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    Which Wireless Adapter?

    This is a discussion on Which Wireless Adapter? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Can anybody help, just purchased a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, and had sky wireless router installed, ...

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      Exclamation Which Wireless Adapter?

      Can anybody help, just purchased a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, and had sky wireless router installed, i would like to purchase a USB Adapter which will work and install easily. Currently have Belkin G+ MIMO Adapter but have to download drivers from Belkin site, which worked, but couldnt connect to wireless. I still have a few days to take this back to shop so need some advice on which new one to purchase, or shall i stay with what i have?


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      Re: Which Wireless Adapter?

      If you have any choice, I would avoid USB because the technology is pretty awful. If poss use PCI or PCMCIA (laptop card slot).

      Additonally there are problems reported with some Netgear USB units and Vista, and I suspect this is typical because Vista requires complete driver re-writes and hardware makers are reluctant to devote appropriate resources to an OS which business customers are shunning.

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      Re: Which Wireless Adapter?

      One possible problem is using a mix of the Belkin WiFi Utility and Windows Zero Configuration Manager. Use either (I'd go with the Windows Utilty) but not both! Best bet is to delete the Belkin Utility (but not the Drivers) and simply use the Windows WiFiManager. This problem would apply to any make of WiFi adaptor. I'd also go for a PCMCIA card (or a mini-pci card) for a laptop.

     

     

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