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6.4 out of 10

Netgear WG511T

Netgear WG511T Netgear WG511T is a Super-G Wireless PC card. Read more

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Overall 10
10

Works exelent when use a Linux OS

JAS, Amazon
7 November 2011
  • Summary: Works exelent, I use a DEll D600 with Ubuntu 11.04 and a DELL 8000 with Xubuntu 11.04 too and work, fast, perfect, exelent in both!
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad deal

Pika "Pika", Amazon
28 May 2008
  • Summary: I am not a computer wiz and that could be the reason why I can't get it to work. I tried installing this on my gateway laptop that is running Windows Vista Basic. The laptop does not seem to read the wireless card, Even with the most updated drivers it does not do a plug-and-play read of the device. When I installed this on an older laptop running Windows XP, it started working great.
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Overall 10
10

Works excellent in Debian Linux box

ohmysohopeless, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: My use of the card has been limited to wireless connections at places like Starbucks and airports, which is regular 802.1b at 54 Mbps, I believe. Within the limited use, my experience with the card has been only pleasing. Although I use the card with Debian Linux, the installation was as easy as it gets thanks to MADWiFi (see [...] A bit of kernel configuration (enabling standard kernel options for wireless, pcmcia, etc.
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Overall 4
4.0

Crash and Burn

Bill Stockstill ""Bill"", Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: I put this card in my wife's Dell Inspiron 4000 Laptop. It replaced a NetGear 802.11b card. Worked great! Then the Blue Screens of Death started. I have tried different combos of using Window's XP to control the card (against recommendations but is more stable) and using different versions of the software for both the card and NetGear's controlling software to no avail.
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Overall 10
10

works with suse linux

Alan K. Maxwell, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: i am running suse 9.3 on an older sony desktop that has a pcmcia slot. i was using an older 802.11b card but wanted to upgrade to WPA-PSK so started looking for a G card that would work with suse. searching the internet i found that cards with the atheros chipset are supported without use of third party "wrappers" and windows drivers. i inserted the card and went to YaST configuration and the card was recognized!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great so far, but...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: I purchased this product for a Dell Inspiron 8000 (Windows 2000, Pentium III 900) in March 2005, and so far (July) I had no problems, except the fact that the card heats up quite rapidly, so that the fan keeps working almost all the time while I am online. Installation was quick and easy, and the laptop immediately recognizes the card once I plug it in. Overall I am quite satisfied with the product, and the price looks all right too. (...
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Overall 2
2.0

customer service in hell

AmazonShopping, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: I bought this card and the matching netgear router at the same time. I had throughput problem which was resolved after searching internet. However, the connection keeps dropping randomly, no matter what I did. I exchanged a few emails with their support. No help there, then they asked me to call so that we could try a few things together. I called this evening. After long wait and answering questions like serial number/model number/etc.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never buying from Netgear again

Eric Oliver, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: Bought this card and it worked fine for a couple months. Then it started dropping the connection an average of every couple of minutes. I tried every fix I could find on the internet and nothing. So I tried their email support -- they gave me a bunch of standard cut-and-paste responses until they finally said they were upgrading it to a tier 2 technician, whereupon they quit talking to me (I've yet to hear back from them, despite repeated emails).
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Overall 10
10

Great 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card

John Wesley Hester, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: My entire wireless network is now made up of Netgear components and this card works great just like the rest of them. The main feature I like about the card is its ability to operate at 108 Mbps with my WGT634U router (in 108 Auto mode) while still allowing my other notebooks to operate at their 54 Mbps maximum. The supplied software is just as great as the version that came with my Netgear WAG511 card. So setup and security was a snap.
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Overall 10
10

Success With Older Dell and Win98 SE

Shop Till You Drop, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: I bought this card for an older Dell Inspiron 7000 running Win98 SE. If you buy this card, I recommend that you first go to the [...] website, click on the support tab, choose Downloads, highlight the WG511T Adapter and download the latest firmware driver revision, ver 3.9. When you unzip it, it has the driver file, the user guide and the install guide. Read the Install Guide before you do anything. Don't bother with the bundled CD-ROM.
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