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Netgear Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

$10 for a Netgear Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter ($59.99 List Price). Free Returns.

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Commonly Asked Questions

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How many GB's is this? Thanks!

John D.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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This is not a USB flash drive for storage, but it is a wireless network adapter.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

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HI I was curious about the Netgear $10 wireless USB. I need a little more info to understand, I am not tech savvy. Coul I provide this to my dad in CT who doesn't have internet access. WOuld he be able to immediately connect or he needs service and then link the two together? I was looking at Cricket wireless but that had a monthly fee so I wasn't sure what I was missing with this NetGear USB. ANy clarification would be appreciated.

Ventrice H.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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This is only an adapter to connect to a wireless network. It does not include any sort of internet service. For example, if you had a desktop computer with only a wired internet port, but had a wireless router, you could plug this into your desktop computer to connect to the network wirelessly rather than running a cable to the router.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 10, 2012

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I asked if this " Q: I don't think you have answered the security question. "links to the Internet via a secure connection" my laptop can already access wifi hot spots with its built in adapter; but, as we all know, it is not a secure connection, thus you should not login to banking or any other secure website on a wifi hot spot because it is not secure. Does this adapter access wifi and provide a secure connection like is says? If so, then even though I have a wifi port built in to my laptop I would want to but this anyway if it provides security. So, please clarify this statement in your advertisement "links to the Internet via a secure connection" KEY WORDS HERE.... SECURE CONNECTION You answered with this: A: Hi Jill. It has hardware-based 40/64-bit 128-bit WEP encryption. I still do not have a clear answer on the security you are claiming. So, I am going to try asking it in a different way. If I use my laptop to access the internet in a public wifi spot it is not a secure connection. Are you saying that if I access that same public wifi spot with this adapter instead of my built in wireless access, will the connection be secure? I am talking about public networks using your adapter. Is there something special about this adapter that makes my connection to the internet secure inspite of the network being a unsecure hot spot like Starbucks is. For example, my laptop can access my home network/internet which is secure because of the settings on my network not because of my laptops ability to access it via wireless.

Jill P.  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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Hi Jill. If using your home network, you can use WEP-level security, as this supports that encryption standard. However if used on outside networks, the network encryption used would depend on how that network is configured. If an outside network is secured via WEP, you would be able to access it via this adapter, but it would not use a higher level of encryption if the network itself does not employ it.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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I don't think you have answered the security question. "links to the Internet via a secure connection" my laptop can already access wifi hot spots with its built in adapter; but, as we all know, it is not a secure connection, thus you should not login to banking or any other secure website on a wifi hot spot because it is not secure. Does this adapter access wifi and provide a secure connection like is says? If so, then even though I have a wifi port built in to my laptop I would want to but this anyway if it provides security. So, please clarify this statement in your advertisement "links to the Internet via a secure connection" KEY WORDS HERE.... SECURE CONNECTION

Jill P.  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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Hi Jill. It has hardware-based 40/64-bit & 128-bit WEP encryption.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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I currently use a Virigin Mobile Broadband2Go, which cost about $99 2 years ago and tho I don't pay monthly for internet usage, I buy top up to add mgs. The adapter itself is about to expire- will this Netgear Wireless serve the same function as a moble wireless broadband adapter, provided that I sign up with Netgear to purchase the MG's ? I don't use wifi tho my laptop is set up for wifi

Holly V.  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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This would not serve as a wireless router or modem. It would simply allow a PC to connect wirelessly to a network rather than use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router or modem. If the PC you're using already has wireless network capability, you would not need to use this, as it would serve the same function. It's primarily for PC that only has a wired Ethernet port and no WiFi.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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So, to be clear, I don't need to already have wireless internet to use this? I just need to have internet available and a compatible Windows PC?

Jessica W.  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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This would allow your PC to connect to an available wireless network. It could be either your home wireless network or a wireless hotspot if you're in range of one.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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Does the usb adaptor come with an extension cable for the usb? Looking at many reviews the speed and usage is very limited unless the extension cable is used. Thanks

Shaun E.  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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Yes, it includes a USB extension cable.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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What speeds does this device communicate at?

Yorick S.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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It is 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps (auto rate capable); compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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will this enable my desk top to hook up with a wireless printer?

Joseph S.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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This could be used to connect your desktop to your home wireless network. Whether you could print wirelessly depends on the functionality of your printer.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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I have a Blu-ray player that has the ability to connect to the internet (for Netflix, Hulu, etc.). Can this product be used so that my Blu-ray player can connect to my home WiFi?

Ben  asked on  Dec 11, 2012

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That would really depend on the features of your player. This is designed for use on a windows PC and it would need the appropriate Windows drivers on a PC. It may not work on another device without the appropriate driver support.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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Could this adapter be used on a printer to attain wireless printing? I have a Netgear wireless router hardwired to my desktop computer and three laptops connecting wirelessly to the router via their own internal wifi but no wireless adapter on my printer for wireless printer access. Thanks.

ward s.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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That would really depend on the features of your printer. This is designed for use on a windows PC and it would need the appropriate Windows drivers.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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What is the net gear model number?..

Jim l.  asked on  Dec 10, 2012

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It is a Netgear WG111.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Dec 11, 2012

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