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Netgear WNDR3700
7.3 out of 10

Netgear WNDR3700

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Overall 6
6.0

OK, but not the best

Donald E., Newegg
5 February 2015
  • Summary: Of the 8-10 wireless routers I've had over the years, only one lasted more than 2 years. Some were known to fail due to inadequate heat removal. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to make a good one, even at the low price they sell for.
  • Pros: This router was easy to set up, and very stable. The speed drops off rather quickly with distance, but that's typical for a N router. Worked well while it worked, and then it didn't.
  • Cons: The 2.4 GHz radio stopped working after about 15 months. The 5 GHz still works, but the signal drops off more quickly with range inside the house and is thus not very useful to me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid, but be weary

Gary P., Newegg
25 November 2014
  • Pros: This router allows you to have two separate passwords for your wireless network so you can somewhat separate guests from private users. To take full advantage of this, you will have to use an Open Source firmware like DD-WRT. Range was pretty good in our building, which is a cinderblock, metal st...
  • Cons: Return policy and versions Part of the “be weary” is I ordered two at one time and received a WNDR3700v3 (Broadcom based) and WNDR3700v4 (Atheros based). This made it very difficult to use Open Source firmware to take full advantage of the features for which I bought these routers. I ended up hav...
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Overall 6
6.0

The rate of getting solid electronic devices is something like 80%.

Michael Urban, Amazon
29 October 2014
  • Summary: The advertised functionality to act as a repeater is quite limited. They will only work without security or WEP. Installation of upgraded router firmware (DDWRT) is necessary to get full functionality. As far as just a router, this gets 5 starts.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good, for a while

Daniel M., Newegg
2 July 2014
  • Summary: It is frustrating that in 2014, it seems like no mfr can make a good, reliable, long-lasting router. They all seem to be somewhat disposable, with a limited lifetime, even you are willing spend more a "good one."
  • Pros: Good firmware, decent control interface, dual band with (theoretical) high bandwidth, guest network ability, multiple SSIDs
  • Cons: After a year or so, N network became weak and useless. I end up using G everywhere because it works everywhere in my house. N is weak, even in the same room with the router. tried all different channels, but nothing works, even in 2.4Ghz mode.
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Overall 6
6.0

Somewhat disappointed.

waynekost, Amazon
11 June 2014
  • Summary: Signal strength is week. I was disappointed. But it was refurbished. I will try to work some more with it and follow up.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Markus B., Newegg
17 April 2014
  • Summary: Not sure how long such appliances are supposed to last, but two years is disappointing. My old Netgear WGT624 is still working after 5 years.
  • Pros: Good solid signal all over the house. Running stable for month. Speed as advertised. No external antennas that can brake off, good web interface for configuration. Media server works with any USB stick I plugged in.
  • Cons: Wifi signal range suddenly dropped to only a few feet after working fine for 2 years. Was hoping it would live longer...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great router, not great range

Anna White, Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Great router with lots of capabilities, especially with an upgrade to DD-WRT firmware (all versions are compatible with DD-WRT). I love the dual 2.4 & 5 Ghz networks. The only downside is that its wireless range is not what I was expecting -- it does not throw the signal very far, and I had to set...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Router - while it lasts

Michael M., Newegg
19 March 2014
  • Summary: Any piece of equipment can go bad, I understand this. I have routers and switches that worked for years without a glitch. So having two of the same brand/model die, each with only a year +/- of use, is totally unacceptable and speaks to poor quality control. I'll be avoiding Netgear now.
  • Pros: Good speed, wired and wireless, wireless range is good.
  • Cons: My second WNDR3700 just died. The first one was replaced by Netgear when I couldn't connect wirelessly. Even right next to it InSSIDer showed almost no signal. That was just over a year ago. Today the replacement died. I don't know what the issue is, even the wired connections stopped working. I ...
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK

Joshua C., Newegg
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Great while it lasted!
  • Pros: Great router and good signal for the price you pay. Simultaneous bands make for easy streaming of videos while browsing on multiple devices.
  • Cons: Woke up one morning after about 1 year and 3 months of owning it and it was dead. After attempting normal troubleshooting it I looked up some information relating to the router displaying only an orange power light. It appears that this router will randomly become DOA and even attempting factory ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Router works Great - Windows 8.1 Caution

Matthew B., Newegg
22 January 2014
  • Pros: Bought router primarily for the USB feature. Really like the genie to help set up router, and the USB connection is working flawlessly with my 1TB hard drive.
  • Cons: Spent about a week trying to get router to communicate with my new Windows 8.1 laptop. When first connected it would only show with "Limited Connectivity," but every other device (smartphone, Windows Vista machine, gaming system, E-reader, etc) all accessed the router fine. Tried every trick in t...
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