Jan 29

An inability to log in to your router using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 might be caused by any of these situations:

·No physical connection
·Incorrect computer or firewall IP address
·Firewall or pop-up blocker
·Router needs resetting

To troubleshoot the problem, try each of the following tips. After you try each tip, test your connection to see if it fixed the problem. To test your connection, launch a web browser and and enter http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar. If your router’s administration screens display, the problem is solved. If they do not display, try the next troubleshooting tip.

Check the Physical Connection

Most NETGEAR routers have five Ethernet ports. One is slightly separated from the others. The slightly separate Ethernet port connects to the Internet through your cable or DSL connection. (Some routers allow a USB connection here.) Use any of the other Ethernet ports to connect the router to your computer.

Check that the cables inserted into your router’s Ethernet port are firmly connected at both ends. When you insert the cable, you hear a small click noise.

Release and Renew the IP Address for Your Computer

Mac OS X:

Click the Apple menu at the top left corner of the desktop screen, then select System Preferences.
Click on Network from the “Internet & Network” section.

For wired connection:

A. Click on Ethernet. The “IP Address” listed is your computer’s IP address and the “Router” is your router’s local IP address.

For wireless connection:

A. Click on Wi-Fi, then click on the “Advanced” button.
B. Click on the TCP/IP tab.
C. The “IPv4 Address” listed is your computer’s IP address and the “Router” is your router’s local IP address.

Windows 8 and 8.1:

Click the Search icon on the Charms bar Image.
Select Command Prompt.
Type “ipconfig” and press the Enter key. The “IPv4 address” listed is your computer’s IP address.

Windows 7:

On your computer keyboard, press and hold the Windows button and R keys to open the Run window.
Type “cmd” on the field and click OK.
Type “ipconfig” and press the Enter key. The “IPv4 address” listed is your computer’s IP address.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP:

Select Start > Run and type cmd.
A command prompt window opens
Type ipconfig /release.
Type ipconfig /renew.
Close the command prompt window.

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows NT:

Select Start > Run and type winipcfg.
Click Release in the IP Configuration window.
Click Renew in the IP Configuration window.
Close the IP Configuration window.

Disable Firewall and Popup Blockers

Your router’s web interface uses JavaScript. Some firewalls and popup blockers stop JavaScript from running. Disable these temporarily while you access the router administration screen. If you are running Windows XP, the firewall might be enabled without you knowing it. For more information about disabling three common firewalls, see the “Disabling Firewalls” article.

Reset Your Router

Resetting your router to factory defaults can sometimes correct log in problems. For more information, see the “Restoring a NETGEAR Router to Factory Default Settings” article.

This article applies to the following models:

WPN824EXT
CG3300D
CG814M
CG814WG
CGD24G
CM212
CMD31T
RM356
DG632
DG814
DG824M
DG834
DG834G
DG834GT
DG834GV
DG834N
DG834PN
DGN1000
DGN1000v3
DGN2000
DGN2200
DGN2200M
DGN3500
DGN3700
DGND4000
DMP111P
DM111PSP
DM602
JDGN10000
DGND3800B
XM128
MBM621
RH340
RH348
RO318
RP114
RP334
RP614v1
RP614v2
RP614v3
RP614v4
RT311
RT314
RT328
RT338
TA612V
AC1450
HR314
JWNR2000
JWNR2000v1
JWNR2000v2
JNR1010
JNR3000
JNR3210
KWGR614
MR314
MR814
MR814v1
MR814v2
MR814v3
R6200
R6200v2
R4500
R6250
R6300
R6300v2
Nighthawk R7000
WGM124
WGR101
WGR612
WGR614
WGR614v1
WGR614v2
WGR614v3
WGR614v4
WGR614v5
WGR614v6
WGR614v7
WGR614v8
WGR614v9
WGR614L
WGT624
WGT624v1
WGT624v2
WGT624v3
WGT624v4
WGT624SC
WGT634U
WGU634
WNDR3300
WNDR3300v1
WNDR3300v2
WNDR3400
WNDR3400v1
WNDR3400v2
WNDR3400v3
WNDR3700v2
WNDR3700v3
WNDR3700v4
WNDR3600v3
WNDR37AV
WNDR37AVv1
WNDR37AVv2
WNDR3800
WNDR4000
WNDR4300
WNDR4500
WNDR4500v2
WNDR4700
WNR1000
WNR1000v1
WNR1000v2
WNR1000-2VCNAS
WNR1000v3
WNR3500
WNR3500v1
WNR3500v2
WNR3500L
WNR3500Lv1
WNR3500Lv2
WNR834B
WNR612
WNR834M
WNR854T
WPN824
WPN824v1
WPN824v2
WPN824v3
WPN824N
WPNT834
R6100

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Apr 24

Prerequisites:

– Password to local wireless connection (if applicable)(Netgear WNDR3700 as Example)

Use the Following steps to connect the IPad to your NETGEAR wireless access point:

1) Go to the Main menu and Select the SETTINGS.

