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Be warned. This Netgear adapter will try your patience until you have an overwhelming desire to smash it to pieces.
on 12 April 2015
I purchased two of these adapters in September 2014 for a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 running 64bit Windows 7 and a Q190 running 64bit Windows 8. Initially these both worked well but within weeks the wireless speeds dropped from 50Mpbs to between 1-5Mpbs - this would always coincide with the light on the side of the device turning from blue to orange. Initially the problem could easily be remedied by either rebooting the PC or disconnecting the device and plugging it back in again, over time however it increasingly became necessary to reinstall the device drivers until I found I was having to do this on a daily basis. Eventually after 6 months the adapter on the Q180 running Windows 7 stopped working altogether and with much relief I replaced it with a GMYLE Wireless AC1200 adapter which has worked perfectly ever since. I have now thrown away the second Netgear A6200 adapter and replaced it with another GMYLE AC1200 for the Q190 running Windows 8. My advice to anyone looking to purchase a Dual Band wireless network adapter is to avoid these like the plague and buy the better value and more reliable Gmyle AC1200 instead.