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1. Netgear WG511 Wireless 802.11g
$51.49 list($121.00)
2. Netgear WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless
$51.49 $50.95 list($109.99)
3. Netgear WG511T Super G 108 Mbps
$38.99 $28.69 list($79.99)
4. Netgear WG311 54 Mbps Wireless
$67.99 $43.00 list($121.00)
5. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless
$93.99 $40.00 list($145.00)
6. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless
$35.49 $24.99 list($59.99)
7. Netgear MA521 802.11b Wireless
$62.99 $53.99 list($96.00)
8. Netgear WG511U Double 108Mbps
$72.99 list($159.99)
9. Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g Dual
$25.99 $17.99 list($48.00)
10. Netgear GA311 Gigabit PCI Adapter
11. Netgear FA411 PC Card 10/100 MBPS
$32.99 $20.00 list($61.00)
12. NETGEAR FA511 32-bit CarBus PC
$48.99 list($72.00)
13. Netgear GA511 Gigabit PC Card
14. Netgear WAB501 802.11a/b Dual
$20.99 $6.50 list($24.00)
15. Netgear FA311 TX 10/100 Ethernet
$29.99 list($49.00)
16. Netgear EA101 10 Mbps Ethernet
17. NETGEAR EA201c ISA Network Card
18. Netgear FA101 10/100 USB 1.1 Ethernet
$35.60 list($32.00)
19. NETGEAR FA312 Low Profile PCI
$23.99 $19.98 list($35.00)
20. Netgear Replacement RJ45 Dongle

1. 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

2. Netgear WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
list price: $121.00
our price: $51.49
(price subject to change: see help)
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

3. 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

4. Netgear WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
list price: $79.99
our price: $38.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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

5. Netgear WMB521802.11b Wireless Kit
list price: $121.00
our price: $67.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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

6. Netgear WGB511 802.11g Wireless Networking Kit
list price: $145.00
our price: $93.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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

7. Netgear MA521 802.11b Wireless PC Card
list price: $59.99
our price: $35.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000093IRS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 451
Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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  • 802.11b wireless access with 802.11g compatibility
  • Speeds up to 11 Mbps
  • Superior range -- up to 300 feet
  • 40/64 and 128-bit Wired Equivalency Protection (WEP)
  • Supports any PC equipped with a processor faster than 400 MHz

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars So much better than SMC
I have been using an SMC wireless card for some time now (with XP Pro) and couldn't figure out why the signal was being dropped every 5 or 10 minutes. Incredibly aggrevating! My dad also had an SMC card and XP Pro with his laptop and was having similar problems. It wasn't until I read reviews on Amazon when I was looking for a new card that I realized it wasn't the router or the age of my card (dad had newer), but the compatibility of SMC with XP Pro. I ordered two of the Netgear MA521s for both of us and neither has had any problems since. It takes slightly longer on boot up for the card to recognize that the network is there, but after that, never drops the signal. It has good range, I've been everywhere in our two-story, four-bedroom house and have not had a problem anywhere. I would highly recommend this card, especially to anyone running XP Pro.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this card! !!
I bought this card after having lots of problems with a linksys card. I have a dell laptop and I'm running Windows XP Home. The linksys card had poor signal strength and repeatedly dropped signals, even if seated next to the router. This netgear card is phenomenal. The signal hasn't been dropped yet and I have a signal throughout my house (4000 sq. ft.) and outside! Avoid the linksys card and buy netgear! I can't say enough good things about this card. I love it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Wireless Netgear MA521
At first it will now work on my Compaq Armada 100s 550MHZ AMD K6 (June 2000) 16bit card bus with Win98 (not SE) giving out " NDIS.VXD NTKERN.VXD device loader for this device could not load the device drive {code 2)" error and exclamation mark under device driver. I suspect it to be either the previous PCMCIA LAN Card I used and interfering with this new wireless hardware or the anti-virus program. I have no time to find out. So I reload my laptop with a clean install of Win98SE (SE this time). This time it works and no more code 2 errors. It averages 85% signal strength and 85% link quality thru walls and close doors.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good card but not as good as MA401
I found the MA521 at Staples for $39 with a $20 mail in rebate. I already own an MA401 which I use in my other laptop. I didn't realize these two cards differed until the installation completed and I recognized a difference in the appearence of the config util. I had hoped the 521 would outperform the 401 (not that the 401 is a slouch). The install went very smooth for the 521 as opposed to some minor problems I experienced with the 401. However, my laptop was setting on my desk barely 24 inches from the router and the signal strength of the 521 was in the 82% range with link quality about 10% higher. I was amazed yet totally disappointed! How could ANY wireless device not achieve 100% signal and link when so close to the access point?!? Two rooms away is my other laptop with it's 401. A quick check showed 100% for signal strength and link quality! There must be a big difference in the internals of the 521 and the 401. While the 521 is a nice card for a nice price after rebate, I prefer to have a better performing card and will be exchanging the 521 for a 401 (IF I can find a 401!). If your wireless needs are such that the very best in signal and link is not required, then the 521 would be a nice card to own. It's a great card, just not as good as the 401.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Technical Support
My Netwiking Card all of sudden stopped functioning afer 4 months in use. Reading the literature on web I was able to do basic debugging and found that Networking card is not able to pickup the signal and when could not resolve the issue I called there Tech Support who were not willing to help at all unless I agree to pay them 28$ service fee or agree 2$/minute charge of the call. Guys have you heard of this. My experience with Netgear is not good and would suggest you not waste your quality time and money on poor quality products from NetGear!!! And be carfull of their disgusting technical support ... Read more

