Netgear - WGB511 54 Mbps Wireless Router and PC Card Kit - WGB511NA

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The performance of the router and my WG511 netgear card have been great. However, the firmware need sot be upgraded to fix some minor problems and to be fully compatible with WPA-PSK. However, I've had delays with another PC with a linksys wireless card. The card takes around 5-10 minutes trying to locate and connect to the router even if I manually try to connect to the network. Netgear routrr works great only with other netgear products. Performance has been great but interopability is supposed to be an important issue for wireless products. stick with linksys.

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Seems like a great price for a wireless g router/card combo. Setup was about as easy as can be. I get great reception throughout a 3 story brick home. Much better range than my previous D-Link b wireless router and card.

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Excellent range, cheap price

by Sam Heinz on 7/18/2005

For 2 high quality products from one of the best in home networking! I live in a 3 story house with 10 feet ceilings, and my laptop will go anywhere on our property while the router is on the top floor. Speed and reception couldn't be better. I am a very satisfied with the netgear for the product. Oh, and is one of the best stores on the internet for their excellent service and pricing!

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on 12/7/2005

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Product Overview

WGR614 Cable/DSL Wireless Router NETGEAR’s WGR614 Cable/DSL 54 Mbps Wireless Router Gateway provides high-speed wireless access to the local area network and the cable/DSL router with great security features. This easy-to-use device with 4 wired ports support up to 16, 2.4 GHz wireless clients. It allows up to 253 users simultaneously participating in high-speed Web surfing, audio/video streaming, file sharing, online gaming and more.

With best-in-class security features it monitors user activity with logging and e-mail alerts, and URL filtering controls. The WGR614 features a True firewall with SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) protection and Network Address Translation (NAT) to protect users against hackers. Installation is simple -- the Install Assistant guides you through each step and the Smart Setup Wizard automatically detects your ISP connection type. Lighted status icons clearly display network activity at a glance. Free extras include a vertical stand to save desk space and free Freedom® Zero-Knowledge Systems privacy and security software for 8 PCs (a $250 value).

With the WGR614 Cable/DSL Wireless Router, NETGEAR extends its line of wireless router and firewall products for the home and small office to the 2.4 GHz and 54 Mbps speed. This router is superior to our competitors’ 802.11g offering by providing additional firewall features such as SPI and URL filtering.

WG511 Wireless PC Card NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card supports both 802.11g* and 802.11b wireless networking for maximum freedom of movement and flexibility of access. At home and on the move, this versatile, high-speed PC card automatically selects the best connection available for constant access to network resources, e-mail, and the Internet. It lets you easily network your PCs or upgrade your existing network to the faster 802.11g. Intuitive and user-friendly, it auto-selects the best available connection and adapts the settings to match. Ensures privacy for wireless network communications with the highest obtainable level of industry-standard WEP encryption.


Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# WGB511NA
SKU 10358345
UPC 606449032239
UPC 14 00606449032239
WGR614 Cable/DSL Wireless Router
Faster Speeds up to 54 Mbps in 2.4 GHz mode
Share your Cable/DSL Internet connection – with or without wires!
Smart Wizard – automatically detects and connects to your ISP
True Firewall with SPI and NAT protection
Easy set up with interactive install tutorial
Share one Internet connection throughout your home or small office with or without wires
Compatible with all 802.11b devices.
Up to 5x faster than 802.11b-only products
WG511 Wireless PC Card
Works with both IEEE 802.11b + draft 802.11g (both 2.4 GHz)
Speeds of up to 54 Mbps
Office roaming for notebook PC users
Shared broadband Internet access and resources.
Wireless LAN Manager for location-specific profiles
128-bit WEP encryption
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 Auto-sensing WAN / 4 x RJ-45 Auto-sensing LAN
Humidity 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C) Storage
Manufacturer Part Number WGB511NA
Product Name WGB511 54 Mbps Wireless Router and PC Card Kit
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Type Wireless Router
Brand Name Netgear
Data Transfer Rate 10 Mbps Ethernet / 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
Connectivity Media Twisted Pair
Package Contents 54 Mbps Wireless Router WGR614 v4 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511 Ethernet cable Power adapter Resource CDs Installation guides Warranty/support information card
System Requirements Broadband (cable, DSL) Internet service and modem with Ethernet RJ-45 connector Ethernet adapter and cable or 2.4 GHz Wireless adapter for each computer Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and any operating system with a TCP/IP network Internet Explorer 5.0 or Netscape 6.0 or higher
Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11b FCC CE 0560 CE 0336
Dimensions 1.10" Height x 7.40" Width x 6.90" Depth
Weight 11.20 oz
Input Voltage 12 V DC Device
Management NETGEAR's Smart Wizard install assistant guides you through each step of the router and card setup
Protocols PPPoE / DHCP / IPSec / TCP/IP / PPTP / L2TP / NAT
Security Features Firewall: SPI DoS Attack Detection/Logging Dropped Packet Log Security Event Log E-mail Log
Standard Warranty 1 Year
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 2457 MHz to 2472 MHz France / 2412 MHz to 2462 MHz USA / 2412 MHz to 2484 MHz Japan / 2412 MHz to 2472 MHz Europe ETSI / 2457 MHz to 2462 MHz Spain
Transmission Speed Details 12 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 18 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 24 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 36 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 48 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 54 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 1 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 2 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 5.50 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 6 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 9 Mbps Auto-fallback @ / 11 Mbps Auto-fallback @
Input Current 1 A @
Wireless Security 40-bit (also called 64-bit) and 128-bit WEP encryption
Access Method CSMA/CA
Transmission Speed 54 Mbps
Antenna 2dBi
Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11b/g
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