Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L
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It worked well for a few months. After my ...
1 April 2015
Summary: It worked well for a few months. After my internet suddenly became slow. When I connect my devices directly to my modem, my internet speed is very fast but using this router slows my internet speed a lot.
Pros: Connected to the internet. Was cheap but really should have been cheaper (in price).
Cons: Cheap - really, really flimsy. Hope it never falls over. I don't think this thing is gigabit fast, I think my old router was/is at least as fast. I've seen it cheaper since I got it. Really bad setup. My ethernet wired speed has really slowed since I installed it since my modem has only one plug-...
Summary: Kind of disgusted with Myself. Why the search function puts up a wireless router as a result of a DSL modem search is a mystery, and I should have looked closer. I was in a hurry to get a replacement modem and saw "DSL" in the product description.
Pros: Nice Box. Specs look good.
Cons: This came up under the search for "dsl modem" on the website. The box shows a yellow "Internet Port", but unfortunately that is for an ethernet-style plug, not connectible to a DSL line it appears.
Summary: It just doesn't quite do what it's supposed to do. I have the v2, and it just does not want to be flashed. It will say everything went fine, and then BRICKED. Only way to fix it is to get a serial cable and TFTP the FW I tried through the web UI. This just doesn't make sense, and it is not uncommon.
Pros: It's N. It technically supports 3rd party firmware. CPU and RAM is fast and plentiful.
Cons: Buggy to flash with a 3rd party FW. I've bricked mine twice in 2 flashing attempts via the web interface. The point of this router is supposed to be the 3rd party FW support.
Pros: One of them still works. Haven't tried DD-WRT or OpenWRT yet.
Cons: None. QoS doesn't work very well and one of them is completely dead 33 days after purchase from here so I can't return it. It was only hooked up and running for about two weeks and one day there were no lights on at all, I tried a different AC adapter but still no lights. I won't buy any more of ...
Worked well for the first couple of months then it stopped
Jean Luis Urena, Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: For the time that it worked it worked well. Stopped working after a couple of months though. Started as lagging Internet and then boom stopped working completely out of nowhere. I tried everything to fix it, resetting, updating software etc with no avail.
Summary: Support is nice and polite if you can get to them, but 90 days after the date of purchase they start charging for answering your call. If you don't care about the shortcomings listed above, you may like it.
Pros: Gigabit interfaces, separate WiFi SSID for "Guests", WiFi Scheduling, Static Routing, QoS, USB port.
Cons: Some of the features that are advertised only working partially, with weird, yet serious shortcomings. Examples: - The "guest SSID" cannot be configured with a different schedule than the "main SSID". This is very inconvenient and up to a point defies the purpose of having the "guest" SSID. - It ...
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.