2) In Settings, select the option labeled Wi-Fi.

3) Use the toggle switch to the right to turn on the Wi-Fi on the Ipad.

4) Select the Network name of your access point in the drop down list from the available networks.

5) If the Network is Password Protected, type the Security Key (password) in the box and then hit Enter.

6) Once the network is connected, you will see a Small Check mark before the network name.

7) You should now be connected to your wireless access point, and can begin using your wireless connection.

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Mar 23

If you are unable to log in to the N600 NETGEAR WNDR3700 wireless gigabit router, check the following:

• If you are using an Ethernet-connected computer, check the Ethernet connection between the computer and the router as described in the previous section.

• Make sure that you are using the correct login information. The factory default login name is admin, and the password is password. Make sure that Caps Lock is off when you enter this information.

• Typically, your computer’s address should be in the range of 255.255.255.0.2 to 255.255.255.0.254. Refer to your computer’s documentation for help with finding your computer’s IP address.

If your computer’s IP address is 169.254.x.x, verify that you have a good connection from the computer to the router, and then restart your computer.

Make sure that your browser has Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX enabled. If you are using Internet Explorer, click Refresh to be sure that the Java applet is loaded. Try closing the browser and starting it again.

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Mar 18

The routing software (also called firmware) of the NETGEAR WNDR3700 router is stored in flash memory,and can be upgraded as NETGEAR releases new software. Your router can download and install the new software, or you can download upgrade files from the NETGEAR website and manually send the upgrade file to the router using your browser.

Tip: To ensure that you are always using the latest router firmware, enable the Firmware Upgrade Assistant feature so that the router will automatically detect a new version of the firmware on the Internet and alert you to its availability.

The Checking for Firmware Updates screen appears at login unless you clear the Check for Updated Firmware Upon Log-in check box.

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A screen is also provided for upgrading the router. From the main menu, under Maintenance, select Router Upgrade to display the Router Upgrade screen.

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From this screen, you can check for new software versions by clicking the Check button. If a new version is found, you can download and install it in one step. To enable the Smart Wizard to automatically check for a new software version upon login, select the Check for New Version Upon Log-in check box.

Alternatively, you can manually install an upgrade file stored on your computer.

Tip: Before upgrading the router software, use the router Settings Backup screen to save your configuration settings. A router upgrade might cause the router settings to revert to the factory defaults. If this happens, after completing the upgrade, you can restore your settings from the backup.

Upgrading Automatically to New Router Software

If you have selected Check for New Version Upon Log-in, your router alerts you to the new software when you log in. Otherwise, you can click the Check button in the Router Upgrade screen to search for new software.

If the router discovers a newer version of software, the message on the left displays when you log in. If no new firmware is available, the message on the right displays.

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To automatically upgrade to the new software, click Yes to allow the router to download and install the new software file from NETGEAR.

When the upload is complete, your router automatically restarts. The upgrade process typically takes about three minutes. Read the new software release notes to determine whether you must reconfigure the router after upgrading.

Upgrading Manually to New Router Software

To manually select, download, and install new software to your router:

1. Under Maintenance on the main menu, select Router Status. Note the version number of your router firmware.
2. Go to the WNDR3700 support page on the NETGEAR website at http://www.netgear.com/support.
3. Check the most recent firmware version offered against the firmware version shown in the Router Status screen.
4. If the version on the NETGEAR website is more recent, download the file to your computer.
5. Under Maintenance on the main menu, select Router Upgrade.
6. Click Browse, and locate the firmware image that you downloaded to your PC (the file ends in.img or .chk).
7. Click Upload to send the firmware to the router.

Warning: When uploading software to the WNDR3700 router, do not interrupt the Web browser by closing the window, clicking a link, or loading a new page. If the browser is interrupted, it could corrupt the software.

