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RATHER BE RIDING 05-18-2013 10:32 AM

USB Wireless Adapters - Help Please
We have a desktop computer (Windows 7 Home Premium) that is not wifi ready. I am considering getting a USB wireless adapter. Does anyone have any experience with these? What is the best brand? Do some receive the router signal better than others?

jinxremoving 05-18-2013 10:29 PM

I find USB wireless adapters to be great! More so, if it comes with a cord where you can move the antenna to get better reception. With my desktop computer, I find if the antenna is next to the case the reception is OK... but if I put the antenna on top it's perfect.

The one above is what I use, but anything by Dlink or Linksys or Netgear will be good. You're also looking for Wireless N which is the new standard. It has better range and speeds, but your router has to support it otherwise it downgrades to a slower standard (A/B/G) which is OK too. :)

RATHER BE RIDING 05-21-2013 10:39 PM

Thanks, Jinx! Good advice on the "N". That helped make the research a little less confusing.

DancingArabian 05-21-2013 10:52 PM

It's usually best to stick with the same brand adapter/router. You can mix brands, but if you run into trouble and they're the same brand, their tech support will be far more helpful.

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