Skip to: |

NeweggBusiness - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

NeweggBusiness - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

NETGEAR WPN511 Wireless PC Card

Item #: 9SIV06X4UG6331  |  Mfr. Part #: WPN511NA
$28.99
Free Shipping Available Additional Shipping Information
Corn International 4 out of 5 stars
International Seller

    Don't Miss Out on Exclusive Offers!

    Invalid e-mail address

    Top Favorable Review

    It worked out of the box with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron: I just plugged it in and it connected to my preferred network with absolutely NO configuration at all (I love you Linux, xoxo). It massively extends the range of my laptop's built-in wireless ... Read more
    — Drew E. 7/7/2008
    vs

    Top Critical Review

    Avoid

    Does not work with Win98SE as advertised Read more
    — Mark L. 5/28/2008


    Learn more about the Netgear Inc. WPN511

    Model

    Brand
    NETGEAR
    Model
    WPN511

    Details

    Type
    802.11b/g PCMCIA Wireless Adapter
    Standards
    IEEE802.11b/g
    Max Data Rates
    108Mbps
    Interface
    PCMCIA
    Security
    Hardware-based 40/64-bit & 128-bit WEP encryption
    WPA-PSK
    Frequency Band
    2.412 ~ 2.462 GHz (US)
    2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz (Japan)
    2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz (Europe ETSI)
    2.457 ~ 2.462 GHz (Spain)
    2.457 ~ 2.472 GHz (France)
    Modulation
    OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
    System Requirements
    Notebook PC with Pentium 300 MHz - compatible processor or higher
    Available CardBus PC Card Type II slot
    Windows 2000 or XP
    Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista

    Features

    Features
    Ideal for use with the RangeMax Wireless Router
    Turns dead spots into hot spots
    100% compatible with 802.11b, 802.11g, and Super G networks
    Setup is easy with Smart Wizard Install Assistant

    Dimensions & Weight

    Dimensions
    4.7" x 2.1" x 0.3"
    Weight
    1.6 oz.

    Packaging

    Package Contents
    WPN511
    Resource Disk

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Parts
    1 year limited
    Labor
    1 year limited

    Customer Reviews of the Netgear Inc. WPN511

    Do you own this product? WRITE A REVIEW

    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 12 Reviews

    See all reviews

    • Filter Results
    • (5)
    • (0)
    • (0)
    • (0)
    Go
    • David B.

    5 out of 5 eggs no problem with xp

    Pros: I've used this particular wireless card with windows xp for over a year with no problems. I would recommend this Wireless card for anyone with a laptop.

    Cons: The card will get warm after extended use.

    Bottom Line: If you make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless card you should have no problems with use of the card in windows XP.

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

    • vincent s.

    5 out of 5 eggs always works

    Pros: bought this card 3 years ago. since i have been through 3 laptops my recent laptop had a built in card well as i worked it seemed slow and on the road it barely conected in hotels and motels. i tried this card which had been sitting in the old laptop well to make a long story short again i am using it daily

    Cons: it sticks out the side

    Bottom Line: i will not let it go

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs 5 years and still going strong.

    Pros: I've had this card since sometime in late 2003 or early 2004.

    This card has outlasted 2 wireless routers and worked in multiple laptops I've used it with.

    Fast, good signal strength from anywhere in my house going through at least 3-4 walls and all of my kitchen appliances.

    Does it's job like a champ. I picked the right component from the start for once!

    Cons: It won't die so I can buy something newer and faster, but I've tried that and the newer D-Link card I tried and failed to get working without bogging down the computer got sent back.

    Not really a con, huh?

    Bottom Line: I can't say enough good about it. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. I wish I could say the same for Netgear's wireless routers - avoid those things.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Adonijah R.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Why Bother?

    Pros: It comes with a disk?

    Cons: Provides barely comparable if even that much performance as the standard wireless on an old (and severely beaten up) Toshiba Satellite I picked up in a pawnshop to take to Iraq. Also hideously ugly (vain I know, but the laptop looked better with out it).

    Bottom Line: Don't buy it unless you somehow managed to destroy your integrated wireless.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Drew E.

    5 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: It worked out of the box with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron: I just plugged it in and it connected to my preferred network with absolutely NO configuration at all (I love you Linux, xoxo). It massively extends the range of my laptop's built-in wireless card, which I got in 2005, detecting about 25 networks where the built-in RaLink card only detects 4. I can now actually use the AT&T Starbucks wifi that I'm paying for, and that my built-in card was not detecting because of its short range.

    Cons: None yet

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Mark L.

    2 out of 5 eggs Avoid

    Pros: None from my experience

    Cons: Does not work with Win98SE as advertised

    Bottom Line: I bought this card a while back to connect spare laptop to my home network and the internet. At that time in order to ensure that the hardware would play nice with each other, I have purchased all Netgear equipment. A wireless router, a pci card for the desktop and this card for the old laptop. Currently the only thing that is still in use is the router. I've pulled the pci card out as it binds at the user level not system level - in XP you log in as one user, and then switch (without logging out) to another user, and that user will not have a network connection.
    This particular card specifies as something that works with Win98SE. It does not. It can see the network, but will not connect to it.
    If you're wondering why in the world I'm using Win98, it's bacause it is what is installed on the laptop that has my accounting software installed on it. I have no reason to upgrade the software, it works fine, and I cannot move it to another PC without a major hassle.

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

    • jayne g.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Good card, terrible software

    Pros: the card works great (now that I used XP to install it). The range isn't quite what I expected but there are several plaster walls it has to go through, I think once I move the router, signal will be stronger.

    Cons: USE XP TO INSTALL... YOU'LL BE UP AND RUNNING QUICKLY. THE NETGEAR SOFTWARE ISN'T ANYTHING SPECIAL. Software hung up on install, had to force reboot. Tried to uninstall and it hung trying to uninstall. Downloaded new version from Netgreat site; uninstalled fine then hung again on install... finally gave up and installed using XP... it was running in less than 3 min.

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Wonderful!

    Pros: Has worked flawlessly for nearly 2 years. I run it with a netgear WGT624 router and it's worked great with 4 out of 5 for signal from 60 feet, around a wall, down a hallway and through a bedroom door. I've taken it with me on trips to hotels and never had an issue if wireless internet was offered.

    Cons: None. An excellent buy!

    Bottom Line: There's much cheaper cards out there, if you're in a bind, try those and see if they work. If you want a GREAT card that WILL work through walls and doors and such and last ya several years (probably more, haven't gotten there yet), get this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Carolyn B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Netgear products rock

    Pros: It always works. No matter what brandname router. Though I highly recommend combining it with the Netgear RangeMax to get the best results. I put one of these in my husbands' 3 year old Toshiba and he couldn't beleive how fast his access was. He loves it. Software is easy to configure and works better than D-Link software. And Newegg always has the best prices!

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Bottom Line: I install Netgear products on a regular basis for my clients and have not been disappointed with their performance.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Michael D.

    4 out of 5 eggs Always love Netgear's Software

    Pros: Works excellent in my Dell 8100 using XP Home. My wireless router is in the basement and it works fantastic everywhere in my house (no dead spots even on 2nd story). Even picks up my neighbors networks. Netgear software makes me buy them over and over... much easier to connect to networks compared to using XP and other software.

    Cons: Gets very hot.

    Bottom Line: Very expensive compared to others.

    Did you find this review helpful? Yes No