Summary: Unlike the Apple AirPort Extreme, the Netgear WNDR3700 reads the more common Windows NTFS format. For Windows users, this means "you can just plug an existing hard drive with data already on it into the router and share that with the rest of the network," says CNET's Dong Ngo. "Very convenient.
Pros: Easy to set up, Fast at short range, Simultaneous dual-band
Cons: Mixed reviews at long range (5 GHz), Slow network storage, No USB printer sharing
Excerpt: We tested ten routers from five manufacturers. We asked them to provide one more entry-level model, and one that is positioned as a high-end product. Considering how affordable routers are becoming, we chose to only include dual-band routers.
Excerpt: (1 items) Netgear's four-port gigabit, simultaneous dual-band WNDR3700 Wi-Fi router proved a joy to use. It was stable and glitch-free, with easy media serving. However, bliss only commenced after setup and configuration. The WNDR3700 offers none of the hand-holding that the Cisco Linksys E4200 ( ) provides. You must browse to 192.168.0.1 to access Netgear's HTML setup pages to configure the unit.
Pros: Simultaneous dual-band, Media serving
Cons: Setup and configuration rough around the edges
Summary: Despite this, the Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax is still a decent all-round solution. With fast speeds and a strong signal, it's a capable router that's a good choice for those wanting to set up multiple networks.
Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700)
3 September 2010
Conclusion: One of the fastest wireless router we've tested to date, Netgear's N600 is fit for technically inclined consumers or small business. This excellent router's feature set is suited to both power home users and the most technical IT person
Pros: Amazing throughput. Improved setup with Genie app. Loaded with features.
Cons: Setup process a bit slow. Setup still requires some tech savvy. Slow file copying via USB connection.
Summary: We suspect the primary reason the WNDR3700’s press-time street price was so low is because Netgear was clearing inventory to make way for the WNDR3700 V2. Netgear is promising to double the router’s memory, deliver a 50 percent performance boost on the 5GHz band, and provide full support for IPv6. We can’t wait.
Netgear RangeMax WNDR3700 Wireless-N Dual Band Router Review
23 February 2010
Excerpt: If you’re looking for a router that can handle your networking needs today and in the future, look no further than the Netgear WNDR3700 router. It has fast dual band 802.11n capabilities that allow you to have two simultaneous networks and a variety of administration options, plus network storage. Is this is the premiere router for the power user? Find out in our extensive review after the break.
Pros: Fast throughput on both bands., Dual-band functionality., Guest network feature adds extra layer of security and privacy for peeping guests., Many different options in administration interface.
Cons: Lack-luster feature set for file sharing., No printer sharing capabilities., Black glossy enclosure can collect fingerprints fast.
Summary: WNDR3400 but adding gigabit WAN and LAN ports. USB port allows an external hard drive or flash drive to be attached to share files with Netgear's ReadyShare technology For best wireless results use with the WNDA3100 Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter.