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Netgear Refurbished N300 USB Adapter

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Netgear Refurbished N300 USB Adapter
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  • Wireless-N technology
  • Up to 300Mbps data transfer rate
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11g standards
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  • Wireless-N technology
  • Up to 300Mbps data transfer rate
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11g standards
  • Netgear Refurbished N300 USB Adapter:

  • Wireless-N technology
  • Up to 300Mbps data transfer rate
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11g standards
  • Push 'N' Connect offers a secured wireless Internet connection at the push of a button
  • Includes convenient cradle for use with desktop Pcs
  • Convenient, secured wireless internet connection
  • Improved design for speed and for ease-of-use
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    Condition: Refurbished
    Manufacturer Part Number: WNA3100-100nar
    Brand: NETGEAR
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    by jherriford 8/26/2012
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    • A. no
      by lissadc11/22/2012
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    • A. No but the netgear website has all the drivers and software available for download.
      by An anonymous customer10/7/2012
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    • A. No cd with adapter. But just insert the adapter into usb slot and computer will recognize it. All you have to do then is type in surcurity number furnished by your internet provider, restart computer and its done
      by Tannere11/22/2012
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    • A. no no software
      by wingsfan1010/2/2012
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    • A. it did not come with a CD,however,just go online and download driver(if needed)from Netgear website.
      by Onykno11/25/2014
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    • A. No, but you can download the driver from the Netgear website.
      by Cashbin9/30/2012
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    • A. no but if u have win7 dont need it
      by 0lboy9/28/2012
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    • A. No and worst, the serial number will be mark out, which btw is needed to download the driver from the netgear website.
      by COMPUTERSCIENCEDEGREE9/26/2012
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    • A. No
      by Roni1239/26/2012
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    • A. Mine did not come with the CD. I assumed that was because I bought a refurbished unit. It is possible the person who returned the unit stole the CD. If you bought it new and it didn't have the CD then that is a different story. I was able to find the drivers online with some difficulty.
      by Paco9/22/2012
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    I have windows 7 pro. 64-bit pc. Will it detect and install the driver for the net-gear wireless usb adapter?
    by Randy 1/15/2013
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    • A. yes
      by OldComputerDoc3/27/2014
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    • A. Yes... but you need to have another connection to the internet for it to download the driver. Best way is use a Ethernet cable from your router if possible.
      by AltraCompGuy1/25/2014
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    • A. You can try if it does but I do not think so. I downloaded it from the Netgear website and the installation was a breeze.
      by kdonepd11/20/2013
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    • A. I have windows 7 Home and it worked for me. The price was right and If it doesn't work how often do you go by Walmart? they take it back at the service desk with the correct receipt. You don't have to mail it back to them.
      by JCPC2028/15/2013
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    • A. does not come with any instalation software, but Whatever you need can be downloaded from the Netgear support site IE drtivers software etc
      by RetiredIW1/30/2013
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    • A. No driver must be download and installed.
      by MyRCCA1/22/2013
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    • A. Yes it will, but if you go to the Netgear website, you can download Version 2 of the driver which includes a Configuration Genie, which works well. When you start to download the driver, a pop-up window comes up asking you to register. You CAN'T register because the Serial Number is blacked out on the refurbished one. YOU DON'T NEED IT. Look in the lower left corner of the pop-up and you can download the drivers without registering. BE SURE to get Version 2, not the first one they offer you. If you have already plugged it in and Windows 7 has automatically installed the driver, UNINSTALL the driver first. Make sure the USB plug for the adapter is unplugged, reboot for good measure, the install the Version 2 driver. Once it's installed, THEN plug the adapter USB in. Use the Push Button method (one on the adapter and one on your router.) Should hook right up.
      by THETEXASFLASH1/16/2013
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    I would like to know the truth about this adapter that I ordered. Does it come with an installation cd?
    by Randy 1/14/2013
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    • A. Yes, but only needed on non-windows or pre-Vista Windows.
      by OldComputerDoc11/6/2014
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    • A. I didn't get one but mine was refurbished. You can go to netgears web site and get instructions and drivers. I think I had to do this for my Windows XP laptop but my Windows 8 computer already had the drivers I needed. Here is the web site: http://support.netgear.com/product/wna3100
      by jimmypodunk11/6/2014
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    • A. No. You simply go to Netgear.com. You can download the instalation instructions and software for free.
      by RetiredIW1/30/2013
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    • A. No just go to the Netgear website and download the latest driver. It will install quite easily.
      by GeorgieH1/24/2013
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    • A. No, driver must be downloaded.
      by MyRCCA1/22/2013
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    • A. My adaptor did not have a CD. However, I did get a link to a driver.
      by Naproxenchemist1/16/2013
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    • A. No. There's a paper that will be inside the box informing you of the website to visit.
      by MisssErica1/16/2013
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    1/10/2013

