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Interface: USB 2.0
Transfer speed: 150 Mbps
Supports: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 4.0)
Operating frequency: 2.4 GHz
Supports: WEP/WPA/WPA2 wireless security
Supports: WPS for easy wireless security
Supports: Auto fall back
Chipset: Ralink RT3070
Supports: Windows XP and Vista
12 year Warranty Available (following registration)

I was looking for a wireless dongle for my TalkTalk setup (currently have a desktop and now bought a netbook). I've got an Echolife HG520s Broadband Router (Broadband speed up to 16 MB) so wondering if this will do. Unfortunately the reviews for this (all two of them; one good, and one bad, to be precise) don't look too promising!
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#3


i went for the edimax at the weekend, should be arriving today. I've got some edimax desktop cards which are by far better than more expensive names.
#4
if anyone bought this last time when it was 8.99 any comments from people how it was?

thanks
#5
I've just discovered that the Sweex router I ordered from Play.com has been [COLOR="Red"]cancelled[/COLOR] by them. Hope this one doesn't meet the same fate
#6
Edimax are brilliant, I just bought a PCI triple aerial 300mb/s edimax card yesturday for £26 @ Scan.
#7
spot on, been after a N adapter to go with my Virgin N router. I will let you know if its any good.
#8
excellent price - heat.

Might get one for an old iBook G3.
#9
Where were you yesterday...I was looking for one of these!!
Cheers anyway lol
#10
Hi All, I bought one of these the last time round to replace a Belkin one (which kept taking an age to detect my wireless, lots of reboots etc). It has been great. Recognised by vista as soon as it was plugged in. Don't bother with the install CD. If I remember correctly had some free software (trials) it wanted to install.
Cant go wrong especially at this price.
ps using it on 802.11g so cannot comment on 802.11n performance.
#11
i got this at £8.99 and have had no problems on XP or Vista. However it doesn't work with Linux. Well....... the most complex linux instructions i've ever seen say it might (and its only might) work, but i am unfortuantely not a rocket scientist. If i remember correctly they also wanted you to download something - quite how that is possible when you are trying to get a wireless dongle to work i am not sure)

despite that minor grumble its well worth a £5
#12
Thanks - ordered one before at the higher price and it works fine - just ordered another two at this price for the family.
#13
This seems cheap for a wireless adapter alone, regardless of what router you have!

Damn you HUKD! Tempting me yet again...
#14
Anyone know if this works with backtrack?
#15
Damn it i'm going to have to block myself from HUKD i'm buying too much stuff :oops: heat added.
#16
I got one of these last time, and it is a great little device - I run Windows 7 64bit and a draft N router, I used this for about 2-3 weeks before I installed gigabit cable in the room.

The device worked great - huge improvement over regular wireless if you have a draft N device

(should note, that I used it whilst I was decorating, before I laid cable, which was always my intention - I didn't lay cable because of poor performance!)
#17
Will this work with Iomega ScreenPlay Pro HD 500GB?
#18
does it work well with Sky?
#19
Dony know much or anything about these......Can anyone tell me if this will suit my Sony TV to connect to net via modem router?? Also will it connect Limit Bluray player to net same way???
Thanks in advance. G:?
#20
Thanks alot for that, am putting it on hold for now but will plan on making my order soon though.
#21
Bought one of these a while back at the higher price and it's a very good piece of kit. Currently using it on an XP box but initially tried it out on a very old Win2K laptop (p600)...no problems on either, very easy to install and use.
#22
Picked up one of these and they work a treat!
banned#23
red_one
does it work well with Sky?


Sky don't offer N routers so it will work but at a G speed
#24
bought this at 8.99 and it's left in the drawer at the moment. I have a belkin N router but didn't have N wireless on my laptop, so plugged this in and the speed increased by about 10% max and no extra distance. Was pretty disappointed.
#25
Just ordered as I'm forever having problems with my Belkin adapter... no harm in trying this for the sake of a fiver! Thanks... heat added.

Marc
#26
just to add to the belkin complains, all my belkin cards have went AR$E up too. Currently replacing them all. At the time they were £50 a piece too!
#27
TehSheep
Anyone know if this works with backtrack?


+1

I've heard some of the edimax adaptors do, and also support packet injection.

EDIT: Just checked and the edimax one is supported http://forums.freebsd.org/archive/index.php/t-7562.html
#28
Thank you very much, i have just installed my new wireless N router sent from virgin and thought i'd buy a N dongle, low and behold its on front page of HUKD, was going to get one of the bay from hong kong but this seems a better purchase even if the play rating is not great.

HR
#29
£9.99 now !!!!!! :x
#30
I've the older model and it seems to struggle with Win 7 now I've upgraded - maybe a driver issue though. Still works but sometimec cuts out or doesn't always find a signed automatically when I boot up.
#31
Back to £5.00 now! Weird..i was seeing £9.99 just now..
#32
Back to £9.99 again... :(
#33
great price... shame I missed it... thats two items in the last hour I would hav bought LOL...
#34
quick wifi question...

i understand to get the speed of N u need both an N router and N dongle/pci etc.
but if using an N router and a G dongle/pci will the strength/range of signal still improve and vice versa, using a G router and N dongle/pci?

cheers.
#35
damn missed it... needed one!
#36
Had to go away from the computer (and wanted to hear people's experiences of this one) and missed it myself!! Argh.
#37
horror36
quick wifi question...

i understand to get the speed of N u need both an N router and N dongle/pci etc.
but if using an N router and a G dongle/pci will the strength/range of signal still improve and vice versa, using a G router and N dongle/pci?

cheers.


in short, yes. You won't get N speeds but should get the full 54mb of the G. Thats how it works on my network anyway.
#38
sod it orded it for 9.99 as i needed one
#39
justinw
I ditched my sky router and put my own N+ Linksys instead using the sky router id hack. The N adapter works a treat on my old laptop - thanks:thumbsup:


Have you noticed any improvements?

The reason I ask is that Sky only offer up to 20mb but your G router could handle more than 20mb. I'm on Sky and I've been disuaded from getting Wireless N because it apparently won't make much difference?
#40
Infinite Element
Have you noticed any improvements?

The reason I ask is that Sky only offer up to 20mb but your G router could handle more than 20mb. I'm on Sky and I've been disuaded from getting Wireless N because it apparently won't make much difference?


Put a wall between your PC and your router and you won't get anywhere near 20Mbps with a G router. In fact I doubt you could achieve 20Mbps real speed even if you were right next to the router. Go for Wireless N router and wireless cards on your PCs/laptops - it makes a big difference to range and speed.

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