Summary: You MUST have a Netgear MA401 PCMCIA card for this to work! The intended audience for this product is people who already have a MA401 PCMCIA card (perhaps for their laptop) who also want to swap it into their desktop (and don't mind cracking open their desktop case each time they need to switch it...
Summary: This product works great. The only complaint I have about it is there is no mention anywhere in the documentation on the correct way to insert the PC Card. The PC Card will go in both ways, and I had to experiment to see which way was the right way. Other than that, the card works great.
Summary: Ignore the Microsoft Warning upon installation that it is not compatible with XP. It is compatible with XP. I use it with XP and have no problems - once you get past the Microsoft XP installation warning.
Summary: I spent a lot of time reading the reviews about wireless access points, wireless routers and wireless network cards. I finally decided on the Linksys router and the Netgear MA 301/401 interface card. So, here's the deal.
Summary: Be warned! You may think that wireless LAN is something pretty up to date and that you will be able to use a pretty standard PCI adapter with XP. You can't. The XP compatbility wizard managed to find this card and announce its incompatibility.
Summary: I loved the fact that this card installed without the PCMCIA card even present and worked perfectly when I put the PCMCIA card in. No messing around with installing drivers for this card, then for that card, etc. So overall a slick install and a good piece of work.
Summary: This adapter performs at a level above expectations. The only negative thing I have noticed is that it took more effort than expected to get the PCCard inserted. I had to take the side of the computer case back off to guide the PCCard into the slotof this card.
MA301 works well with MA401 and older WIN95 pentium
Konrad and Sharon Roeder, Amazon
17 November 2001
Summary: I bought an MA301 and MA401 for an older pentium that had no USB port and Win95. It was a quick install. It took me about 20 minutes to open the PC and install the MA301 adapter with the MA401 card.
Summary: This is a decent adapter but could use a little work. Inserting and removing the PC card would be improved if they included some type of guide rails. So take a little care when inserting the card, which you will probably only ever do once.