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BN321

@charter.com

Wireless router choice

I am switching from Charter's combo modem/wireless router. For the new setup, Charter will provide the modem, I am to provide the wireless router. I'm thinking of getting a NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700. Will that work well? Any problems with that choice?
THANKS



msmisfit

join:2004-09-13
Lawrenceville, GA
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From what I've read they are pretty good routers and it should work well. I have a Netgear 3800 that works just fine. I've had it a year now. I understand there's not much difference in these two series.



cork1958
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reply to BN321

Excellent choice for a Netgear.

The Linksys E series work very well also.
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mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
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reply to BN321

Isn't that router the one that has a Wireless speed of 300Mbps but the wired is only 100 Mbps.

If you have a lot of wireless device and not many wired then it is a great router.
If you use a lot of wired deives then you might want a 1000 Mbps switch.


MrFixit1

join:1999-11-26
Madison, WI

Sure looks like a Gigabit router to me
»www.netgear.com/home/products/wi···700.aspx

Or were you referring to the fact that some of the Linksys E series are not Gigabit ?



ultra

@rr.com
reply to BN321

If you were a wireless customer before, you should be able to get a netgear n750 for 20 bucks from charter , just ask for the new world pricing and tell them your wanting to switch to the new d3 and standalone router



cork1958
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reply to mmainprize

said by mmainprize:

Isn't that router the one that has a Wireless speed of 300Mbps but the wired is only 100 Mbps.

If you have a lot of wireless device and not many wired then it is a great router.
If you use a lot of wired deives then you might want a 1000 Mbps switch.

Not sure I'm reading that correctly, or, if I'm missing something, but what good is a 1000Mbps "switch" going to do if the router isn't capable of that speed?
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wingrider01

join:2006-07-25
Saint Louis, MO

said by cork1958:

said by mmainprize:

Isn't that router the one that has a Wireless speed of 300Mbps but the wired is only 100 Mbps.

If you have a lot of wireless device and not many wired then it is a great router.
If you use a lot of wired deives then you might want a 1000 Mbps switch.

Not sure I'm reading that correctly, or, if I'm missing something, but what good is a 1000Mbps "switch" going to do if the router isn't capable of that speed?

There are a number of routers out there that have a 1GB internet access jack - most of the Netgears have them. Been running a 3700 for over a year that has 1GB jack for the modem


nightshade74
Yet another genxer
Premium
join:2004-11-06
Prattville, AL
reply to mmainprize

No it's all gigabit.
Small net builder says:

"Routing throughput running the latest 1.0.0.6 firmware measured in the low 400 Mbps range"

I've had the Wndr3700v2 for a few years. I dont like the new Genie firmware. However OpenWrt runs well on it.



ITICharlie1
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join:2003-01-22
Saint Louis, MO
reply to BN321

I have been using the 3700 for two years and it has perform flawlessly. It is very customizable and works well with the Charter service. For the money it would be hard to find a better modem.
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mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
reply to BN321

OK, i was mistaking, by looking at that spec sheet it is GBit.
I looked at some Netgear Routers at Walmart and i though i remembered the a N600 router as not having a GBit switch. Maybe it was the N300.