help: how to distinguish 3500L V1 or V2

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gvest
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help: how to distinguish 3500L V1 or V2

help: how to distinguish 3500L V1 or V2

 

In the router status, it shows below message:

hardware     WNR3500L
firmware     V1.2.2.44_35.0.53NA

so it is 3500L V1 or 3500L V2?

 

thanks

gvest
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thank you very much

thank you very much

gvest
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As Tathagata said, I only

As Tathagata said, I only found WNR3500L at the front side, so now I can confirm my router is version V1, thanks to Tathagata.

And I think this kind of topic should be set to top, for I found serveral newbee like me ask this question. So it should set to top or wirte in FAQ.

Thanks.

Subhra
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Good to know that you are able to recognise your router.
Hope, the following two pictures will provide more information to the newbee,

WNR3500L :-

 

WNR3500Lv2 :-

RolandGunner
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Anyone know if Amazon is

Anyone know if amazon is shipping v1 or v2 of the WNR3500L now?

RolandGunner
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Alas, not necessarily.

Alas, not necessarily. Ordered yesterday, arrived today and it's a v1. Not a big deal, I suppose it will do just fine.

dolo724
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I have the Sam Knows supplied

I have the Sam Knows supplied wnr3500u/wnr3500l, apparently v1, although it has the n300 label next to the model # as in the second picture.

Do you know, does this have special firmware for their program or can I use Tomato or something similar?

Current firmware version is V1.2.2.26_33.0.28SK

Thanks!

Subhra
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Can you please post some

Can you please post some picture of your router so that I can have clear idea about the model ??

dolo724
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Here's a poor-quality photo:

Here's a poor-quality photo:

Subhra
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Merely viewing this picture I

Merely viewing this picture I guess it is wnr3500Lv1. Can you please give a snapshot of your router's boot-log ??

pietro
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dolo724 said: I have the Sam

dolo724 said: I have the Sam Knows supplied wnr3500u/wnr3500l, apparently v1, although it has the n300 label next to the model # as in the second picture. Do you know, does this have special firmware for their program or can I use Tomato or something similar? Current firmware version is V1.2.2.26_33.0.28SK Thanks!

did you get an answer to this?

dolo724
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pietro said:   did you get an

pietro said:   did you get an answer to this?

No.

It's been a while since I have been able to look at this problem, and I've decided to stick with the OEM for now. Also, I don't have a serial port so I don't have a simple method of getting the boot log as requested.

pietro
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dolo724 said: I have the Sam

dolo724 said: I have the Sam Knows supplied wnr3500u/wnr3500l, apparently v1, although it has the n300 label next to the model # as in the second picture. Do you know, does this have special firmware for their program or can I use Tomato or something similar? Current firmware version is V1.2.2.26_33.0.28SK Thanks!

This is working for me

http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/19806/DD-WRT-Kong-Mod-USB-FTP-miniDLNA-Samba3-WNR3500Lv1/

dolo724
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pietro said:  This is working

pietro said:  This is working for me http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/19806/DD-WRT-Kong-Mod-USB-FTP-miniDLNA-Samba3-WNR3500Lv1/

Thanks!

I'll give this a shot later and post back here with success. If I have problems, I'll start a new thread.

And to answer an earlier question, I do have the wnr3500L v1.

Vincent Rose
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Subhra said: Good to know

Subhra said: Good to know that you are able to recognise your router. Hope, the following two pictures will provide more information to the newbee, WNR3500L :- WNR3500Lv2 :-

Thank you so much!

Subhra
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See this article ... it

See this article ... it contains more compact information.

Chu Le
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I ordered WNR3500L-v1, but JR

I ordered WNR3500L-v1, but JR shipped me a WNR3500L-v2. It looks like they don't have anymore WNR3500L-v1. Anyone would like to exchange WNR3500L-v2 from me. I will pay shipment. I like WNR3500L-v1 better.

Thanks,

-Chu Le

1newdan
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Subhra said: Good to know

Subhra said: Good to know that you are able to recognise your router. Hope, the following two pictures will provide more information to the newbee, WNR3500L :- WNR3500Lv2 :-

I'm new to Netgear routers. I assumed that since there was no version number the default was one. It was hard to find verification. Thank You for posting a clear answer.

dolo724
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Success! Turns out I have

Success! Turns out I have WNR3500L/U/v2, so I used Tomato v. 1.28. The process was easy and is well documented on this site. Thanks to all.

doughboy
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My WNR3500L router is exactly

My WNR3500L router is exactly as shown in picture posted by dolo724.

It has label N300 WNR3500U/WNR3500L

according to netgear support site, it is WNR3500L v1, but the last post above by dolo724 says it is a v2?

so should I use WNR3500L v1 or v2 firmware on this unit?
or will there be any harm if I try v2 first then v1?

FWIW, I bought it back in 2012 from amazon and it was sold as a WNR3500L v2. That's why I am confused/not sure if this is really a v1 or v2.

I think dolo724 initially assumed it is a v1 but the last post says it is a v2.

Based on latest firmware available from netgear support site, my firmware version number matches the latest firmware for v1. My router UI is not the Genie, so I'm thinking more this is a v1.

Thanks!

dolo724
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I'm looking at the device status as reported by Tomato, it gives v2 as I said above. BUT I wasn't sure until I loaded the package. Here are the specifics, in case you need the reference for a package choice. Have fun! (just do it...)

Tomato Firmware v1.28.9054 MIPSR2-beta K26 USB Ext
USB support integration and GUI,
Linux kernel 2.6.22.19 and Broadcom Wireless Driver 5.10.147.0 updates,
support for additional router models and Wireless-N mode.
Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Fedor Kozhevnikov and Ray Van Tassle
http://www.tomatousb.org
Based on Tomato Firmware v1.28
Copyright (C) 2006-2010 Jonathan Zarate
http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
Built on Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:25:48 -0500

doughboy said: ...My WNR3500L router is exactly as shown in picture posted by dolo724. It has label N300 WNR3500U/WNR3500L according to netgear support site, it is WNR3500L v1, but the last post above by dolo724 says it is a v2? so should I use WNR3500L v1 or v2 firmware on this unit? or will there be any harm if I try v2 first then v1?

 

doughboy
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Thanks, got the firmware. I

Thanks, got the firmware. I'll give it a try this weekend.

Do you need to load dd-rt firmware before loading tomato firmware?

Or did you just renamed the tomato trx file to chk and uploaded directly on netgear firmware update page?

Guinhill
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Interesting, I have been

Interesting, I have been using the Toasman RT ( for WNR3500Lv1 )
But my system info on the status page tells me:
Model Netgear WNR3500L/U/v2

So I have a v2?
I have this router since at least 05/2011 ( Since that is the date stamp on my oldest firmware download ddwrt switched to Tomato after finding that the wan speed on ddwrt did not perform to my desires )

So is it even possible for me to have a v2? ( I believe v2 did not come out untill 02/2012 )
I assume is it just an error on Toastmans side, have done so for a while and since it works.
Why fix it, does the v2 firmware give me more performance? or other advantages.