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NETGEAR WNDR4500-100PAS N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • N900 450Mbps + 450Mbps
  • Gigabit wired
  • DLNA Ready
  • ReadyShare USB Storage Access
  • Simultaneous Dual Band
  • NETGEAR Genie w/ Airprint
  • Advanced QoS
  • Open Source
  • Window 8 compatible
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Fast Multimedia Streaming – High Performance

The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) delivers high performance and features for home and business networking. With twice the available bandwidth with Simultaneous Dual Band Wireless-N operating at a combined speed of up to 600 Mbps, Gigabit ports, ReadySHARE USB storage, guest networks, broadband usage meter and more, the router has the power you need and the flexibility you want for your network.

The NETGEAR Difference – WNDR3700

  • Simultaneous Dual Band 300 + 300 Mbps

  • ReadyShare USB Storage

  • DLNA Media Server

Ideal for HD Video Streaming


Access and Share USB Storage


Better online Gaming and Media Streaming 

Network Speed

WNDR3700 Fast WiFi Speed Fast WiFi Speed – N600 Dual Band WiFi delivers 300 + 300Mbps for combined wireless speeds up to 600Mbps

Gigabit Wired Gigabit Wired – Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports are ideal for HD gaming & video and ultra, high-speed wired networking

Wireless Range

Better Range Better Range – Powerful WiFi amplifiers deliver improved wireless range for larger homes

Reliable Connections

Simultaneous Dual Band Simultaneous Dual Band – Wireless access on both 2.4- and 5-GHz bands concurrently, reduces WiFi interference & doubles total available bandwidth

Ease of Use

NETGEAR Genie NETGEAR Genie – Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks

Push N Connect Push ‘N’ Connect – Secure push button WiFi connections using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wifi and Power On/Off Wifi & Power On/Off – Convenient power savings to power down the entire router and/or just WiFi


DLNA Media Server DLNA Media Server – Find and play media stored on an attached USB storage device on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players

ReadySHARE USB ReadySHARE USB – Wirelessly access and share USB hard drives



Live Parental Controls Live Parental Controls – Centralized and easy-to-use website filtering for all devices connected to the Internet via the router

Guest Network Access Guest Network Access – Separate and secure WiFi access for guests using your home network

Choose the Wireless Router that fits your needs

Model # WNDR3400 WNDR3700 WNDR3800 WNDR4000 WNDR4500 R6200 R6300
  N600 WiFi Dual Band Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router – Premium Edition N750 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router R6200 WiFi Dual Band Router R6300 WiFi Dual Band Router
Combined WiFi Speed N600 N600 N600 N750 N900 1200 1750
WiFi Range good good good better best ultimate ultimate
WiFi Transmit Power To Maximize Range Good Better Better Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
No. of USB Ports 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Ethernet Ports – 4 LAN + 1 WAN 10/100 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
USB Storage Access Speed Better Best Best Best Best Ultimate Ultimate
Live Parental Control yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Broadband Usage Meter yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Guest Networks yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
DLNA Media Streaming   yes yes yes yes yes yes
Easy Install With Smartphones/Tablet     yes yes yes yes yes
Premium Features              
Genie – Dashboard Control yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
ReadySHARE Printer     yes   yes yes yes
Dedicated Video Mode     yes        
ReadySHARE Cloud     yes        
ClearChannel Selector     yes        
Time Machine Compatible     yes        
TIVO Extended Storage     yes        


Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks



  • newegg Dual-Band Wireless-N Supporting simultaneous Dual Band - 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation, the Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS provides twice the bandwidth with better connection and less interference.
  • newegg ReadyDLNA Technology The Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS wireless router supports ReadyDLNA technology to conveniently stream videos, photos, and music to a wide range of networked media players.
  • newegg Wireless Security The Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS wireless router supports WPA/WPA2 - PSK and WPA/WPA2 enterprise encryption for highly secured data transfers on your wireless network.
  • newegg ReadyShare Technology The Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS wireless router features ReadyShare technology to provide fast and easy shared access to an external USB storage.
  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS features 1Gigabit WAN port and 4 Gigabit LAN ports to provide up to 10x faster speeds than most 100M network connections and excellent usability for both home and office network.
  • newegg QoS Support The Netgear WNDR3700-100NAS features advanced Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize time-sensitive online traffic for smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive gaming.

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  • Robert M.
  • 6/6/2015 11:31:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsReadyShare vulernability

Pros: The ReadyShare feature leaves this router vulnerable to attack. In the words of Netgear themselves "There is no workaround". You CANNOT firewall this port. Netgear will patch this issue in the 3rd quarter of 2015 which is a LONG TIME for such a serious bug to be addressed.

Cons: Vulnerable to hacking and there is NOTHING you can do about it until Netgear fixes this.

