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Review Netgear 3700 dual band WiFi router

20 August 2011 175 Comments

I have been testing the Netgear WNDR 3700 router for almost 2 weeks now and this is one of the high end Simultaneous Dual-band WiFi router from Netgear that is sold in India, I never get too much excited based on the spec sheets unless I see the real performance of the device in day-to-day usage hence I did a lot of test with this router and lets find out how this router preforms in the real world.

This Netgear WNDR 3700 router has all the features that you normally find on high end routers like Gigabit ports (WAN + 4 Lan ports) Simultaneous dual band, it also has one USB port and can make attached storage DLNA compilable so that you can stream to network attached devices like PS3, Xbox and media player, also you can set not one but 2 Guest networks on each band if required, If you want to know more about the various features that can be found on a WiFi routers read this article.

Actually the version of the router I got is the version 2 also called as WNDR3700v2 as this router was originally launched in late 2009 this v2 started appearing in the market in 2011 and there is no difference in the exterior of the device but some changes have been made internally so when you buy this router v2 performance is slightly differs from the original WNDR3700 but it does not matter as if you are in the market to purchase this router you will only get the v2 now.

Physical Appearance

The first that I took notice is that this is a big router when the stand is attached and it is in the vertical position it stand at 23 inches which is quite big for a router.

Netgear 3700 vertical profile

The build quality of the router is pretty good the top portion of the router is housed in glossy plastic with the Netgear logo embossed frankly it look nice, on the front of the router Netgear has provide us with a lot of leds lights and by just glancing at the same you can have a pretty good idea what is happening with your network and the router.

Netgear 3700 horizontal profile

Apart from all the Led lights that light up displaying all the activity with your router, it also has two physical buttons on the front the first one is for WiFi and with this button you can switch on/off WiFi radio of this router it’s a nice touch but it switches on or off both the 2.4 Ghz and the 5Ghz Wifi band it would have been nice if Netgear would have provided individual buttons for each WiFi band, the other button is for WPS setup.

Moving towards the back we have one USB 2.0 port, one WAN port and below that 4 Ethernet ports for your wired devices or computer all the ports Ethernet & WAN are Gigabit ports (1000 Mbps) right below the last Ethernet port is the power adapter socket and below that a physical on/off button which again is a nice touch.

Tech Specs: Specs do not matter with a router it’s performance that ultimately counts but for geeks here are the specs for this router.

Netgear WNDR 3700

Processor: 680Mhz Atheros ARM processor (Powerful processor for consumer grade router)

WiFi: Simultaneously Dual band on 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz band dual N 300Mbps

WiFi Antennas: 8 internal

RAM: 64 MB

Flash: 8 MB

I have also made an unboxing video of this Netgear 3700 router on my youtube channel.

WiFi options under admin interface of 3700v2

The admin interface for this router is typical Netgear type but now in 2011 it looks old but gets the job done, under the basic WiFi settings you get to set options for both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz band under 2.4Ghz you have the b/g/n bands enabled by default and you can see the Mode to 54 Mbps, 130 Mbps and 300 Mbps but not setting for selecting 20Mhz or 40 Mhz you cannot even set the WiFi mode to just say N or G which is kind of disappointing under the 5Ghz the options are similar you can also set the SSID for both the bands via this interface, a tip if you want the best throughput select the security option to WPA2 AES another good thing is that WEP security option is on longer found.

netgear 3700 Wifi options admin interface

Guest Network: The router supports not one but 2 guest network one of 2.4Ghz and one on 5Ghz so in total you can run 4 Wifi networks simultaneously if you want, 2 primary and 2 guest network you have the option to isolate the guest network from your primary network or you can allow access if required but there is no option to limit bandwidth to a certain limit on the guest network, also there is no option to set a particular channel for Guest Network.

Also you cannot set for example your primary WiFi network to say 130Mbps and your Guest network to 300Mbps if you would have set your Primary WiFi network to say 54Mbps your Guest network would automatically be set to 54Mbps this is not a problem with Netgear but with most WiFi router and I would like manufactures to provide a bit more control and options for the guest network.

Router and testing zones: As this router is dual band hence supporting the normal 2.4Ghz WiFi band and also the 5Ghz band, I have divided both the test for each band, also too make the testing standard I have divided the apartment in which these test were done into these Zones.

Zone A: 4-5 feet from the router, same room no blockage direct line of sight to the WiFi router

Zone B: Living area 23 feet from router, here the media player, TV, PS3 etc is located all these devices are connected via WiFi, there is brick wall in-between this area and the router no line of sight to the router.

Zone C: 33 feet from the router and there are 2 brick wall in-between this area and the router, no line of sight to the router.

Zone D: 50 feet from the router and there are two brick wall and one thick wooden door between this area and the router and no line of sight to the router.

The testing of this router is done in an apartment which is in a populated urban area in the heart of the city hence at any given time I get about 7-10 WiFi network can be found where the router is placed, so by testing the router in such a area I try to simulate real-world performance that you might get with a router if you are living in an urban apartment.

