Pros: Great card. I picked it up as I moved away from a laptop and built a PC. It worked wonderfully and the chip was compatible with Wireless Security Auditing. Removable antenna allows for after market upgrades to improve over the basic one, I personally went with a high gain directional antenna and never had an issue with distance or barriers, even for an AP on the other side of an apartment complex. Highly recommended.
Cons: After moving the PC between towns after a long ownership I guess I must have smacked it more than its fair share. The antenna socket ended up becoming detached a bit from the board and had to be re-secured. It worked great afterwards but I'll be upgrading away from this old card anyways and keep this in standby. Don't roughly abuse the tiny antenna port and I'm sure it will last much longer. (For reference I pack the PC and move twice a week. It was bound to take a be...
I'm rating company performance and integrity, not the product!
Wendy Sue "MysMT", Amazon
27 May 2010
Summary: When I received this product and my son went to install it, it turned out, unfortunately, to be defective. This happens occasionally to every company, online or not. I was devastated because I needed it badly for my job. But the wonderful part is the rapid response of the company! I am very grateful to them. This is a company of integrity. I would use them again.
Summary: I've had this netgear PCI adapter for at least two years and never had a problem with it. I had one before this that had to be booted about every 4 hours. I won't say which one I had but it started with an "L".
Pros: I have the Netgear WGT624 router, which allows this card to really sing at 108 Mbps. Quick connect time, rare signal drops, and good response in streaming media. This profile and doesn't take much space at all in the case.
Cons: The bundled software doesn't allow you to get a hold of JUST the driver for this card. I searched high and low, and resorted to disabling the proprietary software, which is garbage, and let Windows XP wireless zero do the work.
Summary: One would think same vendor peripheralls would be superior especially when the vendors states which one to use with a brother part. No brainer right? Wrong. NICs just are worth "any money".
Pros: If you are connecting within 25 ft and on same floor with either direct open space or only 1 paper wall in between the router and the NIC, then maybe but that really defeats the whole purpose of a "good" wireless. Might as well string cable. That is a very remote maybe by the way.
Cons: Wireless NIC should be good for over 25+ feet and at least 2 floor levels. this one fails and so does its Netgear brothers. Do not waste your time with Netgear NICs thinking that the anticipated same vendor compatibility would provide superior performance. No go, nada, zero, ziltch and the list goes on. Troubleshooting, troubleshooting, troubleshooting only to get mediocre results is just not acceptable for your hard earned dollars.
Summary: I recently switched from my old Linksys 102.11b to a Netgear WPN824v3. Since I got the new router I've had it in auto 108.0 Mbps mode and really notice a difference in speed. Large file download are now appx 2-3 times faster with same ISP (to give an estimate).
Pros: I've had this adapter over a year now and I seem to get very good speeds. I didn't have an problems setting it up. Always in 108Mbps mode with Netgear router.
Cons: I sometimes have to repair my connection but this is usually only on boot up. The router interface through the browser is fairly slow navigation.
Summary: So, this thing sucks to install. Instructions are vague or sometimes inaccurate or, if you choose not to use the Netgear wireless utility, utterly lacking in any information whatsoever. Once you get it installed it's a great piece of hardware and it hasn't given me any problems at all. I feel, though, that if I were to buy another card I wouldn't buy Netgear again.
Pros: Once you get it installed, works like a charm: no dropped connections, good reception.
Cons: Of course, that's once you get it installed. This product is a pain to install. The instructions are overly vague. If you choose to use the Windows wireless configuration utility rather than the Netgear one (and honestly, one is no better than the other) the instructions give you absolutely no...instruction...on what to do. You're totally on your own. Uninstalling the card is a pain, because the program's uninstaller doesn't completely remove the program, so if you ev...
Summary: The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the ordering mess. I bought this originally from amazon.com and then they tried to ship it, but it was returned to the seller for some reason. So when I tried to re-order it the adapter wasn't available from amazon.com anymore, and so re-ordering it at the same price I originally ordered it for was a mess! But it works great! I have a NETGEAR router, and this works great with it! No hiccups or anything!