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I'm looking into getting one. At the moment I have the ALFA Network 802.11g adapter and it isn't doing it's job anymore like it used to. Mainly looking for something that has high gain and long distance. It does need to be USB with a cable. Willing to spend up to $100 on it and would prefer it be from somewhere local (ie. CompUSA, Fry's, or BestBuy).

I would actually like to pick one up tonight. Here are some I'm looking into:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=281678&CatId=2688

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Hawking+Technology+-+Hi-Gain+Wireless-150N+USB+2.0+Network+Dish+Adapter/1535071.p?id=1218274675575&skuId=1535071&st=wireless%20adapter&cp=1&lp=45

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4252498&CatId=2692

What are some exact specs I should be looking at to determine if it's a good adapter or not? What are good brands? I see tons of adapters with similar specs but the price difference is huge.
Edited by Sam1990 - 11/5/11 at 4:35pm
post #2 of 13
I've personally used the Belkin adapters for my lappy when my network card crashed and I had absolutely no issue. What is your router output? You should be matching its highest output with your adapter quality. I personally had an n-adapter and was able to get full access in a fraternity house on the 3rd floor when the router was in the basement. Pending your building construction, results may very.
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No idea on the information about my router off the top of my head. I'll check it out that out though in a little bit.
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Ya, find out what kind of network the router is broadcasting then by accordingly. Basically price point is based upon how good your router is, subbed to the thread, ill check it periodically.
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Looked up some information on my router and compared with some of the adapters from CompUSA. After taking a trip to the store I found out they only had like 3 different adapters there, the rest were online.

So I picked up the Amped UA600. I'm actually pretty impressed with it. Works a lot better than the ALFA and it picks up a TON of connections. My signal is flawless.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7297806
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Good to hear you found what you needed. Did you ever find what type of network your router is broadcasting?
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Good to hear you found what you needed. Did you ever find what type of network your router is broadcasting?

If you mean b/g/n then yes, it's g.
post #8 of 13
Didn't you try to update the drivers? The first ones were flaky. I have that Alfa too, and it's been working pretty well confused.gif
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Windows always installed the drivers so I'm assuming they were the latest ones.

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Nope. Try these drivers. Your chipset is RTL8187L
Edited by Icekilla - 11/7/11 at 8:09am
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