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post #31 of 352
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Originally Posted by swjtx View Post

From Best Buy website:

$179.99


Great Financing Offer


New! NETGEAR - N900 Dual Band Wireless-N Router with 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Model: WNDR4500-100NAS | SKU: 3219043

Up to 450 Mbps data transfer rates; USB sharing; guest access

Hey Bob,

Can you comment on the 4500? This is the first of I've heard of such a device. How does it compare to the 3800?
Thanks
Mike
post #32 of 352
I have ordered the 3800 from Amazon and hope those delivery dates are in fact wrong. Thanks for all the info, Bob. You sold me on 3800 versus E4200 or 3700.
post #33 of 352
Looking to upgrade from my Netgear N150 router. Is there a link to somewhere explaining in lay terms what a "time machine" is and why I would want it?

Also, with this Cloud thing, I buy an external hard drive and hook it up to the router via USB then any computer on the network can access the files, right?
post #34 of 352
I think I figured out the cloud thing (can access files from anywhere with an internet connection.) What is the monthly charge going to be?
post #35 of 352
Hey Bob, any update on the shipping status of these? I believe earlier you had estimated third week of August, but Amazon is still listing 1-2 months. Is there a delay?
post #36 of 352
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Originally Posted by Gronnie View Post

Is there a link to somewhere explaining in lay terms what a "time machine" is and why I would want it?

The Time Machine is Apple's version of a NAS(network attached storage). I believe it also includes a built-in wireless N router. It's supposed to make backing up from multiple computers extremely easy. I think they come in 500GB and 1TB flavors. A bit pricey and simplistic for my tastes though.
Mike
post #37 of 352
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gronnie View Post

I think I figured out the cloud thing (can access files from anywhere with an internet connection.) What is the monthly charge going to be?

There is no monthly charge for the Ready Share Cloud. Netgear may in the future charge $4.99 a year but that would be it. The IOS and Android apps are $2.99 each.

Time Machine BTW is for Mac users only.

Bob
post #38 of 352
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Originally Posted by abeagler View Post

Hey Bob, any update on the shipping status of these? I believe earlier you had estimated third week of August, but Amazon is still listing 1-2 months. Is there a delay?

Units are hitting Netgear docks this week. From there they will land at Amazon and Fry's. Amazon dates are wrong. Netgear is trying to get them updated.

Bob
post #39 of 352
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dmikester1 View Post

The Time Machine is Apple's version of a NAS(network attached storage). I believe it also includes a built-in wireless N router. It's supposed to make backing up from multiple computers extremely easy. I think they come in 500GB and 1TB flavors. A bit pricey and simplistic for my tastes though.
Mike

Time Machine is Apple's SW protocol and app for doing system and incremental Mac backups. This can be done with an attached hard drive to the Mac or with Apple's Time Capsule and Airport Extreme products over the network.

Netgear has built the Time Machine protocol into their 3800 router so it will emulate the Apple TM functions. They also sell the WNDRMAC which is a dual band router with Time Machine too.

Bob
post #40 of 352
Just found this today, pretty good review and nice pics of the new features.

http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/...Router-Review/

Also I read an interesting tidbit on ready-share "it's free for the next 1 1/2 years. (the only charge that comes into the mix are the mobile apps, but those are optional.) NETGEAR may charge a small annual fee after January 2013 for this service" Is that a true statement, they may charge for that feature?


Update I just talked to Amazon and they said if I order today to soonest I would receive it is 9/16/2011 - 10/12/2011, crappy.
post #41 of 352
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Originally Posted by Xanth77 View Post

Just found this today, pretty good review and nice pics of the new features.

http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/...Router-Review/

Also I read an interesting tidbit on ready-share "it's free for the next 1 1/2 years. (the only charge that comes into the mix are the mobile apps, but those are optional.) NETGEAR may charge a small annual fee after January 2013 for this service" Is that a true statement, they may charge for that feature?


Update I just talked to Amazon and they said if I order today to soonest I would receive it is 9/16/2011 - 10/12/2011, crappy.

Amazon will begin shipping 3800's after Labor Day. The units are in route to their DC. They hit the Netgear San Jose disto site this week and have already been turned around and shipped out.

Fry's should have them by this weekend but depends on their ability to receive them and get them on the shelves. But trust me. They will be available very soon.

Bob Silver
post #42 of 352
I see posts from folks that have flashed their WNDR3700v2 with the latest WNDR3800 firmware 1.0.0.16. They claim all of the new features work. It appears the difference between the two are 64M RAM and a new red shell.
post #43 of 352
149.99 at Fry's in Fountain Valley. They had about 10 on the shelf. Thanks Bob for the info on Fry's getting them this weekend.
post #44 of 352
Four left at Fountain Valley.
post #45 of 352
Had to go to Fry's in Arlington, TX yesterday (Saturday)for some other business. Of course I had to stop and bug the sales guy about the 3800. They still do not have it listed in their internal computer system and still do not know when they may be getting it in. I was told to check back on Wednesday. Maybe it's taking a little longer to get to Texas.
post #46 of 352
Sucks, the only electronics store we have here is a couple of Best Buy stores. I hope they get these in soon and have them priced at 149.99 like at Fry's and Amazon.
post #47 of 352
FYI, the Netgear page for the 3800 is no longer showing the "Coming Soon" banner; however Amazon still lists a "1 to 2 months" shipping time. Not getting my hopes up yet, but the Netgear update is a positive sign.

