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    $48.99 $35.89 list($72.00)
    1. NETGEAR WG111 Wireless USB 2.0
    $52.99 $40.00 list($84.00)
    2. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless
    $128.99 $116.99 list($217.00)
    3. Netgear WGXB102 Wireless-G 54
    $99.99 list($205.00)
    4. Netgear WGTB511T Wireless Super
    $70.99 $49.95 list($108.00)
    5. Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps
    $100.69 $99.99 list($157.00)
    6. Netgear FVS318NA VPN Firewall
    $39.24 $27.66 list($99.99)
    7. Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless
    $45.99 $27.95 list($66.44)
    8. Netgear WG511 Wireless 802.11g
    $51.49 $50.95 list($109.99)
    9. Netgear WG511T Super G 108 Mbps
    $51.49 list($121.00)
    10. Netgear WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless
    $38.99 $28.69 list($79.99)
    11. Netgear WG311 54 Mbps Wireless
    $80.99 $76.99 list($120.00)
    12. Netgear WGE111 54 Mbps Wireless
    $151.99 list($240.00)
    13. Netgear FWG114P 802.11g Wireless
    $122.99 $109.88 list($644.99)
    14. Netgear GS108 8-Port 10/100/1000
    $240.99 $234.95 list($420.00)
    15. Netgear GS116 ProSafe 16-Port
    $67.99 $43.00 list($121.00)
    16. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless
    $19.99 $15.00 list($59.00)
    17. Netgear FS605 5-Port 10/100 Fast
    $93.99 $40.00 list($145.00)
    18. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless
    $105.99 $94.45 list($216.00)
    19. NETGEAR Wireless Digital Music
    $36.99 $23.79 list($69.99)
    20. Netgear MA111 802.11b Wireless

    1. NETGEAR WG111 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (54 Mbps)
    list price: $72.00
    our price: $48.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001LS0ZU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 750
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    • Fast 54 Mbps speeds for your desktop or notebook PC; up to 5x faster than 802.11b
    • Experience improved range above most W-Fi networks
    • Plug intoexternal USB slot for wireless connectivity at home, the office, or away
    • Compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
    • Quick and easy setup with Smart Wizard install assistant

    2. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless Router
    list price: $84.00
    our price: $52.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008SCFL
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 95
    Average Customer Review: 3.43 out of 5 stars
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    • Compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networking devices
    • Delivers 10/100 Mbps (auto-sensing) WAN and LAN connections and interoperability with 54 Mbps (802.11g) and 11 Mbps (802.11b) devices over a 2.4 GHz band wireless network
    • Automatically detects and configures your ISP type, Exposed Host (DMZ), MAC address authentication, URL content filtering, logs, and e-mail alerts of Internet activity
    • Powerful WEP encryption (40/64- or 128-bit), MAC address control, and parental controls
    • Compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux

    Reviews (228)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Satellite Internet Wireless Link to Home Computers
    I purchased the WGR614 along with a Netgear WG511 54 Mbps wireless PC Card from Amazon. I use it to connect from my High Speed 2-Way DirecWay Satellite connection wirelessly to my Dell 8000 and Dell 8200 laptops, and my old Gateway desktop in my home. I purchased it primarily because I was told that some other 54 Mbps brands did not allow both b and g cards to be accessed at the same time on the same system. I installed the new g card on my 8200 with no problems at all but then when the entire system was up after about an hour I found that when using the g card on either of the laptops the other with a b card would not work. After a great deal of help from tech support we found that there is a conflict between the DirecWay DW6000 and the router. Both are addressed by We solved this by changing the address code for the router to and BINGO everything was perfect. I highly recommend these products and the NETGEAR tech support system. They are the best money can buy at this time. I also found Amazon's service very good and responsive, and besides, they offered the lowest price (after rebates) I could find on the Web.

    2-0 out of 5 stars High hopes - Disappointing performance
    I purchased the WGR614 along with a 802.11g NetGear notebook adapter and a 802.11b NetGear adapter for a PDA. What should have been a very easy installation and setup turned into endless frustration. While configuring the router is fairly simple, getting devices to connect to your wireless network is problematic, even when using ONLY NetGear products. Connectivity is spotty, often requiring configuration changes on the remote devices EVERY time you try to connect. The adapters seem to have a hard time finding the wireless network and remembering those settings for later. The Windows XP wirless settings experience the same problem trying to access the network. Attaching 802.11b devices, even when the router was setup to accept them, proved to be even more difficult. In most cases, particularly when using devices from other companies like Linksys or DLink, it was a HUGE headache to get them onto the network, and I am a network engineer. I believe a normal lay person would have thrown the router out the window long ago.

    My opinion: spend the extra money and purchase a Linksys or Microsoft wireless network equipment (yes, it works very well). You'll have fewer headaches and all the benefits that are present in the NetGear equipment.

    Netgear product really sucks. Do not buy any products form NEtgear. There are thousands of users of this product and all compalins about dropping network connections. And to top that off, they charge shipping to replace the router. I would never buy a product from Netgear again. The products are unreliable and really crappy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good product , clear interface, minor annoyances
    I bought this product and used it with dell true mobile wireless
    class B card on Comcast cable modem.The installation was very easy and i got it up and running in 6 mins.The package includes a datasheet that informs you about the settings for different internet providers. The software interface is one of the most well organized interfaces I have seen, with context help on a panel on right for every setting.You can use this router for both B and G cards. All said there is one minor issue that kept annoying me. The wireless signal keeps dropping for a second once for every 4 mins.This does not interrupt my browsing but its irritating to see the "network cable unplugged" icon on the lower left of screen. I got around this by removing the icon my modifying a registry setting. Overall a good product.

    1-0 out of 5 stars STAY Away Please
    PLease do not buy this thesse people are awful they send you to talk to damn Indians when you call for support and if ova 90 days theyll charge ya linksys nice american support and they even helped with a product that isnt thiers buy linksys trust me ... Read more

    3. Netgear WGXB102 Wireless-G 54 Mbps Wall-Plugged AP/Router Kit
    list price: $217.00
    our price: $128.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZH71S
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 1657
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    • Wireless-G 54Mbps Router/AP and Powerline adapters all-in-one kit
    • Select between AP and Router modes through a simple user interface
    • Allow your wireless network to originate from any chosen point in your home.
    • Easily move this network around your house as your needs require, without running any unsightly Ethernet cables across your home
    • An excellent flexible solution for filling in wireless "dead spots"

    4. Netgear WGTB511T Wireless Super G Kit
    list price: $205.00
    our price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002CWPR2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 494
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    • Up to 108 Mbps to your notebook PC with Super G Technology
    • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
    • 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected
    • Smart Wizard gets you up and running in fewer than 5 clicks
    • Compatible with Windows XP Home, XP Professional, 2000, Me, 98SE

    5. Netgear WGT624 Super G 108 Mbps Wireless Router
    list price: $108.00
    our price: $70.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C0XS0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 387
    Average Customer Review: 3.26 out of 5 stars
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    • 108 Mbps with Super G Technology (when used with Netgear WG511T PC Card)
    • Smart Wizard gets you up and running in fewer than 5 clicks
    • Over 10 security and privacy features including Double Firewall (SPI & NAT)
    • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
    • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, or Linux

    Reviews (92)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good...but not without problems
    I purchased my WGT624 v2 from As soon as I pulled it out of the box it was constantly rebooting (dropping me off the internet both wired and wireless). I was able to fix it though and I will tell you how and what happened. When I had this problem out of the box, I called for netgears free 90 day support. They were horrible! They answered the phone without a long wait, but they knew very little about this product. They gave me an RMA and I received the new router. Unpakced the replacement and same problem. Updated firmward to latest, and followed all the troubleshooting on the netgear site and I still coudln't fix it. Just when I was ready to return it to amazon I found out how to fix the problem. There is a setting on the router for preamable and it is set to auto by default. Auto is supposed to detect if the card(s) support short preamable (short is usually only useful when there is a lot of interference from other wireless devices in and around the home and most cards don't even support it). I changed the setting from auto to long and that fixed the reboot problems. I have gone around to as many forums as possible to try and post the solution so that others can cure themselves of this problem. It works great now that I found out what the problem was. This is not a router for a novice computer user. If you are a novice I suggest you get a linksys product. This netgear has a lot of features for the price though, and this is just a stupid problem with the firmware.


