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I bought this router new. It's fantastic. Haven't had to reset it, excellent range on 2.4. Also love the customizible QOS. The 5 gig band has its range limitations however.

Question....I didn't realize there were 3 versions of this router. How do you tell what version do you have? S/N should have versions, correct? Why is V3 so "bad"??
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The box shows the version. There are actually 4 versions. The 4th version went back to the Atheros chipset from the Broadcom and also did away with printed 2.4 antennas. We just haven't seen many people get the v4s yet to know if it's better or not. Rumor mill says it's a restricted WNDR4300.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=76590
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I'm not trying to rain on your parade but I'm not sure how no official support and initial development starting just around August of last year is necessarily "better DD-WRT options."
I could be wrong but...
If you looked at the supported-devices link, they've had builds since Mar 2012, and their folks do quite a few more Broadcom builds than for Atheros. Once the initial flash is done the rest is choosing the appropriate Broadcom pkg to suit your needs.

had that issue last yr when the e1200 deal came out and within a few months the port was done.
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I'm not trying to rain on your parade but I'm not sure how no official support and initial development starting just around August of last year is necessarily "better DD-WRT options."
Shows both V3 and V4 supported build nos.

WNDR3700 v3 PY311200166 Broadcom BCM4718A@480 64 8 SOC + BCM 4331 a/b/g/n Dual Radio - 1 1 4 LAN 1 WAN 12V 2.5A 1x USB 2.0, Gbit switch WNDR3700v3 - build 19327 - 20120319
WNDR3700 v4 PY312100186 Atheros AR9344@560 128 128 SOC + AR9582 a/b/g/n Dual Radio - 1 1 4 LAN 1 WAN 12V 2.5A 1x USB 2.0, Gbit switch WNDR3700v4 - build 20772 - 20130222

Many folks make the rookie mistake of simply consulting their router database which is often stale.
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The box shows the version. There are actually 4 versions. The 4th version went back to the Atheros chipset from the Broadcom and also did away with printed 2.4 antennas. We just haven't seen many people get the v4s yet to know if it's better or not. Rumor mill says it's a restricted WNDR4300.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=76590
WNDR3700 V4 is essentially the same as the WNDR4300, but only N600 instead of N750.
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Too many issues post V1 and V2 of this router. Netgear had a great router with the WNDR3700. Then they screwed up with the firmware and proceeded to "value engineer" on top of that.
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this or NETGEAR WNDR3400 for $40?
how useful is the DLNA option on 3700? ( i have a pogoplug cloud device too)
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this or NETGEAR WNDR3400 for $40?
how useful is the DLNA option on 3700? ( i have a pogoplug cloud device too)
Is gigabit important to you?
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I can't for the life of me get DDWRT to play nice with my WNDR3700 v1. It never wants to "find" my Comcast cable modem, and no one seems to be able to help me on their forums.

It's pretty solid on stock firmware.. just wanted to play more in DDWRT like I used to on my old WRT54G.
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Is gigabit important to you?
gigabit is not important for me. i am thinking abt the DLNA aspect.
does it depend on the routers ability to stream DLNA content? or does it depend on the device that plays the media, like my tablet?
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i already paid for an Almond+ on kickstarter. unfortunately it has a sept delivery date. gotta stop myself from buying any routers until then.
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Quote from 9thJedi View Post :
gigabit is not important for me. i am thinking abt the DLNA aspect.
does it depend on the routers ability to stream DLNA content? or does it depend on the device that plays the media, like my tablet?
http://www.netgear.com/landing/en...share.aspx

not aware that DD-WRT supports the 3400 either - whether OPEN-WRT does I'm not sure
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Quote from ecsa0014 View Post :
I had both a V1 and a V2 of this router and loved them both. Although, they have the same chipset. The flash memory was doubled in the V2 and I'm pretty sure the antenna config was changed somewhat but other than that, there isn't much of a difference. V3 changed the chipset from Atheros to Broadcom.
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This is a very good router, just stay away form Ver 3, ver3 is the only version that has given me tons of problems.
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Instead of playing the lottery with this one (since you really don't want a V3, and even V1 can be finicky), buy a WNDR37AV. They come down in price every so often as well and is a guaranteed V2.
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some folks actually want the V3 IIRC, due to better DD-WRT options - more Broadcom choices so it depends
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The box shows the version. There are actually 4 versions. The 4th version went back to the Atheros chipset from the Broadcom and also did away with printed 2.4 antennas. We just haven't seen many people get the v4s yet to know if it's better or not. Rumor mill says it's a restricted WNDR4300.

http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=76590
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WNDR3700 V4 is essentially the same as the WNDR4300, but only N600 instead of N750.
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Too many issues post V1 and V2 of this router. Netgear had a great router with the WNDR3700. Then they screwed up with the firmware and proceeded to "value engineer" on top of that.
I am only looking to upgrade my router because of the AirPrint function (can keep my printer that way). I currently have the WNDR3300. Netgear has a comparison page that shows all their current AirPrint printers without version numbers, but the Netgear genie page shows compatible routers with versions. For example, WNDR3400v2 and WNDR3700v3. Does anyone have experience with this? I would hate to get a new router for this purpose only and have a version number trip me up.
Thanks!


Edit: here is the comparison page which shows that all compared here have AirPrint as an included premium feature: http://www.netgear.com/images/Rou...-44305.pdf

Here's the Netgear genie page that shows current compatible routers: http://www.netgear.com/landing/ge...uters.aspx

The netgear genie (free app or download) has this as a feature: "Makes any printer AirPrint® compatible so you can print from an iPad® or iPhone®"

So does the original comparison page that shows all with AirPrint checked, just mean you can use an AirPrint printer, or that they can make any printer AirPrint compatible like the Netgear genie? Any help would be appreciated!


Quote from 9thJedi View Post :
this or NETGEAR WNDR3400 for $40?
how useful is the DLNA option on 3700? ( i have a pogoplug cloud device too)
I am choosing between those two as well. Have you been swayed by anything yet?
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NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAR N600 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Gigabit for faster wired connections
Dual Band avoids interference
ReadySHARE™ - share USB storage
Ideal for HD video streaming
Supports Windows

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...D=FWbnmgzy
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