The Netgear RangeMax WN511B notebook adapter marks Netgear's entry into the Draft N adapter market. Based on the first official iteration of the long-awaited 802.11n specification, the $129 device costs a few bucks more than competitors, such as the $119 Linksys WPC300N, but it offers equally good maximum throughput and better performance at long range. That said, its scores still don't measure up to the blazing performance promised by Draft N, and the adapter's mixed-mode score is slow by any standard. We say hold your horses on the Netgear WN511B until we complete our tests of other recently announced Draft N adapters (though in general, it may be too soon to buy devices based on 802.11n at all).
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