Edimax EW-7711UTN WiFi nLite Mini-Size Wireless N USB Adapter - £10.99 Delivered + Quidco @ Play.Com
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Edimax EW-7711UTN WiFi nLite Mini-Size Wireless N USB Adapter - £10.99 Delivered + Quidco @ Play.Com

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Edimax EW-7711UTN WiFi nLite Mini-Size Wireless N USB Adapter - £10.99 Delivered + Quidco @ Play.Com

Bargain for a wireless n adaptor / dongle!

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Shame its only 150mbps instead of 300mbps.

Sorry for the ignorance - but will this be faster than a 802.11g adapter?

Just got BT Broadband and have been looking for a reasonably priced N adapter for the PC.

Any help/advice appreciated!

BillyShocker;6269093

Sorry for the ignorance - but will this be faster than a 802.11g … Sorry for the ignorance - but will this be faster than a 802.11g adapter?Just got BT Broadband and have been looking for a reasonably priced N adapter for the PC.Any help/advice appreciated!



I recently got a NETGEAR WN111 RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N adapter and found it to be very fast and rock solid with the black n bt homehub. Previous belkin one I had took ages to get connected then was very slow.

BillyShocker;6269093

Sorry for the ignorance - but will this be faster than a 802.11g … Sorry for the ignorance - but will this be faster than a 802.11g adapter?Just got BT Broadband and have been looking for a reasonably priced N adapter for the PC.Any help/advice appreciated!



If you have an n router (i think the homehub 2.0 is) then it will speed up the connection to the router and other things connected to it, but wont speed up the internet.

Yeah, you won't notice speed differences with your internet unless your current adaptor gives you connection troubles/cuts/slowness. If all is fine with what you have, then you'll not notice a difference with this. This is for a wireless home network where you may need to transfer files around at speeds much much much higher than what is currently possible with an internet connection.

I'd say wait until you need it before upgrading to wireless-N. It's only going to get cheaper, with products getting better.

deathtrap3000;6268337

Shame its only 150mbps instead of 300mbps.


you will never get more then 150mbps speed, infact, i got a wireless n lappy, max i get is 135mbps...:thumbsup:

I'm going to get BT Broadband, and I assume it will be the new BT wireless router (does anyone know?)

Anyway, I have an older laptop without the wireless adapter built in and would like to buy one to go wireless in the house. I only use the laptop to surf the Internet, and won't be transferring/downloading massive files or anything like that.

Can I assume any wireless adapter will do? I know BT sell one for £50 or something silly like that. If I can use other adapters, what do you recommend in terms of usage, value, and reliability?

Hope someone can please help. Thanks!

billy bronco;6271694

you will never get more then 150mbps speed, infact, i got a wireless n … you will never get more then 150mbps speed, infact, i got a wireless n lappy, max i get is 135mbps...:thumbsup:



Cause you've got channel bonding turned off on the router (or it's not supported)

AFAIK, BT Home Hub 2.0 doesn't support Channel Bonding (theoretical max 300mbps - probable 270ish)

Cheers very much indeed for advice above folks. I'll hold off I think, don't have any major home networking requirements. Rep given.

moe922;6271781

I'm going to get BT Broadband, and I assume it will be the new BT … I'm going to get BT Broadband, and I assume it will be the new BT wireless router (does anyone know?)Anyway, I have an older laptop without the wireless adapter built in and would like to buy one to go wireless in the house. I only use the laptop to surf the Internet, and won't be transferring/downloading massive files or anything like that. Can I assume any wireless adapter will do? I know BT sell one for £50 or something silly like that. If I can use other adapters, what do you recommend in terms of usage, value, and reliability?Hope someone can please help. Thanks!



Yeah, I got BT broadband about a month ago and it was the Homehub 2.0 i got. I reckon any wireless adapter will do to a point (I use a very basic 802.11g adapter i got with a cheapy router a couple of years ago) but based on the above it sounds like you want to get something half decent if you need to use home networking.

BillyShocker;6271808

Yeah, I got BT broadband about a month ago and it was the Homehub 2.0 i … Yeah, I got BT broadband about a month ago and it was the Homehub 2.0 i got. I reckon any wireless adapter will do to a point (I use a very basic 802.11g adapter i got with a cheapy router a couple of years ago) but based on the above it sounds like you want to get something half decent if you need to use home networking.



Hmm, no networking for me... so I guess this cheap £10 one will do for my purposes (I hope, unless someone else suggests otherwise?

Thanks.

