Netgear N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (WNDR3400) Review

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The NetGear N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is an excellent device which is optimized for keeping a strong and steady Wi-Fi signal flowing through a specified enclave. The design is sleek and simple. It provides data speeds of up to 300 megabytes per second due to its wireless dual band technology which also reduces interference and makes for smoother connections for a larger number of devices. This makes it ideal for on-line gaming. The system is embedded with the ‘Readyshare’ USB feature which enables multiple users to wirelessly access a single USB hard-drive connected to a USB port. The ‘Genie’ application which is native to the system grants the user complete administrative control over the network. The entire package upon purchase includes the N600 Wi-Fi Dual Band Router (WNDR3400v3), Stand, Ethernet cable and Power adapter. The item is commercially available in Black color only.

Features for the Netgear N600:

  • The genie app comes with live parental control settings that enables the user to set filters and controls on content which enters the network. It also enables the creation of a guest network
  • Wi-Fi protected access (WPA/WPA2 and WEP security, Dos attack prevention)
  • It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux OS
  • It uses 802.11n Dual Band wireless technology
  • Readyshare USB feature enables users  access and share USB storage via the wireless connection
  • Easy to install(installation instructions are pre-loaded in the router)

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 Technical Specifications:

  • Weight: 0.50 lb (0.23 kg)
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.89 x 4.53 x 1.0 in (175 x 115 x 25 mm)
  • Wi-Fi Band: Simultaneous dual band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • 4 LAN Ports

Pros

  • NetGear provides a 90 day, round the clock customer service support system if the unit is purchased from an authorized dealer. The purchase is backed by a one-year hardware warranty.
  • Complete administrative control over network and incoming traffic content
  • Readyshare USB storage sharing ability
  • Easy installation

Cons

It is better to keep with the default firmware version, any attempt to upgrade to anything higher could significantly diminish the total functional utility of the device.

 

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Conclusion

This device is an Alpha in its class. Its strengths lie in its ease of use, security and the various options that give the user complete administrative control over features, thus allowing them tweak settings to their own personal tastes. It’s high quality of service especially in the Wi-Fi performance, Band and Range ensures that it would be highly sought by gamers for streaming and on-line play. The price is satisfactory especially when one considers the features offered. This router would stay out of the junkyard for a long time.

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