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    Reliable Wireless Adapter

    Im getting a new pc and I need a wireless adapter for the old one so my router can sit with the new one. I dont care whether its PCI or USB (neater vs easier to install?) but I want to keep it as cheap as possible - just over £10 perhaps from some of the prices on scan.

    I know that at £10 I could be buying complete rubbish so does anyone know which brands I should buy or avoid?

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=457260

    this is my new best friend.. works with everything.. even vista 64 bit as i've just discovered which is pretty amazing as nothing else seems to.

    My pc is always connected before you can open a browser to. It's awesome.

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    Thanks...great price, reputable company, looks perfect.

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/produ...oductID=640929

    this is good too i have it in the lounge on the vista htpc and is very reliable and has a flex aerial - it is on today only too

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    Looks like Im spoiled for choice - both cheap, both on today only, both recommended. Guess Ill have to flip a coin sometime over the weekend...

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    remebered that i got mine from ebay for a approx £9 new delivered if you do not have a bigger order going through to cover postage or qualify for free postage

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    I use this one
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=140533
    But on a more practical note this usb adaptor is to be avioded at all costs!
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=624645
    Bought the top one when the belkin usb broke after 2 months and didn't keep the recipt
    Last edited by Andy3536; 28-07-2007 at 02:52 PM.

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    Ok thanks all. I think Ill probably go for the ASUS one as its cheap and it says it supports up to 138Mbps (not like 54Mbps would bottleneck my 2meg internet anyway though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=457260

    this is my new best friend.. works with everything.. even vista 64 bit as i've just discovered which is pretty amazing as nothing else seems to.

    My pc is always connected before you can open a browser to. It's awesome.
    I bought that recently, and it worked great... until I installed the drivers for my graphics card. For some reason there was some compatibility issue with the drivers, which stopped the card from connecting to the net. This is using the latest forceware drivers, and the latest wireless card drivers from the Asus site.

    I've gone back to using my Asus wireless usb adapter instead. I only bought the pci card to make my computer a bit neater

    This is what I use:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=150692

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    Hmmm...that might be a problem. Although the wireless card will be going in my old pc <--, dont know if Ill have the same problems with an old graphics card. Have you had any problems with drivers staffsMike?

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    Use the driver on the CD but don't install (or if you do, do not use) the software for connecting to the routers.

    It works perfectly this way but yes i have had trouble with thier software.

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    Ive gone with the ASUS as its cheap and if you got the drivers sorted then hopefully theyll be ok for me without too much trouble.

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