Reviews and Problems with Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L
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I bought hoping for more range on WIFI than the ...
Bob The Builder, Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: I bought hoping for more range on WIFI than the cheaper model of Netgear I had. No change. Still will not go to bedroom on other side of house. Can not stream movies more than 20 feet from unit.
Reliable with an easy setup - but poor Wi-Fi signal range
Jason W., Newegg
26 November 2014
Summary: This router is cheap and will provide you with good wired speed, but if you're looking for a great Wi-Fi connection, you may want to look elsewhere unless you live in a studio apartment. I have a pretty small place, and in the next room, I will often be reduced to 1 bar of wi-fi.
Summary: I was new to VPN routers when I bought this but I figured it out. It is a bit of old technology. It works OK and is still hanging in there. Better than the Cisco RV110W in any event. Update 8/16/14: This router sort of grew on me and was working reliably for about 18 months.
Summary: Says its DD-WRT Ready BUT.... The version I received was V2 and on the DD-WRT Router Database page the V2 is currently not authorized as being supported. The Database says its "WIP" Work In Progress DD-WRT being a work in progress for this modem was extremely disappointing.
Pros: Good speed, stability and works with a USB hub for multiple external drives
Cons: There was only 1 version of open source software I could find that was compatible with this version - TomatoUSB. There wasn't anything available for DD-WRT which is a shame because the hardware is fairly good.
Summary: The entire reason that i bought this was for the quick throughput Type N-300mbps/Gigabit and now i cant even use the Type n wifi. I always liked Netgear routers but unless there is an update that fixes this soon, ill never buy a netgear AGAIN!
Pros: Router works great over cat5 but...
Cons: Wifi is Slow as heck again. The ONLY WAY i can get the wifi to speed up again is by using WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES], which is Extremely annoying because not only is it an out of date encryption but it does not even support type N speeds!!! >:(
Summary: Get yourself a better router if you want to stream at further distances.
Pros: Purchased this for someone and notice that it has a wirless on/off button. Had purchased this for myself a while back so this must be a updated revision that i had ordered because mine doesn't have this. Easy to setup with the built in genie.(mine didn't have this either)
Cons: Range is so so. I can get a signal in my living room that is down the hallway about 20-25 feet but will drop or be weak. Netflix streaming tends to buffer often so it tough to watch but for surfing the web its fine.
Pros: Works well with Netgear 18.104.22.168 Firmware. But that lacks much of the functionality I've become use to with Tomato.
Cons: Wet back to Latest Netgear provided -> Firmware Version V22.214.171.124 after trying Tomato Shibby AOI 105 and 108. Both did just fine on my 10/100 devices, but the wired in Gig devices Lagged by 2-4 seconds (or more) on even basic web surfing tasks.