Netgear N600 DOCSIS 3.0 C3700 Cable Modem Router Review

The Netgear N600 DOCSIS 3.0 C3700 cable modem router combines the functionality of a home router, with the necessity of a cable modem for connecting to the Internet. There are two advantages to doing this. One, you save space by only having one device as your home gateway. And two, you save on rental costs because there’s no longer a requirement to rent a modem from your ISP.

The C3700 has a DOCSIS 3.0 modem along with 802.11n wireless and gigabit wired ports. We’re going to run through these features and find out what else Netgear has offered us.

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Netgear N600 DOCSIS 3.0 C3700 Cable Modem Router Features

Aside from the integrated DOCSIS modem, there’s quite a list of features on hand with the C3700…

7 Features of the Netgear N600 C3700 Cable Modem Router

Own Your Own Cable Modem
No more renting modems off your ISP. Netgear have included a DOCSIS 3.0 modem with the N600, so having to fork out money each month has become a thing of the past – saving you money!

DOCSIS 3.0 Technology
Get the most out of your Internet connection. DOCSIS 3.0 is up to 8 times faster (340Mbps) than the previous 2.0 technology. This means faster Internet access for more users.

Simultaneous Dual Band
Make the most from your Wi-Fi. With Dual Band, you can use your wireless devices on different wireless networks at the same time to do different things – maximizing efficiency

Share With USB
The Netgear N600 C3700 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem router has a USB port. Very useful for file sharing or centralized printing. Share out photos, videos or music files – whatever you choose.

Up To 600Mbps Wireless
When using Dual Band, a total of 600Mbps theoretical throughput is available (300Mbps on 5GHz / 300Mbps on 2.4GHz). This means more bandwidth is on offer for you around the home. Whether you’re streaming movies or moving files around, the C3700 has the bandwidth you need

1Gbps Cabled Ethernet Ports
Two Gigabit per second LAN ports are built in – ideal for playing online games or moving your largest files around the home network.

Secure Wi-Fi
Using WPA2, the N600 C3700 makes sure your data is encrypted to the highest level – keeping intruders and snoopers at bay.

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Netgear N600 C3700 Cable Modem Router – Extra Features

Guest Wireless Access
Why not have a separate wireless broadcast for your guests? It would make sense, especially if you want to keep your private data secure. You see, with using separate wireless, your guests will only be able to access the Internet. All your private data will be available for you or whoever you choose to access.

Share media over your games consoles or TV’s using DLNA

Control – With Netgear GENIE
Setup, monitor and control your network with the Netgear Genie app. Compatible with your computer, tablet or smartphone.

WPS – Push N Connect
Netgear use Push ‘N Connect, which is essentially WPS. A fast convenient way to safely pair new devices to your network

Parental Control
Control who accesses the Internet and when. With parental controls you can ensure that your kids aren’t using the Internet to play games when they should be in bed sleeping!

Wi-Fi Button
Disable wireless using the on board button. Saves power conveniently.

Netgear N600 DOCSIS 3.0 C3700 Technical Specs

  • 8×4 CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 Modem
  • 600Mbps Theoretical Wireless Data Rates
  • 2x Gbps Ethernet LAN Ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 Port
  • Supports IPv6
  • WPA2 / WPA
  • WPS

Netgear N600 DOCSIS 3.0 C3700 Cable Modem Router Conclusion


  • Save Money On Modem Rental Costs
  • Fast Speeds For Wireless N
  • Good Wi-Fi Coverage

Not so Good

  • Only 2 Ethernet Ports

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  1. 2 pit falls of sorts.
    1) IPv6 is pass thru, non functional on local Cumcast
    2) USB port not work with thumb drives, and/or HD’s

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