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Windows 7: Which wireless usb adapter should i buy?

20 Sep 2010   #1
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Which wireless usb adapter should i buy?

Hello I curintly have an actiontec gateway gt704wg wirless modem that's supplying internet to my e machines desktop windows 7 home premium through an ethernet cable. I will be having a second desktop in a different room & was told that using a wireless adapter, would be better than running ethernet cables across the home... the desktop I will be using the wireless adapter on is windows xp machine and possibly on a windows 7 home premium laptop.

so wich wireless usb adapter would be best for me, for what I have...
I checked out action tech's website and got confused since im new to it, feedback would be great Thanks


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20 Sep 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Netgear, Asus, Linksys and D-Link are all good. Check Newegg.com for pricing.

**EDIT**

Oops, you didn't mention your wireless router.

Buy a Linksys Wireless Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-190-_-Product

and Linksys Usb adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-183-_-Product
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20 Sep 2010   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I have this one for an old laptop

F5D8053 Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter

I use it for 2000 on a laptop as I said, its very good at connecting, keeping good range and delivering decent speeds. Check if it has X64 drivers.

Hope this helps you decide
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20 Sep 2010   #4
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The gateway gt*** is a modem/router... btw what did you mean to check if it had 64 drivers...
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21 Sep 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you can, try to find an adapter made by the same manufacturer as your router.

there should be less chance of compatibility issues, and also more chance of successful support if things do go wrong - company A can't blame company B...
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26 Sep 2010   #6
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

i went to action techs website and have no idea what to get... the modem/router that i have is the action tech gateway gt704wg i ran into bestbuy site and they had one for 30bucks and wallmart site had one for 34 bucks but i really dont know what to get...coan someone help thanks
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26 Sep 2010   #7
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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27 Sep 2010   #8
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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27 Sep 2010   #9
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

i think this is a good deal what do you guys think... will it work with my modem/router and with an win xp /win 7 laptop...thanks Walmart.com: Actiontec Electronics Wireless N 150Mbps USB Adapter: Computers
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28 Sep 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, that should work.
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