Summary: I owned this product for 2.5 months. It was great for the first two months. Then it began dropping its connection periodically, but would work again as soon as I unplugged and plugged it back in. Then one time, it finally decided not to reconnect. I'm a tech-savvy individual, and it's in as clean and hospitable an environment as any home electronic device could hope for. It's by far the soonest that any tech device I've ever purchased has gone defunct on me.
should have known better. Plus these run hot so could create a ...
Joseph W., Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: Side by side compared to a similar Cisco unit, these connect at 11Mbps while the Cisco unit connects at 104Mbps to the same wireless router. Bought two and both are going to Goodwill tomorrow. Never bought a Netgear product which I kept and used, should have known better. Plus these run hot so could create a fire hazard if you plug them into the back of your computer and do not have good ventilation.
Summary: Did not work. I wasted time installing software according to instructions, but this Netgear product could not be recognized by my computer, perhaps because it operates using the horrible Windows 8. On a more positive note, the company took this useless product back.
Summary: the drivers do not autoload. all instructions kept telling me that i needed to be connected to the internet to make the drivers work. the understood purpose of this product was so that i could get internet to my desktop PC because i don't have a LAN line in that part of the house. customer support for Netgear wanted to charge me $149 to find a fix for their own product.
Summary: Very disappointed in this adapter. I have had it only 7 weeks and it does not work properly now. At first it was just that it would take an extended time to display webpages and email & I thought it was just the provider. However yesterday, after trying to get my email and a webpage to display, it just got hung up.
Summary: Ridiculously slow...unless you happen to place your computer next to the router itself. But then that would defeat the purpose of having a wifi adapter, wouldn't it? I was shocked at how well it worked while I was setting it up with the most recent drivers, but I was but two feet away from the router. I moved my computer into the adjacent (note: ten feet away) room and lo-and-behold the download speed dropped to a staggering 0.37 mbs. I couldn't believe my eyes!
Summary: I have not been able to test this device yet. I have received it but tiger direct sent me a refurbished model instead of the NEW one I bought. Further more TG(tiger direct) will not directly own the mistake and seem to know they are selling a refurbished product. They respond " We are not aware of any advertising errors. I simply wanted the new product that was promised.