Other Thoughts: I bought a replacement router, reset my WNDR3700 to factory defaults and promptly threw it in the trash.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 5/17/2015 8:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Does what it says. I like the web interface. Straight up gig performance on the LAN. I like guest mode so all guests and my kids can't see my NAS.

Cons: The 5 GHz range is not huge, not that it ever is.

Other Thoughts: I bought this three years ago. It has worked like a charm. I am looking for another to use as an AP for my new larger home. I fugure I could just by the same thing and turn it into an AP.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2015 2:56:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsShort life span!

Pros: Sleek design. Decent range in home (1400 sqft) and good reception.

Cons: Longevity, Customer Service.

Other Thoughts: This is my SECOND Netgear router of the same brand. Both routers, cumulative, have lasted me a total of 2.6 years. That is BOTH of them. This latest was right on cue! The lights went signal, nothing. I followed the information online and tested those theories. As a last result...contacted Netgear Tech Support. I stated over and over and over and over and over and over ad nauseam, that the router would not turn on. I did the 'song & dance" until he finally came back with a $200 to send me another router. Interesting, he was going to charge me $200 if he could get the lights to turn on from his end?? So it was $200 if he could turn on the router or $200 to send a new router???!!! That doesn't even make SENSE? I just would like to know...are Netgear routers one trick ponies that last, approximately, 12-18 months? It is VERY frustrating to spend $150 every 18mos for a new router. Anyone who can recommend a router that will last MINIMUM 3 years...please let me know? When the Netgear router worked...WOO HOO! Score...but #2 burning out in less than a slap in the face. Especially when your tech people can randomly suggest a charge of $200 regardless of situation. I am at my wits end....

Manufacturer Response:

Hey SoccerGear,

We can't apologize enough for your frustrations. Please feel free to email your feedback to our experts at

You can always use our forums for help and troubleshooting.



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  • Kyle D.
  • 2/12/2015 2:41:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnable to access Smart Wizard interface

Pros: The very first version release of this router was solid for about 3 years.

Cons: I owned the first release version of this router for almost 3 years with almost no issues to speak of. When the wifi finally started to get spotty I decided it was time for a new router. Having been relatively happy with the Netgear WNDR3700v1 I opted to purchase the newest version of the same model. Big mistake.

The latest version 4 release (WNDR3700v4) of this router and my experience with Netgear support has been a nightmare. There is something wrong with the SmartWizard with this router. Accessing the SmartWizard by logging into the router directly ( or brings you to an interface screen that doesn't display properly. You can see the normal router configuration categories, but they are in basic text on white background and nothing is selectable, so no configuration changes can be made. From reading through some of the other reviews, I can see I am not alone and that others are experiencing the same frustrating issue.

The Netgear genie software which can be downloaded from Netgear will allow very basic configuration changes (like broadcast name and password) to be made but only to the 2.4GHz broadcast. The genie software doesn't support the 5GHz settings and thus they cannot be configured at all.

Speaking with Netgear support has been like talking to recording. They don't seem to understand the issue and only seem able to repeatedly suggest the most basic troubleshooting steps, which have been done over and over. I've been an installer for a major cable internet provider for over 15yrs and configure and troubleshoot networks on a daily basis. I would like to think I have a decent grasp on identifying a faulty piece of equipment.

I was able to RMA the first one, only to receive a seemingly refurbished (covered in scratches) replacement with the exact same issue. The interface cannot be accessed as it still displays as this weird looking text only screen, which will not allow anything to selected or changed. I have tried accessing it thru multiple browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) on both my desktop PC, my wifes desktop PC and our Macbook with Safari. Exact same issue. However I can log directly into my old Version 1 WNDR3700 router and everything works perfectly fine. The SmartWizard displays and functions exactly as it should.

I called Netgear support back to explain the issue is occurring with the replacement router they sent. I was told that if I wanted any further support I would have to purchase an extended Netgear warranty since it was now past 30 days of purchasing the router and they weren't able to offer any setup or configuration troubleshooting support past the first 30 days. Incidentally, the extended warranty the phone rep insisted I must purchase for any further support was more expensive than what I paid for the router on NewEgg.

So, I am left with a un-configurable Netgear router and am now shopping for different manufacturers product.
Netgear has lost a once loya

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  • Joe P.
  • 2/8/2015 3:41:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStarting to have WIFI problems...

Pros: Been a solid, reliable router since 2-22-2010!

Cons: ........until now. I'm starting to have problems with the WIFI. Twice in the last two months or so, maybe less, the router's WIFI quits permitting WIFI access to the internet.

A hard power-off and on is the only process that re-enables the internet access to wifi devices.

None of the wired devices lose connections.....

It's likely time to start looking for a new router. :(

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  • Donald E.
  • 2/5/2015 11:23:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOK, but not the best

Pros: This router was easy to set up, and very stable. The speed drops off rather quickly with distance, but that's typical for a N router. Worked well while it worked, and then it didn't.

Cons: The 2.4 GHz radio stopped working after about 15 months. The 5 GHz still works, but the signal drops off more quickly with range inside the house and is thus not very useful to me.

Other Thoughts: Of the 8-10 wireless routers I've had over the years, only one lasted more than 2 years. Some were known to fail due to inadequate heat removal. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to make a good one, even at the low price they sell for.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Worltraveler,

We are very sorry to hear about the 2.4GHz band not working properly. Have you tried checking on the forums for a solution?

For any questions please feel free to ask us by email at



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  • Richard H.
  • 1/4/2015 9:02:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead After 13 Months

Pros: Dual band was nice. This router performed well until just over a year after I purchased it from Newegg.

Cons: At about 13 months it began dropping the WiFi signal. Started out doing this slowly then pretty much everyday. Tried a few things then called Comcrap to test the signal on their end. Ended up pushing my internet through my modem and directly to my pc and everything worked fine. Not Comcrap (surprise). This was my first and last Netgear router. Funny how it died just after the warranty expired.

Other Thoughts: Never did like the Netgear app running in the background on my pc.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Rick,

We are very sorry that the WNDR3700 isn't working properly. Have you tried browsing our forums to see if you can find a solution there?

You can email us at to see what options you have-- if you'd like.



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  • Leonard S.
  • 12/19/2014 7:52:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDissapointed.

Pros: Features and speed.

Cons: This unit has not ever functioned properly, the UI Is ok at best and where the unit was compromised out of the box, and at this point I cannot update win7 64bit ult. and add or use any security or it won't allow me to make a change or navigate through the settings.

Other Thoughts: In 20 years of networking this is the single worst router I've ever purchased at this price point. I'm just grateful I tested this on a small home network before using it in a clients .

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  • Gary P.
  • 12/6/2014 4:53:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible Range

Pros: I used it for a few weeks with the out-of-the box firmware. The range was really struggling so I installed DD-WRT. I was able to install DD-WRT without any issues.

Works fine with a Roku that is directly line-of-sight with the router.

Cons: The range on this router is terrible. I live in a 2,400 sq ft two story house. My Samsung S5 can't even detect the router if I go upstairs (even the room directly over the router). If I walk out of the room where the router is installed the signal strength halves. It can't seem to broadcast through a wall. I live on a cul-de-sac and I have better reception from my every neighbor's router. This thing is probably great for a one bedroom apartment but If you own a decent sized house you will need to keep looking.

Other Thoughts: I blame myself. I didn't take the time to read the reviews and do the research. After I bought it I found people complaining about the range.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey RogueFalcon,

We are very sorry that you are having trouble with the range, and we want to offer you advanced assistance if you would like. You can email us at at any time. Be sure to leave a detailed description like that in your review.

If you need anything else please remember that we are always here for you.



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  • Gary P.
  • 11/25/2014 6:35:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid, but be weary

Pros: This router allows you to have two separate passwords for your wireless network so you can somewhat separate guests from private users. To take full advantage of this, you will have to use an Open Source firmware like DD-WRT. Range was pretty good in our building, which is a cinderblock, metal studs, and concrete second deck.

Open Source really unlocks the functionality of this router. With Open Source your can truly separate your networks into different subnets, so the guests cannot ‘talk’ to private users and resources. You also have more granular QoS settings, to limit what guest wireless users can access.

Cons: Return policy and versions
Part of the “be weary” is I ordered two at one time and received a WNDR3700v3 (Broadcom based) and WNDR3700v4 (Atheros based). This made it very difficult to use Open Source firmware to take full advantage of the features for which I bought these routers. I ended up having to continue with the OEM firmware.

Also consider this before you buy. If your router fails between the 90 day warranty and the 1 year parts/labor, and you didn't purchase the extended warranty, you will be forced to buy an extended warranty before they will give you an RMA #. If they are able to resolve your issue, you get the full benefits of that tech support, even on connected devices. If it doesn't resolve your issue, and the router will need to be returned, they will tell you that there will be no billing to provide an RMA #. That was not the case for me. I received an RMA # to return mine, and the very next business day there was a $39.99US pending charge to my check card. Not good business practice. Now I have to dispute this charge with my bank.

Separate networks isn’t really separate. With the OEM firmware, you cannot create separate subnets with the guest and private networks. This means that a wireless guest user potentially has access to any shared files on your private network. It can also cause IP Address conflicts with some mobile devices. We regularly had HTC mobile devices that would use an IP address outside the assigned range that would conflict with statically assigned IP addresses.

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