Category: Network and modems
Manufacturer: NetGear Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 11.68 Mb
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ NT and ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / 03 Mar 2009
The Netgear MA401 Wireless PC Card is a networking device that allows the user to connect to local area networks through wireless connections. As such, the PC card allows the user to enjoy networking advantages without the inhibiting wire connection. On purchase, the manufacturer usually provides the user with an installation CD, which contains drivers for the device. The same can also be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The PC card should first be plugged before the drivers can be installed in order for the device to assume maximum functionality. Once the installation is complete, one can roam freely within a home or office setting without loosing the network signals. Emails, file servers, printers and other resources on the network can be accessed easily. The device operates at 11 Mbps data rate transfer and supports 500 feet indoor connectivity and 1,650 feet outdoor connectivity.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Netgear MA401 Wireless PC Card offers wireless connectivity for notebooks and PC operating on windows platform. The device has a 128-bit WEP capacity that ensures maximum privacy and security over all data exchanged on the network. The fact that the device does not require any cabling makes it more viable for the contemporary wireless networks, which allows employees to use effortlessly the internet and other network resources. The device works under the IEEE 802.11b Data link protocols and transfers data at 11 megabits a second thus giving the users pretty decent speeds. The device should be plugged first into the user's computer or notebook before the drivers can be installed. Any attempts to install the drivers before the device is plugged in will only lead to temporary performance problems. One should lead the installation manual to avoid creating conflict during installation. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Netgear MA401 Wireless PC Card errors before installing any driver updates.