Testing Method: For testing WiFi performance a 13″ Macbook Air 2010 model was used the 2.4 Ghz 130 Mbps and under 5 Ghz 130 Mbps and 300 Mbps and the Macbook Air was running Mac OS Lion, as the Macbook Air did not support speeds of 300 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band a Netgear WNA3100 USB WiFi dongle was used for 2.4 Ghz 300 Mbps testing under Windows XP, the test were done while transferring files to a NAS that supports gigabit port connected to the Netgear 3700 router on the Gigabit ethernet port.

All the testing done on this Netgear WDNR3700v2 router was done with the official firmware version 1.0.0.10 that was the latest firmware at the time of testing Aug 2011 for this router, all WiFi testing was done with WPA2 using AES encryption.

WiFi throughput by Netgear 3700 in Mbps

Netgear 3700 WiFi throughput

Those of you who like the numbers given in the above chart is the WiFi throughput in Mbps for the Netgear 3700 router under both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz band.

WiFi performance under 2.4 Ghz: The performance of the router was decent under the 2.4Ghz 130 Mbps and the 300 Mbps, I did not have problems with general browsing and streaming online videos in all the Zones, In the Zone A and B as expected full signal was achieved the signal was even decent and strong in the Zone C where I could play youtube videos even at 720p generally in this zone where some router tend to drop a few bars but this Netgear router did manage to give a decent throughput with full signal, at times the signal strength went down to 4 bars from the full 5 but with general internet usage and streaming youtube videos even on the iPad it was not a problem but in Zone D which is kind of a problem and a tricky location for almost all routers the signal strength as expected was low but basic browsing was possible but streaming media like youtube at even 480p was a bit glitchy.

I also streamed a lot of video content on the 2.4 Ghz band in the Zone B and did not have any problems with compressed 720p media, standard definition video files and online streaming sites and streaming videos to my WDTV live media player from the NAS, the only problem I faced was with some uncompressed files which require a very high performance from a WiFi router with sustained speeds of around 25 Mbps technically speaking even on the 2.4 Ghz band @ 130 Mbps a WiFi router should be able to stream these files but we are talking of very high constant streaming speeds and here I faced the problem coz the router was at times serving at around 25-30 Mbps but it could not sustain those speeds for long and it frequently dipped around 5-8 Mbps for a few seconds before going back which caused stutters and lag with the video, overall the 2.4 Ghz WiFi performance of this router is above average but I expected a little more on the 2.4 Ghz WiFi band.

I also did some gaming test with the PS3 using the built in WiFi on the PS3 which uses the 2.4 Ghz band and I did not face any lag issues due to the router.

WiFi performance under 5 Ghz: The WiFi performance and overall throughput was very good under 5 Ghz band as indicated by the chart results I was able to get the WiFi signal in the Zone A, B and C, in Zone C the signal started to drop a but but still in the 5 GHz 300 Mbps it was able to beat the 2.4 Ghz band but as expected the range of 5 Ghz is limited and it just could not reach the Zone D which is to be expected, if you plan on streaming a lot of HD content or for that matter do transfer a lot of files via WiFi then the 5 Ghz provides impressive performance if those devices are not very far away from the router.

One thing interesting I noted is that when I setup the router first I had set my region to Asia and Both in 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz I noticed that the range was not that I was expecting particularly in Zone C and D but once I changed my Region to United States the signal strength increased and I was getting better signal in Zone C and Zone D which were having patchy reception earlier, I did some look-up regarding this behavior and found out that it is due to signal strength restrictions in particular regions and particularly if you set to USA / Canada the restrictions are less hence you getting a boost in your WiFi signal so if you are not getting the WiFi range try changing the Region that is under Setup / Wireless Setting and see if that helps.

Wired LAN to Wired LAN throughput In this test I transferred a 800 MB file from one computer to another using LAN both computers were having gigabit Ethernet ports and were connected directly to the Netgear 3700 gigabit (1000 Mbps) ports and I observed speeds of around 475 Mbps which is again pretty good.

WAN Internet Performance The performance of the WAN port (connection to the internet) was great and routing my internet connection via the router did not add any lag, my internet connection is not the fastest it’s just 15Mbps and I was able to reach that speeds via the router via wired computers and even on the WiFi network, so this router does not add any noticeable lag or slows down your internet connection the WAN port is also gigabit so even if you have a 100 Mbps internet connection you should be good.

USB port and transfer speed The Netgear 3700 router has one USB 2.0 port at the back and you can attach portable HDD or USB thumb drives to the same and they can then be accessed over your network they work great with both Mac and PC’s and hence you can use them like a NAS drive where you can centrally store common data that you would like to share with all your computers, Netgear likes to call this feature Readyshare, the router supports various file formats like NTFS, FAT 16/32 Ext 2 and Ext 3 but I tested it with a drive using FAT 32 and for write speeds I was getting around 5.1 MB/sec and a read speed of 11.8 MB/sec which according to me is decent enough for a USB port of a router also you can password protect a folder but only assign admin password for the same but you cannot create more user accounts.

