• NETGEAR WN111 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter
  • NETGEAR WN111 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter
NETGEAR WN111 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter
NETGEAR WN111 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter

NETGEAR WN111 Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter

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£54.00
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£90.00
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  • Product Type - Adapter
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Wireless Speeds
  • -- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps, System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 SP4

Customer Reviews

DO NOT BUY. Cheap, but not worth the wasted time trying to get the thing to work with Windows 7+. Unless they're selling this thing for <$5, you might want to keep looking.To save you a couple hours of trouble; you need to get the drivers version 3.1 with an update for Windows 7. It's not easy to find, don't just take the first package Netgear's website offers you. Check the release notes - there should be something about a bug that made the device 'freeze up'. Make sure that if you've installed it before you uninstall it before installing the newer drivers.If that doesn't work there are tons of forum posts of people trying to get this thing to work.Two big stars off for Netgear and Windows not supporting "end of life cycle" devices. It's a ____ing USB WIFI adapter, one of the most common things ever. Should be totally plug-n-play.UPDATE - Two months on - Even after updating the drivers, it still constantly disconnects and needs to be power cycled, disabled/enabled, apparently there is no fix for this so UNLESS YOU LOVE FRUSTRATION DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP. 1Not exactly Plug N PLay but still worth it I got this because I have a 10+ old EMachine that's been sitting in my closet. I decided I wanted to drag it out to let my 4 yr & 5 yr olds use for educational video games etc.- Not exactly Plun N Play -- but I don't think that's the adpater's issue -- the older computer doesn't have wireless built in. It's running on XP. I Think the OS and the CD Rom are glitchy. The CD rom didn't recognize the installation disc. I had to burn the disc onto a flash drive from a different (newer) computer in order to get the older PC to recognise that I had software to process. Then when I attempted to use the press n play locator on my current (major DSL provider stock router) it didn't finish the locating process in time so I had to manually enter my passcode to get internet access.Overall, the item itself is functional. The problems I had were probably isolated to my individual old PC that I wanted to use with it. After I made it through my own obstacle I was able to get it to link to my generic wireless router, I didn't need a matching name brand router as I have needed in the past with other equipment. 4It works great. It is hard to find an adapter of this capacity at this price with an known name brand. I am a Linksys and D-link guy for networking devices but none of them had the usb receiver N 300 features for less than 10 dollars. I bought it for a Win7 64 PC that I do not use much to connect to the internet. Yet, it worked flawlessly for downloading all the 30 plus updates that it needed and was good for Netflix as well. It is big and white, it doesn't look good on a black Coolermaster Case, but I got it hiding on the back. I haven't experienced any disconnecting issues. However, installation in my PC was not a breeze. Regular drivers, new and old did not work. I was forced to do the full installation of the network program and its drivers by Netgear to actually function. I don't like extra programs, but in this case it was the only way to make it work after an hour of playing with just the device drivers for windows network. It could be just my computer and not Netgear. 4No thanks to Netgear Technical Support Perhaps we just received a defective adapter but either way, we will not order another one to find out. The install setup appears to be very simple. We could not get passed the "insert adapter" section because the adapter was not being recognized in any USB port we used on our computer. We attempted to get assistance from Netgear by calling the Netgear Technical Support number on the box. After an extensive exchange of information through an automated system, the first agent hung up on us before even getting to the problem we were having with the device. Round two. Again going through the automated system and holding for another 10 minutes for a representative, we were in contact with the second agent (agent#: 1256). This man was one of the most condescending and rude individuals working in a "customer support" setting that I have ever dealt with. First, he tried saying that we had to mail in our proof of purchase before we could get assistance... Followed by him trying to register the device with our information dating it in 2009 no matter how many times we told him 16NOV2014 was the purchase date. Then he tried to say there were several websites where we could get the help we needed... Clearly not understanding that the reason we were using this product was to CONNECT to the internet. It is somewhat difficult to look up a website without an internet connection... At this point, we requested a supervisor. The agent ignored the request, proceeded to tell us "YOU need to mail in your proof of purchase. You GOT that?" Are you kidding me? So the product was returned and we are ordering an adapter from a different company. I have nothing negative to say about the seller of this item though. The item arrived at the date expected and in the appropriate condition. 