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Need help with buying wireless adapters

Q: Need help with buying wireless adapters

So I've been out of the loop for a while on wireless adapters. Could you guys make a suggestion on the type I should buy that is considered cheap(er), but effective for the price. I mostly play games and stream games. So I want something that will give me the necessary mbps to do so.

I've noticed most adapters are USB now, how do these compare to PCI and PCI-Express?

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A: Need help with buying wireless adapters

Well if you are gaming a lot you'd need a high powered one so a bad wireless connection doesn't lag or cut out

This one is very powerful and has a very large antenna

This one is cheaper, but not as powerful but still really good:

I would also recommend netgear, however the windows 8 support is iffy but the two amped wireless ones would definitely work in windows 8 and the company has outright said they work.
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A:Wireless USB Adapters

Out of the box with no drivers needed from CD, would be Airlink N150 mini usb

I have it on one desktop wireless tester running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Once connected 7 installed the drivers for it and I was up and running. Did a site survey, found my wireless 802.11g/n mix network SSID, click on connect, type in passcode and that's is up and running. I recommend this device as it's dirt cheap and works. Max TX: 150mbps Max RX: 150mbps.


Airlink Mini USB N300 (TX:150mbps / RX:300mbps) - in theory though.

Cheap on this site with free shipping

I've use them many times no real issues..
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I have searched the internet and have so far found hundreds of people with my problem but no one with a solution. Does anyone out there know of a USB Adapter that is compatible with XP x64??

Any help at all would be really useful.

A:Wireless Adapters and XP x64

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I install the reccomended drivers ffor win7.

I have turned off homegroups, turned off ipv6 and each time i either get an error telling me that the drivers cant be found or that the software for the program cant be runned since it cant find any usb adapters.

I tryed: Netgear NW111v2, Dlink DWA-140 N and last Jensen Airlink 85300 series.

It starts to piss me off pretty much.

In the reboot process i also need to unplug the usb device to get the pc rebooted completly. (otherwise it bluescreens)

I KNOW that the usb is working since I have used each one of them with a usb stick and transferred data.

A:wireless usb adapters

Ok what errors did you get when your tried to connect to your wireless network. Assumming you have no issues with drivers and the wireless adatper is enabled. etc.
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This may sound stupid, but my old wireless adapter was giving me a few issues, and i went out and bought a new one (same model etc.)

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forgive the newbish nature of my stupid question

A:2 Wireless adapters

use the new one -- behappy
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Therefore, i have 2 wireless adapters in homewifi, both of them have the same security setting etc.

Is this how it is supposed to be?


A:2 wireless adapters in 1 wireless connection

Is this how it is supposed to be?Click to expand...

Not sure exactly what you are asking, but if you have multiple wireless adapters in one computer connecting to the same wireless network you might as well disable or remove all but one of them. For an integrated adapter that you are not using just switch it off.
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A:Wireless N routers and G adapters

The minimal testing I have done indicates that you'll get at least some of the range advantage.
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anybody have any suggestion that I can try?
Thanks a lot

A:Windows 8 and wireless adapters

Installing the latest Windows 8 driver for your TL-WDN3200, should help.

TL-WDN3200 - Bienvenido a TP-LINK

If you are still having problems after the driver update please post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine.
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I am wondering if having more than one USB Wireless Adapters will do anything with the connection in any way? For example, will having 2 Adapters make my connection better if both is at full bars?

I have 2 Wireless Adapters right now, One is Netgear and the other is D-Link.

Thank you for your Response.
Sorry if this is in wrong section.


A:Multiple Wireless Adapters

No, two wireless adapters won't effectively do anything to enhance your signal since your computer only
uses one at a time to connect to the Internet.

Hope that info answers your question.
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A:Windows 7 x64 wireless adapters

Quote: Originally Posted by Wapilot

I just completed a new windows 7 64 build and would like to purchase a wireless adapter for my "dream machine." My router is a buffalo WHR-G54S "g" router. I do not have any "n" wireless in my home yet. Any suggestions for something that has proven to be stable and trouble free with windows 7 x64?


