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Windows 7: Help with a wireless network?

26 Dec 2010   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

This one would probably get you connected the quickest & the cheapest. - Rosewill RNX-EasyN1 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless-N 4.0 Dongle (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) WPS PIN, PBC (Hardware WPS Button) QoS-WMM

I have tested this one on Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, & Windows 7 with no problems If the New computer has a USB port on the back, I would use that port.

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26 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7


I asked my stepdad how many feet it was between computers and he says it's about 50 feet with a couple of walls in between the signal. I don't know if that matters/will break up the wireless signal, but if so, will the Rosewill be able to handle that? I just am covering my bases, and with the price of that, I didn't know if more expensive was necessarily better or not?

I will talk to my parents and see about ordering that. I want to try and go wireless and see if that works, and if it doesn't, I'll see about running an outside ethernet cable.

If I get it and have issues with it, should I come back here for a follow-up?

Thanks! You've been a major help!
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26 Dec 2010   #13

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

50ft for the Rosewell should be fine. My problem with wireless was metal framing in the walls of my house. Most houses have wood framing in the walls. Good luck & post us your updates Glad I could help.
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16 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7
Okay, update-

Took me a little extra longer cuz we had to wait to buy the Rosewill adapter, but everything's set up.

Now: running the 7500 model of Westell router in the kitchen, I get none-to-one bars (flicking back and forth from no connection to limited) in my room.

I'd say it was the rosewill adapter, but my Kindle device only shows 1 bar as well, so I'm guessing that this router isn't powerful enough to reach my room. Which sucks.



1) do routers come in different 'lengths' (ie; if this router doesn't reach my room, is there another router with a bigger wavelength that can? I couldn't stay connected long enough to even activate my McAfee security, yet my neighbors that live a couple houses down, I get two bars on their connection.

2) can a 'longer/bigger range' router be purchased to make the connection reach in my room?

If not, what are my options?

Now, if so, we've got a couple of giftcards to home depot that are just sitting around and are basically the only money we've got to spend at the moment.

Electrical - Home Automation & Security - Home Automation - Modems & Routers - Routers at The Home Depot

Would any of these work?

Again, thanks for your patience
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