportunity to tune the drive's performance to the router (or vice versa).

Even better for more consumers, a number of apps to be added/developed for the 4700 may be portable to the 4500. Bonus for all those wanting Clouds and more.


Still, if Netgear does not get the firmware right on this router, which is their history, many of the features would be of no benefit if unstable and needs to be rebooted (as if you are accessing away from home). Netgear seems to be right on target on hardware design, and should expect the same of firmware development. The problem is always great hardware, and problematic firmware (see wndr3700v2, wndr4000, wndr3800 and wndr4500). The worst part is that Netgear never seems to put a sense of urgency in making stable firmware for existing product for current owners.
Sorry, I don't make this stuff up, it is Netgear that always drops the ball on firmware. I waited 1 1/2 years for stable firmware on the WNDR3700v1. That would kill me if I laid out the expect price for a WNDR4700 of about $329ish.
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

I think I missed that it had the attached drive when I first read the announcement.

Still, if they got the USB 3.0 or thunderbolt or ANY other connection right on the 4500, it would be better to go with something like that to assure scalability.

R
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

I hear you NightOwl326 and Rhyalus. I hope you guys that have problems get them ironed out. I also get the impression Netgear was going to use USB 3.0 because of the blue colored ports, but then decided to wait until the 4700 in order to further differentiate it and drive sales.
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Registered: ‎2011-10-29

Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Well thats a piss off.. Bought the 4500 in Sept'11 and the USB2.0 speeds are a gawd damn joke (no faster than 5mb/sec whereas max USB2.0 speed is 22mb/sec). Have a USB3.0 Enclosure hooked to the 4500 and yet.. awful USB2 ports. Now the 4700 comes out 6+ months later.. ugh...

Still.. looks like a major step up from the 4500.
Luminary
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Thudo wrote:
Well thats a piss off.. Bought the 4500 in Sept'11 and the USB2.0 speeds are a gawd damn joke (no faster than 5mb/sec whereas max USB2.0 speed is 22mb/sec). Have a USB3.0 Enclosure hooked to the 4500 and yet.. awful USB2 ports. Now the 4700 comes out 6+ months later.. ugh...

Still.. looks like a major step up from the 4500.


But what if it has no flashing lights? All those new features with no twinkle!
Apprentice
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

I'd wait until the router comes out before concluding that the speed of USB access will be a lot more than that of the 4500. It will very likely be much less than the maximum speed of USB3.0 as well *smile*. Having faster ports is no guarantee of faster actual speed.
Aspirant
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

and they are demo'ing the forth-coming 802.11ac at CES right now with one of Netgear's competitors but we have THIS! There is hope.. just not until early 2013. N has been a frick'n joke compared to the success of 'g' in the early 2000s.

Anyway.. a good USB 3.0 port with REAL SPEEDS from that port is QUITE welcome compared to the BS with the 4500. Smiley Sad
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

I just bought my 4500 in October for like $249.00 and think it stinks coming out with something new in such a short time.
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

It’s so ‘new’ that it’s not even available yet.

It’s not the same product as the ‘4500; it contains an integrated hard drive.

There are no pricing details.
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Mars Mug wrote:
It’s so ‘new’ that it’s not even available yet.

It’s not the same product as the ‘4500; it contains an integrated hard drive.

There are no pricing details.


I am aware it isn't the same as 4500 it is just saying that it is to quick to be coming out soon before all bugs to make 4500 work good.
Guess when 4700 comes out and I buy it then 4900 will be in the making.
Kind of like windows, keep pushing out new without making what has been out good.
Luminary
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

lol... if you gadget man you will keep spending on money!

4700 seems a nice unit. Would have been nice if you used 2.5 drive and have ability to install two drive to have at least mirror drive.
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Hey guys,
If I understand correctly the 4700 comes with a hard drive in it? If that is so where do I go to to get the features without the HD. I already have a paperweight (SC101) sitting on my table and I don't want to go in that direction again. Being left at the altar once is enough.:mad:
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

NightOwl326 wrote:
But what if it has no flashing lights? All those new features with no twinkle!


Hopefully, Netgear won’t make the same stupid mistake it made with the WNDR3800, 4000, and 4500. Like everything else with the 4700, it’s a ‘wait and see’ game . . . Smiley Tongue
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that needs to blame to all the user can stand flashing LED and could not sleep or annoyed.. lol

I have entire rack running with noise fan, led... Christmas tree every day and I got night light in the case.. lol
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Those same sleeping users are going to be rudely awakened when their non-blinking routers are in need of repair. Technicians charge extra when troubleshooting a problem escalates beyond blinking lights. Smiley Wink
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NatRay wrote:
Those same sleeping users are going to be rudely awakened when their non-blinking routers are in need of repair. Technicians charge extra when troubleshooting a problem escalates beyond blinking lights. Smiley Wink


lol.... sometime you have teach by their mistakes.... Smiley Happy
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Purchased the WDNR4500 yesterday. Nice router with nice features of using a media server with two USB drives. Set up went well and I went in to enable ReadyShare Cloud like CNET said it would have. Nope! I called tech support at netgear. Wasted an solid hour, got transferred 4 times and had to repeat myself to every tech my information. What a beating just to find out from the 5th guy I spoke with that the 4500 doesn't support Readycloud. Why? Why skip a generation and not on the 4500? Why, probably because it makes better sense to promote a new product with that capability and sell more new product.

I took the 4500 back to best buy. I can live witout a wireless N router and gigabit for a few months until the 4700 comes out. Hope it doesn't disappoint.

Tech support is really a bad experience at netgear. Mostly VOIP India..... sigh....
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Not too shocked by that experience.. hoping they put in USB3 ports...
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Re: WNDR4700 Announced

Do you have a link to where CNET said the 4500 has ReadyShare Cloud?

"Would" may be the operative word here. The 4500 may indeed have ReadyShare Cloud available as a download in the future as Netgear ramps up the 4700 and some kind of store to share/buy apps.
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