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