8. Netgear WG511U Double 108Mbps Wireless A+G PC Card
list price: $96.00
our price: $62.99
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Asin: B0002ZH6Q4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2620
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  • XR Range allows range up to 3X greater than typical Wireless-G networks
  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • A second 108Mbps network is accessed in Wireless-A band (5Ghz) when interference or congestion is detected in the 108Mbps Wireless-G band (2.4 GHz)
  • Setup made easy with a new Smart Wizard install assistant
  • Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511U, Adapters Resource CD, Installation guide, Warranty/Support information card

9. Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g Dual Band Wireless PC Card
list price: $159.99
our price: $72.99
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Asin: B00008PGJ8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 6715
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wirelessly connect from your office, home or public access locations with a single card
  • Works with all WLAN standards – Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11a and the current 802.11g draft specification
  • Up to 152-bit WEP network security helps to keep your wireless transmissions private
  • WLAN Manager - users can set up location specific profiles and provides a station list of the available WLAN access points in the area
  • Simple to install and use

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, easy to use.
I've been told that I bought a better wireless card than I needed, but I really don't regret it. This is my first wireless card, so maybe this is true of all of them, but it was a cinch to install and works great. I'm thrilled. And, believe me, if I think it's easy to use, ANYONE can use this thing. Connection speed is as though I was hooked up direct to my cable modem!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good product
The Netgear WAG511 802.11a/b/g wireless card works great in any environment. I also have bought the WGT624v2 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and I can connect with it up to speeds of 108 Mbps.

In summary, a good buy

5-0 out of 5 stars If you are a mobile person, you need it
This card is great if you have a 802.11b router at home and 802.11a or g at work or University.

It is true that it is more expensive than the others, but you get access to three standards instead of 1 or 2.

If you'll always be working in a 802.11g or 802.11a network, buy another card, buy if you need access wherever you go, this is for you. ... Read more

10. Netgear GA311 Gigabit PCI Adapter
list price: $48.00
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B0001NYJ58
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 4659
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • Supercharge your office network with Gigabit Ethernet ¿ fast enough to send even the largest CAD, simulation, or database files from one user to another.
  • Setup made easy with a new Smart Wizard install assistant

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5-0 out of 5 stars Blazing speed for a low price!
Wow. I bought this NETGEAR Gigabit PCI adapter, and I was amazed at the speed! I was able to transfer a full length movie (4 GB in size) in a little under a minute, and an mp3 song takes just a blink of an eye - literally a fraction of a second..

And it is only a few dollars more than a 10/100 PCI NIC that is only a tenth the speed! A great buy... ... Read more

11. Netgear FA411 PC Card 10/100 MBPS 16-Bit
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005NWV0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 17726
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great card!
This is indeed a very reliable PC card, which works in either 16 or 32 bit PCMCIA or cardbus slot. It is truly an integrated hot-swap to plug in even with your laptop on, and without the older and fragile dongle. Personally I cannot tell the difference in performance between the 16 bit (FA411) and 32 bit (FA511) cards (besides the price). If you buy a 32 bit card however, make sure you have a cardbus slot; otherwise it will not work in a 16 bit PCMCIA slot (found on older laptops). Many newer laptops today come with a built-in ethernet NIC. If your laptop doesn't have one however, you are better off (and cheaper) to just get a 16 bit PC card, and I would definitely recommend this card.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good product
After my old Xyrcom card's external jack broke down, I wanted to try an integrated Ethernet RJ-45 network card. Netgear's FA411 looked like an affordable option, plus Netgear has a good reputation in the industry. Having Windows XP Pro installed on my laptop, another factor considered for purchasing this card was the XP compatibility stated in the product package.

