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Questions & Answers for NETGEAR NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Question

What is the signal range?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Rivergirl
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have it installed in my basement and the signal coverage is good three stories up.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
BTRado
answer 2
The range did not seem much if any better than my old Linksys WRT54G. I would rate the range as average.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
Question

Can a wireless printer be used with this router?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
answer 2
It should. It will take some set-up and driver installation, but nothing too hard.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
shvlkjehlva
 - Midwest
answer 3
Yes.
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 5
Yes, I have a brother MFC-495CW wireless printer and it picked it right up and get information fast, did not see any big change when switched from usb plug.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
chanb
 - Spartanburg,SC
answer 6
Yes, I am using a HP C7280 Printer with no issues.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Brockmd
 - Illinois
answer 7
Yes. If you can access it on your network, you can use it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
trecords0
 - DeLand, Florida
answer 8
That is the function of a "wireless" printer.
answered 4 years ago
By
mikemikef
 - Frederick, MD
answer 9
Yes
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Josam01
 - Goldsboro,NC
Question

Will a DSL modem work with this router?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Charlotte, NC
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
If the modem has an ethernet port it should work.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
answer 2
It should. However, some DSL modems include a router in which case it might be more difficult. If you own the modem do some research on it's actual specification and functions. If it is leased, call you provider to make sure it will work.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
shvlkjehlva
 - Midwest
answer 3
yes that is what i have.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mrd585
 - houston, tx
answer 4
Yes it will. I have a Verizon (Frontier) modem/router combo that I bridged to work with this.
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 5
Yes, they also offer a model with a builtin DSL modem
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 6
I have a dsl modem and they work flawlessly together!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
TwistednTalented
 - CT
answer 7
I have Windstream with the same modem and it works perfectly. After almost 2 years my son can finally play XBox live again.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
3toPlease
answer 8
Yes, that's what it's designed for.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
trecords0
 - DeLand, Florida
Question

What all do I need to make my house wireless?

I have a desktop and an xbox in one room, and down the hall i'd say about 30-40 feet i have my wifes xbox (both with live). I know the xbox's will need the adapter. How do I make my entire house wireless both upstairs and down? Do I just need this product or do I need something to go with it for my desktop? Currently were running ethernet cables to everything and with a baby I really don't want her to get into the wires.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Randyj821
 - Oak Harbor, WA
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I ALSO PURCHASED THE NETGEAR N300 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER FOR MY OLD PC RUNNING XP PRO WORKS PERFECT! ROUTER IS 2 FLOORS UP THIS PC IS IN BASEMENT
answered 2 years ago
By
XP2800AMDPROCESSOR10YRS
 - Mount Juliet, TN
answer 2
A single "wireless router" like the 3700 should be all you need. If you don't need the dual band functionality of the 3700, you might try the next model down. I have a single 3700 and get good reception throughout the house, adequate for my college aged kid's gaming and general on-line happiness. Logic says to place the router centrally but you might find it works better somewhere else due to the obstacles in the house (walls, floors, etc.)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
shvlkjehlva
 - Midwest
answer 3
This wireless router is exactly what you need.I purchased the xbox adapter from amazon for about $95.Once you have the adapter plugged in the USB port on the xbox,and this router you whole house will become wireless.I reside in a 2 story home too and this router is awesome.Buy it!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Vallory
 - AUSTIN,TX.
answer 4
All you need is a moden as well as thios router. If you have a modem/router combo know, as I did, all you would have to do is bridge the current moden/router so the new router will work with it. It sounds more complicated than it is. We currently have 4 xbox's in our house all with live. I would suggest running them with the ethernet cord with this router instead of wireless. The reason is the ethernet connections run at gigabit speed whick works great for gaming!
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 5
if you have more than 1 device on the network you must have a router. Replace the wired router with this one, it wil support 4 wired ports + many wireless connections. Range covers my house fine plus fifty feet outside.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 6
This router will work fine. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines about where you place the router(not near large metal objects. etc.). You will need to run a single cable from your cable modem/ADSL modem to the router. I get almost 100' range at my house! If you place the router near your PC desktop you just need a cable to the router(assuming you have a network adapter in your desktop PC). Otherwise you can get a wireless network adapter (USB/PCI card) to plug into your desktop PC.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
HarryLJ
 - Fort Collins,CO
answer 7
You need broadband computer connection. A good wireless router like the Netgear model 3700 (download and upload speeds are incredible) although range could be better. Depending on size of house a repeater might be necessary. Don"t get one until you install the router then check your signal strength. Your smart phone is great for checking signal strength. Just turn on wi fi in settings and wander around the house and yard checking signal strength. There are various devices to boost signal such as antennas, repeaters if need be. And ethernet cable (usually included) to connect the wireless router to the modem and ethernet cable from modem to computer. Using wi fi you will get a connection many times faster than 3G on your cell phone or laptop or other device witout using your data. Music and vids stream smoothly without buffering. You just connect wireless router to modem and you may need a wireless usb adapter for some devices. You have to use microsofts own exclusively with xbox. How much more money does Bill need? Anyway you're now wireless and with this equipment you will have wi fi thats the best and fastest currently available. Don't forget to password protect your wireless account that is a must! With the particularl Netgear router aforementioned you can set up a seperate guest network but if you set one up you will potentially slow your own connection speed down. Let the neighbors get their on wi fi. I hope this has been helpful.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
gejohn1947
 - Jonesboro, AR
answer 8
If the items you are trying to connect to are not in range you will need a repeater. So run an eithernet line from the router downstairs to a wireless repeater upstairs.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
dicostanzot
 - New Smyrna FL
Question

