[RESOLVED] Netgear N600 WNDR3400 or Linksys E2000 Routers

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ggalv

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I am looking into buying either the Netgear N600 WNDR3400 or Linksys E2000 router (similar price). I think the Linksis uses four Gigabit Ethernet wired and the Netgear does not. However, a sales person told me the Netgear has a father range and is more reliable. Do you guys know which of these two routers is better?

Thanks
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

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I don't see test specifics in the cnet tests, so it's hard to know what they criteria for "good range" is.

I posted a link to Smallnetbuilder. You can look at the comparison charts. This is their testing method:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...ireless-products-six-location-open-air-method

Like I said, the E2000 is the exact same as the WRT320N. They just changed the naming scheme.

The 3400 seems to be just a revision of the 3300 with the addition of a USB port. They both use Broadcom based chipsets.

Do you need both 2.4 and 5GHz? If yes, then get the 3400. Do you need gigabit ethernet? If yes, then get the E2000.

With any router, mileage will vary depending on your environment.
 
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ggalv

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Thanks for your advice. One more last question. You mentioned the N600 WNDR3400 seems to be a revision of the 3300, which from the first link you provided got a bad performance of 14.7 and would not consider getting. However, when I looked at the back of the Netgear N600 box, it shows the capabilitiies of the WINDR3700 and WINDR3400, the only difference is that the WINDDR3400 does not have the gigabit ethernet.

Do you still think the WINDR3400 is an upgrade to the WINDR3300 or very similiar to the WINDR3700 (which got high performance of 41.5 or 41.2) just without the gigabit option?

Thanks for trying to help me figuere this out.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

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The WNDR3700 and 3400 use completely different chipsets (Atheros vs Broadcom).

The 3300 and 3400 both use Broadcoms.
 
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mathnerd88

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You also fail to mention that the WNDR3400 has lifetime warranty and the Linksys E2000 does not. I would go for the WNDR3400. Gigabit internet isn't important unless you transfer large files.

You can also always get a gigabit switch later down the road for $30 if you want gigabit ports.
 

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