Placed horizontally, this Netgear device might pass as just another router. It’s just there to send data packets back and forth, nothing more. Nothing to worry about, really.

But when you use the vertical stand, things change. You look at the Netgear N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router Model C3700 and you think: is this thing sentient? Is it really just going to load YouTube and Netflix, or is it going to try and take over my computer in a Matrix-esque scenario?

It does look kind of menacing. Sort of reminiscent of those early supercomputers they used to beat chess Grandmasters. Of course, now we know that even the average smartphone has more computing power than those, so what about something that screams “machine takeover”?

That’s just you being paranoid, though. The C3700 is just a router, and a pretty good one at that. You don’t need to worry about it developing a consciousness like Cartman’s Trapper Keeper in South Park. What you might need to worry about, however, is setting the modem up to work as intended.

The device sports dual band technology, which is already enough to leave some internet users scratching their heads. Add to that a somewhat-confusing user interface, and you’ll soon be reaching for the Netgear C3700 manual like the house is on fire.

Where can I download the PDF version of the Netgear N600 WiFi Cable Modem Router Model C3700 User Manual?

The manufacturer claims that the N600 offers blazing-fast Wi-Fi. Does it? It can, if your connection is good enough. But regardless of your bandwidth, Wi-Fi can be difficult to set up even for experienced techies. Besides outlining how the user interface works and how to open the modem’s port, the Netgear C3700 user manual will also tell you how to get the most out of its dual-band technology: http://sharedf.com/documentation/netgear-c3700-owners-instruction-manual/