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Netgear-wn311b.456192
7.2 out of 10

Netgear WN311B

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WN311B

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Overall 8
8.0

it works

Daniel O., Newegg
5 September 2013
  • Pros: it works gets alot of wifi signal at 80+ yards it is still getiing one bar Really good for the XX$ spent on it
  • Cons: short cord could be longer
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Overall 6
6.0

Wonky card to use if you have x64 OS

John G., Newegg
8 August 2013
  • Summary: I understand that you are waiting for a WN311B driver that would work on a Windows 7 (64Bit) operating system.
  • Pros: Was looking at this card, though it would be nice as a AP home brew router or for a longer range wifi connection. It will work on linux though you will not get support from netgear to do it. Most versions of linux made within the last year or two should have support built in to the core or you can go directly to broadcom and find a driver.
  • Cons: It is pretty well documented that this card's native drivers do not work with a 64 bit os unless you jump through some hoops. Below is a message from Netgear on the subject.
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Overall 4
4.0

WN311B

Gary B., Newegg
16 June 2013
  • Pros: Has a nice antenna.
  • Cons: Manufacture date of 12/1/2011. Called Netgear tech support and was initially told these were old and out of warranty so... no installation assistance and no updated drivers. Drivers were from 2010. Submitted receipt to prove they owed me some tech support. Then after 2 hours of attempted support found out the card max speed is 150 mbps on Windows 7 with an N Router. Mine got 130 mbps which is why I called for support to see why I wasn't getting 300 mbps. Long story sh...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not compatible with RangeMax

BARRY F., Newegg
10 December 2012
  • Pros: The external antenna and cable length (about 4.7') allowed me to position the antenna to improve reception.
  • Cons: The product brochure indicates it is compatible with both RangeMax and the newer generation RangeMax NEXT. The (older) RangeMax router and adapters I am using provide 108.0Mbps. The new WN311B does not, although the brochure clearly states that it provides "Advanced MIMO technology - for speed and range"for both RangeMax and RangeMax NEXT. This adapter, the WN311B, only provides half that speed. Netgear support personnel stated the WN311B is not capable of 108.0Mbps s...
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10

Good all-around card

dimension12, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: This card works great. I have seen many reviews on this site and others saying that this card does not work with Win 7 64-bit.
  • Pros: Installation, setup
  • Cons: not free
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Looked promising, might work for some people

ShachihokoTM, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this when we decided (after the death of our Wireless-G range extender) to switch the house's router up to Wireless-N mode.
  • Pros: Fairly straightforward installation, good-looking design, relatively feature-rich software
  • Cons: Proved unreliable, at least with the house's construction and arrangement
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 8
8.0

It works well at longer distances.

smaa, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: I would like to see instructions on not only how to connect the base PC but detailed instructions on how to connect laptops and other towers to a home...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Major install problems with Windows 7 x64

AZHiker, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: I have used numerous wifi adaptors, I have used NetGear adaptors in the past and they worked really well.
  • Pros: that I was able to return it
  • Cons: that i wasted so much time and energy on trying to install this adaptor
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Overall 10
10

Great Product.

Snugharbor14, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Works as advertised. Has great speed, nice being able to move our PC around .
  • Pros: Speed!
  • Cons: NA
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Did not work

zombiefreak, Bestbuy
10 September 2012
  • Summary: On the box it says it's comaptible with Win. 7, but it didn't specify that it only works with the 32-bit version, and I have the 64-bit.
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