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1. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless
$39.24 $27.66 list($99.99)
2. Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless
$80.99 $76.99 list($120.00)
3. Netgear WGE111 54 Mbps Wireless
$36.99 $23.79 list($69.99)
4. Netgear MA111 802.11b Wireless
$64.99 $49.95 list($96.00)
5. Netgear WG111T 108 Mbps Wireless
$105.98 list($59.99)
6. Netgear MA401 802.11b Wireless
7. Netgear MA701 802.11b Wireless
$142.99 $129.99 list()
8. Netgear ME103 802.11b ProSafe
$49.00 list($99.99)
9. Netgear ME102 802.11b Wireless
$145.99 $134.95 list()
10. Netgear ANT24D18 Ant 18DBI Patch
11. Netgear MR314 802.11b Wireless
$59.99 list($199.99)
12. Netgear FM114P 802.11b Wireless
$50.99 $43.16 list($62.00)
13. NETGEAR ANT24BDC Power Injector
14. Netgear Powerline USB Adapter
15. NETGEAR CG814M Wireless Cable
16. Netgear SB-104 Network Ethernet
17. NETGEAR FR114W ProSafe 802.11b
$45.00 list($79.99)
18. Netgear MA311 802.11b Wireless
$26.99 list($69.99)
19. Netgear MA101 802.11b Wireless
20. Netgear PS113 10/100 Print Server

1. Netgear WGR614 802.11g Wireless Router
list price: $84.00
our price: $52.99
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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

2. 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
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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

3. 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

4. Netgear MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter
list price: $69.99
our price: $36.99
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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

5. Netgear WG111T 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
list price: $96.00
our price: $64.99
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Asin: B00067ARYQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc.
Sales Rank: 9310
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  • Fast 108 Mbps speeds for your desktop or notebook PC; up to 10x faster than 802.11b
  • Up to 4x the range of 802.11b wireless
  • Compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks
  • Quick and easy setup with Smart Wizard install assistant
  • Included 5 ft. USB cable allows adapter to be positioned for optimal signal strength

6. Netgear MA401 802.11b Wireless PC Card
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00005B8HO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 3474
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's 802.11b wireless PC Card allows you to connect to your localarea network without any wires. Whether you're setting up a new office orextending your existing workplace, it lets you quickly network yourwork force--including employees in remote locations in your building--withoutthe time or expense of Ethernet cabling. With an operating range of 175 to 500feet indoors and 835 to 1,650 feet outdoors, the MA401 enables roamingthroughout your office from one access point to another to send and receivee-mail and share other network resources, such as files and printers, at ahigh-speed 11 Mbps data rate. Standards-based 802.11b technology and 128-bitwired equivalent privacy (WEP) encryption ensure maximum reliability and privacyfor your network.

The MA401 performs with a wide range of wireless Internet services available inairports and hotels, and supports PCs running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000and most notebook PCs. Netgear provides a five-year limited warranty on theMA401 802.11b wireless PC Card. ... Read more


  • Wireless connectivity for notebook PCs
  • High-speed 11 Mbps data rate
  • Operating range up to 500 feet indoors and 1,650 feet outdoors
  • Supports Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000
  • 5-year limited warranty

Reviews (151)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to install, consistent connectivity
I received this wireless card as a gift with the Linksys wireless access point. This card was VERY easy to install in my IBM T21 laptop running Windows 2000. The Linksys wireless access point works great, but there have been a number of reviews on the difficulty configuring the Linksys card--we ran into similar problems after purchasing a Linksys Card for a second laptop in the house). After doing my own product comparison, I would highly recommend the NetGear wireless card over the Linksys card. For range of signal and ease of setup, the NetGear card is far superior. With the NetGear Card connectivity rarely drops, and I had no need to download additional drivers to install the card. When placed equidistant from the Linksys wireless access point, we'd see an Excellent Link Quality on the Netgear card Configuration utility, but on the similar utility on the Linksys card, we would see either poor or NO signal. This Netgear card is a fine product, I'm definitely enjoying the freedom of no wires while surfing the web.

4-0 out of 5 stars Flat antenna - an advantage over the other wireless cards
I have a small network of laptops connected wirelessly with a Lucent Orinoco RG-1000 access point, and I buy workstation cards by price. I've used (or currently using) Lucent, 3Com, Microsoft, Linksys, and Netgear cards, and they all work find with similar range and speed (in my environment).

I decided to keep this card because it has an advantage over the other cards - its flat antenna. With the other cards, the bulging antennas are taller than the thickness of the cards, forcing you to use it at the TOP PC Card slot. This means you'll *NOT* be able to use a (necessarily) tall PCMCIA card such as an USB 2.0 adapter. With the Netgear, I can put the wireless card at the bottom slot, and the USB card can occupy the top slot. Perfecto!

The card works with XP Pro and my Lucent RG-1000 without any problem and was up and running in 5 minutes. I guess the only complain I have is that the system tray icon is kinda ugly and amaturish! :)

Update: After using it for a few weeks, I'm still very satisified with it. It keeps up at 11mbps at locations where my other Lucent cards drops to 6mbps (per XP system tray icon). I did notice that it does not have an Activity light (only a Link light), so you can't see externally that your card is transmitting data, which can be useful at times.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing
Wow. That was all I could say when I got this card and the MR314 router home and connected. I have to admit that I haven't used any other wireless networking products, so I cannot compare NetGear's products with any others. But I did do a good deal of research when deciding which company to use. At first I was only considering the Linksys and D-Link products, and had a tough time deciding which to try. Last week, Best Buy was offering a rebate on the NetGear products, so I thought that I would research them, too. I am SO glad that I did! I found very few (if any) disparaging remarks in regards to these products, and now, after using them myself, I know why.

Once I had the products home, I plugged the card into my wife's notebook (running Windows 98), inserted the installation disk into her CD-ROM, and 3 minutes later it was completed. Then, I plugged the router (MR314) into the outlet in my office and ran the ethernet line from the router to a NIC card in my PC in there. The LED lights for power and the local PC instantly lit up, but the wireless one did not. So, I walked back into the room with the laptop to check the status light on the card to see if it was lit. By the time I got back to the laptop, the light on the wireless card was lit up. So I walked back into the office, and the wireless light was not lit. It synched up that fast. I was amazed.

I then used the Windows XP built-in functionality on my PC to setup the network. This was also very simple, thanks to XP. I finished this, shared the folders/files/whatever I wanted to on my PC, did the same on my wife's laptop, and I was finished.

The entire process took approximately 15 minutes. And there was no issue whatsoever using Windows XP. I had read some reviews for both the Linksys and D-Link products, and some people had issues with XP, which was another reason I tried the NetGear products.

