Summary: First off, this IS a WNDR3700 with updates. It costs about $10-$20 less though, so it seems clear which one to buy! I am going to lead off here with what you won't like: The firmware - It is basic. It looks pretty much like what Netgear had 5 or 8 years ago. If you want to do something fancy you are going to need some other firmware like DD-WRT. It is not clear to me right now if the various open source packages are ready for prime time, so YMMV.
Freaking amazing! Wish it were a little cheaper, but worth the money!
3 October 2012
Summary: This is an absolutely amazing router! I have had two now, one at my parent's house and the other now at my own, and in two years of use neither of them have ONCE given me a problem. Best router I have ever had in my life and the only thing I think I would change about it is the price, and that I wish it had external antennas so that it would be simple to stick stronger antennas on the back, you know, in case you wanted this thing to reach all of your front and back yard...
best router i've had and i've been through 4 in last 10 yrs
8 January 2012
Summary: paid less than 1/2 store price. works better than my linksys. was very easy to set up network, all computers, printer, wi and i touch. has the extra of 2 networks which i can secure 1 and leave other unscure for my daughter in law when she comes over and works online for school.
Good features, solid performance with updated firmware.
9 October 2011
Summary: Great router with all the features I wanted. Some versions of firmware have a "DNS server not responding" bug so make sure u update to the version firmware that fixes this. Then router is rock solid.
Summary: I purchased this as an upgrade for a Sitecom router that served me well for 4 years. The range on the 2.4ghz band is fantastic showing 50% strength on a spot that previously had no coverage with my old router. However the 5ghz band cannot compare. It does not show up at that spot at all in fact the it shows at 15% strength in the room directly above it. Also I should mention that the router enclosed in the box was a Netgear WNDR3700v2.
Summary: I upgraded from the Netgear WPN824 and wow what a difference! With the WNDR37AV I now get full bars in every room, through four walls (metal stud construction) except in the garage which gets almost full bars. Setup was very easy. This router does drop every once in a while, but not like the old router did every hour or so! The USB port on the back is a nice feature.
Some technical stuff you should know: "v2" & "Firmware upgrade"
R. Harlow "rharlow", Amazon
26 February 2011
Summary: Order mine on Feb 8, 2011. Arrived on Feb. 16, 2011. The "v1" or "v2" question: The box lists the router as having "8MB of memory" (v1 has 8MB, the v2 has 16MB according to the Netgear website). However, when I log into the router settings (go to routerlogin.net) under ROUTER STATUS, it shows "Hardware Version = WNDR3700v2" and it also shows "Firmware Version = 18.104.22.168". Therefore, this is a v2 router!
Summary: Briefly, the basic wireless functions seem to work as advertised - my impression is that it has fairly good range and throughput. Every indication is that it is a WNDR 3700 (setup page titles, etc.) in a WNDR37AV cardboard packing box. (Also I ordered it from Amazon and got a US Region model) BUT....
Summary: It's very solid router. I reduced one star for the model name/number confusion caused by Netgear. It's sold as WNDR37AV and the output side box says WNDR37AV, but the router inside the box is WNDR3700. All the softwre and manual are all WNDR3700. The product support pages for WNDR37AV at Netgear website does not have any contents - which could be confusing to many people. Why two different names for the same product? Other than this, the router itself is pretty solid.