Expert? Nah. But here goes. I don't share your experience of Netgear. See http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3D6GWYYF6DQSL/ref=cm...
I had another Netgear before this one and the Thomson 585 that replaced it blew the socks off it.
I have a Billion 7800N and Billion technical support is superb. They speak English. As far as I can tell they ARE English. They know their stuff and they are VERY helpful. Unfortunately Billion stuff is very expensive and yes, after 2.5 years my wireless died. Now, I don't want to drop Billion in it, but at that point I discovered that their after sales service in general is unbeatable.
Edited by JHo1 (Fri 31-Jan-14 09:24:01)