Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNDR3300
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GREAT BUY ...AND CAN BE HAD AT A VERY GOOD PRICE ON EBAY.
4 April 2013
Summary: I NEEDED TO UPGRADE MY ROUTER SO THAT I COULD RECEIVE THE SIGNAL IN MY HOME ...THE OLD ROUTER ONLY DID SO PARTIALLY. THE NETGEAR DOES TWICE THE JOB FOR HALF THE PRICE. I BOUGHT IT USED...I PREFER A ROUTER THAT HAS BEEN RE MANUFACTURED OR RE UP FITTED BY PROFESSIONALS.
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.
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 ).
Summary: If you have $70-ish to spend this could be a good router for you, it does run 100mbit on Ethernet and 300mbit on Wifi (If compatible) but ''Rangemax'' is a lie, I bought this one to replace older normal Netgear and I see absolutely no range gain anywhere in the house, it's just like it was despite placing it middle of house away from Electronics I don't know how it should work, the blinking light above can be turned off with 0.5 Second hold press if that's your worry.
Great value for the money. Needs good location for optimum performance.
9 February 2012
Summary: At the time of this writing, I think maybe I am expecting too much of this router. Or, its in the wrong location as it must pass through a brick wall and journey to an unattached garage. My local geek says to relocate it closer to my laptop OR run a wire over here and place router here. THAT is the reason for 3 stars rather than 5. Its more MY fault than Netgear. Once I "debug" obstacles, it will work fine. I have purchased a Netgear wireless adapter to supplement.
Good product but refurbished means no support unless you pay extra.
27 January 2012
Summary: I purchased a refurbished one on ebay for about 40% of the list price for a a new one. I found out that refurbished means you do not get support from Netgear. So I had to pay $100 to get support for one year. The support is well worth it as they help with connections to all kinds of peripherals. So I learned a lesson about buying used stuff. If you are an expert user, you get a good deal on refurbished equipment. Newbies and intermediates - BEWARE!