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    which adapter please ?

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      which adapter please ?

      Hi

      Can anyone recomend a usb wireless adapter, I don't have my sky router yet if it's better to get back to you when I have please let me know but would reduce my down time of course if I can get one in advance. I think I read that sky can provide one, but don't know the cost ?

      Also I am new to wireless and a friend has advised me to have wpa2, does the router model dictate this capability or will the adapter have to be compatible too ?

      MTIA
      Steve


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      Re: which adapter please ?

      Hi Steve,

      From personal use I would recomend using a PCI Wireless Card rather than a USB Adapter. USB tend to drop connections more frequently than PCI, due to poorer ranges from lower power limitations.

      In terms of WPA2 most new routers are capable of using this, as well as most wireless usb/pci adapters.

      Wireless PCI Adapter | Broadbandbuyer.co.uk

      Here are some Wireless PCI Cards.

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      Re: which adapter please ?

      Sky used to supply Netgear USB wireless adapters, I paid 20 for one as I recall.

      Do you really need one though?

      Some people think that because Sky supplies a wireless router thats the only way you can connect.
      The router has, in addition to its wireless port, 4 ethernet ports, and is supplied with a cable to connect to your PC's network connection.

      Also a wired connection is a lot more stable than a wireless one!


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      Re: which adapter please ?

      If it's a laptop computer try PCMCIA (aka PC Card) instead of USB -- it's just better.

      If desktop, use PCI -- it's better still.

      You can choose your brand on price -- even the no-name ones work.
      But stick with Netgear for consistency in terminology that makes setting up easier -- and because Netgear support will still be around when you need to upgrade firmware or drivers.

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      Re: which adapter please ?

      Sky charges 28.50 for their wireless adapter it is a white netgear usb dongle.

      I forgot to add 25.00 for the adapter and 3.50 for postage and packaging.
      Last edited by jonny1310; 30-06-08 at 09:49 PM. Reason: forgot

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      Re: which adapter please ?

      if external err i'd recommend the bt voyager 1055!

      ive used it with bt home hub and sky router so far!

     

     

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