    Customer review by Omarsitto13

    5.0 stars 1/10/2013 by Omarsitto13
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    way better that my other wireless g adapter. i was able to download at 2.9mb per second with this adapter which does not compare to 500kb/s i used to with my other adapter but you also have to check with your I.S.P (internet service provider) to see what is their maximum mbits/s on downloads. I have internet over cable which is better than dsl and my maximum mbits/s i think is around 25 to 30mbits/s so every 10mbits/s is about 1mb/s on downloads. don't get confuse with megabytes (Mb) and megabits (mbits) because there is a difference. if you have problems downloading the drivers for this adapter here is the link. http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/en/Disclaimer.aspx?redirecturl=http://netgeardownload.registria.com/single_page_registration?product[sku]=wna3100&download_url=http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNA3100/WNA3100_V2.1.0.4.zip just click on "download now" and on the next page at the bottom click on "continue without registering" and your download will start.

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    Omarsitto13
    Nogales, AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Great value!
    8/16/2012

    Customer review by selfinsure

    5.0 stars 8/16/2012 by selfinsure
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    If you can read and follow a few instructions on the Netgear site you're going to find this unit to be an exceptional value. This was my first experience with a Netgear product and I found the site to be reasonably simple to navigate to download the software. Once I downloaded the software and ran the program I did restart the computer before connecting the unit--just a habit I don't know if it was necessary. My connection is through DSL using a D link 300 N class router located about 24 feet from the networked unit. Works fine! Compared to the previous adapter I am experiencing about a 35% increase in signal strength. One note on delivery. I expected this to arrive at the store in 7 to 10 days--it arrived in 6. This my 5th order from Walmart and I continue to be very pleased with their service.

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    selfinsure
    Oregon
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    EASY INSTRUCTIONS TO GET AND INSTALL THE DRIVERS
    1/16/2013

    Customer review by THETEXASFLASH

    5.0 stars 1/16/2013 by THETEXASFLASH
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    For those who are saying they can't download the drivers, here's how to do it and install them in a few easy steps. (NOTE: Most of the Refurbished versions of this item were simply returned because the previous buyer did not know how to set it up.) 1) First of all, DO NOT PLUG the adapter in to your computer until you download and install the drivers. If you do, Windows will auto-install the driver. It may work OK, but without the Netgear Configuration Genie, which is better than Windows Wireless Auto-Config. [NOTE: If you DO plug it in first and Windows automatically installs the driver, UNINSTALL THE DRIVER FIRST. Make sure you keep the Netgear USB plug UNPLUGGED until you have installed the Netgear Driver and Configuration Genie!] 2) Go to the Netgear website, USING THE LINK SHOWN BELOW to get Version 2 of the Driver: [Version 2 is better. It includes the right drivers for all Windows versions plus a Configuration Genie. HIGHLY SUGGESTED!!] You will probably have to highlight and copy the link and paste it into your browser's address bar. If you have the Google Toolbar installed, you may be able to highlight and click on the link instead. http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19878/related/1 WNA3100 Software Version 2.0.0.0 includes: Win 7 32/64 bits driver version: 5.100.68.48 Win Vista 32/64 driver version: 5.100.243.6 Win XP/XP x64 driver version: 5.100.68.46 PLUS Netgear's Configuration Genie, which works better than Windows Wireless Auto-Config 3) When you use the link shown above, it will give you a pop-up window, asking you to register and will ask for the serial number. YOU DON'T NEED IT! It is blacked out on the Refurbished item. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REGISTER IT, just click on the "Continue without registering" link in the lower right-hand corner of the pop-up window. 4) You should then see a download window which says in the Title Bar, "Opening WNA3100GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.0_20111226.zip" Choose "Save File". Go to your Downloads window (if you don't see it, go to the Tools menu on most browsers) or if your browser asks you where to save it, go to your download folder. 5) Use WinZip or the built-in Windows Cab file opener (just double-click the file), named: WNA3100GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.0_20111226.zip 6) You can simply click on the single file, named "Setup.exe", in the WinZip or Windows Explorer Compressed File window OR you can extract to the location of your choice, then double-click it. 7) Depending on your Security Settings, you may get a Caution or Warning about software from unknown sources, etc. DON'T WORRY, IT'S OK! Just click Yes or OK for any and all prompts that come up. 8) The Set-Up process will begin. Eventually, you will be told to Plug your Netgear Adapter USB plug in to your computer. Then follow the instructions to use "Push Button" method to configure it for your Wireless Router and connect the adapter to your computer. (It will give you clear, easy-to-understand instructions on what to do. Do exactly as it says.) 9) Your adapter should now be installed, configured and connected. NOW, WASN'T THAT EASY? (.....No, I don't work for NetGear.) I'm just an old retired IT Professional who saw that lots of people were having problems because there is no CD or Instructions included with this product and the NetGear website doesn't provide a lot of help. This Wireless Adapter works fine and really is a bargain, if you just follow the 9 Easy Steps Shown Above.

