NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 – Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design Electronics

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EXTENDED WIRELESS COVERAGE: Adds Wi-Fi range coverage up to 1000 sq ft, and connects up to 15 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more.
AC750 WI-FI SPEED: Provides up to 750Mbps performance using dual-band and patented FastLane(TM) technology.
UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Works with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem with Wi-Fi.
WIRED ETHERNET PORT: Simply plug in game consoles, streaming players, or other nearby wired devices using the one 10/100M port for maximum speed.
SAFE & SECURE: Supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless security protocols.
SIMPLE TO SETUP: Press the WPS button to connect to your router. Use the NETGEAR WiFi Analyzer app for optimal location.

Description

 ex6120 ex6250 ex7000 ex8000
EX3700 EX6120 EX6250 EX7000 EX8000
WiFi Range & Performance Good Better Better Best Ultimate
Added WiFi Coverage 1,200 sq.ft. 1,500 sq.ft. 2,000 sq.ft. 2,100 sq.ft. 2,800 sq.ft.
# Connected Devices Up to 20 Up to 25 Up to 32 Up to 35 Up to 55
Bandwidth Dual-Band Up to 750Mbps Dual-Band Up to 1200Mbps Dual-Band Up to 1750Mbps Dual-Band Up to 1900Mbps Tri-Band Up to 3000Mbps
Best for Internet Speed Up to 20Mbps Up to 25Mbps Up to 50Mbps Up to 100Mbps Up to 1000Mbps
HD Streaming Good Better Better Best Ultimate
Online Gaming Good Good Better Better Ultimate
Seamless Roaming with One WiFi Name
Tri-band for 2x Speed
Universal Router Compatibility

10 reviews for NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700 – Coverage Up to 1000 Sq Ft and 15 Devices with AC750 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (Up to 750Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design Electronics

  1. Customer

    Chose this after a bit of study; braced myself for the install. Have 2.4 and 5G optic fiber bands which laughed audibly at my old repeaters. Need signal on three floors of old house (please pardon the trouble, giant telecom company. Router needs to be n close proximity to biggest, most fabulous TV downstairs that we stream from. And in line with home office. Thank you!)Anyway: Followed the repeater instructions (while keeping in mind the tips from the IT guy who posted a review here). Plugged this little baby in in near the router, waited nervously for it to connect – ah! – and then pressed the WPA button on this then my router. They chatted for a bit. Then: Bing! Connected. Repeated procedure. Little longer wait, then: Bing! 5G connected (apparently). Shut the repeater off, took it up two floors, and plugged it in near my office computer. Minute later, green lights, yass. Now my computer found four networks; two were extensions from this device. Just type in your router password and click – connected. No issues whatsoever. Of course, I speed-tested each one, because as you probably know, the number of bars is no reflection of the speed when you use a repeater. For me, the extended 5G connection was the winner – is blazing fast. And the install was *dead simple* – I think it took five minutes. Very happy and delighted! Highly recommend. (Will update if there is a need.)

  2. Maro Daro

    I wasn’t getting enough bandwidth to watch Amazon Prime video in my bedroom with the Netgear WN3000RP that was off my AT&T Uverse router. I tried the Netgear Nighthawk that was really too powerful for the internet speed I had and that I could not get to work. I then purchased this AC1200 and it works beautifully. I am able to stream Amazon Prime video, Netflix and HBOGO to my bedroom with ease. This is a winner for me. Even though I have a lower speed 2.4gz internet with Uverse, this range extender works great to give me the power I need throughout my house…even through a tiled bathroom and several walls. I also got a $10 coupon on this deal. I am so glad I purchased this item. As for installation, I do it on the computer rather than through the WPS button. However, after you get the Netgear AC1200 to show up on your wifi, you have to give it time to connect further before clicking on continue. I found it was not an instant thing. As a matter of fact, I thought it wasn’t working because it kept saying it had not connected. I got side tracked with something and when I came back, it had connected! My best advice is after you make sure it is on your network, don’t give up and give it some time to connect. I hope this my review will help others who need a range extender with Uverse.

  3. Big Orange Wookie

    Summary: Easy to set up, functional and useful for extending Wi-FiPros- Expands both 2.4 & 5 GHz networks- Can be used as an Extender (Wi-Fi Repeater) or Access Point (Wired)- Inexpensive- Two antennasCons- Defaults to name of new networks by adding EXT to the end (see setup notes below)- Extends at a COMBINED max speed of 750 Mbps (but honestly, that’s fast enough)I really like this range extender. It’s a great product for a great price. My only gripe is that you aren’t told anywhere in the manual how to extend your network without creating additional network names. If your network is named, MyNetwork, the extender will default to a network name of MyNetwork-EXT.This means your devices will have to disconnect from your first network to pick up the new one. It’s not seamless and affects tablets, phones, etc. It also means you occasionally stay connected to the weaker network… This can be avoided, however, by doing the following.Start by plugging the extender into an outlet in the same room as your router. Do NOT user the WPS setup. Instead, follow the setup steps for using your computer (or device).When you get to naming the network(s), just use your existing Wi-Fi network name(s) AND password(s) for the extender network(s). When you finish, it will say you aren’t connected any longer,but don’t worry.At this point, unplug the extender and move it to where you want to extend your network. You’ll want it to be at least 2 bars to reliably extend your devices.On your device(s), turn the Wi-Fi of and back on, let it reconnect and you’ll see it pick up your original network, but with a stronger signal.Now your device will seamlessly transfer from your original router to the extender and back!At this point, this is a 5 star product. I’ll assess it’s functionality and reliability over the next 6 months and adjust my review if needed.

