Very attractive design
Personally, I feel that there is not much that is worth the premium price for the router. It's not that it's bad--it's just not amazing.
Apparently, there is an Android app that is available that can also adjust settings but, for the life of me, I can't see how that's very useful. Instead, I wish it included a USB connector so I could print wirelessly. That's becoming a common feature in "better than low end" routers, these days.
Each connection is provided with a large amount of bandwidth
The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 is a mid-cost router. The NETGEAR Genie feature of the N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 allows you to monitor and control your network. As this device is DLNA certified, you can use it to stream media from other DLNA devices (such as USB drives) to an HDTV.
Standard feature set
The DGND3700 is a rather plain-looking router, but its appearance doesn't do justice to the hardware in contains. As well as all the usual aspects of premium wireless routers, such as supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks, the ability to work with both cable and DSL internet connections, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB ports at the back, it provides plenty of ways to use all the technology it offers.
Even with better two-stream performance, my bottom line on the WNDR4500 hasn't changed. The WNDR4500's overall performance just isn't head-and-shoulders above everyone else's. And I really think NETGEAR messed up by giving it a subset of the features of its less-expensive WNDR3800 sibling. If you don't need three-stream N, you can give the WNDR4500 a pass. If you're set on a high-end NETGEAR router, the WNDR3800 would be your choice for features and the WNDR4000 for performance.
Compact and neatly designed
There's plenty to like about the Netgear WNDR4500. It's compact and neatly designed, and the setup process is tremendously straightforward. Right now, Netgear's Genie app is of more interest to novice users, but if the company can deliver on the upgrades it has told us about, it may prove its worth to the more technically-minded. Wireless performance proved stable and connection speeds good, and for basic file sharing and streaming, at least the USB ports are useful.
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