Summary: I now had this router for almost 2.5 months and as some other reviews reported I also ran into multiple issues for wireless connection drops and unable to connect. All these problems started after I had this router for more then 30 days so I couldn't simiply return it and hence need to find a workaround/fix.
Summary: I bought this router three weeks ago. Worked flawlessly. I had a PS3, Wii, three laptops, and one desktop connected. All of the sudden it would drop connections 5-6 times at least an hour. I thought it was my internet connection but I swapped out the Netgear for an older router and no more dropped connections. So sadly I'm returning it today. I don't know what to do buy anymore.
Summary: So I bought this router a month ago even though the reviews at that time were poor at best. I've never had a problem with netgear and still haven't. I bought this to get gigabit through the house and wirelss n coverage; and to replace my old Super G router (108 mbps). I paired this with a 5ghz wireless bridge to expand my network (Netgear WNHDEB111- Also Awesome!) and a netgear GS116 ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch.
Summary: Shoper use usps ship the router. But when I open the box, the cover of the router is broken. I just think it doesn't matter if it works. The first time I use it, it works well. But few days later, sometimes it can't work. The internet is intermittent.
Summary: Running Windows-7 on a new Dell box. It works fine with my laptops running XP, where I can use the extra "gizmo" adapter to setup devices with the router. But it's totally hopeless to add anything that can't use the adapter. Mac laptops, Kindles, etc., will not play with this router. Trust me, I've spent a lot of time trying. This router has been a big waste of time and money.
Worked fine, until Netgear broke it! Now it's a brick.
K. Williams "Keldawwg", Amazon
12 January 2012
Summary: I didn't buy this on Amazon, but I am so mad at Netgear and their so-called support that I am writing this review to let people know what they might be in for if they buy any of their products. Just over a year ago I came home from vacation to discover that my Tivo's had almost run out of programming data since they had been unable to connect to the internet for almost two weeks...
Summary: I've owned this product since Dec 2009 and it has always worked flawlessly, until recently... the connection drops often (for the last few months) and finally over the last week it stopped working completely. My phone support was obviously expired at this point, so I was forced to rely on internet searching for a solution. THE FIX: update the firmware on the router. Go to[...
WNR3500v2 is a solid 2.4ghz Gigabit Wireless N Router
Chris B. "Creative Tech", Amazon
3 July 2011
Summary: *** Note*** This review is specifically regarding the WNR3500v2 (version 2) + Great range, speed and performance (due to the 2 SiGe 2597L Power Amps installed) + Fast processor + Gigabit ports + Third party firmware compatible from DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT, etc (due to the Broadcom chipset) I have always loved and used DD-WRT firmware for its many great features such as vlans, wireless bridging, and pptp vpn capability.
Summary: I purchased this router to replace my older Netgear model. The WNR3500 has greater range and faster. I am networking two other notebooks, one with Windows 7 and a Macbook Pro. Both work fine with this router. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Summary: I got this to network two computers in my home. Both computers have windows XP. It was pretty easy to set up and worked fairly well. My next purchase was an iMac computer. The mac was easy to set up; it basically did the hookup it's self! My XP computers were getting old, so I bought a new pc with windows 7, and this is when the problems started. I could not get the router to work with windows 7 - even hard wired. I had the router for maybe 6 months at this time.