Summary: I just got the adapter and they want me to rate it. I will rate it at a 3 star being an average rating. Unfortunately, I will not be able to rate it later since I won't get this window up again. Therefore, I will not recommend this device because I don't know how long this device will last. That being said, the adapter seems to perform to my satisfaction, today.
Summary: I have owned this product for about a year and a half to two years now. It finally just recently died on me. I used this device solely on my computer and it has lasted me a lot longer than I had previously expected. I lost the clear plastic part that goes over the reset button, LED indicator light, and the USB. This clear piece of plastic was meant to protect the internal USB connections if the black plastic part were to be accidentally hit while it is plugged in.
Summary: Worked great ( 5 starts) for one year then went bad (down rating). Dropping connections and signal light goes on/off on the adapter. The Cisco router from Cox has not been changed. Is the expected life for USB wireless adapter one year? For the price, I expected it to last longer. Maybe I need a built in wireless for longer life.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older Cisco Linksys WUSB100 Rangemax that was only good for an 802.11b/g connection. I'm not utilizing the 802.11n yet, this was in anticipation of a new gateway. It was easy to install but I couldn't utilize the mount with the plastic cap and Velcro pieces because those were not included (although it stated in the item description that it was).
Summary: I'm sick of Windows so I've switched to Linux. Too bad this wireless adapter has zero drivers for Linux. It works just fine in Windows and does maintain a better connection and throughput than the single band WiFi adapter I replaced with it. I just wish the manufacturer didn't have their head in sand by assuming the only OS in the world is Windows. I'll never buy this brand again.
Summary: The product stated that it was easily integrated into a home network to eliminate dead spots. That may be true, but since the device failed to link with my WIFI router after repeated attempts, I am returning the product to Amazon.
Crashes when in skype video call, otherwise works perfectly
Schuyler Rosefield, Amazon
11 May 2014
Summary: I am running Windows 7 and when in a skype video call the wifi adapter completely crashes. In the Windows event viewer it reports "Error 11, Disk: The driver detected a controller error on \device\Harddisk4\DR4" and the adapter only starts working again upon restarting the computer. Unplugging it does not work and it is not possible to disable/enable from the network controls, you cannot restart/stop the Netgear WNDA3100 service, and attempting to do anything with the...
Excerpt: Had to buy this in order to use our new router with my laptop. It seems to get the job done, however it uses up one of the two ports, my other port is used for a laptop fan, so if I have anything that needs one of the ports I either have to be without internet or have my laptop over heat.
Excerpt: When I first plugged this in, and let me say the set up was extremely easy so that's a major plus, but my signal was moderate at best. Because I'm picking up wifi from my neighbor up the hill, I have to sit by my window closest to their house. I've since gotten a longer USB cord and ran the adapter out the window and hooked it as far up my outside wall as I can reach. I now have 4 bars and great reception (although I still have to sit in this same spot by the window).
Summary: I would not recommend a Netgear router or receiver. I have had 3 Netgear routers and two receivers (all different models) and I have had many problems with the software. When calibrated for the best results, I seem to disconnect from WiFi about twice a month. Had some problems making an older computer work with this receiver. Verdict: I wouldn't recommend Netgear's WNDA3100v2 but I don't have enough experience with other companies to recommend them.