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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 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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