Netgear N600 DGND3700 Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router Review

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Introducing Netgear’s new N600 Series of Routers

This year at CES2011, Netgear showed off their new N600 Series of Modems, Routers, & DLNA equipment. We reported on it at the time and showed you the entire lineup of products Netgear had coming out. Fast forward a few months and their lineup is out on the market and in full swing. The DGND3700 comes to the market with a price tag of $161.43 Shipped with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Netgear N600 DGND3700

Today we get to look at the DGND3700, an all-in-one, high-performance wireless router for the home that provides connectivity to the Internet with a built-in ADSL2+ modem or a Gigabit Ethernet port for high- speed cable or fiber service. With
Dual-Band wireless support, the new router can handle multiple high-bandwidth applications across numerous networked devices with ease. It has a 4-port Gigabit switch, ReadyShare storage access with two USB ports, and is DLNA certified. It can also set up guest networks and has
a broadband usage meter utility included. 

Netgear N600 DGND3700 Wireless N Home Router & ADSL2+ Modem Specifications:

Advanced Features

  • Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings
  • Simultaneous Dual Band—runs both 2.4 and 5GHz bands concurrently
  • Two (2) ports for ReadySHARE USB Storage Access—Wirelessly share a USB drive with Macs and PCs
  • DLNA—Stream media to DLNA HDTVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles
  • Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions)
  • Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage
  • Power and Wi-Fi on/off buttons

Package Contents

  • N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router (DGND3700)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone cable and filter
  • Power adapter, localized to country of sale

Warranty

  • Localized to country of sale

System Requirements

  • Broadband Internet service
  • ADSL Broadband Internet Service
  • Cable or Fiber: Connects to cable modem via Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 or 5.0 GHz specification wireless adapter or an Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 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)

NETGEAR Power Saving Features

  • Power On/Off Switch
  • 80% Recycled Packaging
  • CEC Certified (California Efficiency)
  • RoHS
  • WEEE
  • WiFi On/Off Button
  • FCC 

With a rich feature set, Netgear has shown that this product really is a top of the line offering with such an extensive feature set to fill out the cost of this router.

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