    2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Hardware
    I own the MR814v2 802.11b router. That is a very stable product, so I figured since I had a WG311 wireless card in my desktop I'd buy another Netgear router for 802.11g. Many of the reviews here were favorable, so I bought on the basis of that.

    This product is simply not stable, at least for me. It has to be rebooted constantly. For sure it cannot hold a wireless connection more than 24 hours. I upgraded to the latest firmware, which at the time of writing is 4.1.11. No help whatsoever. I checked on-line, and sure enough many many people have reported similar problems with it ( I tried disabling the 108Mb features, but that also didn't help.

    So in the end, I'm just returning it after a frustrating weekend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Router
    Set up easy. Read all reviews, and bought with some reservations as several negative reviews indicated problems. However, I believe Netgear has them fixed with the version shipping now. Excellent out of box set up, configured both WEP and WAP, settled on using WEP. Use a Netgear 511 wireless card and get 54MBPS thoughout house, about 24-48 outside. Distance of 50+ feet. I have an old house, lathe and plaster walls, hardwood construction and still great reception. Also, have the router in the basement, between an old brick chimney and the furnace. Still, great reception. Recommend!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Bad bad bad - stay away from this one!!!!
    I bought this in the hope of setting up a fast network, but this is one worthless piece from Netgear. The router is totally incapable of holding a connection up to both wired and wireless connections on the network. I have v2 HW, and have tried 3 different firmwares. I am convinced that the only people who are happy with this one are the ones that turn their computer off after reuse. If you plan on leaving computers on forget this one.

    Netgear's service is even worse. They finally agreed that this is a problem with the router, and that its not a first or uncommon thing for the router. The WGT634U is equally bad. The problems seem to stem from 108Mbps not being a stable standard yet. I would get a 54G router for now, and revisit 108 in a year or so when such issues may just be behind. For now I am returning this and if Netgear does not agree to give me another product in return or my money back, i am never coming back to their products again either.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy setup, good performance, no problems
    I purchased the WGT624 and the WG511T as a pair. Installation was easy (followed the manual) and performance is obviously better than the 802.11b router/WAP this replaced. After getting everything to work I performed the autoupdate for the WGT624 with no problems. As expected, I don't get 100mbps performance, but with notebook in the same room as WAP I get solid 45mbps file transfers. I use this router in combination with some remote 802.11b WAPs. I configured two profiles for the WG511T (11b only and superG only)and apply the appropriate profile for the WAP I want - works great.
    Also, the range is better than with my older 11b system.

    I clearly haven't experienced the problems others have expressed - I'm completely satisfied with these products. ... Read more

    6. Netgear FVS318NA VPN Firewall Router with 8-Port Switch
    list price: $157.00
    our price: $100.69
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006B9HC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 2307
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    Want the utmost in network security for your office? Netgear's FVS318 ProSafe VPN firewall provides business-class protection at a NAT router price. This completely equipped, broadband-capable Virtual Private Network (VPN) firewall is a true firewall and provides it all--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. Up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time.

    The router's Smart Wizard connects to your ISP quickly; the easy-to-use Web-based configuration screen and install assistant reduce setup time. Remote administration capability makes connecting to multiple sites a breeze.

    Make a VPN connection to other FVS318 routers or through client software. Support for DHCP (client and server) as well as Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) allows for easy, widespread deployment. The router initiates up to eight IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously, allowing for secured connections to branch offices and an on-the-go mobile workforce. ... Read more


    • Initiates up to 8 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously
    • Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall with VPN pass-through and routing
    • Eight ultra-fast 10/100 Mbps LAN ports
    • Securely connects mobile workforce and branch offices to main office resources
    • Easy-to-use Web browser-based setup, configuration, and remote management

    7. Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless 4-Port Cable/DSL Router
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $39.24
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    Asin: B00006HYKM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 19
    Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    When you connect your cable/DSL modem to the Netgear wireless router, you'll enjoy wired or wireless Internet access for all your computers and be assured of protected communications on your home or small office network. This three-in-one router, switch, and wireless access point allows you to share your Internet connection, files, and printers with other computers on the network.

    You'll be surfing the Web in minutes with Install Assistant to guide you through each step and onscreen help that's there when you need it. The unique Smart Setup wizard technology automatically detects your ISP connection type, saving you time and effort. Lighted, front-panel icons display status at a glance. The router works with PCs, Macs, and virtually all Ethernet devices.

    A sophisticated Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall protects against Internet hackers, while Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through allows users secure access to corporate networks. Powerful encryption (40-, 64-, or 128-bit) protects against eavesdroppers, and address authentication restricts connections to specific wireless adapters--only those you approve are allowed to use your network. E-mails notify you of Internet activity, and content logging and filtering limit access to inappropriate Web sites.

    Roam your home and office with the freedom of a WiFi notebook computer. Distribute MP3s, digital movies, and photos with ultrafast, wired LAN ports capable of speeds of 200 Mbps. Preprogrammed port forwarding setups simplify playing multiplayer games and hosting Internet services. Share a single broadband connection with up to 253 users to give everyone simultaneous access to the Internet. The Netgear wireless router provides a powerful 2 dBi detachable antenna for longer wireless range, and delivers double the memory and a 50 percent faster CPU than many popular routers.

    The Netgear MR814 comes with a three-year warranty. ... Read more


    • Connect to a cable/DSL modem and get wired or wireless Internet access for all your computers
    • Compatible with most 802.11b wireless networking devices
    • Firewall, 128-bit Encryption, Parental controls
    • Smart Wizard automatically detects ISP type, Port Range Forwarding, Exposed Host (DMZ), URL Content Filtering, E-mail Alerts, and Wireless MAC Address Authentication
    • Compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX, and Linux

    Reviews (583)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable value....
    I bought this router to replace my great Linksys BEFSR41 wired router in order to gain wireless network access with my laptop. At under $50 it represents unbeatable value. It worked straight out of the box and its performance is excellent.

    It has 1 x 10Mb/s WAN port, 4 x 100Mb/s Ethernet wired ports, as well as 11Mb/s 802.b11 wireless access. It makes an excellent replacement for my Linksys since it provides much of its functionality with wireless access added. It can be configured using a browser and it has one of the best configuration interfaces I've seen. The following comments related to the latest version of the firmware: 4.09.

