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The Netgear WNR3500L modified with DDWRT with our tests often comes up as the best router that we offer when it comes to speed and consistency.
According to Testfreaks.com, the WNR3500L is the best overall Netgear router in terms of value for money, features, and ease of use, with a score of 9.6 out of 10.
A zippy 480 MHz Broadcom chip forms the Netgear WND3500L’s speedy network infrastructure backbone and an included USB 2.0 port to give you the freedom of connecting networked backup hard drives or additional networked media options. The WNR3500L is by far most the affordable (at $99.95) for those looking to have a networked USB port from their new DD-WRT router.
This nimble workhorse of a Netgear DD-WRT Router comes with three internal antennas, looking very sharp in its gleaming upright position. It also includes a stand to easily keep proper airflow from the heat vent at the router’s base thereby extending the overall lifespan of the router.
Users that have purchased this router have said that for the price this is the fastest router they have used and continually compliment it on its quality, craftsmanship and wireless range. Many have claimed significant speed gains even on their Wireless-G speeds on older devices, breathing new life and speed into some favorite but aged wireless devices.
As for consistency, many have hailed this as the best router they have ever had and all for less than $100 including the pre-installed beefed up DD-WRT firmware. Adding wireless boosting capabilities, easy VPN connectivity, advanced bandwidth controls and a plethora of additional improvements and performance gains, it is truly to a shame to own a Netgear WNDR3500L router without DD-WRT installed on it.
For more information or to make a purchase, check out the DD-WRT Netgear WNR3500L in our DDWRT Router store.