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NETGEAR A6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300 Mbps / 867 Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • Wireless AC 1200 300 Mbps + 867 Mbps
  • Adjustable Antenna Positioning
  • Push 'N' Connect- Secure Wi-Fi
  • 3 x Faster the 802.11n
  • Great for HD streaming
  • NETGEAR Genie Support
  • Window 8 compatible

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3 out of 5 eggsGood Performance with Latest Drivers on Windows 7 - Not for Windows 10

Pros: Update to review below. After a few weeks I started having driver issues under Windows 10 again. The device would stop working. I ended up replacing the WiFi with my old adapter. I pulled this out of the box again about a week ago and am using it on a Windows 7 box. No problems so far on Windows 7 but I would not recommend this for Windows 10 because of the driver problems. It appears Netgear has not release an updated driver since 2014 so more than likely they will not fix the problem that everyone is having with Windows 10. Dropped this down to 3 eggs since I do not feel it warrants a higher rating when it is essentially not compatible with Windows 10.
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First Review

First of all, let me start with saying I took 1 egg off because of issues with driver. Once I worked that out, I ended up with a really decent wireless USB adapter. With the latest driver, my wireless signal went from 3 bars to 5 bars. My wireless speeds transferring from computer (Ethernet) to the computer with Netgear A6200 is much faster than my old dual band adapter now that I have functioning drivers.

NOTE: Download the latest driver that is for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 before installing adapter. If you use the drivers off the CD, you will have a hard time getting this adapter to function under Windows 10.

Once I installed the driver from Netgear downloads, the adapter problems were solved and it works flawlessly. My range is good and no problems with streaming for transferring files.

When you download the latest driver from Netgear - make sure you get the driver for Windows 8.1/Windows 10. I completely removed the driver and uninstalled the Netgear software, removed the adapter, and rebooted. I then unzipped the new driver, ran the full install and plugged in that adapter. What a difference. Paired up with a Netgear Nighthawk, this adapter really performed well. With both the router and adapter using beamforming technology, had no problems with a strong signal and speed. When transferring files from another computer hooked through Ethernet, the speed was about the same as moving files to my USB hard drive. After the driver update, I was also able to seamlessly stream HD to the television.

Just for information, I was able to connect to a TP_Link dual band after driver update and performance and range are better than with the other dual band USB adapters I have.

Cons: Driver headaches. The driver on the CD has some minor issues on Windows 8.1 and don't even attempt to use it with Windows 10. Hopefully Netgear will start shipping with the new driver as the driver on the CD makes this product look bad - which it isn't.

Before the driver update, I tested in Windows 8.1 with the drivers on the CD. I get decent wireless speeds and fair range but nothing to brag about or justify the cost. Streaming multimedia to HDTV resulted in choppy performance. The video would skip or hang completely while streaming. The adapter would disconnect and show up as Disabled about every hour. No amount of enabling device would correct problem or connect to router. I would have to unplug the adapter and then plug it back in the USB port. Disconnects happened frequently under Windows 10. Under Windows 8.1, the adapter worked but was slow and range was questionable.

Other Thoughts: I played around with this for a week on Windows 8.1 and was not thrilled. When I installed it on my Windows 10 box, I had nothing but problems but these problems ended up making me search for a solution. I am glad I did. I was ready to box this up and throw it on the shelf but now I am happy to say, it has replaced my other dual band adapter.

A lot of reviews on here show folks were having the same problems as I was. Before you give up, try the new drivers. Just make sure you completely uninstall the old driver and software. Even after I did the uninstall, I had to go into Device Manager, choose 'Show Hidden Devices' and then remove the A6200 a second time. Some remnants of the drivers were still in the registry and showing hidden devices and then uninstalling completely removed the old driver. Netgear also has a Beta driver that is new but I have not tried it. I have the adapter working well but curiosity has got the best of me so now I will try the Beta driver after I finish this review.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2016 3:46:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Linux driver support, No win10 support

Pros: Might work well with your windows 7 or 8 systems but from everything I've heard that can be hit or miss as well.

Cons: As Mentioned in title it seems that Netgear has just given up trying to support this product. Win 10 support is poor at best and has no released drivers at all for linux so if you have either OS stay FAR away as possible from this adapter!

Other Thoughts: Netgear is usually a pretty solid product with good driver support. I wonder why they dropped the ball so hard on this one.

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  • Donovon L.
  • 1/1/2016 8:06:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGet what you pay for...

Pros: - Easy to set up
- Decent range
- Good throughput

Cons: - Loses connection often
- Awkward design

Other Thoughts: We have 2 systems side-by-side running Windows 10. This adapter loses connection to the network frequently and sometimes can't be found on Windows without reconnecting. Alternatively, the other PC's adapter (ASUS) works flawlessly - never drops connection and always syncs on boot.

We've switched these adapters between PCs and the problem with this Netgear A6200 still remains. This is (a) an INFERIOR product or (b) is POORLY compatible with Windows 10.

