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Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti USB 2.0 Adapter WLI-U2-G300N £11.70 delivered, or £15.69 with next working day delivery @ CBC Computers
Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti USB 2.0 Adapter WLI-U2-G300N £11.70 delivered, or £15.69 with next working day delivery @ CBC Computers

Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti USB 2.0 Adapter WLI-U2-G300N £11.70 delivered, or £15.69 with next working day delivery @ CBC Computers

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Plenty of places have this little 802.11n USB adapter in stock for around a tenner, but most are charging ridiculous shipping of £5-10 for 5-7 day delivery. CBC aren't the cheapest for the product itself, but seem to be by far the cheapest for delivery.

Unlike most of the USB adapters, this one has multiple external antennae so should be capable of picking up a good signal and maintaining decent throughput, but at just over a tenner I'm not complaining.

My old PCI card didn't want to work with Windows 7 so I'm needing one quick and they only charge £6.95 for next working day delivery - £15.69 delivered - about the same as Oyyy, Kikatek etc. were charging for super saver delivery.

Compatible with 802.11b/g networks too


Buffalo's blurb:
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- Buffalo Nfiniti Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter is designed to stream High-Definition (HD) video, voice and music.
- This wireless USB adapter is a high performance USB solution with a built-in antenna for maximum performance and range. It offers a simple way to connect a Windows® Notebook or PC to a wireless network.
- Just plug it into an available USB port.
- There's no need for tools or opening up your computer. Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti USB 2.0 Adapter offers high-speed wireless connectivity through an available USB port on your Windows desktop or notebook.
- With faster wireless data rates and more coverage than legacy 802.11 products, Buffalo Nfiniti Wireless solutions provide sufficient bandwidth, range and reliability to deliver multimedia files to any room in your room.

55 Comments

so doesn't this pick up a better signal than bog standard ones?

Original Poster

sashicee;6972459

so doesn't this pick up a better signal than bog standard ones?



It should do...in theory. Most USB devices simply hang out of the back of the machine, and only a few seem to come with an extension and stand to allow them to be placed where the signal is best - a few cm can make all the difference sometimes, especially vertically. This has an extension and also seems to employ MIMO (multi-in, multi-out - more than one antenna) technology which should increase signal robustness in areas where a single antenna might have 'blind spots'.

My requirements aren't too strenuous however, the router is only about 4m away through a partition wall.

My thinking on USB wireless adapters is they are probably not going to be as good as a PCI card as they will likely consume more CPU resource, but compared to the £30-40 that a branded wireless-n PCI card costs, I'm prepared to take the hit in cycles.

Anything that allows me to dump the crappy Netgear WG311v2 that has had issues with every PC I've tried it in has to be a good thing though.

Is it likely to be any good with a PS3 ?

Banned

says £11.70 when checking out with Google, what am I doing wrong?

juux;6972609

It should do...in theory. Most USB devices simply hang out of the back … It should do...in theory. Most USB devices simply hang out of the back of the machine, and only a few seem to come with an extension and stand to allow them to be placed where the signal is best - a few cm can make all the difference sometimes, [SIZE=3]especially vertically[/SIZE]. This has an extension and also seems to employ MIMO (multi-in, multi-out - more than one antenna) technology which should increase signal robustness in areas where a single antenna might have 'blind spots'.



Im such a child. :oops: Lol'ed long and hard at that. Cheers.:thumbsup:

excellent deal thanks, heat added

Original Poster

lumoruk;6972983

says £11.70 when checking out with Google, what am I doing wrong?



Sorry, £11.70 is the correct price. I worked back from the next day price, but arithmetic was never my strong point

Does it support Windows7?

[SIZE=2][FONT=Myriad-Roman][SIZE=2][FONT=Myriad-Roman]OS Support Windows® … [SIZE=2][FONT=Myriad-Roman][SIZE=2][FONT=Myriad-Roman]OS Support Windows® XP, Windows® 2000[/FONT][/SIZE]http://www.buffalotech.com/files/products/wli-u2-g300n_DS.pdf[/FONT][/SIZE]



It may do as it has VISTA Drivers.

Taken from downloaded CD
buffalotech.com/sup…zip
WLI-U2-G300N
(Windows2000)
U2G300N3.sys 1.0.4.8
(WindowsXP)
U2G300N5.sys 1.0.4.8
(WindowsVista)
U2G300NB.sys 1.0.1.2

Original Poster

BritBrat;6973644

Does it support Windows7?



It better, that's why I'm getting one! Seriously, Microsoft reckon so anyway:

microsoft.com/win…bit

OK, I went for one @ £11.70

Thanks.

Netgear WG311v2 - I got one of those

looks like it will run with Windows 7 64 bit if you use Ralink drivers available at ]http//ww…s=1, choose USB (RT2870 /RT2770 /RT307X /RT2070 /RT3572) and apparently it will work fine.

UPDATE: I got a conflicting message from Buffalo tech support -

None of our adapters are 64-bit compatible.

Thank you,

Josh
Buffalo Technical Support

Superb find. H&R added

Bizarre website

The "How did you hear about us" field has a couple of search engines and three football teams???

Lakeside;6975175

Bizarre websiteThe "How did you hear about us" field has a couple of … Bizarre websiteThe "How did you hear about us" field has a couple of search engines and three football teams???