The Netgear router can also act as a DLNA server for attached HDD or pen drives to the USB port and I tested this and it worked without issue I was able to stream videos to my WDTV and PS3 and it immediately found the Media Server for the WNDR3700. Using the admin interface you can enable or disable this feature also you can give a custom name to your Media server if you wanted.

Some Missing features: Though the 3700 has a USB port at the back and you can attach storage devices like HDD or pen drives but this router does not have any built in download manager or torrent client (so that files can continue to download even when your PC is switched off) which is kind of sad as other competing products in this range provide this option also you cannot attach 3G datacards to this router.

Power Consumption: I have also started to measure the power consumption of devices I test and this router is pretty green in that department it consumes around 5.2 Watts When its switched on with WiFi and no ethernet devices attached.

3700 consumption power watts

Netgear 3700 power consumption measurement

If WiFi is switched off using the on / off button given on the front of the router it consumes about 4 Watts so in a typical usage pattern when Wifi is switched on and one computer is attached via ethernet it would consume about 5.5 watts of power.

Final Conclusion:

Positives:

1) Multiple WiFi guest network setup on each 2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz band.
2) USB port works great on both PC’s and Mac’s
3) Good throughput and decent range for 5 Ghz band.
4) Impressive wired LAN to LAN transfer speeds.
5) Physical On / Off switch for WiFi
6) Can make any external storage device attached to its USB port DLNA compliant for easily serving media.
7) Supports IPv6 so this router is future proof.
8 ) Easy to use Parental controls great if you have kids using the Live Parental Controls.

Negatives:

1) 2.4 Ghz range is good but throughput could have been better.
2) No Built in Torrent / download manger.
3) No support for 3G datacards.

Overall I would give this router 8 / 10 and the street pricing for this Netgear WNDR 3700 router in India is around Rs 7,250/-


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  • sahil1105 said:

    this router or the asus rt n56u??which do u recommend??

  • Sahil Gupta said:

    this router or the asus rt n56u?? which do u recommend??

  • geekyranjit said:

    @sahil1105: This is a tricky question to answer coz I haven’t fully yet reviewed / tested the Asus N56U thought initial impressions are that 2.4 Ghz on the Asus is much better and overall WiFi throughput, also do note that Asus does not have guest network support and on the other hand this netgear 3700 does not have torrent client or 3G USB datacard facility so based upon your needs select one……. by next week I will try to finish up the ASUS N56U review.

  • pothika said:

    Thanks for the very detailed review, Ranjit. Amazing work. I wonder if you’ve seen the power meter anywhere online? I’m power conscious and always want to save a bit of energy wherever possible.

  • geekyranjit said:

    @pothika: Thanks, I ordered the power meter via ebay.in as I could not find it in the local market….. Yeah I am also very power conscious and this first step to save power was to figure out how much power a device consumes hence I got the power meter.

  • pothika said:

    @geekyranjit Hi Ranjit. I could find it on ebay. I was searching elsewhere until now. Thanks for the tip. :)

  • geekyranjit said:

    @pothika: check your youtube email I have emailed you the ebay link from where I purchased the power meter.

  • pothika said:

    @geekyranjit Thanks again, Ranjit. I got it.

  • YUKAICHUNG1 said:

    is that when i choose to buy a new wifi router,the more expensive one is better?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @YUKAICHUNG1: Certainly not if you do not need dual-band WiFi and gigabit router you will get a router a lot cheaper, also see this video in which I talk about the various WiFi features that are offered and not all the features are needed by everyone youtube.com/watch?v=s5f8ABb_lg0

  • geekyranjit said:

    @YUKAICHUNG1: In the earlier reply the link for the other video did not get posted correctly, I have added the link for the other video in the show notes.

  • geekyranjit said:

    @YUKAICHUNG1: In the earlier reply the link for the other video did not get
    posted correctly, I have added the link for the other video in the show
    notes.

  • aaliyahraks said:

    Sanjit that was really helpful. I bought the negear n600 on Thursday from Harvey Norman but while i was asleep my son was being helpful cleaning up all the boxes etc from my electrical purchases that day and also through out all my receipts and I think the CD for installation must have been amongst it all. It is too hard to dig amongst a huge bin load of bags to find a few small bits of paper and possibly a CD. Do you know where I can download the install disc software rakssharqi@bigpond.com

  • geekyranjit said:

    @aaliyahraks: I am sorry but I have no idea from where you could download those disk…… I never used them and threw it coz I pretty to setup things manually more control and easier IMHO……. if the router is new you have free support via registering your product with netgear its best to ask them where to download the image for the CD.

  • geekyranjit said:

    @aaliyahraks: I am sorry but I have no idea from where you could download
    those disk…… I never used them and threw it coz I pretty to setup
    things manually more control and easier IMHO……. if the router is new
    you have free support via registering your product with netgear its best to
    ask them where to download the image for the CD.