Sorry to be lazy, but does anyone know if its got vista 64 drivers?

diosamente;6272247

Sorry to be lazy, but does anyone know if its got vista 64 drivers?



Uses the same chipset as the Ralink RT2870 series, so you can use drivers from that if none are provided on a CD/Plug&Play.

Can anyone confirm if this is better than the high gain arial version ? they are both the same price.

adambaz;6271785

Cause you've got channel bonding turned off on the router (or it's not … Cause you've got channel bonding turned off on the router (or it's not supported)AFAIK, BT Home Hub 2.0 doesn't support Channel Bonding (theoretical max 300mbps - probable 270ish)



lol ive got a belkin N1 wireless router...my lappy is equiped with a wireless N wifi card.channel bonding is turned on in the rotuter....max i get is 135mbps....wifi n enabled in router configuration still get 135mbps....

billy bronco;6274217

lol ive got a belkin N1 wireless router...my lappy is equiped with a … lol ive got a belkin N1 wireless router...my lappy is equiped with a wireless N wifi card.channel bonding is turned on in the rotuter....max i get is 135mbps....wifi n enabled in router configuration still get 135mbps....



Then your wireless n card isnt configured properly or it doesnt support it.

I received one this morning and used the supplied CD and the result was rubbish. After uninstalling and reloading twice, the results were the same. Eventually I followed the advice above, went to the railink site and downloaded their driver exe file and loaded the driver only option. Hey presto, the result was brilliant and the tiny adapter is doing everything I hoped it might at very good speeds.
My advice - don't even try to use the supplied CD.

Let me get this straight. I have a Sky router (802.11 b/g) which is linked to my PC directly via ethernet. My laptop is wirelessly connected to the sky router.

Would this adapter allow me to connect my PC wirelessly to the Sky router by just plugging it into a USB socket?

Vegeta;6275762

Let me get this straight. I have a Sky router (802.11 b/g) which is … Let me get this straight. I have a Sky router (802.11 b/g) which is linked to my PC directly via ethernet. My laptop is wirelessly connected to the sky router.Would this adapter allow me to connect my PC wirelessly to the Sky router by just plugging it into a USB socket?



Yep.

deathtrap3000;6274234

Then your wireless n card isnt configured properly or it doesnt support … Then your wireless n card isnt configured properly or it doesnt support it.


of couse it does..thats the whole reason i bought the toshiba L300-215., there is no way you can get it to go any faster...if you can m8, ill buy you a drink ;-)....for a few seconds when the laptop is booting up and windows is loading, if i hover over wireless icon on my taskbar..it shows speed as 300mbps, then it drops down to 150mbps...

billy bronco;6276398

of couse it does..thats the whole reason i bought the toshiba L300-215., … of couse it does..thats the whole reason i bought the toshiba L300-215., there is no way you can get it to go any faster...if you can m8, ill buy you a drink ;-)....for a few seconds when the laptop is booting up and windows is loading, if i hover over wireless icon on my taskbar..it shows speed as 300mbps, then it drops down to 150mbps...



Then your getting interference. If its capable of getting 300mbps then it can do 300mbps.

Ive got a card here thats connected at 270mbps atm.

this is all pre-n right anyway???

wireless n standard just got setlled today didnt it? or yesterday?

as a result i think that all so called "n" stuff currently out there has limited inter-compatibility. personally i'd wait till some ratified stuff gets released, then we'll start seeing full speeds.

Bought 2 of these off eBay recently.

They're absolutely useless. The software has seriously messed up the wireless configuration on the computer even though I've uninstalled everything it put on.

I bought them for my housemates, they were getting 'Very Low' signals with 2 bars in the windows wireless manager. When I tried with my own dongle, which cost about £14 they had full signal with 5 bars.

Steer well clear.

So these WIFI N dongles are backward comaptible with B/G networks? If so then why the bloody hell dont play.com actually say its compatible with 802.11g, as the majority of wifi networks and devices in the UK are still G. Anyway i was considering turning my old netgear DG834G router into an access point. But Its more hassle than its worth andd I would have to use up a plug socket which isnt ideal. As currently im having to share my Netgear G USB dongle back and forth between 2 PC s.

thabiz;7430038

So these WIFI N dongles are backward comaptible with B/G networks? If so … So these WIFI N dongles are backward comaptible with B/G networks? If so then why the bloody hell dont play.com actually say its compatible with 802.11g, as the majority of wifi networks and devices in the UK are still G.



This is in the description
"Complies with wireless 802.11b/g standards"
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