Support 802.11g

Hello,
I just wanted to know if this router supports 802.11g? I see it is both 2.4 gz and 5ghz.
Thank You
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kepster
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. 802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz and 802.11 a/n 5Ghz
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
answer 2
yes it does.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mrd585
 - houston, tx
answer 3
Yes. it supports a/b/g/n and has dual radios.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 4
Yes, says so on the right side of the box, top, second bullet point down.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
trecords0
 - DeLand, Florida
answer 5
It says g on the box and it works with my g notebook.
answered 4 years ago
By
mikemikef
 - Frederick, MD
answer 6
Yes it supports A, B, G, and N. I use A to connect my xbox 360 and it works much better than G did with my old router.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Gamer1980
answer 7
Yes it is, all wireless-n devices are backwards compatible, the wireless-n protocol, defined by IEEE 802.11n requires it to be compatible with IEEE 802.11g (wireless-g) and 802.11b (wireless-b) on the 2.4ghz band, and 802.11a (wireless-a) on the 5ghz band (if its a dual band device), in order to receive wireless-n certification.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Wallyb132
Question

Have 2 computers. 1 in house and 1 in son's apartment about 1000 ft apart. Will this work considering the distance?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
In most cases, this is not a problem; the signal strength will be good, the only hindrance might be the computers ability to detect it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
scgator51
answer 2
Yes, this router is designed for large and multiple floor homes.
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 3
No to far. Maybe if you use one with an external antenna and then have something t receive it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 4
Probably not. I was able to get 100+ feet at my home, but 1000' is almost a quarter-mile!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
HarryLJ
 - Fort Collins,CO
answer 5
1000ft is over 333 yards distance! Wireless routers such as these are designed for single-home coverage, not the entire neighborhood. So no, this won't work. Assuming typical-sized tract housing, your nextdoor neighbors and _maybe_ the folks across the street could probably access your network, but not someone 1/5 mile away.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
BullwinkleJMoose
 - San Diego, CA
answer 6
NO. I have tried to get my sister inlaw connected and she is the same distance you are trying. You could at a distance about 500 or less. I used my netbook to see how far Netgear would connect. So, I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Stampajoe
 - Melbourne, FL
answer 7
Not likely, I know of no routers that can achieve that distance wirelessly. I'm having problems at just 100ft.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Zenith881
Question

Does this router work best upright on the stand or lying flat?

