Summary: Bought this for my laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 and it works a treat straight out of the box; no messing and no faffing about with drivers. Good solid connection. Replaces a Belkin adapter which dropped the connection repeatedly (although was fine under XP).
Netgear WG511T Super-G Wireless PC Card: They are not just for Laptops. Desktops can connect wireless ...
19 November 2009
Summary: ****** Note: ****** I have done my best to bring you this honest review on these Netgear Wireless PC Cards as I am not that technically inclined really, but I hope you will find the information below useful in some way. I hope I have got everything correct and have placed this review in the right place also.
Pros: Allows connection wirelessly to the Internet for Laptops and Destops.
Summary: Item arrived within two days of ordering. Had tried cheaper PCMCIA cards with lots of problems but this worked straight out of the box. Very easy to install and connects every time @ 108 Mbps. Using on old Dell Inspiron 2500 laptop which only has USB 1.0 so gets round the problem of reduced Mpbs. Using with Netgear DG834GT router. Occasionally drops connection if you leave it for a while but clicking on repair results in normal service.
Summary: Despite accessing the updated drivers online and repeatedly retrying the set up process this network card will not work on my computer with the security on, therefore what use is it? The computer blue screens repeatedly and Netgear do not appear to have made any attepts to fix the known issues with the driver and their support is non-existent.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement to my laptops internal wireless breaking down on me. It isnt really anything amazing, howeverit seems to speed up over time. For the first 15 mins it takes ages for a web page to load, but thereafter, its lighting. That can be an issue for some. So bear that in mind when purchasng this item.
Summary: Does the job, in conjunction with a Netgear DG834G, in a house with stone walls, but only one room distance from router. Easy to install and if necessary to reset. V.Good price when I bought it.