Belkin 802.11g Wireless G USB Network Adapter £9.99 buy 2 free postage - HotUKDeals
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Adds 802.11g wireless capabilities to desktop and laptop computers, for faster wireless networking available for home or office
Fits any standard 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 USB slot
Provides 3 times the wireless range of 802.11a adapters
Offers backward-compatibility with all 802.11b network devices
Features wireless 64- and 128-bit WEP Encryption
Keeps notebook batteries running longer with advanced, low-power consumption chipset

NOT Vista compatible.
- Mattitude

Scratch that, apparently others HAVE been able to use it with Vista.
- Mattitude
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#1
i dont see why people wud call this a hot deal as play had them for 3.99 delivered, jus the ova day. neway nice try mate
#2
cikki100
i dont see why people wud call this a hot deal as play had them for 3.99 delivered, jus the ova day. neway nice try mate


Play was a misprice from £23.99.
#3
Play was a mis-price!, Don't vote cold as it actually looks a good deal!
#4
Good find and unlike play.com, I expect Amazon will deliver.

Johnnypanic
#5
Tripple Nectar points on Amazon purchases too at the moment :)
#6
[SIZE=2]i got this about 3 weeks ago ! didnt even consider posting it...it's wierd how when you find a deal yourself you dont equate it to a hotdeal as it wasnt from this site lol.......[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]anyway its cracking little adapter. gives great signal ! from 3 floors away. also comes with usb extension lead so less chance of it getting broken or snapped[/SIZE]
#7
bought mine with this http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72135&highlight=griffin to bring it up to supersaver delivery and get two electrical products working wirelessly ! wooo
#8
very nice offer.
Best price I managed to find two week ago was around 13 - 15 delivered

If you are looking to buy this one for Vista I will certainly recommend it.
All vista drivers here: http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5D7050&aid=5381&scid=221
#9
cikki100
i dont see why people wud call this a hot deal as play had them for 3.99 delivered, jus the ova day. neway nice try mate



dont u feel like a ryt ........ :whistling:



great deal voted hot
#10
anyone know if there is a way of connecting something like this to the ps2?
#11
my apologies to tonyd19565. and for the rest of u lot as i cancelled my order (realised i dint need it as i got a laptop wiv built in wifi) before i got the misprice meseg, i fort the price was correct.
#12
khimbar
Play was a misprice from £23.99.


It was actually a misprice from £29.99
#13
grilli
anyone know if there is a way of connecting something like this to the ps2?

NO
#14
it got so pretty horrible reviews on amazon and i'm not surprised i wouldn't touch a belkin product with a barge poll.
#15
I have had one for ages. I don't think it's very good, but for that price it is a good deal.
#16
I have 2 of these and find they can be quite temperamental - some days they will work fine but others they will lose connection a lot and I have to do the dreaded right-click repair action quite a lot. Sometimes I have to reset my computer and router to get back online.

I also have a belkin G+ router that works fine with other equipment like a laptop and my Wii connects to it fine every time which makes me believe that these adapters are to blame - my advise is to avoid! :-(

The mispriced Belkin F5D7051 125g adapter on play.com was a newer/faster version of this so might work better.
#17
Voted hot, I believe I paid £20 a few months back for one from Currys, and I needed one for my brother (but wasn't prepared to pay £20 again, considering the PC had only cost £30 itself), so I've bought it too.

:-D
#18
I'm with allyo - I had one and it performed pretty badly, reception was rubbish compared to my Buffalo laptop card.

But, a very cheap offer so still a good deal.
#19
Just to confirm though in case anyone is wondering, this is NOT Vista compatible.
#20
i use it with vista......who told you it's not vista compatible ?
#21
Mattitude
Just to confirm though in case anyone is wondering, this is NOT Vista compatible.


Ignoring what it says on the Belkin website and in the manual, I plugged an 'old' Belkin F5D7050uk into my new desktop PC running Vista HP without installing any Belkin software. Vista recognised it as a WiFi dongle and installed some generic WiFi chipset drivers which function adequately. (Sorry, I can't be more specific about which drivers Vista installed right now as I'm not at that particular PC.)

It does occasionally suffer from the Vista 'cannot regain Wireless Connection after waking from sleep' bug, although I can then right click the network icon in the system tray and select 'Diagnose and Repair'. I also don't think its breaking any connection performance records, but it does establish and maintain a connection to my home LAN and internet via a BTHome hub.

That said, 'your mileage may vary' (as they say). Or to put it another way: caveat emptor.
#22
ryoooh
i use it with vista......who told you it's not vista compatible ?

From trying the one I currently have on a computer running Vista (same model - F5D7050uk), and it being somewhere on the website that it doesn't support Vista (the link I can't find right now though).
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2 tips for a better USB Wifi experience:

1) The software usually sucks. Sometimes an upgrade will fix it, sometimes you're better off using whatever your OS can sort out for you. Try sticking it into your PC without the driver disk and see if it sorts itself out (someone has already suggested this, but it's a good idea :) ).

2) Your PC will shield a USB dongle pretty well - get a USB extension and place the dongle away from your PC and monitor. If it's stuck directly into the back of your PC, you'll dramatically reduce your range and connection speed in most cases.
#24
grilli
anyone know if there is a way of connecting something like this to the ps2?


Well technically you could stick it into one of the USB slots at the front like you would a Maxdrive. Wouldn't work though, but you can physically connect it!

I'm certain this didn't help you!
#25
We have been running up to three of these at my girlfriends place and they have been 101% reliable. £30 each when I bought them about 9 months ago!!
#26
Mattitude
From trying the one I currently have on a computer running Vista (same model - F5D7050uk), and it being somewhere on the website that it doesn't support Vista (the link I can't find right now though).


They later posted Vista drivers for it.
http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/article/?lid=enu&pid=F5D7050uk&aid=7147&scid=0

New products are ver 3 & ver 4.
Vista driver available for both.
#27
How does this compare to a PCI card which you insert into a PC motherboard? Would they both have the same coverage?

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