A few days later my cable company (Insight) came out to install my internet service, and I plugged my Motorola SB4100 modem into the router, and again had no issues (besides my own inexperience). I had everything running through the router in about 20 minutes. Again, very simple.

I would definitely suggest this product if you are considering a wireless network. This card will also work with any 802.11b network, so you don't HAVE to purchase the NetGear router with this card; but I would suggest you did.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just stopped working
After using this with the MR814 router for over a year, my computer no longer recognizes this product as a wireless adapter. When it's plugged in, it's identified as the MA_(four box symbols), and won't recognize the drivers that are installed because of this bogus product name. The last time this happened, tech support, which was previously very helpful with set up (terrible, incomplete instructions included in the box), had me try to ping my router a few times and then said they couldn't help anymore. Since this problem has happened multiple times, I have fixed it by uninstalling the bogus name from the device manager list and then plugging the card back in, which usually worked. Once I had to do a system restore--I'd like to not resort to that again.

This may be a problem with the "hibernate" as in some previous reviews (my computer has hibernate issues anyway), but this latest problem occurred after a full shut down. When it works, I was pretty happy with it (wireless is amazing), but I've had regular enough headaches that I can't recommend it, at least not with my low-end Dell laptop.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy, never fails
I have 2 wireless cards, one being this one. It works better, never fails me, and gets better reception than my other one. It was easy to install. It, as does any wireless card, does stick out from the computer, but it's very sturdy and I've never had a problem during my daily travels with the computer. ... Read more

7. Netgear MA701 802.11b Wireless Compact Flash Adapter

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Asin: B00006B9HN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 8292
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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If you're a mobile professional using a Pocket PC or other Windows CE-based mobile computer, you'll want to get hold of Netgear's MA701 CompactFlash card. It gives handheld devices a new level of connectivity and versatility. Slip it into either a Type I or Type II card slot on your handheld device and you can send and receive e-mail, wirelessly synchronize with your notebook computer, and browse the Internet--all from the palm of your hand. The indispensable MA701 delivers the ultimate in convenience to enterprise and public IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN systems for access to the Internet, e-mail, and corporate servers. Now you can work wherever you're most productive--in a conference room, on the road, in a coffee shop or hotel, or at the airport. The reliable MA701 protects your privacy with 40/64- and 128-bit WEP encryption and allows you to roam between 802.11b access points without resetting or reconfiguring.

The MA701 lets you make the most of your wireless network by giving you the freedom to roam throughout the office and stay connected. It plugs into your PDA so you can immediately share data, printers, or high-speed Internet access over your existing 802.11b wireless network at speeds up to 11 Mbps at distances as great as 500 feet (150 meters).

The ability to work on the road or away from the office or school is becoming more important to today's mobile computer user. Netgear's MA701 lets you take full advantage of public hot spots--such as coffee shops, hotels, shopping malls, and airports--as they increasingly offer wireless Internet access based on the Wi-Fi 802.11b standard.

The MA701 features built-in flexibility. It works with both Type I and Type II card slots. User-friendly software guides you smoothly through installation and configuration. Auto fallback automatically adjusts the speed of the adapter according to its distance from the access point. The MA701 supports both ad-hoc mode (for point-to-point wireless networks) and infrastructure mode (using your existing 802.11b wireless access point), and is compatible with Windows CE 2.11, 3.0, and later.

Hardware-based, secure 40/64- and 128-bit WEP encryption provides shielded data communication across the network without degrading network performance.

Thorough testing ensures quality and dependable operability, and Netgear backs this up with a three-year limited warranty. Upgradeable firmware allows for future enhancements. ... Read more


  • Reliable 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption
  • Roam between 2.4 GHz 802.11b Access Points without resetting or reconfiguring
  • Works with Pocket PC or other Windows CE-based mobile computers
  • Works with both Type I and Type II card slots
  • Supports Ad-hoc and Infrastructure modes

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars NETGEAR MA701 802.11b Wireless Compact Flash card on your Z
I have to say that if you are out there for a compact flash wireless network card and have a Linux PDA such as Sharp Zaurus SL5x00 Personal Mobile Tool, then this card may just be what you are looking for. This battery hungry monster will work right out of the box without any need for additional software or drivers and what not. If all you care about is compatibility this card will eat-u your batteries in about 4 hours(fully charged brand new Sharp Zaurus). It makes me charge my Z every 4 hours or so. I usually charge my Z every couple of days or so. Not when on the network. So. MA701 does not use a Prism2 chipset and eats up the battery on my PDA if it was honey to mad Grisly Bear. My assumption is that this card is designed for a laptop user with more powerful batteries then PDA user is able to have but other then battery life while using this card I am very pleased with its performance and can't say that it's a bad product. So if you got extra batteries and need Linux compatibility on your Z this is the card that will allow you to have your Instant Messaging and all the Internet you can allow yourself to grasp with your mobile, or personal mobile pc.

4-0 out of 5 stars It works on both PocketPC and PC
I use this card on my Audiovox Maestro. It works fine and makes PDA really powerful and having a lot of fun. Potability and mobility, that is really PDA should do. But without internet connection, the functions of PDA are really limited.

Another great thing is it also works on laptops if you buy a PCMCIA to CompactFlash adapter (less than $10 anywhere). Netgear doesn't provide the driver of MA701 under Windows, but you can install MA401's driver for MA701. It works perfectly. If you have both laptop and pda, it will save a lot of money to buy another PC wireless card...

Problem I have met: sometimes it (used on PDA) takes long time (more than 1 min) to get connection while the signal is weak. However no such problem if used on my laptop.

Overall it is a good product and highly recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars broke and broke again
I bought this card in early November, the first one quit working within a month, Netgear warrantied it, but now 3 and a half months later the new card is having the same problem. I expect it to quit working altogether soon. I know it is the card not my pda because I also have a CF GPS that has never given me a problem. I won't buy Netgear again when I replace this card.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great!
I've been using this card for about a year now and haven't ever had any problems with it. First used it with my Audiovox Maestro and now my Dell Axim. I can go outside, to the garage, or anywhere else in the house and never lose my connection. Great product!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable
When I first got this card I had a jornada 568 (pocket pc 2002). After a few weeks of it working fine, my pda stopped recognizing it saying "Unrecognized card". I RMAed it and when I got the replacement it worked for just long enough for my warranty to run out and then did the same thing, by this time I had a pocket pc 2003 device (axim). I don't recommend this card to anyone, as 2 bad cards in a row is terribly unreliable. ... Read more

8. Netgear ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point

our price: $142.99
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Asin: B000093IRR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 18828
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  • VPN pass-through support
  • Simple to install and use
  • 802.1x support with EAP MD5, TLS
  • SNMP MIB I and MIB II support
  • 2 detachable 2dBi antennas

9. Netgear ME102 802.11b Wireless Access Point
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005B8HU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 14485
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's wireless access point gives mobile users continuous,high-speed 11 Mbps access to corporate network resources, e-mail, and theInternet. It helps you quickly set up a new wireless network office or extendyour existing Ethernet network to remote locations in your building, without thetime or expense of Ethernet cabling. Equipped with a Netgear cable/DSL router,it lets all users on your wireless network share broadband Internet access.Multiple access points may be used to extend the coverage as well as increasethe number of wireless users. The ME102 supports roaming from access point toaccess point within an office and includes 40-bit WEP encryption to ensureprivacy.

