Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNDR3300
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NetGear WNDR3300: easy set-up
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The NetGear RangeMax WNDR3300 Wireless Router was easy to set up for first time networking. I was expecting networking problems (something always goes wrong when changing/updating computer equipment!) but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this wireless router fit into my system. Followed the instructions, and am now wireless throughout my house!
Excerpt: I've purchased a couple of these routers about a year ago as refurbished units for $20 each. Upgraded the firmware to DD-WRT and using the two in bridged mode. The router is quite stable with DD-WRT and never required a single reboot for over a year. I have the two routers bridged using the 5G N-band, but.. not quite getting n-speeds. It says I'm getting about a 130mbps connection, but transfer speeds are at 3-4MB/s ( more like g-speeds ).
NetGear Dual Band N Router...it works...no fuss...no glitches
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've owned NetGear's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless N Router (Model WNDR3300) for just over a year and am extremely pleased. Set up is an absolute breeze, even without referring to the manual and it has yet to disconnect. The only drawback is that the range is not quite as robust as other models like the Linksys Dual Band. However, the Netgear model is $50 cheaper and I find its range sufficient for my use in our 2-story, 2,000 square foot home.
Excerpt: This router has worked well for what I intended which is to give me a dual band signal where I could get the 5.0 HZ. I have a security system that runs at 2.4 HZ and the standard wireless runs at this same frequency. The issues I have is that you cannot just set it to pick the 5.0HZ on your computer if you are using their jump drive. The program will pick, what it senses, is the best frequency to connect to and the 2.4HZ is a default.
Summary: Please netgear this is my third router from you which were all great but can you try to not make the lights so bright on the routers
Pros: Very fast router dual band is very nice and this product is great for streaming media like I can stream Hd movies from my wired computer to my wireless ps3 and xbox 360 at the same time no problem. I will normally have about 8-11 devices and they all work no problem.
Cons: Great product except no GB ethernet what were they thinking it is such a great product except for that freature and the lights are a little to bright for me.
Excerpt: My husband bought this router for our home. We live in a two bedroom condo on the second floor. Our iphones connect to either band on the router 5ghz or 2.4ghz but he has it set up so that our roku and laptop connect to the 2.4ghz and our iphones and ipad to the 5ghz. This way, the wifi network does not get bogged down. The wifi distance is pretty good as well. I can go anywhere on our unit without diminishing the wifi signal.
Excerpt: Great features with the dual band wifi. I have this router set up at our unit in a condo complex on the second floor. I can go from one end of the unit to the other side without diminishing the wifi connection. I went into my closet, which has mirror doors, in the room farthest from the router and the wifi connection went down only one bar.
Summary: If you are going to flash new firmware onto this puppy, be aware that you'll want to dial back the broadcast strength from 70. I was cooking a 270mbps signal down to about 5mbps in under five minutes until I dialed the power back to about 50 on both of mine (I have one set up as a bridge). Now I get a clean, strong 130mbps signal through five walls and two bathrooms.
Pros: Slick-looking, solid construction. Gotta love having dual-band broadcasting for less cash. It's DD-WRT supported, so you can turn it into a quasi super-router with little effort. And of course, most importantly, the blue dome light can be turned off.
Cons: The included firmware is janky at best. Also, it says it's bridgeable, but I failed to see how without flashing DD-WRT. Judging from how the firmware interface looks on this thing, I almost wonder if they WANT you to flash DD-WRT. The built-in stuff looks terrible.
Summary: I did not mention the dropped connection issue with this router because that has since been fixed in a firmware update, and seeing as the router updates itself automatically, you should never have to deal with updating it yourself so you should never even see the dropped connection issue at all. I would have given this product 5 eggs, but the reason for the minus 1 was because of the overheating issue.
Pros: I have noticed great speeds with this router in all bands and frequencies. Although I do not have any numbers to put up to prove it, my apartment is such where wireless signals somehow get eaten up badly, the only reason my cell phone gets service is because I am on the top floor. Anyway, even with my anti-wireless apartment, I still was able to get 8MB/s (bytes, not bits) transfer speeds wireless->wired and same for wireless->wireless. This tells me the 5GHz radio on...
Cons: There was really only one problem that I ever had with this router; it reset a lot during big transfers. If I were to transfer a big file, then the router would overheat and reset itself. This gets very annoying but then again I guess this router may not have been designed for that. Otherwise, browsing the Internet and gaming online, it works perfect.