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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: With the ability to set up a guest network, the Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax is a great solution for users wanting to multi-task. With true dual-band capabilities, you'll be able to download files on your regular Wi-Fi network without seeing speeds drop. The ability to create multiple wireless networks is also great from a security standpoint, keeping your files safe if you live in a shared household. The Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax also features an integrated USB port, wi...
Cons: Although the USB port means you can use the Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax for storage purposes, performance is actually quite sluggish when moving larger files or groups of files around.
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
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.
Excerpt: It wasn’t much of a contest: Netgear’s WNDR3700 V1 retained its crown as our Best of the Best router with spectacular TCP through-put, a strong feature set, and an even stronger price/performance ratio. It’s the second-most expensive router we tested, but it’s worth every penny. The WNDR3700’s 2.4GHz radio delivered the best performance at every client location except one (where it placed second), and its 5GHz radio finished first in six of our seven locations.
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.
Gentlemen, Start Your Buying: NETGEAR WNDR3700 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router Reviewed
15 September 2009
Conclusion: Atheros-based dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n router with Gigabit ports and media-enabled USB drive sharing.
Pros: Very high routing performance, Very high aggregate wireless bandwidth, Wireless Guest networks, WDS Repeating / bridging, Good wireless throughput stability, USB drive sharing with UPnP AV / DLNA server