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NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS V.5 Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5 GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
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Pros: Looks sharp, all the status lights you would ever want.

Cons: Bought first one, set it up identical to old (Netgear N300 WL) router, continually dropped devices off wifi. Factory reset it, put in new network name, same thing. Started a live chat with Netgear. Switched up frag size, adjusted channels, fiddled with other settings. By the end she said I could factory reset it again or just send it back. RMA'd to Newegg. Got same model as replacement. Not only did I lose signal on wifi when I left the room it was in, but it continued to randomly drop tablets, phones and gaming systems off both bands. Called Netgear, talked to a lady who adjusted settings, including a few extra. Seemed to help. That night, drug my laptop to bed to test it out, and within seconds I lost network signal. Called Netgear back the next day (they had left my case open to monitor the performance) and the gentleman I talked to was convinced it was my modem's fault (used to work for the cable company as an installation tech and had already talked to Time Warner twice with each modem). I lost patience and filled out the refund information on Newegg's site. I say goodbye and good riddance to the second router tomorrow and couldn't be happier to see it go.

Other Thoughts: I loved my N300 from Netgear, solid router. Worked *great* for 2 years. Upping to N600 was a no-brainer! Unfortunately I got a couple bad ones. Went to local retailer and picked up a Linksys. Could not be happier! Breezy setup, much stronger signal strength, and much easier port forwarding/triggering UI.


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Display Name: matthew t.

Date Joined: 12/04/11

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  • First Review: 06/25/14
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