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Windows 7: What WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter buy ?

24 Aug 2015   #11
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yup,

I asked them but they told me they are waiting laptops that comes with DDR4 ("much longer support since it's the beginning of").

Since I'm aware that they have to make their own "production tests", I will surely have to wait at least a year from now...


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24 Aug 2015   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Dang! How hard would be for them to install a driver for you? And how much would the cost of providing adapters and installing the drivers cost compare to lost productivity? They are going to be waiting a while for DDR4 to come to laptops and most desktop machines. Right now, only the expensive X99 MOBOs use DDR4.
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25 Aug 2015   #13
Crosslink

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Not that hard as you said. But their logic is about not buying something that will only last a year and then go garbage.

Plus, the cheapest WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter is around 24$ . Since we are 2000 people in the same building at least, that would cost much more than the 6$ difference between DDR4 and DDR3 (4GB value, single stick).
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25 Aug 2015   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crosslink View Post
Not that hard as you said. But their logic is about not buying something that will only last a year and then go garbage.

Plus, the cheapest WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter is around 24$ . Since we are 2000 people in the same building at least, that would cost much more than the 6$ difference between DDR4 and DDR3 (4GB value, single stick).
You have to just love corporate logic (said Jeannie sarcastically). In the meantime, it's costing them more in reduced productivity.
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26 Aug 2015   #15
Crosslink

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
You have to just love corporate logic (said Jeannie sarcastically). In the meantime, it's costing them more in reduced productivity.
"Deal with it they said..." is so much appropriate here...

By the way, no sign of such WiFi 5Ghz USB adapters ? Or do my starter post is not accurate enough ?
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31 Aug 2015   #16
Crosslink

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Bump ?
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31 Aug 2015   #17
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I don't think you're going to get an answer for this. Maybe try contacting MS and ask what wifi adapters have drivers built-in to Windows?

Quote:
the only truest plug-and-play WiFi adapter known to me is the Intel WifiLink 5100 (no OEM Tool/manual internet download, no CD and no Windows Update).
If you know this one will work, why don't you buy it?
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31 Aug 2015   #18
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I can't since it's the Intel WifiLink 5100 is a mPCIE adapter, what I want is an USB one but Intel doesn't make such adapters. Plus I can't disassemble my company's laptop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I don't think you're going to get an answer for this. Maybe try contacting MS and ask what wifi adapters have drivers built-in to Windows?
Sounds like a plan, do you know where I can directly contact the exact MS team for that ?
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