Installation is simple, the card is hot pluggable allowing for installation while logged on to the OS. The XP driver is digitally signed and worked flawlessly. I found out that an updated driver was already available in Netgear's home page.
Drivers are also included for DOS, Novell, and older versions of Windows.

The card has two LED indicators, one for the 100 Mbps network and the other for the connectivity status.

Since this is an integrated card, there is no need for an external connector that can get lost or bent/cracked. One note of caution though, although the card actually occupies one Type-II PCMCIA slot, the integrated connector covers two. If you need the additional slot, then I'd recommend a card with an external RJ-45 connector. Also, the integrated jack protrudes about an inch beyond the slot, so you will also need to take this into consideration when storing your laptop.

If you need a simple, affordable card that does the job, and do not require 32-bit performance or an external jack, then purchase this card with confidence.

5-0 out of 5 stars I bought the cheaper but this is real mccoy
I have purchased cheaper solutions to net connections that failed terribly. This was only (a bit) more. It worked like a charm. I am actually connect writting this review with this item. I strongly recommend this product. I honestly don't know what the 16 bit means but, hey it works and works well. ... Read more

12. NETGEAR FA511 32-bit CarBus PC Card Mobile (10/100)
list price: $61.00
our price: $32.99
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Asin: B00005NWV1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 14937
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sizzling 32-bit, bus-mastering performance
  • Very low power consumption
  • Auto-detects optimum network speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Compatible with legacy operating systems
  • No dongle to lose or break

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5-0 out of 5 stars simple, and work great with linux
this is very simple installation in linux (uses tulip_cb)
just plug in, and works
and no gripe at all for months running 24/7
that's all ... Read more

13. Netgear GA511 Gigabit PC Card
list price: $72.00
our price: $48.99
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Asin: B0002VITFU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 15252
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  • PC Card with 1000Mbps throughput for the fastest possible wired Ethernet connection
  • 10x faster than Fast Ethernet and 100x faster than 802.11b when used with a Gigabit switch
  • Transfer even the largest video files within your home network at blazing speeds
  • Supercharges your office network with Gigabit Ethernet ¿ fast enough to send even the largest CAD, simulation, or database files from one user to another
  • Setup made easy with a new Smart Wizard install assistant

14. Netgear WAB501 802.11a/b Dual Band Wireless PCCard

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Asin: B00006RVPU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 7794
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ideal Wi-Fi solution!
I bought this with its matching access point NetGear WAB102 and could not be happier. Set-up took less than five minutes, although configuring the security and access settings took about an hour. The card and access point also include 3-yr warranties, 24/7 support and all that jazz. Excellent for those who don't wanna spend too much time figuring out how to connect Wi-Fi. A co-worker of mine has the Microsoft solution that claims total simplicity and zero uptime, but I fought the NetGear solution much easier. ... Read more

15. Netgear FA311 TX 10/100 Ethernet Card
list price: $24.00
our price: $20.99
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Asin: B00004Z6BJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 5732
Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's FA311 Ethernet network card connects your PC to other networked computers, printers, Zip drives, routers, network storage, and the Internet. Providing high-speed data transfer, the FA311 provides 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing capability, eliminating the need for manual switching. Compatible with all major PC operating systems, the FA311 ensures your readiness for the future, providing both 5-volt and 3.3-volt PCI capability. Three LEDs on the front panel for 100 Mbps, 10 Mbps, and activity offer intuitive feedback on network status and performance.

Getting started is simple: open your PC, plug in the card, start your PC, and install the driver from the floppy diskette. The FA311 Ethernet network card comes with a limited lifetime warranty. ... Read more


  • 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing capability
  • Easy plug and play
  • Use it in 5-volt and future 3.3-volt PCI systems
  • Supports all major operating systems
  • 3 LEDs provide intuitive feedback on network performance

Reviews (48)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice card, nice price
To keep my small business network running, I've always tried to reduce costs where possible. Unfortunately, when it comes to network cards, using the lowest possible priced Ethernet card can be false economy.