Supporting 32 users per access point, the ME102 works with any 10 Mbps Ethernetand any IEEE 802.11b-compliant product. It comes with a five-year limitedwarranty. ... Read more


  • Wireless connectivity for PCs
  • High-speed 11 Mbps data rate
  • Operating range up to 500 feet indoors and 1,650 feet outdoors
  • Supports 32 users per access point
  • 5-year limited warranty

Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great, inexpensive - but not for network newbies
I just received my ME102 today, and it was up and running in 5 minutes (not counting the time required to drive the screws [included] to wall-mount the unit near one of my Ethernet switches).

I didn't find the USB-based configuration to be ideal. To be sure, it worked well. But I don't like installing drivers and software on my PC that will be used only once or occasionally, and the rest of the time just adds more junk to the Windows registry and is yet another thing added to program groups. (I have issues with clutter.)

In any case, as others here have mentioned, documentation is sparse indeed. And frankly, if you don't know your TCP/IP network pretty well, and/or don't know the basics of wireless Ethernet concepts, you might well find yourself in over your head. The default configuration is far from one-size-fits-all, and the average home computer user will have trouble changing it -- especially with the somewhat non-intuitive interface to the config software.

All that said, once this baby is set-up and running, it's great. I get terrific range and excellent performance, even with a basement mounted access point.

My only caution: Beware of your 2.4 GHz cordless phones. This would be true of any 802.11b set-up, but some of these cordless phones will chew-up your data stream and spit it out in chunks on the carpet. Here, I have my choice between using the wireless Ethernet, or using a Panasonic 2.4 GHz phone... Any attempts to use both, and the phone wins. (The Panasonic is going in the trash very soon; a Uniden 2.4 GHz model cooperates fine.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, but a little difficult to set up...
I bought this wireless AP to give my wife's laptop PC broadband Internet access around the house. It works pretty well and was easy to set up without encryption, but adding 128-bit WEP encryption was time consuming and frustrating. Netgear needs to improve its documentation on that. I ended up getting help from one of the USENET newsgroups as well as Netgear's tech support line. It required downloading and installing a firmware upgrade and updated configuration software from Netgear's website - something the average consumer may not be comfortable with. The Netgear tech support rep was helpful in configuring the AP, but declined to give me any advice on configuring the wireless card because it isn't a Netgear product (all I wanted to know was how and where to enter the encryption key). Also, there is a marked decline in the effective range of the unit with 128-bit encryption enabled.

Having said that, now that it's up and running, it's great. But if you're not a network or PC techie, be prepared for a fairly steep learning curve.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only way to go for the $$$
This unit performs extremely well! You must download the firmware upgrade 1.4h, which will fix security issues (others being able to connect via SNMP unauthenticated) and adds 128 encryption. The firmware upgrade also includes new management utilities, the ones on the CD wont work correctly. My Panasonic 2.4 GHz phone caused the card (MA401) to loose connection, so I changed the AP to run on channel 11 instead of 1 and that fixed the problem - 0 interference. I get 100% link quality and 80% signal strength 40 feet away and through walls. It maintains 11 Mbit over 100 feet away inside!

The downside is for the price Dlink offers more for the money by including router/print server in the unit. But I didn't need a router, I needed reliable and fast wireless access.

Netgear support is awful, don't expect them to help you if you run into troubles.

My configuration:

Cisco Router for DSL, Linksys 4 port Router/Hub, ME102 AP, ME401 card. The Linksys router acts like DHCP server, so I set the AP to run DHCP. I also use VPN with no issues under this configuration.

4-0 out of 5 stars sweet, but missing web config, and...
I had this ap for 3 years, this offers good range w/orinoco and linky WUSB11 2.6
the setup requires windows (sorry for mac, linux, and pda users)
I got the latest firmware, which claims bridge support
but after upgrading, no luck at all to set it up as bridge, the config is very confusing, how come use mac address instead of ESSID???!
the bridge setup of Linky is way easier and working, this one should have been good like linky
I don't try 128bit WEP yet, but the added mac filtering is handy
good: good range, mac filtering and 128bit WEP through firmware update
bad: windows only setup, bridge function is not working, antenna is not removable/upgradable
if you use it as ap, you'll like it, however, SMC 2804 works better, and antenna is upgradable, and NO PLATFORM

4-0 out of 5 stars Great connection for a great cost
After an intensive research into 802.11a due to potential cross talk with my 2.4GH wireless telephone and four wireless web cameras (X10 runs on 2.4GH) I decided I would *try* the 802.11b due to its cost and availability. I am pleasantly surprised that there is zero cross talk or interference. All cameras and phone in use, no problems! Though the phone does interfere with the cameras, it does not with the network connection...
Setup was brainless, plug and play 100% for both the access point and the pcmcia card (NetGear MA401) both bought at Fry's for an excellent price.
The marketing states 1650 feet-line-of-sight and 500 feet indoors (common construction, etc.) I walked my laptop, connected via the wireless connection, down the street a city block and the connection was still useable for web browsing. Did I mention the access point was laying on my garage floor, surrounded by motorcycles? I was impressed to say the least.
I have mounted the access point on the ceiling of the garage (connected to one of the remote hubs on the home network) and the signal strength and distance useable have doubled.
I highly recommend this unit, and NetGear pcmcia cards to connect to it. ... Read more

10. Netgear ANT24D18 Ant 18DBI Patch Panel

our price: $145.99
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Asin: B00009B5AH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 23395
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11. Netgear MR314 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch
list price: $213.00
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Asin: B00005NOKT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 12025
Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's MR314 cable/DSL wireless router with four-port switch and access point offers the easiest way to share and extend your high-speed cable/DSL modem Internet connection, either with or without wires. This high-performance IEEE 802.11b standards-based router connects all your PCs equipped with wireless PC cards, while an integrated four-port switch connects your devices that need Ethernet wiring. The integrated Web-content filtering and alerts allow you to restrict Internet access based on Web addresses, Web address keywords, or the time of day, and protect your family or business with a safe surfing environment. Network Address Translation (NAT) and virtual private network (VPN) pass-through provides your network with protection from hackers. Simple Web-based instructions get your PC network up and running in less than an hour. With the MR314 reliability, you can rest assured that your network will stay up and running, backed by the Netgear five-year warranty.

