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NETGEAR WNDA3100-100NAR IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft USB 2.0 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit, 128-bit.

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft
  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • WPA2
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. WNDA3100-100NAR

Model

Brand
NETGEAR
Model
WNDA3100-100NAR

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit, 128-bit.
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Interface
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
Internal Antenna
System Requirements
Desktop or notebook PC with Intel Pentium 300 MHz–compatible processor or higher
Available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 slot
Microsoft Windows Vista or XP

Feature

Features
Delivers consistent wireless connections using Dual Band Wireless-N
Provides enough bandwidth to support music downloads, file sharing and HD multimedia applications
Works with all new Wireless-N Gateways, Routers and Access Points
Backward compatible with older Wireless-G hotspots
Designed for your notebook or desktop PC
Supports Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Kyle D.
  • 12/30/2013 3:01:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It worked okay.
I never had any problems with range or disconnection
It functioned well
It has good bandwidth

Cons: While it does have good bandwidth it is not the best for transferring files over wifi. I don't think I ever got that 300Mbps transfer rates that it advertised but I never really used it that often.

Other Thoughts: I eventually had to replace this because it couldn't handle constant high bandwidth usage. (Playing PC games and streaming to twitch) After about 2 hours it would disconnect on me.

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  • Mr. J.
  • 7/1/2013 5:06:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished?

Pros: They came quickly

Cons: These things are refurbished. I had a hell of a time getting one to keep and hold a signal. Had I known these were refurbished I would have never purchased them. The newegg headline did not say refurbished. Copyed and pasted the header below along with what is on this page.

I am not too happy with this. I understand that mistakes happen but I am still not too happy.

Other Thoughts: the headline on the shopping page

NETGEAR WNDA3100-100NAR IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft USB 2.0 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit, 128-bit --No Refubished notification---


what is on the rating page ***
Refurbished: NETGEAR WNDA3100-100NAR IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft USB 2.0 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit, 128-bit. ---what is on the rating page---

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

We'd like to help if you are still having problems. Please contact our support team at support.netgear.com and they will be happy to help with the signal problems. Also, Newegg is a great company to work with and I'm sure they can help you exchange your refurbished model for a new one if needed.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Christina M.
  • 6/22/2013 6:16:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine but...

Pros: Works great! I really don't have much of any issue with it.

Cons: it may just be my lack of Windows knowledge (I'm a Mac person first and foremost but need a PC for work) but it continues to have a box that pops up wanting me to install the device. The device is installed and works but the box continues to appear and I have to end the box in order to get it to go away.

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  • micheal s.
  • 5/19/2013 7:13:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate excellant way to go newegg

Pros: ok came to let you all no that after going though all the hassle with netgear that newegg has decided out of the goodness of there heart to give me a refund for this item. i have allso decide to just buy a new 1 and not a refurbished one so i will get a cd and teck support by phone for free thank you newegg

Cons: netgear falled in giveing phone support
netgear wanted to charge 39.99 for phone support
netgear falled to clean the software out the was set up fo a different computer before i bought it..
netgear needs to remember without there custermers they will be out of bussiness..
netgear allso for got about custermer satisfaction number 1 rule..

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  • micheal s.
  • 5/17/2013 8:04:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot worth the hassle

Pros: looks good,i run windows 7 and windows enterprise,failed on both windows enterprise crashed to blue screen.

Cons: these where not cleaned out and they are configuered to the last computer they where plug in to..called for teck support told me they could reconfigue it but i have to pay 39.99 for phone service.. recondition items should be new parts as well as the programing inside. and should work when you plug it in.. there is no refund on this item. my mistake for not reading all in details..

Other Thoughts: netgear needs to clean out all older software on refurbished items and reinstall new..and have free phone support for items for at least 30 days...

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Michael,

We are sorry to hear about your issues with the WNDA3100 and support, and we would like to offer our assistance. Please contact us directly at amazon@netgear.com-- provide any case numbers you received from support as well as a copy and paste of your review.

We hope to hear from you soon,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2013 4:05:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance but large

Pros: When I purchased the WNDA3100-100NAR I was looking for a USB 802.11a/b/g/n that would provide high performance with my high performance WiFi router. The WNDA3100 provides the high data rates I was looking for. Also, this unit is dual-band and it plays nicely with my dual-band WiFi router.

Cons: For a USB device that normally plugs directly into the computer it is surprisingly large.

Other Thoughts: Thus far it's large size, when compared to current USB memory keys, hasn't been a problem. It just seems odd to me.

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  • Kevin T.
  • 4/11/2013 2:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: USB

Cons: Drops connection constantly. Took awhile to get drivers as the serial number is blacked out. Netgear wouldn't help -- "a refurbished product is no longer our product". Folks at tech support were super rude; save yourself the hassle and look elsewhere.

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  • Michele M.
  • 3/18/2013 12:55:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwsome for the price

Pros: Awsome download rates. I have this hooked up to a desktop computer located approx 30 feet from a netgear router that doesnt give the best signal. Download of CS:GO through steam peaked at 4.1 MEGABYTES a sec, and sustained at 3.1-3.2 MBps. Thats megabytes not megabits.

Cons: TECH SUPPORT. I wanted to tweak the advanced settings to maximize potential and their tech support is an ousourced oversees headache. My less than year old $90 router (wm3400?) is quickly out of tech warranty forcing me to either rma it or deal with their horrible tech's, which dont speak fluid english and hard to manage. Luckily I troublshot my own problem and got it to a livable solution via myself and the forumns. Just to let you know I wont ever use their tech support again, if I have a problem I can fix, I will RMA it instead of wasting an hour and a half on their tech support just to send it in for an RMA anyways.

Other Thoughts: Great speeds at refurbished prices. A very nice product.

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  • Al S.
  • 2/27/2013 9:14:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks flawlessly w/ Windows 8

Pros: Loads easily from included software or just the driver

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This fits inside the Mini 350 chassis. Performance equal to built-in card on AS-Rock Z77E-ITX motherboard.

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  • Alex W.
  • 10/24/2012 11:57:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCrapped out

Pros: -Does what it says it does... for a while

Cons: -Mine crapped out completely after a year (can still scan, WILL NOT connect at all)

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