Could anyone that has the Netgear 3700 tell me which gives best results, upright in stand or lying flat?
Thanks for any help anyone can give me!!
asked 4 years ago
By
justme540
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe they stay cooler standing upright and in free air. I'd guess that the wireless performance will be very dependent on lots of other issues. Mine works well throughout the house, standing upright.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
shvlkjehlva
 - Midwest
answer 2
Both ways, I have mine laying on its side to fit into bookshelf compartment.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
scgator51
answer 3
Mine was in the stand vertical, it is now flat to fit on a shelf under my desk. Seems to work either way. If you are at the end of the range it wil make a difference be inside my house no change but your mileage will vary
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 4
I have one and have tried it both ways and it doesn't seem to make much difference.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
gejohn1947
 - Jonesboro, AR
answer 5
Based upon the user manual, you stand it up if you are trying to get more horizontal coverage, you lay it flat if you are trying to get more vertical coverage. I have mine lying flat due to needing coverage from my basement to the second floor of the house. The coverage in this position is excellent for what I need.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SpeedTrap
 - Utah
answer 6
It does not matter. The thing has 8 antennas built in.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
trecords0
 - DeLand, Florida
answer 7
The companies try to design all of them to work as well as they can in both orientations. But, it depends on your specific home application. So, try it both ways and see if you can find one orientation working better and use that.
answered 4 years ago
By
mikemikef
 - Frederick, MD
Question

Is a cat6 cable recommended to connect to a cable modem or will my existing cat5 work as well?

My cable has been threaded through my ceiling tiles for 10 years and I wondered if a new cat6 would be faster
asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If the cat5 was installed within spec and has not been damaged or degraded over the years you probably wouldn't see a noticeable improvement for internet usage. If you are performing large file transfers between computers and have a router with gigabit ports then you might see a noticeable difference.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
answer 2
It probably won't restrict your speeds to the internet since those are less than 100Mbps, but it might do so within your home's wired network if you have other gigabit devices. To "talk" gigabit speeds, you need gigabit devices at both ends of the line.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
shvlkjehlva
 - Midwest
answer 3
Cat5 works well. I have 4 xbox 360's connected via Cat5 and there is no lag.
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 4
YES CAT 5 will be fine your cable modem will limit speed not the cable unless it is very long or damaged
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 5
Newer technology is always better,but if your pc/laptop is older don't waste your money on the cat6 cable.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
TwistednTalented
 - CT
answer 6
Cat 6 would be great, but not a necessity.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
trecords0
 - DeLand, Florida
answer 7
Cat5, 5e, and 6 for all practical purposes are the same. Meaning, for residential use. Where 6 becomes a necessity, is in idustrial applications with long runs. For the average home, you're likely not going to have a run over 100ft, let alone 300ft or 100meters which is the limit for cat5 cabling. Chances are also that your cable model, dsl modem or otherwise does not have a gigabit port on it, it's probably 10/100...so cat6 is not going to gain you anything. save your money.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
MudmanRV
 - NE Indiana
Question

does this router work with windows 7

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
jmg
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ZoidbergSR
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
eewizard
answer 3
I just set my router up on windows 7 64 bit. Piece of cake to set up.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
speechprof
answer 4
YES
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
TCurt
answer 5
Yes. Works just fine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
458txt
answer 6
Yes. It works with Windows 7.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
LADav123
Question

How many contacts are there in wired access point?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
winkly
on NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you mean ethernet ports there are four. I have my desktop PC plugged into it and also my ethernet printer. While using the PC and someone else using a laptop simultaneously there seems to be no noticeable decrease in speed from my cable internet.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MrNorml
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 2
4
answered 3 years ago
By
Bears1985
 - Southern, IL
answer 3
If you are asking how many LAN ports, 4 LAN and 1 WAN
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
VideoByLarry
 - Buckeye AZ
answer 4
4 hardwire points (you can expand the number of ports by buying a network switch)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
HarryLJ
 - Fort Collins,CO
answer 5
This thing I am pretty sure has 4 look on the picture of the back of the unit.

ACE
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
ComputerRme
 - Florida
answer 6
4 Ports.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Brockmd
 - Illinois
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