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Ultra-Mini Nano USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter - £6.24 Delivered @ Deal Extreme
Ultra-Mini Nano USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter - £6.24 Delivered @ Deal Extreme

Ultra-Mini Nano USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter - £6.24 Delivered @ Deal Extreme

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- Super-small size compact design that fits into your computer's USB port with minimal protrusion making it ideal for use when traveling or in a crowded workspace
- Provides an excellent solution for performing everyday activities such as transferring files, browsing the Internet, and downloading music.
- Complies with wireless 802.11n standards
- Transfer method: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
- Supports 64/128 bit WEP, WPA encryption
- Frequency band: 2.4~2.4835GHz
- Data rate up to 150Mbps
- Effective working distance: 100 meters farthest indoor and 150 meters farthest outdoor (varies due to the environment)
- Support system: Windows Vista/XP/2000/7/MAC/Linux
- Comes with software CD

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when these does not support window 7 it would will always be hard to get the best of it with window 7 for those with vista and XP 2000 MAX its good

Original Poster

If it supports Vista, it will support 7.

It also says in the description that it DOES support Windows 7:

Support system: Windows Vista/XP/2000/7/MAC/Linux

Are these tiny wireless adapters any good?

Edit: Turns out this company is American, so it may take a while to get to the UK.
Edited by: "ahobday" 3rd Feb 2011

ahobday

It also says in the description that it DOES support Windows 7:Support … It also says in the description that it DOES support Windows 7:Support system: Windows Vista/XP/2000/7/MAC/LinuxAre these tiny wireless adapters any good?Edit: Turns out this company is American, so it may take a while to get to the UK.



They're not American, they're Chinese.
Edited by: "turdburglar" 3rd Feb 2011

I've purchased loads of stuff from DX no problems delivery can take 10-15 days one order took 20 days but good value. The customer reviews are usually helpful.
They are Hong Kong based..


Edited by: "frownbreaker" 3rd Feb 2011

Delivery from DX takes a while, but it is free and very reliable.

This is a great price for an 'N' adapter. Voted hot.

I just bought a similar one of these off ebay for £7.50 delivered. They work on windows 7 and not had a problem so far. A big improvment over my old dongle which was'nt windows 7 compatible. I have dealt with DX a few times and they always deliver

I ordered one of these on the 11th of jan
it turned up today

Its a RTL8188CU
Windows 7 Pulled the drivers straight from the net
December 31st 2010 Build

I get 6meg to one AP that's in the bedroom above the living room (going through ceilin)
I get 4meg to the Ap that's in the kitchen (so its going through a wall)
both identical AP's just different locations

Link speed is 150mbit

However you look at it its 2x to 3x the speed of wireless g
aslong as you dont expect a huge range on these

So they work fine just range isnt great
which i wasnt expecting

They stick out exactly the same as logitech nano recievers


Edited by: "Shonk" 4th Feb 2011

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Going on the fact that with most of the bigger ones, most of it is made up of aerial, I doubt very much that this will be any good on anything other than direct line of sight to your router, I stand to be corrected though, as not having tested these particular models. However I have a standard USB size one , and just plugging it into the connections on the back as opposed to the front drops the connection speed significantly enough to notice, so I very much doubt that this will be that great.

Good price though if you are in a new house with paper thin walls, so heat left.

Downstairs we have a router to send the wifi around the house. My laptop has built in wifi. My daughters laptop is a few years old and has to have a card thing slotted in to get the wifi. My son has been given a VERY old laptop, would one of these work?
Sorry if this is a stupid question, im not very computer minded.
xx

Bet there's a nice big antenna in that thing (_;)

Looks about as useful as a chocolate teapot...

Banned

Cold. It doesnt work on Windows XP.

hector1

Cold. It doesnt work on Windows XP.



"Support system: Windows Vista/ XP /2000/7/MAC/Linux"

Voted hot

£7 for a USB Wireless N adaptor, even if it doesn't have awesome range that's still a great price.
Edited by: "Pwild" 4th Feb 2011

hector1

Cold. It doesnt work on Windows XP.


Learn to use a PC?

I have one of these in an old IBM R31 laptop, which only has USB1 support. The adaptor is much lower profile than the old PCMCIA card I had, in my case it isn't visible in the laptop at all. However, it occasionally struggles to pick up a wireless signal, in particular when I am upstairs (with the router downstairs). There are obviously power restraints with USB1 which affect this adaptor.