  • killerkarpenter said:

    this is a excellent review ran… very informative and helpful… i bought one of these today, with a built in modem. so far its been really good, but i’m still not to sure how to use the 5ghz band on my xbox… i’ve set up the network, but it doesn’t show up on any of my devices, when i searh for them. the 2.4 shows up…

  • geekyranjit said:

    @killerkarpenter: I am not sure but I remember that the new Xbox Slim version has support for just 2.4 Ghz band please check the specs to make sure it supports the 5 Ghz band, I know the old version of Xbox adapter supported 5 Ghz but not sure about the new version.

  • Alooy10q8 said:

    this 1 is slow and old check out the new netgear N900 wndr 4500 (450mbps+450mbps+2 3.0 usb ports ) its only 179$ in amazon!!

  • Alooy10q8 said:

    this 1 is slow and old check out the new netgear N900 wndr 4500
    (450mbps+450mbps+2 3.0 usb ports ) its only 179$ in amazon!!

  • gboxtheman said:

    So the slim xbox doesnt support the 5ghz…. I need help.. N wats the diference between the ghz

  • geekyranjit said:

    @gboxtheman: Yes the Slim xbox 360 has support for just 2.4 Ghz band, the 5 Ghz is ideal for HD streaming and when you have a lot of WiFi networks interference in your area using the 2.4 Ghz band again not many devices support 5 Ghz band but all WiFi devices support 2.4 Ghz band.

  • TTCOOLJ66 said:

    This is one of the best reviews. I have found on this router……Thanks

  • Todd J. said:

    This is one of the best reviews. I have found on this router……Thanks

  • aaliyahraks said:

    @geekyranjit no problem i got netgear to talk us through it on the phone. its all set up now :)

  • reikiwhitelight said:

    The biggest complaint that I’ve heard about this model is distance. From your computer to the router dramatically drops if you go out of range, have you experienced problems with range??.. How far can I go if I am watching a streaming HD Movie?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @reikiwhitelight: The thing that you should note is that for HD streaming its ideal on 5Ghz band and the problem with 5 Ghz band not particular to this router is that its range is pretty limited I say about 60% of the 2.4 Ghz band, You can also stream on 2.4 Ghz band but pretty high bit-rate HD movies might stutter at times on 2.4Ghz band, also check out my review of Asus RT N56U router that gives a little better performance.

  • iamgangster said:

    Your Tamil accent is heavy

  • geekyranjit said:

    @iamgangster: I don’t know from where you correlate that Tamil accent, I do not know Tamil or speak the same.

  • geekyranjit said:

    @iamgangster: I don’t know from where you correlate that Tamil accent, I do
    not know Tamil or speak the same.

  • reikiwhitelight said:

    @geekyranjit cool!! Thank you!! I see that the Asus is 300Mbps data rate while the Netgear is at 450Mbps data rate. My mother doesn’t use a computer, only my brother has one, but I wanted to purchase my mother a Roku so she can watch netflix in her bedroom. I am guessing that the distance from where my mother’s room to my brother’s room is maybe 20 feet? I am just trying to find the best router possible without spending too much money. Can you help me?

  • reikiwhitelight said:

    @reikiwhitelight Oh, I’m sorry, I was thinking of the NETGEAR N750 450 Mbps Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4000 that has the 450Mbps date rate. What do you think of that router??

  • geekyranjit said:

    @reikiwhitelight: I did not test the Netgear N750 so cannot comment much on the same but do realize that to get that 450 mbps speed you would need to use the special Wifi dongle that supports 450 Mbps so many of the devices like laptops etc support only 300 Mbps speeds.

  • chempranav said:

    @iamgangster chill yaar

  • balajiaslp said:

    hi ranjit, ur review helped me, thank u so much,i want to know how u measure the watt consumption,wat device u use, and how much it is???

  • geekyranjit said:

    @balajiaslp: It’s is a power watt meter

  • balajiaslp said:

    i have searched that in local market, not able to find it ,can u suggest any online sites ??

  • balajiaslp said:

    @geekyranjit i have searched that in local market, not able to find it ,can u suggest any online sites ??

  • balajiaslp said:

    @geekyranjit i have searched that in local market, not able to find it ,
    can u suggest any online sites ??

  • geekyranjit said:

    @balajiaslp: Try ebay (dot) in

  • balajiaslp said:

    thank u

  • balajiaslp said:

    @balajiaslp thank u

  • DailyNoobPwner said:

    it-doesnt-fucking-work….. trust me… -.-

  • eatpepsimobile said:

    How much did you pay for it ? And what’s the warranty like ?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @eatpepsimobile: I think so it was Rs 7,300 or 7,400 do not recall, the warranty is 2 years.

  • eatpepsimobile said:

    What about wireless range comparing it to say the Asus rtn13u it the rtn16 … ? Which had the best range and coverage ?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @eatpepsimobile: Better than RTN13U did not test N16 also check Asus RT N56U that is great and one of the best in overall throughput.

