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    This is a discussion on which adapter within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; after getting a new sagem black router from sky i am looking to get a new wireless adapter for it. ...

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      which adapter

      after getting a new sagem black router from sky i am looking to get a new wireless adapter for it. which adapter do i need? which is the best i can get?


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      Re: which adapter

      Do you have an adapter at the moment? If so you don't need one as long as it is a 54g.

      If you don't have one and have a laptop, then one of these will do you-
      Netgear WG511 Wireless PC Card 54 Mbps: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
      If you don't have a PCMIA slot then one of these-
      Netgear WG111 Wireless 54Mbps USB 2.0 Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

      If you have a desktop, then I would recommend you consider a Homeplug system. It will cost a bit more but will give you less problems, be more stable and much faster.

      If you really want an adapter for a desktop then you could do a lot worse than one of these-
      Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
      I have one and find it very good, even in an old house. A PCI one would be better but requires opening your PC box.

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      Re: which adapter

      thanks, never seen a homeplug syste. what is it and where can i get a good deal?

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      Re: which adapter

      This'll give you an idea

      HomePlug AV | Broadbandbuyer.co.uk

      I'd shop around though as you may get better deals elsewhere, including ebay. Search for homeplug or powerline.

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      Re: which adapter

      Look for a pair of Comtrend ones on e-bay, some go for 30 which is a bargain as they are 200mpbs.

      Like these:- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Comtrend-Power...d=p3286.c0.m14

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      Re: which adapter

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      Look for a pair of Comtrend ones on e-bay, some go for 30 which is a bargain as they are 200mpbs.
      I'd recommend the Comtrends for a bargain, but I have noticed they do give off some interference which will knock down your noise margin a tad. Some of the more expensive ones have inbuilt RFI filters but the big advantage of the comtrend ones is the mains pass-through.

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      Re: which adapter

      If you buy from eBay make sure you are dealing with a company and not an individual. Individuals are likely to be getting rid of something that does not work for them and may not work for you.

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      Re: which adapter

      what sort of mbps should i look for and what over features should i look for

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      Re: which adapter

      Depends on what you can afford. Go for 200Mbps if you can afford it but even 85Mbps will be a big improvement on your wireless.

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      Re: which adapter

      got about 40-50

     

     
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