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Windows 7: What WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter buy ?

20 Aug 2015   #1
Crosslink

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What WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter buy ?

I'm planning to buy a WiFi 5Ghz USB adapter, but I don't know which one is truly plug and play.

Edit: By truly plug-and-play, I mean using the adapter without a driver taken from a website (and manually download it) or from a CD.

The target system is Windows 7, whatever version it can be.

Do anyone know if such WiFi adapters exists ?


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20 Aug 2015   #2
strollin

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

Pretty much any adapter you buy will work with Win 7. See these: Amazon.com: 5ghz usb wifi
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20 Aug 2015   #3
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I plan to buy from there but I can't know if those adapters are trully plug-and-play with Windows 7.

By trully plug-and-play I mean without installing any drivers from a CD or downloading them from a website.

The problem is, the page products says nothing about that.
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20 Aug 2015   #4
strollin

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

Pretty much all of them will automatically install drivers for Win 7 from the internet. It's not clear to me if your issue is that you don't want them to need to download a driver at all or that you don't want to have to go to a website and manually download a driver.
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20 Aug 2015   #5
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I see. So I don't want them to download a driver from the internet with an OEM proprietary tool, but also not want to go to a website and manually download a driver.

In other words, the only case from the internet that can be ok is from Windows Update, but I prefer not.

For the example, 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).
I'm searching the same thing but unfortunately, it's not a USB adapter.
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21 Aug 2015   #6
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

@strollin: Is it more accurate ? ^^"
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24 Aug 2015   #7
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Bump
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24 Aug 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Um...what is your aversion to installing a driver from a CD or downloading a driver?
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24 Aug 2015   #9
Crosslink

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The problem is I don't have admin rights on the laptops I'm using.

Since my company's starting to switch their "old" hotspots to 5Ghz WiFi, I sometimes really can't work at all.
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24 Aug 2015   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

In that case, wouldn't it be the company's obligation and responsibility to update the laptops?
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