The WG is a simple and secure way to share a broadband Internet connection. I’d take this thing back to the store and get a different model, but the store has a policy against returning opened hardware for anything but a 1 to 1 replacement. It must be my room. Another utility trait that we particularly like is the Network tab. That’s 4 hard freezes in 5 days of ownership. In our Labs’ long-range throughput tests, the WG earned a less remarkable 6. CNET may get a commission from these offers.

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It must be my room. I’d buy another one if I needed it. Regrettably, I didn’t read the reviews beforehand. Clicking the tab automatically triggers the utility to list the vital signs of each network in the area, including SSID, channel, MAC address, security capabilities, and signal strength on netgrar percentage scale of 0 to Have had no problems since installation. For example, we created and saved different configuration profiles for our home and office networks, associating the correct security settings with the corresponding network name, or SSID.

The Asus Blue Cave smart router is the whole package with style, speed, security and all My PC isn’t the issue here, as netgeae has never crashed or frozen in 4 years. If I could I would give it 2 stars at best. The best Black Friday deals of If you don’t want the device dangling around, Netgear bundles a plastic cradle for the WG that you can stick on wh111 wall, desk, or elsewhere with the included Velcro tape.


I had to uninstall and reinstall the drivers in order to get XP to recognize the adapter again. Buffalo wireless USB adapter And so I was never able to launch this product to the point where I could even attempt an Internet connection.

When I would 1 log in to one profile, 2 install the drivers, 3 use the adapter with the XP connection utility, 4 log out, 5 log in as another user, 6 log out the second user, and 7 use the adapter with Windows XP connection utility, then 8 XP would no longer recognize the adapter when I unplugged it and plugged it back in on either profile.

All told, the Netgear WG wg1111 one of the most simple and secure ways to add fast wireless access to your system. I gave in and used the Netgear connection utility.

Another utility trait that we particularly like is the Network tab. Profiles save you the hassle of having to type in encryption keys in order to connect to a secure network. Further, I had some issues with the v2 model and using different profiles on XP using the Netegar connection wizard.

Best Wireless Routers for See All. The WG is a simple and secure way to share a broadband Internet connection. The WG ships with a lengthy three-year warranty that includes toll-free telephone support available around the clock seven days a week.

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I was optimistic that this wireless adapter would work my well-patched and reliable Windows XP Pro desktop, and so I bought it to connect with my new Verizon FiOS router. The Synology RTac might be the best thing that’s ever happened to home networking After following the WG’s clear installation guide, we had the device nwtgear and plugged into our laptop’s USB port in a couple of minutes.

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I have a friend with similar issues and an even better computer. Looking for a Wi-Fi router that has it all? Not only does this save you the pain of reaching behind your computer each time you want to connect and disconnect the device, it also lets you adjust the adapter’s position to achieve optimal signal strength. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we netgeat you to read. However, the site also offers a fairly unusual and definitely helpful user forum.

The WG is Standard Did not work on Windows XP J. I say most of the time because at least once a day it’ll drop the wireless connection for a few seconds.

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Windows XP users should also tread carefully. We then used Netgear’s intuitive wireless utility to take advantage of the adapter’s features. Unfortunately, Amazon does not let me edit my rating.