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NETGEAR WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter - network adapter

NETGEAR WG311 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter - network adapter
alaAverage 2.5

10 reviews

Apr, 2014

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An abomination on the market


You would be shocked at how much failed Netgear equipment I've accumulated just personally, by myself, for my own household, over the last six years. Netgears & Belkins failed left to right - I just thought it was normal for routers to die 7 days after...

These units NEVER work out of the box. NO PROS. Do not buy

I have ordered over three of these cheap cards for simple installs over the last year or so. The first one was for a personal machine. It was awful getting it to work with Win7, but I got it working (not well, but eh.) It died in about two months. Serves

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Works in my XP Pro machine, Good Performance.


This wireless card worked with my newer XP machine, but not with my older one. I recieved a refurbished on from eBay and did not come with a Driver Disc. I just went over to Netgear's site, downloaded the drivers, installed them and Bingo, it...

It immediatley connected to my network, required no skill to install and set up

Doesn't work well with very old computers

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This is by far one of the best wireless cards I have had. I've been through several companies looking for a good quality Wireless card for playing Half-Life2: DeathMatch, and Counter-Strike: Source. This card is reletively lagg free, with excellent...

This card works excellent! I am using it right this second, and I am in my basement, where I keep my PC in a cool environment. My router is upstairs, and this card works great! I am running at max

Not your average card... No real "Cons" other than not being fairly rated by people! Excellent card, EVEN FOR GAMING


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Does not work with XP Home


XP Home Software installation from the CD seems normal. After powering down, installing PCI adapter card, & restarting machine, prompt to select region followed by a legal disclaimer and !BAM!, blue screen and system reboot. After talking to Netgear...

none...this adapter is garbage

Had to buy another adapter

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I have 3 of these PCI cards and I cant get any of them to work with XP SP2. Netgear support aren't interested, they just 'fix' them and send them back. Don't buy this product.

There aren't any

Blue screen when installing

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I used to like Netgear


Nice documentation

I have a Netgear rouer (my third) and two laptop cards and they are all great. This one bites however. I suspect it's a XP/SP2 issue, but back to Best Buy it went. Went through the install as outlined in the brochure (and I've installed lots of cards). Fi

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Dont Use for XP


OK with Win2K, reliable

Original drivers will cause a system reboot cycle with XP...even latest drivers cause unworkable DHCP problems...dont use with XP

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It takes a lot of work to get this thing to operate.


Cheap; I was able to get a 20.00 rebate at Best Buy, final cost: 29.99. When it works, it functions well with my Linksys wireless cable gateway

It will not consistently work. I had to update the driver online to get it to work on my XP sys w/sp2, however after one day of trouble free use, it began dropping the signal. When I tried uninstalling their proprietery software, my computer would hang

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PC hangs


Easy to install and it works occasionally

1) PC repeatedly hangs. Need to hit the power button. 2) Need to be XP administrator to get the card working. Once logged in with admin priviledges then other users can use it 3) Netgear support not much use 4) 128bit WEP doesn't work

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Almost usless to install.


At the moment I cannot come up with any reason to buy this card. The connectivity is HORRIBLE, what use are any other features if it doesn't connect

The price was OK and I am using a Netgear router. I figured staying with the same manufacture was a good idea. This card has been nothing but a headache after 2 weeks. The ability to connect seems to come and go at random and frequent drops when succes

Product Specifications

At 54 Mbps, this wireless 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g PCI card is much faster than existing 11 Mbps wireless networks and will supercharge the delivery of media-rich content to your desktop PC as never before. It easily handles huge digital video and MP3 files, firing them through your network at blazing speeds. It gives you continuous access to your home wireless router or office network, saves the time and expense of installing Ethernet cabling when you want to set up or expand a network, and makes it simple to relocate your desktop PC without rewiring. Moreover, it allows network users to wirelessly share a broadband Internet connection for access to corporate resources, the Internet, and e-mail all with the highest available level of industry standard WEP encryption security. This high-speed 802.11g PCI card delivers large files in the blink of an eye up to five times faster than 802.11b, allowing wireless video streaming for the first time ever. Dynamic rate shifting according to environmental conditions achieves the fastest possible connections. The card adds convenient mobility and reliable standards-based wireless connectivity to a network from a desktop PC via an 802.11b, 802.11g, or dual-band router or access point. It makes the most of your broadband connection, allowing network users to wirelessly share one IP address. The card quickly and easily networks employees for ongoing access to corporate resources, e-mail, and the Internet. Secure 40/64 and 128-bit Wired Equivalency Protection (WEP) encryption allows for secure data transfer and increased shielding from wireless eavesdroppers. The card supports Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through for protected communication over the public Internet. It is simple to install and use.