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NETGEAR - RangeMax Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Expand your home or office network with this high-speed wireless router that features 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for rapid connection and data transfer.
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Wireless router capability

We have Netgear RangeMax Wireless -N Gigabit Router, wnr 3500, n300, 2.4 ghz, purchased January 2010. We now have 2 iPads, 2 android smart phones, and a laptop in our household. Seems our router is slow and not keeping up with our demand. Do we need service, or is it time for a new router? If a new router is recommended, which one would you recommend?
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DO I NEED MODEM

I WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF TWO PRODUCTS. HAVE A ROUTER AND MODEM, DOES THIS ONE REQUIRED A MODEM.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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KAT041497
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Yes this product requires a modem.

There is Motorola product in Bestbuy, which has both Modem & Wifi capabilities. But not sure will it have 5GHZ capability as this Linksys router.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Vadi
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Indeed it does need a modem. If you're aiming for ADSL, get an ADSL wireless router of if it's cable modem, get Motorola sbg6580 or sb6782ac
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Will this router work with WildBlue Satellite?

3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Not sure about WildBlue, but it does with Hughesnet. You could try calling WildBlue and ask what routers they recommend. I did that with Hughesnet.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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which netgear should I buy?

I have netgear now, but am having trouble maintaining the connection on my iPad. Do I need a stronger signal?
2 years ago
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answer 1
bought a booster Netgear router for other end of my home handles increased load extends range out of 4000sq feet
10 months ago
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oldmedic
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jackson mi
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my son order computer parts on his I phone using my home wireless network which uses a Netgear model # WNDR 3700 and it worked great.
1 year ago
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Jakeweed
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North Street, MI
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You will need to go into the setting forget the network and then reconnect the device and it will fix the issue. I had the same issue.
1 year, 1 month ago
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I bought the Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigbit Router, 2.4 or 2.5 GHz capability. I also had trouble maintaining a connection...so I replaced my Modem....all is good now !! You can also call Netgear and have them do some trouble shooting on your product if it is fairly new.
Older generation products may give you trouble with a new product like an iPad. Our iPads work great now !!
1 year, 9 months ago
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It can't hurt...if you've got an older router this Netgear RangeMax dual-band would definitley be an upgrade. I just junked my old Netgear that worked great for 5+ years, and this one is quite a bit faster with much better signal strength. Worked for me anyway...
1 year, 10 months ago
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I would try contacting your internet provider and having your signal increased. This should do the trick. It worked for me (I have Centurytel).
2 years ago
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I just upgraded and bought the Netgear N900 because we were having troubles with all of our wireless devices with iPad, ASUS, iPhones etc...
After hooking this up and configuring it I am very happy we did it. Super fast wireless.
2 years ago
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slammyhagar
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Swapping N600 for N600

I have an N300 in place now and it works fine in most areas of our home but I would like more range. Can I simply disconnect the N300 and hook up an N600 in its place without running new software?
3 years ago
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jhatpro
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You bet
1 year ago
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Jakeweed
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Should work without a hitch. This is basically what I just did and there were no drivers or additional software required. Just hook it up and it works for wired connections, and then wireless you just add the new network for your mobile devices with the password for the new router.
1 year, 10 months ago
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I am no expert. I am a mac user. I did not have to instal any software that I remember. I can stream 4 star quality HQ netflix in my shop building 100 ft away from my house where N600 router is set up. It won't connect to 5g band but the other streams great HD video anyway. I am connected to the 5g band in the house. Both work great as far as I can tell.
2 years, 3 months ago
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potteryrob
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answer 4
You'll have to configure the new router, just like any router.
But, this router is very easy to configure.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Chico1976
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Yes -- I just did the same thing. I just set the network ID and password up as the same as the previous and everything else connected with no re-configuration.
2 years, 6 months ago
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You should be able to, they have the exact same programs, the n600 has more antennas and higher speed. If not the netgear software will walk you through the easy process.
 
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2 years, 6 months ago
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ALiounis
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you should at least run the admin config to set your security key up and any other custom settings you may want. Otherwise it works just fine out of the box.
2 years, 7 months ago
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That depends on if you have any security settings - such as a password. You don't technically have to install any software to use routers as long as you are technically advanced enough to use the advanced settings for the router. If you need assistance with programming the password and network SSID then you will need to run the program on the disc to edit the settings.
2 years, 9 months ago
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Yes, you can swap your existing N300 for the N600. All you'd have to do is setup the wireless dual-bands with your existing Network ID and password and your devices that are already configured for your wireless network should just pick it up when the system is back up again without running any software or reconfiguring the wireless connection on them.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Magicka
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answer 10
Sorry, but no. Each router has its own "fingerprint" consisting of an SSID and MAC address. You will have to install the new router.
2 years, 11 months ago
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i pad 2

