19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Worked perfectly out of the box,
This review is from: Netgear RT314 Internet Access Router (Personal Computers)
I just replaced my RT311 (Cable Internet Gateway Router) with the RT314 (RT311 plus 5-port internal switch). The RT314 installed just as easily as the RT311, and since I had already configured my computers for automatic DNS resolution (according to the very clear instructions, I might add), it took maybe 2 minutes to get the RT314 up and running. Hook up the cables and go--the only truly satisfying network experience I've ever had.
Before buying the hardware router I wasted several Saturdays trying to get the various Windows systems to share my cable modem Internet connection, and despite the countless re-boots I never got reliable operation. If you don't need to be fancy, the RT314 needs absolutely no configuration, although it's easy to do using a built-in URL--just use your ordinary web browser. And the RT314 appears to run significantly faster than my old setup of an RT311 plus DS106 hub--the advantage of a switch over a hub, I assume.
And, wonder of wonders, they put the cable sockets on the BACK of the unit, not the front, so I can see what's happening without a rats nest of cables coming out of the front panel. Great product, great value!