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Netgear WPNT511
4.2 out of 10

Netgear WPNT511

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Overall 10

Decent wireless card, and cheap too.

John M., Newegg
23 June 2008
  • Summary: I did not buy this at Newegg only because I needed network connectivity RIGHT NOW and shipping a product takes time. This product works well with a WIndows laptop. My only concern is if it will work as well under Linux when I do convert the laptop over to a more stable operating system.
  • Pros: I had no trouble installing the software and card. It was a piece of cake. Just follow the included directions, and everything works fine. I bought this to replace the on-board wireless in an HP Pavilion dv4000 CTO laptop. The on-board device would randomly turn off while in use. So I was more th...
  • Cons: None. It worked very easily. Does not crash my XP Pro laptop. And picks up signal in places the on-board wireless would disconnect.
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Overall 2

Good doorstop.

gus b., Newegg
18 April 2008
  • Summary: Newegg told me that the card wasn't worth returning. For grins, I slapped it in another laptop. Went through the same routine of installing the SW and setting up the card. It hung the other laptop the same way. It is a good door stop.
  • Pros: Got to try out Neweggs "return" policy...lol I emailed Newegg at 11:00 PM CST, they replied within the hour! They have really good communication.... I think I talked to them 3 over about 3 hours... I can not gripe about that.
  • Cons: Card DOA. Emailed newegg, they don't have a service department. I had to go through Netgear. Got a case number. Gave case number to Newegg....newegg credited my account.
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Overall 6

Mixed Results

Duane R., Newegg
4 January 2007
  • Summary: Another confusion point was the instruction sheet to download and install a driver, when in fact the card driver was newer than what was available from their website (left hand vs. right hand). Had to wait sometimes 2 days to get answers from on line tech support.
  • Pros: This card has excellent speed performance when used with the Netgear Rangemax 240 router.
  • Cons: On a Dell Inspiron 9100 notebook it won't reconnect when the PC is shutdown from the Standby mode. The PC has to shutdown from the turn off mode and Netgear tech support can't solve. Also the connect time sequence is MUCH slower than our old B card; up to a minute. Software installation took 2 in...
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Overall 2

Sad... Netgear... Oy...

Anonymous, Newegg
12 August 2006
  • Summary: The only reason I tried the RandMax 240 Router & Card was because the Firmware update for my Double 108 fried the Router so I had to get a new one & Netgear said only the 240 card will get the speed for that router like the reason i bought the 108 usb adapter because of the 108 router!
  • Pros: The only good thing about this product is that it gets the max speed from the RangeMax 240 Router. That's it!
  • Cons: It crashes my Alienware Area-51m 7700 laptop all the time! I can't stay on long enough to enjoy it, instead it locks my PC & freezes it there. So then I have to use my built in card which only connects at 54Mbps because RangeMax 240 Router doesn't give you any higher speeds.
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Overall 10

Very sensitive card

Michael F., Newegg
11 June 2006
  • Summary: I had no problem installing the software at all, which is a little unusual for first version software. Anyone who has problems probably has a built-in WiFi adapter (e.g., Intel Pro/Wireless) installed.
  • Pros: This is the most sensitive WiFi card I have owned (and I have 4 others). At first, the signal strength seemed a little lower than for my D-Link DWL-G650 MIMO card (my next most sensitive card), as measured by the Wireless Zero Configuration meter. But that is deceiving, since the signal strengths...
  • Cons: The software utility, though an improvement on earlier Netgear software, is still not entirely correct. It will not remember some settings, but it is no big deal for me. I like to turn off the high-speed Draft-N modes, to ensure maximum compatibility. This can be better accomplished by going to t...
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Overall 4


Anonymous, Newegg
26 May 2006
  • Summary: you dont need this card to use the 240 router , all my 108 cards work at 240 with the rangmax 240 router
  • Pros: non
  • Cons: horrible, crashed laptop consistently and speeds horrible and drop outs. Drivers are horrible. I can’t use it
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Overall 2

High-Tech ohne Support

23 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Anspruchsvolle Technik, die tolle Leistung bringen soll, wenn sie mal funktioniert. War bei mir leider nicht der Fall, da die Systemeinbindung zu intolerant schien, kam es zu ständigen Systemabstürzen. Der Internet Support schien hilflos zu sein, was mich letzendlich resignierend aufgeben ließ.
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