Reviews and Problems with Netgear WN311T RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N PCI Adapter
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Benjamin Filbert, Amazon
25 December 2013
Summary: I have my desktop set up a mere 40 feet from the router. My computer will show in the hardware settings that the router is putting out a full 5 bars of signal, but this adapter is only operating at 2 bars AT BEST at any time. Occasionally I will have 4 bars, but only for a short time and never a full 5 like I should have. My last wireless adapter had a fraction of an antenna and did exponentially better than this piece of junk. The antenna is a joke and purely for show.
Summary: The performance is good when it is working but mine has dropped its connection quite often, about twice per day. I have another PC with a DLink DWA 552 Xtreme N Desktop adapter that has much lower network connection drop rate (about 2 per week).
Summary: 3. installed PCI card, connected antenna, 4. booted up machune, 5. and connected to the Internet. Works fine. I don't understand others having problems with it. It's probably the equipment, though . . .
It's great if you like headaches, stomach ulcers, and frustration!
J. Bryant, Amazon
12 December 2009
Summary: Way too many issues with the wn311t. Worked okay for about 2 months on my XP computer. Then the issues started. Spent about 3 days problem solving, checking out online threads ... updating firmware/drivers, etc. All to no avail. My Netgear router is perfect. But this wireless receiver isn't worth all the headaches. I've even had some of my techie friends come over that do the networking for fortune 500 companies and they scratch their heads.
Summary: I installed this after getting pretty poor performance for the USB adapter. This thing can't hold a signal to save it's life. Right next to the PC I have a Dell Laptop with built-in wireless that never loses connection. It also often doesn't even SEE the strongest connection. I replaced this POS with a Linksys USB. It works flawlessly.
Works flawlessly, and boosts signal strength of Range Max Next WL Router excellently.
Jan M. Weber, Amazon
23 April 2008
Summary: What can I say...this fine Wireless-N 802.11 draft specification desktop adapter works exactly as it should and how it was described. Installation took only 20 minutes, with most of the time just making sure my crowded chassis didn't get too stuffed. Just so you know, I am running a Dell XPS 600 3.2 GHz Intel Core2Duo running Windows XP Professional SP2. This item supports Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. I have never been this satisfied with networking hardware in my life.
Summary: I have found so far out of all the networking gear whether wireless or wired, Netgear just makes the best stuff and this PCI adapter is no exception. It was easy to setup. You can use the Netgear network assistant or just use the Window Wireless Utility to setup it up (after you install the driver of course). It works flawlessly. A little signal loss up stairs but to be expected due to the houses construction.