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WNDR4700 Announced

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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
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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.
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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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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.
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