Summary: Netgear is selling WNDR3700v2 in WNDR37AV package which is running an older version of the firmware 126.96.36.199 and cannot be patched with the latest version v188.8.131.52. It is amazing that if it were not for the patch not being installed I would have not even found out that Netgear is taking consumers for a ride by packaging the wrong version with the box i.e.
Summary: Startup CD did not load fully. Their recommendation to go to routerlogin.net and or .com was not reachable. Tech help very difficult to understand. Had to hire 2 sessions of tech help at MY Expense to get it to work. Certainly not "plug and play". Finally have it working and keeping my fingers crossed every time I turn it on.
Summary: I picked up this one to replace my older Netgear wireless router (works great). So for I have not been able to get the new one to work at all! I'm not new to setting up networks or computers so I do know what and how to do it. Maybe this one is just a bad one. I asked one of my friends to take it home with him and see if he could get it working. He was unable to get it to work also.
Summary: This thing is supposed to be able to stream media to XBOX, PS3, TVs, etc. Guess what? Nope. Spent over an hour configuring it. Watched it 'update', apparently successfully. Plugged in a USB drive chock full of media. MP3 files, etc. The router recognizes the hard drive and shares it to the network right. There's all the files, on the network, just as I would expect them to be. So it's recognizing the drive and file system. Used a PS3 to connect to it.
Terrible wireless, slow software, advise do not buy
K. Davidson, Amazon
6 January 2012
Summary: Router setup is pretty normal for Netgear, however when making configuration changes it is very slow. Wireless range is just terrible -- sitting approx 1m away with a laptop I get between 1 and 2 bars of signal. Within 15 minutes of unboxing the thing I had a return label in my mailbox from Amazon. I plan on giving Netgear another shot as I've had nice routers from them in the past, but I strongly advise against this one.
Summary: I bought this router because my wnd-3700 had wireless problems and net gear wouldn't support it. They said that the support rn out after 6 months and I had to pay for any additional help. They suggested the WNDR-37AV which was a newer version that fixed all the problems the earlier one had. I dutifully purchased it. But it just seemed to be the same old router with a new name. My iPhone and iPad could not connect to it.
Summary: We purchased this in January and it quit working in May, 2011. When we called support, we could not understand the person. We were transferred several times, but still had problems understanding the "English" they were speaking. They did offer more help if we would give them a credit card number. I am very disappointed in this product. Our internet was off because of a local cable network problem, and when it was back up we could not get the router to work.
Summary: I bought this unit in December 2010. It stopped working on April 28, 2011. Unit made very high pitch noise when turned on and only worked intermittently. Support gave me a run around with upgrading firmware but not thing worked. I switched back to a DLINK unit that I have had for 4 years before I wanted to "upgrade".
Summary: I was all pumped up about this unit seeing as MAXIMUM PC raved over it's older twin. Unpacked mine, hooked it up to replace an older but functioning access point and was shocked. We have a 30Mbps Fiber connection which most of that speed tests straight to the laptops over wireless with ease with our older Cisco AP. Once I swapped out my older Cisco Business Class Router for this thing it swamped my LAN and WLAN speed to under 1.5Mbps.