When the upload is complete, your router automatically restarts. The upgrade process typically takes about three minutes. Read the new software release notes to determine whether you must reconfigure the router after upgrading.

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Mar 08

To block access to Internet Sites:

The NETGEAR WNDR3700 router allows you to restrict access based on Web addresses and Web address keywords. Up to 255 entries are supported in the Keyword list.

Keyword application examples:

• If the keyword XXX is specified, the URL www.zzzyyqq.com/xxx.html is blocked.

• If the keyword .com is specified, only websites with other domain suffixes (such as .edu, .org, or .gov) can be viewed.
To block access to Internet sites:

1. Select Block Sites under Content Filtering in the main menu. The Block Sites screen displays.

2. Enable keyword blocking by selecting either Per Schedule or Always.To block by schedule, be sure to specify a time period in the Schedule screen. Block all access to Internet browsing during a scheduled period by entering a dot (.) as the keyword, and then set a schedule in the Schedule screen.

3. Add a keyword or domain by entering it in the keyword field and clicking Add Keyword. The keyword or domain name then appears the Block sites containing these keywords or domain names list.Delete a keyword or domain name by selecting it from the list and clicking Delete Keyword.

4. You can specify one trusted user, which is a computer that is exempt from blocking and logging. Specify a trusted user by entering that computer’s IP address in the Trusted IP Address fields.Since the trusted user is identified by IP address, you should configure that computer with a fixed IP address.

5. Click Apply to save all your settings in the Block Sites screen.

Blocking Access to Internet Services:

The NETGEAR wireless router WNDR3700 allows you to block the use of certain Internet services by computers on your network. This is called service blocking or port filtering. Services are functions performed by server computers at the request of client computers. For example, Web servers serve Web pages, time servers serve time and date information, and game hosts serve data about other players’ moves. When a computer on your network sends a request for service to a server computer on the
Internet, the requested service is identified by a service or port number. This number appears as the destination port number in the transmitted IP packets. For example, a packet that is sent with destination port number 80 is an HTTP (Web server) request.

To block access to Internet services:

1. Select Block Services under Content Filtering in the main menu. The Block Services screen displays.

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2. Enable service blocking by selecting either Per Schedule or Always, and then click Apply.To block by schedule, be sure to specify a time period in the Schedule screen.

3. Specify a service for blocking by clicking Add. The Block Services Setup screen displays.

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4. From the Service Type list, select the application or service to be allowed or blocked. The list already displays several common services, but you are not limited to these choices. To add any additional services or applications that do not already appear, select User Defined.

5. Select the radio button for the IP address configuration you want to block, and then enter the IP addresses in the appropriate fields.You can block the specified service for a single computer, a range of computers (having consecutive IP addresses), or all computers on your network.

6. Click Add to enable your Block Services Setup selections.

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Mar 06

For security reasons, the NETGEAR wireless router WNDR3700 has its own user name and password. Also, after a period of inactivity for a set length of time, the administrator login automatically disconnects. When prompted, enter admin for the wireless router user name and password for the wireless router password. You can use procedures in the following sections to change the wireless router password and the amount of time for the administrator’s login time-out.

Note: The user name and password are not the same as a user name or password you might use to log in to your Internet connection.

NETGEAR recommends that you change this password to a more secure password. The ideal password should contain no dictionary words from any language, and should be a mixture of both upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. Your password can be up to 30 characters.

Changing the Built-In Password

1. Log in to the NETGEAR Wireless Router WNDR3700 at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin, default password of password, or using whatever password and LAN address you have chosen for the wireless router.

2. From the main menu, under the Maintenance heading, select Set Password to display the Set Password screen:

3. To change the password, first enter the old password, and then enter the new password twice.

Note: After changing the password, you must log in again to continue the configuration. If you have backed up the wireless router settings previously, you should do a new backup so that the saved settings file includes the new password.

4. Click Apply to save your changes.

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Aug 11

Using a WPS Button to Add a WPS Client

Any wireless computer or wireless adapter that will connect to the wireless router wirelessly is a client. The client must support a WPS button, and must have a WPS configuration utility, such as the NETGEAR Smart Wizard or Atheros Jumpstart.

To use the NETGEAR wireless router WPS button to add a WPS client:

1. Log in to the wireless router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.

2. On the wireless router main menu, select Add a WPS Client, and then click Next. The following screen displays:

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By default, the Push Button (recommended) radio button is selected.