spent several hours trying to get my ipad 2 to work with my net gear router. Anyone know if this router will work with I pad 2. I am thinking my net gear router is outdated.
3 years, 3 months ago
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I have the Netgear N 600 dual band router and an ipad2. I havent had any issues with the router not working. Maybe try to power everthing off and that should reboot the system. My ipad2 found the router immediately. Good luck.
2 years, 6 months ago
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It should. If you have the N600 then you don't have an outdated router... If you have a MAC address filter enabled on your router then you'll need to add the MAC address of the iPad to the router. Also, I'm not too familiar with the encryption types the iPad recognizes, you may want to make sure the security types you've enabled on your router are compatible with iPad
2 years, 9 months ago
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yes the i pad 2 works with a netgear router, mine worked fine , unfortunately now my netgear router is completely dead
3 years ago
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Yes, it does!
3 years, 1 month ago
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SAProsper
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answer 5
This seems to be a known problem with the ipad2. Ran across this comment on an apple forum here...
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2780293?start=690&tstart=0
Comment follows below....

I'm angry for you that the Genius person told you it is a cable provider or router issue. They definitely know it is a hardware problem, because they WILL replace your ipad if you stand your ground with evidence.

When I took my ipad to the Genius store they connected to their own instore wifi successfully and were not able to replicate the problem of wifi non-connection that I have at my home and every other wifi hotspot where I have tried to access wifi.

They tried to tell me the same as they told you : router issue. I told them that I also could not connect to internet at wifi cafes. They responed that would be because wifi cafes often have poor internet connection. However I told them that when I could not access wifi at cafes on my ipad, my son easily accessed internet on his iphone. Also at home where I cannot access internet on my ipad - our 2 macbooks and 1 windows laptop both access wifi no problem. Genius conceded there was a real issue with the ipad and replaced it.

You need to press them to get your desired result. My ipad was also engraved. I'm sure that I would have been entitled to having the replacement ipad engraved, however, I didn't want to have to wait days for it, so just took the replacement ipad and ran. That was about 3 weeks ago. Touch wood, I have not had this issue on the replacement ipad (although it was after 3 weeks of the 1st ipad that issues developed)......so I'm still waiting with baited breath....

The evidence is overwhelming on this Forum. However this is not an Apple forum, only an Apple Users forum. Apple would never admit to reading this site. But believe me, they ARE aware of this problem and WILL replace if you stand your ground.. If you have an iphone or someone you know has an iphone, you can go to a McDonalds (who are wired with free internet) and access the internet on the iphone and ipad at the same time. If the iphone gets internet and your ipad doesn't get internet, then you will then know if it is your ipad that has the problem.
Best of luck!
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Other ipad2 users have mentioned that latest firmware version 4.3.2. has caused the problem that there is a bug in it.

One person said the way around this bug was to set the "Ask to Join Networks" to OFF. His explanation is the WiFi software may try to connect to other access point if that option is ON.

Another problem might be an Attached Device issue. It turns out there is a Netgear bug in some of their router management software. If the attached devices do not have contiguous IP address, Netgear software stops displaying devices at the first discontinue address.
A firmware update on your router should get rid of this bug or you can call Netgear customer support for help.

I hope this bit of info will help you in your endeavors. For what it's worth, my nephew's and niece's ipads connect fine with my Netgear N600 on the guest account I have set up for them.
3 years, 1 month ago
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HitechRedneck1
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answer 6
Any router made in the last 10 years should work just fine with the iPad 2 - the problem tends to be that due to buggy code on iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad) they can have difficulty reaching the internet after being connected. This has to do with a bug in the IPv6 code for iOS.

That aside, the WNDR3700 will certainly work beautifully with the iPad 2.
 
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3 years, 2 months ago
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Yes, and if it doesn't, you set it up wrong - the iPad, iPhone and related devices all have known issues connecting to certain networks, especially ones using older encryption methods like your old router probably is.
3 years, 3 months ago
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does the netgear 600 compatible with a Atheros AR5007 802.1 b/g?

I have a laptop that has a built in wifi. I need a router that is compatible or support the adaptor Atheros AR5007802.1 b/g. Or will I need to update my drivers with this product? Also wanting to add a wireless printer to the router.
3 years, 5 months ago
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Yes. 802.1 b/g devices are compatible with other 802.1 b/g devices. This router just has an extra on top of those two 802.1 b/g/n
2 years, 9 months ago
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Atheros shipped a slew of bad drivers a while back, so you *MIGHT* need to update them to work with this, or you might not. It's difficult to tell.