An interesting question was posed earlier. Bob, when you get a chance, could you compare/contrast the WNDR3800 with the upcoming WNDR4500?
post #48 of 352
It also appears all references to Apple's Time Machine have been removed. Not sure what else has changed.
post #49 of 352
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gronnie View Post

Sucks, the only electronics store we have here is a couple of Best Buy stores. I hope they get these in soon and have them priced at 149.99 like at Fry's and Amazon.

Best Buy will not ave the product until next year. So order one from Amazon or Frys.

Bob
post #50 of 352
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by teamssj View Post

FYI, the Netgear page for the 3800 is no longer showing the "Coming Soon" banner; however Amazon still lists a "1 to 2 months" shipping time. Not getting my hopes up yet, but the Netgear update is a positive sign.

An interesting question was posed earlier. Bob, when you get a chance, could you compare/contrast the WNDR3800 with the upcoming WNDR4500?

Don't know why the amazon ship dates are still wrong but as I posted before product is in route to them.

Regards to your other question I cannot comment. But let me say this. You will not be unhappy if you buy a 3800 now.

Bob
post #51 of 352
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Originally Posted by teamssj View Post

It also appears all references to Apple's Time Machine have been removed. Not sure what else has changed.

TimeMachine is still there but will not be promoted till later.

Bob
post #52 of 352
Bob,

First of all, like many others, I want to thank you for introducing us to the WNDR3800, then patiently and thoroughly answering any and all questions that we have inquired about this exciting NETGEAR router!

Now while I anxiously wait for my Amazon.com-pre-ordered WNDR3800 to be delivered sometime next week, I was just curious about the most recent delay that was never really explained...

Now if I remember correctly, this unit was originally scheduled to be released near the end of June, but the engineering team decided to double the memory capacity from 64 MB to 128 MB, resulting in a late July target date. In early August, while units were supposedly in transit, we learned that there was an issue with GPL licensing documentation which required all units to be pulled back to the factory and re-shipped to DCs by the 2nd week of August with a target of the 3rd week of August for Amazon.com and Fry's Electronics. But now, we are told that Amazon.com will not ship any units out until after Labor Day...

Is there any reason for this latest delay of 1 or 2 weeks for retailers? I only ask because you got many of us so excited that I cannot wait to start using this cool router!

Thanks again,

Albert
post #53 of 352
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Originally Posted by ALeeRocks View Post

Bob,

First of all, like many others, I want to thank you for introducing us to the WNDR3800, then patiently and thoroughly answering any and all questions that we have inquired about this exciting NETGEAR router!

Now while I anxiously wait for my Amazon.com-pre-ordered WNDR3800 to be delivered sometime next week, I was just curious about the most recent delay that was never really explained...

Now if I remember correctly, this unit was originally scheduled to be released near the end of June, but the engineering team decided to double the memory capacity from 64 MB to 128 MB, resulting in a late July target date. In early August, while units were supposedly in transit, we learned that there was an issue with GPL licensing documentation which required all units to be pulled back to the factory and re-shipped to DCs by the 2nd week of August with a target of the 3rd week of August for Amazon.com and Fry's Electronics. But now, we are told that Amazon.com will not ship any units out until after Labor Day...

Is there any reason for this latest delay of 1 or 2 weeks for retailers? I only ask because you got many of us so excited that I cannot wait to start using this cool router!

Thanks again,

Albert

Albert

Thanks for the kind words

I honestly don't know why Amazon is lagging on this delivery. Netgear marketing has repeatedly asked that the delivery info be updated. And why it wasn't still is a question

The delay between Frys and Amazon is that Frys is down the street From the Netgear dc. This is why there is product in Ca now.

But in any case I know for fact product is in the route to Amazon if not already there.

Bob
post #54 of 352
Is the USB port 3.0?
post #55 of 352
The USB port is 2.0

Fry's just posted it on their site, but only for pre-order, I called them and they have no clue.

I just ordered it tonight from Amazon, since Bob said it in route to Amazon that will be the fastest.

Amazon said the following:
Estimated delivery September 28, 2011 - November 5, 2011

I hope it makes it here a bit faster than that.

At this point Bob you should just sell them to us straight from the factory, cut the middle man out and everyone wins, hehe.
post #56 of 352
I was reading and found out about a "hidden_info.htm" page on some netgear router

http://192.168.1.1/hidden_info.htm

Region : NA
Language : Eng,SP,PR,FR,GR,IT
Enable zixi
Board HW ID : ���������������
Board Model ID : ����������

What does the enable zixi option do, I can't find much on-line other than "optimization for HD streaming"

Thank you in advance!
post #57 of 352
Just wanna throw my 0.02. It's great that these new generation of wireless routers have QOS for video streams, but it still won't do anything if you have a noisy neighborhood. It would be great if the router have a self-configuration feature where it scans the airwave and automatic chooses the best channels to use, that would further help.

Ultimately WIRED LAN is practically non-interfered, and u have the full bandwidth at all times, but I do understand the convenience of WIFI.
post #58 of 352
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Originally Posted by MrBobb View Post

It would be great if the router have a self-configuration feature where it scans the airwave and automatic chooses the best channels to use, that would further help.

The WNDR3800 does:
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Clear Channel Selector - Dynamically avoids busy Wi-Fi channels for clear and fast wireless connections automatically
post #59 of 352
ordered mine from buy.com yesterday and it shipped with T#. (http://www.buy.com/prod/netgear-n600...223163135.html)
post #60 of 352
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Originally Posted by Xanth77 View Post

Fry's just posted it on their site, but only for pre-order, I called them and they have no clue.

Our local Fry's has had them for several days and they will price match buy.com.
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