NetGear WNDA3100 (606449055832) Wireless Adapter Reviews

NetGear WNDA3100 (606449055832) Wireless Adapter

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Good product, AWFUL software

Jun 11, 2008
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Pros:Wireless connectivity via USB.

Cons:Awful software that makes the product unusable.

The GUI that is used to connect to the WNDA3100 is abysmal. Once you've installed the software, you'd think it would be as simple as scanning for networks, connecting to a network, and saving the settings as a profile. WRONG. Clicking an "Apply" button after selecting your pre-configured profile pops up a window that says "Validate Settings"... followed by no connection to the network, even though it can be seen with 94% signal strength. The software looks to be done in Adobe Flash, complete with fade-in and fade-out effects, so everything takes a long time to start or complete. In fact, trying to run the latest software package (v1.3 as of June 2, 2008) resulted in a BSOD on my laptop. That might have been due to low memory, but it shouldn't require that much power to connect to it in the first place.

At this point, I may sell the WNDA3100, take a slight loss and buy a different wireless adapter instead.


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