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    Wireless USB Device

    This is a discussion on Wireless USB Device within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Does anyone what Netgear Wireless USB adaptor works with the sky router? Will the WG111 adaptor work? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WG11...&s=electronics It works ...

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      Wireless USB Device

      Does anyone what Netgear Wireless USB adaptor works with the sky router? Will the WG111 adaptor work? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WG11...&s=electronics

      It works with the DG834G router.


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      Hi The_Ree

      any wireless usb or pci adapter should work fine as long as it made within the last 3 years or so

      My laptop has a centrino wireless and my other PC has a usb Philips one (i did get that one free, i wouldn't really have bought a Philips one)




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      Yes that will be fine:
      http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adap...Specifications

      Supports WPA (some old cards don't)

      Also have a look on ebuyer.com, broadbandbuyer.co.uk, scan.co.uk, watford.co.uk and microdirect.co.uk

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      Also about to buy Netgear WG111 USB dongle - but the Netgear CO.UK site DOESN'T mention WPA-PSK as a supported encryption, and neither do any of the specification pages of the UK suppliers you mention, while the dotcom (US?) site you quoted specifically does...

      If I buy one, and it doesn't support WPA-PSK after all, it would be a pity. Advice?

      ZZDave

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      Dave if you buy it online you have the distant selling act to return it under normally

      Alternatively buy it from PCworld and if it dont work, take it back and say you sepecifically asked and the salesperson tolf you it would

      They normally refund on the spot within a day or so




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      it does work. the WG111T *is* the sky rebranded one.

      WPA-PSK works fine.


      Oh, and a quick tip if you are going to get it from pc world.... order it online with the 'collect in store' option - just take the ref number. It's 3 or 4 quid cheaper than picking it up off the shelf


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      Thanks for the tip Steve - I couldn't quite believe it when it appeared that you can pay the online price, and then pick it up at the store for the same price. Unfortunately, my local PC World store (Brighton) has none in stock, while the nearest one that does will cost me the delivery price to get there and back!

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      Ho-hum - went to Crawley for a weekend ride, and picked up a WG111GE. Installed software on W2K ASUS/P4 machine. Plugged in dongle to USB2 socket on front of PC. It found my SKY router, and my other wireless network - will it connect? Nope!
      Only if I plug the dongle into one of the USB2 sockets on the motherboard panel on the back of the machine will it connect, and even then it's really unstable...

      Another thing - my existing WEP network uses an ASCII key, but the NetGear software only accepts a "passphrase" or Hex. Passphrase entry is NOT the same as ASCII entry, so had to find a utility to tell me the Hex of my ASCII key...

      I might have to get an Ebuyer "cheapest", which will probably work better...

      ZZDave

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      hi dave i am using the netgear dongle and it works just fine

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      Well, I got fed up with waiting for the Netgear WG111 to decide to connect, and then disconnect, and then connect, then disconnect, then do nothing for half an hour with 81% signal showing, and the software (spelling mistakes in software always put me on the alert - it says "scaning") wouldn't accept my 63 character WPA key, so I've taken it back to PC World and got a refund. I've ordered an Ebuyer Extra Value (Dynamode) 54g USB dongle instead, and if that's not any better, I'll try getting the Edimax 108Mbps one that goes with the rest of my wireless networking kit (except the SKY Netgear box).

      I can't believe my PC is that incompatible, but who knows...

      Activation set for tomorrow - maybe...

      ZZDave

     

     
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