Enjoy fast downloads and more with this NETGEAR N600 C3700-100NAS dual-band wireless-N router, which delivers data transfer rates up to 300 Mbps + 300 Mbps for rapid performance. DLNA capability lets you stream media stored on compatible devices.
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Don't buy if you have Comcast (xfinity)
Posted by: garthhh from: on
I purchased this modem/router combo because it claims to be compatible with Comcast xfinity internet, and it is supposed to perform at 300Mbps per channel. Great. I have 150Mbps download service, should be plenty. So, I get everything set up with my ISP. I do some speed tests on the wired connection (my desktop PC) and get between 140 and 160 Mbps. Then, I set up the wireless network, connect my phone... and wait. There's about a 10 second delay before anything even starts to load, and the speeds topped out at about 30Mbps on wireless, on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
I scoured the internet for any help and tried all of the standard things (power cycle, disable WMM support, disable the 2.4Ghz network, enable guest network and try that), and NOTHING changed. After some further research, I found multiple reports of people having the EXACT same issue on xfinity.
From what I gather, since it is a modem/router combo and is DOCSIS 3.0, any firmware updates must be pushed from the ISP, and it seems as though the firmware hasn't been updated to properly support the xfinity network, and there does not seem to be any plans to add full support in the future. Since the hardware should be plenty to handle a 150Mbps downstream connection, the firmware is the likely culprit.
I exchanged this modem/router for two standalone units, and now my wireless is 130Mbps... with virtually no lag of any sort. Don't get this if you have xfinity, you will regret it.
47 out of 52 found this review helpful.
Great modem and wireless router
Posted by: PhotoBug from: Hewitt, TX on
I purchased this modem/router on April 17, 2014 to replace my TWC modem. It was easy to setup with TWC and the wireless network was very easy to setup. I have a speed of 15 mbps on a service that was only 10 mbps with my Linksys wireless router and my TWC modem. I have been very happy with this purchase. The one thing that caused me one problem was it only has two ports and I needed 4 so I had to purchase a switch. If I ever upgrade to a device with AC Wireless, this N Router will not give the that added speed.
24 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Don't buy this garbage!
Posted by: AlanWatts from: on
I usually don't write reviews even if the product is bad, but this time, for the sake of humanity, I have to...
First, I'm not a newbie. I consider myself to be very experienced with computers, I've been a programmer since 1998.
The last time I changed my router was 8 years ago. So I finally decided to go through this somewhat painful process (No internet for several hours, activating, setting up the security settings, firewall etc..). I chose NETGEAR N600 based on the reviews and because it's "all in one" simple solution. What a mistake it was :(
This modem/router kept me frustrated for weeks until I RETURNED IT. The issue was with the Wireless connection, it kept disconnecting all of my devices from the internet in steady intervals of 10 minutes apart. Every 10 minutes I had to Disable the wireless connection on my Mac/iPhone/iPad and enable it back again. Meanwhile the signal was always perfect no issues with that. But the internet connection kept disconnecting.
I've wasted several hours on the phone "support" with NETGEAR and Comcast. NETGEAR recommended me to change the wireless channel from 'auto' to '6' (go figure!), packet size, upgrading the firmware via Comcast and completely resetting the modem/router. Without any success!
Don't waste your money on this fancy packaged garbage.
Instead buy the following:
Zoom - DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem ($64)
TP-LINK - TL-WR841N ($24)
Flush your router with the DD-WRT (google it) and you've got yourself a $700 router!
41 out of 54 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Disappointed from: on
Reading reviews is no guarantee of quality products or services. The Netgear N600 began giving us trouble from the first week on. We contacted Xfinity with no success. It was determined that the problem was the Netgear modem. For the next three weeks we went back and forth with Netgear. Not easy going through the troubleshooting steps when the tech's barely speak English. Netgears solution? Send us the modem, at your expense, and we'll send you another one. What a great deal. I purchase a new product, it doesn' last a month, I have to pay additional money to have it shipped and then I have to wait two to three weeks without a modem. First I'm not going to sit around without internet access for three weeks while Netgear does what ever it does and second how many of you believe I will replace this modem with another Netgear product?
16 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Does not work with VPN
Posted by: Jman from: Seattle,WA on
I was really impressed by this product initially however when I tried to use it with VPN it worked with IPSEC but not with PPTP (windows vpn).
