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 ).
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.
Works better than any other router I have had in a long while...
sinophile "JP", Amazon
3 November 2010
Summary: I bought this router in July 2008, and it has lasted longer without any hardware issues than most wireless routers I have owned. After the v1.045 firmware upgrade, this has become the most stable wireless router that I have owned. The router has no issues with DCHP, DNS, routing load nor hardware stability. I have two Tivo's, a PS3, a Slingbox, a VoIP adapter, a Skype adapter, an HP MediaSmart WHS, and four laptops that connect at any given time to the internet...
Summary: This router provides great connectivity throughout the house and maintains fairly consistent throughput wherever there is coverage. The range is more than twice that of my Airlink N router, with far more reliable connections several rooms away. The thoughput could use some improvement, though: I could get only a little more than wireless-G's theoretical bandwidth through this router, even when the wireless computer is only a few feet away.
Easy to set up but overall performance is just ok.
AmazonDiva "Keep Calm and Carry On.", Amazon
19 September 2010
Summary: This is an N band router so it will not improve your speed if you have a computer on wireless G band. My RangeMax WNDR3300 came with the Wireless N adapter in the box since it was a gift from Amazon Vine program. I have also tried the Linksys WRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router recently, which is a little cheaper than this router so I was able to compare the results.
Summary: This seemed like one of the best home use Netgear wireless routers when looking at the Netgear model line up. When I bought this router, I didn't fully understand how "dual band" worked, but it sounded good for reducing interference. I wanted the best, so I got this one. Now I realize I cannot benifit from the dual band.
DD-WRT brings true dual-band high performance to this mediocre router
Ashok Aiyar, Amazon
8 July 2010
Summary: The WNDR3300 is/was an interesting product from Netgear that is crippled by Netgear's firmware. While the hardware is dual-band & dual-radio, the Netgear firmware doesn't let you use both radios independently. And off course it doesn't support features like creating a mesh network, functioning as a repeater, repeater bridge or client bridge. The hardware is also crippled by the size of the flash memory - only 4 MB, part of which (~400 KB) cannot be accessed.
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.