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NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700

NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700

Item: 788052    Model: WNDR3700-100NAS

NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700
4.5stars
( 496 reviews)
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NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700
 
4.4

(based on 496 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (307)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (141)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

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

Setup was a breeze

By realtor

from Salem OR

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Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

This router pretty much set itself up. Internet working in just minutes.

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4.0

NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Rout

Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

It works good

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5.0

Works Like a Dream...

By Kanny

from Brooklyn, NY

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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:

I am not technologically savvy at all and have always had my brothers hook up technology for me, but I now live alone and had to do it myself. Surprisingly, it was SOOO easy! The instructions were very simple and contained pictures. Each part was in its own nook in the box and it took me about 15 minutes to set it up from start to finish. Since I set it up, it's worked like a dream. It's quick, sleek-looking, and has a piece that you attach at the bottom so that it can stand up and not lay flat. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.

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5.0

Great Router

By LR72211

from Little Rock, Arkansas

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Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

This product worked very well and was very quick. I would by again.

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5.0

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By DantheMacMan

from SC

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Comments about NETGEAR N600 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Router WNDR3700:

I bought this to replace an older Netgear WIFI router that a lightning strike ruined. The setup was simple and smooth. The router is working perfectly with all the devices I have connected to it which includes Mac's, PC's and IOs devices.
It is a definite recommend even if it is not the latest greatest WIFI 802.11ac spec. I am very happy with this purchase.

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