The MR314 allows you to share and extend your cable/DSL connection to anywhere in your home or office, without the time or expense of Ethernet cabling. The built-in access point enables the MR314 to be used in larger wireless networks in conjunction with other standards-based wireless access points. For additional ease of use, Auto Uplink eliminates the need for cumbersome crossover cables.

Protective and secure
NAT security and VPN pass-through features give you a greater level of protection against hacker attacks, while 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption guard your wireless network for maximum privacy.

Watchful and informative
Web content filtering options let you customize restricted Internet access policies. E-mail reports and instant alerts keep you up to date on Web browsing activity.

Rugged and reliable
Sturdy metal construction on the outside, dependable 802.11b standards-based technology on the inside, all backed by a five-year warranty to give you high-performance reliability. ... Read more


  • Wireless or wired Internet access through a broadband modem
  • Enables Cable/DSL modem connection sharing via its built in 4-port switch or integrated wireless IEEE 802.11b Access Point
  • Robust control features including web content filtering, logging, reporting and alerts
  • Sturdy design, durable metal construction
  • NAT routing security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support

Reviews (119)

5-0 out of 5 stars extra bang for your buck
This is a nice piece of gear because it saves having to get a wireless hub and router separately, which frees up the 4 ports for just computers, and eliminate extra wires and boxes and power cables.

A great feature of this particular router is that it can email you activity logs which show what websites were visited on that day through the router. You can also block access to websites or any site that contains a keyword, so this could be useful in small office and home (children) use. (By viewing the website activity logs, you can find out which sites to block so that next time the user tries to go there it will say "blocked by netgear" and you will be notified of the attempt.) You can also lockout times and dates.

This Router does NOT have a firewall built in- even though this box looks like the netgear firewall router (the one for the same price without the integrated wireless hub).

Wireless hub-
Average range. Security wise, you can set it up with 128 bit WEP and with MAC Address authentication, which secures your network to a reasonably safe level. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE ADMIN PASSWORD FOR THIS ROUTER, AND FOR ANY ROUTER.
Cons: The antenna can not be changed or removed. The unit is not designed to be hung from a wall like the SMC wireless hub. (WHY would you do that? To get better wireless range).

The unit itself, like all netgear products, is metal and a nice dark hue of blue, with several blinking indicator lights. I am happy with my one, which uses a DSL connection with static IP address to feed 4 computers and two wireless laptops.

3-0 out of 5 stars kept dropping wireless connections
I bought this router and MA401 wireless card for my laptop. It was pretty easy to set up everything. Within 10 minutes, I was already enjoying my wireless network. But, after a few hours, my wireless connection was suddenly dropped and my access to the Internet was denied on the laptop. I tried to restart the machine, reconfigure the network... but nothing worked. I called the customer service number. They told me to change some of the configurations and it worked. But then the next day the problem came back again. It kept happening for a whole week. And each time I called them, they would tell me to do something which seemingly solved the problem. But each time, it came back again. Everything became so annoying and frustrating now. I just wanted to return the products. Then the last time I called them when this problem happened again, they told me to upload a new firmware into the router. And bang, it solved all the problems. Their customer service is polite, nice and knowledgable. But I just don't understand why they didn't tell me to update the firmware in the very first place. Now I'm happy again, after all the pain I went through. So be prepared for big trouble if you want to purchase this router. And if you know what you are doing to your computer like me, ask them about the new firmware before they keep throwing garbage solutions to you. Other than that, the product is cool. Easy and fast to use.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wireless ATT@home user
I installed the Netgear MR314 today and had it working in less than 1 minute. During the time I ordered the product and the time I got it about a week. I read Netgear's Product manual. So I knew how to do it right away. The website has the ISP installation guide for all the popular cable and DSL connections. I have a 3 com cable modem and 3 wired computers and one laptop with the US Robotics 22 Mbs max cardbus. Windows 98SE, ME and XP all worked.

I also recommend reading about 802.11b security and suggestions like change defaults, SSID, password changing, WEP encryption and MAC address so you don't have any eavesdropping. Extreme tech was a good source.I don't believe you can turn off the SSID broadcast. I think that would be a nice feature.

It doesn't matter to have the 11 Mbs max connection since ATT@Home is not faster than this. I guess very large file transfers may take some time.

NAT is the only type of firewall for this router. It works well. I use black ice defender on one computer and nothing gets though, but what I want. There are some routers with SPI which is a true firewall. They cost more and I believe will protect you from denial of service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing wireless range
I don't like it when people write reviews on here criticizing a product without giving real proof that it wasn't their fault. Some reviewer thought the router setup page didn't work with IE - but doesn't mention any attempt with a different browser. So beware of noobs.

I have a MR814 v1, MR814 v2 and a D-Link 514 and none of them have offered the range this beast provides. I acquired this model after returning a defective MR814 v1, and initially I was annoyed to get an older model. But I think they sent this for a reason - it's much more reliable than the 814. Someone on here complains that they can't get reception over 100ft from the AP - how big is their house?? I have the router upstairs on one side of the house and can get a signal fine outdoors on the other side of the house - i.e. travelling through all the walls of the house (approx 42 ft away). Also I have tested it with my PCMCIA SMC card and a Netgear MA111 USB wifi dongle, and the dongle provdies better connection than the pcmcia, so there is some proper evidence of testing being done here.

It doesn't look nearly as good (or as small) as my other routers but if it does the job as well as it has so far - it is my first choice.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nicely built but has big issues
I bought this thing about a year ago and it worked pretty well. For a while. But after having to reboot the thing every few weeks I started to get a little tired of it.

Now, I am not trying to run a lot of machines through it - a Linux box on ethernet, a Sony Clie, Tivo, and an iMac over 802.11, plus Packet8 for my phone service over ethernet. No great strain on the processor.

So, why does the thing insist on locking up so much? To add to the problem, you can be going along just nicely on ethernet and suddenly the 802.11 dies.

Now, asside from the thing croaking and needing rebooting weekly, I get to do a complete factory reset once a month, wiping out all the stuff I have programmed into it (WEP keys, etc), because the thing will completely quit responding.