    It has a configurable firewall that supports port forwarding and can be set to block specific ports to selected internal IP addresses. All blocking can be scheduled to operate only at specific times. It can also block specific websites, a feature I don't have any use for. It cannot, however, block specific MAC addresses, which is an important feature if you are using DHCP. Even if you are not, static IP address can be easily changed by users on the network. Therefore, in my opinion, MAC blocking is a must for a future version of the firmware.

    On the wireless side it supports up to 128-bit encryption as well as MAC filtering. It does not however allow you to disable wireless operation. For me, this is another important omission in the current firmware. Being able to schedule wireless operation times would be a nice security enhancement. Why have it run all night when you are sleeping, or during the day when you are at work?

    I am hopeful that in the future the firmware will evolve to provide more useful features and perhaps drop some of the less useful ones. If it were to gain all of the functionality of my Linksys I would be extremely happy. As a minumum I believe that it should allow MAC blocking and it should allow wireless operation to be disabled/scheduled. Since this is a relatively new model there's a good chance that this will happen, especially given Netgear's excellent past record in home networking devices.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great router... ! PPPoE only, pptp troubles
    This router had me pull my hairs for the first 3 weeks, it kept hanging after several hours. I tried applying the firmwares, that didn't help.
    Support was fine, but they instructed me to do a reset, and basic stuff like that.
    So I decided to change my ADSL protocol from PPTP to PPPoE, having done so my connection is working flawlessly, over 100 hours of ongoing connection.
    Wireless support is great, my tc1000 connections nicely, even through brick walls. (11Mbps), also using the Orinoco Gold, works nice.
    didn't try WEP, I have it restricted by MAC addresses.
    also UPnP works good with windows XP, especially when using Netmeeting.

    aside from the fact that its 'old' 802.11b standard, its a great product once you get to tweak it for your system.

    I'll recommend it to WiFi enthusiasts beginners with a very limited budget. If you got some more to spend, move on to the 802.11g where current-future resides.


    4-0 out of 5 stars Good buy for the price
    The bottom line is that Netgear makes a decent product. I don't say great product because it has some shortcomings:
    1) support isn't great. used to be top notch customer service and over the last couple of years it has really gone down hill. You get basic support for the first 90 days then after that you have to use the web site only or pay for phone support. To boot, the first level support just isn't sharp and is downright frustrating.
    2) netgear is slacking on their compatibility testing. out of the box this did not work with my IBM Thinkpad computer (centrino based). I had to upgrade the firmware on the router before it worked properly.

    That said, the upside:
    1) Nice, slim, compact and visually appealing design
    2) The wireless signal is strong through my two story home
    3) The web based router configuration is fairly simple to use (with knowledge of these devices)
    4) The out of box router setup wizard seems to work well
    5) Solid wireless security: disable wireless SSID broadcast, 64 and 128bit wireless encryption, MAC address filtering
    6) solid router functions: firewall, DHCP server, VPN support, URL filtering, etc. etc.

    If you have the tolerance to deal with *potential* setup issues, this is definitely a 4 out of 5 starts product... good bang for your buck.

    1-0 out of 5 stars awful!!!
    the router drops my cable modem connection all the time. the only solution is to plug and unplug the router. wouldn't be a big deal, except that it happens several times a day. so i'm constantly interrupted when typing at the computer.

    do yourself a favor--get a linksys.

    (btw, this problem is documented all over the web--check the bulletin boards b/f you get one...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars extremely happy with this product
    finally got high speed INTERNET and needed a router so this is my very first one and I'm very happy with it work's great as wireless and hard wired and extreamely happy with it and the price ... Read more

    8. Netgear WG511 Wireless 802.11g PC Card
    list price: $66.44
    our price: $45.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008I9K8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 390
    Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Product Description

    Netgear's 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card offers speeds up to nearly five times faster than widely deployed IEEE 802.11b wireless networks found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the globe. It works with devices that are compatible with both the 802.11b and 802.11g draft wireless standards to keep you connected today and tomorrow.

    Put it in your notebook PC and no matter where you are, at home, at the office, at the airport or in other public access areas, this versatile adapter automatically selects the best connection available, giving you constant access to corporate resources, e-mail, and the Internet. Use it to quickly network employees, saving the time and expense of Ethernet cabling. Easy to set up and use with Netgear's Install Wizard, the PC Card auto-selects the best available connection and adapts the settings to match. And with up to 128-bit WEP encryption, you can rest assured that your wireless network communications are private.

    Fully IEEE 802.11b (2.4 GHz) compliant for wireless network access from your notebook PC, this PC Card has both standards built in, so you can connect your notebook to existing 802.11b infrastructure, and also to the high-speed networks based on the 802.11g specification. Dynamic rate shifting according to environmental conditions achieves the fastest possible connections.

    The Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card supports office roaming for notebook PC users for shared broadband Internet access and resources, and provides maximum mobility from home, the office, the airport, and other public access areas. And the Netgear Wireless LAN Manager lets you create profiles that reflect specific WLAN settings for each place you travel.

    The PC Card comes with a 3-year warranty and it compatible with Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP. ... Read more


    • Works with both IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g devices
    • Speeds of up to 54 Mbps (with 802.11g devices)
    • Office roaming for notebook PC users
    • Wireless LAN Manager for location-specific profiles
    • 128-bit WEP encryption

    Reviews (78)

    5-0 out of 5 stars In short terms - Simple, reliable and fast!!
    I prepared myself for trouble after reading some of the horror stories in regards to setting up wireless networks, but was pleasant surprised. I first hooked up the NetGear WGR614 router to our DSL modem (no configuration needed. The WGR614 wireless router is a DHCP server to your network and client to the ISP so it manages hooking your network together and then al of it to the web automatically). After the router was up and running with my PC, I installed this card with the simple and brief descriptions included on my wifes laptop and it automatically linked to the wireless access point of the router. The whole affair took about 15 minutes without any configuration need. This set up is TRULY plug-and-play.....a day later I had our computers hooked into a nice little home-LAN with print and file sharing on Windows XP. Connection speed varies and is only at 100% in the same room and close to the router. However we still have fully sufficient connection speed on the deck and in the basement office of my wife. Even at 50% connection, the g-standard network transfers at 15 to 20 enough and way faster than the b-standard at only 10Mbps. Besides, the Netgear equipment is small and has an excellent design and not as flashy as the competition. RECOMMENDED !!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This setup rocks...
    Well, I started out buying a Linksys wireless B router and notebook card. I bought Linksys because of brand recognition and I figured having both the router and card from the same manufacturer would yield the best results. After setting them up, the reception was horrible. My download speeds over my cable modem from my laptop were worse than dialup speeds. I promptly packed them up and sent it back. I read similar reviews for both the Netgear products and Linksys that had good and bad results. Many of the reviewers with bad results recommended the competing products. Anyways, with the rebates offered for the Netgear setup, it was gonna cost me a few more dollars, but it was a wireless G setup instead. So, I took the chance and ordered this card with the WGR614 router. Setup was a breeze and the signal and speed are phenomenal. I was starting to think that I might have to move the router around the house for a better signal, but it works superbly in the same location the Linksys router couldn't. Yeeha!

