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Netgear WNR3500
6.5 out of 10

Netgear WNR3500

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WNR3500

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Overall 4
4.0

I can't be too disappointed, but it does drop the Internet several times ...

D. Fox, Amazon
11 February 2015
  • Summary: Bought used, I can't be too disappointed, but it does drop the Internet several times a day, usually for short periods before coming back. However, it occasionally requires resetting.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good router, bad luck in getting a used unit.

TipoMazon, Amazon
8 January 2015
  • Summary: I have had WNR3500 for a few years and wanted to add a wireless repeater station using the same model. So I ordered a USED model. However, this USED unit I ordered had a faulty power connection.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not very dependable

Todd C., Newegg
25 September 2011
  • Summary: Dependability is more important to me than faster wireless speed so I will be sticking with my 5 year old adhoc router for now.
  • Pros: Worked well while it worked. Web interface is clean and offers extensive configuration options for a commercial offering.
  • Cons: Flaked out after 6 mos of use. Intermittent problems had me thinking I had ISP problems, finally narrowed it down to the router by loading DD-WRT on my old 54G which i swapped in.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Wireless & USB, etc.

Anonymous, Newegg
27 June 2010
  • Summary: I will soon call Netgear to try and resolve this. My old router was better just not N. I loved having my USB external connected while it worked too bad.
  • Pros: Easy setup. Love the USB port.
  • Cons: USB Port worked well for a while. Now it does not connect to the external drive anymore. Try different things to no avail. I completely reset it started from scratch still USB external won't work any more. Wireless, works for about 2 weeks or so then my Wireless computers will disconnect. It take...
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs some serious attention from netgear

Michael P., Newegg
20 September 2009
  • Summary: Unable to use more stable/updated aftermarket firmware on it from places like DD-WRT and OpenWRT because it uses a marvel chipset. And since Netgear has abandoned it you will need something else if you want reliability out of it.
  • Pros: Gigabit switch works great. Decent price.
  • Cons: Firmware abandoned by Netgear. Uses very outdated dnsmasq binary for dhcp and dns with severe security vulnerabilities. (it was years outdated before the router even came out!) Do not buy if for a business as it will not pass PCI compliance. Wireless AP, UPnP, DNS and DHCP unstable and crashes a ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Caution

James D. Williams, Amazon
26 June 2009
  • Summary: I purchased the 3500 to replace a Netgear WNR834M that went bad after about two years. Although disappointed that the 834 didn't last very long, I liked the speed and range of the unit, as well as the easy installation, and decided that the 3500 would be a good choice.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it

Josef D., Newegg
21 June 2009
  • Summary: This router was provided to me by my cable provider when I purchased 50mb internet. The router is extremely unstable. It is just too early for Wireless-N technology to be on the market. Be sure that you do not have any draft-g cards connected to the network.
  • Pros: Extremely fast when not losing packets.
  • Cons: Loses a lot of packets making for an undesirable web experience.
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Overall 4
4.0

WNR3500 Not Ready for Prime Time

T. MCKINNEY, Amazon
10 May 2009
  • Summary: The WNR3500 looks good and has decent wireless range. That is all that I can say good about it. I have used Netgear switches for years with excellent results so I was expecting that the WNR3500 would also be a high quality product. I installed the unit and configured it without much trouble.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problematic

Loren D. Pfau "ldp", Amazon
28 February 2009
  • Summary: I cannot recommend this router. Even though the setup is quick and easy and it has good range/signal strength and a stable connection, the device corrupts iTunes and .exe files when you download them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Haven't got it to work, yet...

David C., Newegg
24 February 2009
  • Summary: I wish I could find a site that would better explain how to hook it up to a hub, it assumes you're in a home office or something.
  • Pros: Anythings better than the router I inherited. Trying to upgrade my office internet and this thing seems like it would be way better.
  • Cons: Unfortunately for some reason it's just not working with a hub. I have a hub that connects about 30+ pc's in my office, and I need this to work with it. Maybe I bought the wrong product. I don't know much about routers.
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