Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR DGND3700 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router

The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is the Ultimate Integrated DSL Networking Gateway. It offers concurrent dual band technology which avoids interference and ensures top speeds and the greatest range for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Complete with a built-in DSL modem, it is compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers.

  • All-in-one — Built-in ADSL2+ modem and WAN Gigabit Ethernet port for cable/fiber combined with a wireless router create the Ultimate Integrated Home Gateway
  • Concurrent Dual band — Eusuring top speeds and the greatest range while minimizing interference
  • Faster multimedia streaming — Provides Wireless-N speed for streaming HD videos, simultaneous downloads, and online gaming in addition to basic Internet applications
  • Shared storage — Two (2) ports for ReadySHARE® USB Storage Access provides fast and easy shared access to an external USB storage device
  • Live Parental Controls — Keeps your Internet experience safe
  • Guest network access — Provides separate security and access restrictions for guests using the network
  • Secured connection — Push ‘N’ Connect ensures a quick and secure network connection
  • Broadband usage meter — Monitors Internet traffic and sends customized reports to help keep costs under control
  • Easy installation — Connect to PC and open your browser to install
  • Compatibility — Compatible with all major ADSL Internet service providers (ISPs)
  • Broadband usage meter — Monitors Internet traffic and sends customized reports to help keep costs under control

DGND3700 Specifications

Advanced Features

  • Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings
  • Simultaneous Dual Band—2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation
  • Two (2) ports for ReadySHARE® USB Storage Access—supports FAT16/32, NTFS Read/Write
  • DLNA®—stream media to DLNA media players
  • Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions)
  • Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage
  • Power and Wi-Fi on/off buttons

Package Contents

  • N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000)
  • Stand
  • Ethernet cable
  • NETGEAR Genie™ installation CD
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale

Warranty

  • Localized to country of sale

System Requirements

  • Broadband (cable, DSL) Internet service and modem with Ethernet connection
  • 2.4 or 5.0 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n specification wireless adapter or an Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, XP, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0 or Safari 1.4 or higher
  • Use with an N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (WNDA3100 for maximum performance)

Standards

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 a/n 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
  • One (1) ADSL2+ port

Performance

  • All-in-one—High Speed ADSL2+ Modem (built-in) and WAN Gigabit Ethernet port for cable/fiber
  • Powerful Dual Core (400 MHz each) processor
  • High speed access to external USB storage using 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Memory: 128 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM
  • Five (5) (1 WAN, 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)

Security

  • 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

  • Easy installation—connect to PC and open your browser to install
  • Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS)1

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 223 x 153 x 31 mm (8.8 x 6.0 x 1.2 in)
  • Weight: 0.5 kg (1.2 lb)

[More information at NETGEAR's official site]

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oneerc
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One of those USB ports should

One of those USB ports should be USB 3.0. Very disappointing that they are both USB 2.0.

rjo71342
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it does not matter too much

it does not matter too much if it is usb 3.0 or version 2 since if u r using a platter style hard drive since u see no improved speed unless u r using a flash based hard drive

rjo71342
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well who cares if the router

well who cares if the router does not have a usb 3.0 as u will not see the benefits in a platter based hard drive only a flash memory based hard drive which it is either a small flash stick drive or a expensive solid state drive put into a enclosure and connected to the usb 3.0 port grow up

neardeath
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I have been one of the lucky

I have been one of the lucky people to be part of the everest beta team and has had the DGND3700 for 6months now and I can tell you this router is great you will not be disappointed :)

theslydog
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rjo71342 said: well who cares

rjo71342 said: well who cares if the router does not have a usb 3.0 as u will not see the benefits in a platter based hard drive only a flash memory based hard drive which it is either a small flash stick drive or a expensive solid state drive put into a enclosure and connected to the usb 3.0 port grow up

What a load of bollocks - USB3 is like double the speed of USB2 and is a world of difference. After having USB3 running I will only buy USB3 from now on and that is with platter HDDs.

Real world write speed jumps from around 25Mbytes/s for USB2 to around 50+Mbytes/s for USB3.

It is more of a matter if the DGND3700 400MHz processor would handle the USB3 not the speed of the USB3.

On all accounts this router has so far got rave reviews. It is going to be a good replacement for my old DG834G.

Ness
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So far i can't see my storage

So far i can't see my storage device AT ALL! I've tried 2 different storage devices and i can't get them to show up on the routers utility page. Can anyone help?

SteveFgyhbcch
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Yes, i was also needing a new

Yes, i was also needing a new modem router from the dg834g, which had no issues ever. I too was very disappointed with the plastic style, but it's just something to get connected afterall. Or so I thought!! There are now teethmarks in the shelf which holds the 3700 netgear, through sheer stress caused coz of constant drop outs. Have to reboot the modem every 3 hours or so. Hope I can get to complete this review before it drops AGAIN!!!
Oh, and it takes ages to turn the Buttons on and off at the top of the thing. There should be a light turning on and off at the side of the wi fi button?!?!? Not on mine there ain't, faulty I suppose!?!? Do you have to hold the button for so long to work? I don't know sometimes does, sometimes doesn't. I am definitely going to send this back to amazon coz I have tried my best and hate to admit, especially to my wife that I was wrong in buying something. But I cannot hide from her that it was a bad buy coz she also uses the Internet with no probz on the old router modem, but now she cannot keep connected also! Stay clear of this one until they sort out their problems!!!

zero
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It doesn't work. I set it all

It doesn't work. I set it all up, all the green lights come on but the isp connection doesnt come on and the web red light stays on. I am using an ADSL line and my 5 year old Netgear DG834PN works a treat. I copied over all the settings to the DGND3700 and it still will not work. I have replaced the 3700 and new one does not work. Netgrear help desk suggested I try a different model?

Help

zero
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Update...I was told that my

Update...I was told that my router may be too good for the phone line so have gone for a DGN3500...fingers crossed!

MartinFick
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Is this device still that bar

Is this device still that bar, or have they worked out the kinks? Any open firmware support at all?

UKJim
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Blimey, only just bought my

Blimey, only just bought my DGND3700. Its been around for a while!
Had mine running on my Demon ADSL (not ADSL2+) line for a few days and not experienced any dropping out problems. Generally internet "feels" faster, but max is 2mbps as to be expected on our exchange.
In answer to other feedback above in 2011.....
5Ghz wifi is still rather short-range.
ReadyShare and ReadyDLNA are slow with my 1Tb Seagate USB drive.
WPS button at top is slow to respond but does work when pairing with my TP-Link Powerline Wifi extender.
Check for firmware updates says I have latest.
So No, I doubt any of these things will be improved by Netgear.