Ralink RT73 802.11b/g 54M USB Wireless Adapter - £5.82 @ DealExtreme - HotUKDeals
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- Ralink IEEE 802.11b, g device supports up to 54Mbps transfer rates
- Supports 64, 128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 security mode
- USB 2.0 connectivity
- 2.4GHz frequency
- Internal Antenna supports operation range up to 15m (indoor) , 20m (outdoor)
- Supports infrastructure mode, Ad-Hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer communication among any wireless users, no Access Point required)
- Driver CD included

Certain chipsets have more functionality than others. This one uses the Ralink RT73 chipset, which is a great one for "security auditing" . ;)

It's a very good chipset if all you'll ever do is use it for making a non-wireless machine wireless, but for packet sniffing and injection, it's a monster . :)
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#1
i want to get my dell vostro 220 desktop mini tower go wireless . would this do the job or is there other good cheap uk alternatives anyone knows of.
banned#2
cadmus
i want to get my dell vostro 220 desktop mini tower go wireless . would this do the job or is there other good cheap uk alternatives anyone knows of.


This should do the job perfectly AFAIK
banned#3
would this work for an xbox360?
sorry for being thick.
#4
lottysdad08
This should do the job perfectly AFAIK


thanks:thumbsup:
#5
bulkomuff
would this work for an xbox360?
sorry for being thick.


No, sorry.
#6
You're not actually guaranteed the rt73. I was lucky and recieved one, but I'm gonna sell it on again for a fiver.

Some have reportedly recieved the n varation, and various other ones. It's a bit of a gamble.
#7
Not realy any cheaper than what I've seen UK business sellers on eBay offer similar new wireless usb dongles for.
#8
does this support windows 7 64bit?
#9
Go for an N adapter instead. Even if you don't have an N wireless router it will increase the range and strength of signal connecting to your current network. Try this one.
#10
Hi mate
How do you know it's the rt73 chipset? Can't see it on the site or I may be going blind a little lol.

frightenedrabbit
You're not actually guaranteed the rt73. I was lucky and recieved one, but I'm gonna sell it on again for a fiver.

Some have reportedly recieved the n varation, and various other ones. It's a bit of a gamble.

edit: just seen your post mate, I may be interested in that one, is it the non N version?
#11
i would really think twice about ordering anything from this bunch of useless gits,

i placed an order on the 10th december and payed 4 days express shipping guess what its still not here, i have emailed them with no replies so went on to a paypal claim and dealtime gave them a tracking number which has slowed down any hope of a refund this month,

total crap company, i would seriously think before ordering from these muppets
#12
THE GAFFER
i would really think twice about ordering anything from this bunch of useless gits,

i placed an order on the 10th december and payed 4 days express shipping guess what its still not here, i have emailed them with no replies so went on to a paypal claim and dealtime gave them a tracking number which has slowed down any hope of a refund this month,

total crap company, i would seriously think before ordering from these muppets
#13
I've ordered from them several times with never a problem. Unlike most sites, deal extreme have true consumer responses under the items, parts can go wayward but dont expect them to turn up in three days. One bad experience doesn't make a bad company.
#14
If any of the alternatives posted offer the same chipset or are suitable for wireless pen testing, and from a UK based seller, I would certainly appreciate a link to it,

As it stands its a good deal if you get the original spec.
#15
i ordered something on 16 of november and it arrived a few days before xmas eve

You do know that there is higher volume of mail going thre hk post offices and they have also reduced the number of delivers going out bound, so its not the companys fault its delays with the local postal office / services


Quoted

We were informed by Hong Kong Post that postal delay is to be expected because of the increasing shipping activities. The delay was caused by the insufficient freight cargo space and result in a 1-2 weeks delay of airmail parcels to Brazil, Russia, US and certain European countries. Hong Kong Post is looking for solutions regarding the situation and customers are advised to adopt EMS for prompt delivery. rcMart will keep watch with Hong Kong Post for the updated information, as well as looking for alternative shipping means.