1Driver Disk did not install drivers properly. Had to Manually install drivers. Only 2.4 GHz range, not 5 GHz. It is not compatible with 5 GHz range, only 2.4 GHz, which is the most commonly used range...But I use the faster 5 GHz range for most devices in my home, so I was hoping it would be compatible.I had problems installing the drivers. The driver disk that came with it did not install the drivers properly on my older Windows 7 machine. It kept giving me an error saying that it could not be detected, although I could clearly see that it was connected via device manager.I haven't tried installing on Windows 10 yet.The driver installation program copied drivers to a Temp folder in Users/appdata. Once I found this folder, I had to extract a .msi file manually, using 7-zip. Then extract another archive inside that archive. Once extracted, I could manually navigate to the extracted folder using Device manager in Windows and it successfully installed the drivers from there.Once I was over that hurdle, it appears to be working fine.It also came with a USB extension cord, a small sheath, and some Stick-on Velcro, which I thought was a nice addition. This enables you to stick it to the wall or the side of your computer case so it will pick up a better signal from the router, instead of being simply attached to the back of your case.I bought it for $6.99, so if you're able to get it for this cheap, and you're OK with 2.4 GHz range, and can figure out how to install the drivers, I feel like it is a great value...so far. However, given these issues, I wouldn't want to spend more than $10 on it.I do realize that it is an older device, and that could very well be why these issues exist for modern platforms. 3Should be nicknamed the Netgear Turtle Ridiculously slow...unless you happen to place your computer next to the router itself. But then that would defeat the purpose of having a wifi adapter, wouldn't it? I was shocked at how well it worked while I was setting it up with the most recent drivers, but I was but two feet away from the router. I moved my computer into the adjacent (note: ten feet away) room and lo-and-behold the download speed dropped to a staggering 0.37 mbs. I couldn't believe my eyes! After all, my laptop, phone, and iPad (all tested at different times so as not to bombard the network) were getting consistent 14 mbs.I was deal hunting and thought I had found a great price for a decent adapter, but I'm printing the return label as I type. I plugged it into my mid-range gaming rig I just set up and I guess I'm going to go out and spend even more money on an adapter that actually works or a twenty foot ethernet cable. Trust me, don't go with this adapter; spend the extra $10-$20 for one of quality. 12008 product being sold in 2014 -- no surprise it doesn't work Windows 7 simply won't recognize this hardware.What other industry gets away with selling stuff that doesn't work -- like the tech industry does?! I've been in IT for almost 40 years and this fact never seems to change. Can you imagine any other consumer manufacturers getting away with what tech mfgs. do?I did download the latest software from NetGear's site (v3.1) that supposedly allows this device to work with a Windows 7 machine. The 2.1 version it ships with (6 years old) does NOT support Win7 according to Netgear. Installing V3.1 made no difference.I was able to get another USB wireless device (TP-LINK TL-WN725N) from another manufacturer working with no trouble -- except that device doesn't support the "N" speed standard as it was advertised to support. It will only function in 802.11 b/g mode -- not "n".The history of wireless hardware is that vendors push out products and highlight specs that don't actually work, for example I had many devices over the years that touted support for the highest speeds -- and then it turns out the current encryption protocols don't work except at the slower speeds, etc., etc.... De ju vu all over again..... 1This adapter is defective and cannot be detected during installation Rats. This is the first time I have had to write an unhappy review. This adapter was not detected by the computer. It was purchased to replace the exact Netgear adapter that had been dropped and broken. even after uninstalling the original software and attempting to complete installation of this, it could not be detected by the computer during installation. Unfortunately for me, this is my kid's computer and said kid is away at college so, while I purchased the adapter at the end of March (after spring break and the demise of the previous adapter), the new adapter was not tested until after the semester was over, May 15 so we did not realize the product is defective until after the return window had closed.Lesson: do not assume the product will work, wait until you have time/personnel to immediately check the quality of the product before you purchase it. 1Does not recognize it is a USB Bought 7 months ago and hardly used it in my computer. Just before I moved and attempted to use it, and my computer didn't recognize it. I tried it again once I moved thinking it was just a fluke, but nothing. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall and my friend tried to transfer the data onto another USB, but both showed no luck. It is frustrating because my friend has the same USB that she let me borrow and hers worked great, but when I try mine, it fails. Will not be purchasing again. 1Didn't work, terrible customer service. This product is the pits.It did not work properly, registering it was a lengthy and ultimately useless chore, and customer support from NetGear could not have been worse. After spending well over an hour on the phone with technical support, I was informed that the product was no longer under warranty unless I sent the company proof of purchase, and they would not help me troubleshoot. When I sent them my Amazon receipt email, per their instructions, they sent me an email saying it was not adequate as "proof of purchase" and I needed to send them something else. I sent the adapter back and will NEVER buy anything by or from Netgear again, under any circumstances.Fortunately, we found the driver disk for my old adapter today and I have working Internet again, but no thanks to Netgear and their craptastic product. 1
