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NETGEAR WNDA3100-100NAS N600 Wireless Dual Band Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft USB 2.0 300+300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • N600 300Mbps + 300Mbps
  • Dual Band USB Adapter
  • Push 'N' Connect Secured Connection
  • Improves Wireless Range
  • Easy Smart Wizard Setup
  • Window 8 compatible

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2015 1:38:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage drivers

Pros: None

Cons: Driver software does not work for me on windows 7 64-bit, no matter the version. It crashes after 2 seconds. This seems to be a widespread issue.

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  • Michael W.
  • 7/15/2015 8:52:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDecent device, terrible software

Pros: Works well when it works.
Decent speed, though not close to 300Mbps.

Cons: Doesn't work very often.
Worthless software.
No support from Netgear.

Other Thoughts: It was fine at first, but after a while I started experiencing the same network connection drops as everybody else. Unplugging it and plugging it back in allows it to reconnect, but only for a few minutes-a few hours. Was using the latest available drivers from Netgear's website, uninstalling and reinstalling was no help. Weirdly, shortly after I gave up on it, my roommate's network card fried, so I gave him this as an emergency replacement, and it worked flawlessly on his computer for about 2 months, but then started having the same problem. So the physical device itself seems to be ok, there's just something in the software that makes it extremely unstable, and once it decides to stop working even uninstalling leaves something in the registry or system files that prevents it from ever working properly again on that computer. Have emailed Netgear repeatedly even using an email address supplied by them in response to a negative review I left on another website, but they don't bother replying. Obviously because they're aware of the issue (how could they not be given reviews here and elsewhere?) but have no clue how to fix it or just don't care to.

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  • Kyle H.
  • 7/14/2015 2:25:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage product, even worse customer service

Pros: Decent speed, when it does decide to work

Cons: Unreliable connection
Terrible customer service

Other Thoughts: Stops working every few days. Even the installer fails to work sometimes, making reinstalling the software a hassle.

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  • John K.
  • 6/28/2015 5:13:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work as adverri

Pros: Sometimes works as advertised.

Cons: Keeps dropping the signal. I have owned this for about 2 months and now it drops the signal 4-5 times a day. This isn't something that can be fixed with RMA if you read the other reviews. It is a faulty product.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello John K,

We want to fix the dropped signals you are experiencing with your WNDA3100 right away. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com with the serial number of your unit and a copy and paste of your review. If you need anything else please feel free to use out forums.
forum1.netgear.com

Our apologies,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Jediah N.
  • 6/27/2015 8:10:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsHelp with Wireless Adapter Problems

Pros: Wireless Adapter worked great for a few months internet connection was solid and dependable. I had some problems with it but below I will describe how I solved it.

Cons: started to experience a lot of problems with the adapter that other people had like connection dropping every 5-10 minutes and having to unplug and plug the USB adapter back in order to get it connect again. This has been happening everyday for a few weeks now. In the Other Thoughts section I will go over how to fix the connection issue

Other Thoughts: Below are a few things that may fix your problem. This will be long and detailed so bear with me

1.Make sure that the software that comes with this adapter is updated. Open the software and click Other, and then click Check for software updates

2.Make sure the DRIVER for the ADAPTER ITSELF is UPDATED. You can do this in a few ways but I find it easiest to do this. Go into control panel<search for device manager<open device manager<look for network adapter<click the arrow to expand the different devices<click on NETGEAR WNDA3100<a window will open up<click on driver tab toward the top<click update driver. Windows will now search online for a driver so make sure you are connected to the internet when doing this.

3. Next you need to make sure that the DRIVERS for the USB ports on your MOTHERBOARD are all updated. You need to go to the manufacturers website of your motherboard to get the latest USB drivers. For instance my motherboard was made by Gigabyte so I had to go to their website and download the latest USB drivers. Usually they have utility software that you can download that will update everything including the USB drivers.

5. Next you need to check the power management on your computer. Go back into device manager and find the NETGEAR WNDA3100 adapter. Follow the same instructions as in Step 2. This time instead of going to driver tab go to Power Management tab. UNCHECK the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

6. If all else fails either your Adapter is really broken. The router is not working properly. Or you should try and see if you can connect your computer using an Ethernet cable as those are very reliable and faster compared to Wi-Fi. Again sorry for this being so long but I hope this helps someone

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jediah,

We apologize that your WNDA3100 has stopped working after a few months and want to get everything working like it should. Please email our experts at newegg@netgear.com with a copy and paste of your review and the serial number if your unit.