The situation might be worse during X'mas peak season and customers are advised to arrange early posting. Please expect parcels to take 2-3 weeks longer than normal for delivery. Packages received by Hong Kong Post might not be updated with tracking number instantly.

and see here http://www.seeedstudio.com/blog/?p=860


As for customer services

they reply with in a week vie email support or phone them instead
#16
I used these for a while but i get them from a uk trade supplier - the N version is all they make now(accodring to my supplier) - so any previous version will be old stock from somewhere.

One thing i will say is i used the previous version for a while and they seem to have a greater range than the new ones! i used one new Nversion the other day and it wouldnt reach across 2 rooms(granted big) but on the same level - Tried another as i bought a few at once, no difference, they are quicker but have a shorter range.. IMO anyway.
#17
for xbox 360 i would recommend a Wireless N router and the New twin ariel (n) Network adaptor.
#18
jazferbetay


As for customer services

they reply with in a week vie email support or phone them instead


Can you really phone them? They are the last company that I'd imagine posting a phone number online!
#19
Yes you can email and phone them regarding orders.

Dealextreme are a great company , never had an issue with any of the thousands of items i have ordered from them , yes postage can be a little slow sometimes but the prices are usually very very cheap and if you look at any of the eastern retailers postage details MOST of them take 2 weeks to deliver , i have had items arrive from DX faster than from Hobbyking which is a decent retailer for the RC hobby even after ive paid more for the postage (DX is free postage).

Excellent company IF your not in a hurry ~( 2 weeks delivery on average)
#20
You may want to reconsider if you're specifically after a RT73, ordered this one from them too some time ago, only to find out it was some other chipset after opening the plastic enclosure.
#21
Two of these came today ordered on the 6th JAN, installed them, , they show up as 802.11n ?

They say b/g on them, very odd, not bad £12.06 for two, works fine on Win 7 64 Bit.

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n1.jpghttp://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n2.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n3.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n4.jpg
#22
Balb0wa,

The ones you received look like this yes?

https://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_24688_3.jpg
#23
Cuddy
Balb0wa,

The ones you received look like this yes?



yes , look exactly the same, funny how it sees them as "N" though, shame ive not got a N router to test
#24
Just took one to bits, will post pic in a mo

RT3070
The RT3070 is a 802.11n USB single chip solution with a tiny 9mmx9mm QFN 76-pin. The RT3070 802.11n solution features high throughput and extended range for single antenna and the reference design kit includes complete, turnkey Wi-Fi solutions including software driver support for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2K, Mac OS X and Linux. The high integration and low-cost digital CMOS design makes this chip ideal for the next generation of consumer electronics, broadband and PC desktop WLAN solutions.

Both the RT3080 and RT3070 single-chip solutions are available in single band frequency (2.4 GHz) and support security with WPA(TM), WPA2(TM), Wi-Fi Protected Set-Up(TM) and QoS (802.11e and WMM) which offer a rich feature set to support voice and video.

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//ra22.JPG
#25
Not sure if it is a n, on the chip it says 2070.

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//rr555.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//rr666.jpg


Was using this before from ebuyer. this is a ralink chipset RT73 RT-2571 as well "G"

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//rr777.jpg
#26
Ordered 4 more, came today, all N versions again, they even say it on the box, never noticed that before.

One even has an aerial with it,lol

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n33333.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n111111.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//n222222.jpg
#27
Balb0wa,

I received my 3 today and two of them have an external antenna. I opened them all up and the internal antenna one has the same chip as your first two, namely RT2070L.

The two external antenna ones have the RT2571WF...

http://i45.tinypic.com/f4jxit.jpg

..like your Plexus one from Ebuyer. I'd be interested if your external antenna one is also the same :)
#28
There all wireless N, they even say N on the box front, opened the antenna up and its the N version, think they have it on there site for 25$ :thumbsup:

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//112233.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bobbyboyuk//112234.jpg
#29
Looks like my external antenna ones are from a different (and probably older) batch than your external one.
#30
Cuddy
Looks like my external antenna ones are from a different (and probably older) batch than your external one.


what does it say on front of box though? all mine said N and wi fi b g n
#31
Balb0wa
what does it say on front of box though? all mine said N and wi fi b g n


All 3 boxes are identical to yours, with the two coloured wifi squares etc.

I'll be trying to hack in my old DG824 WEP only router this weekend so as long as that works (and for "normal" purposes) then that will be good enough :)

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