One would think that the problems are related to something overheating. But no, that is not it. That leaves the unit's firmware to be suspect. After reading about Netgear's sloppy code writing and their DoS attack against the University of Wisconsin time servers, I have to believe software is the issue. If they wrote code as bad as that which caused the UofWisc flood, I am sure awful code abounds in all their products. ... Read more

12. Netgear FM114P 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Router with Print Server
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006B9HR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 2850
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Netgear's ProSafe 802.11b firewall delivers everything you could want in one mega-capable unit: router, switch, print server, Wi-Fi certified wireless access point, and firewall. This fully equipped, broadband-capable firewall is a true firewall and provides you with the utmost in business-class security--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. VPN pass-through maximizes network security. And a built-in print server lets you share a printer on your network without leaving your PC on. With four auto sensing, switched LAN ports and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing, up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time--including as many as 32 wireless users, which avoids the hassle of running additional cabling. Smart Wizard and Install Assistant get your network up and running in minutes. There's also a complete antivirus software bundle included at no extra cost to shield your network with additional protection. ... Read more


  • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Built-in 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
  • Built-in print server and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing
  • Easy-to-use smart wizard and install assistant
  • Free, complete antivirus PC software bundle

Reviews (58)

5-0 out of 5 stars A truly great product!
After much research, I finally found this little jewel. It has a SPI firewall, 802.11b wireless, 4 switch wired router, and print server - everything I need in one box. I got it up and running, updated to latest firmware, all features working in about 45 minutes (without calling Netgear, so can't comment on support). Yes, I am computer proficient, but I would not classify myself as a network expert. This is really about as idiot-proof as you can get.

I am still learning about how to set up a more secure firewall, and the FM114P seems to have more than what I need. The logging, port-forwarding, e-mail alerts, are all there. You can even block your kids from using Instant Messenger based on a schedule. On the wireless end, I recommend anyone setting up a wireless access point to change the SSID and password, and enable MAC address filtering as soon as you one up. The latest firmware update allows you to turn off the SSID broadcast. Turning on the 128 bit WEP will further frustrate the casual wardriver.

My Compaq notebook and Orinoco Gold card gets a good signal throughout my house, and is connected using 128 bit WEP. I can get to my office VPN, and my Compaq MC-1 music server can connect without problems. The print server is seamless - all my PCs (Win XP Pro) can print to my laser printer, and the print server will queue the jobs.

My compliments to Netgear - this is truly a great product for a great price.

1-0 out of 5 stars broke down the 3rd time. I give up (although under warranty
I have mine broke down 3 times. Twice before Netgear replaced it for "free", since it still under warranty. But each time they charge $10-12 for shipping. At this rate I could have bought a new one instead of putting up with the inconvenience. I think this box is very sensitive to power on/off cycles. It broke first time during the east coast power outage.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad product, but...
Netgear has some issues with this product's reliability. The first one, I had for about 6 months. One night it just died. All the lights were on, and it wouldn't talk to any of the ports.

Calling Netgear's support line was an adventure within itself. The call center is located in India. Don't call this place if you're on a noisy phone or don't have lots of time to waste. The first person I reached could barely speak english. He was obviously reading from a script, because when I explained that the router did not work, I had followed the troubleshooting guides and this was the result, etc, etc, he still started reading questions and asking me to connect it to a network and do silly tests. That's hard to do at work on your lunch break. He hung up very abruptly with the classic "Thank you for calling bye bye now. " Call #2. Another person, who could speak marginally better english. I went through his troubleshooting script, connecting my "router" to an "air" network. He decided that it was indeed not working (duh!) and gave me an RMA number. Ok. What, exactly, is a doofulfife? Well, it's 55 (double five.) He did explain to me that the dash (in the RMA number) is the little line on the keyboard, you may find it beside your number 0. O-kay!

Got the RMA (I think.) Returned it and received a refurb unit and stuck it aside. In the meantime, router #2 was in use. It died one day, about 3 months after purchase. Started forgetting IP addresses and not communicating with the printer. It got returned to the store it was purchased from, and Router #3 went into service. So far, it's worked for about 9 months. Router #4 is waiting, and will be the last one.

This is really a good piece of technology, it has just about everything you'd need to set up and protect a home or small office network. It runs extremely hot, which may be the reason it dies so quickly. Now, if only it was more reliable.

1-0 out of 5 stars Requires Frequent Rebooting - Not acceptable
I had one of the first home Wi-Fi systems using an Intel 802.11b access point that cost about $1000. (Yup, this is how much they cost for early adopters. Of course, it was worth every penny as Wi-Fi changes your life.) The Intel access point was incredibly difficult to configure, requiring several calls to tech support, but the range was excellent and the unit functioned continously until it finally died after a couple of years. I decided to replace the Intel access point with the Netgear FM114P, assuming it was at the top of the Netgear line and I thought Netgear was a reliable manufacturer. How wrong I was. This unit is simply unacceptable. It will stop working every day or two for no apparent reason and require rebooting. Obviously, this is an irritation if you happen to be in another part of the house. Also, I have the impression that the range isn't as good as my previous Intel unit since I have more dead zones in my house. (The Intel access point had two antennas -- I don't know if this is significant.) Overall, I am really disappointed. I suggest you stay away from Netgear until they improve their engineering.

1-0 out of 5 stars awful product, awful tech support
I bought one of these when I got a laptop because I thought it seemed like a great idea to have a firewall, print server, and wireless router all in one unit. I still think it's a great idea, but I with I hadn't bought this router. I use the router with two laptops, and the wireless connection drops pretty regularly. I have to reset the router at least two or three times a week (sometimes two to three times a day). When I call Netgear's off-shore tech support, I rarely get a helpful response. They did replace my router for me after I called enough times, but the new one has the same problems the old one had, so I think the firmware is just buggy. I wouldn't recommend this product. I've owned good Netgear products in the past, but I don't think I'll buy another Netgear product after this experience. ... Read more

13. NETGEAR ANT24BDC Power Injector for the 500 mW Booster
list price: $62.00
our price: $50.99
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Asin: B00009B5AG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 25306
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  • Zero configuration makes installation a breeze
  • Optimized for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point
  • Bi-directional booster adds up to 500 mW or 27 dBm
  • Reduces ambient noise and provides superior signal penetration
  • Increase the signal range by providing transmit gain as well as low-noise receive gain

14. Netgear Powerline USB Adapter (XA601)

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Asin: B00006F6ZH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 14091
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
I have been using Netgear Powerline in my house for almost 10 months some of that time with 4 computers. Have "horse hair plaster walls" and many doors. No problem with using the product and not worried about security issues like with wireless

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy, reliable networking for the network novice
Both my wife and I work from home two days per week, and we both need high speed Internet access to be our most productive. We created a network in a previous house by purchasing a router and running a cable between two office areas. Now we were in a new home and needed to setup our network again, and running a cable would have been a major construction project. What to do?

We immediately thought of a wireless network. But, as we did our research, we saw repeated reports of the network "dropping off" unexpectedly. Neither of us liked the idea of being in the middle of a discussion with a co-worker, boss, or client while looking at information online and having that information disappear. We wanted reliability and simplicty.

The answer? Powerline networking. New technology had overcome some of the earlier electrical interference problems with powerline networking. We already had a Netgear router from our previous home network that had worked flawlessly for several years. So we purchased the Netgear powerline adapter.

