Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR WNR3500Lv2 Gigabit Open Source Router

The NETGEAR N300 Wireless Gigabit Router is ideal for both professional and personal Internet use, providing Gigabit for ultra-fastwired connections and Wireless-N for better wireless speed and range. Storage for downloads is easy with ReadySHARE™ for shared access to a USB storage device.

In addition, this router supports open source for Linux developers and open-source enthusiasts--and will also be the first NETGEAR router to gain access to the Faster downloads and online gaming — Provides Wireless-N speed for simultaneous downloads, streaming voice and music andonline gaming, in addition to basic Internet applications

Specifications of the WNR3500Lv2

System Requirements

  • Broadband (cable, DSL) Internet service andmodem with Ethernet connection
  • 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz wireless adapter orEthernet adapter and cable for each computer
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, XP, 2000, Mac OS®,UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0, Firefox® 2.0or Safari® 1.4 or higher
  • Use with an N300 Wireless USB Adapter(WNA3100) for maximum performance


  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology


  • Five (5) (1 WAN, 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 480 MHz powerful MIPS 74K processor
  • Memory: 128 MB NAND flash and 128 MB RAM
  • Supports Wireless Multimedia (WMM) based QoS


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)and WEP
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)• Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention

Ease of Use

  • NETGEAR Genie™ CD-less installation for PCs,iPad®, tablets, MacBook Air®, and smartphones
  • Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi ProtectedSetup® (WPS)1

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 175 x 130 x 35 mm(6.89 x 5.12 x 1.38 in)
  • Weight: 0.33 kg (0.72 lb)

Advanced Features

  • Open-source router for Linux developers and opensource enthusiasts
  • Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings
  • ReadySHARE™ USB storage access—supports FAT16/32, NTFS Read/Write
  • Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions)
  • Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage
  • Wi-Fi and power on/off buttons

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    Fbeondo's picture
    Hope it's better than a v1.

    Hope it's better than a v1. The WNR3500Lv1 is great as a router and maybe some other modes of operation but it is a dog as far as getting it to work as a wireless repeater. DHCP is totally unreliable in universal wireless repeater mode (which requires flashing with DD-WRT firmware which is supported by Netgear) either at assigning IP addresses on the LAN side or acquiring an WAN IP address from the remote AP. As I said, I hope it's better than the v1.