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Version 1.3.0

  • Supports Windows XP, 2000, ME, and 98SE
  • Driver version: 5.1213.6.316
  • Utility version:

This release is not compatible with model WG111 (or with TiVo), your adapter must be WG111v2 for this.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Fixes issue with WarCraft playing slowly.
  • Fixes crash issue when using BT or kind of software which creates many transaction.
  • Fixes system hangs up issue with Cisco AP 1242AG using PEAP authentication and WEP 128 bits.
  • Fixes sometimes WG111v2 is hard to connect to AP with hidden SSID.
  • Fixes removing USB flash disk, WG111v2 will disconnect issue. We will see this problem when users use WG111v2 and USB flash disk at the same PC.
  • Fixes canít scan access points after repeated installations with WPA-PSK.


For the latest troubleshooting, see the WG111v2 Support Page. Articles include:







To Safely Remove the Adapter

  • Do this to pull out the adapter before upgrading (or whenever you physically disconnect it):

1. Mouse over the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows system tray.

2. Single-click the icon. A list of removable devices appears. (If you double-click, or if using Windows 2000, a large pop-up window appears, which can also be used.)

3. Double-click the Safely Remove line with your adapter in it.

4. Pull the adapter out.


To Upgrade

1. Download using the button below to a convenient place such as your desktop. Note that this is a large file! ( 3.57 MB )

2. Uninstall the existing adapter software by selecting Start > Programs > NETGEAR WG111v2 Smart Wizard > Uninstall NETGEAR WG111v2 Software. The Install Assistant window displays. (Windows XP screens are shown however the process works similarly in other operating systems.)




3. Click OK.

4. Click Finish to complete uninstallation.

5. Click Next.

6. Select the country where the computer will be used, and click Next. Incorrect selection may violate the applicable law.

7. Read the warning message, and Click Yes.

8. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.

9. Click Next to install in the default directory.

10. Click Next to add this program in the default program folder.

11. A message appears while the software is installing. Click Continue Anyway in Wndows XP and Windows 2000.

12. Click Finish to close the installer.

13. Insert your NETGEAR WG111v2 54 Mbps wireless USB 2.0 adapter into a USB port.

14. MS Windows shows a pop-up "found new hardware wizard". Click Next, Continue Anyway and Finish to install the driver.

15. Click Yes to use the NETGEAR SMART WIZARD utility.

16. A confirmation message shows that your computer is connected to the Internet. Also the utility shown at right shows. Now that the installation is finished, you will use the utility in the future to examine reception, available networks, etc. You may leave the Smart Wizard utility open during normal operation, if you like. Some of the features to note in this example:

  • The user created a profile called "NETGEAR".
  • The network he is connected to has an SSID of "NETGEAR".
  • The Network Type is Infrastructure. To connect, one has to use the same type as the rest of the network. For information, see Selecting between Ad Hoc and Infrastructure Modes.
  • In the status bar, you can see that the network is using channel 6. Again, one has to use the same channel as the rest of the network.
  • In Security, neither WEP nor WPA is selected, which is not a good idea. This example network is very vulnerable to hacking. See Improving Default Network Security.
  • The signal strength is at the maximum — all the lights in the status bar are green. However, anything but red is acceptable. For information, see Improving Wireless Range.



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