The Netgear FA311 is one of the only cards I've come across where oddball compatibility issues don't arise. With others, there's always an issue or two, however minor they may be. A D-Link card that prevents a home automation package from working. A Linksys card that conflicts with an online streaming video technology. I could go on. The Netgear costs just a few dollars more than these others, but is still well under the price of brands such as 3Com in most cases.

For me, on all the machines I've tried, the FA311 installs quickly and easily, and works marvelously.

I have only one caution: Windows 2000 users should download and have ready the latest drivers from the Netgear web site. Across two FA311 purchases, the drivers delivered on the packaged floppy had various problems (e.g., major packet loss). I'm used to doing that as a matter of course for the majority of driver-dependent computer goodies, so I didn't find it to be a hassle in this case.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ethernet card works flawlessly at a great price!
I have bought over 5 of these for home and office use. They work flawlessy and for the price you cannot beat the functionality. I was running Windows 95 or Windows 98 on all the computers. Setup was a snap. Just pop in the card to an empty slot. Then install the drivers from the floppy disk that comes in the package. Worked flawlessly everytime. I had no problems hooking up the ethernet card to a Linksys DSL/Cable Router, Netgear ethernet hubs, or a college dorm ethernet connection.

Get this card and you will get the convenience of file and print sharing when used in conjunction with some sort of hub and windows network neighborhood. Anyone with little to no computer expertise can do this just by following the instructions. It may be a little difficult if you are scared of computers, but it can still be done. Just follow the pictures that come on the step by step setup foldout.

1-0 out of 5 stars *******Netgear erred with this one********
First, let me say that I'm a loyal Netgear customer - I love their wired and wireless products and I usually don't even want to consider purchasing any other brand. Which is all the more reason why it pains me to say that FA311 is a really bad piece of hardware. When running many types of online software (games, P2P, etc.) FA311 will cause your PC to crash (you've been warned!) Some experts have attributed the problem to FA311 Win XP driver; however, Netgear refuses to acknowlege this and has no updates available as of this writing. And although you can install fixed 3rd party drivers for this card, I'd recommend to play it safe and avoid FA311 altogether!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great performer on RED HAT LINUX 9.0 on a old pentium PC
Great card.....Gave no problems with linux and a 6 year old
pc configuration. Like netgear for support with multiple
operating systems.....Linux, Windows, Unix.....

1-0 out of 5 stars The worst network card ever
I have had some NICs of questionable quality, but this card is a joke. I bought it almost a year ago, and it worked just fine for the majority of that time. Recently, it has made my system unstable and I blue screen several times a day while attempting to download. My advice: get a better card from a better manufacturer. ... Read more

16. Netgear EA101 10 Mbps Ethernet USB RJ45 Adapter with CAT 5 Cable
list price: $49.00
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Asin: B00002EQD2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 27552
Average Customer Review: 2.24 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's EA101 USB Ethernet adapter uses a router to enable you to connect Windows 98 PCs to Ethernet networks without opening your computer. Using an open USB port on either your computer or a USB hub, the EA101 allows you to connect to any standard Ethernet network without installing any internal cards.

The Netgear EA101 is a standard Ethernet adapter that will allow your computer to connect to any Ethernet network. It is also Windows 98 Plug and Play compatible so there is no special software to install. The Netgear EA101's compact design gives you the flexibility of taking the unit on the road for connection with your laptop. ... Read more


  • USB-to-Ethernet adapter
  • 10Base-T compatibility
  • Designed for use with Windows 98
  • Power, link, and collision LEDs
  • Simple Plug and Play installation

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars has worked flawlessly so far WinXP home !
It has been working without any problems so far on my laptop with Win XP Home. The drivers included on floppy were obsolete, but luckily Win XP had a better version in its database. So no installation was needed for it ! Just plug and play. Although in my opinion this peice shouldn't cost more than [$$$]! The companies making these products are ripping off laptop owners thinking all of these are bought by corporate America, which doesn't care for the price !!
Update: I returned this back to Staples. Found another seller on ebay giving me a Belkin one brand new [$$$]with priority shipping. (This confirms my suspicion that this product should cost only around 10 bucks). So guys don't pay 40 bucks for this simple piece of hardware.

1-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use solution to network add-ons.
After initially thinking this to be a God send I soon found it to be straight from HELL. This items works only sparadically at best. I called tech support took 1 hour on hold. Finally technical help said, "we have had lots of reports of sparadic data flow". In laymens term, it doesn't work all the time. Software is the issue as data seems to get compacted and lost. Unless they come out with a software upgrade steer away from this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Use this with Linksys Router
I bought this ethernet adaptor for my laptop to connect to a Linksys cable/dsl router (BEFSR41). The main reason was that this adaptor is a bit cheaper and comes with a CAT-5 cable.

