Netgear A7000 Wi-Fi connected to Netgear R7000P router: A7000 shuts down when connected to 5G Wi-Fi under heavy load. A7000 does not appear to exhibit similar behavior under 2.4G Wi-Fi. I believe this to be a result of thermal load as adapter is extremely HOT to the touch when event occurs. When this occurs, WPS (blue light) is inactive and adapter must be physically disconnected from magnetic cradle and reconnected to re-enable adapter. In other words, the adapter completely shuts down when the chipset reaches a certain thermal threshold. I wish I had a thermal probe as I could share idle temperature verses temperature at shut down.
Moving on to the magnetic cradle: Although, the magnetic cradle appears to be an innovative concept, it must be one of the most fatuous implementations I have seen in a long time. The disclaimer that USB memory sticks, external hard drives, cellular phones, credit cards, etc., must be protected from the “strong” magnetic cradle is impractical. First, the cable is too short to adequately distance the device from everything else. The next option is to pull everything off the desk. The problem that most users will experience is it is our natural predisposition to drop our wallets, cellular phone, memory stick, etc., on our desks. I do not want to worry about this constantly. As a result, I carefully removed the thin rubber (layer) from the base and removed the three star-head screws. Therein, there are two dense dime-sized magnets accompanied by six strips of metal shims (3 each side if memory serves). I removed the magnets and fashioned paper shims to compensate for the vacancy of the magnets. Closed it up and it looks good as new. In addition, the weight is still appropriate to sustain the extended adapter.
It is an interesting device but thermal shutdowns under heavy load connected to 5G is a significant issue. Design is a head-scratcher considering the list of electronic devices one must safeguard from the cradle. In addition, simply connecting the adapter to an available 3.1 USB connector may be impossible or impractical due to the dimension of the device and preferred signal strength. Although, I understand that most modern electronics, like our smartphones, are not going to be adversely affected by small magnets, I do not want to be the one whom tests the aforementioned devices to determine which devices are damaged, which devices lost data and which devices are unaffected. Notwithstanding, I recommend this product with caution.