Even with the United States, and most parts of the world, becoming saturated with wireless computer networks it can still be difficult to find adequate signal strength; whether at your home, out on the road at a coffee shop, or another wireless hotspot. Most often, these connection problems can be attributed to a poor onboard wireless 802.11 adapter or may be that your PC card has simply seen better days. In this review, we'll be trying out the NetGear WG511T 802.11g PCMCIA card. Bundled into this WiFi card are a good amount of wireless networking features most of which can be attributed to the Atheros Chipset it utilizes.
· Super Fast! - Up to 108 Mbps to your notebook PC with Super G Technology
· Super Range! - New antenna technology allows greater range than ever before
· Super Easy! - Setup is quick and easy with NETGEAR's Smart Wizard Install Assistant
· Super Secure! - 128-bit WEP encryption, upgradeable to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Opening up the NetGear packaging, we found the actual PCMCIA 802.11g WiFi card along with an assortment of product documentation and a resource CD. The included documents outline the installation and setup of the network adapter along with warranty/support information. The packaging protecting the delicate PCMCIA adapter was quite impressive. Rather than simply sliding the card into an anti-static bag and placing it in the box, they actually placed the card inside of a large plastic housing to ensure absolutely no damage to the device.