Excerpt: The Netgear wnr3500L router is one of the nicest routers around, The nice slim black designs to the wifi it pumps out is just awesome, With several different wifi protection you can feel sercure with using this router, the only problems I have ran into have been the lights on the front, sometimes it wont show a pc connected.. but other then that it works perfectly. Now for whats in that little box, well its basicly a little pc.
Excerpt: I bought this router to replace my older model. It's an alright product at product that offers go iodnternet connectivity when you need it. One of the minor downsides is the flimsy stand it comes with. It's bends easily, although it's not really a neccessary part that contributes to the functionability of the router. The router is usually works fine although it tends to cut out briefly on random occassions.
Excerpt: I have had the Netgera WNR3500L Router for about a year now and it has not had any problems so far. I upgraded from a Belkin router that was several years old, and frequently stops working. However, the netgear router has never had any of those problems so far. It is easy to use and install and rarely needs resetting.
Great range, terrible firmware with WNR3500L Netgear router
9 September 2012
Excerpt: You are looking at a great product if you are concerned with the range of a wireless router but if you are not in for firmware troubles then you should not even go close to this router. I love the speed and everything but I have had so many problems with the firmware crashing on me even though I have kept the original firmware. Antenna design is the best ever as it gives you a large coverage and a very fast speed. Setup it very easy and its pretty much plug and play.
Excerpt: I had the Netgear 3500 wireless router for several months until I changed over to At&T's fiber optic lines. The router did work decently with my pc on an ethernet connection. However, connecting to a wireless PC 3 feet away was in and out. Plus, the wireless range of the router was not as good as with the Motorola router that replaced it. worked decently with an ethernet connection. Weak wireless range; some connection problems with printer.
Summary: works fine on my system. gigabit lan speeds are fast. Haven't had a single issue with this unit. I have not tried sharing a usb drive on the network through the router as I dont' need that with all my computers networked and my own online storage. So far the stock firmware is working just fine, so will leave it alone for now.. Edit: It died 3 weeks ago. For some reason it just stopped knowing it's own gateway address.
Pros: worked great until it died after 2 and a half months
Cons: none yet. although possibly a little pricey.
Excerpt: As mentioned in the headline, the one I bought (as a Christmas gift) did not work. I set it up properly and after hours spent with tech support [...] Netgear, Netgear finally said that the unit was defective. I've since exchanged it for a new one and it has been working fine, with an easy setup. It's too bad however that we couldn't have it up and running for the holiday as planned.
Summary: I have to said nowadays' routers are not so much difference. You can always upgrade them from DD-WRT. But if it come with USB ports that allow you plug in printers or extenal hard drive, they are quirt useful.