If you do need to update, head over to http://www.atheros.cz and download the drivers there, they're always much newer and better.
3 years, 2 months ago
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jec6613
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This will work with anything you throw at it. Your card will have no issues with this product.
3 years, 4 months ago
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stellanwick
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Yes, the N600 is compatible with all current consumer market used wireless standards. I have had no issues connecting any device to it, ie amrtphones, ipods, computers, bluray players, xbox, PS3 ... Everything that has a wireless in my house connects to it with no issues at all. I havent tried a wireless printer yet, all print jobs go through my cmain computer whick is hooked up to a cheapo laser printer via USB, but I can print from my laptop directly to the printer because I set up a homegroup network.
If you go with this router, you will have no issues connecting anything wireless to your network.
Know this though, it is a little more expensive for a reason. It is designed for alot of simultaneous connections. If this is for your home and you have less than 5 or 10 devices that will ever be connected to your network at any given time, you could go to a lower model and save yourself a little cash. I am one of those guys who has to have room for growth lol.
3 years, 4 months ago
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I've connected a 2004 model Toshiba laptop tonthis router without any problems. I can't remember the exact wifi card model but I know it was from Atheros and I didn't have to upgrade the driver. I also have a wireless printer connected to this router. The same laptop and wireless printer were connected to an old Linksys 11g router prior to my Netgear router. I was able to move them to the N600 without any hiccups at all.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 6
NETGEAR 600 IS COMPATIBLE TO ANY COMPUTER. I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ROUTER. I HAVE ALSO ONE IN MY HOUSE.
3 years, 5 months ago
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Does the power adapter supplied with the N600 router work with 230V supply mains input?

Does the power adapter supplied with the N600 router work in 230V supply mains?
3 years, 10 months ago
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I just checked, and no. 110V only.

That said, it does take 12V 1.2A, so you may be able to find a different PSU for it.
3 years, 3 months ago
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jec6613
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Connecticut
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Yes, I just checked the PSU. The input range is from 100-240 VAC with a frequency of 50 or 60 Hz.
3 years, 6 months ago
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dogdonthunt
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Richmond, VA
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No. the power mole is rated at 120v
3 years, 6 months ago
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KaneM7
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Atlanta, GA
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answer 4
from what I can see no. 230v is not normal electrical power. I'd steer real clear on this.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Newark, Ca.
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answer 5
No. Power adapters are sensitive to the voltage on the unit. If you plug in a 120v outlet into a source that higher or lower you'll end up with a burned up device. And in some cases much worse. Electricity is our friend but he must be respected.
3 years, 8 months ago
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ub40
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answer 6
No.
3 years, 9 months ago
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jdw1
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answer 7
call the manufacturer to be 100% sure.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Will this serve as a wireless print server too?

3 years, 11 months ago
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It does not appear that the USB port will function as a print server with the default software image. You may want to try dd-wrt or tomato as they could expand the functionality. Both OSes are supported by Netgear.
3 years, 6 months ago
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dogdonthunt
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Richmond, VA
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Absolutely. Just be sure to either setup a wireless mac reservation or give the wireless printer a static IP on the network.

I currently have a Kodak ESP7 on my wireless network
3 years, 6 months ago
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KaneM7
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Atlanta, GA
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Yes. It can also take any USB hard drive and share it on your network.
3 years, 6 months ago
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whereamai
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Bethpage, NY
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No. It will connect with an external hard drive however.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Bdon
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answer 5
If you are asking if the router actually has the print server capability built in, the answer is no. For that you would want a Netgear PS121v2 or similar item.
3 years, 7 months ago
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This is not a print server however it may appear to have some of the same functionality. If you have a wireless printer and have a wireless and wired devices on the network it will broadcast to the printer like a print server. So it depends...is your printer. It may also work if your printer is wired to the router but again...it will depend on the printer. Establish the network and search for the printer. I use a Kodak AIO 7 and it works great wireless to all on the network, even "guest" computers.
3 years, 7 months ago
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answer 7
yes I have the same router and have a samsung laser printer that is wireless.
works great.
I hope this answers you question.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Yes and no. Depends on the printer. And your network... Wireless is wireless. If the devices are on the same network, theoretically the should be able to talk. Sorry, for the half answer. If the printer is like mine configured to the same spec as the network. ie 802... and the letter has to work. A Network router (like the 3700) has wired and wireless capabilites. On the 802 standard second is the current speed "N". If the Printer is on the 802 standard and has the N or lower lettering it should be compatable. (Should, you might need drivers etc)... Hopefully you still have the disk for the printer. If you have a problem there is usually a help file. Or accessable via the internet from the device(printer) manufacturer. Good Luck
Unfortunately, many times you need wired to get to wireless... It why I always keep an extra ethernet cable (really long) handy.
3 years, 8 months ago
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answer 9
No. Not an option. You can put a network printer on through the hub though. I have an Oki Color on it.
3 years, 10 months ago
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Sethr
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answer 10
If by that question you mean will the usb port work as a print server, then no. If you want to know if it will support a wireless printer, then yes, assuming the printer has a build in print server.
3 years, 10 months ago
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answer 11
Are you wanting to be able to print wireless or connect your printer to this and print that way?
3 years, 11 months ago
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