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New!Wireless Repeating: WDS repeating and bridging (Figure 3) can be enabled separately for each radio. Note that you must set the channels manually when using repeating (no Auto mode). This feature wasn't mentioned in the Preview, since it wasn't in the Beta manual in the FCC ID filings.

WNDR3700 Wireless Repeating
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Figure 3: WNDR3700 Wireless Repeating

New!Guest Networks: Separate wireless "guest" networks can be enabled for each radio, with their own security mode and SSID. Figure 4 shows the settings for the 5 GHz radio, which includes an Enable Video Network checkbox. The manual describes this: "When this option is selected, the router uses Video reliability algorithms to reduce jitter and packet loss during video presentations". The Video Network option also appears on the main 5 GHz network settings. It's not an option on the 2.4 GHz radio

Wireless guest network

Figure 4: Wireless guest network

New!Traffic Meter: Keeps track of Internet bandwidth use in case your ISP is trying out bandwidth-based pricing. More here.

What's not here:

No Router / AP mode switch - If you already have a router and just want to use the wireless section, see this article.

Secure remote access - Remote access is HTTP only, but you can limit access by IP address range and set the port number.

Admin idle timeout adjust - One of my continuing personal annoyances with NETGEAR's routers. The timeout seemed to be about one minute!

No reboot button - The only way to get the router to reboot is to power cycle it.

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