Also there is interference with the speakers in my laptop - I put this down to the rubbish old chipset in the IBM. In summary, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with a very old laptop, PCMCIA is probably the way to go for you. I haven't tried it in my desktop, but I assume it would work perfectly well.
Edited by: "rannydoscoe" 4th Feb 2011

USB1 and 2 both offer up to 500mA there's no difference the problem you are encountering is due to the tiny nature of the product the aerial is almost non-existant. You do realise a modern laptop has an aerial that runs the entire length of the screen surround ie it's very long which is why they have a decent range on them.

This is never going to have that kind of range to it by it's nature, it'll be ok for being near to the router but as some have found it's not as good as larger ones.
Edited by: "Rich44" 4th Feb 2011

xxfoxy-ladyxx

Downstairs we have a router to send the wifi around the house. My laptop … Downstairs we have a router to send the wifi around the house. My laptop has built in wifi. My daughters laptop is a few years old and has to have a card thing slotted in to get the wifi. My son has been given a VERY old laptop, would one of these work?Sorry if this is a stupid question, im not very computer minded.xx



As long as it's not so old it doesnt have a USB port, and is running at least Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP then yes. Older versions of windows do not support wireless adaptors.

im holding back for ultra-mini-pico

MajorCockUp

im holding back for ultra-mini-pico



The wait for the femto too long?

Got these and they are junk really guys i bought 3 of them to boost my laptop G wireless connection but NO BETTER..Went on ebay.

Save your cash guys.

Hk

A UK alternative : solwise.co.uk/wir…htm £7.22 + delivery I got one for a old laptop without wifi and you forget it's plugged in it's so small.

@hkphooey - hang on.. you bought 3 to "boost" your WiFi connection??! What the heck did you think was going to happen? You can't run wireless in some sort of parallel bonded connection (well not unless the OS and drivers support it) and something that's got an aerial the size of a gnats whiskers isn't ever going to top something with an aerial that goes around the whole screen

CarlMatt

Or here … Or here http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=10217 Cheaper delivery, perhaps I should add my own deal



Looks nice but it is just for windows
The first one you link to does Linux too but it is over £11 delivered.
Edited by: "AberdeenDad" 4th Feb 2011

jamesdew

The wait for the femto too long?



everyoe knows femto wouldnt be compatible with windows 8 respectively 9

jamesdew

As long as it's not so old it doesnt have a USB port, and is running at … As long as it's not so old it doesnt have a USB port, and is running at least Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP then yes. Older versions of windows do not support wireless adaptors.


It came with a card thing that slots in and that gives 2 usb holes to use. Its on windows 1998. Should i give up on it? He only wants it for getting game cheats of the internet.
xx

You can get these for about 5 quid on Ebay I bought 2 of them last month and they are working well

Good price, however due to the size the antenna will be pretty rubbish.

Still hot though.

Funny man I mean bought 3 to make sure at least one would be ok .you not telling me I was silly to expect this to im prove connection compared too wireless g? Give over what do you think they sell them for if not to up your signal strength

hkphooey

Funny man I mean bought 3 to make sure at least one would be ok .you not … Funny man I mean bought 3 to make sure at least one would be ok .you not telling me I was silly to expect this to im prove connection compared too wireless g? Give over what do you think they sell them for if not to up your signal strength



To increase your bandwidth for such things as streaming HD signals, nothing to do with signal strength

stuattravs

To increase your bandwidth for such things as streaming HD signals, … To increase your bandwidth for such things as streaming HD signals, nothing to do with signal strength



Although you will tend to find that wireless N routers will have more aerial space thus improving your signal strength.

xxfoxy-ladyxx

It came with a card thing that slots in and that gives 2 usb holes to … It came with a card thing that slots in and that gives 2 usb holes to use. Its on windows 1998. Should i give up on it? He only wants it for getting game cheats of the internet.xx



Windows 98 does not support wireless. I am not aware of any way to work around this, you could of course install a newer version of windows on it. But if it is so old that it does not even have proper USB ports it might be a bit too old.

Windows 98SE does support wireless. Up until about a year ago, I was using it on an ancient Dell desktop, connecting to a Wanadoo Livebox via an Inventel USB adapter.

Has anyone received it yet? Their website says it was shipped on 3/3/11, now.. a month later, I still don't have the bloody thing!

I was looking at getting

Shonk

Its a RTL8188CUWindows 7 Pulled the drivers straight from the netDecember … Its a RTL8188CUWindows 7 Pulled the drivers straight from the netDecember 31st 2010 Build



I was looking at an Edimax EW-7811Un that is meant to use the same Realtek chip. So got to decide if worth over double the cost of this. If build quality comparison exists.
Edited by: "Arstar" 3rd Apr 2011
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