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    Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

    This is a discussion on Any good wireless adapter recommendations? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I have got a Thomson ST122G and I don't think it is really good. Can anyone recomend me any ...

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      Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Hi, I have got a Thomson ST122G and I don't think it is really good. Can anyone recomend me any good wireless adapter for my PC. I am using Win Vista. I would want one for a good price.

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      I would honestly get a Netgear wireless adapter so as you know you will get best performance with your netgear router. I will also only want a standard 54Mbps adapter rather that the Super G one which runs at 108Mbps. The DG834G only works at 54Mbps wireless. So you will only be downloading wirelessly at about 110Mbps at best, or at least this is my experiance even after increasing my line speed.

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      So you will only be downloading wirelessly at about 110Mbps at best,
      You would have to move to N.Korea or Japan for that. But you are correct, it is pointless paying a premium for an N class or Super G, a 54g is more than sufficient for the Sky router. This one is as good as any - Netgear WG111 Wireless 54Mbps USB 2.0 Adapter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

      It may be no better than your existing one, have you tried putting it on a short USB extension and moving it around a bit, to see if the reception improves.

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You would have to move to N.Korea or Japan for that.
      My bad, it should have been 110KBps lol.

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Thanks for the reply guys. I will have a look at the Netgear Wireless adapter. What about a PCI card, are they any good?

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      You would be much better going for a couple of homeplugs

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      PCI adapters will nearly always out-perform USB, but I agree with Smithy, if you want the fastest possible connection, use Homeplugs.

      I have fitted one of these for a neighbour and she finds it very good. You can move the aerial around a bit to get the best reception. - Edimax EW-7128G Wireless LAN PCI Card 802.11b/g 54Mbp: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      PCI adapters will nearly always out-perform USB, but I agree with Smithy, if you want the fastest possible connection, use Homeplugs.

      I have fitted one of these for a neighbour and she finds it very good. You can move the aerial around a bit to get the best reception. - Edimax EW-7128G Wireless LAN PCI Card 802.11b/g 54Mbp: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
      That looks like a great piece of kit, I think, i'll invest in one of those instead of a USB one. A great bargin aswell, for a tenner!

      Thanks guys, much appreciated

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
      A great bargin aswell, for a tenner!
      That's a tenner you could put towards a pair of homeplugs

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      Re: Any good wireless adapter recommendations?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      That's a tenner you could put towards a pair of homeplugs
      Any home plugs you can recomend me then, to sway my mind away from the PCI Card then?

     

     
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