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    THETEXASFLASH
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Bad Support
    1/5/2014

    Customer review by elcue

    4.0 stars 1/5/2014 by elcue
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    Wal-Mart description does not state the shortcomings. Your are led to believe everything is the same as a new product only refurbed. Normally that is the way most refurbished products are. NETGEAR gives only 30 day warranty. The serial number is blacked out so only minimal support is available.No software and very poor support from NETGEAR. E-Mail support only. If you are not somewhat search and self sufficient on computers do not buy. You are basically on your own. Lucky mine works OK. I researched and downloaded the software in advance so I had it ready when I picked up the product. It is faster than an older 54 Mbps AirLink 101 802.11g I was using.

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    elcue
    Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Excellent Value...
    1/25/2014

    Customer review by AltraCompGuy

    5.0 stars 1/25/2014 by AltraCompGuy
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    I ordered 2 of these adapters on a Sunday, they arrived at my local Walmart 2 days faster than expected (Nice). Windows Update had the drivers... so very easy installation (I have purchased this adapter in the past... but had to download the driver from Netgear that has extra stuff really not needed.) Setup was easy as saying connect and inputting the password. We have used the adapters for 2 weeks now with no issues and connect at 300MB wireless speed.

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    AltraCompGuy
    Sun City West, AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Great find
    10/7/2012

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 10/7/2012 by An anonymous customer
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    I bought two of these and I must say I am happy I did, they did not come with an installation disk and windows 7 was unable to find them automatically, however just a quick trip to the manufacturers website had me up and running in no time. Dont let the price throw you off, by far a great buy!!

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    An anonymous customer
    Phoenix
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Easy installation on Windows 8
    1/29/2013

    Customer review by chalkmtn

    4.0 stars 1/29/2013 by chalkmtn
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    I was skeptical of getting this due to setup issues that I read in reviews. This one did not come with a CD, so I went to the Netgear site, downloaded the file. Plugged in the adapter and Windows 8 did the rest! All I had to do was hit restart! When the computer came back up, I had to connect t this with my router using the router password. All this was about 5-10 minutes. The only reason I'm rating it 4 is that I just installed it, so no history to report. However, it did immediately boost my signal and speed. I was having issues with my internet droppnig from the wireless router. I'm in a 2 story home with my router upstairs and the laptop using the adapter is downstairs. We also have sketchy internet service with weak signal due to user overload at times that the provider has not resolved. I think when the signal was coming in weak, my wireless would drop. This seems to have boosted my signal and speed. Hoping it does the trick.

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    chalkmtn
    texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    First experience with refurbished from WALMART...
    1/31/2013

    Customer review by NCDOCguy

    2.0 stars 1/31/2013 by NCDOCguy
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    This is not my first time at buying refurbished electronic items especially when it comes to computer components. I would not say that I'm a professional IT guy but have been into computer and tech since I was able to operate a Remote control. I've put together the last three computers and I am thankful that I used my gut to buy such a cheap refurbished item. I wouldn't think it's fair to make a judgement on all refurbished items from Walmart, but I will be VERY concerned to buy something with such a limited ( 14 day ) return policy for anything even moderately pricey. This is a $35 Netgear refurbished usb adapter but I only paid a $10 +tax. So, not a big investment, and still I didn't find it very impressive investment. I've bought refurbished items from Tiger Direct and New Egg warehouses, but I'd be curious to find what ACTUAL company did the refurbishing for Walmart. In the end, I ALWAYS believe that refurbished or not, a QUALITY product will ALWAYS be backed by a SOLID warranty/return/FULL refund policy. It merely reflects the company's willingness to stand behind it's product.

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    NCDOCguy
    Greensboro, NC
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    The product is unusable.
    8/31/2014

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    1.0 stars 8/31/2014 by An anonymous customer
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    The order arrived without its Resource CD, which was necessary to install the adapter's software. Netgear refused to provide the CD. Instead, they suggested downloading the software over the internet. That was outrageous, because I couldn't hook up to the internet without the adapter. And, I would not download the software with a different computer, because the internet service provider for that computer said doing so would remove its adapter's software. Netgear's customer support seems to be designed to fend off customer complaints. Over and over, there were long, long waits on the telephone. When answered, heavily accented English. No e-mail service. Website instructions not valid. Product registration difficult and took forever. I'm telling everyone, including Walmart: DO NOT DEAL WITH NETGEAR. This company shipped an unusable product and wouldn't make it right, when all they had to do was provide the missing CD.

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    Would recommend to a friend? No
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    Not user friendly
    2/8/2014

    Customer review by Abdulx

    3.0 stars 2/8/2014 by Abdulx
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    Unless you are computer savvy I wouldn't buy this product. I had major issues getting it to work. Had to download software from the web site because my PC didn't recognize it. It's not really plug and play. iT WORKS FINE ONCE YOU GET IT INSTALLED.

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    Abdulx
    Central NY
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