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jonny4

join:2008-01-12
Spring, TX

wndr3700v1 to wndr3700v3 results in lag.

My Netgear wndr3700v1's wan port was damaged in an electrical storm, thanks internet provider for not allowing me to ground the cable line, and would only connect at 100Mb instead of 1Gb so I ordered the same router again but ended up with v3. Now for some reason on any connected PC in the house I get lag anytime I try and do anything on the internet. Both routers are configured exactly the same and the lag problem was not present with the Version 1 router. Now I ordered the wndr3700 because I wasn't going to pay $169.99 for the wndr4500 when the 802.11ac routers are coming out but I also wasn't going to buy an 802.11ac router until the spec is finalized. Now could my problem be caused by the different hardware? Do I have a bad router? The electrical surge came through the cable line into cable modem and then into the router but thankfully stopped there. The modem was replaced 2 weeks before the router and the lag wasn't present with the old version 1 router on the new modem. I can send it back and replace it with a new version 3 or a new router completely but I would like some second opinions first.


jonny4

join:2008-01-12
Spring, TX

No one has any advice on this?



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reply to jonny4

I've got a 3700 V1 as well, and the signal is superb. For a backup, I bought a refurbished on ebay - »www.ebay.com/ctg/NetGear-Gigabit···_Routers

At that price, you may want to give it a try.


bimmerdriver

join:2010-12-10
Coquitlam, BC
reply to jonny4

I've had a v1 and now I have a v2, never experienced that. Have you verified that the firmware is up to date? You may also want to check the DNS settings. Maybe someone on the netgear forum has an idea. If not, try netgear tech support.


ericthered0

join:2010-10-08
reply to jonny4

You might try this, it's a longshot, but simple if it works:
1) go into your V1 config and write down the MAC address shown for the router. It may be different than the MAC address on the label of the router.

2) go into your V3 router and specify the V1 MAC address, rather than the MAC address for the V3 router.

3) Power off the router

4) Power cycle the modem off/on

5) Power on the V3 router



mackey

join:2007-08-20
kudos:6
reply to jonny4

said by jonny4:

My Netgear wndr3700v1's wan port was damaged in an electrical storm, ... so I ordered the same router again but ended up with v3.

Now could my problem be caused by the different hardware?

It's probably due to the different hardware. The v3 is a completely different router then the v1 and v2's; they replaced the guts with some Broadcom garbage and renamed the old (good) one the WNDR3800. »wiki.openwrt.org/toh/netgear/wndr3700

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