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Netgear WNDR3800 N600 Premium Edition Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router

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  • Wireless N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router with WiFi Speeds up to 600 Mbps (300 + 300) ideal for HD video streaming and other demaning applications
  • Security - Best in class (WPA/WPA2?PSK) and WEP and Push ?N? Connect ensures a quick and secure network connection using WiFi Protected Setup® (WPS)
  • NETGEAR Genie® ? Easy dashboard control to manage, monitor and repair your home network
  • WiFi Range - Simulateous Dual Band doubles bandwidth while reducing WiFi interefearece and is ideal for larger homes with many connected devices
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Clear Channel Selector - Dynamically avoids busy Wi-Fi channels for clear and fast wireless connections automatically
  • NETGEAR Genie? ? Easy dashboard control to manage, monitor and repair your home network
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Netgear
  • Model: WNDR3800-100NAS
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 300
  • Width: 0.00 centimeters
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 2.7 x 10 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0058NN6CS
  • Item model number: WNDR3800-100NAS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (429 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,351 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 1, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

The NETGEAR® N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router - Premium Edition (WNDR3800) provides high performance WiFi speed and range required for demanding applications along with a suite of premium features that makes the most out of your home network.

From the Manufacturer

NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium EditionWNDR3800

Loaded with Features – High Performance

The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router – Premium Edition (WNDR3800) delivers high performance WiFi speed and range required for demanding applications along with a suite of premium features that makes the most out of your home network. Premium features include dynamically selecting clearest WiFi channels, access to connected USB Hard drive from anywhere at any time, dedicated video mode, Time Machine compatible and Genie for easy dashboard control.

The NETGEAR Difference – WNDR3800
  • ReadyShare Cloud – Access anytime/anywhere
  • ClearChannel Selector – Reliable WiFi
  • Video Mode – Better video streaming
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
Applications
HD video streaming & multiplayer gaming
Access files anywhere
Access files anywhere/anytime
Reliable WiFi
Reliable WiFi for better streaming and gaming
For PC and MAC households
For PC and MAC households

Network Speed

Network Speed
Faster WiFi Speed – N600 Dual Band WiFi delivers 300 + 300Mbps for combined wireless speeds up to 600Mbps
Gigabit Wired
Gigabit Wired – Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports are ideal for HD gaming & video and ultra-, high-speed wired networking

Wireless Range

Better Range
Better Range – Powerful WiFi amplifiers deliver improved wireless range for larger homes

Reliable Connections

Clear Channel Selector
Clear Channel Selector – Dynamically avoids busy Wi-Fi channels for clear and fast wireless connections automatically
Video Mode
Video Mode – Dedicated wireless network for video streaming
Simultaneous Dual Band
Simultaneous Dual Band – Wireless access on both 2.4- and 5-GHz bands concurrently, reduces WiFi interference & doubles total available bandwidth

Ease of Use

Netgear Genie
NETGEAR genie™ – Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks
CD- Less Installation
CD -Less Installation – Easy setup for iPads, PC, MAC computers, smartphones & tablets without a cd
Push n Connect
Push ‘N’ Connect – Secure push button WiFi connections using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
WiFi Power On Off
WiFi & Power On/Off – Convenient power savings to power down the entire router and/or just WiFi

Sharing

ReadyShare Cloud
ReadySHARE® Cloud – Access and share files on an attached USB hard drive anywhere you have an Internet connection
Time Macine Compatible
Time Machine Compatible – Automatic Mac backup to connected USB hard drive, wirelessly
Extended Tivo Storage
Extended Tivo Storage – Stream TiVo video recordings from a USB drive connected to the router serving as extra storage for your TiVo recordings
Open Platform
Open Platform – Enhance performance and features by installing open source firmware and joining the open router community at www.myopenrouter.com
DLNA Media Server
DLNA Media Server – Find and play media stored on an attached USB storage device on DLNA TVs, game consoles and media players
ReadySHARE® USB
ReadySHARE® USB – Wirelessly access and share USB hard drives

Security

Live Parental Controls
Live Parental Controls – Centralized and easy-to-use website filtering for all devices connected to the Internet via the router
Guest Network Access
Guest Network Access – Separate and secure WiFi access for guests using your home network
highlighted icons = premium edition features
Highlighted Icons = Premium Edition Features

Choose the wireless router that fits your needs

WNDR3400 WNDR3700 WNDR3800 WNDR4000 WNDR4500 R6300
  WNDR3400 WNDR3700 WNDR3800 WNDR4000 WNDR4500 R6300
  N600 WiFi Dual Band Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router – Premium Edition N750 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router N900 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router R6300 WiFi Dual Band Router
Performance            
Combined WiFi Speed N600 N600 N600 N750 N900 1750
WiFi Range good good good best ultimate ultimate
WiFi Transmit Power To Maximize Range Good Better Better Best Best Ultimate
No. Of USB Ports 1 1 1 1 2 2
Ethernet Ports – 4 LAN + 1 WAN 10/100 Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
USB Storage Access Speed Better Best Best Best Best Ultimate
Features            
Live Parental Control yes yes yes yes yes yes
Broadband Usage Meter yes yes yes yes yes yes
Guest Networks yes yes yes yes yes yes
DLNA Media Streaming   yes yes yes yes yes
CD -Less Install With Smartphones/Tablet     yes yes yes yes
Premium Features            
Genie – Dashboard Control yes yes yes yes yes yes
ReadySHARE® Print     yes   yes yes
Dedicated Video Mode     yes      
ReadySHARE® Cloud     yes      
ClearChannel Selector     yes      
Time Machine Compatible     yes      
TIVO Extended Storage     yes      
NETGEAR genie™