I installed it per instructions, even went on the net to get the latest driver (which turned out to be same as one that came with it in the box) but it just sat there, no network, no connection to the internet. After many hours messing around with it, I did get it to connect to the internet once (loaded one page) then nothing.

I called tech support but after waiting an hour without being able to talk to a real person, I decided to give up. I returned the unit the next day, picked up a Linksys adaptor. With the Linksys adaptor, it took exactly 5 minutes to get my laptop connected and working perfectly. The moral of the story is to stick to one brand of networking devices.

1-0 out of 5 stars It kept dissapearing from device manager.
I couldnt get this to work, unless I uninstalled it and reinstalled it, then it would work until i rebooted my computer. After that, it would no longer be in device manager. I just bought a D-link brand one, and it works great.

2-0 out of 5 stars Know the hidden requirements before you buy!
I recommend you call Netgear and ask them if you system is compatible with this adapter before you buy. I doesn't work with certain certain chipsets (I think the VIA chipsets -- which are pretty common).

My frustration was that I found this information out only after I'd bought the thing.

If you're looking for an ethernet adapter for a laptop, I recommend a PCMCIA card; that was my eventual solution. They are more reliable (and faster). ... Read more

17. NETGEAR EA201c ISA Network Card (10 Mbps)
list price: $24.00
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Asin: B00000JD6N
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 24625
Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars
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  • 10-MB card with cable
  • RJ-45 interface
  • Graphical installation interface
  • 2 at-a-glance LEDs
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars works pretty well in Linux 2.4
After much effort, I did finally get this card to work reliably with Linux. It is an ne2000 clone. I had to tweak a few settings (turn off Plug N Pray in the bios, specify interrupt and address space), but Slackware now has no problem with it - I just wish it was capable of 100BT.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not all it claims
The box claims the EA201C works with anything from an 8-bit XT and up. Many drivers are supplied, so theoretically the card is very adaptable. However, the card I received was fixed permanently in 16-bit mode and refused to work in an 8-bit ISA slot. Netgear tech support (in India, apparently) didn't know the first thing about their card or their setup software. They insisted this was a plug-and-play 16-bit card only, and they would provide support only for Windows. If that's not your setup, good luck.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware - did not work with Windows as claimed
I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable person when it comes to PC's and networking. I have a Win 98 SE PC with only an ISA slot free. I tried and could not install this card successfully even after several attempts. Windows does not like the supplied Driver when installed in PNP (Plug and Play) mode. Tech support was unwilling to spend even 5 minutes on the phone and blamed it on Windows. Apparently this product has a problem with Windows! So what other OS is there, really!! They e-mailed me a set of long-winded instructions to install in non-PNP mode but I could not even get past a few steps (example, find and write down free IRQ's) and no, they won't guide you through this workaround on the phone. Windows crashed with the dreaded blue screen and I was unable to boot, even after uninstalling the card. Netgear's tech support bailed out saying that I would have to 'find a Windows expert' to fix the problem. Luckily I was able to fix the problem myself after several hours. Netgear's ad touts this product as 'This easy-to-install Netgear ISA network card will have you network compatible in no time. Its plug-and-play technology automatically configures the adapter'. How I wish there was some truth in that. It would be best to avoid Netgear if you can. Unfortunately, if you need an ISA card there aren't too many choices. My ...Netgear EA-201C 10Mbps ISA card is sitting there collecting dust...

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't touch or buy this card
The FA311 was shipped with the wrong drivers and would not install. I contacted the company said new of the error and would email the patch to make it work. I have been in the computer business for 20 years. I lost 1 1/2 hours at $125.00 and they said sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for File and Printer sharing
I bought this product so that I could share one of my BW printers and to store my database of Cd's Movies, ect. So far it has been a reliable tool. ... Read more

18. Netgear FA101 10/100 USB 1.1 Ethernet Adapter
list price: $281.00
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Asin: B00006CJMP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 16781
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's FA101 10/100 Mbps USB Ethernet adapter installs so readily, you don't even need to open your computer to connect your PC to Ethernet networks. It works instantly with both desktop and notebook PCs for fast network and Internet access through a router. This 10/100 Mbps unit is affordably priced, so families and home-based businesses can share an Internet connection, enjoy multiplayer games, and access network files with ease.

