Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless DualBand Router £89.10 @ Pixmania

Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless DualBand Router £89.10 @ Pixmania

Found 9th Dec 2010
I own one of these myself and it's fantastic, considered the best overall consumer router on the market by many sites including Gizmodo.
(£83.30 + £5.80 delivery) + Quidco.

Manufacturers Description:

The NETGEAR® RangeMax™ Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) offers unprecedented speed and performance for home and small offices. It features the most powerful processor of any consumer wireless router on the market, dual-band Wireless-N, USB storage access, ultra-fast gigabit Ethernet ports, video quality of service, guest networks, enterprise-class wireless security, and much more. The WNDR3700 is the ultimate networking machine for serious gamers, small businesses, and anyone who requires the highest level of throughput and performance from their wireless network.

The Ultimate Networking Machine: 680-MHz Processor, Gigabit Ports, and More
At the heart of the WNDR3700 is a 680-MHz processor that gives the power you want and flexibility you need for your network. The router also features four gigabit Ethernet ports that enable ultra-fast wired speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps; eight ultra-sensitive internal antennas, with dedicated antennas for each band; and efficient power amplifiers for maximum wireless range.

Concurrent Dual-Band Performance for High Speeds, Less Congestion
The WNDR3700 operates simultaneously on both the 2.4-GHz frequency and the less congested 5.0-GHz frequency, giving you the fastest throughput performance available. The result is a combined 600 Mbps speed, with real throughput of over 350 Mbps over your wireless network.

ReadyShare for Fast Backup and Storage
With the WNDR3700, it's easy to add an external USB storage device that everyone on your network can access. Simply connect your storage device to the USB port of the router, and with the NETGEAR ReadyShare feature, every computer on your network can access the device to exchange documents, music, and more. ReadyShare is fast, supports a wide range of file formats, and offers simple plug-and-play performance.


Original Poster

Scan: £124.06
Amazon: £124.99
eBuyer: £139.99
Play: £142.99

Nice Router

Original Poster

It is, I paid over £120 for mine about 5 months ago.

LDHughes, can you tell me more about your experience with this router? I'm also considering this Asus router here:…/p1

Thanks in advance

Original Poster

I did a lot of research on this and it is the best router overall on the market, I have 3 wireless networks in my house off this router.
1. G 2.4Ghz network for the wife with 4MB bandwith dedicated to her laptop for her light browsing and gaming (this stops my heavy use affecting her)
2. N 5Ghz network for my downloads and xbox, consistently get 6Mb/s download rate wirelessly, 4.5Mb/s upstairs.
Networks 1 + 2 are linked and computers can communicate between them
3. N+G 2.4Ghz Guest Network, completely isolated from the other 2.

USB media storage + DLNA compliant for media streaming effectively making it a NAS with a cheap Hard Drive.

Never had any problems with it, other routers may do one aspect better (e.g. range), but none nail all of them as well as this.

Original Poster

Also, I can understand why so many vote cold as this is a niche item and not many will use it's potential enough to warrant a £90 price tag when a £9 router will do what they want.

I suspect people are voting cold because it's Pixmania, not because of the product/deal itself.
Pixmania has a bad rep, though personally i've never had a trouble with them at all and this is a fantastic deal for a really good router.

Original Poster

Aaahh, never ordered from them myself but seen a lot of deals on here by them.

Says £137.96 on the site now.

and now says 99quid

I suspect this is the cheaper European firmware model (WNDR3700-100PES) which you can get from Amazon for the same price (£99):…8-2


'm also considering this Asus router here: … 'm also considering this Asus router here:

The Asus looks very nice, only problem is that no UK retailer (I can find) has any confirmed date for when this is actually hitting the shelves and secondly the price is going to be nearer £150 according to news sources.
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