3. Either press the WPS button on the side of the wireless router, or click the onscreen button. The wireless router tries to communicate with the client for 2 minutes.

4. Go to the client wireless computer, and run a WPS configuration utility. Follow the utility’s instructions to click a WPS button.

5. Go back to the wireless router screen to check for a message.

The wireless router WPS screen displays a message confirming that the client was added to the wireless network. The wireless router generates an SSID, and implements WPA/WPA2 wireless security. The NETGEAR wireless router will keep these wireless settings unless you change them, or you clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box in the WPS Settings screen.

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6. Note the new SSID and WPA/WPA2 password for the wireless network. You can view these settings in the Wireless Settings screen.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your wireless router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You should see the wireless router’s Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP.

Using PIN Entry to Add a WPS Client

Any wireless computer or NETGEAR wireless adapter that will connect to the wireless router wirelessly is a client. The client must support a WPS PIN, and must have a WPS configuration utility, such as the NETGEAR Smart Wizard or Atheros Jumpstart.

The first time you add a WPS client, make sure that the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box on the WPS Settings screen is cleared. This is the default setting for the wireless router, and allows it to generate the SSID and WPA/WPA2 security settings when it implements WPS. After WPS is implemented, the wireless router automatically selects this check box so that your SSID and wireless security settings remain the same if other WPS-enabled devices are added later.

To use a PIN to add a WPS client:

1. Log in to the wireless router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.

2. On the NETGEAR wireless router main menu, select Add a WPS Client (computers that will connect wirelessly to the wireless router are clients), and then click Next. The Add WPS Client screen displays:

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3. Select the PIN Number radio button.

4. Go to the client wireless computer. Run a WPS configuration utility. Follow the utility’s instructions to generate a PIN. Take note of the client PIN.

5. From the wireless router Add WPS Client screen, enter the client PIN number, and then click Next.

– The wireless router tries to communicate with the client for 4 minutes.

– The wireless router WNDR3700 WPS screen displays a message confirming that the client was added to the wireless network. The wireless router generates an SSID, and implements WPA/WPA2 wireless security.

6. Note the new SSID and WPA/WPA2 password for the wireless network. You can view these settings in the Wireless Settings screen.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your wireless router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You should see the wireless router’s Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP.

Configuring Advanced WPS Settings

From the Advanced menu, select Advanced Wireless Settings to display the following screen:

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The WPS Settings area displays the wireless router PIN, and allow you to Disable Router’s PIN and the Keep Existing Wireless Settings for either wireless network (2.4GHz or 5GHz).By default, both Keep Existing Wireless Settings check boxes are unchecked. This allows the wireless router to automatically generate the SSID and WPA/WPA2 security settings when it implements WPS. After WPS is implemented or changes in wireless settings are applied, the wireless router automatically selects this check box so that your SSID and wireless security settings remain the same if you add WPS-enabled devices or if you manually add non WPS capable devices later.

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Aug 11

Note: If you use a wireless computer to configure wireless security settings, you will be disconnected when you click Apply.Reconfigure your wireless computer to match the new settings, or access the wireless router from a wired computer to make further changes.

To configure NETGEAR WNDR3700 WEP data encryption:

1. Log in to the wireless router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin, and default password of password, or using whatever password and LAN address you have chosen for the wireless router.

2. From the main menu, select Wireless Settings to display the Wireless Settings screen.

Note: On this screen, you specify wireless settings for both wireless networks: the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz.

3. Set the Security Options for the 2.4 GHz network first by selecting the WEP radio button in the Security Options section:

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4. Select the Authentication Type: Automatic or Shared Key.

Note: The authentication scheme is separate from the data encryption. You can select an automatic authentication scheme, which may not run authentication, but still leaves the data transmissions encrypted. If you require strong security, use both the Shared Key and WEP encryption settings.

5. Select the Encryption Strength setting:

• WEP 64-bit encryption. Enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0–9, a–f, or A–F).
• WEP 128-bit encryption. Enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0–9, a–f, or A–F).

6. Enter the encryption keys. You can manually or automatically program the four data encryption keys. These values must be identical on all computers and access points in your network:

– Passphrase. To use a passphrase to generate the keys, enter a passphrase, and click Generate. This automatically creates the keys. Wireless stations must use the passphrase or keys to access the NETGEAR wireless router.