    2-0 out of 5 stars I hope you don't need tech support
    While many people who have purchased this product were able to plug it right in and go, I actually had some problems in the setup of my Netgear Acccess point and this PC card. The technical support by Netgear is horrible. If you have any problems you are going to spend a long time on hold and then speak with technical support people who only know how to fix the basic items that can go wrong. At this point I was referred to second level support and told I would receive a call back in 24 hours. Over a week has passed and I haven't received the phone call. I've since purchased a Linksys wireless router and PC card and was able to connect right away.

    4-0 out of 5 stars fast card, great price, but not ready for WPA
    This card is a vast improvement over my previous 802.11b 11mbps D-Link (POS) card with the Netgear WGR614 router. The price is good and the 3 year warranty (with online registration) can't be beat. I bought this card for 2 reasons, it was cheapest 54g card and it "supports" WPA security. However, at this time none of Netgear's version 2.x drivers that were written to support WPA work. So you can't even get basic, unsecured connectivity with this version of the driver. Even if you apply the Microsoft patches for XP to support WPA, the Netgear's drivers are still required for the install, so you're still hosed. Netgear states that this will be fixed in the next driver release, hopefully soon.

    But if you aren't concerned about better wireless security/encryption, WEP with MAC address access control works without a hitch.

    All tech support calls are routed to India, but support none the less, has been very good.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pay for tech support
    I just found out that after 90 days Netgear wouldn't provides tech support unless you pay for the service. I then called Linksys to see if their policy is the same as Netgear. Linksys said they will support all product as long as you own them. Please beware and call before you buy any Netgear products. It is bad business in technology if you don't support after 90 days. ... Read more

    9. Netgear WG511T Super G 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card
    list price: $109.99
    our price: $51.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C1ZNV
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 464
    Average Customer Review: 3.93 out of 5 stars
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    • Up to 108 Mbps to your notebook PC with Super G technology (when used with the WGT624 router)
    • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
    • Setup is quick and easy with Netgear's Smart Wizard install assistant
    • 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
    • Compatible with Windows XP Home, XP Professional, 2000, Me, 98SE, and 98

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Be Happier
    After reading some bad reviews, I was a little concerned, but bought the card anyway. I was glad I did!!! I have a two year old Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL with XP Home. Setup was cake. I plugged in the card, loaded the software, it found my wireless router, and total installation to online time took about 2 minutes. It has great range, even detecting what must be my neighbor's wireless network and when on the road, it has no problems tapping into hotel networks. And with it being Super G, I know the technology will last awhile. I don't know what went wrong with those other computers, but I can tell you my experience has been nothing but great. No heat problems, no range problems, no installation/software problems...I can't name a thing that has gone wrong with this card, it even looks great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic card!!
    I picked this baby up and have had no problems with it. Before I had this card I thought that there were only 2 wireless hubs in my apartment building, now that I have this card I know that there are 8 wireless hubs in my apt building. The reception on this card is incredible. If you are needing range and speed this is the way to go!! You don't need to have a super G router, it hooks up to my regular G router with no problems. It's great for Wifi spots too. I hit Panera and am on their wireless network in about 1 minute. It is expensive, but now that I have it, I think it's so worth it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It works great
    I dont want to repeat all the good things said about this product. I have always been a netgear fan, because they make solid network equipment. This is my first netgear wireless equipment, and it works great just like other netgear products.

    One thing to remember need to download and install the new driver in order to take advantage of the new WPA firewall security feature.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome speed, range, and features.
    This card is amazing. It works with 802.11b and 802.11g networks up to 108 mb/sec which is speeeedy fasst. The range is like three times as good as my old 802.11b network, and it is at least ten times as fast. It is easy to install and configure, and it looks nice. I have found no flaws. So buy it now.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card
    My entire wireless network is now made up of Netgear components and this card works great just like the rest of them.
    The main feature I like about the card is its ability to operate at 108 Mbps with my WGT634U router (in 108 Auto mode) while still allowing my other notebooks to operate at their 54 Mbps maximum.
    The supplied software is just as great as the version that came with my Netgear WAG511 card. So setup and security was a snap.
    I am using the card primarily on a KDS laptop running Windows Me (I know) which is a small wonder in its own right. It runs great without any problems or blue screens (knock wood).
    From time to time, I use the card in my Dell Inspiron 8100 running Windows XP Professional. I have to interchange it with a Xircom NIC/Modem card I'm using though but still no major issues in doing so.
    I originally got the WAG511 card because of its dual band a/b/g capibilities but it only achieved 108 with my router in 108 only mode which would not allow my other 54 cards to function. Hopefully, Netgear will release a new driver for 108 auto support like that of this WG511T card. ... Read more

    10. Netgear WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
    list price: $121.00
    our price: $51.49
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    Asin: B0001N6LCM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 583
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    • Up to 108 Mbps to your desktop PC with Super G technology (when used with the WGT624 router), 10x the speed of 802.11b
    • New antenna technology allows greater range than ever before
    • Setup is quick and easy with NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard install assistant
    • 802.11g standard compliance; interoperable with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks.
    • 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

    Reviews (3)

    3-0 out of 5 stars The technology isn't there yet
    I put this PCI card into my 900mhz AMD Atholon 256mb, and it crashed windows on its very first try. After spending 4 hours reinstalling windows xp it would crash and restart my computer every time.
    The product worked ok on my Dell Pentium IV 2.4ghz. Still I'd rather use a wired rather than wireless because the connection isn't very stable. I did keep the Netgearrouter WGT624, for my laptop which works pretty good, maybe because it's a pentium wireless card in there. But for the near futures I'll keep 3 of my desktops wired.
    Don't get this unless you absollutely have to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overall, I am very pleased with the performance of this card
    I installed the NETGEAR WG3111T 108 mbps Wireless PCI Adapter while still utilizing my Microsoft MN-500, 11 mbps router. I find it easier to resolve any issues by taking things one step at a time. After the adapter card is operating correctly, I will then install the new NETGEAR WGT624 108 mbps router. I have Windows XP Home edition.

    First word of advice, for this or any other piece of hardware: Go to the NETGEAR website ( and check out the support area, and see if there is a newer version of the device driver and the utility software. If at all possible, download and install those BEFORE you install the WG3111T. It would have saved me a lot of time if I had done this myself.

    Installation started smoothly. The Smart Configuration Utility setup the new network connection easily even while my old MSN-510 adapter was connected and operating. The utility listed my available network. I selected it and entered my encryption key. All I had to do was disconnect the old adapter and the NETGEAR WG3111T was up and going.

    Then I restarted my computer... and I began losing connectivity. When McAfee VirusScan was installing, it would get "synchronization errors" and "VSMain errors". When AOL started up the network would lose connectivity and the IP address was getting changed to or other variations of 169.254. The IP address was also getting changed when I uninstalled CyberSitter. If I ran the Smart Configuration Utility and hit APPLY, then everything would be fine until I restarted AOL. After going to the NETGEAR website and checking out the support area, I found a newer version of the device driver and the utility software. After downloading and installing these, everything is going just fine.

    Since the antenna sticks out of the card, I was a little concerned about reception but the signal strength turned out to be a little better than with my Microsoft MN-510, 11mbs Wireless USB Adapter. I do have to remember to fold the antenna in before I move the computer around since I get the best reception by sticking the antenna straight out. (The computer is on third floor and router is in my basement ceiling.) The instructions tell you to point the antenna up.