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Description
  • Product Type - Adapter
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Wireless Speeds
  • -- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps, System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 SP4
Reviews

Customer Reviews

DO NOT BUY. Cheap, but not worth the wasted time trying to get the thing to work with Windows 7+. Unless they're selling this thing for <$5, you might want to keep looking.To save you a couple hours of trouble; you need to get the drivers version 3.1 with an update for Windows 7. It's not easy to find, don't just take the first package Netgear's website offers you. Check the release notes - there should be something about a bug that made the device 'freeze up'. Make sure that if you've installed it before you uninstall it before installing the newer drivers.If that doesn't work there are tons of forum posts of people trying to get this thing to work.Two big stars off for Netgear and Windows not supporting "end of life cycle" devices. It's a ____ing USB WIFI adapter, one of the most common things ever. Should be totally plug-n-play.UPDATE - Two months on - Even after updating the drivers, it still constantly disconnects and needs to be power cycled, disabled/enabled, apparently there is no fix for this so UNLESS YOU LOVE FRUSTRATION DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP. 1Not exactly Plug N PLay but still worth it I got this because I have a 10+ old EMachine that's been sitting in my closet. I decided I wanted to drag it out to let my 4 yr & 5 yr olds use for educational video games etc.- Not exactly Plun N Play -- but I don't think that's the adpater's issue -- the older computer doesn't have wireless built in. It's running on XP. I Think the OS and the CD Rom are glitchy. The CD rom didn't recognize the installation disc. I had to burn the disc onto a flash drive from a different (newer) computer in order to get the older PC to recognise that I had software to process. Then when I attempted to use the press n play locator on my current (major DSL provider stock router) it didn't finish the locating process in time so I had to manually enter my passcode to get internet access.Overall, the item itself is functional. The problems I had were probably isolated to my individual old PC that I wanted to use with it. After I made it through my own obstacle I was able to get it to link to my generic wireless router, I didn't need a matching name brand router as I have needed in the past with other equipment. 4It works great. It is hard to find an adapter of this capacity at this price with an known name brand. I am a Linksys and D-link guy for networking devices but none of them had the usb receiver N 300 features for less than 10 dollars. I bought it for a Win7 64 PC that I do not use much to connect to the internet. Yet, it worked flawlessly for downloading all the 30 plus updates that it needed and was good for Netflix as well. It is big and white, it doesn't look good on a black Coolermaster Case, but I got it hiding on the back. I haven't experienced any disconnecting issues. However, installation in my PC was not a breeze. Regular drivers, new and old did not work. I was forced to do the full installation of the network program and its drivers by Netgear to actually function. I don't like extra programs, but in this case it was the only way to make it work after an hour of playing with just the device drivers for windows network. It could be just my computer and not Netgear. 4No thanks to Netgear Technical Support Perhaps we just received a defective adapter but either way, we will not order another one to find out. The install setup appears to be very simple. We could not get passed the "insert adapter" section because the adapter was not being recognized in any USB port we used on our computer. We attempted to get assistance from Netgear by calling the Netgear Technical Support number on the box. After an extensive exchange of information through an automated system, the first agent hung up on us before even getting to the problem we were having with the device. Round two. Again going through the automated system and holding for another 10 minutes for a representative, we were in contact with the second agent (agent#: 1256). This man was one of the most condescending and rude individuals working in a "customer support" setting that I have ever dealt with. First, he tried saying that we had to mail in our proof of purchase before we could get assistance... Followed by him trying to register the device with our information dating it in 2009 no matter how many times we told him 16NOV2014 was the purchase date. Then he tried to say there were several websites where we could get the help we needed... Clearly not understanding that the reason we were using this product was to CONNECT to the internet. It is somewhat difficult to look up a website without an internet connection... At this point, we requested a supervisor. The agent ignored the request, proceeded to tell us "YOU need to mail in your proof of purchase. You GOT that?" Are you kidding me? So the product was returned and we are ordering an adapter from a different company. I have nothing negative to say about the seller of this item though. The item arrived at the date expected and in the appropriate condition. 