The FA101 is compatible with Microsoft 98, 2000, Me, and XP. ... Read more


  • Quick connectivity with no internal cards
  • Fast, 10/100 Mbps network access
  • Share Internet access through a router
  • Low cost, high performance
  • Works with both desktop and notebook PCs

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5-0 out of 5 stars Works well as expected
I bought this adapter for my laptop. It works as advertised.

- Simple and sturdy USB connector design (comparing to the common PCMCIA type which has very flimsy connector).

- Very easy to install, but if you still use Window 98, you may need to have the original Win98 CD on hands to complete the installation

- Inexpensive and its five years warranty means lifetime in the computer world. Just don't step on it I think it will outlast the computer.

Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Immediate Success
Purchased this product for my girlfriends Windows XP Pro laptop. I put the driver CD in, plugged the adaptor into the USB port, spent 2 minutes installing and it worked. No configuration or compatability problems. The only minor drawback is even though the adaptor is connected at 100Mbps if you only have a USB 1.0 port you won't get extreamly fast speeds. Nothing that she will worry about just browsing the web though.

3-0 out of 5 stars DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING

19. NETGEAR FA312 Low Profile PCI Network Card with WOL (10/100)
list price: $32.00
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Asin: B00005219H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 23618
Average Customer Review: 3.43 out of 5 stars
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  • Network card connects your desktop PC to an existing network
  • Offers 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing speed capability
  • Features full duplex, wake-on-LAN, PCI 32-bit with bus mastering
  • Plug and Play installation
  • Free 24-hour phone support

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not fully PCI compliant!
By Netgear's own admission, this card is not fully PCI compliant because it is unwilling to share an IRQ. This works with Windows 9x if you know how to tell Windows to not share IRQ's with this card. You will also need to manually change one of the driver settings from "Auto" to "Fully Asychronous" to achieve full speed.

This card will not work at all with the Windows 2K/XP hardware abstraction layer (HAL) because the new HAL does not permit overriding IRQ settings. Therefore, the most you will get out of this card with IRQ sharing is about 100 bps (far from the rated 100,000,000 bps). You might as well use your old RS-232 port.

I had to throw all of my and my companies cards out.

1-0 out of 5 stars Netgear Warranty [isn't good]
After 6 month operating the FA312 card, the card suddenly burned and the system won't power-up until i removed it. After calling the technical support, the response that i get is that Netgear's warranty doesn't cover a card that gets burned. Even though I and an UPS and tried to install it on different system and different motherboard, the tech support kept asking for more, like "go to your neighbor and install it in his system". Like who would let you install a card that can mess-up their system.

My best advice is to STAY AWAY FROM NETGEAR AND THEIR "WARRANTY" that doesn't cover anything.

5-0 out of 5 stars good value
it's a good card. Sure, I much prefer either an Intel 10/100 Pro+ or 3COM 3C905 card... but for $20ish it'a a good deal. NetGear makes good stuff.. I'm especially pleased with their FVS318 internet gateway router.. Don't even think of buying anything other than a NetGear router.. unless you want to step up and buy a REAL POWERHOUSE from NetScreen.

(some people, like another reviewer above WILL have problems WHEN they MISHANDLE their cards. These cards, much as other gear are not static-proof.. and don't like to have their contact's handled..)

if you are a responsible user this card will serve you well

5-0 out of 5 stars Good value.
I typically stick with Intel for my networks, but I have a Netgear wireless network. So when I needed a NIC for my DSL modem I decided to stick with Netgear. I'm impressed, it works beautifully with XP and I couldn't be happier with it. I like the Wake on LAN feature, but my motherboard doesn't support it.

5-0 out of 5 stars netgear equals good quality at a good price
hello. i just got dsl and had to install a NIC on my comp. i went with the netgear because i heard they provide solid networking products. well, i opened up my computer and BAM (just like emeril) the card snapped into the PCI slot with ease. installing the drivers is simple, and i was up on a 6 meg pipe in no time. ive put the NIC thru some tough tasks- online gaming and downloading hella megs of porn- and it seems to handle itself quite well. id recommend this (or anything netgear) to anyone who is doing simple networking without a lot of dinero to drop on their setup. ... Read more

20. Netgear Replacement RJ45 Dongle FA510C PCMCIA Card
list price: $35.00
our price: $23.99
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Asin: B00004Z6MA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 33863
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  • 10/100 network performance
  • Plug-and-play support
  • 32-bit card bus compatible
  • Free 24-hour phone support

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