  • geekyranjit said:

    @eatpepsimobile: Better than RTN13U did not test N16 also check Asus RT
    N56U that is great and one of the best in overall throughput.

  • italiancharmer said:

    So just to be sure that I understand this correctly, my MacBook Air will not work on the 2.4, but will work on the 5?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @italiancharmer: The MBA and most Mac’s support the 2.4 Ghz as well as 5 Ghz but on 2.4 Ghz only the 130 / 150 Mbps not the 300 Mbps….. on the 5 Ghz band both 130 / 300 Mbps are supported so you want the best WiFi transfer speeds on a Mac use the 5 Ghz band.

  • ajitliveshere said:

    Hi Ranjit,Thanks for your review.I’ve been using this router for about ~4 months now… I’ve got about 10 – 15 active devices connected to the router… and I find that the connection drops out on a regular basis… I have to physically switch the power off.. and then start it again to reset the connection. Any ideas how we can fix this?Thanks!

  • geekyranjit said:

    @ajitliveshere: Yep this router is just average performance on 2.4 Ghz band for the price it commands….. see if you have some devices that can use the 5 Ghz and move them over…. also make sure you are not using any older Wifi devices that use the b/g band it will lower the entire throughout.

  • 35g70 said:

    I just had to replace my WNDR3700 because the connection would drop out for periods of 5-10 minutes. The new WNDR4500 I got is quite a bit faster though.

  • luqq941 said:

    Was the price difference worth it?I’m considering in purchasing the WNDR3700. Although,a myriad number of stories regarding it’s connectivity problem has putt me off.Have you experienced any problems so far with the WNDR4500?

  • luqq941 said:

    @35g70 Was the price difference worth it?I’m considering in purchasing the WNDR3700. Although,a myriad number of stories regarding it’s connectivity problem has putt me off.Have you experienced any problems so far with the WNDR4500?

  • 35g70 said:

    @luqq941I’ve only had the WNDR4500 for about a day so far so I can’t really speak on problems right now.I’d say it’s worth paying more for a faster router that has more features and will hopefully work longer though.

  • misspurpleladi said:

    So I have a dumb question. I have multiple wireless devices: wii, psp, ipod touch, ipad…and so on and I brought this router to help alleviate the slow down when using all or some of the devices simutaneously. Is there a way to separate the network to prevent the slow down?

  • geekyranjit said:

    @misspurpleladi: As you mentioned Wii do not use that over WiFi if u can coz it is using the old G standard and old encryption standards and that will slow down the entire network, as this is a dual-band router check what devices support 5 Ghz band and use that for those devices for better throughput…. see this video that I made on tips to optimize your wifi network /watch?v=SiEfYv1hdJ8

  • geekyranjit said:

    @misspurpleladi: As you mentioned Wii do not use that over WiFi if u can
    coz it is using the old G standard and old encryption standards and that
    will slow down the entire network, as this is a dual-band router check what
    devices support 5 Ghz band and use that for those devices for better
    throughput…. see this video that I made on tips to optimize your wifi
    network /watch?v=SiEfYv1hdJ8

  • MrGasjet said:

    hello my friend i just got this router yesterday i brought it because i seen it was good for gaming sadly when i connect this router to my ps3 i get this error The router in use may not support IP fragments, and the communication features of some games may be restrictedif you have any information please help me!!!!!!

  • MrGasjet said:

    hello my friend i just got this router yesterday i brought it because i
    seen it was good for gaming sadly when i connect this router to my ps3 i
    get this error The router in use may not support IP fragments, and the
    communication features of some games may be restricted if you have any
    information please help me!!!!!!

  • Neojhun said:

    Hardware wise the main way to maximize simultaneous speed is utilizing both radios 5ghz & 2.4ghz. Main things spread your devices over both channels and not relying on just one. E.g. my non important devices and computers are on 2.4ghz. Only my Laptop and MediaCentre on reserved for 5ghz. Software and WiFi settings wise is dark art to get it right.

  • Neojhun said:

    @misspurpleladi Hardware wise the main way to maximize simultaneous speed is utilizing both radios 5ghz & 2.4ghz. Main things spread your devices over both channels and not relying on just one. E.g. my non important devices and computers are on 2.4ghz. Only my Laptop and MediaCentre on reserved for 5ghz. Software and WiFi settings wise is dark art to get it right.

  • brokendoe said:

    Hello sir I am deciding between this router and the Asus RT N56U that you also have. Which one would you recommend? Thanks

  • geekyranjit said:

    @brokendoe: Asus N56U would be my choice, I have also done a detailed review of the same so please check that.

  • brokendoe said:

    Thank you so much for the help

  • brokendoe said:

    @geekyranjit Thank you so much for the help

  • brokendoe said:

    @geekyranjit Thank you so much for the help

  • Zetaneko said:

    DO NOT BUY NETGEAR. You will regret it like I do. The internet will be up 5% of the time, and the rest, it doesnt do shit. it doesnt connect to the internet. I’m lucky ive been able to access the internet for more then 30 mins today. fuck netgear.

