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NETGEAR DGN3500-100NAS N300 Wireless Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/28/2013 12:52:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks if you don't use the advanced features

Pros: The specs promise great things.
USB 2.0 for sharing files/printers.
Guest accounts for allowing guests to use restricted bandwidth and file sharing access.

Cons: WiFi on/off button (intermittent ) only works unreliably.
Advanced features are so poorly implemented as to make them a pointless waste of good silicon and plastic.
The cheaper ones without the advanced features work better.
I got a refurbished DGN2000 in the same order for $19.95. It works fine, no complaints.
This router will NOT stream media from the USB drive ( no DLNA) to your TVs or BlueRay players.

Other Thoughts: The basic functions mostly work but can be flakey.
I've probably put a full week of time in trying and retrying to get this to work properly--including using the third party firmware available on the net--to no avail.

Guest accounts are there but there is no sane way to use them.
Using the USB port for any length of time hard crashes the who router to the point where you can't eve3n access the web interface, you have to turn the power off.
The third party firmware will stream media until the USB port fails.
Even if the USB didn't crash with all firmware, sharing movies with all but the absolutely trusted members of your household can't be done with the Guest access problem.
I'm still giving this router 3 eggs because Netgear doesn't stand out as being particularly bad in a router world where getting one that works properly is a roll of the dice.
Who sucks the least in this regard, I can't say.

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  • robert c.
  • 6/30/2013 6:54:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for CenturyLink™

Pros: usb input,readyshare

Cons: EOL'd

Other Thoughts: i bought this router/modem on a whim,and was surprised that it worked with CenturyLink™ nobody mention them.honestly this router is better than the ActionTec™ or the Westell™ that i also have.great product for me.

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  • NATHANIEL S.
  • 5/7/2013 6:48:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Decent range.
Ability to configure two separate wireless nerworks with one router with different encryption types, passwords, etc.

Cons: After having this for only a few months, the wirelss would tweak out, though the wired connections have never had a problem. I had to start unplugging it every couple days or the wireless network was unavailable or super flaky. The ventilation was fine, just on top of a desk, but I put some spacers under it so it could breathe a little better just in case. This had no effect. The bottom of the unit gets quite hot. Also the wireless N network (you can set up two separate networks, I set up a G and an N), even when the wireless is working alright in general, has always been flaky. The range is terrible unless the device you're using it with (iphone for example) is on the desk, just a few feet away. I know that the frequencies used for wireless N do not go through walls as well but this is unreasonable.

Other Thoughts: I recommend you stay away from this one. I paid 90+$ for this a little over a year ago and it's only been a pain since I've had it, I need to reset it all the time. I bought my grandparents a $20.00 Rosewill router with similar features (though more limited range) and the thing is still going strong. It's never had any problems, never has to be reset, etc. It goes to show that the brand and the price you pay isn't always an indicator of quality.

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  • David P.
  • 12/13/2012 11:03:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsAT&T is the problem

Pros: I actually own the 3700 model, but had some of the same issues.

Cons: The wifi signal seems a little weak.

Other Thoughts: For the people that are having issues with streaming video being constantly interupted, the problem is that AT&T UVerse has a very short DHCP lease time (10 minutes). When the lease expires it immediately gets a new one, but the stream is lost. The solution is to get the WAN settings that DHCP gives you and set them manually. This might also be the reason for wireless disconnects, but I'm not sure about that.

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  • Salvatore R.
  • 9/28/2012 7:19:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDisapointed Netgear

Pros: The DGN3500 when operational was fast for all four devices and the streaming roku tv. I have a dsl connection which is known to have latency issues however never saw it with the older wgr614 netgear router as I do now with the DSN3500. Because of the quality of my past netgear products and the longevity of the older router is why I purchased the DGN3500. I had liked the way the firmware operated and ease of logging into it with admin rights.

Cons: The DGN3500 is awful because the dsl connection is very intermittent on the ATT dsl service. I upgraded to the latest north American firmware and noticed netgear still has an issue with the intermittent connections as mentioned in the release notes.

Other Thoughts: Why are you selling this to consumers if there is a problem? I cant function like this nor can I even finish an exam before losing my connection for a second then getting it back.

I had to go back to my old setup of dsl router plugged into the older netgear wgr614. I could use the DGN just as a router however it is not the what I intended to do because I could of bought a WNR version.

As a longtime Netgear user I had wanted to replace my dsl modem and current Netgear WGR614 router. This router had worked except the hardware was older and I required something to handle newer streaming technology and the current hardware technologies for multiple devices.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 7/7/2012 6:11:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt won't last

Pros: USB - gigabit ADSL modem rolled into one.

Cons: The wireless is acting flaky and it is dropping connections. Running hot.

Other Thoughts: This wasn't a cheap router when I bought it. Got about a year of service out of it, but it's acting flaky now. Dropping ADSL connections, wifi is spotty and needs to be reset to get to connect, the some parts of interface won't load (status?). Definitely will not buy another Netgear modem product.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 5/31/2012 10:46:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I like the internal antennae and combined modem / router functionality

Cons: Drops DSL connection frequently. Like others have reported, this unit seems to drop the DSL connection constantly. Trying to watch streaming movies with this thing is an exercize in frustration even with the router being in the same room as the player. After spending a few days trying to fix it, I finally went back to my old modem / router.

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  • Richard H.
  • 5/14/2012 7:47:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsThink Twice...

Pros: Relatively easy setup, nice looking unit, doesn't run hot

Cons: - Drops connection (despite firmware & settings)
- Video streaming renders and stutters (slow!)
- Tech support a laughable, non-factor

Other Thoughts: Even though the modem/routers AT&T gives to customers are garbage, the units are somewhat stable (before dying within a year). This unit - while easy to setup - is not nearly as stable. The modem continuously drops connection, though reestablishes a signal within a few seconds; but why bother when there are other more stable (and cheaper) devices out there?

Tech support is laughable. After 90 days, support will not talk with customers via phone - email only. As an example of their "vast, superior knowledge", tech support once told me to drop the wireless speed down to B/G standard only, foregoing any possibility of using N standard within the network. I relented and the stability issues weren't solved. Firmware is up-to-date. Useless.

I am getting rid of this unit and buying a separate modem and router ($80 total) - both with over one thousand favorable reviews and free, 24/7 support.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 4/2/2012 9:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Gigabit was perfect for streaming HD media.
Strong WiFi.
Functions as a decent NAS media drive.

Cons: DSL Modem port quit working after only 8 months.
The rest of the features were still working reliably but this unit does not otherwise have a WAN port. It now serves the house solely as a WiFi bridge.

Other Thoughts: Its worth the savings to get a similar Wireless Gigabit Router that doesn't have a built-in DSL Modem.

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  • Vito P.
  • 1/2/2012 3:02:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFails to Connect at ADSL2+. Worst Customer Service Ever. Borders on Evil.

Pros: None. Zip. Junk.
Will not connect at ADSL2+. No user control to force connection at ADSL2+. No information telling user the connection mode. Total fail at advertised feature.

Cons: Worst possible connection stability.
Does not do what it's advertised to do.
Will not connect at ADSL2+ mode.
Customer service is evil. Seriously. I mean evil

Other Thoughts: I've been hassling with netgear customer service over the inability to connect using ADSL2+. Fact is most people just don't know, so it failures go unnoted. After 2 weeks of emails they call me: NEW YEARS DAY MORNING at 8:30am. Really. Just out of vicious spite. There's a special term for netgear's support staff. Ignorant comes to mind, but the word I want is one you can't use on broadcast TV.

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