WNR3500L V1 vs V2

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rbscairns's picture
WNR3500L V1 vs V2

After being very happy with my WNR2500L in my Australian office, I recently purchased another for my Philippines office. This second one happrened to be a WNR3500L v2, so I opened both up to see what the physical differences are.

Here are the results:

  WNR3500L v1 WNR3500L v2
FCC ID PY308400093 PY310400153
Power 12VDC 1.0A 12VDC 1.5A
CPU Broadcom BCM4718A1 Broadcom BCM47186B0 (480 MHz)
FLA 8 MB (Macronix MX25L6405DMI-12G) 128 MB (Samsung K9F1G08U0D)
RAM 64 MB (Samsung K4T56163QI-ZCE6) 128 MB (Winbond W971GG6JB-25)
Expansion 1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Chip Broadcom BCM4718A1 Broadcom BCM47186B0
802.11 Protocols bgn
Antenna Connector None U.FL
Ethernet Chip Broadcom BCM4718A1 Broadcom BCM47186B0
Switch Broadcom BCM53115
LAN Speed 10/100/1000
LAN Ports 4
WAN Ports 1


If you are not sure which version of the WRN3500 you have, check the FCC ID number on the rear of the case and compare it to the above.

Subhra's picture
Very useful information, hope

Very useful information, hope this link may add some more information to this post.

mholmes234's picture
Where you able to load DDWRT

Where you able to load DDWRT on the v2 unit? If yes, which version of DDWRT did you load?

Subhra's picture
@mholmes234: DDWRT for

@mholmes234: DDWRT for WNR3500Lv2 is available here.

Valerio5000's picture
As wifi coverage and 'better

As wifi coverage and 'better v1 or v2? Because I read that the v1 has 3 antennas while the v2 has 2.

Blujay's picture
Thanks so much for providing

Thanks so much for providing this information. I always wondered whether I had the Lv1 or Lv2, thanks to the FCC ID in your post, I now know I have the Lv1