Summary: Make sure from your ISP before you buy a ADSL modem if your connection is ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ (Older technology) or VDSL/VDSL2 (New technology). This is dependent on the connection they ran to your house and and not city / ISP. ADSL and VDSL are NOT compatible with each other. I have tried out Zyxel Q1000Z and Actiontec C1000A, and prefer BY FAR the Zyxel Q1000Z. Please mark this as helpful so that it inform other people of not making the same mistake I made. Thank you!
Summary: I bought this "gateway" to replace one supplied by AT&T (2Wire). The DGND3300 is feature rich and I did not find setup too difficult, although I must confess to being a neophyte at wireless networking. This gateway is supposed to be energy conserving. Though I am unclear as to whether this is a marketing gimmick or some feature of the device that "powers down, I do wonder if this explains fluctuations in signal strength?
Summary: It is a great device, shiny, with all the fancy tickling lights, (which you can switch off!) except few. It does the basics of a modem and router, but not the perfection. WPS not work at all, once clicked; the network name changed suddenly, and disconnect other devices already paired to the router. Softphones (Bria V3.0) has issues with the router, and I spent over 5 hours trying to figure out port forwarding or any previous settings I used to make, but no luck!!
Summary: Yes it does work as advertised with all the bells, whistles and dazzling lights, but some other wireless DSL routers have similar functionality and are priced for a little less. After my old 2-wire DSL router died, I decided to buy this as a replacement. I couldn't wait for shipping. So I bought this DSL router from a local store. I've also been disappointed by other reviews on the internet for this DGND3300-100NAS. So I'm writing this review.
Summary: I bought this modem to replace an old Wireless G LinkSys and to replace my old Westell 6100 DSL modem from Verizon. The strong points of this modem are the fact that it transmits at both the G and N standards (my old laptop detects two different wireless sources from the modem, both G and N), and that it includes both a wireless router and a DSL modem. It also includes a USB port to plug an external hard disk into.
Summary: Re: Netgear DGND3300 - MPEG stream dropping I just installed a Netgear DGND3300 wireless router/DSL modem. I have an IP webcam on my LAN, the webcam streaming video as MPEG. The DGND3300 keeps dropping the MPEG stream. I get about 40 seconds of the stream before it stops (leaving the browser screen with the last video frame, and no more sound).
Summary: I liked the idea of having a combination one device instead of a separate modem & router to eliminate a couple of extra wires, and I liked the idea that it might be faster and have less interference on the 2.4 ghz band. Okay on the first, but otherwise no improvement over my old wireless-G network. If you already have a wireless-G setup, then don't bother with this.
A good router in the making, firmware not quite ready as I write this
Bruce Perens, Amazon
14 October 2009
Summary: Everything in a review of a device like this is really a review of the device firmware. And the firmware is still in development. Some features, like USB and file sharing, are just starting to work. If you are a Linux guru and want an advanced router, you can have some fun with this right now. If you are a less sophisticated user, it might be better to wait for a later firmware update. As I write this, the router firmware release is V1.1.00.32_1.00.32NA.