    After I installed the NETGEAR WGT624 108 mbps router, the WG3111T found the new network and was operating without any effort on my part. When the router broadcast channel was changed, the WG3111T picked-up the change automatically. The reception is consistently in the "excellent" range (and runs at 108 mbps), but it does drop to "very good" (and 54 mbps) briefly. Your reception will be based on the location of your router and receivers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fast and Easy
    This card went in without any problems, setup was simple enough anyone could do it. I'm using mine with the WGT634U, which will have an external hard drive connected to it next. What more could you ask for? A fast setup, fast secure connection, and no operating problems, superior range, and a quality name brand. ... Read more

    11. Netgear WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
    list price: $79.99
    our price: $38.99
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    Asin: B00009YW8B
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 407
    Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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    • High-speed 802.11g at 2.4 GHz
    • First-time-ever wireless video streaming
    • Dynamic rate shifting
    • 40/64 and 128-bit Wired Equivalency Protection (WEP) encryption
    • Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through

    Reviews (9)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware: doesn't work with PCI 2.1 or less
    I bought this card to put in an existing PC, but the PC has PCI version 2.1. I could not get it to work. The computer wouldn't even boot up when the card was in, and I tried this in two very different computers. Same thing happened. Finally, after much online research, I discovered that the computer must support PCI version 2.2 and above. Since I waited to install it, I cannot return it now so I'm stuck with an unusable card.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Order the right one!
    I ordered the NETGEAR WGT624 Wireless Router, and this card as a PCI connection. However, the card and the router were incompatible, which was an irritating waste of my time. I saved time by going to a brick and mortar store, locating the compatible card, and buying it there. Don't misunderstand me -- it works great now, and I'm very happy with the ease of installation. I just wish someone would have warned me that not all NETGEAR products are compatible with one another, even when they are so close to being identical.
    Just for the record, I ordered the WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter, and needed the WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter.
    If someone can explain why I should have known they are incompatible, other than the adapter cannot utilize the full range of the router's capability, I'd appreciate the insight.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Beware
    After a considerable amount of time, I decided it was time to augment my home network with a wireless system. I decided that there was no other option than to select hardware that supported WPA encryption. The WEP encryption is very weak (I have heard that it can take less than thirty seconds to crack), and the piece of mind is well worth the extra money. The Netgear router and pc card I purchased (WGR614v4 & WG511v2 respectively) have worked flawlessly. The security upgrades to enable WPA were available on the Netgear site were easy to install, and once again - worked flawlessly. My disappointment came when I found that the pci card I purchased at the same time to use on a PC that was too difficult to wire in, was not going to work. The WG311 was supposed to have a firmware upgrade to WPA in the 'February timeframe' according to Netgear. This target has obviously come and gone. I have emailed Netgear several times, but they have not emailed back. In respect to the setup, design, functionality, and ease of use - I am impressed with most of my purchase. The unfortunate thing is that when this company fails, it does so in a big way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adapter
    This was my first time around with wirless connections and I chose NetGear from reputations I heard from many others. I use this card with my netgear wirless router and am very satisfied. My only suggestion is if you are new to wirless or more of a novice computer user that you connect to your router (if new)with a cable connection. Out of the box and trying to log onto your wirless connection first thing can be a little frustrating if there are any minor problems. Don't let this technology fool you, once you play with it, it is really easy and a great setup. Just make sure you purchase compatable parts (I would suggest same name brand for best performance) and that they are "g" or "g and b" compatable. Don't purchase just 802.11b setups, 802.11g is only a little more now and well worth the money. The future wireless networks will only improve and you will find less support and more problems in the future with 802.11b only setups.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Range!
    This was my first wireless network card i bought and i am very happy with it. I dont know what all the other customers are complaining about ive had no problems what so ever. It was so easy to set up! As soon as installed the card and driver i was connected straight away! This also has great range, having my router (WGR614) set up down stair in bottom conner of my house and the WG311 all the way upstair in the utmost conrner room i still am able to get a strong signal. 48Mps on average.
    i highly reccommend this product to ppl who are just getting into wireless networking or even already avid users because this was so easy to setup and trouble free. ... Read more

    12. Netgear WGE111 54 Mbps Wireless Game Adapter
    list price: $120.00
    our price: $80.99
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    Asin: B000637RGQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 3705
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    • Link any game console with an Ethernet port to a wireless network
    • Can be attached to a game console's Ethernet port
    • Small, sleek casing comes equipped with a stand to allow for vertical placement
    • External switch allows easy selection between Internet and AdHoc (LAN) modes, for either on-line or LAN gaming
    • Compatible with standard 802.11g and 802.1b wireless routers and access points

    13. Netgear FWG114P 802.11g Wireless Firewall with USB Print Server
    list price: $240.00
    our price: $151.99
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    Asin: B0000DIWW2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 5810
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
    • Built-in 54 Mbps/802.11g Wireless Access Point
    • Integrated USB Print Server
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
    • Support for two simultaneous VPN tunnels

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Home Office Firewall
    I've applied the new flash upgrade, and performance is still quite good. Most of my comments from January still apply. Setup is quick, Citrix & terminal services work without modification, and I can connect to my main office via Cisco VPN client. Games are still working too.

    As with most vendors, I suspect you'll have better compatibility if you use a Netgear WiFi NIC with this unit. I can get it to work with a Cisco Aironet NIC, but I cannot get WPA encryption to work. WEP (for what it's worth) works, but I'll probably have to spring for the corresponding Netgear NIC if I want to move to WPA.

    The print server took a hit with the flash upgrade, however. Now it will only work as long as the PCs using it never reboot. If they do, you lose the connection to the print server until the firewall is rebooted. Tech support has been, um, less than helpful in resolving the issue. For that reason, my rating still stands at 4 stars. I strongly recommend you check the printer compatibility list on Netgear's site before you count on this as a print server.

    A couple of other notes:
    - The firewall is solid. I'm a networking guy, and I've tried to hack my way in a couple of times. Nothing's perfect, but this is a good solution in the home or very small business market. The worst I've been able to do against this unit is a denial of service, which disabled the Internet connection to my home network until I rebooted the unit.
    - If you plan to use MSN Messenger 6.2 and/or Windows XP's Remote Assistance, you'll need to enable UPnP on this unit, which is a bit annoying, but more of a Microsoft issue.
    - The e-mail logging is VASTLY improved over that of the previous flash. My logs are much more manageable, and the number of false-positive security alert messages is minimal.
    - You can now create up to two remote access VPN tunnels with the new flash. I tried it and it works, although as a home user I can't imagine ever needing that feature. Difficult to set up, though, so unless you have a solid understanding of IPSEC VPN protocols, good luck.

    Still, I believe this is a good unit for a home office. For me, combining the functions of print server, wireless access point, and hardware firewall into a single device make it worth the price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Better now that there is a firmware upgrade
    Back in November, I tried version 1 of this product. And I wrote a review saying that many of its features just did not work.

    In addition I wrote that Netgear tech support never responded to any of my email requests for support, and that was six months ago. Their website said allow one day.

    Anyway, they have now released a firmware update. And all the problems I previously complained about are gone now. For example, it now works with Citrix and the error messages are now in "better" English

    Product seems to work fine out of the box. No complaints. I give it 4 stars and not 5 because the print server part of this product is pretty useless unless you happen one of the few printers it supports. And because of their continued horrible tech support.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Print Server does not support Multifunction Printers
    I recently upgraded from the WGR614 to this. From a router and wireless standpoint, this unit is MUCH better than the previous Netgear routers I had. The pretty silver units are nice for consumers, but I needed more options and more range. This unit does it all.

