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Linksys AE6000 Mini Wireless G / N & AC Dual Band USB Adapter £21.99 @ Amazon Marketplace / Micro Online UK

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This adapter cost me £30 from Amazon a month ago, gutted but it's worth the money, just use the "More Buying Choices" link on the right for the £21.99 price. I have clumsily broken longer adapters in
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Because Lenovo, HP, etc. have BIOSes with "whitelists" that will refuse to boot with non-approved cards (either Wifi or 3G/4G). There are hacked BIOSes for some, but recent models haven't been "cracked". You cannot even use official cards for a different model, e.g. even a Lenovo/HP branded AC card won't be "approved" for older models even though it would work just fine.

There should be a ban on such practice but until someone intervenes we are stuck with such restrictions.

There are also some laptops like cheap Toshiba that don't actually have miniPCIe WiFi cards but USB on the mainboard, so unless you want to desolder that and solder a different card you are a bit stuck.

Some ASUS laptops also have 1 dreadful antenna where a cheap wire would do much better. Sure you can buy and install better antennas if you're into modding but most people won't do that.

As for this card - this will be far better than a 1x1 150Mbps N card that you will be lucky to connect at 60-80MBps. If anything I'd go for a 2x2 866MBps AC card if you have an AC router and work with files off a NAS/home server.
Thank you for the detailed explanation, I'd also agree with getting a 2x2 AC card, I'm now getting around 500MBps on the other side of the house where before the N signal was so bad I had to use powerline adapters to a second router.
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Don't wish to be too negative about this deal, but surely, for most people, something like the Edimax nano size adapter for around £7 is much better in terms of value and size, unless you have a specific need for the dual-band/AC functionality?]

The 2.4Ghz band is crowded here with 10 or so networks so I guess the Edimax is a decent deal if you don't need 5Ghz or have an AC router.
Because Lenovo, HP, etc. have BIOSes with "whitelists" that will refuse to boot with non-approved cards (either Wifi or 3G/4G). There are hacked BIOSes for some, but recent models haven't been "cracked". You cannot even use official cards for a different model, e.g. even a Lenovo/HP branded AC card won't be "approved" for older models even though it would work just fine.

There should be a ban on such practice but until someone intervenes we are stuck with such restrictions.

There are also some laptops like cheap Toshiba that don't actually have miniPCIe WiFi cards but USB on the mainboard, so unless you want to desolder that and solder a different card you are a bit stuck.

Some ASUS laptops also have 1 dreadful antenna where a cheap wire would do much better. Sure you can buy and install better antennas if you're into modding but most people won't do that.

As for this card - this will be far better than a 1x1 150Mbps N card that you will be lucky to connect at 60-80MBps. If anything I'd go for a 2x2 866MBps AC card if you have an AC router and work with files off a NAS/home server.
Can someone explain why you would buy this over just replacing the wireless card? I recently upgraded to the latest Intel AC card for under £20 and it's a very simple procedure. I'd imagine the antenna inside a laptop are better too.
Don't wish to be too negative about this deal, but surely, for most people, something like the Edimax nano size adapter for around £7 is much better in terms of value and size, unless you have a specific need for the dual-band/AC functionality?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-EW-7811UN-150Mbps-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B003MTTJOY/
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Belkin Energy Saving Insight Energy Cost Monitor/Meter £11.29 @ Amazon

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Back down to it's lowest price ever according to camelcamelcamel. It's only a quid or so dearer than the cheapest energy monitors. The main advantage is that it has a separate display that
fragster Avatar3y, 6m agoFound 3 years, 6 months ago5 Comments
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Electrical Rating 250V~/13A/50Hz/3250W

http://www.belkin.com/uk/F7C005-Belkin/p/P-F7C005

Edited By: Boogie83e on May 20, 2013 19:45
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does this monitor your household usage?

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Plus £1.99 postage.
does this monitor your household usage?
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Belkin Protective Silicon Bubble Case for iPad 2 & New iPad 3 £13.24 @ Amazon

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I've been using this case for the best part of the past day and love its soft grip. It's well padded around the sides, edges & back/front. It doesn't add much weight to the iPad and looks sturdy enoug…
thenormalone Avatar3y, 7m agoFound 3 years, 7 months ago2 Comments
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Looks like Amazon have sold out but still available from the marketplace for less @ £13 :)
Many thanks for putting this on here I've just ordered great price just what I wanted for my iPad 2 for outside etc cheers
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