  4. CM

    I am an intermediate computer user. I am in graphic design, but have no training in IT or computer science.This thing works quite well with my dual channel 5G router.However! I tried everything under the sun to get it to link up to my router using the computer. The instructions were clear on what to do. I followed them. It was so frustrating that I nearly returned it. I never called tech support.Then I tried setting it up on my iphone. It was set up with minimal fuss in less than 10 minutes. It was EASY actually. BUT! A big but here, if you are a novice with computers, routers, networks, etc, GOOD LUCK with trying to get this set up. If you are intermediate to advanced, you will have no problem but I recommend setting it up with your smart phone.This may be helpful to others. They don’t explain the big picture, probably because they feel like if you are buying this router wifi signal extender, you are already computer saavy.Here is my interpretation, so maybe another dummy like me can understand.1) The device makes a new wifi to connect to. Let me explain. Say when you get on your laptop or smart phone at home where you have a router and wifi, it shows your router’s default name as “e78u64” or maybe you renamed your connection as “Shackles.” Maybe you see your neighbor’s network and he named his “ImAretard” and your other neighbor’s is “Tardis”. You know the routine, you pick your network (Shackles), and you use the password printed on the router to log in your device, and it will be the one printed on the router unless you changed it yourself. It works that way to log in your smartphone, ipad, xbox, laptop, whatever it is you have that needs wifi.2) So what this litte box does (Wifi Extender) when you set it up near your router, is that is links to it but makes a new name. So if my router was called Shackles, it makes what looks like a new router in your list of wifi networks. It defaults to using your router’s name and adds _EXT to it. So when I use my iphone and go to settings and hit wifi, I can connect to Shackles or Shackles_EXT. The latter acts like another router but it is in reality just the extender you are connecting to that is linked to the original router.3) So what does it all mean? Well, say my router is in the den where I hang out and use my wifi devices. I can probably connect to Shackles since the signal is strong in the same room. Now say I have a detached garage in the back yard that has been converted into a workshop or maybe a game room with a pooltable where me and the guys hang out and have some beers and maybe play xbox. Welp, I find that I can’t get a good enough signal from my router in the den. Xbox is lagging big time on my online multiplayer first person shooter games. So I plug in the extender in the garage. Lo and behold I can connect to Shackles_EXT with a very strong signal and everything works great with no lag or slow connectuon.Smart people may think I’m an idiot for writing all this. I don’t care. I just hope it could help someone like me who didn’t understand how this damn thing worked out of the box.

  5. Vicrob

    After attempting to set-up a ridiculously complicated TP-Link AC1200 Range Extender, only to have it fail (no boost in range) and then stop operating all together after 41 days, I went searching for other options.Purchased the Netgear AC1200 at half the price of the TP-Link, and was stunned by how quickly I was up and running. Literally, took less than 10 mins. using manual set up option.1. take unit out of the box, plug into an outlet near your router, wait for amber light to turn green.2. use your iPad/phone/PC to connect to it (I have AirPort Extreme so no WPS button), check for green indicator light, follow simple instructions on webpage to assign name/password.3. move unit to outlet close to area that needs stronger connection, check for green indicator light. Done.Purchased this specifically to improve the connection quality for my Skybell HD doorbell. Instantly went from ‘poor’ to ‘good’ connection. I’m happy!

  6. Ron Kramer

    Wow I had never read the 1 star reviews. I likely would not have bought one. But I did… works GREAT except I tried direct LAN connection to my laptop and that doesn’t work. (maybe user error? might have to configure it in settings)? I’ll look into that.I run a observatory in my yard. 300+ feet from my router. I have 5G and 2.5G on the router. (cable internet). I could BARELY connect to the 2.5 300+ feet away. I got this for 1/2 way… but first time I tried it I just plugged it in next to the laptop 300+ feet out. It picked up good signal and was giving the laptop 5 bars. Works great. MY PROBLEM is my laptop is old and has slow wifi. So I want to try direct LAN connection. I got 50mbs in the house and 10 at the laptop. I may have to get a faster/newer laptop. Many reviews say it died in a couple months. I’ll report back if mine does.UPDATE OMG! I worked on the LAN connection. Seems I had a bad cable. It’s now working, My speedtest.net went from 15mbps to 66 mbps!!! Now that LAN is working – I’m going from 4 to 5 stars!PS – I think the 1 star reviews are user/error.

