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Hello internet peeps,

I've got my computer back, thanks to our network admin at work installing Windows 7 onto my new hard drive and transferring my files over. However, it seems that whatever killed my hard drive also killed my little USB wifi adapter.

I bought a Netgear adapter at Best Buy last night, but was unsuccessful in connecting it to our network. We tried it on John's computer, and it didn't work there either, but his adapter worked on my computer. So it's definitely the fault of Netgear's adapter. So it's going back to Best Buy tonight, because their customer support is no good.

My question for you all is, should I replace it with a Cisco/Linksys adapter, or Belkin? Is either one any better than the other? I care about ease of setup, reliability, speed, and customer support.

Date: 2012-08-10 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makovette.livejournal.com
I am exceptionally pleased with the ASUS USB-N53 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SAKW9G. About $38.

These are not physically small devices, so if space is at an uber premium, these may not be the best choice. They come with a 6" flexible USB cable so you can orient them for best reception

I ended up buying three of them for all the desktops here. More L337 G33ksp34k in my LJ about these a month ago or so: http://makovette.livejournal.com/707106.html

Mako

Date: 2012-08-11 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurie-robey.livejournal.com
Thanks for the feedback, Mako! Best Buy didn't have the Asus, so I got a Cisco/Linksys fob and had it installed within 5 minutes. Definitely stay away from Netgear.

Date: 2012-08-11 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hantamouse.livejournal.com
Replace it with a cat6 cable?

Date: 2012-08-11 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurie-robey.livejournal.com
That would be considerably more difficult, given I'm sitting at John's old desk now.

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