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Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L
7.9 out of 10

Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L

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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

W.A, Amazon
22 April 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy

Michael B., Newegg
30 March 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this router because of the favorable reviews, but it has a dark secret. I cannot get over 6mbps wireless rate!!! The rate drops randomly. You can change a few settings and it will speed up again, but not an hour later it drops back to under 6mbps. I have 60mbps internet through Charter.
  • Pros: -Reasonable price
  • Cons: -Drops wireless MBPS for no reason. -Genie software is unnecessary. -Internal antenna is weak.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT ACTUALLY COMPATIBLE WITH DD-WRT AS OTHER ROUTERS

wayne b., Newegg
14 March 2015
  • Summary: So I had this thing for a couple months in an apartment complex with Time Warner crummy ISP. We had been paying for the El Cheapo service (2 mbps down, tin cans connected by strings up).
  • Pros: It worked as it was supposed to out of the box
  • Cons: IS NOT ACTUALLY IN THE NEWEST SUPPORTED DD-WRT Distros!! The product name is a LIE!
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Overall 2
2.0

Proceed with Caution

mike j., Newegg
30 January 2015
  • Summary: You'll probably need USB to TTL console, because this thing bricks at the drop of a hat and router needs 3.3 volts meaning regular USB cable won't work. There may be some third-party-firmware available, most of it is for v1, or older v2's (mini.chk), with less memory.
  • Pros: Its a wireless router that works ok. Plus I did upload a decent firmware, tomato 1.28 (Shibby version) to replace factory firmware.
  • Cons: If you use static (local) I.P's, you have to change them to auto (DHCP). Which Netgear sums-up with 1-line in their literature, basically saying that the use of static local IP addresses is not common,,, period. Thats it. Good luck finding third-party firmware that you don't have to compile yours...
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Overall 2
2.0

Still not OK

Joshua C., Newegg
26 December 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to update since I contacted Netgear about my unit. First off, the email address they keep posting doesn't work, so it's just a PR tactic that they keep throwing it out. Once I managed to get them they said a refurbished unit doesn't get the same support as a new one.
  • Pros: Nada
  • Cons: Doesn't like to be flashed. Bricked twice in 2 flashing attempts via the web interface. Don't give me a web interface to flash with if I can't use it. Seems like such a simple concept.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER

Avid Listener, Amazon
6 November 2014
  • Summary: Be wary of this router when looking for a DD-WRT VPN ready router. Returning this router was dreadful! The firmware that comes with this router cannot process OpenVPN like it claims in the description. The data speeds are basically nonexistent when using OpenVPN.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mostly Useless

Steve H., Newegg
31 October 2014
  • Summary: I'm pretty disappointed here. For, what, $90, I'd expect something better. Last time I buy Netgear. I suppose it's Linksys or Asus from now on.
  • Pros: I'm not sure that there are any. It routes 10/100 traffic over ethernet pretty well, I guess.
  • Cons: -The wifi module caps out at about 1mbps. Can't get it to go higher -Setup is painful, and the GUI is slow -You have to actually log into the router itself and tell it to "set up internet" if you add a new WAN connection. This one took me about 30 minutes to figure out.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

WILLIAM N WOOD, Amazon
23 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

carwaymic, Walmart
7 September 2014
  • Summary: We were told it's almost like plug and pay. After spending sometime with internet company- thinking it may be an address problem. Well it was close to an hour later we got it reprogramed with netgear and it is still slower than our d link.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

carwaymic, Walmart
7 September 2014
  • Summary: We were told it's almost like plug and pay. After spending sometime with internet company- thinking it may be an address problem. Well it was close to an hour later we got it reprogramed with netgear and it is still slower than our d link.
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