Netgear DGND3700 N600 Dual-band Gigabit router review

This dual-band router is one seriously speedy machine

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We tested the wireless performance in various scenarios to see how the Netgear DGND3700 performed in typical real-world situations for both its 2.4GHz and 5GHZ modes.

The first was a same-room configuration transferring a large file from the router to the laptop.

The second involved the laptop being place one brick-wall and a standard wooden floor away.

Finally we ran a distance test at 25m with a direct line of sight, to see how it coped with distance.

Same room average transfer speed

File copy – MB/s: higher is better

ASUS RT-N56U 2.4GHz 12MB/s
ASUS RT-N56U 5GHz 24.5MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 2.4GHz 9.9MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 5GHz 19.3MB/s
Linksys E4200 2.4GHz 12.4MB/s
Linksys E4200 5GHz 17.5MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 2.4GHz 17MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 5GHz 18.9MB/s

One room away average transfer speed

File copy – MB/s: higher is better

ASUS RT-N56U 2.4GHz 10.7MB/s
ASUS RT-N56U 5GHz 17.6MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 2.4GHz 6.3MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 5GHz 9.8MB/s
Linksys E4200 2.4GHz 11.7MB/s
Linksys E4200 5GHz 10.6MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 2.4GHz 15.6MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 5GHz 17MB/s

25m line-of-sight average transfer speed

File copy – MB/s: higher is better

ASUS RT-N56U 2.4GHz 1.1MB/s
ASUS RT-N56U 5GHz 2.0MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 2.4GHz 2.3MB/s
Fritz!Box 7390 5GHz 6.4MB/s
Linksys E4200 2.4GHz 3.6MB/s
Linksys E4200 5GHz 5.2MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 2.4GHz 8.9MB/s
Netgear DGND3700 5GHz 13.7MB/s

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Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
UNII BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
USBYes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports5
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports1
Wireless Transmission Speed600 Mbps
Brand NameNetgear
Form FactorDesktop
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency5 GHz
Height30.5 mm
Width223.5 mm
Depth152.4 mm
ManufacturerNetgear, Inc
Product ModelDGND3700
Product NameDGND3700 Wireless Broaband Router
Manufacturer Part NumberDGND3700-100UKS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.netgear.co.uk
Marketing Information

The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is the Ultimate Integrated DSL Networking Gateway. It offers concurrent dual band technology which avoids interference and ensures top speeds and the greatest range for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Complete with a built-in DSL modem, it is compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers.

Weight (Approximate)500 g