We thank you for the honest review.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • James P.
  • 3/5/2015 8:29:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPass on this one

Pros: Win 8.1 compatible. Portable.

Cons: Slow as molasses in January. How they think it gets 300Mbps is beyond me. I've never seen it go beyond 56Mbps and it typically sits in the 5-13Mbps range. Like others have said it disconnects often. It's doing it as I'm typing here (at 5.5Mbps). If it's having a good day, it'll stay connected and have reasonable (but not full) speeds. But, even still, if you reset the computer or it goes to sleep while it's plugged in, when the computer comes back up, your Internet will be disconnected. You have to unplug it and replace it to get it to work again. Even troubleshooting through Windows will not fix it. And yes, I have downloaded the latest software update.

Other Thoughts: Netgear really dropped the ball on this one. I didn't buy it through Newegg because I needed something the same day and this was the only NIC the store had that was Win 8 compatible (which also garners a "wha?"). The button on the side does absolutely zero unless you have the matching router and it doesn't seem to do much good with that from the other reviews I've read. The Netgear Genie is now telling me I am once again connected to the Internet...Joy.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey J Price,

We are very sorry that after troubleshooting for some time you are still having trouble. Please email us at newegg@netgear.com with your serial number and a copy and paste of your review.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your review.

Regards,

NETGEAR team

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2015 11:32:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointing 2.4GHz performance - Drops connections

Pros: N300+N300 on 2.4GHz and 5GHz. USB port/ReadyShare. 4ea GB LAN ports. GB WAN port.

Cons: I've had this router for about 3 years and it has never worked well. It always drops the 2.4GHz connections and will not reconnect. The 5GHz connections work OK if you are close (20-30ft in near line of sight). This router does not work at all if used as the Gateway router (between the cable modem and a 2nd wireless router). If used as the Gateway, then ALL connections will drop after a day or two. Resetting, reflashing, etc. will not help. I have moved this router out of the gateway position and replaced it with a $20 TrendNet. I also used an AirLink101 router as gateways and never had the disconnect issues. I only use this router for 5GHz streaming. Connecting a USB flash drive to stream video over 5GHz works well.

I've had this router since v1.0.0.25 and upgraded thru every release and to the final v1.0.0.48 and unfortunately continued to have 2.4GHz connection drops and could not use the gateway. Don't use this Wireless AP for 2.4GHz - You'll be disappointed.

Only half a router.

Other Thoughts: In need of a reliable brand. I've received more bang for the buck, reliability and more satisfaction from cheap, no-name brands.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey tf,

The next time you notice anything wrong with any of our products please remember that you can email us for assistance. The standard NETGEAR warranty is as follows:

1 year hardware warranty
90 days phone support
Email support is valid for warranty support period

You can email us to see if there are any options-- we apologize for any frustrations.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • MARTHA D.
  • 1/23/2015 4:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked like a charm while it lasted.

Cons: I am very disappointed with this product. It only lasted 2 months and i decided to check the reviews for this item only to find out it is normal for this device to completely stop working after 2 months.

Other Thoughts: The Netgear WNDA3100 n600 claims to be connected into the internet but my pc barely load simple webpages like newegg. All i see is a blinking amber light on my Netgear N600.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2015 2:15:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: What pros? I couldn't get it to work.

Cons: I would give it 0 stars if I could. I restarted the router, restarted my computer, pushed N connected over a dozen times and tried multiple times to connect to the router using the security code but I could not get this thing to work. I called Tech support and the only help that I got was to tell me that I put the security code in wrong. Definitely returning. This is perhaps one of my worse tech gear purchases ever.

Other Thoughts: May not bother to try Netgear products again.

Manufacturer Response:

We are very sorry that support was unable to help you. We want to investigate your case and also give you the advanced help you need. Please email us with the case number and a copy and paste of your review at newegg@netgear.com.

We look forward to hearing from you to get your WNDA3100 working like it should.

Regards,

NETGEAR team

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  • Cory H.
  • 12/23/2014 11:36:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: When it worked it had great signal strength and speed and was pretty stable.

Cons: I've had it for just under six months and now it will sporadically drop connection. Any attempt to reconnect is useless because it will not detect any wireless networks unless you restart the PC.

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