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NETGEAR N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR3700)

NETGEAR N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR3700)

Item: 788052    Model: WNDR3700-100NAS

NETGEAR N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (WNDR3700)
4.5stars
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  • Delivers fast Wi-Fi speeds up to 300 + 300 Mbps
  • Medium-range broadcasting ideal for medium to large houses
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK encryption keeps your network secure
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NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700
 
4.4

(based on 509 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (314)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (395)
  • Reliable connection (362)
  • Fast connection (356)
  • Fast (336)
  • Secure connection (336)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (27)
  • Unreliable connection (26)
  • Slow connection speed (13)

Best Uses

  • Home network (393)
  • Small networks (113)
  • Large networks (20)
  • Home or business (11)
  • Gaming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (347), Low bandwidth user (90), Quality oriented (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (401), Business (71)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (248), Mac (28), Other (13)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Steady and Consistent Router

PROS:
This product is really reliable if you are solely using it for wireless internet. It is a dual-band router, which means that it is emitting two different frequency signals (2.4...Read complete review

PROS:
This product is really reliable if you are solely using it for wireless internet. It is a dual-band router, which means that it is emitting two different frequency signals (2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) SIMULTANEOUSLY.

This is excellent for people who want to set up several networks in their home or small business. You can create up to 4 networks with this router and these networks include: guest networks, media networks, and gaming networks.

The simultaneous signals is also beneficial for users who have various network card users at home. For example, if you had two laptops with two different wireless cards (let's say a G and an N), and you had a SINGLE band router, then both the N and the G cards will run at G speeds. This is because the router is limited by the slowest component, which is the G card in this case. On the other hand, if you had two simultaneous bands, you can set the G to be assigned to one of the bands (2.4 Ghz) and the N to be set to the other band (5 Ghz). This way, the router will allow both laptops to achieve their full networking potential by allowing the G card to go at G speeds and the N card to go at N speeds (which is much, MUCH faster!)

Another benefit, in my opinion, is the GUI interface, which allows you to change and customize your network. It isn't too hard to understand, but that can depend on your computer and network literacy.

CONS:
The 5 GHz signal does fade out quickly, but this is to be expected since 5 Ghz is a longer wavelength. The longer the wavelength, the less the range, or so I've heard. I have another desktop literally 25 ft (at most) away from the router on the same level of my house and I receive 90% signal when using the 5 Ghz.

Another problem that can become annoying is when you try to change the settings on the GUI (user interface). When you make a change, it can take from 30sec - 2 min to complete each change.

Another potential problem with this could be the USB drive (which I don't use often). There are specific USB/hard drives that are compatible with this router (which are listed on the NETGEAR website). Using other drives can cause the network, router, and your computer to freeze while accessing files on the drive. Another problem with the USB drive of this router is that the router CANNOT handle a huge load of data on a drive. I know there is a specific troubleshoot question on the NETGEAR website, which states that this router will have trouble (and can start freezing) if the drive attached has more than some amount of data (which is in the GB but I don't remember the specific number).

OVERALL:
This router is reliable when it comes to its 2.4 Ghz signal. The signal has NEVER dropped for me. I have three laptops with G cards connected to the 2.4 Ghz signal and all of them work flawlessly. This router is also excellent for people who need to create multiple networks.

The major problems that occur with this router is its USB port and the nagging wait time for the network changes. The USB port doesn't seem to be as great as it is hyped up to be, especially with all the limitations that it currently has. The 5 Ghz signal can dimish fast over long distances, but I heard this is expected of all 5 Ghz signals.

In total, I have three laptops, a PS3, and two desktops (one wired and one N-wireless) connected to my network and this router remains stable with this load. If your looking for a stable, secure, and reliable connection, then this router is excellent. If your looking for media networks, I would look for another router with better USB capabilities. Sorry for the lengthy review, but I hope this helps. :)

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Great until I used Readyshare

The router worked great until I used the USB drive function. According to the Netgear website, issues with slow network or locking up were caused by the index file created by the media server...Read complete review

The router worked great until I used the USB drive function. According to the Netgear website, issues with slow network or locking up were caused by the index file created by the media server being too big for the router memory. The latest Firmware upgrade was supposed to have fixed the issue but in my testing it has not. 11Mps wireless speeds normally was down to under 2Mps. Even after following the directions on the Netgear site and upgrading firmware. I would not recomend this router for USB drive attachment, but as a standalone wireless router is great.

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5.0

Netgear R3700 Router

By BKHousemom

from Montana

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This customer has reached Associate level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

This is an impressive router. With our internet provider now supplying much higher throughput, my two year old unit had become a bottleneck to these higher speeds. This router is more expensive but well worth it. I went from 12Gb to over 30Gb on the speedtest and should handle further increases from the internet provider. I have a larger home and the signal strength also greatly improved. Set this up in about 5 minutes. This router is also VERY highly rated in some of the router comparison testing performed by the PC magazines

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4.0

Netgear N600 Dual Bank WiFi Gigabit Rout

By LJ

from Florida

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

This router was fairly easy to set up but with a few exceptions. The instructions should be clearer, especially where it refers to a cable modem. In a condo, most people don't realize that they have one in a communication closet. Also, it was much easier to share a printer with an Apple device than a PC. I was on the phone with tech support for two hours and no resolution. After another recommended change that did not work in sharing the printer, tech support advised me to reboot. When I did, I lost my connection to her. Days later I figured out the problem myself. All I needed to do was add a new printer, which was the one I already had, but with an IP address. It was simple, but tech support missed it. The router is now working well and I would recommend it to others.

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1.0

netgear

By no idea

from oklahoma city

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

could not get it to work PROBABLY BECAUSE I AM STUCK WITH WINDOWS 8, returned it

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5.0

NetGear N600 WNDR3700

By Sherri V

from New Jersey

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

have only had this product insalled for 5 days and so far it seems to have solved some household issues with internet bandwidth and streaming videos from Netflix. I did a ton of research upfront to ensure I was choosing the right product and found this one was most reccommended. It has a sleek look to it and seemed easy to instal (had a friend in the business install for me).
It was suggested I replace my Netgear router which was old, for an updated, low cost one. Netgear products were favored over the competition.

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4.0

nice upgrade

By athomestacy

from hellertown, pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

gave our home more power and speed for our two laptops and video games for my son. Very stress relieving no that there are shorter wait periods and less glitches.

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