NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Adapter Review


NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Adapter

NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Adapter (WAB501)
SummaryDual-band 802.11a/b Atheros 5001X-based CardBus adapter. Superior performance in either mode, with or without WEP enabled.
Update10/1/02 AdHoc channel selection is available. Corrected review and Con.
Pros• Excellent 802.11a and b performance
• Priced right
• No 11a WEP hit / 5% 11b hit
Cons• Can't set Xmit rate

Although I should have expected it, the arrival of the first Dual-Band 802.11a/b client adapters sort of caught me by surprise. In the space of a week, SMC announced their SMC2335W and NETGEAR their WAB501.

But since NETGEAR was the first to actually get a card in my hands (and looks like the first to get them into the Retail "channel"), I'm happy to give them my first review of a dual-band adapter.

5 thoughts on “NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless Adapter Review

  1. I have tried many many wifi adapters…..and I can say one thing for sure…
    ..I don’t know about you guys, but for me UAWIFI UA3 usb adapter is the BEST.
    No other adapter can compare to this baby, it is VERY powerful.
    There are few people sell them on ebay, but I got mine directly from mft. website price is same.
    I also know that it is Made in USA, so at least by buying it I am supporting US workers…not Chinese.

  2. Saw yesterday on my neighbours roof strange device with logo UAWIFI
    Made a search on google, and now I know what it is))))

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