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Utilizes the MIMO smart antenna design to deliver improved range while eliminating drops and dead zones.
Up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates with Wireless-N
For fast, efficient operation.
Ready Share with USB port
Provides easy and fast access for sharing an external USB storage device.
4 built-in Ethernet ports
For wired connection of up to 4 computers.
Broadband usage meter
Ensures accurate measurement of daily, weekly and monthly Internet traffic with customized alerts.
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup for a quick and secure connection.
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Posted by: JustWaldo from: My House on
Bought this to replace an old Belkin N150 router. The difference is like night and day. Hulu and Netflix work MUCH better now.
Best Buy needs to update the photos and description of this router though. If you look at the pictures I uploaded, you'll see the router and packaging look different. The one BB shows is an older model and some things have changed. I verified this by matching the SKU's. Same SKU, different item. The one sold now is a WNDR3400v3
Also, don't be fooled into purchasing a router that is AC capable. Very few, if any, products you use a router with are AC capable yet. Unless you're a techie and will upgrade to the latest and greatest as soon as it comes out, you're wasting money. TV's, laptops, tablets, phones, etc. all still run on N technology.
If you only have a few items (up to 6) connected, then N600 is a great middle ground. Below that and you'll run into problems. Above that is overkill unless you have Gig internet speeds.
I'd definitely recommend this over Belkin or Linksys. Linksys was bought by Belkin and their quality has dropped significantly. I originally purchased a Belkin AC750 a day before purchasing this router and had trouble with it right out of the box.
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Brilliant Product at a Great Price
Posted by: MrAfterhours from: Houston, TX on
I actually went into BBY to buy a cisco router. But when I got there this router was right below it. I wanted the Cisco E2000 but this one boasted better data rates and was much cheaper. Thanks to the sale I got this great product. I am an IT Systems Administrator so my opinion on how easy it was to setup may not be the best gauge. Although, I will say it is extremely easy to setup. The web interface is great. I didn't even realize, until I got home, that this router has 3 seperate wireless networks all with their own SSIDs. I setup one for my internal network of computers, one for my gaming consoles and there is a handy 3rd one. It actually creates an isolated network that cannot communicate back into your internal network. This is good for when you want to have a guest connection for friends to get on when they are over. I hide the first 2 and broadcast the 3rd. I use my Cisco 7921 wireless VoIP phone on it as well and the connection is amazingly clear unlike my old router.
All in all, extremely glad I bought this.
678 out of 787 found this review helpful.
great router for the price
Posted by: cyberyoot from: michigan on
Went into Bestbuy and saw this on sale for $59. Bought it and had it up and running in 5 minutes out of the box. For those with some computer fortitude, forget about the installation CD and go right to the quick startup and log directly into the router from your browser... you'll be up and running in minutes. If you have trouble even connecting an ethernet cable, you should try the installation CD... or call one of your friends that can get it up and running in 5 minutes. This isn't rocket science, but those that are not familiar with router technology will be lost. (thus call tech support in a foreign country and then complain it doesn't work)
Replaced a old LinkSys that just stop working and this blows it away with it's dual band and many great features such as the Guest Access point and USB port to connect an external HD. Highly suggested if you can get it for the $59 price.
There are blue LEDS that bllink, but mine is hidden so i don't see them anyway.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: PUMA41510 from: THE BAY AREA 650 on
i heard alot of bad rep for netgear, i did alot of research before making my decision. i had a belken n router(MIMO technology) and after almost 2 years it just started to give out while playing on xbox-live. i thought it was ISP gave them a call and had to reconfigure the modem and i still got booted off live. i said screw it went out to my best buy stood in front of all the routers they had asked the rep a couple of questions then making my final selection on this router.
when i got home i followed all instructions went smooth just for one part when it said that there was an update for the firmware i let it update it, i left it alone so i wouldnt mess anything up and when i came back it said that there was an error. I clicked ok and when i check the the firmware it was successful ( weired, yes ) .