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

You can be pretty secure if you get any of the major manufacturers. I happen to prefer linksys but there are so many that work. The best thing is to make sure whatever wap you want to buy has at least a vista 64 driver if not a win 7 driver.

Hope this helps

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Welcome to Techspot!

Those MiniPC card slot the same size of RAM for these units. If you can get a wifi card for it great for that slot, but you might be better off buying wifi card and insert into your PCMCIA slot instead. Don't forget to install the drivers before you install the card.
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A:Solved: wireless adapters

You can just disable it in Device Manager, or not use it.
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I have Windows 7. Is there some kind of obscure associated problem here?

I don't understand.

Also this computer worked with Ethernet fine at college. And the wireless adapters SEE the network it has to be something windows related right?


A:Please help, wireless adapters issues


Its more likely a configuration issue. Have you tried connecting without encryption? does it work?

Please run ipconfig /all and upload the output to us here.
(start>search>cmd>ipconfig /all)

Perhaps a screenshot of the advanced adapter properties would also help.
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A:wireless USB adapters not powering up

If you had the same problem with all adapters I'd say its the router thats the problem, is it set up properly, bare in mind sometimes they like to play with u and jumble all settings up to annoy you.

Do all other USB devices work ok?
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A:List of Wireless Adapters

Hi Iskevosi,
I have seen this list on Microsoft's website. HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) But there is nothing like confirmation from someone that something works IMO
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A:Wireless Adapters for Windows 7/64-bit

With your particular wireless network adaptor Linksys WMP54G no compatiblity at all with Win 7 so upgrading is a good idea.

It depends on what your router can do. If your router supports wireless N then go that route for the adaptor also. Wireless G is also fine and your router most likely will support that. Any on this list will work but the limitation may be with your router as far as signal strength goes. You need to choose pci-e or usb also. The Compatiblity list shows some that have gone through the testing process for Windows 7.

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A:Solved: Wireless Adapters w/ USB 1.1

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A:Belkin wireless USB adapters

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A:Wireless Network Adapters

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A:Wireless adapters won't work well on pc

What is the strength of signal when it is working?

Have you turned off power management for this device in Device Manager?
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A:Wireless problems on Win7 x64 with different adapters & BT

Quote: Originally Posted by Vilya

Hi people,

I'm trying to summarise my issue:

I used TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps wireless adapters for years, but while it was fast, the driver occasionally froze (and only worked again after reboot) and sometimes it caused BSOD. My partner got a Win7 x64 PC as well, and my BSODs got so regular that I decided I needed a new adapter, so as I assumed it was just my PC's or my specific adapter's problem, we bought new ones of the same model. But these ones' driver froze both PCs every couple of days and the BSODs continued. So I assumed this was a general TP-Link problem (as it occurred with about 3-4 different adapters of the same model and on 2 separate computers with the same OS) and bought two Bolse 300Mbps High Gain adapters (it had the 2nd best rating/price ratio on Amazon behind that TP-Link model).

What I immediately noticed it that these allegedly twice as fast adapters were noticeably slower than the TP-Link ones, but at least the drivers don't freeze any more (except occasionally when my PC is waking up from Sleep, and I got one BSOD but it's not clear if it was due to the adapter, it didn't say the driver name as with the TP-Link one, just "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE").

However maybe a week after getting the new adapters our download speed plummeted, it wasn't anywhere near the theoretical maximum 76-80 Mbps download speed we're paying for (BT Infinity 2) even before, but at least it was possible to stream videos on 3 separate machines without having to wait for buffer, but now it is VERY slow, I measured it three times over a couple of days with download speed results of 0.82-0.87 Mbps and upload speed of 4.80-5.48 Mbps.

Also tried to contact BT Support, but they were saying they couldn't locate any problem with our network and will get back to us. They also said it would be best to test the speed with a wire vs. the wireless but we don't have any at home. I could wait for BT to try to sort this out, but the Amazon return deadline for the Bolse adaptors is within a week (so it's kinda urgent) and basically what I'd like to ask is if you people think this is a problem with incompatible adaptors again or some other unrelated (or BT-related) issue? Should I return the adaptors and look for some other model? If yes, do you have any recommendations for cheap and good ones that work on Win7 x64 PCs? (Basically like the TP-Link one but without the driver freezing and BSODs.)