I checked the manually and it says it supports PPTP passthrough but when I called support they admitted that this functionality was in fact not working. In some future release it will be fixed... well maybe.
I gave it a low rating because this days modem/router should be able to do parental controls (I use open DNS) and vpn.
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Returned for stronger
Posted by: jackhammer from: on
This unit was not strong enough for the distance i had to pull signal for one of my devices. It is ok if your are with in 15 -20 ft. Returned/eexchanged for bigger/stronger unit.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Perfect for Apartment - Cox service
Posted by: Andrew329 from: on
I weighed a couple of options between modem and router tandem setups vs cable modem wifi gateways and landed with this one. I decided to save a few bucks in the long run by getting the 1 piece system which works great with my setup - Cox Communications service with premium speeds.
On wifi and hard wired, I get the same exact speeds when running diagnostics and always exceed what Cox has allocated for what I'm paying for. I'm in a pretty solid (albeit not brick) standard layout 1050 sq ft apartment and I don't see any drop in signal no matter where I am. We constantly run 2 phones, 2 laptops, a tablet, and 2 Xbox 360's on wifi and haven't had a single problem. Yes, two of almost everything used very often between gaming and streaming.
Just as a note, be sure to download the NetGear Genie software onto your primary computer so that you can properly setup and manage your network and router settings. There was no problem getting it recognized and running on the Cox service. There was an automatic prompt when connecting that allowed me to get it synced with my service in <15 minutes (The cable guy ran out of patience and gave up, trying to get me to buy/rent their garbage generic one - I replied "no thanks," waited until he left and did it myself).
- simple to setup
- Genie software is easy and helpful
- perfect for 1000 sq ft 1 floor apartment
- connects multiple heavy devices without throttling or problems
- easy to store around other devices
- no loss in speed or signal
- compatible with Cox cable service
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Save yourself the headache and buy Motorola
Posted by: MH23 from: on
I got this modem in May 2015. Worked great for the covered 90 day period after that you will not get any support from Netgear. The problem I ran into is with the Firmware version. Netgear says this is not something they handle but rather the ISP provider, in my case Comcast. The slowness of speed I started having began when Comcast sent through an upgrade that changed the firmware to a much higher version than what Netgear says it should be. Netgear says to talk to Comcast and Comcast says to talk to Netgear. There is NO option to manually download the correct firmware version for this modem. You are held hostage by these two companies bouncing you back and forth. Why Netgear do you not offer your customers a way to download the proper version of firmware for this modem. Never buy Netgear again. I ended up looking on the Community site on this issue and found out many other folks having same issue. The only resolution is to buy a Motorola modem which is not having this issue. $150 down the drain on this Netgear modem that is a few months old. Save yourself the headache and buy Motorola.
10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Poor speed on WiFI. Please read this before buying
Posted by: Faiz from: on
Let me give brief background on myself. I am a software engineer and testing modems/routers/mobile phones are my day to day to activity. So i have good knowledge about modems/routers.
This device is a cable modem + Router . I must say it works good as a modem but works very poor as a wifi router. I tested this device thoroughly with xfinity 75 MBPS connection. Speed over wired LAN is good and reaches upto 89 MBPS max. But speed over WIFI cannot even cross above 40 on 5GHz channel. Speed on 2.4 GHz is even poor. I followed up with netgear technical team, they suggested me some settings like changing wifi channel, changing MTU size but nothing helps. My verdict - DO NOT BUY THIS DEVICE as this device fails to deliver the speed it promises. Here are my testing results :
Over Wired LAN :
IPV4 / IPV6 --> 89 MBPS
Over WiFI (5GHZ ) :
IPV4 - 15 MBPS
IPV6 - 89 MPBS
Over WIFI (2.4 GHz) :
IPV4 - 5 MBPS
IPV6 - 13 MPBS
I am ready to accept this challenge. Anyone using this device on comcast or TWC, share your wifi speed test results.
If you guys still don't beleive me, please check Netgear forums for number of complaints on this device. I am sharing you few such links
i am sharing screen shot of my speed test too
10 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Easy set up wifi router modeum
Posted by: Otis from: on
Works as designed. Its range is limited to 1st floor of home. Signal strength is only 2 WiFi bars when about 15-20 feet away with walls in between. Wish it were stronger. Will end up getting a booster, I'm sure. Overall its a good product in mid range pricing.