Question about NetGear : WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter, RETAIL (DSNGWG111)

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WG111: junk? Extremely slow speeds and getting dropped a lot

Just bought this, and the PC it's connected to is also new (w/Vist of course). My connection is PAINFULLY slow (download speeds running at about 1K/sec!) and I get dropped a lot, what the ----? I have a laptop using the same wireless connection (with XP) and it runs fine, as it always has. All are "G" rated. Are these things known to be junk or is there some possible fix I don't know about? Thx!

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  • bill545 Jun 22, 2009

    Your help is highly appreciated, but when I set up my wireless (and just tried re-setting it out of desperation), I did set it to a specific channel...and the "netgear wizard" always shows that channel for my wireless under the "Network" tab. Further, at the bottom it even says "connected to router." But now I cannot connect at all.

    And I can't get the driver because my laptop doesn't have a CD R/W so I can move it to the new PC. Regardless, you would think Netgear would be shipping adapters that work with Vista by now.



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Make sure to set the wireless chanel on to a specific channel. As with Vista there are some issues with wireless connection when the router is broadcasting at AUTO mode. Try diffrent channels on the router and choose the one that works best.

Also, it is advisable to resintall the adapter using the latest adapter drivers from the link below:

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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    Anand Gupta Jun 23, 2009

    Try installing the latest driver for the adapter. You may use a flash drive to transfer instllation files. Please specify the verison of this adapter. v2 and v3 of this adapte are compatible with Vista if installed with the latest driver.



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