Thank you!


The Basic Requirements topic questions:

1. Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?

Wireless - we have a BT Home HUB with 3-4 PCs and a printer connected to it wirelessly (+ occasional Kindle and smartphone), from these usually only 2-3 PCs are in use

2. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?


3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?

Unlimited BT Infinity 2 (fibre optic broadband)

4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo

BT Home Hub 3.0 - Type B
Router: Huawei EchoLife HG612
Wireless Adapters: Bolse BO-N1559

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (on 2 of the PCs, the most frequently used ones)
Avira (on 2 others)


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Nathan
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E8-4E-06-15-DB-97
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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Quote: Originally Posted by eblush

I feel like I'm sooo close, but have run out of ideas to fix this. I would really prefer to use the Linksys USB adapter, I originally bought since I can't return it now. But if the new ConnectGear is my only option since it at least sees connections, I'm okay with that. I just want this computer on the internet already! Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

eblush; Welcome to Windows Seven Forums! And you are correct, we get lots of questions about networking and wireless. We'll try to help!

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Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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A:Can someone give an explanation of wireless adapters?

300mbps or 150mbps is the theoretical max for data transfer but by the time it travels thru a few walls, downstairs, thru metal whatever and if you hanging more than one computer off your wireless router than the data transfer rate is going to be vastly less.

why a pci card, they are bulky and require you to open up your case to install them, do yourself a favor and just get a cheap usb wireless adapter, as stated before the hiro models are foolproof, check the tiger direct reviews, something like 166 reviews averaging almost 5 stars out of 5.

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A:Wireless Adapters not working properly Win7/Linksys

Hello jw, and welcome to Sevenforums!

If you can download something (perhaps from another computer), click here to download the latest driver and save it to your system. There is something I noticed, there is no separate driver lists for x64 and x86. Its last update was the start of '10. It may just be an incompatible device. If you can, see if another device works on the computer. Go through your control panel programs and uninstall everything that has to do with wireless, such as the wireless adapter software. Then install the new adapter and see if that does anything. If not -

Follow this tutorial: Internet Troubleshooting Guide
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A:Solved: Questions About Netgear Wireless Adapters/Routers

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A:Twist s230u Ethernet and Wireless adapters Corrupt...

Sorry you're having so much trouble with your Twist   Mine's been pretty well-behaved.
The Twist bringing down the network sounds a bit like the link below - although your model isn't listed.  You might double-check that LenovoEMC isn't installed.
BTW, I tidied up your post a litle - implied profanity.  We're pretty straight-laced around here
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A:[SOLVED] Wireless issues with multiple adapters, something to do with Windows 7 not h

Hi Steve, and welcome to TSF.

Please try to follow the instructions here, paying particular attention to the part about Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

Post results back here and if your thread needs moving to the Networking forum, I'm sure one of the mods will take care of that.
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A:Unable to uninstall wireless network adapters from device manager.

Wow, Norton is such a mess. I can never recommend anyone use their crappy software.

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Hi Mark
since I have limitation knowledge regarding related product which caused this issue, I suggest you contact Intel for WiDI and Cisco regarding this VPN client
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good luck
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A:HELP! Buying a Wireless Card or Adapter.

The 300 should offer the ability for increased range and speed. Of course, the ultimate determining factor is the bandwidth coming into the router from your ISP. I would go with the 300 if you want the maximum range and bandwidth (ability). If range isn't an issue, the 150 wouldn't be too bad.

Since you say you are using a wireless connection only for that computer, the 300 will provide optimal reliability (range) for your WiFi connection. Not to mention future expandability as available bandwidth increases.

I like Netgear!
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The official speeds of 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n networks are 11, 54, and 270 megabits per second (Mbps) respectively, these figures represent a scenario that is simply not attainable in the real world. As a general rule, you should assume that in a best-case scenario you.ll get roughly one-third of the advertised performance.

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Replying to my own post:

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A:why do i have to many adapters ?

Here: Is it safe to delete the Microsoft ISATAP adapters? - Windows 7 Help Forums

I would uninstall them, reboot and see what comes back. Some of them may be due to software you installed.