Ralink RT73 802.11b/g 54M USB Wireless Adapter - £6.50 @ DealExtreme
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Ralink RT73 802.11b/g 54M USB Wireless Adapter - £6.50 @ DealExtreme

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Found 19th May 2009Made hot 1st Sep 2009
- Ralink RT73 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

NOT just a standard USB wireless adapter.

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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Original Poster

Ta, link fixed now. There's another that's 30p cheaper, but it doesn't look as nice.

edit: here's the slightly cheaper but uglier one.

dealextreme.com/det…682

Excellent price. Probably just as good as £30 netgear and belkin equivalents! Good find.

Can you plug these into a wii in order to use the net functionality on it?

Original Poster

The wii already has wi-fi built in.

@ OP - Great price and timing! Heat added.

WG47;5255952

Ta, link fixed now. There's another that's 30p cheaper, but it doesn't … Ta, link fixed now. There's another that's 30p cheaper, but it doesn't look as nice. :)edit: here's the slightly cheaper but uglier one.http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22682



I don't mind the ugly one..... Rep added!

I use one of these on an older Mac without an airport card via a third part driver - just google 'ralink drivers' and choose the appropriate driver for the chipset your adapter uses.
Never let me down.

Hot Deal providing it is capable of the extra features, which I'm sure it is. Reading forum after forum, for what was compatible for the advanced features done my head in. Glad to see its more easily available.

does it work with Vista/Windows 7 ?

good price - heat added


just if anyone is interested - ebuyer were doing a N series USB adaptor for £12 ish - manufacturer tenega or something. Worked fine for me on ubuntu 9.04

cheers looks good

Looks good. Is there any duty or taxes to be paid?

Thanks

"secure auditing"

Ie. it can be used in conjunction with certain software to crack wep/wpa passwords. Naughty.

"secure auditing" = monitor mode

There are many many chipsets out there which can be enabled.
Still quite a good price tho....

Shima

Excellent manufacturer. RALINK are very "open" unlike Broadcom who I despise.
This will probably work with OpenBSD and all open source OSes.

Thumbs up.

Hi peops...

can you tell me if this would work for my xbox 360 instead of buying the ludicrously expensive 360 wireless adapter????

Any other recommendations appreciated!

oh and BTW ive been lurking here for over a year and just want to say thanks alot to you guys!
Im sure this and MSE have just encouraged me to spend more money on stuff i dont need...lol

Anyone know if I can use this with my Canon MP610 printer to make it wireless?

Good timing this post as i have just received 3 of these from deal extreme this morning.

Work just as effective as the over priced netgear etc. Downside is delivery. taken 3 weeks to arrive! but worth the wait

Voted Cold

You can (at the time of posting) get the same sort of thing on eBay from a UK seller (so no waiting arround for deliveries from HK) for just £5.85, search item 280329050593

good point from sonofaah - anyone know if this works well with the XBOX 360? Their own USB Wireless solution is almost £50! Major rip-off!

My mum needed a new wireless adaptor so I've ordered, thanks.
Hopefully I can trust her to not be getting up to any "packet sniffing" (not after last time)

playaz;6180828

good point from sonofaah - anyone know if this works well with the XBOX … good point from sonofaah - anyone know if this works well with the XBOX 360? Their own USB Wireless solution is almost £50! Major rip-off!



No it doesn't work at all because the Xbox 360 only has built in drivers for the official one.

Use a homeplug set if you really want to save £5ish.

playaz;6180828

good point from sonofaah - anyone know if this works well with the XBOX … good point from sonofaah - anyone know if this works well with the XBOX 360? Their own USB Wireless solution is almost £50! Major rip-off!



You'd be better with something like this, which can be powered from 2 of the 360's usb ports or the mains, and can also make other consoles with an ethernet port wireless (xbox orig. , ps2...)

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