The setup couldn't be much easier: connect the adapter to the router with a standard supplied network cable and plug it in; in the second work location plug in a second adapter, and connect it to your second computer, in our case, my work-supplied laptop.

We've been using this product for 18 months without any problems. On rare occasions my laptop won't "find" the connection. If I unplug the adapter for a minute or two and plug it in again, I'm re-connected. My connection has never dropped off once I'm connected.

The powerline solution isn't quite as "elegant" as a wireless network; you do have to be plugged in to a power outlet, so you don't have the same mobility that you get with wireless. But if you're a serious teleworker, you probably have a work space established, and papers spread out around you anyway. You need to be "at work" not roaming around the yard with your laptop. And if your going to be at work for 8 to 10 hours your laptop will also need to be plugged into an outlet.

If you're looking for a reliable, easy to setup home network system, I highly recommend this Netgear product. ... Read more

15. NETGEAR CG814M Wireless Cable Modem Internet Gateway ( CG814MNA )

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Asin: B00007E6YB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 16769
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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  • DOCSIS cable modem
  • 802.11b wireless access point
  • USB port plus 4 ENET ports
  • USB port plus 4 Ethernet ports
  • Installation Assistant and Web browser-based settings

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Tech Support
This cable modem and wireless functions of this device seemed to be operational, but any time I tried to have two computers hooked up simultaneously, both computers would lose their connection with the gateway. This was indeed frustrating, but technical support failed to resolve the problem after a month of exasperating phone calls and one product exchange. I was twice promised a return call within 24 hours, and twice unapologetically snubbed.
I have been extremely disappointed and discouraged with this experience, and I am not inclined to ever purchase another Netgear product. I have returned this product and decided to go with Linksys after a recommendation from my systems administrator.

2-0 out of 5 stars Netgear CG814M and Comacst
My 3 star rating is based on my rating of this unit's features and Netgear support - I still do not have it working yet.

(I have made 6 calls to Comcast support, but the connection from the modem is still being refused by Comcast.)

I called Netgear support to see if they could shed any light, and after waiting 45 minutes, was answered by a call center in India by a technician that I could not understand. An e-mail supprt request remains unanswered after 2 days.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ALL-IN-ONE wireless package...
I just recieved and connected the Netgear CG814M 802.11b Wireless Cable Modem Internet Gateway... it worked fine although it took Comcast cable over 10hrs, two installers, 3 customer reps and finnally a competant technical advisor at 12midnight who simply entered the correct serial and mac numbers that others before him couldn't figure out (can you tell I'm not a fan of Comcast cable's customer service!!!) and within minutes I was up and running. An excellent, whisper quiet and sleek silver designed unit that accomplishes all that it was meant to do. The USB and Ethernet are all that I have utilized so far, I'm waiting to configure the unit and also waiting on my wireless USB adaptors, PC cards and CF cards to really get my wireless networking off the ground. So far so good, I HIGHLY reccommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, fast shipping
This product is great. I researched other sites and I found the best price on It was extremely easy to set up. There's a quick set up guide included in the box, but using the CD included may be a better choice if your going to hook up your 1st unit by a PC card or USB port. The quick guide gives instructions for hooking up your unit using an ethernet wire hook-up. ... Read more

16. Netgear SB-104 Network Ethernet Starter Kit
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00000JD6W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 21981
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Shipping with a four-port Ethernet hub, two PCI dual-speed network cards, two 25-foot network cables, and an incredibly extensive user's guide, the Netgear SB-104 is the perfect way for novice users to get their networks up and running.

We noticed how efficient and organized this kit is as soon as we unpacked the box. We laid out each component of the kit and dived right into networking our Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 PCs. Setup was surprisingly simple using the explicit instructions and illustrations. Most helpful was the supplied diagram of the finished network in the user's guide.

We connected the hub to the power supply to ensure it was working, removed the covers of our computers, installed the network interface cards (NICs) in free PCI slots in each machine, and connected them to the hub with the provided cables. The cables themselves are 25 feet long, giving you more than enough distance between each computer in most cases. The NIC comes 100-Mbps ready, so you can upgrade to a 100-Mbps hub at a later time if necessary.

After ensuring that all connections were secure, we started our machines and installed the network drivers. Installation went flawlessly. We networked our two computers to one common multifunction device, set up shared files, and a shared network connection.

The Netgear SB-104 Network Ethernet Starter Kit is a great choice if you're looking for a simple way to network two PCs but want a convenient growth path in case your needs expand. We also appreciated Netgear's 24-hour technical support and their hand-holding setup guide.


  • Easy to install
  • Simple installation instructions
  • Upgradable to 100-Mbps network
  • 24-hour technical support
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  • Supports all popular network software
  • Upgrades easily to 100-Mbps 10x Ethernet throughput
  • Four-port 10-Mbps network hub
  • Includes two 10/100 PCI NICs (32-bit)
  • Free 24-hour phone support

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Way to Network in SOHO
A wonderful way to network in a SOHO environment. Easy for even a novice to install and configure. From box to boot, including installing the card in two machines, setting up the hub and configuring the software, was less than 90 minutes. Beyond file sharing, it has eliminated the need for a second printer and allows tape backups to be run from a single tape drive on my faster machine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Home Network!
I have bought two of these for home and office use. They work flawlessy and for the price you cannot beat the functionality. I was running at least Windows 98 on all computers I hooked up to the ethernet hub. Windows makes it easy to set up file and printer sharing.

After you are hooked up to a network you will not need to swap disks all the time in order to exchange information or to move files for printing. You can transfer a hundred megabytes in a minute or two depending on the kinds of files.

Setup is a breeze if you have ethernet cards installed already. Even if you do not have cards installed already there are instructions to walk you through step by step. By the way, if you are just using this for a home network, pick out the Netgear hub combo that gives you the most stuff for the cheapest. I have bought at least 3 different ones and the all provide the same functionality as far as I can tell. It is just that sometimes they come with one more port, or an extra cable, or multiple speed compatibilities.

3-0 out of 5 stars Hope you don't need tech support
Overall, the product is pretty good; hub is a little slow depending on the amount of data you're moving. Beware of their tech support; I was given three different solutions to the same problem, none of which worked--they acted like they just wanted to get me off the phone even though our longest conversation was approx. 5 minutes!