  7. T. Sanders

    My main reason for getting this was due to a weak signal for my Ring door bell. I also had very weak signal in one of our bedrooms, but I had procrastinated on that one for years. I have an Apple 802.11ac router located in my office in the far corner of my house and it can’t easily be relocated, so after reading reviews I decided to give this a try. I should note that I am a Cisco certified Network Engineer for 20+ years, so I considered a lot of different options, many of which would have driven my wife crazy.You definitely need to let the wizard create the new SSIDs as you will run into issues trying to reuse the same one as your main router. I joined it to my wireless network and it created two additional SSIDs (myname_2GEXT, and myname_5GEXT). I joined the Ring to the new SSID and took each of our mobile devices into the ‘dead zone’ bedroom and joined them to the new SSIDs as well. The signal strength is now excellent throughout all of these areas. We just have to make sure we’ve joined the new SSID when in that one bedroom. That’s not a deal breaker for me. For geeks like me, RSSI dropped from -74 to -57 at my furthest corner.The price of extending the network is losing a bit more than half the speed, but I knew this coming into the project. If you manage those expectations, you will be happy also. I normally get 45-50 Mbps downloads on my main SSID. Using this extender, it drops to 15-18 Mbps. That’s still plenty for streaming multiple Netflix programs at the same time. It has the added benefit of essentially rate-limiting anything that I put on the new SSIDs, meaning that any devices that use the extended network cannot use all of my available bandwidth. Unbeknownst to my kids, their games and downloads will never again ruin a conference call.I should touch on placement. You need to put this closer to your main router than to the area you’re trying to cover. In my case it’s only about 20′ away from my router in the hallway. Wireless signal strength is greatly affected by wood and even more so by glass and metal. I suggest placing this no more than 1 closed door or 1 interior wall away from your router if possible. When planning where to put it, pick the location that is most free from interference. Most of my plugs are behind or under furniture, so that’s why the hallway was chosen.I would buy this again.

  8. RB

    I felt obliged to write a review since there are some bad reviews of this product. Full disclosure, I’ve been in IT for 25 years so I generally know my way around technology. I base my ‘ease of setup’ on if I would be able to walk my mother-in-law through the setup over the phone. This product is brain dead simple to configure and get going if you have a WPS capable router. You simply push the WPS button on your router then push the button on the N300. Do this in the same room to ensure a strong signal. Once you get the green light on the N300, you’re good to go and can upnlug it and move it to where you need.As for the range extending capabilities, my access point is on the second floor of our 3 story house (3200 square feet). The extender is on the first floor with the hope of improving wifi to the TV and the family room. I ran a speed test from my laptop. Prior to the N300 it got 50mbs/10mbs (down/up). With the N300, the laptop got 100mbs/24mbs.For the price, this is a good solution and much more cost effective than the mesh network systems. I’ll be ordering a second N300 to put in the master bedroom. The speed isn’t needed but the geek in me can’t pass up a faster connection for the small cost of these extenders.

  9. Simon

    Great extension of my wireless. I have a” man cave/office” in my unattached garage about 100 feet away from my cable company supplied Wi-Fi modem. It actually was able to reach this but the signal without the extender but it was weak and often dropped the connection or slow speed. I installed this NETGEAR N300 about 50 feet away. I now get great connectivity for my laptop.The initial setup is to:- Plug the Range Extender into an outlet (I put them side-by-side) very close to the modem. You DO NOT use an Ethernet cord to set this extender up.- Wait for the solid green LED power light of the extender.- Push the WPS button on the extender and another LED light will blink.- Push the WPS button on you old Modem and watch them connect. I had to look for the WPS button on the old modem because it not obvious but it does exist.- Once the Router LED light on the Extender is solid green, unplug the extender and move it into an area that already can receive some signal, (I placed the Extender 1/2 way between my office and the old modem) as it cannot “extend” what it cannot detect!- Select the new Network name it has created (it will be your old network name with an -EXT at the end)- Use the password you use on your existing Wi-Fi system and you are done!

  10. ambers.amw

    #1) I am a customer who paid full price for this product.#2) I’ve needed something that would make my Comcast WiFi connection extend into my bedroom, which was never more than 25 feet from my modem. However, for some reason, I’m sure because of the layout of my home and the barriers between the rooms, I was never able to actually receive a nice strong connection in my bedroom.#3) I purchased this, with no knowledge of these products, purely based on the ratings and reviews.#4) Very fast shipping, as always, with my much loved Prime membership. :)#5) Very simple installation… the very 1st step is to simply plug it into the wall in the same room as the modem. I was unsuccessful using the “WPS” push setup method, however I’ve literally never had success using this method any other time, either, so I am not necessarily blaming this on the product.But, the other setup option is using your laptop, another very simple option, that was easily accomplished and fully functional within 10 minutes [and, that was being distracted with conversation, so I’d say a normal person would do this within 5 mins, or less :)]Then, once you’ve completed setup, you unplug the extender and move it in position between the modem and the area that you’re wanting coverage. Literally couldn’t be any easier!!!#6) Before, I couldn’t get a decent connection in my bedroom at all, now it literally seems like I’m sitting right next to my modem anywhere in my bedroom with FULL STRENGTH for the WiFi connection on my laptop.GREAT PRODUCT, VERY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE!!! 🙂

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