I've got one WNDR3700v1 connected as an AP to my wired router. That works fine but now I'm thinking of replace the PC-(linux)router with another WNDR3700 or maybe an WNDR3800 due to it is smaller and does not require the same amount of power + then I'll "hopeful" have better wireless coverage.
Do the WNDR3800 have a better interface for configuration than WNDR3700 which is very basic when it comes to configure the firewall?
What is then the best way to use them together, repeater or connected as AP? I noticed in the latest release that there is an option to be used for "AP mode" how does that work, can you then use the WLAN-port or do you still need to connect it by using only the LAN-ports?
I hope that the WNDR3800 will have a better GUI which lets the user have more control, but I also read that there will be support for WNDR3800 by open source projects like OpenWRT and Tomato but will they be able to give the same performance as the stock firmware due to chipset-drivers?
I also tested the Netgear Genie, but that didn't support routers connected as an AP and no way to change the ip-address to the router!
Thanks in advance!
What in particular are you looking for?
As far as repeater versus AP the AP approach will always be best if you have the wired connection to connect the second router acting as and AP. Otherwise you do have the option to use it as a repeater. Depending what you are trying to do performance may be equal. But again I use mine second 3700 as an AP and works great.