    However, and it is a BIG however, the Print Server (which was the main reason to spring for the total upgrade) does not support my HP PSC 2410 nor my EPSON Stylus CX5200. Those two things in themselves make it impossible for me to recommend the router overall. None of the Netgear products support this, and it makes no sense, since most people buy small multifunctions for their homes now. ... Read more

    14. Netgear GS108 8-Port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    list price: $644.99
    our price: $122.99
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    Asin: B00006RVPW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 6531
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    • High-speed, auto-switching 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection
    • Up to 2000 Mbps on each port
    • Integrates 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps within a network
    • Provides Auto Uplink functionality on all 8 RJ-45 ports
    • Supports PC or Macintosh operating systems

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gigabit made simple
    This switch is exactly what I expected it to be: solid. Just like the other Netgear equipment I've used, the GS108 is completely hassle-free. My whole house was literally wired for gigabit Ethernet in no more time than it took to plug in the cables. I took it out of the box, plugged in the power cord, and plugged in connections (including a router and the patch cables to the rooms in my home), and went about my networking. It's completely idiot-proof, since all 8 ports automatically detect connection speed and uplink/downlink (meaning that no special cables are needed to hook up additional switches or routers). Plus, the indicator lights show which ports are in use, and at what speeds (10Mb, 100Mb, or 1Gb).

    The form factor is great, too: At about 9 inches wide by 4 inches deep by 1 inch thick, it's small enough that I was easily able to place it inside the structured wiring panel, and so light that a little heavy velcro holds it fast. Plus, it doesn't put out a lot of heat; even with the door to the panel closed, it feels warm but never hot to the touch. ... Read more

    15. Netgear GS116 ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
    list price: $420.00
    our price: $240.99
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    Asin: B00023DRLO
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 15579
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    Product Description

    ProSafe 16 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch ... Read more


    • Space-saving desktop dimensions
    • High-speed, auto-switching 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection
    • Integrates your network's 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices
    • Delivers up to 2000 Mbps on each port, silently and efficiently
    • Honors Layer-2 802.1p traffic priority tags

    16. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless Kit
    list price: $121.00
    our price: $67.99
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    Asin: B000117DH6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 263
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    • Complete home wireless networking kit ¿ communicate wirelessly with any notebook or desktop PC
    • Share your broadband Internet connection with all the computers in your home ¿ wired or wirelessly
    • Easy to install and setup (in fewer than 5 clicks) with NETGEAR's Smart Wizard
    • Highest-level WEP encryption
    • Compatible with Windows 98, Me, XP, NT, 2000 and other operating systems running a TCP/IP network

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome and easy
    I have to say, I was a little concerned about this product after reading about some of the difficulties other buyers have experienced. I was also a bit nervous about installing it myself, since I am not what you would call a computer expert.

    From Day One after installing it, though, I have been impressed. It gets fantastic range throughout my entire house, even through walls and heavy, metal objects. Signal strength on my computers is almost always between 90-100%, and has NEVER dipped below 73%.

    As for the network installation itself, it was easy and took a total of about an hour (and that includes installation and configuration of wireless cards on 2 computers).

    And you can't beat the price on this thing. I highly recommend this and other Netgear wireless network products.

    1-0 out of 5 stars do not buy
    The router has not worked since the day I bought it. Technical support sucks! Don't waste your money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great product at this low price
    Easy to set up. Works perfect for me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great product at this low price
    It's easy to set up. Works perfectly for me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good buy!
    I bought this a few days ago, it is easy to setup with the instruction, and works fine. Also the range is good for me.
    anything we can ask more for this price? ... Read more

    17. Netgear FS605 5-Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch
    list price: $59.00
    our price: $19.99
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    Asin: B00006B9H8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 1161
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    The Netgear FS605 is a powerful plug-and-play switch that connects at 10 or 100 Mbps and makes it easy to link as many as five computers or peripherals to your Ethernet network. You'll experience maximum performance for 10/100 Mbps devices with five ports that automatically sense the correct speed, and Netgear's Auto Uplink feature adjusts for different types of Ethernet cables. The FS605's sleek case has lights on the front for easy monitoring. Installation into your home network couldn't be simpler and, once connected and turned on, it begins cool and silent operation--without an internal fan. ... Read more


    • Plug and Play installation, no configuration
    • Auto-detects speed and duplex
    • Auto Uplink makes the right connection
    • 100 Mbps access/200 Mbps in full-duplex
    • Vertical option saves space on your desk

    Reviews (8)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Inefficient power supply
    Switch is fine, but power supply is the least efficient I've ever seen, producing 6 watts out with 23 watts in. There's no excuse for 26% power supply efficiency, when an 80% efficient design costs nearly the same. This power supply will add about $3/month to your electric bill.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great value, great switch
    This is a great switch, I use it to share my ADSL, it was just plug an play, no fuss, in three minutes I was running three computers, its also very compact and nice looking, the silver finish is better looking than Lynksys and Dlink. Well worth the price.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Their products have no warranty
    Contrary to their claims, their products have no warranty at all (unless you pay for it). I have a 2 year old gateway router that had a 5 year warranty that stopped working one day so I called their tech support. The tech support person told me that since the product is over 90 days old and they do not manufacture it anymore, then I would have to contact their pay tech support line to get an RMA. If they are able to fix the problem over the phone line, then they will charge me, otherwise they will offer me an RMA number for a return. So basically you have to pay to use their warranty. A friend who is a lawyer is currently handling this situation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Switch
    Its a basic but reliable, non-managed switch. Great when you need a simple solution with a good brand name.

    5-0 out of 5 stars works well, runs a little warm
    This switch is as advertised. It works out of the box, without any problems, setups, uplink switches, or anything else. Just plug and play.

    Silent, fan-less operation. However, it does get a bit warm to the touch. If fully loaded (using all ports at high volumes of traffic) and running in warmer room, overheating may become an issue. Even so, I'll take that possibility over yet another noisy fan in my office. ... Read more

    18. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit
    list price: $145.00
    our price: $93.99
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    Asin: B000117DGW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 1428
    Average Customer Review: 3.92 out of 5 stars
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    • Supports both 11b and 11g at 2.4 GHz
    • Speeds of up to 54 Mbps -- up to 5 times greater than 802.11b
    • Shared access to Internet and resources
    • Double Firewall with SPI and NAT
    • Highest-level WEP encryption

    Reviews (12)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Simple to use and hookup
    Let me say that I know absolutely nothing about home networking. I had dial-up for so many years because it wasn't available in my area (and I live in Silicon Valley!). When our cable company started to carry it, we signed up immediately.

    I found the Netgear router and card to be very easy and simple to use. I just plugged the router in, followed the instructions and off I went. The card was just as easy to set up. My desktop is running Windows XP and the laptop has Win98.

    The only problem I had was running the "test" button after logging into the router's setup page. After inputing the router's settings on the setup page, you're supposed to hit a "test" button to see if you're router is setup correctly. It takes you to a Netgear web page where is says you're successful and you're now protected. For me, the success web page would never appear. After surfing the Netgear web site (and several tech support articles), you have to disable any popup blockers you have. When I did that, the success page finally appeared.

