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Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card

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Warranty: NETGEAR 1-year warranty
Long product name Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card :
The short editorial description of Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card

802.11g 54 Mbps Wireless Laptop PC Card

Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card:
The official marketing text of Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card as supplied by the manufacturer
Wireless, mobile connectivity for Laptop users – connect to a Broadband Internet connection and/or network resources from home, the office or public WiFi hotspot.


- Enables you to share a broadband Internet connection, wirelessly
- Up to 5x faster to 802.11b wireless networks
- Compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b wireless networking devices
- Wireless mobility/roaming for laptop/notebook users
- Choice of WEP or WPA encryption to prevent network intruders
- Easy set-up with NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard Install Assistant

Wireless Mobile Connectivity

The WG511 wireless network card operates at up to 54 Mbps, 5 times faster than existing 802.11b, 11 Mbps wireless networks. This versatile wireless network card offers laptop users access to corporate resources, email and the Internet no matter where you are – at home, at the office or in other public areas with a wireless connection.

The WG511 is ideal for quickly networking remotely based staff when they visit the office, without the time, inconvenience and expense of Ethernet cabling. This wireless connectivity supports office roaming, enabling laptop users to share Broadband Internet access and network resources, wherever they happen to be in the building.

Safe & Secure

NETGEAR’s WG511 provides both WEP and WPA-PSK (WPA-PSK available via firmware upgrade) wireless encryption standards to protect your network from eavesdroppers and bandwidth pinchers. To be ultimately secure you can limit access from your wireless router to designated computers using their unique ID, called a MAC address.

Easy to Use

The WG511 simply slides into the PCMCIA slot on the side or back of your laptop or notebook computer. Set-up is made quick and easy with NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard Install assistant: The WG511 selects the best available connection and adapts its settings to match. NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard user interface makes it easy to adjust the settings of your adapter: e.g. adding wireless security settings or scanning for a local wireless network.
Short summary description Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card:
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Netgear WG511, Wireless, PCI, 54 Mbit/s
Long summary description Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card :

Netgear WG511. Connectivity technology: Wireless, Host interface: PCI. Data transfer rate (max): 54 Mbit/s

This is an auto-generated long summary of Netgear WG511 54Mbit/s networking card based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Ports & interfaces
Connectivity technology *
Host interface *
Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
Data transfer rate (max) *
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
54 Mbit/s
2.412 GHz
Modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a periodic waveform, called the carrier signal (High Frequency Signal), with a modulating signal which typically contains information to be transmitted. The aim of digital modulation is to transfer a digital bit stream over an analog bandpass channel, for example over the public switched telephone network (where a bandpass filter limits the frequency range to between 300 and 3400 Hz), or over a limited radio frequency band. The aim of analog modulation is to transfer an analog baseband (or lowpass) signal, for example an audio signal or TV signal, over an analog bandpass channel at a different frequency, for example over a limited radio frequency band or a cable TV network channel.
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Optical drive required
Weight & dimensions
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40 g
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Dimensions (WxDxH)
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120 x 54 x 7 mm
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