  • Zetaneko said:

    DO NOT BUY NETGEAR. You will regret it like I do. The internet will be up
    5% of the time, and the rest, it doesnt do shit. it doesnt connect to the
    internet. I’m lucky ive been able to access the internet for more then 30
    mins today. fuck netgear.

  • LeaveNoEvident128 said:

    The Mac Book Eddddd……

  • razzo086 said:

    ive heard that with so many people, i think i’ll stick to netcomm

  • razzo086 said:

    @Zetaneko ive heard that with so many people, i think i’ll stick to netcomm

  • razzo086 said:

    @Zetaneko ive heard that with so many people, i think i’ll stick to netcomm

  • JesusSalvaHoy said:

    So what router do you recommend me??

  • JayzBeerz said:

    internal antennas have proven to suck.

  • JayzBeerz said:

    internal antennas have proven to suck.

  • danr8472 said:

    Don’t go with Asus, it’s plagued with problems and unreliable. Just read about it how often they break and the complaints people have. Go with Netgear all the way just make sure you get WNDR3700 v2, the 3rd generation is even worst than the first one, so I don’t recommend it

  • danr8472 said:

    Don’t go with Asus, it’s plagued with problems and unreliable. Just read
    about it how often they break and the complaints people have. Go with
    Netgear all the way just make sure you get WNDR3700 v2, the 3rd generation
    is even worst than the first one, so I don’t recommend it

  • PrezBench said:

    Question, I have a 2 story house with very thick concrete walls, I have bought other simple routers before and I could not access the connection upstairs. Do you think this device will be good for me? I am only going to run 2 devices on this connection, 2 laptops

  • PrezBench said:

    Question, I have a 2 story house with very thick concrete walls, I have bought other simple routers before and I could not access the connection upstairs. Do you think this device will be good for me? I am only going to run 2 devices on this connection, 2 laptops

  • geekyranjit said:

    The raw throughput and in terms of WiFi range of this router is not that great, I would say just average have a look at the TP-LINK WR1043ND WiFi router its a single band gigabit router and has very good range and should suffice your needs, I have done a video review for that model so you can my video review for more info.

  • geekyranjit said:

    The raw throughput and in terms of WiFi range of this router is not that great, I would say just average have a look at the TP-LINK WR1043ND WiFi router its a single band gigabit router and has very good range and should suffice your needs, I have done a video review for that model so you can my video review for more info.

  • PrezBench said:

    Also to say my ceilings are concrete as well, TP-LINK WR1043ND WiFi router would still be suitable?

  • PrezBench said:

    Also to say my ceilings are concrete as well, TP-LINK WR1043ND WiFi router would still be suitable?

  • geekyranjit said:

    No problem were I reviewed this product TP-LINK WR1043ND it had concrete walls and floors so no issues.

  • geekyranjit said:

    No problem were I reviewed this product TP-LINK WR1043ND it had concrete walls and floors so no issues.

  • geekyranjit said:

    No problem were I reviewed this product TP-LINK WR1043ND it had concrete
    walls and floors so no issues.

  • isjet said:

    too bad that router is crap quality. Give it some months or half a year… and prolly wont work more

  • ASharmaEarth411 said:

    One of the best product reviews ever! Thank you very much. Should be receiving this product soon! I would suggest V2 over V1 or V3.

  • PrezBench said:

    I purchased this router, it has very good wireless range compared to other routers I had in the past but I am lacking wireless range in a few rooms, I was thinking of purchasing some replacement antennas, Do you think three “10 dBi 2.4GHz WIFI Antennas” would do the job.

  • geekyranjit said:

    You cannot replace the antennas for this router WNDR 3700 model coz it does not have support for external antennas.

  • geekyranjit said:

    You cannot replace the antennas for this router WNDR 3700 model coz it does
    not have support for external antennas.

  • sgtAngelGR said:

    pakistan or something?

  • k40emporer said:

    I brought this router-modem, what does that single gigabyte port help with?

  • k40emporer said:

    I brought this router-modem, what does that single gigabyte port help with?

  • LMYY said:

    thank you, great review

  • whonoseguy said:

    This helps when transferring large files throughout the router when both devices are connected to the router.

  • EpikGameTime said:

    How do i use the 5.0 ghz option? I want a good connection in my gameroom which is in the basement and the router is 2 floors up.

  • bryjb10 said:

    nice review but holy hairy fingers….

  • bryjb10 said:

    they also did nt omit WEP, its only visable at 54mbps

  • bryjb10 said:

    nice review but holy hairy fingers….

  • bryjb10 said:

    they also did nt omit WEP, its only visable at 54mbps

  • Aaronage1 said:

    Excellent review, very helpful, thanks :)

  • Aaronage1 said:

    Excellent review, very helpful, thanks :)

  • darotta2 said:

    I just bought one bymyself and i have a question…I have a modem/router and i connected it to this router because you have to have a modem right? and now to the question some people tell me that dhcp should be enabled and some say it should be disabled which should it be?

