Netgear WNR3500L

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Netgear WNR3500L router

The WNR3500L (also known as the WNR3500U) is an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi router created by Netgear. It was officially launched in the autumn of 2009. The WNR3500L runs open-source Linux firmware and supports the installation of third party packages such as DD-WRT and Tomato.

Hardware[edit]

Version 1:[1]

  • Broadcom BCM4718 453 MHz SoC
  • 8 MB Flash memory
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 32 kB instruction cache
  • 32 kB data cache
  • Three internal antennas
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless support
  • One 10/100/1000 Mbit/s WAN port
  • Four 10/100/1000 Mbit/s switched LAN ports
  • Integrated USB 2.0 EHCI host port
  • Compatible with Windows 7

Version 2:

  • Broadcom BCM47186 500 MHz SoC
  • 128 MB flash memory
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 32 kB instruction cache
  • 32 kB data cache
  • Two internal antennas
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless support
  • One 10/100/1000 Mbit/s WAN port
  • Four 10/100/1000 Mbit/s switched LAN ports
  • Integrated USB 2.0 EHCI host port
  • Compatible with Windows 7

Features[edit]

There are several ways to identify the version, including a v2 label on version 2.[2]

Version 1:

  • Supports installation of Tomato firmware[3] and DD-WRT;[4] the manufacturer has a custom version of OpenWrt[5] while the mainline version works partially[6]
  • Supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Automatically detects ISP type, exposed host (DMZ), MAC address authentication, URL content filtering, logs and email alerts of internet activity
  • Static & dynamic routing with TCP/IP, VPN pass-through (IPsec, L2TP), NAT, PPTP, PPPoE, DHCP (client & server)
  • Supports IPv6, including automatic 6to4 tunnel (since firmware 1.2.2.30)

Version 2:

Open source features[edit]

According to one analysis, installing DD-WRT reduced performance.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netgear WNR3500L Open Source Wireless N (Draft) Router Open Source Guide & Resources". Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  2. ^ benryanau (2012-03-22). "NETGEAR WNR3500 Comparison Chart: How To Identify Which Model Router You Have". Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  3. ^ Redmer, Peter (2009-10-26). "How To Install Tomato Firmware on NETGEAR WNR3500L". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Netgear WNR3500L - DD-WRT Wiki". www.dd-wrt.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  5. ^ "DD-WRT Downloads". MyOpenRouter.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Netgear WNR3500L [OpenWrt Wiki]". wiki.openwrt.org. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  7. ^ "3500Lv2 Downloads". MyOpenRouter.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  8. ^ Higgins, Tim. "Lots More Features, Lots Less Performance: NETGEAR WNR3500L with DD-WRT Reviewed - SmallNetBuilder". www.smallnetbuilder.com. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 

External links[edit]

Firmware downloads[edit]