NETGEAR RangeMax Premium Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500)

NETGEAR RangeMax Premium Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500)

  • Built-in Ultra Fast 4-port Gigabit switch means even faster network performance
  • Automatic Quality of Service (QoS) ensures reliable Internet, voice, video, and gaming applications
  • Surf, email, stream HD video, on-line game, make Internet phone calls¿simultaneously
  • Easy secured set-up with Push `N¿ Connect using WiFi Protected Set-up (WPS)
  • Maximum performance requires use of Wireless-N adapters

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3 Responses to NETGEAR RangeMax Premium Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500)

  1. A. Holdings says:
    73 of 74 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It works with minor flaws, March 18, 2008
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    A. Holdings (Honolulu, HI) –
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    This review is from: NETGEAR RangeMax Premium Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNR3500) (Electronics)

    I purchased this router for 2 reasons: Wireless-N and Gigabit router.

    PRO/CON:
    - Wireless signal is quite strong and is able to go far distances. I was an early adopter of Wireless-N, and to had to purchase a new one to replace my D-Link DIR-635 because it became unstable after the draft was approved.
    - Gigabit router works well and transfers well between my computer and home fileserver. You’ll see a green light if you’re connected through Gigabit speeds and an orange light if your speed is 10/100 Mbps.
    - For some reason, when I use a nameserver (OpenDNS) outside of my ISP’s, the router becomes unstable and disconnects from the Internet every now and then. Using OpenDNS as primary and ISP’s NS as secondary appears to fix the problem.
    - Wireless security (WPA/WPA2) is very easy to setup.
    - The blue flashing lights at the top of router is pretty cool, but useless at the same time. Fortunately, there is an off button on the back of the router.
    - For those wanting to save the planet, this device is rated Energy Star compliant.

    UPDATE: I’m giving this router 4 of 5 stars because it is a good router. I have not had any problems since I updated the firmware. Also, all 4 ports are Gigabit speeds (I originally reported 2 of 4).

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  2. Black Lemon says:
    29 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic, June 4, 2008
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    Black Lemon (NY) –
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    I consider myself an expert computer user, having built 15 PCs and having performed countless upgrades to others. I recently moved into a large apartment, with dense walls that prevented connection to my “G” router in some rooms. I bought this “N” router figuring that I wouldn’t get much improved “G” signal strength, and that I would end up buying “N” adapters for my devices. I was more than pleasantly surprised then to discover that signal strength was DRAMATICALLY improved while still using my “G” adapters. I can’t speak to ease of setup as I didn’t use the installation wizard, opting instead to adjust all the settings the old-fashioned way. But it works beautifully. It has all sorts of prioritization settings for video, voice chat, and online gaming. It has all the current security standards and allows for some advanced tweaking for that. Also, as others have noted, Netgear mercifully provided a switch to shut off their silly top-edge light show (it looks cool, but could be a distraction depending on where you put this thing).

    Update: I’ve now been using this thing for a month and have had no problems. None of the dropped signals, etc. that some other reviewers claim. I’m using this wirelessly with two desktop PCs, a laptop PC, a Tivo HD, a Tivo gen 2, and an xbox 360. No problems.

    Update 2: Now its been a year and a half — still works great.

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  3. T. MCKINNEY says:
    37 of 42 people found the following review helpful:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    WNR3500 Not Ready for Prime Time, May 10, 2009
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    T. MCKINNEY (Arkansas, USA) –
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    The WNR3500 looks good and has decent wireless range. That is all that I can say good about it. I have used Netgear switches for years with excellent results so I was expecting that the WNR3500 would also be a high quality product. I installed the unit and configured it without much trouble. It was a pretty basic installation with one computer on a wired gigabit connection, a second computer on a 100Mb wired connection, an 8-port gigabit switch with a media extender and a TV connected to it, and two wireless connections. The wireless connections were for a Wii game console and an Ipod Touch. The wireless connections would drop every 3 to 4 minutes and the wired connections would drop several times per day. At times the DNS would stop working and I would have to reboot the router and my cable modem to correct the problem. I contacted Netgear support and the first solution was to reset the unit to factory defaults and set it up again with no wireless security. The second solution was to perform a different kind of reset to factory defaults and go through setup again. By this time I had read many entries in the user forum where others had been have these same problems for almost a year with no solution. At this point I decided to return the WNR3500 for a refund. I replaced it with a Linksys WRT610N which has performed flawlessly so far. Browsing the internet through the WRT610n is noticeably faster than with the Netgear router.

    At this time I would not recommend the Netgear WNR3500 unless you want to be a beta tester for the unit.

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