– Key 1 – Key 4. These values are not case-sensitive. You can manually enter the four data encryption keys. These values must be identical on all computers and access points in your network. Enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0–9, a–f, or A–F).

7. Select which of the four keys will be the default.

Data transmissions are always encrypted using the default key. The other keys can be used only to decrypt received data. The four entries are disabled if WPA-PSK or WPA authentication is selected.

8. Specify the wireless setting for the 5 GHz wireless network the same as you did for the 2.4 GHz wireless network.

9. Click Apply to save your settings.

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Aug 10

The product package should contain the following items:

• The netgear N600 wireless gigabit router WNDR3700

• A slide-on stand for your N600 wireless gigabit router

• An AC power adapter (varies by region)

• A yellow Ethernet cable

• NETGEAR Installation Guide

• The Resource CD, which includes:

– The Smart Wizard™ Installation Assistant (Autorun.exe)
– A PDF version of this manual
– A link to the online User Manual

If any of the parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your NETGEAR dealer. Keep the carton, including the original packing materials, in case you need to return the product for repair.

To prepare your NETGEAR router for installation:

1. Carefully remove the protective film from the top of your router.

2. Set up your N600 wireless gigabit router WNDR3700 by aligning the arrow on the base with the arrow on the back of the case, and sliding the router onto the base.

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3. Place your NETGEAR router in an area suitable for installation (near an AC power outlet and accessible to the Ethernet cables for your wired computers).

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Aug 10

The NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) is the newest and top of the line flagship product from NETGEAR – full featured and high performance.

Features of the NETGEAR WNDR3700

● Simultaneous Dual-band Wireless-N operation with two 802.11n radios running simultaneously at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band, offering twice the bandwidth.

● Gigabit Ethernet ports for ultra-fast wired connections

● ReadyShare(TM) USB Storage Access for fast and easy shared access to external USB storage devices supporting multiple file formats (FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3)

● ReadyDLNA – Plays USB External Storage content on DLNA/UPnP AV devices like EVA2000, XBox360, PS3, DLNA compliant TVs
Enterprise-class wireless security with WPA and WPA2-enterprise encryption

● Multiple SSID support for setting up a second network for guests with restricted LAN access or a dedicated 5GHz network for video and gaming

● Broadband usage meter ensures measurement of Internet traffic daily, weekly and monthly with customized alerts

● High WAN to LAN throughput of over 500 Mbps

● Dedicated video network in 5 GHz band for streaming high-quality HD video, reducing jitter and packet loss

● Convenient one touch on/off switch and Wi-Fi buttons to conserve energy

● Three power and range settings reduce transmit power up to 75% depending on the power level selected

● Auto-Sensing gigabit green switch automatically adjusts the power level based on the length of Ethernet cable and port connections

● Support of multiple languages (>20 languages) during installation and language selector in the Router GUI

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Here are some of the areas in which the NETGEAR WNDR3700 excels:

● Wi-Fi throughput and range in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands

● Total Simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi speeds when both networks are running at the same time, which stresses the CPU the most

● WAN to LAN speed

● Speed of USB external hard drive data transfer

● Minimizing packet loss in Video network mode

● Maximum number of simultaneous connections

ReadyShare

ReadyShare allows you to easily share USB storage devices connected to the router to other computers in your home network or over the Internet.

Wi-Fi Speed and Range

High transmit power and sensitive antennas fine tuned for each frequency band provides superior range than other competing routers. In the NETGEAR rented home in San Jose, CA, at 197 Ft on the street through 5 internal walls and 1 external wall, the router still showed a steady 30 Mbps with Intel Centrino 5300 client at 2.4 GHz frequency band, enough to stream a HD Video stream.

WAN to LAN Speed

Both TCP and UDP performance in both downlink and uplink directions are in the 400-550 Mbps range with the firewall enabled.

Plug and Play USB Hard Drive Access

Accessing a USB hard drive connected to the WNDR3700 is plug and play – simply connect a USB hard drive to the WNDR3700 and immediately get access to the USB hard drive just like a network attached storage (NAS) device – all without any configuration or PC software installation.

NETGEAR has also provided a helpful utility in the Installation CD to access and map the hard drive using the ReadyShareConnect. Alternatively, simply type \\readyshare at Start -> Run when your PC is connected to the WNDR3700, either wired or wireless.