1-0 out of 5 stars do not buy
..., not worth the time even to look at. They cant even number the pci code right if they know that somthing is wrong with their product and they sell it anyway they should not be in bussiness. Not only that the tech support is virtualy non-existant this is not the way to run a bussiness. sixth graders could run it better.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great kit for beginners!
Networking has always been intimidating to me, but with this it was a snap! Setup & installation time was under 20 minutes and was extremely easy. This is excellent for people who want to battle their buddies in head-to-head competition on games. File and Print sharing was quick too. Enjoy!! ... Read more

17. NETGEAR FR114W ProSafe 802.11b Wireless-Ready Firewall Router
list price: $154.00
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Asin: B00006B9HQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 30684
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Netgear FR114W cable/DSL wireless-ready router has all the office network protection features you could want. Prepared for the future with wireless-ready capability, Netgear's ProSafe 802.11b wireless-ready firewall has you covered both ways. This true firewall is broadband capable, and provides you with the utmost in business-class security--Denial of Service protection and intrusion detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. VPN pass-through maximizes network security with access control and encryption. With four auto sensing, switched LAN ports and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing, up to 253 users can access your broadband connection at the same time. Smart Wizard and Install Assistant get your network up and running in minutes, and a complete antivirus software bundle is included at no extra cost to shield your network with additional protection. ... Read more


  • Upgradeable to Wireless networking
  • True Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Intrusion Detection
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection and VPN pass-through functionality
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Routing
  • Easy-to-use Smart Wizard and Install Assistant

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product but beware of the bad ports syndrome.
I bought this brand new FR114W last year end of July. It has worked like a charm ever since until recently. First let me give you the pluses.
_Automatic recognizes PPOE settings for easy authentication and setup.
_Firewall a plus nothing gets past it until you enter a ip:port map to your internal network.
_Logs, another plus, it gives details of all attempts of access to your current WAN ip. DDOS, ipspoofing etc. as well, it emails the logs acording to your rules...
_syslog entries to any internal syslog capable software of all activities that the FR114W fires at the logs.
_It registers your dynamic ip address from the PPOE connection to which is a big PLUS. Although they can have more options like
_DHCP capable Lan Setup.
_Remote internet management. This is not recommended unless you restrict it to a particular ip but beware of ip spoofing.
_Wireless ready. WEP ready up-to 128 bit encryption, Trusted PCs by MAC although MediaAccessControl can be spoofed as well, but then they would have to try to guess the key for the encryption as well as the channel and if you have unchecked "SSID brodcast" and "Bridging to wired LAN" you should be pretty safe. Although they can still guess your pwd for the admin site of the FR114W and then your doomed.
_Block access to any site you wish. This is specially good if you want control any access to a particular site from your kids. Drawback is that you have to enter every site you want to block fqdn (fully qualify domain name ex. or ip address. But you have the control.

These are by far the most important features which are hard to find without a hefty price tag.

The negatives are
_With the 802.11b MA401 wireless card, access range is weak. At my house a radius of 30ft. is pushing its limit.
_The 4 ports at the back of my FR114W unit went bad after a year of non-stop usage. But Netgear has a 3 yr. warranty on this units so they are replacing it, but choose from three options.
1. send the unit and when we receive it we'll send you one back.
2. $15 +/- and we'll send you one then you send us the bad one back.
3. $25 +/- and we send you one overnight of course I have to send the bad one back.

Anyways, I did go with option 2 and I should be receiving the refurbished FR114W soon. Yeap, you read correctly "refurbished" which in the dictionary means "To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate." so I do not feel that bad.

Overall, I give this FR114W unit high ratings as I do not expect for everyone to go through the bad ports syndrome as I did. Also I hope that the refurbish unit does live up to my ratings of it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent router, wireless signal slightly weak
This is an excellent router with rock solid performance. Unlike my previous Linksys BEFSR41 which needs to be reset every couple of weeks and drops game connections more often than I'd like. This one maintains game connection well. Router admin operations (most) does not drop any existing connections, unlike the Linksys which resets the router at the slightest configuration change. The SPI firewall works nicely and the latest firmware (beta as of this writing) supports UPNP (Windows Messenger Audio/Video). One nice feature is you can turn off the wireless to LAN bridge, so your roommates can surf the internet but can't physically access any machine wired directly to the router.

On the down side, the wireless signal strength (with a Netgear wireless card) is a little on the weak side. Hardly a surprise considering it's using the wireless card. You may re-consider if you need one that covers a lot of range. The telnet interface is also gone, but most people probably don't care. At one time, my router started to emit a high pitch hiss, caused by long usage of the wireless portion. I disconnected the power for a while and now it seems to be ok. Maybe they used a cheap component somewhere.

There's a different model called FR114P, essentially the same, except it lacks the wireless slot but adds a print server port. You may look into it if you don't need wireless capabilities. ... Read more

18. Netgear MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Card
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00006HXOG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 4268
Average Customer Review: 3.48 out of 5 stars
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You couldn't ask for an easier way to give your employees constant, untethered, fast 11 Mbps access to corporate resources, e-mail, and your cable/DSL Internet connection. Whether you're setting up a new office or relocating your employees to remote sites in your building, Netgear's 802.11b wireless PCI adapter networks any desktop PC without the time, trouble, or expense of Ethernet cabling. Standards-based 802.11b technology plus 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption provide your network with the highest level of reliability and protection.

It's incredibly easy to create a wireless network for sharing your broadband Internet access among multiple PCs anywhere in and around your office or home. All you need is Netgear's 802.11b wireless PCI adapter for desktop PCs. You'll save the hassle and expense of traditional Ethernet cabling, and everyone can benefit from cable/DSL Internet access, e-mail, and shared resources with a high, 11 Mbps data rate.

The MA311 is compatible with the vast majority of desktop PCs, supports Windows NT, 98, 2000, and Me, features easy plug-and-play installation, and comes with a three-year limited warranty. ... Read more


  • 11 Mbps wireless desktop PC networking
  • Reliable, 802.11b standards-based networking
  • 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption security
  • Supports Win 98, Me, NT, 2000
  • 3-year limited warranty

Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars A perfectly fine wireless networking card
I purchased a couple of MA311s and MA401 and a MR814 access point. Installation was very simple. It installs like most other PCI cards but the instructions say to install the drivers and configuration utility first. I installed the MA311s in a Windows Me machine and a Windows 98SE box and both went in without a hitch. The antenna is removeable which facilitates installation and onced installed is easily oriented to maximize signal reception. Signal strength is very good. The router is on the third floor and one computer is on the first. Signal strength is well above 70% and Link strength is >80%.

The configuration software is easy to use and setup. Offers basic functions that support WEP and MAC address filtering of the router.

Overall a solid wireless networking card and with the current rebate offered by Netgear a fair deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good and reliable card
I use this card with the Netgear MR814 802.11b Wireless 4-Port Cable/DSL Router and they work together flawlessly.
I've had my network up since November every single day without spending more than 2 hours to set it all up. The signal strength I get is really good even with two floors between the router and the wireless card.
For those of you interested this card works great with Linux as well. I use kernel 2.4.24 and I never have a problem, while I had some issues with versions up to 2.4.20.