Easy-to-use dashboard to monitor, control & repair home networks

NETGEAR
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition

Customer Reviews

Netgear has released firmware updates to no avail.
David Spinnenweber
I need my router to be reliable, so I have wasted my money and will have to simply toss this one and buy another brand.
PrinterPal
The main problem is that it constantly drops connection and has to be rebooted to reconnect.
EJ

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

238 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Ammy_Evaluator TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 21, 2011
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Update Oct 21, 2011: At the one month mark, this router has been functioning without reboots/restarts/drops in a house full of network bandwidth hungry clients - still @ FW 1.0.0.18. I've even forgotten that I swapped routers - the true test of a good invisible appliance :)

Update Oct 03, 2011: While I have not encountered any problems, there are complaints about the 1.0.0.18 firmware dropping wireless connections in 2.4GHz 802.11n mode and with DNS issues that require reboots of the router. A 1.0.0.19-DNS beta update has been released to fix the latter problem.

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In a span of about 6 months, Netgear has released the WNDR4000, the WNDR3800, and the WNDR4500. Unfortunately, unlike most normal product naming schemes, higher model numbers do not necessarily translate into more functionality.

For instance, the WNDR3800 will have a greater impact on my own home network simply because:
1. Most of my devices (incl. consoles and media devices) use the 2.4GHz spectrum (where Clear Channel helps).
2. Most of my needs center around media streaming (where video mode helps).

So how does it perform?
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I ran some benchmarks using iPerf between two computers, connected wirelessly on the 2.4GHz band. Impressively, the WNDR3800 gave me a constant throughput of about 24 to 26 Mbps.

inSSIDer also indicates that with the WNDR3800's amplifiers, my RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) amplitude is at least 10dB better than when using my WNDR3700.

In real world tests - streaming Netflix and other content was great on all my media devices.

Enumerating the Pros:
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1. Easy install.
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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful By swjtx on September 4, 2011
Ok to start with, This WNDR3800 is replacing my WNDR37AV. Prior to that, I had a variety of wireless routers such as the Netgear WNDR3700, Linksys WRT54G, a couple of DLinks and others either at home or in an "unsupported" configuration at work. Not saying I'm a guru, but I do have some router experience.

My network devices consist of 2 wired computers, a TCP/IP printer, 3 wireless security cameras, two Wireless laptops, an Iphone, an external USB drive for filesharing/DLNA and a wireless DLNA LED TV. I also have Vonage for my home phone which is an IP phone service that needs an internet connection so the 2 wired computers, printer, and IP phone occupy the 4 LAN ports on the router.

I like the new GUI on the 3800. There are two main tabs (Basic and Advanced). When comparing directly to the WNDR37xx, the new GUI is more intuitive. If you simply need to connect a wireless laptop, smartphone or a readyshare device, you might find all you need under the Basic tab. The Basic settings are going to get your router talking to your ISP, set up your wireless SSID's and security, show you a list of attached devices, allow you to set up parental controls, configure the readyshare (including the new readyshare "cloud"), and set up your guest network.

The Basic tab has a "Home" button which give you a graphical menu to get to the other pages and shows some basic infomation such as "Internet-Status: Good" This is a great quickview dashboard for the status of your routers' functions and lets you see at a glance if and where there might be a problem.
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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 15, 2011
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The current firmware (1.0.0.18) appears to be broken. It regularly drops wireless connections, or worse - keeps your wireless device connected to the router, but with no connectivity to the internet or the rest of your network. Netgear appears to know about this issue (see their support forums: search for the thread "Lost Internet Connection Issues with 3800"). Very disappointing to have a wireless router that can't perform its most basic function correctly. Will update this review if a firmware fix comes out before my return period is over.

UPDATE: Tried the V1.0.0.19-DNS firmware, which can be found in the comments. Kudos to Netgear for the responsive support. The -19 firmware is not a complete fix, however. While the connection to the router appears to be solid, I still experience internet dropouts on my wireless devices. These dropouts usually recover after a few seconds. This is an improvement over the -18 firmware, which could only be fixed with a power cycling or reboot of the router, but still not acceptable. Love the feature list of this router, but the features need to work... If you are looking to purchase this router, you might want to wait until it is a little more mature. After some additional research, this isn't the first Netgear router to have these kinds of issues.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By S Zipper on November 9, 2011
This wireless router is plagued with problems from random disconnects, rebuffering issues with Netflix, Reduced range on 5 Ghz as compared to the WNDR3700 v1, DNS problems, and loss of WIFI signal on 2.4 Ghz. In addition, Netgear Genie and print server are not ready for prime time when used with an Apple Mac. Buy something else rather than waiting 2 years for Netgear to make this one work...if ever. As far as Netgear support, it is offshore and lacking, and Netgear has no real interest in the satisfaction of the end user. Keep in mind that the problems with this router are firmware related, calls to tech support will be of no help, and Netgear has a poor track record in getting firmware fixes up quickly (see my comments below on the WNDR3700 v1). They will leave you plagued with problems and move on to new product development. If someday Netgear makes me change my mind about their concern for the end user, I will be glad to update this review. In the meantime look at competitor products, and reviews prior to purchase. Please keep in mind that Netgear firmware release (1.0.0.25 Beta) for this model does not fix its many issues, and it took Netgear 2 years to produce a workable firmware for the WNDR3700 v1 and it still has bugs. This router is based on the WNDR3700 v2 platform, that still until today is plagued with problems (the WNDR3800 is a 3700 v2 with added memory) I think Netgear does not appreciate how hard many of us work for our money, and how during these tough economic times we cannot afford to spend our hard earned cash on poor performing products that become "our problem". I feel I lost on this one. Trust me I rarely write a poor review of a product, but I hope for others not to feel my pain, and a smaller bank account after making this purchase.Read more ›
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