NetGear DGND3700 Gigabit + Dual Band N600 ADSL2+ Modem Router $160 Shipped

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Netgear Wireless-n Modem Router ADSL2+ 4 x Gigabit Lan 2 x USB 300MBPS Dual Band DGND3700

For DSL, cable or fiber Internet service
Simultaneous Dual Band avoids interference
ReadySHARE USB and DLNA media server
Built-in high-speed DSL modem
Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings
Simultaneous Dual Band runs both 2.4 and 5GHz bands concurrently
Two (2) ports for ReadySHARE USB Storage AccessWirelessly share a USB drive with Macs and PCs
DLNA Stream media to DLNA HDTVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles
Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions)
Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage
Power and Wi-Fi on/off buttons

You also get a free WNDA3100 USB Wireless N Dual Band adaptor via redeption:

http://www2.netgear.com.au/bonus/promos/high_performance_bon...

And also free shipping. Cheapest price for the router alone on Staticice is $165 so this seems like an ok deal…

http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=DGND3700&spos=1

It got pretty good reviews on both CNET and PC Authority mag…not that it means much…


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  • +1 vote

    Can probably pick it up for less as he accepts reasonable offers.

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    You mean the Shoppingsquare/ApusAuction owner?

    damn…

  • -1 vote

    I would have thought the model Netgear WNDR3800 N600 for $157 would be a better deal.

    http://www.bttech.com.au/netgear-wndr3800-n600-wireless-dual...

    • +1 vote

      doesn't include ADSL modem inside

    • +1 vote

      Yeah that's a router….the DGDN3700 has built in modem…

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        whats the modem for? sorry for my lack of knowledge on these things..

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          The device that connects you to the internet…

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          Short answer: a modem connects your computer to the outside world whereas a router lets it communicate with your other electronic devices. They're either wired or wireless, a bit like a fixed phone/mobile vs an intercom/walkie-talkie.

  • +1 vote

    Great device, not sure about price.
    EDIT: Just noticed you can get free adaptor! makes it worthwhile.

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    Dell offered this at about the same price last year. It's a pity that it only comes with USB2.0. Some reviews on forums suggest that it has a tendency to drop connections; don't know if the issues have been resolved.

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    If it had VOIP and USB 3.0, then it would make it a true all-in-one. But I guess it won't be at this low price. I won't mind paying a bit more if it had these 2 extra features.

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    So what's all this about "in the real world" (considering walls, interference, etc) G is actually better than N, and 2.4GHz is actually better than 5GHz?

    This does seem about right based on my experience.

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      In other words, attaching a big antenna to my G router seems to work better (or at least no worse than) than a couple of "mega ultra super duper range" G/N 2.4/5 routers I have tried.

      Including streaming movies (local and netflix).

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        Yeah but adding a big antenna to a G device would only increase range, not throughput yeah?

        Or am I missing something? I thought the 5ghz range is supposed to be less crowded?

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          I guess so, but ADSL seems to be a tighter bottleneck than G, and G streams HD fine* so it's weird that the box says you like MUST HAVE N 600 for anything more than sharing text files. They are labelled "ultra-range" but only have inbuilt antennas and so don't seem to have any greater range.

          *even though that's supposed to be technically impossible, I guess it depends on compression

  • +1 vote

    I have this Unit and its a champs for transmission power, no dramas with speed even through 11 Inch Reo-enforced concrete that my previous Dlink\Netcomm couldn't work with, able to stream netflix to my ipad no stutter. Highly recommend. CPU doesn't choke up with multiple connections i.e. Torrents, UPNP actually works rare for a netgear. Firmware has a few minor issues but nothing that effects reliability of the unit. only ever had to reset it once since I got it.

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      Excellent feedback, thanks.

      Can you add external antennas?

      I just wish it had VOIP as well.

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      I have this too. I have experienced no problems what so ever, it has been amazing! I have several things hooked up too and it handles everything great. Definitely recommend. However, I think I paid $170 approx (with adaptor) and that was months ago. The media server could be easier to navigate.

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    Ah dam, bought mine last week at MSY for $176

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      bought mine when msy were doing them for $165

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    Now its $128 at MSY.

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      Got a link? It's still listed @ 176 on their PDf…

      I think you are referring to the WNDR3700?

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        Shit I thought this was the router one coz it looks the same.

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    Is this better than Billion 7800n?

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      Not sure of specs but in terms of brand I've found Netgear to be better than Billion, DLink, Belkin and Netcomm.

      But I haven't tried Linksys which is supposed to be good. Or TP-Link which is supposed to be cheap but good.

      Nor have I tried DD-WRT firmware.

  • +1 vote

    actually, before I take the plunge - I already have a modem router (Netgear DG834Gv3 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem/Router)

    Should I keep it and use it as a modem and get the WNDR3700 (therefore using 2 devices but saving $30) or just get this DGND3700 and throw the old one away?

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      I think you'd be better off with running a separate dedicated modem and router setup, that is if you don't mind using two power adaptors. This frees up the devices from dealing with unrelated tasks and improves the overall throughput.

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        ahh ok…but realistically what's the performance loss with an all in one device? What about power usage?

        Wonder if OW will pricematch it…

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          That will largely depend on configurations but separating the two also frees you from the restriction of having to place the wireless router at the phone point where it may not offer the best coverage. Moreover, it allows you to continue to use the functions of one device when the other is down and it also makes it cheaper to upgrade from 802.11n to 802.11ac when the latter standard becomes available. If you do decide to go down this path then you should reconfigure your existing modem/router into bridge mode.

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    Oh for the sake of all that has holes in it!

    I hold off for weeks as the price seemed stable, then finally buy one from Shopping Express yesterday for $176.

    GRRR!

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    Yep great deal and a great router. Bought last week from officeworks for 155.28 (after price match 5% less). Happy with outcome so far.

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    Good device good price ….

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    I got the same router and its ok, but the media server sucks so don't buy it if you are looking to use it for that.

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    This one or Linksys E4200V2?
    Any recommend?

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    Snagged one. Thanks OP.

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    Can anyone tell me what was the lowest offer that he auto accepted? I've gone to $140 as the lowest but it auto declined and used up my last make offer submission.

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      I was rejected at $155…

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