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5.0 out of 5 stars Built with open source in mind, April 19, 2010
This review is from: NETGEAR WNR3500L N300 Open-Source Gigabit WiFi Router (WNR3500Lv2), 128MB NAND and 128MB RAM, 480 MHz MIPS 74K Processor (Personal Computers)
It's great to have a router out there that recognizes that customers just want the freaking thing to work, and don't care who wrote or maintains the firmware. With that in mind, I bought this router to replace another Wireless-N router that was simply a nightmare, with glitchy firmware from two years ago, and will now find a new home or function via Craigslist or something.

I was up and running using the stock firmware in about 5 minutes, accessing the router configuration page and setting up a secure wireless network. I didn't try any of the quick-install software - usually like to just set the thing up myself without putting any software on my machine, and for this it worked perfectly.

More importantly, this router is open-source-firmware ready, so if for any reason the stock firmware fails me, I'll have an option out there to try, as opposed to the endless struggles of my prior router.

My setup includes a wired WHS, a Snow Leopard wireless-N macbook, a wireless PC using a 'G' card (Win7), another wireless laptop also using G, a Wii, an XBox using a wired connection, and another wired media-center PC, running Win7, and an iPhone 2G. Powers everything without flaw.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Sep 1, 2010 9:23:18 PM PDT
Count Catula says:
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Posted on Dec 3, 2010 2:54:41 PM PST
w3bCraw1er says:
@Amir: LOL...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 5:31:46 AM PST
F. W. Burr says:
Caveat emptor!

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 7:24:24 PM PST
Have you tried using the USB port for an external hard drive. If so, does Time Machine on your Mac work with it?
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