It works equally well with XP and 2K as well.

3-0 out of 5 stars Lousy Software & Support, Great Hardware
Software & support 1 star, card 5 stars. I have two of these, and they work quite well with M$ generic drivers for Windows 2000 & XP, and Linux Orinoco drivers.

Netgear's own software is lousy on Windows- aside from the installer corrupting my registry once and putting a bunch of icons on my desktop, it doesn't add anything beyond Microsoft's. Their drivers don't even exist for Linux, but since they use a generic chipset, most distributions can support it. Their telephone support doesn't exist, and it is nearly impossible to find any helpful information on the MA311 on their website.

Those negatives aside, the card works quite well, which is the most important issue for me. If you're technically competent and don't need any handholding, this isn't a bad card.

2-0 out of 5 stars Continual pain
Never worked properly in windows 2000, but that could be due to something else. However:

If you have this MA311 card in a Windows 2000 computer then upgrade to XP, IT WILL NOT WORK!

I have tried this process on two separate PCs; the card is then unusable in that machine afterwards, no amount of changing PCI slots, un/reinstalling drivers helps, you just various annoying windows errors such as 'driver installation was unsuccessful'.

Tech support are quite useless and sound very much like they're reading from a script, mainly because that's exactly what they're doing.

1-0 out of 5 stars MA311 - Nice as a cosmetic tail - but thats about it
Since I've put this into my PC, I've broken 3 keyboards through frustration. On top of list price its cost me £3000 in anger management courses! hehe (joke)
However, absolutely useless with Win2000, it makes no sense. Installing the drivers before you put the card in your pc is also bizarre.
Reverted back to an old netgear MA101, which doesnt let me see my network, but lets me use the net through our gateway. Odd, but it does me for what i need.

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19. Netgear MA101 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005NWVJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 5752
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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With Netgear's MA101 802.11b wireless USB adapter, you can easily network all of your employees at 11 Mbps speed without installing any new wires. Because the MA101 is USB-powered, there is no need to open the case of the PC. Set up a new wireless network or extend your existing workplace to remote sites in your building in no time, and escape the hassles and expense of Ethernet cabling. Your work force can immediately use your wireless network to access e-mail, file servers, printers, and cable/DSL Internet access.

Standards-based 802.11b technology plus Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption provide your wireless network with the highest level of reliability and privacy. The MA101 is equipped with automatic speed adjustment to extend the communication range for longer distances from other 802.11b PC nodes or 802.11b access points. Designed for PCs running Windows 98, Me, and 2000, the MA101 performs with the vast majority of PCs, supports plug-and-play installation, and includes a five-year limited warranty. ... Read more


  • 11 Mbps wireless desktop PC networking
  • Reliable, 802.11b standards-based networking
  • USB Powered--no need to open your computer
  • WEP encryption to ensure privacy
  • Supports Win 98, Me, 2000

Reviews (55)

2-0 out of 5 stars Fine for web browsing, but that's about it.
The good: It installs easily enough, and I've always had excellent signal strength with it.

The bad: If you're using Windows XP and want to do anything but browse the Internet, return this adapter immediately! It is NOT compatible with the Wireless Zero Config service in XP. Every 60 seconds, it drops the connection and reconnects in about 5 seconds. So this adapter is fairly useless for online games, streaming mp3's from another pc on the network, SSH connections, or anything else that requires constant connections.

The ugly: It seems as if NetGear has completely abandoned this product! The software download page makes you guess which driver is the right one, and it hasn't been updated in forever... Maybe there's just not a way to fix it...

My verdict: If you just want to browse the web, and you can pick one up cheap, go for it. But with Linksys adapters selling for the same price, I can't see why you would.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!!!
I must confess that this is one of the equipment I ever had without hassel in configuring it. It works straight right out of the box. It still keeps me connected. It's surely the best!!! I will highly recommend it... Signal strength is great!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars WORKS GREAT
I did a lot of reading before I bought this... I bought it refurbed for 20 dollars and was really worried about getting it hooked up right.. I have XP Pro and an SMC router so reading the reviews I was left a little unsure if it would work or not... plugged in and installed... and worked great.. I am streaming music working remotely and writing this review.. I am no techy nor am I a network admin.. but I know how to plug things in and install them.. so far no stalls in music or in remote access... in fact I dare to say its rippin fast... I turned off windows ability to shut down the device when not in use so that may solve some XP headaches.. but as far as I am concerned this was a great investment.. I no longer have the cable from my living room to my room have two doors closed and am getting a "very good" signal... so I say if you are thinking about it.. get it..

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great with TiVo
I got this for my Tivo Series2 and it works great. It was easy to set up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, easy to use
I have both the ma111 and the ma101, they both run flawlessly. The set up is easy and well explained. I didn't want to run cat 5 cables all over my house to connect my pc's. I have 3 pc's that are on my network. 2 desktops and one laptop......I have played around with my laptop in different rooms and have no problems maintaining connections.

Max range is about 150 foot in the clear, and about half that through walls and such. I'm sure I could get better range but I would be in my neighbors yard, I don't see me needing that kind of range..... my point is that it works great indoors at my house, 2 story with 4 walls still no problems.

I feel for the money I spent I got more than what I paid for, these days that's a bargain. ... Read more

20. Netgear PS113 10/100 Print Server with 3 Parallel-Ports
list price: $209.99
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Asin: B000063UZX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 32236
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Innacurate reviews
The reviewer that said all computers must have NetBUI installed is 100% wrong. I am running this print server on my home network with only TCP/IP installed on all of my computers. He shouldn't blame the print server for his own network configuration issues.

Just to clarify, this device will work with Windows (95 through XP) along with Mac, Linux, and Unix (and any other OS that can do TCP/IP printing). The only catch is that you have to have a Windows pc to run the configuration utility. It will also function with Windows-style printing, so you can browse to it in network neighborhood and set it up that way. You can even name the ports, so I have two printers that are //printserver/hp5l and //printeserver/apollo.

I highly recommend this device. It does everything it claims to and more!

5-0 out of 5 stars A "CHOICE" Print Server
I have the 2 LPT port version of the PS113 print server. I found that it was quick and easy to setup, and works great with my Linux and Windows systems. I can print to the same printer from any system. It has enabled me to place my printer where it is convient for me instead right next to the computer, which is inconvient. The best part is that it can be configured from either Windows or Linux. I would recommend this print server to anyone who needs cross platform printing compatablity. I wonder what I ever did with out it. Keep up the good work Netgear!

4-0 out of 5 stars Works Well
I have been using the PS113 for over two years now and it works well. With the latest firmware upgrades made available on the netgear web site, performance has improved and I'm happier with it that I was initially. I would recommend the unit, but suggest checking the netgear site to make sure that your printers are on the compability list before buying. ... Read more

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