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3 out of 5 eggsJust Okay...

Pros: .Worked straight away out of the box with basic stand-alone drivers.
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.Kind of futuristic/techie looking.
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.In a USB 3.0 port it downloads at 3 Mega Bytes per second all day long (30Mb/s).
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.No packet loss or disconnecting or restarting/unplugging EVER. Nice.
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Cons: .Needs a hard adapter to space away from motherboard when plugged into the back of computer because the shape is impossible to use when many things are plugged into the computer like mine is (INWIN Dragon Rider full tower). And when plugging into the front of the computer my plugs are on top in the front and eats up the space of 2 USB ports, both of which are my 3.0 USB ports. It works well on my Cooler Master N400 series when plugged into the front however.
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The included software is nothing more than a waste of time (installation) and hard drive space. It's useless. Just install the stand-alone driver and use windows wireless manager and you'll be fine.
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Other Thoughts: .Works better than my TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Dual Band Wireless N600 PCI-e card within 20 feet of the router. However after 25 feet wireless bars drop off quickly. But never had any packet loss whatsoever.
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.I think it would be cool (but useless) if the black part slid out from the grey part.
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.Would be great if it had the current 90 degree bed PLUS a swivel to make it easier to use on the back of computers.
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.Tried and tested true for nearly 2 months and I can honestly say this is well made and very reliable. I waited so long to review because I REALLY like to hammer on my review products before I just throw up some half baked review that isn't quite true later on if it fails or whatever. But this adapter really holds up well. I noticed there is a newer version out now, and has probably outdone this version.
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.I noticed there is new software drivers out for it. "Improved wireless coverage and throughput in XP/Vista/Win7/Win8. (Add Beamforming)" which I just found because I a putting the adapter into another machine. So I will probably really kick it up now. Cool.
the original price-point is WAY too much. However the new $25 price is about what it should be.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2015 1:41:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggswas good

Pros: 5ghz connectivity with other better routers make it very fast download and upload, it's still reliable in distance for connectivity

Cons: doesn't support windows 10, connection drop out way to frequent. damages registry for automatic connection of you try to download their windows 10 driver. along with overheating (I fixed it by putting it on top of my computer where it blew cold air)

Other Thoughts: overall if u windows 8 or lower it's worth it if u can get the cooling. if you have windows 10 it's not worth at all

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  • Barbaro M.
  • 12/4/2015 8:49:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: Works fine, very fast, dual band.

Cons: None

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  • james t.
  • 12/4/2015 12:46:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks well - fast delivery

Pros: hooked up to my ac router without issue
throughput is definitely better than old "N" 150 I was using
no need to reset unit thus far.
$20 with free shipping made this a deal worth considering

Cons: none!

Other Thoughts: friggin' fast delivery!!!! at my doorstep in less than 48 hours .... well done Newegg!!!

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  • Larry A.
  • 12/3/2015 12:24:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill not wake

Pros: I have a A6200 USB 3 unit that works great. There are no pros to these USB 2 units other than I got it cheap.

Cons: Hard to keep connected. Will not wake if computer sleeps. They claim up to 900 Mbs. How could this be possible on a USB 2 bus that max speed is 480 mbs.

Other Thoughts: Netgear's USB 3 A6200 product works great. They should either fix this USB 2 version or discontinue it and send everyone that bought one a USB 3 version.

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  • James J.
  • 12/3/2015 11:51:13 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFull access to my Fios Internet

Pros: I get full access to my 30 mbps internet. Anywhere from x4-8 times faster than my netgear n300. My family streams everything, and when everyone is streaming i get anywhere from 8mbps - 10mbps. When no1 is streaming I get around 20+ mbps. The range is excellent, it never dips below 4/5 bars - compared my the n300 it would dip down to 2/5 bars.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I use windows 7 so easy install.

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4 out of 5 eggsIt’s Alright

Pros: This WiFi adapter is relatively sleek looking, and successfully connected my computer to wireless networks.

The card does require that you install the drivers for it, Windows did not have appropriate drivers out of the box, but once the drivers are installed it works as expected. This really is no big deal, a lot of devices require drivers.

Throughput and connection reliability was decent, on par with other USB wireless adapters I’ve used in the past.

Cons: No reliable rock solid way to get this device working on Linux, which was a disappointment for me since Linux is the operating system I primarily use.

Performance was not impressive, but I don’t have an 802.11ac capable network set up so in that way I wasn’t able to fully benchmark its capabilities. WiFi isn’t a perfect technology to begin with. USB adapters have a tendency to be weaker than other form factors since they have to squeeze the hardware into a smaller space.

Other Thoughts: For a desktop computer (I assume this is what most people are using this for, since almost all laptops these days have integrated WiFi) I would just go with a PCI card over this. There are many PCI wireless adapters that are lower priced than this unit and would work better.

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