1Driver Disk did not install drivers properly. Had to Manually install drivers. Only 2.4 GHz range, not 5 GHz. It is not compatible with 5 GHz range, only 2.4 GHz, which is the most commonly used range...But I use the faster 5 GHz range for most devices in my home, so I was hoping it would be compatible.I had problems installing the drivers. The driver disk that came with it did not install the drivers properly on my older Windows 7 machine. It kept giving me an error saying that it could not be detected, although I could clearly see that it was connected via device manager.I haven't tried installing on Windows 10 yet.The driver installation program copied drivers to a Temp folder in Users/appdata. Once I found this folder, I had to extract a .msi file manually, using 7-zip. Then extract another archive inside that archive. Once extracted, I could manually navigate to the extracted folder using Device manager in Windows and it successfully installed the drivers from there.Once I was over that hurdle, it appears to be working fine.It also came with a USB extension cord, a small sheath, and some Stick-on Velcro, which I thought was a nice addition. This enables you to stick it to the wall or the side of your computer case so it will pick up a better signal from the router, instead of being simply attached to the back of your case.I bought it for $6.99, so if you're able to get it for this cheap, and you're OK with 2.4 GHz range, and can figure out how to install the drivers, I feel like it is a great value...so far. However, given these issues, I wouldn't want to spend more than $10 on it.I do realize that it is an older device, and that could very well be why these issues exist for modern platforms. 3Should be nicknamed the Netgear Turtle Ridiculously slow...unless you happen to place your computer next to the router itself. But then that would defeat the purpose of having a wifi adapter, wouldn't it? I was shocked at how well it worked while I was setting it up with the most recent drivers, but I was but two feet away from the router. I moved my computer into the adjacent (note: ten feet away) room and lo-and-behold the download speed dropped to a staggering 0.37 mbs. I couldn't believe my eyes! After all, my laptop, phone, and iPad (all tested at different times so as not to bombard the network) were getting consistent 14 mbs.I was deal hunting and thought I had found a great price for a decent adapter, but I'm printing the return label as I type. I plugged it into my mid-range gaming rig I just set up and I guess I'm going to go out and spend even more money on an adapter that actually works or a twenty foot ethernet cable. Trust me, don't go with this adapter; spend the extra $10-$20 for one of quality. 12008 product being sold in 2014 -- no surprise it doesn't work Windows 7 simply won't recognize this hardware.What other industry gets away with selling stuff that doesn't work -- like the tech industry does?! I've been in IT for almost 40 years and this fact never seems to change. Can you imagine any other consumer manufacturers getting away with what tech mfgs. do?I did download the latest software from NetGear's site (v3.1) that supposedly allows this device to work with a Windows 7 machine. The 2.1 version it ships with (6 years old) does NOT support Win7 according to Netgear. Installing V3.1 made no difference.I was able to get another USB wireless device (TP-LINK TL-WN725N) from another manufacturer working with no trouble -- except that device doesn't support the "N" speed standard as it was advertised to support. It will only function in 802.11 b/g mode -- not "n".The history of wireless hardware is that vendors push out products and highlight specs that don't actually work, for example I had many devices over the years that touted support for the highest speeds -- and then it turns out the current encryption protocols don't work except at the slower speeds, etc., etc.... De ju vu all over again..... 1This adapter is defective and cannot be detected during installation Rats. This is the first time I have had to write an unhappy review. This adapter was not detected by the computer. It was purchased to replace the exact Netgear adapter that had been dropped and broken. even after uninstalling the original software and attempting to complete installation of this, it could not be detected by the computer during installation. Unfortunately for me, this is my kid's computer and said kid is away at college so, while I purchased the adapter at the end of March (after spring break and the demise of the previous adapter), the new adapter was not tested until after the semester was over, May 15 so we did not realize the product is defective until after the return window had closed.Lesson: do not assume the product will work, wait until you have time/personnel to immediately check the quality of the product before you purchase it. 1Does not recognize it is a USB Bought 7 months ago and hardly used it in my computer. Just before I moved and attempted to use it, and my computer didn't recognize it. I tried it again once I moved thinking it was just a fluke, but nothing. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall and my friend tried to transfer the data onto another USB, but both showed no luck. It is frustrating because my friend has the same USB that she let me borrow and hers worked great, but when I try mine, it fails. Will not be purchasing again. 1Didn't work, terrible customer service. This product is the pits.It did not work properly, registering it was a lengthy and ultimately useless chore, and customer support from NetGear could not have been worse. After spending well over an hour on the phone with technical support, I was informed that the product was no longer under warranty unless I sent the company proof of purchase, and they would not help me troubleshoot. When I sent them my Amazon receipt email, per their instructions, they sent me an email saying it was not adequate as "proof of purchase" and I needed to send them something else. I sent the adapter back and will NEVER buy anything by or from Netgear again, under any circumstances.Fortunately, we found the driver disk for my old adapter today and I have working Internet again, but no thanks to Netgear and their craptastic product. 1
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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