  • darotta2 said:

    I just bought one bymyself and i have a question…I have a modem/router and i connected it to this router because you have to have a modem right? and now to the question some people tell me that dhcp should be enabled and some say it should be disabled which should it be?

  • danr8472 said:

    Yes you can add external antennas, however this requires some soldering.

  • danr8472 said:

    Yes you can add external antennas, however this requires some soldering.

  • SRAVAN GADALA said:

    hi ranjit..review Cisco Linksys WAG120N Wireless-N Home ADSL2…

  • sravangadala said:

    hi ranjit..review Cisco Linksys WAG120N Wireless-N Home ADSL2…

  • GADALA.SRAVAN NAIDU said:

    hi ranjit..review Cisco Linksys WAG120N Wireless-N Home ADSL2…

  • SRAVAN GADALA said:

    hi ranjit..review Cisco Linksys WAG120N Wireless-N Home ADSL2…

  • geekyranjit said:

    Sorry but I do not have a ADSL connection so cannot review ADSL based routers.

  • geekyranjit said:

    Sorry but I do not have a ADSL connection so cannot review ADSL based routers.

  • akshay s said:

    hi ranjit….can i use this router(Netgear WNDR 3700) for my BSNL connection

  • geekyranjit said:

    Yes but do remember you would need to connect it to your ADSL modem.

  • akshayleo30 said:

    hi ranjit….can i use this router(Netgear WNDR 3700) for my BSNL connection

  • akshay s said:

    hi ranjit….can i use this router(Netgear WNDR 3700) for my BSNL connection

  • geekyranjit said:

    Yes but do remember you would need to connect it to your ADSL modem.

  • ThePCSlayer said:

    At 1:00, is that a Belkin F5D8235-4 Gigabit Router?
    Could you tell me a bit more about that router?

  • ThePCSlayer said:

    At 1:00, is that a Belkin F5D8235-4 Gigabit Router?
    Could you tell me a bit more about that router?

  • ThePCSlayer said:

    At 1:00, is that a Belkin F5D8235-4 Gigabit Router?Could you tell me a bit more about that router?

  • yos2481 said:

    I have a question: What do i need to make my desktop to recieve wireless connections? I want to use the best. What would you recommend?

  • yos2481 said:

    I have a question: What do i need to make my desktop to recieve wireless connections? I want to use the best. What would you recommend?

  • MultiAimster said:

    Normal is only 54.

  • afsheen07 said:

    Or you can get an extender from netgear, it will do the job. :)

  • afsheen07 said:

    Or you can get an extender from netgear, it will do the job. :)

  • djrichardgrant said:

    Very nice review. Impressed.

  • djrichardgrant said:

    Very nice review. Impressed.

  • randomlock99 said:

    hey ranjit nice vid… should i go for this or belkin play max n600 hd? plz reply fast…

  • randomlock99 said:

    hey ranjit nice vid… should i go for this or belkin play max n600 hd? plz reply fast…

  • uHORyaTuSabe said:

    hi ranjit……. is this router (Netgear WNDR 3700) good for gaming?

  • uHORyaTuSabe said:

    hi ranjit……. is this router (Netgear WNDR 3700) good for gaming?

  • mayur patel said:

    This is the best comprehensive review video I have ever seen for a router. I’m going to buy this router today. Thank you and keep the great review videos coming!

  • mayur patel said:

    This is the best comprehensive review video I have ever seen for a router. I’m going to buy this router today. Thank you and keep the great review videos coming!

  • Dj Goldy said:

    Is this router v3? Or is it the base model?

  • DjBoyInc said:

    Is this router v3? Or is it the base model?

  • Dj Goldy said:

    Is this router v3? Or is it the base model?

  • SOSAXP7 said:

    DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER!.The warranty will expire within one year,and this company provides some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced,any trouble with software, connection eg will be handled by a call center in India.who may have trouble understanding what your issue maybe if you speak english,in Addition will not help if the warranty has expired.If they can help you fix your problem in my case a connection problem.you will be required to pay a $37.00 service fee.

  • SOSAXP7 said:

    DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER!.The warranty will expire within one year,and this company provides some of the worst customer service I have ever experienced,any trouble with software, connection eg will be handled by a call center in India.who may have trouble understanding what your issue maybe if you speak english,in Addition will not help if the warranty has expired.If they can help you fix your problem in my case a connection problem.you will be required to pay a $37.00 service fee.

  • duman381 said:

    Nice review, you gotta do something about hairy fingers

  • Luk3182 said:

    you speak like rajesh kothropali xD

  • Luk3182 said:

    DUDE HOW YOU SET UP WITH A PRINTER?

  • Luk3182 said:

    you speak like rajesh kothropali xD

  • Luk3182 said:

    DUDE HOW YOU SET UP WITH A PRINTER?

