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#415640 - 17th Jun 2010 10:19pm Wireless USB Adaptor
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Has anyone got one of these for Sale?

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#415671 - 18th Jun 2010 1:26am Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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Chris, they aren't an expensive item new, just be aware of the different types.

The older ones looked like Flash Drives and stuck out the side of the machine, these (very) often go broken off or even snapped the USB port on the laptop (guessing you're using a laptop, always recommend a PCI card for a tower, MUCH better signal due to a USB port only having 500mA power)

The newer type are generally "N" so faster and much thinner, only sticking out of the machine by a few mm so unlikely to snap.

You should expect to pay around £12 - £15 for one locally, less if you go online and are prepared to wait.

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#415684 - 18th Jun 2010 8:14am Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: TheDr]
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Cheers for that

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#415703 - 18th Jun 2010 10:42am Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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I just got another pc today that I need to make wireless. Let me know were you get yours from? smile

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#415799 - 18th Jun 2010 7:03pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: Wheels]
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Got one from Bigabyte but am having a hell of a game configuring it in windows 7, will not detect any networks whatever i try, used a usb one

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#415806 - 18th Jun 2010 7:28pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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how much? I currently have 1 on my quad core 64bit win7 pc and it works great.

strange that your having problems?

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#415854 - 18th Jun 2010 10:50pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: Wheels]
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was only 12.50 or somethin. Bought a belkin one from PC world for 20 quid but that never worked so took it back and they suggested i went to bigabyte. Yeah mines quad core 64bit win 7 too. Ive tried everythin installing and uninstalling, moving the pc near the router, the lot. It just wont recognise any wireless networks (the laptop picks up loads including the neighbours) but connects fine when wired or thru my blackberry, its cable broadband. What makes yours and is it a dongle type thing or a pci card?

Chris

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#415855 - 18th Jun 2010 10:52pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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oh and did it come with win 7 drivers or did you have to download them tried the ones on the cd rom and downloading win 7 drivers

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#415862 - 18th Jun 2010 11:21pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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I got mine from Pc world. I think I just put it in and it found it's own drivers. It's the dongle type. I've just ordered one off eBay for £6.95 delivered so I'll give that a whirl.

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#415934 - 19th Jun 2010 1:30pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: chris123]
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Originally Posted By: chris123
Got one from Bigabyte but am having a hell of a game configuring it in windows 7, will not detect any networks whatever i try, used a usb one


Chris, sorry about that, the Windows 7 drivers are on the website, or if you need them just call back in and we'll put them on a CD for you.

This always happens with new operating systems, luckily 7 drivers have appeared much more quickly than the Vista ones did.

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#415941 - 19th Jun 2010 2:11pm Re: Wireless USB Adaptor [Re: TheDr]
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Thanks for that. I've found the drivers on the website and tried installing them but they seem to be the same drivers as the ones on the disk with the stick, its driving me mad! Cheers for your help thedr appreciated

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