As CPU horsepower and plenty of memory is a prerequisite for good USB access performance, WNDR3700 has a read/write speed in the range of 70-100 Mbps, based on the file type. This is enabled by the 680 MHz enhanced I/O processor and 64 MB RAM. Highest performance can be observed in the FAT32 file system; however, it supports the most common file systems including FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, EXT2 and EXT3.

WNDR3700 also supports FTP and HTTP mode to access the content of the USB hard drive connected to the router from outside your home or business. In the router GUI, under the Advanced USB settings, you can initiate http and FTP access to the USB hard drive. You will see the WAN side IP address you need to use to get access to the USB hard drive content when you are travelling, either from your computer or from your Mobile Phone.

Multiple SSID/Guest Network

WNDR3700 supports up to a total of 4 networks, 2 on the 2.4 GHz band and 2 on the 5 GHz band. To enable Multiple SSID, log-on to the router GUI and click on the Guest Networks tab on the left. You can create additional networks in 2.4 GHz network or 5 GHz network, provide separate security password for each and also enable SSID broadcast and access to the local LAN along with enabling Video Mode for a specific network.

Set up Video Network

Transferring reliable Video of Wi-Fi has been the biggest challenge for end users. Inherently, the requirements for data and video transfer are different. While the goal for data transfer is to send data at the fastest possible data rate over TCP, any packet loss has minimal impact as re-transmit happens. Likewise Wi-Fi networks including 802.11n tries to maximize data rate using block transfers, highest link rate etc.

Video, on the other hand, needs a sustained bandwidth while reducing packet loss and jitters. Many video transfers occur in UDP mode where there are no re-transmits.

Selecting the “Enable Video Network”, either in the 5 GHz default network or on any additional 5 GHz network, enables the video algorithms that enables higher quality video transfer by maintaining a solid link rate, reducing aggregation and hence minimizing packet loss and jitter.

Language Selection

During installation or when you log on to the netgear router GUI, users can now select their own language, selecting from a drop down menu of close to 20 languages!

Hardware Features

1. A Power On/Off button.

2. An AC power adapter outlet.

3. Four local (LAN) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports for connecting the router to local computers.

4. An Internet (WAN) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port for connecting the router to a cable or DSL modem.

5. A USB 2.0 port (backward compatible to USB 1.0/1.1) for attaching a USB storage device.

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Aug 10

1.Q:Why is my 5GHz signal strength of WNDR3700 lower than 2.4GHz?

A:This is normal. The 5GHz radio coverage is less than 2.4GHz because of its physical characteristics. However, less people use 5GHz wireless devices, the interference is less than 2.4GHz. If you run delay sensitive applications like video or voice, we encourage you run it in 5GHz and you can check “Enable Video Network” to avoid jitter in your wireless network.

2.Q:Why does the NETGEAR WNDR3700 only support 4 channels in 5GHz if the wireless region is Europe, 8 channels if wireless region is United States at “Up to 300Mbps”?

A:Other 5GHz channels are DFS channels. There are government radars working in those channels. Without passing DFS certification test, we are not allowed to open those DFS channels. We are doing DFS certification and we can open those channels by releasing new firmware after we get DFS certification in the near future. You DO NOT need to change hardware, but just upgrade the WNDR3700 firmware to the new one which supports DFS channels. However, you still need to make sure your 5GHz wireless adapter can support DFS channels. Otherwise, you still can’t use those channels.

3.Q:Why do I need Transmit Power Control?

Precision RF engineering has made it capable for the WNDR3700 to extend the range of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network to the limits. While this NETGEAR router is great to use in large homes and range challenge settings, you might not need the benefit of the highest range the router is capable off.

4.Q:How do I use the Broadband Traffic Meter?

Many ISPs are routinely putting limits on bandwidth usage. You can now monitor how much traffic both upload and download you use on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and even set customized alerts if you are close to a certain threshold.

5.Q:Why is NETGEAR referring to WNDR3700 as the Ultimate Networking Machine?

A:NETGEAR WNDR3700 product is the most powerful and full featured router compared to any wireless router in the market today. With a 680 MHz power processor, it does many of similar tasks as other routers, but simply does it 2-3 times faster. Be it simultaneously supporting WiFi devices at 2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz, be it giving the highest wired gigabit performance or reading and writing from USB hard drive attached to the router, all of the above are done at the highest speed besides the long list of compelling features that WNDR3700 provides.

