Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800
Released April, 2011
The Pros:DLNA connects quickly and works smoothly. Lots of neat extra features like Live Parental control and simultaneous Dual Band. Setup is very easy, good for any experience level.
The Cons:Some compatibility issues with certain cable modems. Documentation is poor, and the website offers very little information. Support for 5Ghz band is nice but not much is compatible with it.
The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800 is a mid-cost router. With its 680 Mhz processor, Netgear promotes this router as offering high performance wireless internet access for demanding applications like streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming.
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This router also has four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections. The ReadySHARE Remote of this router allows you to access the data on an attached USB hard drive from anywhere (using a browser or smart phone app). The ReadySHARE Printer feature of the N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800 consists of a USB port that allows for wireless printing. The Clear Channel Selector of this router avoids busy WiFi channels, making sure you get the best signal possible. The NETGEAR Genie feature of the N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800 allows you to monitor your network. As this device is DLNA certified, you can use it to stream media from other DLNA devices (such as USB drives) to an HDTV. The ReadySHARE USB feature of the N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800 router gives easy shared access on your network to an external USB device. This model differs from the higher cost N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 model in that the N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 has a built-in ADSL2+ modem (which offers download speeds of 24Mbit/s), though it has only one Ethernet port and lacks the Clear Channel Selector and ReadySHARE Remote/Printer features. The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Premium Edition WNDR3800 router is Apple Time Machine compatible.
- ReadySHARE Remote
- ReadySHARE Printer
- ReadySHARE USB
- Clear Channel Selector
- Live Parental Control
- Guest Network
- NETGEAR Genie
- Automatic Quality-of-Service
- DLNA media streaming
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Dual band
- Expanded TiVo Storage
- 680 Mhz processor inside
- Apple Time Machine compatible
- USB storage access
User Reviews (8)
DLNA connects quickly and works smoothly
lots of neat extra features like Live Parental control and simultaneous Dual Band
setup is very easy, good for any experience level
reliable for 24/7 operation, typically never needs rebooting
excellent wireless performance, can handle multiple streams fairly easily
Clear Channel Selector - Dynamically avoids busy Wi-Fi channels for clear and fast wireless connections automatically
some compatibility issues with certain cable modems
documentation is poor, and the website offers very little information
support for 5Ghz band is nice but not much is compatible with it
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