  • Mazda34life said:

    @geekyranjit – Hi Ranjit! I currently have an Asus RT-N56U and a D-Link DIR-825 Xtreme router. I have a decently small house, but the signal I get throughout the house is absolutely terrible. I was wondering if you know the difference in distance that the Netgear covers, compared to the Asus that we both have. I need to find a really powerful router that will penetrate through walls and ceilings with no issue. If you have any recommendations in routers that will do this, please let me know!

  • Mazda34life said:

    @geekyranjit – Hi Ranjit! I currently have an Asus RT-N56U and a D-Link DIR-825 Xtreme router. I have a decently small house, but the signal I get throughout the house is absolutely terrible. I was wondering if you know the difference in distance that the Netgear covers, compared to the Asus that we both have. I need to find a really powerful router that will penetrate through walls and ceilings with no issue. If you have any recommendations in routers that will do this, please let me know!

  • kathiresan annamalai said:

    I own a 1 TB seagate portable Hard Drive that connections via USB to any one of my three computers. How can I just connect the thing to my netgearn300 dgn220 Router to network the hard drive without having to run it off a computer?

  • kathiresan annamalai said:

    I own a 1 TB seagate portable Hard Drive that connections via USB to any one of my three computers. How can I just connect the thing to my netgearn300 dgn220 Router to network the hard drive without having to run it off a computer?

  • Glowman247 said:

    @uHORyaTuSabe yes I use it daily :D

  • Glowman247 said:

    @uHORyaTuSabe yes I use it daily :D

  • JaCieKochams2 said:

    u kicked my dog

  • JaCieKochams2 said:

    u kicked my dog

  • brendancalina said:

    Im just going to buy wired internet!

  • TheBentley817 said:

    Netgear is the best

  • Aishwary Vadher said:

    IS it working good with reliance wired broadband connection???
    sir please reply..

  • MSSpenceProductions said:

    Cou

  • MSSpenceProductions said:

    Could you please review the TP-LINK WNDR-3500 (N600) thanks.

  • MSSpenceProductions said:

    Sorry it’s the N600 Wireless Dual Band Router TL-WDR3500

  • Aditya Krishna said:

    Hi ranjit i have a adsl2+ modem now with bsnl broadband.if i buy this modem will it work on it becuase am a noob in these things pls reply

  • Radhika Kashyap said:

    Could you please tell me whether I can use any browser with any wifi router or not?

  • mrtypr said:

    Can you add more games to the QOS priority list ?

  • Jason Victor said:

    Hi Ranjit… Is this a 3G/4G router? Can I use my Tata Photon Plus Usb Internet Dongle with it to connect my pcs, laptops and android phone for Internet?

  • Simaan Arshad said:

    Hi Ranjit , at now I have a adsl2/2+ with bsnl broadband line router and I wanted to change it so i wanted to know that will the line of the broadband fit in it becase I saw the pic of the router and the wan port I big . Please reply

  • Ryoshin Kurasane said:

    Um, I’m a noob at this so, does it connect to ANY ADSL modem? And if you could recommend a not so pricey ADSL modem, please do, I’m in need of one, and this router too.

  • ZAXOcuz said:

    ay ranjit, can you please explain to me. how i can take full advantage of my connection , i only use wifi in my house…..

  • M0to65 said:

    Hi, I am looking to buy a Netgear WNDR3400 n600 router. Right now I have a Netgear WNR1000 N150 router. I was wondering if I will notice a difference in speed between these two routers. I have a 20Mbps/2Mbps connection. I wirelessly transfer files from one computer to another, watch videos online and stream videos from my pc to my tv. I was wondering if I am going to notice a difference in time for things to load and speed at which I can stream videos. Also is there a big difference in bandwidth

  • micahdeathblade said:

    Do I need a modem to use a router because I just need Wi-Fi for my gaming console so is there away to use it as a hotspot?

  • mayurdhvajsinh jadeja said:

    hello sir i need help to buy a wifi router for home use i plan to buy a D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2 4-Port Wi-Fi Router but some other is TP-LINK TL-WR841N 300Mbps Wireless N Router and other D-Link DIR-605L Wireless N300 Cloud Router and Netgear N300 WIRELESS ROUTER (JWNR2000) plz sugest best router i use bsnl broadband from last 3 years and use zte mode

  • mayurdhvajsinh jadeja said:

    i surfing in internet long time and long time downloading zte modem dosen’t do that some time it is not connect to the internet plz suggest me the best router

  • LogicThEncrypter said:

    is this still considered a good router? will it work well with video games?

  • Dynamo Gamma said:

    My old WNR2000 craps itself with torrents on a new 35/15 sync, too much for it to handle 200 max connections, but my old plan of 10/2 worked ok with 200 max connections. Old download speed of 1.3MBps, now getting 4-5MBps, will this router be able to handle that?

  • WHYTRIP206 said:

    How are the wired speeds?

  • Jordan Broly said:

    I’ve had this thing for 3 years and it’s been a dream! Until a storm hit and killed the incoming port two days ago : ‘( I’m sad

  • TheNielsalmelo said:

    same question here


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