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Aug 10

Please make sure the wireless LED is on from front panel of NETGEAR WNDR3700.

(1) If it is not lit, then please either press wireless on/off button on the front panel to enable it or login web GUI to enable the wireless radio.

(2) If it is lit, please make sure

(a) The wireless security type is NOT in WEP mode with shared key authentication from NETGEAR WNDR3700 GUI. If it is in shared key authentication of WEP mode, please change the authentication type to “automatic” and click “Apply” button.

(b) The wireless repeating function of WNDR3700 is NOT at wireless repeater mode. If it is at wireless repeater mode, then the WPS can’t be supported.

(c) Please make sure you input correct PIN on adapter GUI side for AP PIN WPS, or input correct PIN on router web GUI side for client PIN WPS.

(d) Please make sure there is no other adapter device clicking push button at the same time period. The adapter GUI may have a warning dialog for this kind of situation.

(e) Please make sure the WNDR3700 is not in lock-down state, please login web GUI and check “Disable Router’s PIN” checkbox in “Advanced Wireless Settings” page is checked or not. If it is checked, you may also see warning dialog from adapter GUI and this lock-down state is triggered by some adapter used incorrect AP PIN to try to connect to your router several times. Uncheck this check box and try to run the AP PIN WPS set up again.

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Aug 10

Why can’t I login my share folders on NETGEAR WNDR3700?

We only support 2 user accounts – admin and guest. The password of “admin” is the same as your password for web GUI login, the default password of it is “password“. There is no password for “guest” account.

(1) Please make sure which account you assigned to that share folder and you must use the right account and password. The user account and password are case-sensitive. The “admin” has authority to access those share folders assigned to guest account.

(2) If you access share folders using Windows (not using HTTP or FTP) and you already login one share folder, but you can’t login another share folder even you enter correct username and password in the authentication pop-up dialog.

This is definitely caused by different authorities in different share folders. This is Windows authority behavior, it keeps the existing authority which blocks you enter new user account until windows logout or reboot system.

The only solution for this problem is (a) you MUST log out your Windows system and re-login again. or (b) reboot your Windows system.

This problem only happens on per Windows system user account base. If you switch to another user account on the same Windows PC, you can login that share folder directly if you haven’t logged in any share folder on WNDR3700 with different account for share folder before. Or if you use anotherWindows PC, then you can also login other share folder directly if you haven’t logged in any share folder on WNDR3700 with different account for share folder before.

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Jul 11

Netgear WNDR3700 Description

The NETGEAR Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700 offers high performance wireless Internet access needed for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Simultaneous Dual band runs both 2.4 and 5GHz bands concurrently, ensuring top speeds and the greatest range while minimizing interference.

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●Gigabit for faster wired connections
●Dual Band avoids interference
●ReadySHARE™ – share USB storage
●Ideal for HD video streaming
●Live Parental Controls – Free!
●Best wireless speed and range
●Guest network access
●Broadband usage meter
●Video Quality of Service

Advanced Features

  • Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings
  • Simultaneous Dual Band—2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation
  • ReadySHARE™ USB Storage Access—supports FAT16/32, NTFS Read/Write, Ext 2 Read/Write, Ext 3 Read/Write
  • DLNA compliant
  • Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions)
  • Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage
  • Power and Wi-Fi on/off buttons

Netgear Gigabit Router WNDR3700 User Reviews

1.”Why all the negs”

by gwtx2

Pros: Replaced a lightning fired DIR-655 with the 3700 and i have noticed huge performance gains on 2.4GHz. I run three wireless laptops, a desktop, Synology NAS, DVD player (using DLNA), ipod, and a Wii off this device. Have had no issues whatsoever. I don’t u

Cons: None so far

Summary: Again, I’m not seeing the issues others here have seen. I have the v2 version with the latest firmware to date.

2.”Had to continually reboot to maintain signal”

by andrewsi

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Expensive, did not produce a wider-range of wireless connection than the cheapo model provided by ATT, and it continually had to be re-booted to maintain connection.

Summary: Switched to a Linksys for half the price and it has worked flawlessly.

3.”Sooooo not worth the money. Quit in less than one year”

by jpd2727

Pros: good range

Cons: Longevity.

Summary: Not worth the money. Had several cheaper ones that lasted much longer.

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