Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L
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Value for money 10
1 week ago
Summary: 1. Instruction manual is so easy to follow. I did not have to call the support group for help since the instruction is so easy to follow. It took me about 15 minutes to get the wireless router up and running. 2. Signal strength is excellent. I am able to use the laptop through out the house. I have 2000 sq.ft home. 3. Reasonable price. 4. Highly recommend this unit to everyone.
Summary: This is my second WNR3500L. It's worth every penny new, and even better when you get it on eBay. Flash it with Tomato / DD-WRT and it makes a great wireless bridge, access point, repeater, you name it. Makes for an outstanding DLNA server too.
Summary: Can not run more then one device off router. With two it slows down so much the pages down load. If we take our laptop to the next room we still have enough strength to web, but past that it drops off. So if you want a whole house router, go with a bigger one.
Summary: Granted 802.11N is not the latest and greatest, I guess my home network is not either but I wanted to upgrade from the 54Mbps of the G router so I could Roku more effectively. The range is not great. In my 1960s home, it doesnt make it diagonal from downstairs one side of the house to upstairs the otherside. I bought a second and made it into an upstairs repeater. Once I finally got them to pair, the signal works great.
Summary: To NewEgg/Netgear: If you're going to market this as DD-WRT compatible, you need to verify this with the developers of the firmware. There is a whole WNR3500L v2 compatibility thread at their website where they repeatedly ask for some donated hardware to properly build support for this router.
Pros: Signal strength is quite acceptable.
Cons: Mislabeled DD-WRT compatibility. v1 of this router is compatible, but you are buying v2 which is not.
Summary: Bought with the intent of loading DD-WRT Turns out that you can't load all firmwares because it's version 2, a lot of builds can only use v1. That's acceptable because it worked in the end but I would have liked to know before I bought.
Summary: My buddy has a Linksys WRT54G that's served a lot of years in a very high use environment, where there's always at least one person in an online multiplayer game at any given time. After a while in that, the thing is breaking down. Understandably so. I thought it was time to get him a new router. I knew Netgear had been garbage in the past, but this one was rated rather highly, so I took a chance on it! And yep, Netgear is still garbage.