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Anyone ever use the Rosewill rnx n2lx?

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I just got one today and it took me about 4 hours to hook up. It was only 15 bucks but I expected it to plug and play with driver install. I am running xp 32bit and when I installed it, it connected but when I restarted the computer to complete the install it wouldn't connect it would see the networks but wouldnt connect, so I tried just the driver no rosewill connection thingy, and it would check the box that says disabled. When I would deselect the box it would flash and recheck the box. I have it working now and it is still touchy when I disconnect it.

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A lot of times what you will see with wireless cards from not-so-big-names like Linksys, Cisco, Netgear is they will use some oddball chipset that was cheap for them to license.

The oddball chipset might not have good reliability, might have crappy drivers available and do some odd things.

Example - a few years ago, I bought an "Encore" brand wireless N USB card for my desktop. I had to search for 3 or 4 weeks to find drivers that would actually work on this thing. Turns out it was some very rare Ralink chipset that was out of development for a while and finding drivers for it were nearly impossible.

This shows up in user reviews on newegg and usually you can find working drivers through that.
    
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Yeah I looked at the reviews and mostly all good. I am wondering if it just xp that it has problems with. i booted up linux on a flash drive and it worked immediately. yesterday it was working then would drop signal today it wont connect.... gonna try windows 7 next
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Just hooked it up to window 7 ultimate 64bit and it is working fine must have problems with xp
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