"The best router ...ever."5.0 starson by briMurph
Pros: It sets up easily with a step by step CD coach.
Two multi-Gig bands deliver enormous speed and bandwidth
Ideal for streaming videos
Ideal for gaming
Cons: I can't find a single thing wrong with this unit.
Summary: I am not really a technical guy, although I've been around computers since 1980. But here is my reaction:
You cannot appreciate what a really good router can do until you actually own one. Now I do own one.
My wife's Dell laptop seems completely rejuvenated with websites that seemed to take forever loading in the blink of an eye and the signal strength indicator at five green bars. You need a wireless connection like this to really take advantage of the advanced processors in today's laptops! With the Netgear WNDR3700, that two-year old Dell is downloading streaming content at a blistering pace and making all internet-related tasks a pleasure.
I am using this router with my LG BD390 Blu-ray networking player. Streaming files from Vudu, YouTube and Netflix that used to stall when playing or which took minutes to load now load in just a few seconds, at the highest possible quality, and play uninterrupted --even when the file is 1080p - quality video. The player had to reconnect to my weak router signal after each streaming video...which involved turning the player off and then on again to regain the signal. There is no signal loss now with the Netgear WNDR3700.
The signal strength of the unit is very strong. I live in a small 1940's cottage of wood and plaster. With my old g-band router there were hot spots and dead spots. My whole house is now a hot spot with a very strong signal in every room. I can even lounge in the yard with my laptop and still get a solid and fast signal.
This may have been the best $150 I've ever spent on a piece of hardware. I have spent the last two weeks being happy --even smug-- about my purchase. This is a classic piece of equipment that you've got to own if you want your wireless devices to live up to their full potential.