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Our Verdict

A comprehensive all-in-one networking solution with dual-band 5GHZ and 2.4GHz capabilities and ADSL2+ broadband, let down by the lack of dual-band full-speed access and lacklustre 5GHz performance.

For

  • ADSL2+ and 5GHz networking
  • Good distance performance

Against

  • No full-speed dual-band mode
  • Unremarkable 5GHz performance

The Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router DGND3300 is certainly a mouthful – and rightfully so, since it's packing a hefty amount of juicy networking technology inside its rounded, slim-line case.

Netgear, at least, is certainly trying to deliver on that dream.

5GHz kit is now trickling into the market with models such as the ASUS RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Router we checked out last, but the Netgear RangeMax DGND3300 is the first we've seen that offers an all-in-one ADSL broadband modem and 5GHz wireless n dual-band solution.

It's styled in the usual Netgear RangeMax chassis with annoying flashing central dome, which doubles as the quick-connect WPS button.

We're also happy to see a real power button, so you can easily turn it off when you're going away.

A USB port enables you to attached external storage that can be accessed via the router and four Ethernet LAN ports are also provided alongside the ADSL2+ WAN port.

The Netgear RangeMax WNDR3300 is the cheaper, cable alternative to this ADSL modem model.

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