    For research, I went to where there's a lot of good, basic info for newbies like me.

    Good luck!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy setup
    First of all, I woould like to commend on their fast delivery. I ordered it on Monday morning and I got the package delivered to my front door the next morning. That was with the free shipping option, which was suppose to take about five days.
    Now about the Netgear WGB511 802.11g wireless networking kit...I was able to get the router running with default settings in less than 10 minutes after I took it out of the box and that includes the time that I used to figure out how to use my old Linksys HPRO200 router as a bridge to my HPNA network. Upon inspecting the firmware version, I noticed that the version posted on Netgear's web site is newer and includes WPA-PSK so I quickly downloaded it and burned the new firmware. Except for the slow download from Netgear the whole process went very smoothly, however, the instruction for setting up WPA-PSK is minimal and it took a bit of guessing on my part to set it up (had to guess what needs to be done on my Windows XP, but only took couple tries.) The range of the wireless network is good and I was able to get excellent strength readings throughout most of the house. Over all, I am extremely pleased with the Netgear router so far, I just hope it won't quit on me prematurely as my Linksys wireless AP did right after warrenty expired.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Did not work with IBM ThinkPad and Windows XP.
    The following is a recount of my personal experience with this Netgear product as well as my own opinions about the products usefulness.

    My background:

    I am a computer programmer with about 10 years of work experience and a 4.0 grade point average from an Ivy League school.

    I was not able to get this product to work with an IBM ThinkPad T22 running Windows XP. I got the infamous "Code 10" problem that many others are seeing with this product. (...)a google search for 'netgear wg511 "code 10"' to see more.

    Besides the problems that users are having, the technical support requires that you traverse "Bangalore Hell", from which you will probably not receive the information necessary to fix the problem (which, from the above posts, seems to be a driver software problem).

    I tried various versions of the drive software downloaded from Netgear, including the latest driver. This was the latest software available as of July 17, 2004. I was never able to get my laptop to properly recognize the card. No combination of removing and reinstalling drivers, removing and reinserting the wireless card, or clearing out Windows registry keys helped.

    There is a reference to this problem on the Netgear website. However, it is terse and does not seem to offer a solution -- none of the approaches listed helped solve my problem (...)personal "solution" to the "Code 10" issue was to pack up the Netgear router and card and return it to Amazon. I have since replaced it with a Linksys combination which worked right out of the box. I didn't even need to install software -- Windows XP's built in Wi-Fi support was all that was needed.

    Please note that this is only my personal experience and the experiences of various other anonymous posters on the Internet. It may not reflect every user's experience (or even the most common experience), and must be taken with a grain of salt.

    Thanks for reading all the way through! :-)


    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Easy Setup--Up and Working <15 minutes
    I have an "ancient" Windows 98SE laptop. The setup and configuration for this device could not have been simpler. I was astounded by how automatic everything was. The only problem (not Netgear's fault, really), that I encountered was that I already had a machine on my home network that I statically gave and so there was a conflict. That was easily resolved.
    I haven't had much chance to play with the security features of the router and haven't tested the range yet. So far, so good.
    I was also pleased that I got a 4-port 100-Mbps switch in the deal, too. I had been thinking about retiring my 10-Mbps passive hub, and lo-and-behold the wireless router has 4 100-Mbps ports on it. How cool is that!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works well with other wireless cards, some trouble XP
    I bought this WGB511 Networking Kit just this week (compliments to for fast shipment, BTW) after much consideration of different companies (Linksys, Belkin, etc.) and models (like the 802.11b wireless networking kit from Netgear). In the end, I decided buy this product because it seemed to give greatest bang for the buck (and reviews were up and down for all the products--for some people it worked great, for others, not at all). So far, it works great. My roommate has a Belkin 802.11g wireless card, and the router works just great with his computer--no spotty connections, and Internet connection as fast as connecting to the modem directly. As for me (with the included Netgear WG511 wireless card), the connection was somewhat spotty at the beginning. I think the problem was XP's (I'm not a great fan of M$) automatic wireless network configuration. It must have done something that increases (apparent) signal strength but makes the connection unstable. But, after configuring the router channel to the one with least interference (you can see which channels are in use by other wireless networks using Netgear's configuration utility--Site Survey) and setting up everything using Netgear's utility, it's working fine. So, five stars for working as expected, no points lost for the failings of the other company (er... M$?) ... Read more

    19. NETGEAR Wireless Digital Music Player
    list price: $216.00
    our price: $105.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00011Y1MQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 2274
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    • Streams and plays MP3s and Windows Media format digital files from all of your networked PCs and Internet radio directly to your home stereo
    • Compatible with your existing 802.11b or 802.11g wireless home network
    • Remote control and vivid LCD interface for easy browsing of music collection
    • Listen through your stereo, boom box, headphones, or powered speakers
    • Compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP

    Reviews (13)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Does what it says
    I'm not sure what the reviewer from England was reading as the datasheet on Netgear's website makes clear that a subscription to Rhapsody is required for the internet radio functionality -- in fact that's the main reason I purchased it since I already can stream MP3s via Tivo but got sick of stringing cable around to get internet radio to the stereo. (Additionally, keeping the TV on all the time when streaming music can get tiresome.)

    One advantage to this product is that it wirelessly streams MP3s (and WMAS) at up to 320 rather than the standard 128 rate that some of the prior competing products knocked down MP3s to (so you don't lose the quality difference if you've encoded MP3s at a higher rate).

    It can take some time to get through the playlist but not unreasonably so. And the price is relatively cheap compared to other wireless streaming solutions.

    PS. Make sure you upgrade the firmware and software -- it addresss a number of the complaints of the other reviewers (dropped connections, lack of Internet radio etc.) I also found that its very sensitive to interference from other wireless networks -- and worked much better when I shifted my entire network up to a higher channel.)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great for Wired Rhapsody. Beware otherwise.
    Good: The unit is attractive and solid, the sound is great. The unit's interface is surprisingly easy to navigate with the remote. If you have cataloged your MP3 music properly (playlists or MP3 tags), you will have no problem navigating a large library. Cataloging is not an issue using Rhapsody because it's automatic.

    Bad: The wireless mode fails to connect, even though my dhcp server (linksys wireless router with all default settings) says an IP address was provided. As a network professional, I recommend against wireless if wired is an option for reasons mentioned in earlier reviews. As far as I can tell, it's mandate if you are not using a netgear hub.

    The included media server is so bad that it's almost inoperable. It fails to operate as a service, requiring PC login elsewhere on the network. I was hoping that the unit could directly connect to Rhapsody, but that also requires a login to a PC. To get around the deficiencies of the media server, I manage all cataloging and playlists through Real Player.

    Ugly: It cannot play internet radio. For that there is no workaround, and I almost returned the unit. I can only hope that one day Real Player can integrate with the unit.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works Great !!
    The only problem I encountered was with my software firewall (Zone Alarm). After I disabled it, the MA101 is flawless! Looking for a fix now. It streams my 300+ cd collection from my pc to my stereo with virtually no lag time. Also installed the free 30-day Rhapsody software. Again, hardly any lag time between songs...even when using the shuffle feature. I'm very pleased!!

    FYI: Athlon XP 2500+
    1GB Ram
    2-160GB Hard Drives
    3Mb Broadband Connection

    1-0 out of 5 stars It is good
    Good that is if you want a fancy looking paper-weight or a $100+ piñata, this is the way to go. After 20+ hours trying to get it to work I almost hit it with a baseball bat.

