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Windows 7: Help evaluating two Wireless Adapters

12 Oct 2014   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Help evaluating two Wireless Adapters

Oh, I hope I am in the right place.

I need to be educated on this subject.

I signed up for a new service with my ISP. No matter what they call it, it is AT&T's Uverse. They supply the gateway for $6.50 a month and I can spit farther than the gateway can reach.

So I have taken a look at a couple of Wireless Adapters and the results are the same for ping, download speed and up load speed although there is a considerable difference in price.

Now to my question --although I am not familiar with the terms but there is a difference in the percentage that the adapter gives to the signal. The more costly one receives at 90% and the lower cost one is 74%.

Is that good enough to be worth $15 more? Are those percentage numbers really that important?

Thanks for reading this.


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13 Oct 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Jadin I don't know about the stuff you get in the US but out here there are just choices of plans etc and a lot of folks like myself go with the national carrier Telstra for broadband because mainly they give the best coverage (government owned so obviously) and one just pays for either the copper or a wifi adaptor - prepaid. In any case still quite expensive as they have the infrastructure.
Now I did some looking and found this
Broadband Availability Maps
it might help you track down something and this California Internet Service Providers - Compare Broadband Speeds | Speedtest.net again just a guide and I suppose a lot depends on your budget of course.
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13 Oct 2014   #3
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello Jadin I don't know about the stuff you get in the US but out here there are just choices of plans etc and a lot of folks like myself go with the national carrier Telstra for broadband because mainly they give the best coverage (government owned so obviously) and one just pays for either the copper or a wifi adaptor - prepaid. In any case still quite expensive as they have the infrastructure.
Now I did some looking and found this
Broadband Availability Maps
it might help you track down something and this California Internet Service Providers - Compare Broadband Speeds | Speedtest.net again just a guide and I suppose a lot depends on your budget of course.
Thanks ICit2lol

I'm locked into this plan for a year and can't get out of it so I have to find hardware that does a better job of picking up the signal from the modem/router.

I'll check your links and I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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14 Oct 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs it is hard to find a decent pick hardware and out here I just use the Telstra wifi modems mind you most of what I can get is 3G and the 4G device I bought drops back to 3G in a lot of areas because the broadband service out is really quite woeful if you don't live in one of the bigger towns or cities.
The previous government were rolling out optical but it was scotched by the incoming mob
I had a look for adaptors in the US and came up with a few including this Networking USB Wi-Fi Adapters and Dongles | eBay
https://goodspeed.io/?gclid=CjwKEAjw...RvyRoCVUbw_wcB < this one is what my own looks like it doesn't need any connections between the machine except for what I do which is just to keep the battery topped up.
Mine has more than enough range for it to be somewhere else in the house it is just making sure the battery doesn't go flat and leave you dead in the water.
I pay $200 for 1 year and / or 12GB data whichever comes first see this
https://www.telstra.com.au/online-sh...wifi-4g-e5372t but I don't know if this is what you are after??
Personally I prefer the adaptor separate form the machine as opposed to a dongle which clutters a USB port.
John
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14 Oct 2014   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

John, this is crazy. I have made two posts and I don't see them.

Let's see what happens.
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14 Oct 2014   #6
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Very strange.

I typed one really long post and it has vanished.

Type another shorter one and it is nowhere to be found.

It's got to be my fault but I don't know what I did wrong.

Thank you for all the information. It is really appreciated.

Nice meeting you too.

Joe
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14 Oct 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Actually Joe I do that sometimes and I do that with posts on the forum and sometimes with emails where the message goes is anyone's guess.

Well at least I hope it has given you a few options because away from home it is the only option I have. I am not real overly keen on using them as my Kaspersky keeps telling me the connection is not secure, but I am banking on the security picking up the rubbish and malware as I browse. I have been trying to figure out how to set the security - all the WPA stuff Wi-Fi Protected Access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as I have my land line modem set up with the WPA-PSK security and it is a long time ago I did it so have got to start from scratch

Yep well it is nice meeting you and having a name different to the forum one as I have seen your posts before but not just lately.
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