We’ll go right ahead and say it: as of the time of publishing, this Netgear gizmo ranks as the best-looking router we’ve seen. Sure, our opinion might change later on, but for now, there’s no competition.

We know it sounds like high praise, but one look at the router should tell you that we aren’t kidding. The Netgear N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router looks like it came straight out of a big-budget science fiction movie, and it doesn’t want to go back any time soon. No, it wants to stay here and make all other routers look like a dull brick in comparison.

Whether you place it horizontally or vertically, the N600 is going to stand out in your home. Whoever visits you will no doubt marvel at the glowing blue dome in the middle and probably drift away. We have found that it indeed has a hypnotic effect, and you could very well end up missing a few lines from your favorite TV show as your eyes drift towards the router and you think: “Did I make the right purchase or what?”

But what of the functionality? Aesthetics are all good, but we need the router to do its job. Well, since Netgear placed so much effort into the design, you’d be right to assume that they didn’t go sloppy on the router’s innards.

As the Netgear WNDR3400V2 manual will tell you, the router represents a mid-range model in the manufacturer’s line, featuring dual-band connectivity with 300 mbps through each channel, support for many different operating systems and something called the “smart wizard”.

How can I download the Netgear WNDR3400V2 User Manual free of charge?

By now, you’re probably getting a bit wary. After all, most attempts to introduce smart technology where it’s not needed end up messy. And while your caution would otherwise be justified, our Netgear WNDR3400V2 user manual will ensure that you tame the so-called genie smart manager and only let it out of the bottle when it’s necessary: http://sharedf.com/documentation/netgear-n600-wndr3400v2-owners-instruction-manual/