Yeah, I noticed that and not 100% sure it is safe but I went for it anyway.

I did a whois lookup:

cbccomputers.com92.48.102.63CBC Computer Systems LtdCBC Computer Systems … cbccomputers.com92.48.102.63CBC Computer Systems LtdCBC Computer Systems Ltd ()Fax:Redwood HouseSheffield, SOUTH YORKS S1 2BSGBCBC Computer Systems LtdCBC Computer Systems Ltd ([EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL])+44.08452305066Fax:Redwood HouseSheffield, SOUTH YORKSHIRE S1 2BSGBCBC Computer Systems LtdG Firth ([EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL])+44.08452305066Fax: +44.08452305077Redwood House68 Brown StreetSheffield, South Yorkshire S12BSGBCreated: 26 Apr 1999 18:17:11Expires: 26 Apr 2010 18:15:00Source: whois.enom.com

I have this and its been great for the past 18 months

sashicee;6972459

so doesn't this pick up a better signal than bog standard ones?



Wireless N has a greater range and is faster too. Wireless G goes up to 54mb/s. Wireless N goes up to 150mb/s I believe.

can anyone confirm this works on windows 7 64bit? tested?

Heat and rep. Been after -n usb adapter for awhile, this is perfect.

Researched the website, seems cosher enough, HDUK feedback linked to their twitter site.

Will this work over a G protocal network and provide a performance boost for that? Probably not but I thought I'd ask just incase.

Does this work over 5GHz as well as 2.4?

Good find, but the cost of carriage for me on its own is...........wait for it.............Over £28 (NI)

Woeful, makes me feel valued :-(

Would this work to the BT Wireless Hub? I see it supports b/g/n....
Thanx

Gazza68;6989224

Would this work to the BT Wireless Hub? I see it supports b/g/n....Thanx



by that if u mean . can you use this to connect your computer to the bt hub via wireless then YES.

I have a Bt HomeHub V2. Is this capable of Wireless N? I'm thinking about building a Home Server and adding this adapter to talk to my Homehub and stream D media to my PC.

Possible......?

Just ordered. Top deal.

Nice find.

Possibly a bit cheaper at Tech Depot @ £10.73 delivered if I have the right product.

Oops - take it all back as VAT added at end! Just ordering one from original post

Cheers

Mark

Banned

Thanx

Looks like a Western-style bar stool after a brawl

I am looking for several pci wireless 'n' cards for pc and my new router when I order it cant find a single card that so far supports windows 7 64bit as yet

monkey butler;6989492

I have a Bt HomeHub V2. Is this capable of Wireless N? I'm thinking about … I have a Bt HomeHub V2. Is this capable of Wireless N? I'm thinking about building a Home Server and adding this adapter to talk to my Homehub and stream D media to my PC.Possible......?



I do not know about the BT home hub but I have just built a WHS and was thinking of using this device to share over lan.

Yes you can stream from the Windows Home Server but I think they like to use Windows Media Player.

OT:

WHS PP3 came out today.

Original Poster

Mine arrived today, very nice bit of kit.

Installation on Windows 7 32-bit was fast and lightweight - no forcing of a huge "management suite" just to get the driver installed - and the thing is now picking up more signal than the old Netgear PCI ever did.

Best thing I've bought in ages

Edit I'm just using the XP/Vista driver on the supplied CD as the files on the UK & US Buffalo sites were no newer.

Original Poster

mcmonkeyplc;6988708

Will this work over a G protocal network and provide a performance boost … Will this work over a G protocal network and provide a performance boost for that? Probably not but I thought I'd ask just incase.

Yes, and maybe. With more than one antenna it might eke out a bit more signal from your existing router setup, depending on what the Buffalo is replacing.

That's certainly the experience here, the signal bars hovered around 50-70% with my old b/g PCI card, now it's solid on 100% and claiming 48mbps through the Windows connection utility. Happy days.

Hi,

Just ordered 1 - thanks to the original poster - no doubt we will get some one asking if " this can be used on an xbox 360 "

ordered to replace the useless piece of junk that is the netgear wg111
cheers op ;-)

Thanks for share. Ordered one too.

p;)

shrek;6990812

I am looking for several pci wireless 'n' cards for pc and my new router … I am looking for several pci wireless 'n' cards for pc and my new router when I order it cant find a single card that so far supports windows 7 64bit as yet



I have an Edimax EW-7728In pci card which works fine with my Win7Pro 64 bit if that helps.

juux;6991557

Mine arrived today, very nice bit of kit.



Mine is on way and I used the cheaper delivery.
May use this company again after my initial fears.

dwl99;6995276

I have an Edimax EW-7728In pci card which works fine with my Win7Pro 64 … I have an Edimax EW-7728In pci card which works fine with my Win7Pro 64 bit if that helps.



edimax are junk i have 3 sitting here............................ bin material

foxyuk;6997190

edimax are junk i have 3 sitting here............................ bin … edimax are junk i have 3 sitting here............................ bin material



mine works fine - it has a standard Ralink chipset which is shared by many other manufacturers including Buffalo.

just wondering if anyone has tested this to work with windows 7 64bit? thanks
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