in about 15 mins bada bing bada boom i was surfing. played on line found matches in seconds way better/faster then my belkin (wont be getting belkin anymore) long story short after a couple of of days of owning this wonderful router....... i like it =D..
gigabit and ethernet, to me there all the same idk and cant tell the diffrence only for the price
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Great router for an apartment
Posted by: Martian from: on
I use cable internet with 60 Mbps download and have no problem doing it wirelessly with this router. Had some family over and it held up with zero lag on up to 5 phones and streaming Netflix at the same time. I've owned net gear before and lasted about 5 years. This is all I need for everyday normal use and Netflix streaming also with sling tv.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Great Router....Great Price
Posted by: go54blue from: Indiana on
This is a great router, plain and simple. No problems setting up. In fact, I was up and running in just about 15 minutes. I'm not sure why the other people had issues and gave this router bad reviews. If you google it, you will see it is a great item. I have two laptops, PS3, XBOX 360 slim, and WII all hooked up and no issues at all. If you are a gamer, this is a no brainer purchase!!
26 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: lgalcarte from: Michigan on
I had to replace a Belkin wireless router that stopped worker after 15 months - just 3 months out of warranty. This router was on sale and I didn't want another Belkin. I had my network back up and running within 20 minutes! What a breeze!
And it's been working great for about a week now with no problems (knock on wood!).
I would recommend this to anyone!
24 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Good choice for the money
Posted by: wirelesswizard from: Tulsa, OK on
I bought this router to upgrade my network from g to n. I get better coverage, I get full signal in every room of my house both upstairs and down. I get phenomenal transfer speed on both the 2.4 and 5 ghz band, and set up was pretty much plug and play. The reason I chose this particular router was because of the dual band and the ability to connect an external storage device, I've read reviews saying the transfer speed was slow from an external drive, but I get excellent transfer speeds from the drive, the usb is usb 3.0 so if you use a usb 3.0 external drive it will take full advantage of the increased transfer rate, also some reviews say that it is picky about external drives, basically if your drive requires software to use it won't work, but if it is a plug and play drive it will work just fine. If you read the manual you CAN turn off the bright blue leds on the side.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: mcotostl from: Tampa, FL on
As a former computer repair technician (Firedog and !Q Crew) for Circuit City, I was always a fan of Cisco (Linksys) products. Netgear always seemed to have inferior quality compared to Linksys. This included lost/weak signal, increased latency, and dropped packets.
I will have to say that I was very skeptical when I purchased this. However, being that the price was $79.99 and the comparable Linksys model was $149.99 I figured I would give it a shot. I could always bring it back within 30 days if I was not satisfied.
Installation was easy. Plug in and go. Setting up WPA security was a little more difficult than the Linksys routers I was used to, but not by much. The biggest problem I had was figuring out how to turn off the stupid blue light that illuminate my living room. Guess I should've read the directions as my wife suggested the first time.
I am completely satisfied with this router. Netgear has restored my faith in their brand. I have not had any problems since I installed the router two months ago. Signal is great and speed is amazing. Even when we're watching Netflix on the Roku, the wife is using her laptop, my friends are over using several laptops and iPads, and there are several smartphones all simultaneously connected, I can still play Starcraft 2 without any lag....at all.
TL;DR This router is awesome. I highly recommend it!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Needs better setup instructions
Posted by: DaveinsePA from: SE PA on
I got the router all setup following the basic directions. Plug in, turn on. Put in the set up disk with the ethernet plugged into windows 7 laptop. Followed the setup and used the recommended encryption. All was well with my laptop connected wirelessly. All the wired computers worked fine. None of the other wireless computers worked correctly. A Vista laptop connected to the network ok, but not the internet. The XP laptop would not even connect to the network. I tried to change the encryption to none but then nothing worked.
I called tech support and got a nice Philipino named Ben. A little communication problem with a lot of "what did you say?". Spent an hour(61min) with him. The problem was the encryption. The "recommended" one was only good for windows 7. Had to change to WEP and add a new password. Then delete all the old connections in each laptop then reconnect, maybe a couple times.
A lot of fun.
When setting up yours, use your oldest operating system.