Netgear today announced its 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111T) for desktop and notebook PCs with new XR(TM) Extended Range technology from Atheros Communications. XR Technology claims better range due to increased receiver sensitivity and the support for OFDM-based communication at lower data rates while maintaining compatibility with 802.11g devices.
With twice the speed and up to three times the range of 802.11g, Netgear's 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter provides the data throughput for high-bandwidth multimedia applications and gives users expanded mobility for their notebook computers and greater placement options for desktop PCs. The 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter is the latest addition to Netgear's 108 Mbps product family, which includes 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router (WGT624). When used with XR technology enabled wireless routers such as the recently introduced Netgear Double 108 Mbps Wireless Router (WGU624), it provides a range unparalleled in the industry, thus eliminating the need for repeaters in most home environments.
Netgear's 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111T) eliminates the need to install an internal PC adapter to desktop PCs in order to enjoy in-home wireless networking. Set-up is super easy. Users simply have to plug the Netgear 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter into a USB slot of the laptop or desktop PC, run the Smart Wizard(TM) install assistant that comes with the product, and they can be up and running in just minutes.
The packaging includes a five-foot USB cable and a housing cradle, offering customers greater flexibility in positioning the adapter anywhere near the computer for peak signal strength and performance.
The Netgear 108 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111T) offers wireless connectivity that's powered by USB 2.0, which is up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1 and removes bottlenecks in receiving wireless 108 Mbps speeds. Pre-configured to work with other Netgear wireless products, this wireless USB adapter works with USB 2.0 is compliant Windows(R) 2000 and XP (with SP2) systems. Hardware-based 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption, as well as WPA-PSK encryption, is available to shield the user's network from wireless eavesdroppers without sacrificing performance.
The NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless 2.0 Adapter (WG111T) is backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support. It is available in October via leading retailers, direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers, at a suggested retail price of $79.99.