NETGEAR WNR3500 Comparison Chart: How To Identify Which Model Router You Have

After spending an hour researching the variants of the Netgear WNR3500 family and their specs prior to a purchase, I realised this would he handy to post up somewhere. So, I thought I'd table it up and share it, since there wasn't a concise guide anywhere on the web already. Hopefully this will help some people out!

Model   Flash/RAM   CPU   USB   Ant   Radios   Eth   WAN   Notes   FCC I
WNR3500 v1   8/32   Marvell TopDog 88*Series   No   2 Int   1 (88W8060)   4xGigE   GigE   Blue Antenna LEDs on top   PY307300074
 
Model   Flash/RAM   CPU   USB   Ant   Radios   Eth   WAN   Notes   FCC ID
WNR3500 v2   4/32   BCM4718A @480MIPS 74k   No   8 Int   1   4xGigE   GigE   "V2" marked under orange LAN ports, smaller housing, no antenna LEDs   PY308400093
 
Model   Flash/RAM   CPU   USB   Ant   Radios   Eth   WAN   Notes   FCC ID
WNR3500L V1 (N300)   8/64   BCM4718A 

@480MIPS

74k

  1xUSB 2.0   8 Int   1   4xGigE   GigE   WNR3500U WNR3500L 

Marked below yellow WAN port

  PY308400093
 
Model   Flash/RAM   CPU   USB   Ant   Radios   Eth   WAN   Notes   FCC ID
WNR3500L V2   128/128   BCM5357 @480MIPS 74k   1xUSB 2.0   2 Int   1   4xGigE   GigE   Below yellow WAN port 

WNR3500L v2

  PY310400153
Picture of the back of WNR3500L:
Picture of the back of WNR3500Lv2:

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Subhra
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Very useful article. It would

Very useful article. It would be more handy if you add a picture for each model.(viz. this link contains pictures of WNR3500L and WNR3500Lv2)

Brandon C
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Subhra said: Very useful

Subhra said: Very useful article. It would be more handy if you add a picture for each model.(viz. this link contains pictures of WNR3500L and WNR3500Lv2)

Good idea.

I added the pics to the article.

Dusty
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I'm confused, I just ordered

I'm confused, I just ordered a New WNR3500L from amazon 2 days ago, got it today and it appears to be a v1 (not identical to the first picture, doesn't show RangeMax logo); why would this be? I thought amazon had been shipping v2s for several months now.

paulk
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This is confusing to me. The

This is confusing to me. The 3500L v1, under the model column lists it as N300. But the image of the back does not have that marking. The image for the v2 3500L does, however, have this marking indicating IT is the N300. Are they both N300 the same way they are both 3500L?

benryanau
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Don't worry bout the N300 too

Don't worry bout the N300 too much. They're both "N300". It's referring to 802.11n 300mbps. The v1 doesn't have it written on the router, but it's splashed about on the product packaging.

EMvG
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Does the WNR3500L v2 come

Does the WNR3500L v2 come only 2 antennas? Or is that a type in the comparison chart?

Subhra
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Hope this post may help you.

Hope this post may help you.

WillingBoy
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Hello just want to see if

Hello just want to see if

Sinclair
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I found out that I have the

I found out that I have the first one...
by going by the FCC ID...
There is no picture of the first one and I have a question as it does say on the box and info for it that it should have 8 internal antennas... not 2 as listed here... Am I wrong?

fced
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Many thanks...

Many thanks...
This is very useful.

Ced