    Like many of the bad reviews, I encountered frequent (like every 15 minutes) loss of server contact, box locks up and needs to be unplugged to re-boot, remote is unresponsive once the system crashes, using the remote while playing a song will sometimes crash it, and even when it does reboot it rarely finds the network again. The server software locked up my computer numerous times and now I get this stupid "wjveiw" error every time I boot up. It would reliably ping from my computer for hours, but somehow the mp101 would always say it lost server contact or lock up.

    This will be returned, I think the only people making money on this product are the delivery companies. I should of bought it at a local store, now I have to pay $20+ for round trip shipping ,since I was so excited to get it I paid for 2'nd day air, big mistake. I think Amazon should credit that at least.

    Went out and bought the linksys WMLS11b at Walmart for $149. It rocks, comes with it's own speakers and external jacks, even an optical, if you want to use your own stereo. So far no major problems. Loads 100's of internet radio stations automatically (I'm listening to my old college station right now, pretty cool). News, international, and plenty of music genres. You can even can listen to air traffic controllers and police scanners where available. Yes I know, internet radio is available with out the server, but it makes it 100 times more convenient than searching on your computer.

    Some minor problems with the linksys, are the shuffle function is not working (I'll call tech support see if they can help), the vertical and horizontal footprint is larger than the mp101. Remote looks like it should operate a 1980's betamax player.

    Set up time was about an hour. I have no idea how people got the mp101 to work reliably, esp. with rhapsody (yes, the upnp was enabled). The firmware and server upgrades did not improve the quality.

    Sorry to bash a product, but this is a stinker! I lost 20 hours of my life and $20+ in shipping. If you want to try it out I suggest buying it somewhere that it can be quickly and easily returned without cost. OK, no more thinking about this product, I'm done venting.

    FYI: My System; 1.8 ghz, win XP, wireless netgear 11.b network, internet 3Mb connection.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea - Poor Software
    Great Idea, Wireless network set up OK, loaded software and scanned for MP3 files. Everything working fine, couldn't be happier.

    Then I started loading more of my CD's and LP's into MP3 format for use with the system. Problems, each time I added more music the software "broke" and the browse music function stopped working. Each time I tried to select by Artist I could only get half way through the "B"s before the list would loop back. Any attempt to search by starting letter would produce a "Search Failed" message.

    Deleting the music and loading from scratch did not solve the problem. Neither did restarting either the computer or the MP101

    So far the only thing that has worked is un-installing and then re-installing the software, complete with rescanning for music. Not a viable options for each time I add more music.

    As for customer support ? I'm still waiting for a response. ... Read more

    20. Netgear MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter
    list price: $69.99
    our price: $36.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008XOHI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Netgear
    Sales Rank: 118
    Average Customer Review: 3.46 out of 5 stars
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    • External, USB 1.1 802.11b wireless network adapter
    • Hardware-based 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption
    • Automatic rate fallback
    • Compact and attractively styled
    • Compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP

    Reviews (68)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy networking... for most...
    First of all, let me warn users of Windows 98 that, in spite of product claims, this product may not work well with Windows 98. I bought this, intending to use it to plug my existing Windows 98 machine into an existing wireless network (with the Netgear WR814 router). Some five aggravating hours later, I learned (via Usenet) that many Windows 98 users had much trouble getting this (and other USB) network adapters to work.

    Luckily, the timing was good for me to try an upgrade of this older (P3-500) machine to Windows XP Home Edition. Installation onto the same machine with the Windows XP OS took about 15 minutes. I now have a good solid working connection across the house from the router (40 feet away and through two walls).

    Given that I was willing and able to upgrade my older machine's OS, I'm very happy with the MA111's performance. I can't be sure about its compatibility with other versions of Windows, or with other OSs, and would strongly suggest that you check out online reviews (such as on,or just ask around, regardless of what the product package might tell you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price...amazingly small size..laptop or PC..
    I just bought this and paid more elsewhere (unfortunately). Amazon has a great price on this item, in fact, I recommend this and the Netgear 802.11b (MR814) router. I never have setup a network before myself and was hesitant...but it's not that hard.

    Here is what I did:

    First I installed the router (you can use any brand B standard router, but the MR814 is a nice choice). Use all software. Configure a WEP or anyone can access your wireless network (read the booklet...)

    Next setup the USB on your other PC / laptop. DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE it comes with (USB 1.1) or it will probably crash your PC, according to many online reports. I downloaded the newest 2.0.1 from support page. DO NOT PLUG-IN THE USB ADAPTER until this software is installed. This will ensure no PC crashing (at least, my experience)....even the booklet warns against installing first. The software update is A MUST. You can actually leave the USB device plugged in all the time. I even shutdown with it on (no problems, it powers off with shut down and on with startup). After it's installed follow the book instructions. Make sure you use the same WEP and it should automatically detect your router (as long as your router name is broadcasted, if not type it manually).

    Now the not-so-good:
    The range on this little thing could be better. I get a 40-53% signal but this is my setup:
    My router is downstairs in an addition at the very back room of my house. My wireless USB adapter and PC are upstairs toward the front of the house. This thing has to go thru electronic signals (We have a 2.4Ghrtz phone and other electronics) and at least three walls. Considering the size, I am pleased. I had doubts, I'll admit.

    If you are debating between 'b' and 'g' standard and money is an issue go with the b standard. Why? It's still fast, and it's going for bargain prices now since 'g' came out. I have cable internet and I think my connection is just as fast thru the wireless.

    Way to go Netgear!! My first time setting up a network and now I'm wireless. It took me two hours, but for someone with basic knowledge could have this up in minutes.

    Final assessment: For the price this thing is pretty nifty. Works with laptop and PC (It's good for people like me that use both interchangeably). The range is not spectacular but decent. I'd say I'm at a distance of 70 - 75 feet with a 40-53% signal. My connection never goes to '0'. Perhaps people with this problem have old firmware or they don't have their wireless network setup in a good location. It comes with a cable, so I recommend adjusting it until you find a good spot (for me this changes daily).

    Recommended without hesitation. There is better out there, but this USB is fast, easy, and affordable. Best of all, no opening up the PC. I experience no PC crashing at all, and no negative issues. 11 Mbps is pretty sweet in fact.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Version 2.0 driver is the key to success
    After reading several reviews on this site I purchased this adapter at Circuit City. I went directly to the Netgear website and downloaded the 2.0 driver, installed it, and plugged it in with no problems whatsoever. It has worked flawlessly, although I would like to see more of a range, but that could be the router or a million other factors involved. I am very satisfied.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Plug in and Follow the directions - Tivo Connection
    I was hesitant in buying this product seeing some of the other reviews but I felt I could handle it. Let me tell you I just plugged it in, followed the directions provided by Tivo for setup and I was up and running in 5 minutes. It pays to read directions!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied. No problems.
    After reading the other MA111 reviews, I was hesitant to buy the MA111. I already have an MA101 on a Pentium IV, which has performed flawlessly for a year. So I tried the MA111 (v1) on a Pentium II running Win 2k Pro and it's working fine. Software install was error free. All works fine at 128bit encryption. No problems with Norton apps or Zone Alarm. (...) I'm happy with it. ... Read more

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